Econometrica Joins the Road to Zero Coalition

Econometrica Joins the Road to Zero Coalition

April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month

In honor of National Distracted Driving Awareness Month, Econometrica, Inc., has joined the National Safety Council’s Road to Zero Coalition. The coalition focuses on ending traffic fatalities—a leading cause of unintentional death—on our roadways within 30 years. Partners and stakeholders will act together toward the goal of eliminating traffic fatalities by 2050.

According to the National Safety Council, traffic fatalities have increased 14 percent from 2014 to 2016, which is the largest 2-year increase in more than 50 years. Despite this alarming statistic, traffic fatalities can be prevented.

Econometrica demonstrates extensive experience and expertise in transportation safety. In a project for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), Econometrica supported many rulemakings designed to improve safety for truck drivers and the public, such as regulating hours of truck drivers’ service on the road, regulating the use of electronic logging devices to keep track of driving hours, and accounting for the effects of diabetes on safe driving.

Over the past two decades, Econometrica has provided support services for the publication of National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Traffic Safety Facts and FMCSA’s Large Truck and Bus Crash Facts. We look forward to working with other members to help the Road to Zero Coalition reach its goal of eliminating all traffic fatalities.

About Econometrica:
Founded in 1998, Econometrica is a research and management organization in Bethesda, MD, established to provide public- and private-sector clients with customized program support services. Econometrica works with multiple agencies to provide high-quality, cost-effective analyses, modeling, and economic evaluations. The company consistently receives exceptional scores from its clients and believes in three principles: technical capabilities, happy customers, and business development.

We look forward to working with other members to help the Road to Zero Coalition reach its goal of eliminating all traffic fatalities.

To join and become a member of the Road to Zero Coalition, visit its site.

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Econometrica Celebrates Earth Day!

Econometrica Celebrates Earth Day!

Econometrica plants trees in honor of its 20-year anniversary.

Econometrica is pleased to continue our 20-year anniversary celebration with donations to two organizations that will plant trees on parklands. The first donation was made to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Forest Service Plant-A-Tree program.

The second donation was made to TREE-MENDOUS MARYLAND, a program of the Maryland Forest Service, Department of Natural Resources. This donation will allow a native tree to be planted on Maryland public land.

Both donations represent Econometrica’s own work in the areas of health, community development, infrastructure, and other public services, and symbolize our intent to continue to grow and thrive as an organization and to further to develop our roots and expand our branches.

About Econometrica:
Founded in 1998, Econometrica is a research and management organization in Bethesda, MD, established to provide public- and private-sector clients with customized program support services. Econometrica works with multiple agencies to provide high-quality, cost-effective analyses, modeling, and economic evaluations. The company consistently receives exceptional scores from its clients and believes in three principles: technical capabilities, happy customers and business development.

This donation will allow a native tree to be planted on Maryland public land.

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Building Meaningful Partnerships

Building Meaningful Partnerships

2018 Econometrica Partner Day

Econometrica held its annual Partner Day event on April 5. Econometrica is passionate about forming partnerships and building on the strengths of each individual and business. In that spirit, partners arrived from far and wide, with some partners driving from New York and North Carolina. The event started with light refreshments and a rapid networking icebreaker that allowed each attendee to meet others in the room. We continued the event with an in-depth look at Econometrica’s services and a discussion about next steps.

Since the event, Econometrica has already signed a teaming agreement and identified some great opportunities for synergy. We look forward to continuing to nurture our existing partnerships and build new ones.

If you missed the event, don’t worry! Get in touch with us using our contact form. Thank you all for attending and for making 2018 Partner Day a banner event!

About Econometrica:
Founded in 1998, Econometrica is a research and management organization in Bethesda, MD, established to provide public- and private-sector clients with customized program support services. Econometrica works with multiple agencies to provide high-quality, cost-effective analyses, modeling, and economic evaluations. The company consistently receives exceptional scores from its clients and believes in three principles: technical capabilities, happy customers and business development.

Since the event, Econometrica has already signed a teaming agreement and identified some great opportunities for synergy.

Contact us about partnership opportunities.

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Econometrica’s Drive to Reduce Opioid Deaths

Econometrica’s Drive to Reduce Opioid Deaths

HRSA’s Value of Poison Centers for Medicare Beneficiaries: Measuring the Impact of Poison Center Consultations Contract Awarded in 2014

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicated that on average 115 Americans die every day from an opioid overdose. With the number of opioid-involved deaths continuing to increase in the United States, it is time for healthcare members to mobilize with speed and efficiency to help reduce opioid deaths.

Over the past 20 years, Econometrica has worked on several projects preparing us to battle the opioid crisis. In 2014, Econometrica worked with Lewin and PIRE on the Health Resources and Services Administration’s Value of Poison Centers for Medicare Beneficiaries: Measuring the Impact of Poison Center Consultations project.

In this project, the team conducted a retrospective study to determine the impact of poison center consultations on the length of inpatient hospital stays related to poisonings for Medicare beneficiaries. The project also secured epidemiological data to identify whether any cost benefits existed with seniors’ hospitalizations due to poison-related incidents that may be attributable to the involvement of poison control centers.

Part of combating the opioid crisis requires creating educational tools to disseminate important messages. In our Prevention of Prescription Abuse in the Workplace project for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, we worked with employers and their staff members to spread opioid misuse prevention messages. We also supported Safe State’s Injury Surveillance Workgroup 7 from 2010 to 2012 as it examined data sources that can be used to keep track of the growing opioid epidemic.

The number of opioid-involved deaths continues to increase in the United States, adding to the already large numbers of deaths attributed to opioid use. We understand the urgency and scale of this crisis and we are committed to using our capabilities and experience to be a part of the solution.

The project also secured epidemiological data to identify whether any cost benefits existed with seniors’ hospitalizations due to poison-related incidents that may be attributable to the involvement of poison control centers.

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USDA Publishes Econometrica Report About Pilot to Help Schools Access Fruits and Vegetables for School Meals

USDA Publishes Econometrica Report About Pilot to Help Schools Access Fruits and Vegetables for School Meals

Evaluation of Pilot Project for Procurement of Unprocessed Fruits and Vegetables

Econometrica conducted a mixed-methods evaluation of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Pilot Project for the Procurement of Unprocessed Fruits and Vegetables. In this Pilot project, participating States and school food authorities used their USDA Foods National School Lunch Program entitlement funds to procure unprocessed fruits and vegetables for school meals from any USDA Pilot-authorized vendor.

Econometrica used administrative data and data from interviews with State Distributing Agency officials to describe the fruits and vegetables purchased and States’ experiences with the Pilot. Econometrica also compared Pilot purchase data to USDA Foods and USDA Department of Defense Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (USDA DoD Fresh) data to better understand how States used the Pilot.

USDA selected the following eight States for the Pilot: California, Connecticut, Michigan, New York, Oregon, Virginia, Washington, and Wisconsin.

The key findings of the Evaluation of Pilot Project for Procurement of Unprocessed Fruits and Vegetables are published on the USDA’s website.

In addition to the report, Econometrica also created downloadable infographics with data from each Pilot State.

Econometrica used administrative data and data from interviews with State Distributing Agency officials to describe the fruits and vegetables purchased and States’ experiences with the Pilot.

Check out our report and downloadable infographics.

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