Research and Evaluation
Kauffman & Associates, Inc.'s (KAI) largest areas of specialization are research and evaluation. KAI conducts high-quality, culturally appropriate research among diverse populations to produce data that create knowledge, explore issues, improve programs, and inform policy making. Much of KAI’s work focuses on evaluation. Our staff also has extensive experience in various forms of basic and applied social science research.
Our research and evaluation team uses both qualitative and quantitative methods, including focus groups, key informant interviews, archival research, and surveys, all with an emphasis on applicable results, analyzed and synthesized for maximum program and policy impact. Our methods meet the highest ethical and scientific standards, and we are experienced in obtaining Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and Institutional Review Board (IRB) clearance.
Section 202 of the Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act (CHIPRA) of 2009 (Public Law 111-3) asked the Secretary of Health and Human Services to encourage states to take steps to increase access and enrollment of American Indians and Alaska Natives for obtaining benefits under the Medicaid and State Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP).