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Understanding the Needs of Women in America’s Military: The 2016 DACOWITS Annual Report Is Here

The Defense Advisory Committee on Women in the Services—known as DACOWITS—delivers to the U.S. Department of Defense advice and recommendations on policies related to the recruitment, retention, treatment, employment, integration, and well-being of the highly qualified professional women in the U.S. Armed Forces. In 2016 Insight collected and analyzed data from focus groups with hundreds[...]

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Insight selected as one of World’s Greatest!

In 2017, Insight Policy Research was selected as one of the World’s Greatest Small Businesses! This long-standing TV show selected our firm due to our success over the past 16 years improving the lives of at-risk and vulnerable populations through evidence-based research.  “World's Greatest!..." is a show dedicated to highlighting the world's greatest companies, products,[...]

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Making Sandwiches for Those in Need

As part of our ongoing efforts to support the community, Insight prepared peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for McKenna's Wagon. McKenna's Wagon is a mobile food truck operated through Martha's Table, a DC organization dedicated to increasing access to education programs, healthy food, and family supports. This food truck provides homeless and hungry residents with hot meals,[...]

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Cross-Country Travel to Explore Experiences with HUD’s ConnectHome Initiative

High-speed internet access at home has become increasingly important to ensure educational opportunity for all children regardless of their economic status. Without this access, many students in low-income households face a “homework gap,” creating an uneven playing field in the classroom. The families themselves are often at a disadvantage in finding jobs, getting health information,[...]

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Insight Gives Back for the Holiday Season

Insight celebrated another holiday season in 2016 with the gift of giving. In November, Insight supported a Thanksgiving food drive coordinated by the organization A Wider Circle, providing 10 families with foods to prepare well-rounded meals. Each family also received a $25 gift card to purchase additional items such as a turkey or fresh produce.[...]

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Insight Policy Research starts 2017 with new awards from CMS and NHTSA

Insight was recently awarded a 5-year contract from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to monitor and evaluate the effects of Medicare dialysis payment policy. The project will monitor near-term indicators of access and quality of care to determine if Medicare beneficiaries have experienced any changes in dialysis services following modifications to Medicare[...]

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Insight Report on Sources of Newly Hired Teachers Released in October

On October 12, 2016, the National Center for Education Statistics released Sources of Newly Hired Teachers in the United States: Results from the Schools and Staffing Survey, 1987–88 to 2011–12, a new statistical analysis report written by Insight Policy Research. In 2011–12, newly hired teachers accounted for 6 percent of all public school teachers and[...]

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Insight Leads Training for USDA’s Second Annual Training on Child Nutrition Access and Accountability through Technology (CNAAT)

On September 13–15, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food and Nutrition Service hosted Networking for Progress in 2016, an annual national conference on child nutrition held this year in Reston, Virginia. Those attending included regional and state leaders in child nutrition, school food authorities, IT vendors serving those food authorities, and federal and regional staff.[...]

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Insight Helps Louisiana Flood Victims

When southern Louisiana was ravaged by historic floods in August 2016, more than 1,000 households registered with FEMA for assistance. Insight conducted a clothing drive to help victims recover, collecting and donating more than 75 items of clothing for men, women, and children to help rebuild both wardrobes and lives.

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