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 conducted 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 conducted 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.
Compendium of Measures of Core Outcome Areas for Runaway and Homeless Youth for the Administration for Children and Families Family and Youth Services Bureau
Client: Synthesis Professional Services
Akeso joined Synthesis Professional Services in supporting Gray Matters Technology in conducting a systematic literature review and data tables summarizing psychometric properties, applications, strengths, and weaknesses of measures related to well-being, social support, housing, employment, and education outcomes for runaway and homeless youth.
Evaluation of Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered (FORCE) eXamining Relevance of Articles for Young Survivors/You (XRAYS) Program
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 developed a resource for young women with or at risk for young breast cancer survivors. FORCE is expanding the resource for broader audiences. Akeso is assessing implementation barriers, facilitators, and lessons learned, as well as the effectiveness of XRAYS in conveying information.
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 evaluate 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.
Evaluation of the US Department of Labor, Office of Disability Employment Policy Visionary Opportunities to Increase Competitive Integrated Employment (VOICE) Initiative
Client: Economic Systems
The VOICE initiative offers technical assistance to states for the purpose of supporting policies, training, and institutional capacity that supports competitive integrated employment for people with mental or intellectual disabilities. Akeso designed and conducted an assessment of the impact of VOICE technical assistance on states' progress toward policy and capacity building goals. Results will support ODEP in program planning.
Evaluation of Johns Hopkins University Breast Cancer Program
Client: Johns Hopkins University Breast Cancer Program
The Johns Hopkins University Breast Cancer Program received Centers for Disease Control and Prevention grant funding to offer patient navigation and health education services to priority populations, and to develop innovative tools that support clinicians in delivering patient-centered care. Akeso serves as the project's independent evaluator.
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 are distributed by the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services.
Needs Assessment for Residential Social Services Program
Client: House of Ruth
Akeso planned and conducted focus groups with clients of a residential program to support survivors of intimate partner violence in order to evaluate effectiveness of current services and need for additional services. Results informed program planning and development.
Reading for Understanding Conference Proceedings
Client: U.S. Department of Education Institute of Education Sciences
Akeso developed technical proceedings and recommendations reports for Reading for Understanding leadership and grantee team Meeting. A total of 22 researchers from the six grantees participating in this research initiative share findings and discuss implications regarding what they have learned about improving reading comprehension for struggling readers. The agenda will include both presentations by attendees and general discussion to integrate findings across presentations.
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.
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.
Survey Development for Assessing the Administration for Children and Families Family and Youth Services Bureau (FYSB) Grant Review Process
Client: F2 Solutions
Akeso is supporting F2 Solutions in updating FYSB's grant review process assessment survey. Akeso will provide input to ensure the survey adheres to state-of-the-science methodological guidelines while requiring minimal participant burden.
Technical Expert Panel Reports for the Institute of Education Sciences
Client: JDC Events
Akeso supported JDC Events in producing reports on expert panel research findings, commentary and recommendations related to priority topics in education policy, including measuring quality of early childhood education, advancing adult education, engaging parents of children with disabilities, and navigating post-secondary education.
Technical Writing Support for Connecticut Area Health Education Center
Client: University of Connecticut Health Center
Akeso provides support to clinician-researchers in producing articles on study results for publication in peer-reviewed journals. Support includes editorial services, analytic consultation, and managing the submission process.
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Consumer Market Survey Services
Client: Synthesis Professional Services, Inc. team
Akeso joined 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 identified needs for information and effective approaches for conveying consumer safety messages.