Our Insights

Meet Insight’s Data and Improvement Group!

March 18, 2021 /

Insight’s central mission is to help social service programs use objective, high-quality information to improve outcomes for the children, families, and communities they serve. Our unique Data and Improvement Group supports these efforts by integrating leading-edge data science and process improvement capabilities under one roof.

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The State of WIC: Healthier Pregnancies, Babies and Young Children During COVID-19

March 17, 2021 /

The Insight team partnered with the National WIC Association to design and develop 89 state agency profiles in 4 weeks! The profiles display information on WIC participant characteristics, breastfeeding trends, childhood obesity rates, and mortality and birth outcomes for each state, U.S. territory, and Indian tribal organization.

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Transitioning Workers to Tomorrow’s Careers

February 17, 2021 /

Under the Administrative Data Research and Analysis contract for the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), Insight automated the production of state profiles on the characteristics of the Trade Adjustment Assistance program in fiscal year 2019.

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Four ideas districts should be thinking about as they look ahead to fall

January 19, 2021 / Dana Chambers

It is only January, but the time is now for districts to start planning how they will support students when they return fully to classrooms.

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WIC Eligibility and Program Reach in 2017: Interactive Charts

January 6, 2021 /

USDA’s Food and Nutrition Service and Insight are pleased to share interactive graphics highlighting trends in WIC eligibility by participant category, race and ethnicity, region, and state.

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Facilitators and Barriers to Reporting Sexual Harassment and Sexual Assault in the Military

October 16, 2020 /

This poster, developed by Insight’s Rachel Gaddes and Rachel Holzwart, highlights the facilitators and barriers to reporting sexual harassment and sexual assault in the military.

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COVID-19 Nursing Home Data

September 24, 2020 /

Insight’s health team supports CMS’s Nursing Home surveillance efforts by processing weekly COVID-19 data reported by nursing homes nationwide via the CDC’s National Healthcare Safety Network system. The dataset created by Insight is released as a public use file and used as a primary data source in multiple interactive graphics. Insight vets all independent informal dispute resolutions for nursing homes related to reporting COVID-19 data; we have vetted more than 1,500 such requests since early June 2020.

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Addressing COVID-19 Learning Loss Through Publicly Funded Learning Pods and Universal Curriculum

August 14, 2020 / Dana Chambers

As families with greater resources turn to private schools or funding private “learning pods,” we must ensure we aren’t leaving the rest of our students behind to navigate uncharted virtual learning territory on their own.

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Schools can’t solve our childcare crisis

August 6, 2020 / Dana Chambers

The Alexandria Times posted Associate Director of Education Dana Chambers’s letter to the editor, promoting district-community partnerships to provide safe and supervised distance learning to instructionally vulnerable children, tapping childcare organizations, college tutors, and unused public spaces.

Read More on alextimes.com