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Research, Monitoring, and Evaluation Support for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

An Indigenous Navajo senior aged woman, receiving healthcare assistance in her home.
Providing research, monitoring, and evaluation services to support CDC’s legacy Center for State, Tribal, Local, and Territorial Support (CSTLTS)
  • Client
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Dates
    2022 – Ongoing


The CDC needed a partner for its research and evaluation activities. 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) legacy Center for State, Tribal, Local, and Territorial Support (CSTLTS)—now the National Center for State, Tribal, Local, and Territorial Public Health Infrastructure and Workforce (Public Health Infrastructure Center)—provides vital support to strengthen the capacity of the nation’s governmental public health system, with the goal of improving community health outcomes. The Center collaborates with jurisdictions, including state, tribal, local, and territorial (STLT) public health departments, to enhance their capacity to deliver high quality and equitable programs and services. The strategic goals of legacy CSTLTS are related to 1) strategic partnership and stakeholder engagement; 2) elite public health workforce; 3) operational excellence of health departments; 4) access to data and evidence about and for STLT health departments; and 5) equity, diversity, and inclusion. 


CDC contracted with NORC to provide research, monitoring, and evaluation support to contribute to achieving the Center’s strategic goals.

NORC provides substantial research, monitoring, and evaluation support to CDC for three project areas: 1) learning agenda implementation and maintenance, 2) strategic plan implementation and maintenance, and 3) cooperative agreement and grant monitoring and evaluation. 


NORC delivers rigorous research and evaluation support to CDC.

NORC brings expertise in public health systems issues, including workforce, agency operations, access to data, and diversity, equity, and inclusion. NORC implements multiple project methodologies, including performance monitoring and planning, study design, literature reviews, data collection, data analysis, reporting, dissemination, and partner engagement. 

Our work contributes to supporting STLT infrastructure and performance, improving CDC’s accountability, and ensuring decisions are grounded in the best available research and evidence. 

Project Leads

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Adapting and Implementing a Toolkit to Identify Pneumonia in Patients

Adapting and implementing patient safety practices in ambulatory care


Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

Addressing Vaccine Hesitancy & Health Disparities Among Rural Farmworkers

Using Migrant and Seasonal Head Start infrastructure to distribute COVID-19 vaccines and document health disparities


W. K. Kellogg Foundation