Akeso Projects

Analytic support for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Building Interdisciplinary Careers in Women's Health (BIRCWH) program evaluation
Client: Windrose Vision, LLC

Akeso provided support for analytic plan development and implementation for evaluation of NIH'S BIRWCH program. BIRCWH is designed to support mentored research career development of junior faculty. BIRCWH scholars engage in interdisciplinary research to broaden understanding of the role of gender in health. Windrose Vision is conducting the evaluation for NIH.


Analytic support for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Broadening Experience in Scientific Training (BEST) program evaluation
Client: Windrose Vision, LLC

Akeso provided consultation on evaluation questions and data collection methods, as well as analysis and reporting to Windrose Vision. The BEST program is designed to enhance training opportunities for biomedical graduate and post-graduate scholars. Windrose Vision is conducting the evaluation for NIH.


Analytic support for Indian Health Services (IHS) Survey on Bullying in Tribal Schools
Client: HCD International

Akeso provided data management and analytic support to HCD International, which conducted a survey about bullying and school climate in tribal schools. Indian Health Services will use the data to understand the extent and nature of school bullying, and to identify tribal schools' needs for support in addressing this issue.


Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered (FORCE) eXamining Relevance of Articles for Young Survivors (XRAYS) Evaluation
Client: Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered (FORCE)

Akeso is conducting an independent process and outcomes evaluation of XRAYS. In response to an identified need for support in evaluating the quality of research evidence and science reporting, FORCE is developing a resource for young women with or at risk for young breast cancer survivors.Akeso is assessing implementation barriers, facilitators, and lessons learned, as well as the effectiveness of XRAYS in conveying information.


Reading for Understanding Leadership Team Meeting Conference Proceedings
Client: U.S. Department of Education Institute of Education Sciences

Akeso will develop a second technical proceedings and recommendations report on the Reading for Understanding Leadership Team Meeting. As with the previous meeting, 22 researchers from the six grantees participating in this research initiative to share findings and discuss implications regarding what they have learned about improving reading comprehension for struggling comprehenders. The agenda will include both presentations by attendees and general discussion to integrate findings across presentations.


Identifying Best Practices in Preventing and Treating Cardiovascular Disease in Minority Patients
Client: Singletary and Associates

Akeso Consulting supported Singletary and Associates in conducting an environmental scan to identify best practices in preventing and treating cardiovascular disease in minority patients. Results will be used to develop tools for clinicians. Tools will be distributed by the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services.


Evaluation of the Health Resources and Services Administration's (HRSA) Radiation Exposure Screening and Education Program
Client: Systems Plus and Synthesis Professional Services, Inc. team

Akeso joined the Systems Plus and Synthesis Professional Services, Inc. team to evaluated the Health Resources and Services Administration's Radiation Exposure Screening and Education Program (RESEP). Program grantees provide outreach, education, screening, referrals, and support for compensation applications to community members eligible for services under the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act (RECA). During the base year, the team studied grantee operations and challenges faced in providing services. During the second year, the team conducted research to identify resources needed by potential new grantees.


U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Consumer Market Survey Services
Client: Synthesis Professional Services, Inc. team

Akeso joins the Synthesis Professional Services, Inc. team in assessing U.S. consumers' awareness of the work and mission of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. Survey results will identify needs for information and effective approaches for conveying consumer safety messages.


Annual report on the status of women in the U.S. Media
Client: Women's Media Center

Akeso supported the Women's Media center in its first annual report on roles of women in the U.S. news and entertainment media. The Akeso team compiled, analyzed, and synthesized data, then reported recent trends, statistics,and qualitative data on media depictions of women. The report discussed implications of the findings and provided recommendations for addressing media gender disparities.


Report on the relationships between economic factors and reproductive health service utilization
Client: Turner Media Strategies

Akeso conducted a systematic literature review on how consumers' use of contraceptive services is affected by financial and economic factors. Our analysts reviewed and analyzed data from multiple sources, including the Guttmacher Institute, identified themes and patterns, and policy implications. Results were presented at a National Press Club news conference.