A Study of the Working Environments of the Natural Science Departments in the University of Chicago and Northwestern University (Faculty Climate Study).
On behalf of the University of Chicago and Northwestern University, NORC at the University of Chicago is conducting an in-depth qualitative analysis of the working climate within each university's natural sciences departments. More
Medicare Beneficiary Outcomes in Rural and Urban Home Health Agencies.
This study was conducted to determine whether rural and urban home care agencies differ in terms of patient care outcomes, and to ascertain whether there are agency characteristics that are associated with better or worse outcomes. More
Outcome Evaluation of the Minnesota Reading Corps PreK Program.
The limited number of previous evaluations on
volunteer-only tutoring programs has shown variation in their
effectiveness to improve children’s literacy proficiency. In 2014, NORC
at the University of Chicago completed an evaluation of an AmeriCorps
literacy intervention program, the Minnesota Reading Corps, which showed
that volunteer AmeriCorps members can produce significantly greater
increases in preschool student’s emergent literacy skills over a single
school year. More
Roadmap for the Adoption of Health Information Technology in Rural Communities.
The goal of this project was to develop a reference document that would be provided to attendees at the Office of Rural Health Policy's September 2006 conference and widely distributed to other interested parties following the conference. Based on a review of the relevant literature as well as exhaustive review of relevant web sites, this document compiles information designed to help all types of rural health care providers along the road to adoption of health information technology. More
Rural Health Research and Policy Center.
The center was funded through the Rural Health Research Center Program in the Office of Rural Health Policy, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. More