Projects

Enhancements to the WIC Eligibility Report

Project Overview The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) distributes federal funds to 90 state, territorial, and Indian tribal agencies to provide supplemental foods, healthcare referrals, and nutrition education to nutritionally at-risk, low-income pregnant women, new mothers, their infants, and children up to age 5. The Food and Nutrition Service (FNS)[...]

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Barriers to Veteran Entrepreneurship

Project Overview Veteran entrepreneurs provide important contributions to the U.S. economy as business owners and as those who have served the nation. However, little is known about veteran entrepreneurs, and even less is known about millennial post-9/11 veteran entrepreneurs. With declining rates of entrepreneurship across the country, the Small Business Administration seeks to understand the[...]

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New Mexico Online Application Review

Project Overview The Insight team provided technical assistance to New Mexico’s Human Services Department’s Income Support Division to review and improve the multiprogram online application (e.g., for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program [SNAP], Temporary Assistance for Needy Families [TANF], Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program [LIHEAP], Medicaid) for federal compliance and adherence to best practices[...]

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SNAP Technical Assistance Learning Collaborative

Project Overview For the U.S Department of Agriculture’s Food and Nutrition Service, Insight provided expert technical assistance to selected state agencies administering the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) to improve their internal business processes and performance. As part of this work, a SNAP learning collaborative was formed to promote and support dynamic and interactive engagement[...]

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Incorporating Mobile Solutions to Improve Adult Literacy: Evaluation of the XPRIZE Communities Competition

Project Overview In 2015 the Barbara Bush Foundation, XPRIZE Foundation, and Dollar General Literacy Foundation joined forces to tackle the largest obstacles to achieving basic literacy—access, retention, and scale. The organizations collaborated to launch the $7 million Barbara Bush Foundation Adult Literacy XPRIZE competition. This competition challenged teams to develop mobile applications for smartphones (e.g.,[...]

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Survey of Healthcare Experiences of Patients Program Continuous Quality Improvement

Project Overview The Survey of Healthcare Experiences of Patients (SHEP) measures the experiences of patients who receive care from a Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) hospital, with the goal of ensuring high-quality care for veterans. The survey addresses important aspects of the patient experience, including communication with doctors, communication with nurses, responsiveness of hospital staff,[...]

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National Early Warning System and Chronic Absenteeism Reduction

Project Overview Insight manages the National Students Attendance, Engagement, and Success Center on behalf of the Department of Education’s Office of Elementary and Secondary Education. The center’s goal is to build state, district, and school capacity to implement Early warning systems to identify at-risk students and use data from these and other systems to identify[...]

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Strengthening Implementation of Responsible Fatherhood Programs

Project Overview Research demonstrates a connection between a father’s involvement in his child’s life and the development and well-being of the child across behavioral, social-emotional, and cognitive domains. Small but growing evidence suggests the effectiveness of federally funded responsible fatherhood programs in improving fathers’ nurturing behavior, their engagement in age-appropriate activities with their children, and[...]

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Administrative Data Research and Analysis

Project Overview The Department of Labor’s (DOL) Chief Evaluation Office (CEO) provides essential analytic and evaluation support to DOL’s operating agencies. One of CEO’s key roles is to assist these agencies with analysis of administrative data, data from related programs, and survey data. These analyses facilitate measurement of performance, identify characteristics of program participants and[...]

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