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. <a href="https://www.westat.com/articles/westat-acquires-insight-policy-research" target="_blank">Learn more</a> 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. <a href="https://www.westat.com/articles/westat-acquires-insight-policy-research" target="_blank">Learn more</a> here.
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Evaluation of the Rural Maternity and Obstetrics Management Strategies (RMOMS) Program: Cohort 2 Grantees

Evaluation of the Rural Maternity and Obstetrics Management Strategies (RMOMS) Program: Cohort 2 Grantees

Project Overview The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) established the Rural Maternity and Obstetrics Management Strategies (RMOMS) pilot program to improve access to and continuity of maternal and obstetrics care in rural communities. The program is implementing innovative models designed to address the unique barriers rural mothers face in accessing continuous, coordinated, and risk-appropriate[...]

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Long-Term Care Survey, Process, Operational Support, and Analysis: 2022–2026

Project Overview The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) provides oversight for the certification process required for long-term care facilities that receive Medicare or Medicaid reimbursement. This project supports CMS in the implementation of the system used by all state agencies to conduct the required survey and certification activities. Insight and partners have been[...]

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End-Stage Renal Disease Quality Incentive Program Monitoring and Evaluation

Project Overview For this important work, Insight is monitoring and evaluating healthcare quality and outcomes among maintenance dialysis patients. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) implemented the End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Prospective Payment System (PPS) in 2011 and the ESRD Quality Incentive Program (QIP) in 2012 to improve the quality and efficiency of[...]

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Field-Initiated Research on Aging Topics

Project Overview The Administration for Community Living (ACL) provides services and supports to adults aged 60 and older to help them maintain as much independence as possible, both in their homes and in their communities. Insight is conducting research to help ACL better understand caregiving for older adults, specifically caregiving for older adults in African[...]

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Advancing Race Equity for Black Fathers, Families, Couples, and Youth in Healthy Marriage and Responsible Fatherhood (HMRF) Programming

Project Overview Since 2006, the Administration for Children and Families has funded Healthy Marriage and Responsible Fatherhood (HMRF) grants to promote healthy marriage and relationship education, youth-focused relationship education, and multifaceted responsible fatherhood programs. About one quarter of individuals served by HMRF grantees are Black. While HMRF programs have made important efforts to consider race[...]

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State Performance Standards Implementation, Reporting, and Subject Matter Expertise: 2021–2024

Project Overview The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) Quality Safety and Oversight Group (QSOG) provides oversight and ensures compliance for providers serving Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries. State survey agencies support QSOG by conducting facility surveys to verify compliance with Conditions of Participation or Requirements for Participation, and they complete the certification process and[...]

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AHRQ’s National Nursing Home COVID-19 Coordinating Center

Project Overview The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality’s (AHRQ) National Nursing Home COVID-19 Action Network (the Network) provides training to nursing homes nationwide on preventing and containing COVID-19. To complement and support this work, AHRQ established the Nursing Home COVID-19 Coordinating Center (NHCCC). NHCCC’s tasks include engaging scientific and policy stakeholders to identify needs[...]

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Behavioral and Social Sciences Research Randomized Clinical Trials

Project Overview In this work, Insight assisted the Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in a review of the portfolio of behavioral and social science interventions to assess how many studies tested a novel intervention and how many tested an adaptation of an existing intervention. There were[...]

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Evaluation Services for the Emergency Medical Services for Children Program

Overview Congress established the Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC) program in 1984 to expand and improve emergency medical services for children who need treatment for trauma or critical care. Since the program’s creation, its annual budget has increased to approximately $22 million to support research, systems improvements, and technical assistance grants across six programs[...]

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