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

Impact Evaluation Services in Lesotho. NORC is working with the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (MoHSW) to carry out the evaluation of the Renovation Efforts for Health Clinics and the Hospital Outpatient Departments (OPDs) projects that distribute Anti-Retroviral Therapy (ART).  More

MCA and MCC Honduras Impact Evaluation Services. The Goal of the MCC Compact in Honduras was to stimulate economic growth and poverty reduction. To accomplish this goal, the MCA-Honduras Program aimed to achieve the following objectives: to increase the productivity and business skills of farmers who operate small and medium sized farms (the “Agricultural Objective”); and reduce transportation costs between targeted production centers and national, regional, and global markets (the “Transportation Objective”).  More

The Mobile Health Values Survey.  More

The Stockton Health Values Survey. The Stockton Health Values Survey is sponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and will help inform local organizations working to improve the health of Stockton. We want to know the opinions of Stockton 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 Stockton 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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