The Government Resource Center has extensive experience designing and managing both large and small scale health surveys. GRC staff can assist clients with questionnaire development, sampling design, fielding, data analysis, and presenting and disseminating the results. One example of a current project is the:
2012 Ohio Medicaid Assessment Survey (OMAS): The 2012 OMAS examines access to the health system, health status, and health determinant characteristics of Ohio’s Medicaid, Medicaid eligible, and non-Medicaid populations. The OMAS is a complex designed telephone survey and trained interviewers surveyed nearly 23,000 adults from late May 2012 to early October 2012.
Examples of previous work include the:
(1) Ohio Family Health Survey (OFHS): Started in 1998, the OFHS is Ohio’s benchmark repeat-series population-based health research project. Survey iterations were conducted in 2004, 2008, and 2010. The GRC has been actively involved in the creation and development of the instruments and has overseen the fielding process, data analysis, and report generation.
(2) Ohio Employer Health Benefits Survey (OEHS): Conducted in 2011, the OEHS surveyed 2,500 Ohio businesses to measure the prevalence of employer-sponsored health insurance in Ohio and to assess the potential impact of health care reform on Ohio’s employers.
(3) Evaluating Services that Support Families with Children with Disabilities Survey (DD Survey): The DD Survey interviewed recipients, providers, and managers of developmental disabilities services to determine the strengths, weaknesses, disjoints, and continuity of Ohio's developmental disabilities service system at the state and local levels.
(4) Ohio Safety Net Capacity Survey (OSCS): The OSCS used administrative and survey data to determine baseline strengths and weaknesses of Ohio's health care provider safety net.
(5) Electronics Health Records Survey (EHRS): This survey gathered baseline data on Ohio medical practitioners’ adoption rate of health information technology and health information exchange. This was done through measurements of electronic health records adoption. The EHRS surveyed more than 900 physicians.
(6) Direct Service Workforce Survey (DD and LTC): Conducted in 2012. Approximately 2,000 independent providers and 200 employers participated in the survey. The survey measured factors affecting front line workers in the long term workers including wages, benefits and employee satisfaction.