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2010 Census Integrated Communications Program Evaluation

NORC was selected to conduct a rigorous and independent evaluation of the communications campaign for the 2010 Census to assess the campaign's success and help preparations for the 2020 Census. More

Aligning Quality and Public Reporting Programs for Physicians and other Practitioners

For the Center for Clinical Standards and Quality (CCSQ) of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), NORC is supporting the development of a strategic plan to align quality and public reporting programs for physicians and other practitioners. Tasks include supporting an internal CMS workgroup with representatives of the CMS Compare Websites and other parties involved in developing and implementing the plan.  More

AmeriCorps Grantee Evaluation Monitoring & Guidance Project

The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) is partnering with NORC at the University of Chicago to strengthen and support various aspects of their AmeriCorps State and National grantees' evaluation activities. By providing grantees with the tools they need to improve the quality of their program evaluations, CNCS hopes to better estimate the broader community impacts of AmeriCorps programs.  More

Analyzing the Socioeconomic impact of the Water Hibah on Beneficiary Households and Communities (Stage 1)

NORC has been tasked with developing the research method and supplemental materials for a comprehensive socioeconomic impact evaluation of the 2010/2011 Water Hibah program. NORC will be consolidating and preparing the baseline Water Hibah data for use in the impact evaluation. More

Assessing PFCE through Parent Report: Analysis of Parent Narratives and Creation of a Parent Report PFCE Measurement Tool

In collaboration with the National Head Start Association (NHSA), NORC will conduct a content analysis of original narratives describing parents’ Parent, Family, and Community Engagement (PFCE) experiences, within the Framework outlined by the Office of Head Start (OHS).  More

Assessment of the Rural Access to Emergency Devices (RAED) Program

The goal of this evaluation is to provide a comprehensive assessment of the reach and impact of the RAED grant program to ORHP.   More

Azerbaijan Housing Finance

For the International Finance Corporation of the World Bank Group, NORC assisted the Azerbaijan Central Bank to evaluate the performance of its laws on housing finance, with emphasis on creating and enforcing mortgage liens. More

Chronic Care Initiative in Mental Health

NORC is working with the District of Columbia Department of Health and the District of Columbia Department of Mental Health to design, implement, and evaluate an integrated behavioral health/primary care (BH/PC) project at three outpatient ambulatory clinics in the District of Columbia. More

Continuation of OMH Performance Improvement and Management System (PIMS) Development Project

NORC has been contracted by the US Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Office of Minority Health (OMH), to develop and implement a web-based system for collecting, reporting, disseminating/sharing performance- and results-oriented data and information relative to OMH’s mission.  The Performance Improvement and Management System (PIMS) is an integrated, one-stop, web-based tool and resource to help OMH and other stakeholders to improve the strategic focus of their efforts, use evidence-based performance measures and practices in program planning and evaluation, and improve evaluation of program activities to determine outcomes and impacts achieved. More

Descriptive Study of the Coordination of Tribal TANF and Child Welfare Services

​In 2011, the Office of Family Assistance (OFA), Administration for Children and Families (ACF) awarded grants to 14 tribes and tribal organizations to coordinate tribal TANF and child welfare services to address family risk factors for child abuse and neglect. The grantees agreed to participate in a study as a condition of the grant award. The Study of Coordination of Tribal TANF and Child Welfare Services is sponsored by ACF's Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation. James Bell Associates is the lead entity on the project; NORC at the University of Chicago and the Center for American Indian and Alaska Native Health at the University of Colorado at Denver are project partners.  The goal of this three year study is to document the ways in which the tribal grantees are creating and adapting culturally relevant and appropriate approaches, systems, and programs to increase coordination and enhance service delivery to address child abuse and neglect. More

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