June 2015

Conducting Judicial Performance Surveys in Colorado

 

UPDATE: the first round of reports have just been released.  More information on the data collection and results can be viewed here:   http://marketdecisions.com/about/company-news/august-2016/

We have signed a two-year contract with the Colorado Commissions on Judicial Performance to conduct ongoing performance surveys of all Colorado Judges.

PrintIn 1988 the Colorado legislature established a “system of evaluating judicial performance to provide persons voting on the retention of justices and judges with fair, responsible, and constructive information about judicial performance and to provide justices and judges with useful information concerning their own performances.”

To support this effort, our team will survey lawyers, litigants, jurors, and court employees using a detailed questionnaire designed to rate each judge. Mail, phone, and online methods will be used to collect the data, with over 50,000 completed surveys each year.  A customized report will be prepared for each judge with ratings by each group they worked with.

This information will be used to make recommendations to voters on whether to retain or not to retain specific judges.

 

Market Decisions Awarded Collaborative Project to Assist in Fulfilling Regulatory Obligations Impacting Public Health Efforts Statewide

Maine’s Shared Health Needs Assessment & Planning Process (SHNAPP) Project, is the first public-private partnership of its kind in the nation. The SHNAPP project is a collaboration of the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the four largest hospital systems in the state: Central Maine Healthcare; Eastern Maine Healthcare Systems; MaineGeneral Health; and MaineHealth. This project was established to create consistent statewide health data reports and allow organizations to use limited resources effectively. Specifically, it will:

  • Address community reporting needs of hospitals
  • Support state and local public health accreditation efforts
  • Provide valuable population health assessment data for a wide variety of organizations concerned with the health of Maine’s communities and citizens

We were recently awarded the opportunity to analyze health data from a variety of sources for this project, and will work closely Maine CDC epidemiologists to:

  • Analyze quantitative indicators and methods to determine statistically significant differences between populations
  • Identify, collect, and analyze qualitative data elements about social and environmental determinants of health from stakeholders on health priorities as a guide to strategize actions needed to improve health status

Our reports highlighting both state and county-level health data will be available to the public later this year.

SHNAPP partners:

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