We are pleased to announce that Insight Policy Research was acquired by Westat, effective June 15, 2022. Branded as “Westat Insight,” we are currently operating as a wholly owned subsidiary of Westat and continue to provide our clients with the best-in-class services they have come to expect. Our combined experience now offers expanded expertise in health, education, and social policy as well as deeper methodological skills in survey research, evaluation, data analytics, and technical assistance. Learn more here.
We are pleased to announce that Insight Policy Research was acquired by Westat, effective June 15, 2022. Branded as “Westat Insight,” we are currently operating as a wholly owned subsidiary of Westat and continue to provide our clients with the best-in-class services they have come to expect. Our combined experience now offers expanded expertise in health, education, and social policy as well as deeper methodological skills in survey research, evaluation, data analytics, and technical assistance. Learn more here.
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OPRE releases two publications on rapid learning methods from Insight researchers

Insight is proud to collaborate with the Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation (OPRE) on its annual methods meeting, which explores critical topics in social science research methodology. OPRE recently released two publications from its 2018 meeting, authored by Insight researchers. Last year’s meeting on rapid learning methods featured a presentation by vice president Scott[...]

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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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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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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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