Regulatory Burden.

Evaluating government-wide agency compliance Federal laws requiring regulations to minimize burdens on small businesses 

Youth Access to Tobacco. 

Developing a “Model Law” for States to use in preventing youth access to tobacco and of subsequent Federal regulations to ensure effective reduction in access

Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit.

Advising the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services on key issues that arose in starting the new Medicare Part D prescription drug program and the Medicare Advantage program

Long Term Care Services.

Using surveys of hospital discharge planners and large electronic administrative data bases to determine if citizens needing home health and nursing home services had access to them

Child Welfare. 

Performing service delivery assessments to improve delivery of child support enforcement, adoption assistance, and foster care services 

Transplant Organs.  

Identifying and analyzing critical issued in the Federal regulations on equitable allocation of human organs for transplantation

Citizen Engagement. 

Facilitating over 100 community meetings across the United States and using Internet based polling of more than 20,000 citizens to learn about their concerns regarding the cost, quality, and availability of health care and, based on that, preparing recommendations to the President and the Congress

Examples of Our Projects 

Nursing Education Programs.

Evaluating university nursing programs using multi-method data collection strategies.

Refugee Assistance. 

Providing training and advice to improve monitoring and program oversight of programs serving refugees throughout the world for the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Refugees in Geneva, Switzerland

We have assisted numerous public agencies with evaluation, reports, training, and technical assistance in finding solutions to difficult problems.  The professionals associated with the Center have played keys roles in over 1000 projects that mattered a lot to the people who look to public agencies for help. Here are some examples: 

Inner City Children. 

Evaluating a substance abuse prevention model for children attending inner-city public schools on behalf of the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

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Conflict of Interest. 

Providing advice to the General Inspector of Albania on how to avoid\\conflicts of interest for civil servants in Albania

Disaster Response. 

Evaluating federal, state, and local government responses to hurricane and earthquake disasters in order to enhance future readiness to respond to natural disasters

Beneficiary Satisfaction Surveys. 

Conducting annual, scientifically representative surveys of Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid beneficiaries to determine their level of satisfaction with how services were provided to them

Midlothian and Purcellville, Virginia

K-12 Curriculum/Teaching Innovation.

enhancing education through technology and for improving the teaching of mathematics