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Our projects cover a range of public health initiatives including tobacco cessation, cancer control, student outcomes, and more.
Read some of our highlights.
A custom reporting solution for tracking school outcomes
PDA’s custom-built data repository and custom reporting application substantially reduced the effort required for annual reporting.
Contributing to statewide tobacco survey development and data analysis
PDA supported the Indiana Department of Health by developing the adult tobacco questionnaire and providing survey data analysis.
Using data to identify health equity priorities in a statewide needs assessment
PDA used mapping and key informant interviews to identify populations being missed by a state nutrition program
Using principles-focused evaluation to embed health equity in an initiative
PDA engaged program staff and community partners in revising and assessing program principles that reflect health equity processes and outcomes.
Evaluation to inform best practices for active transportation planning
PDA conducted a content analysis of transportation planning documents to support the implementation of active transportation components in local and regional planning processes.
Using principles-focused evaluation with a complex, multi-grantee initiative
PDA used a principles-focused evaluation framework to guide our evaluation of a statewide initiative to prevent chronic disease.
A secure data system to inform program decisions in Florida
PDA's software development team built and manages a web-based application for Florida's multi-site tobacco cessation program.
Using responsive evaluation to provide a coalition with actionable insights
PDA's responsive evaluation and data visualization techniques provided useful reports to Ohio’s Comprehensive Cancer Control Program.
Helping schools improve culture through advanced surveys and automated reporting
PDA’s custom-built survey administration and automated reporting engine helps bring an anti-bullying program to American schools.
Improving survey methodologies for cessation studies
PDA is passionate about survey methodology, constantly learning and applying new methods to yield the most accurate survey results.
Using cognitive interviews to improve quantitative survey data
PDA used cognitive interviews to assess the functionality of survey items related to second-hand smoke exposure.
Contributing to education research through survey and statistical support
PDA supported geoscience education researchers by administering a survey to over 10,000 instructors and providing survey design and statistical support.
Assessing medication therapies with quantitative analysis
PDA conducted a quantitative analysis of clinical trial data to assess the efficacy of two medications when the first treatment failed.