Strategic Communications and Dissemination

Effective communications can support the success of any research project. Whether developing websites, tools, and publications to document and share findings, or disseminating results and findings to key audiences, communications support helps strengthen the reach and impact of any research investment. NORC partners with clients to understand their specific communications goals and offer custom support to reach them. Through a range of customizable offerings including strategy and branding, public relations, data visualization, event support, publications, and digital development, NORC helps ensure your research results reach the people, communities, decision makers, and others who can benefit from the insights created.

Representative Projects

Financing Rural Public Health Activities in Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. NORC Walsh Center for Rural Health Analysis and the Center for Rural Health Practice at the University of Pittsburgh (Bradford, PA) investigated how federal and state funds for chronic disease prevention are applied at the local level.​ More

Impact of the Elimination of Medicare Bad Debt on Rural Prospective Payment System (PPS) Hospitals. ​NORC completed a rapid response project examining the impact the phase-out of Medicare bad debt reimbursement might have on rural prospective payment system (PPS) hospitals, a proposed component of the President’s 2007 Fiscal Year (FY) budget. More

International Housing Sector Review. Under the sponsorship of the International Housing Coalition (IHC), in 2009 NORC staff authored a paper for wide public dissemination that argues for a very substantial change in U.S. foreign assistance policy. More

Medicare Payment for Post-Acute Care Transfers. This study helped inform the expansion of Medicare’s post-acute care (PAC) transfer payment policy to additional DRG codes being considered by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services by providing objective analyses that highlight the perspective of rural hospitals.  More

The Maine Health Data Organization (MHDO). The Maine Health Data Organization (MHDO) is a 10-year contract funded by the State of Maine and  awarded to Human Services Research Institute (HSRI), NORC, and PCG Consulting (PCG). The Maine Health Data Organization (MHDO) was established by the Maine Legislature in 1996 as an independent executive agency responsible for the collection of clinical and financial health care information and created the nation's first All Payer Claims Database (APCD) in 2003. The MHDO contracted with the HSRI/NORC/PCG Team to transform the MHDO's current structure, technology, and overall APCD operations.   More

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