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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Qualitative Analysis Support for the Future of Assessment and Accountability Project

WIC Product Bundling to Reduce Health Inequities for Women and Children

Project Overview Insight is supporting the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation in its overarching goal of ensuring everyone in America has a fair and just opportunity for health and well-being. This project examines the feasibility of using bundling to improve the experiences of the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) shopper and[...]

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Implementation and Assessment of the Ascend Policy Acceleration Partnerships

Project Overview More than 3.8 million U.S. undergraduate college students (22 percent) were parents of dependent children as of academic year 2015–2016. Despite the importance of education for students who are parents, their educational outcomes significantly lag behind their peers; just 17 percent of student parents earned an associate’s or bachelor’s degree within 6 years[...]

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Services in Support of Collection, Analysis, and Disposition of Public Comments

Project Overview The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute’s (PCORI) reauthorization included a new mandate to consider the full range of outcomes data. This mandate is an effort to reflect the potential burdens and economic impacts associated with healthcare utilization (out-of-pocket or nonmedical costs) in PCORI-funded research. PCORI sought comments during a public comment period about how[...]

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Networks for School Improvement Initiative

Project Overview The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s Networks for School Improvements (NSI) initiative provides grants to organizations across the United States to support middle schools and high schools in identifying promising approaches for addressing common challenges. NSI supports continuous improvement projects for over 20 networks across more than 400 K–12 schools. Insight is leading[...]

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Landscape: Bias in Early Childhood Learning Assessments

Project Overview Students of color, English learners, and students with low socioeconomic status have lower educational assessment scores than their peers across many domains. Although many potential causes for the gaps between these vulnerable subpopulations and their peers are apparent, one potential explanation of increasing public and research attention is systemic bias in the educational[...]

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WIC State Agency Profiles

Project Overview Insight partnered with the National WIC Association (NWA) to automate the development of 89 state agency profiles for the annual State of WIC report. Insight designed and developed the profiles within a few weeks. The profiles display information on WIC participant characteristics; breastfeeding trends; childhood obesity rates; and mortality and birth outcomes for[...]

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Research Initiatives for the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America

Project Overview Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) represents the country's leading innovative biopharmaceutical research companies, which are devoted to discovering and developing medicines that enable patients to live longer, healthier, and more productive lives. Insight conducted the following health research initiatives in support of this mission: Opioid Epidemic Literature Review. The Insight team conducted an[...]

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