Experience and Commitment

PRG principals have experience in the research, evaluation and development of education, public health, social welfare and employment policy. We aim to improve social, economic and environmental potential through the delivery of timely information, research, and communication services. Our research and evaluation services provide clients with objective analysis and evaluation of policies and programs. We strongly believe that advanced social science research methods are the most reliable foundation from which to offer dependable recommendations on the improvement of policy and programs. PRG principals and staff members bring a balance of knowledge in socio-economic issues, the mechanics of policymaking, and the use of advanced research instruments. We offer clients a variety of quantitative and qualitative data collection services such as surveys, focus groups, in-depth interviews or experimentation and can offer a broad range of analytical experience in econometric modeling and statistical analysis.

PRG is a leader in economical rigorous efficacy research at the programming level. We have years of experience in research and evaluation using cost-effective experimental and quasi-experimental designs for the purposes of causal inference. We have particular expertise in data collection efforts involving hard-to reach populations, including adolescents. We continue to develop analytic frameworks and data collection techniques that provide our clients with insight on the perceptions, reach, fidelity, and efficacy of their efforts to improve participant outcomes.

As a mid-size firm, PRG is able to remain responsive to clients and agile in our approach. We remain closely attuned to the concerns and obligations of our clients. We consistently work to communicate with clarity in new and productive ways. PRG helps clients by providing responsive and transparent formative assessments at any stage of development. PRG’s research has helped inform program and policy decisions at non-profits such as the American Public Health Association (APHA), AARP, and the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. And at various federal departments and agencies, including Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Administration for Children and Families (ACF), the Office of Minority Health (OMH), the Office of Adolescent Health (OAH), Department of Education, Department of Labor, and Department of Justice.

PRG has worked on projects in every state, and we are currently evaluating programs located in Louisiana, California, Florida, West Virginia, Indiana, North Carolina, DC, New Mexico, Michigan, Texas, Massachusetts, Ohio, and New York.

Some examples of our recent federally-funded evaluation projects include:

+ Investing in Innovation (i3), Department of Education

+ Workforce Innovation Fund (WIF), Department of Labor

+ TAACCCT Grant Program, Department of Labor

+ Teen Pregnancy Prevention (TPP), Department of Health and Human Services

+ Capacity Building Initiative for Substance Abuse (SA) and HIV Prevention Services for At-Risk Racial/Ethnic Minority Youth and Young Adults (HIV CBI), SAMHSA

+ Cooperative Agreements to Benefit Homeless Individuals (CABHI), SAMHSA

+ Personal Responsibility Education Innovative Strategies Program(PREIS), Administration for Children and Families (ACF)