Impact Evaluation Studies
IMPAQ's name derives from our firm's unique expertise and experience in conducting random assignment and quasi-experimental design program evaluation studies to assess the impact of labor, health, education, and other social programs. Our team has designed, developed, and implemented state-of-the-art techniques and approaches for both domestic and international government clients, including the U.S. Department of Labor, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the World Bank, the Millennium Challenge Corporation, and foreign governments. Our studies have focused on identifying impacts through benefit-cost analysis, assessment of social impacts, and estimations of return-on-investment.
Featured Project: Acute Care Episode (ACE) Demonstration
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services contracted with IMPAQ to design and implement an independent evaluation of the feasibility and cost effectiveness of the bundled payment methodology and the improvement in quality of care and other benefits to Medicare beneficiaries. Read More
Survey Research & Data Collection
IMPAQ has developed a state-of-the-art capability in the design and administration of telephone surveys and other data collection methodologies. We have utilized our in-house, CATI-equipped telephone survey center to support data collection efforts for our research projects in a highly cost-efficient manner.In addition, IMPAQ has developed sophisticated data processing systems which enable us to clean, organize, and analyze large sets of survey, program, and administrative data.
Featured Project: Job Corps National Data Collection Project
For the U.S. Department of Labor’s Job Corps program, IMPAQ is conducting a national survey to collect information on Job Corps students’ experiences and outcomes. The Job Corps Program, a federally funded education and vocational training program for at-risk youth aged 16 through 24, provides services to approximately 60,000 youths each year at 122 centers across the country. Read More
Applied Research Studies
IMPAQ brings significant corporate and individual experience in conducting research studies to evaluate the effectiveness and efficiency of various government programs and to develop a better understanding of the programs, processes, and systems that may impact their success. We have proven experience in conducting economic analyses, literature reviews, case studies, surveys, interviews, focus groups, benchmarking studies, analyses of program and administrative data, and the conduct of cross-cultural or cross-organizational comparisons.
Featured Project: Performance Measures for Medicare Parts C & D Plan Providers
IMPAQ International is currently developing and implementing performance measurement systems for evaluating health plans providing services under the Medicare Advantage (Part C) and Prescription Drug (Part D) programs in three areas directly impacting Medicare beneficiaries and their health plan choices.
Quantitative Data Analysis
IMPAQ staff has significant experience in applying a broad range of statistical techniques to develop simulations, model complex systems, and perform econometric analyses for our clients. Our team of economists, statisticians, and statistical programmers has experience in writing complex programs using a variety of computer languages and statistical software packages (SAS, Visual Basic, C++, SQL Server, Stata, SPSS) to clean, organize, and analyze large program and administrative data sets for research purposes.
Featured Project: Recovery – Comparative Effectiveness Research (CER) Public Use Data Pilot Project
CMS has contracted with IMPAQ International, and partners NORC and Buccaneer Computer Systems & Services, to pioneer the creation, dissemination, and support of Medicare claims public use files (PUF) to conduct comparative effectiveness research. Read More
Process Evaluations & Qualitative Research
IMPAQ has significant experience in conducting qualitative research studies and process evaluations for its domestic and international clients. Our research staff members include individuals with backgrounds in such fields as psychology, sociology, and anthropology who have applied their knowledge and experience to design and conduct research studies to collect reliable, valid data to support qualitative analyses.
Featured Project: Effective Health Care Program Governance Project
This project is focused on the development of a conceptual framework and formalized governance structure for AHRQ's Effective Health Care (EHC) Program. Data collection strategies include stakeholder interviews, a web-based survey, and benchmarking of international organizations' programs and practices.
IMPAQ provides expert technical assistance and consulting services in the areas of workforce development, labor policy, health care policy, privatization, poverty alleviation, and education both domestically and internationally. We have provided these services to government agencies, multilateral organizations, and the private sector.
Featured Project: Reemployment and Eligibility Assessment Initiative
IMPAQ is currently providing technical assistance to 21 sites implementing the Reemployment and Eligibility Assessment (REA) Initiative, which seeks to determine the effectiveness of requiring Unemployment Insurance (UI) claimants to attend one-on-one meetings with One-Stop reemployment counselors to verify benefit eligibility. Read More
The U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL) requires prospective grantees to submit formal evaluation plans as part of their grant proposals. IMPAQ has a proven track record of helping organizations develop high-quality evaluation plans, ultimately leading to winning submissions under both grant programs.
- IMPAQ International to Conduct Comprehensive Data Analysis of All Howard County Public Schools’ Data Systems
- IMPAQ President Joins Accountable Care Workgroup Supporting Federal Advisory Committee on Health IT Policy
- National Association of Local Boards of Health Profiles IMPAQ International’s Work on the Medicare Data Sharing Program
- Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Releases 2008, 2010 Prescription Drug Profiles Public Use Files Developed by IMPAQ International
- IMPAQ International Profiled in the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management’s (APPAM) Institutional Member Spotlight
- U.S. Department of Labor Announces Availability of Funding For 2012 Employment and Training Administration Research Papers Program
- IMPAQ President Emphasizes Importance of CMS’ Partnership for Patients, Community-Based Care Transition Program to Addressing Readmission Challenges in the United States