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An Examination of Public Health Financing in the United States

There is limited understanding of public health financing due to the lack of consistent tracking of public health funding in states and localities throughout the United States (U.S.). The gap in available public health financing data affects the ability of public health practitioners, researchers, and policymakers to define effective and efficient decision-making processes for public health resource allocations. To assess public health financing nationally, NORC conducted this study for the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE) within HHS.   More

Innovation Accelerator Program - Value-Based Payment and Financial Simulations

As part of the Medicaid IAP, NORC was awarded a new contract in September, 2016, to provide technical support to approximately 10 state Medicaid agencies in designing, developing and/or implementing Value-Based Payment (VBP) approaches (i.e. payment models that reward performance in fee-for-service (FFS) and managed care, including alternative payment models and comprehensive population-based payments). More

Substance Use Calculator

​​NORC at the University of Chicago has collaborated with the National Safety Council and national nonprofit Shatterproof to build the "Real Cost of Substance Use to Employers" tool. The goal of the project was to use epidemiologic data to show specific costs of substance use in health care utilization, absenteeism and productivity, the social costs of intoxicated driving, health and behavioral health problems, and other harms associated with use. The calculator also shows employers and health plans the costs of treating substance use and the return on investments in improved detection and treatment.  More

Surveying Small Employers to Inform the Design of State Marketplaces

​The Affordable Care Act (ACA) changed many of the rules of the small employer market, defined as firms with 50 or fewer employees.The objective of this study is to examine changes in the small employer market changed in the first year of the ACA.  More

The ASMBS and NORC Survey on Obesity in America

​A new study from the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) and NORC at the University of Chicago finds that Americans view obesity as tied with cancer as the most serious health problem facing the country. More

The Baltimore Health Values Survey

The Baltimore Health Values Survey is sponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and will help inform local organizations working to improve the health of Baltimore. We want to know the opinions of Baltimore residents so that health improvement efforts can be strengthened there and around the nation. Households were chosen at random to participate. Although participation is voluntary, it is very important that we include each household chosen because they have been scientifically selected and cannot be replaced. The participation of each chosen household is needed to get a complete picture of Baltimore opinions. NORC at the University of Chicago is conducting this survey on behalf of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. More

The Economic Burden of Vision Loss and Eye Disorders in the United States

This project was funded by Prevent Blindness America (PBA) with the goal of creating the first comprehensive estimate of the economic burden of vision loss and eye disorders in the United States.  Our report, “Cost of Vision: The Economic Burden of Vision Loss and Eye Disorders in the United States” serves to update the 2007 PBA-sponsored report “The Economic Impact of Eye Problems”.  The 2007 report has stood as the primary estimate of the economic impact of eye and vision problems since its publication, but was subject to a number of limitations that led to an underestimate of total costs, including the omission of persons younger than age 40, the lack of inclusion of a number of cost categories, and the restriction of medical costs to only four eye diseases.   More

The Maricopa County Health Values Survey

​The Maricopa County Health Values Survey is sponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and will help inform local organizations working to improve the health of Maricopa County. We want to know the opinions of Maricopa County residents so that health improvement efforts can be strengthened there and around the nation. Households were chosen at random to participate. Although participation is voluntary, it is very important that we include each household chosen because they have been scientifically selected and cannot be replaced. The participation of each chosen household is needed to get a complete picture of Maricopa County opinions. NORC at the University of Chicago is conducting this survey on behalf of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. More

The Mobile Health Values Survey

​The Mobile Health Values Survey is sponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and will help inform local organizations working to improve the health of Mobile. We want to know the opinions of Mobile residents so that health improvement efforts can be strengthened there and around the nation. Households were chosen at random to participate. Although participation is voluntary, it is very important that we include each household chosen because they have been scientifically selected and cannot be replaced. The participation of each chosen household is needed to get a complete picture of Mobile opinions. NORC at the University of Chicago is conducting this survey on behalf of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. More

The North Central Nebraska Health Values Survey

​The North Central Nebraska Health Values Survey is sponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and will help inform local organizations working to improve the health of North Central Nebraska. We want to know the opinions of North Central Nebraska residents so that health improvement efforts can be strengthened there and around the nation. Households were chosen at random to participate. Although participation is voluntary, it is very important that we include each household chosen because they have been scientifically selected and cannot be replaced. The participation of each chosen household is needed to get a complete picture of North Central Nebraska opinions. NORC at the University of Chicago is conducting this survey on behalf of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. More

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