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

Impact of the Elimination of Medicare Bad Debt on Rural Prospective Payment System (PPS) Hospitals. ​NORC completed a rapid response project examining the impact the phase-out of Medicare bad debt reimbursement might have on rural prospective payment system (PPS) hospitals, a proposed component of the President’s 2007 Fiscal Year (FY) budget. More

International Housing Sector Review. Under the sponsorship of the International Housing Coalition (IHC), in 2009 NORC staff authored a paper for wide public dissemination that argues for a very substantial change in U.S. foreign assistance policy. More

Network for a Healthy California 2012 Mass Communications and Social Marketing Formative Research. The main aim of the Network for a Healthy California (Network) 2012 Social Marketing Campaign Formative Research Study is to determine what strategies and messages will be most effective in the next phase of the Network's social marketing campaign. The campaign has used paid advertising, public relations and community outreach to promote healthy eating and physical activity among low-income residents of California with a particular focus on CalFresh (formerly, Food Stamp) recipients and their families These efforts are sponsored by the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).     More

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