Health Programs

Ensuring that the health programs funded by the United States and other governments and nongovernmental organizations are effectively designed and implemented is an important part of improving quality of life around the world. NORC researchers’ public health and country-specific  knowledge has allowed them to inform the design and conduct impact evaluations of projects addressing a variety of global health concerns, including family planning, disease prevention, bio-security, food and water supply, and the use of conditional cash transfers to promote healthy behaviors. NORC conducts a performance and impact evaluation of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)’s School Health and Reading Program in Uganda. The program includes an HIV/AIDS intervention to improve HIV/AIDS knowledge, attitudes, and practices among primary and secondary school students.

Representative Projects

Evaluation of the Chicago Department of Public Health’s (CDPH) Chicago Healthy Adolescents and Teens (CHAT) Program. NORC at the University of Chicago is conducting an outcome and implementation evaluation of the Chicago Department of Public Health’s (CDPH) Chicago Healthy Adolescents and Teens (CHAT) Program. This study is being funded by the US Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS), Office of Adolescent Health (OAH). The results of the evaluation will allow CDPH to provide evidence of the effectiveness of the CHAT program in improving student sexual health outcomes, including the prevention of STIs and teen pregnancy in Chicago Public Schools. The evaluation will assess the outcomes and implementation of the program in the 2016/2017, and 2017/2018 school years.  More

Innovative Approaches to Oncology Care. The objective of this project for MedPAC was to identify approaches that private sector entities use to improve the efficiency of oncology care and the design issues that entities have dealt with when implementing such approaches. Private sector entities included health plans, integrated delivery systems, hospital systems, and physician practices. 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

Togo Service Delivery Indicators (Health). The World Bank has contracted NORC to carry out data collection, produce a clean data set, deliver a country report, and create a data archive for the Service Delivery Indicator (SDI) survey of health clinics in Togo. The SDI is a set of 20 indicators designed to examine the availability of staff and resources in the health and education sectors in over a dozen African countries via in-depth surveys of clinic/school management as well as individual clinicians and teachers.  More

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