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

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

Medicare Payment for Post-Acute Care Transfers. This study helped inform the expansion of Medicare’s post-acute care (PAC) transfer payment policy to additional DRG codes being considered by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services by providing objective analyses that highlight the perspective of rural hospitals.  More

Partnership with Washington State to Create Public Use Data. NORC at the University of Chicago will pilot a study of the feasibility of establishing a technical assistance center with two primary purposes: (a) to greatly expand access to the rapidly growing longitudinal databases on student academic performance now being compiled by virtually all states, and (b) to mitigate the burden on the states of responding to researcher requests for these data in a manner that meets the stringent standards set by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) (20 U.S.C. § 1232g; 34 CFR Part 99). ​ More

The Maine Health Data Organization (MHDO). The Maine Health Data Organization (MHDO) is a 10-year contract funded by the State of Maine and  awarded to Human Services Research Institute (HSRI), NORC, and PCG Consulting (PCG). The Maine Health Data Organization (MHDO) was established by the Maine Legislature in 1996 as an independent executive agency responsible for the collection of clinical and financial health care information and created the nation's first All Payer Claims Database (APCD) in 2003. The MHDO contracted with the HSRI/NORC/PCG Team to transform the MHDO's current structure, technology, and overall APCD operations.   More

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