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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Projects

Data Analytic and Evaluation Studies

Project Overview The Uninterrupted Scholars Act (USA) supports the sharing of information between state education agencies and child welfare agencies by permitting state education agencies to share educational records about children in the foster care system without parental consent. The information keeps child welfare workers informed about a child’s education history—including school enrollment and school[...]

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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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WIC Participant and Program Characteristics 2022 (PC2022)

Project Overview The goal of this project is to collect and compile data on participant and program characteristics to support the management, evaluation, and improvement of the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC). WIC provides supplemental nutritious foods, nutrition education, and breastfeeding promotion and support, plus referrals to other services for[...]

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Developing a Model Consolidated Work Notice for SNAP

Project Overview In early 2021, FNS published a final rule titled, Employment and Training Opportunities in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. This rule required SNAP state agencies to provide a written notice to SNAP recipients describing all applicable work requirements for individuals residing in the household. States needed to begin meeting this notice requirement by[...]

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Quality Assurance of SNAP Quality Control

Project Overview The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is our nation’s most powerful tool to combat hunger and ensure all Americans have access to healthy, affordable groceries. Eligibility for SNAP is determined through a complex set of eligibility policies—policies that can vary by state and by household circumstances. Given this complexity, a rigorous quality control[...]

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