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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Women, Infants, and Children Breastfeeding Policy Inventory II

Women, Infants, and Children Breastfeeding Policy Inventory II

Project Overview Breastfeeding is a priority for the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC). WIC staff at all 89 WIC state agencies and more than 1,900 local agencies are trained to promote and support breastfeeding mothers, and WIC mothers are strongly encouraged to breastfeed their infants unless there is a medical[...]

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SNAP to Skills

Project Overview State agencies that manage the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) are required to operate a SNAP Employment and Training (E&T) program to help participants gain skills, education, training, work, and experience that lead to good, stable jobs and support local workforce needs. In 2015, the U.S. Department of Agriculture launched its SNAP to[...]

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Assessment of State Recipient Claims Administration

Project Overview The U.S. Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service’s (FNS) mission is to increase food security and reduce hunger by providing children and households with low incomes access to food, a healthful diet, and nutrition education in a way that supports American agriculture and inspires public confidence. SNAP is administered at the federal[...]

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Challenges for SNAP State Agencies in Implementing Correction Action Plans

Project Overview State agencies implementing the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) on behalf of the Federal Government are responsible for ensuring taxpayer dollars are used appropriately. When state agencies fail to meet minimum standards for payment error rates (PERs), case and procedural error rate (CAPER), and Quality Control (QC) caseload completion, states must engage in[...]

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Puerto Rico SNAP Project Management Support

Project Overview This project supports Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) National Office and Regional Office staff in their efforts to help Puerto Rico consider a transition from the Nutrition Assistance Program (NAP) to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). Insight provides management support in a variety of areas, including the following tasks: Assess and create[...]

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SNAP Certification Policy Technical Assistance

Project Overview USDA’s Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) is committed to ensuring Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits reach eligible people in need, taxpayer dollars are spent prudently, and program integrity is maintained at the highest levels. In recent years, FNS has expanded efforts to review and update policy and program review. To strengthen these[...]

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State Selection Assistance for the SNAP Technical Assistance Learning Collaborative

Project Overview Prior to launching the 3-year, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Process Improvement Learning Collaborative, Insight supported FNS in identifying state and local agencies to participate in this collaborative approach to business process and performance training and technical assistance. The selected state SNAP agencies learned how to improve everyday processes, such as SNAP application[...]

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D-SNAP Training Conference

Project Overview Insight supported implementation of the 2021 Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (D-SNAP) Training Conference for USDA’s Food and Nutrition Service (FNS). D-SNAP provides emergency nutrition assistance to people in the aftermath of a major disaster. FNS prepared the 2021 D-SNAP Training Conference to support state agencies at this critical time. The conference offered[...]

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Improving SNAP-Ed Data

Project Overview Since 1992, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education (SNAP-Ed) has helped low-income children and adults lead healthier lives through evidence-based programs. Although positive outcomes linked to SNAP-Ed interventions have been documented, the program lacks the data to tell the SNAP-Ed story at a national level. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food and Nutrition Service[...]

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