Author Archives: Paige Lewis

Office of Information Technology Evaluation

This year we worked closely with Berry Dunn as they conducted an evaluation of the Colorado Office of Information Technology (OIT). In 2008, the State of Colorado passed a bill that consolidated IT services of 16 Executive Branch agencies in … Continue reading

Maine Travel for Cancer Treatment

Our work with Maine Cancer Foundation was featured in The Bangor Daily News this week! We conducted a survey to collect data on how far cancer patients in Maine were traveling for care. Many patients travel a shocking distance to receive cancer care. Take … Continue reading

Trauma Informed, Gender Sensitive Recovery

Welcome Home: Trauma informed, gender sensitive recovery at Sophia’s House Lindsay Gannon, Sarah Barton, Klara Tammany Maine Public Health Association Conference Poster Presentation October 16th, 2018 Sophia’s House will provide two years of healing and housing for women who are … Continue reading

Pregnancy Risk Surveillance (PRAMS) Case Study

By working with Market Decisions Research, the Kentucky Department for Public Health, Division of Maternal and Child Health, experienced: Painless PRAMS implementation process Support for all operational aspects of PRAMS and more Benefits of MDR’s strong PRAMS experience Ongoing communication, … Continue reading

Judicial Performance Scores Data Visualization

The Colorado Office of Judicial Performance Evaluation has published the 2018 performance scores for judges standing for retention. We have used Tableau to make the data more accessible to the public so that they can make an informed decision. Tableau … Continue reading

Analysis Identifies Implicit Bias

The July 30th, 2018 edition of the Boston Globe featured an article regarding an insightful analysis conducted for the Massachusetts Trial Court system by Market Decisions Research. Judge performance is routinely rated by lawyers and court employees in surveys.  Our … Continue reading

Improving Immigrant Health

As immigrant populations continue to grow here in Maine, so does the awareness of our work with Healthy Androscoggin and the CDC’s REACH project! The success story for this project has been published on the CDC‘s website! We encourage you to take a … Continue reading

Webinar

  In June, we hosted our very first webinar. Mark Noyes, MPH did a great job presenting on the topic of Health Insurance Undercounts. Our trusted survey and question design strategies reduce the persistent underestimation of Medicaid recipients in health … Continue reading

July US Census Meeting – Identifying Gender Minorities in Population Surveys

Mark has been invited to be a guest speaker at the Census Bureau’s subgroup on SOGI (sexual orientation and gender identity) in proxy research meeting in July! They are interested in hearing about our work identifying gender minorities in population-based … Continue reading

Turning Consumer Satisfaction into Quality Improvement

Mark, will be discussing our work with the vocational rehabilitation system at the 11th Annual PEQA Summit this September. Satisfaction survey data can be used at the agency-wide level to spark action and improve the quality of service provided to … Continue reading