Health Consulting Group, Inc. (HCG) offers a range of research
services tailored to meet client needs. These services can range
from a basic literature review and summary to designing and conducting
multi-year and multi-site studies. For public health related projects
we specialize in training,
educational, and service needs assessments; program and intervention
evaluations; feasibility studies, planning and management analyses;
as well as formative research targeted to development of social
marketing and/or health communications programs.
We have many years of experience in the design, application, and
analysis of both quantitative and qualitative methodological approaches.
Quantitative research includes design, administration, and analysis
of mailed surveys as well as surveys conducted via telephone and
encounter interviews. In conducting random digit dial and other
telephone survey studies, HCG typically partners with colleagues
in a School of Public Health Survey Research Center. This allows
large studies to be conducted using a cost-effective and scientifically
Similarly, HCG has in-depth experience in the design, administration,
and analysis of studies that rely on the collection of qualitative
data. The approaches include planning, and conducting focus groups
and structured discussion groups as well as analysis of outcomes.
Data management and reporting requirements are tailored to client
and study needs. Through well established partnerships with leading
biostatisticians, HCG provides clients access to highly qualified
and experienced researchers who provide consultative input with
respect to appropriate analytical techniques and methods and provide
stringent protocols related to quality assurance in data collection,
analysis, and management.