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Program Analysis, Policy Planning and Implementation

Man writing strategic planning terms on whiteboard Public health research programs must be rigorously designed to align with long-range policy yet be flexible enough to respond to shifting priorities. Our public health expertise can help you evaluate research options, conduct effective conferences to define research agendas, carry out expert reviews, and establish restricted-access electronic forums for discussion and dissemination of policy and program information. We are proud to play a role in the work of public health agencies in the National Institutes of Health and other Department of Health and Human Services organizations.

  • Research portfolio analysis. We have developed an evaluation and scoring tool—teamed with a self-paced online training tutorial—that helps the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) AIDS Research Program ensure that its research activities stay focused on the changing characteristics of disease exposure, transmission, treatment, and prevention while meeting requirements stipulated by the Public Health Service Act and the NIH Office of the Director.
  • Policy research and planning. SEI supports NIDA's Office of Science Policy and Communications (OSPC) through research that identifies drug abuse trends and emerging issues that inform policy development. We provide subject matter expertise and tailored IT and communications services to work directly with NIDA executive staff in support of OSPC's deliberations, policymaking, and dissemination activities.
  • Program planning and support. We help the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) Alcohol Research Utilization System (ARUS) by coordinating and providing training and assistance to ARUS staff and grantees, assisting NIAAA with disseminating program information to the public and to service providers, and providing support to a wide range of senior-level planning activities.