Data you can use is integral to the design of effective interventions to improve community health. Our staff conducts utilized-focused research, and evaluates programs, policies and system changes in a variety of fields including marketing and communications, obesity prevention, tobacco control, political feasibility and health care quality improvement.
We creatively and effectively present data to a variety of audiences including policy makers, community members and public health practitioners. Through enabling our clients to interpret and make use of research findings, we draw a direct connection between research recommendations and action.
Current and Recent projects
Focus group research on SNAP recipients attitudes on the Farmers Market Double Up Food Bucks program
Forecasting Nursing care needs among Oregon veterans for the nest 20 years
Focus group research on parental attitudes and practices around sugar-sweetened beverages
Evaluation of the policy change process for counties instituting tobacco-free properties policies
Key informant interviews with school superintendents preparing to implement a statewide manage for physical education instruction
Focus group study to increase access to farmers markets for low-income populations
Surveys and key informant interviews to assess opinions on the regulation of smoking in downtown areas
Data collection in retail stores to assess availability and advertising of tobacco products