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

Family Self-Sufficiency Data Center. State and local agencies that provide services to low-income families to achieve self-sufficiency are increasingly looking to incorporate better data into decision-making around policies, programs, and practices in an effort to improve outcomes and make efficient use of scarce taxpayer dollars.  High-quality data will support research to build evidence around what works to improve self-sufficiency.​ 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

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

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

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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