Prevention, Health Promotion, and Lifestyle

Healthy lifestyle choices and effective prevention influence both individual health outcomes and system-wide health care costs. NORC has played an important national and international role in identifying, evaluating, and promoting sound policies and best practices in disease prevention and health promotion.

Our experts staff advisory committees, deliver research presentations, lead public outreach campaigns, and provide other forms of support to the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion’s Healthy People 2020 project. In the U.S., NORC helps the District of Columbia implement and evaluate a program to integrate behavioral health treatment and primary care, and conducts the nation’s largest survey of immunization rates. Overseas, NORC assesses the impact of Millennium Challenge funded clinics and water treatment projects in Lesotho, Africa.