Strategic Communications and Dissemination

Effective communications can support the success of any research project. Whether developing websites, tools, and publications to document and share findings, or disseminating results and findings to key audiences, communications support helps strengthen the reach and impact of any research investment. NORC partners with clients to understand their specific communications goals and offer custom support to reach them. Through a range of customizable offerings including strategy and branding, public relations, data visualization, event support, publications, and digital development, NORC helps ensure your research results reach the people, communities, decision makers, and others who can benefit from the insights created.

Representative Projects

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Research Comparative Effectiveness Research Public Use Data Pilot Project. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS), in its effort to increase access to Medicare claims data, has contracted with IMPAQ International, NORC, and partners to develop public use files (PUF) to conduct comparative effectiveness research. More

Financing Rural Public Health Activities in Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. NORC Walsh Center for Rural Health Analysis and the Center for Rural Health Practice at the University of Pittsburgh (Bradford, PA) investigated how federal and state funds for chronic disease prevention are applied at the local level.​ More

MACPAC Congressional Reports. NORC has been awarded a contract from The Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission (MACPAC) to assist in the development of MACPAC's annual reports to Congress. MACPAC is a non-partisan commission providing policy analysis to Congress on the Medicaid and Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP). Each year, MACPAC reviews state and federal payment and access policies for Medicaid and CHIP, conducts data analysis, and makes recommendations to Congress for the coming year. NORC has been providing management, technical editing, and formatting support for the annual reports to Congress since the agency's first report in 2011. More

Recidivism in the NLSY97. NORC will create a public-use database from the 1997 cohort of the NLSY data to establish a research agenda to understand the social, economic, and educational factors that influence recidivism rates and successful reentry into society. More

Secure Data Access Facility (SDAF) for the National Science Foundation (NSF). The National Science Foundation awarded a contract to NORC to create a Secure Data Access Facility (SDAF) to house the Survey of Earned Doctorates (SED) and Survey of Doctorate Recipients (SDR) data and metadata and to provide secure remote access and technical support to authorized researchers at the direction of the National Science Foundation (NSF) and Division of Science Resources Statistics (SRS). More

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