NORC is evaluating the Female Genital Cutting (FGC) Community-Centered Health Care and Prevention Projects funded by OWH. In 2016, OWH awarded a three-year grant to eight organizations to implement strategies to address FGC in the U.S.
The grantees have two main goals:
- To address the gaps or problems in FGC-related health care services for women living in the U.S. who have experienced FGC; and
- To address prevention of FGC of girls living in the U.S. who are at risk for experiencing FGC.
Grantees include academic institutions, health centers, and advocacy or community-based organizations. NORC has worked with OWH to develop quarterly and annual reporting tools as well as cross-grantee measures that help convey the reach of the FGC projects, such as number of participants served, providers educated on FGC-related issues, etc. NORC also provides technical assistance to grantees related to reporting.