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Overview of Our Services

With researchers and professionals from the top-ranked public university in the nation, HRA provides consulting services in health communication, research, and policy. We meet tight deadlines, while maintaining the highest standards of quality and ethics. Contact us for cost estimates on large or small projects.

You can find out more about our services and related projects below, or you can contact to learn more.

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    Health Literacy & Communications

    Health information and health care are becoming more complex. For people with limited literacy skills, the challenge can be overwhelming. Lack of understanding can lead to poor health outcomes, excess hospitalization, and increased costs.

    Services include:

    • Readability Assessments
    • Writing & Designing for Readability & Usability
    • Health Literacy Trainings & Audits
    • Linguistic & Cultural Adaptation
    • Alternative Formats & Accessible Design
    • Broad Areas of Expertise
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    Research & Evaluation

    HRA’s team includes epidemiologists, medical sociologists, gerontologists, and specialists in health literacy and translational research. We employ a variety of qualitative and quantitative methods to create the most effective research designs.

    Services include:

    • Participatory Research
    • Translational Research
    • Mixed Methods Design
    • Program Evaluation
    • Evaluation of Health Communications
    • Usability Testing
    • Focus Groups
    • Telephone Survey Research
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    Public Health Policy & Planning

    Health Research for Action works with many partners to promote policies that improve health and positively shape our communities. Through our studies, periodical, policy briefings and stakeholder meetings, we advance changes in health systems, regulations, and public programs.

    Services include:

    • Policy Analysis
    • Strategic Planning
    • Perspectives Periodical
    • Dissemination Strategies
    • Policy Briefings & Expert Testimony
    • Symposia & Convenings
  • New & Traditional Media

    New Media—the merging of traditional media with interactive computer-enabled consumer devices and the Internet—has become integrated into the lives of billions. Effective New Media for health needs to be innovative, engaging, and easy-to-use.

    Services include:

    • Website Health Literacy Assessments
    • Developing Consumer-Friendly Websites & Text Messaging
    • Alternative Formats
    • Mobile App Development
  • State, Federal, & International Initiatives

    Americans need good information, on exercise, parenting, health care, and many other issues. We help you develop large-scale multi-media campaigns based on best practices in health communication.

    Services include:

    • Regional & State Health Education Programs
    • Medicare, Medicaid, & Commercial Health Plans
    • Parents Guides
    • Easy-to-Read Wellness Guides
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    At HRA, we work with a wide variety of populations in conducting research and developing resources. We develop collaborative relationships with community groups serving specific populations.

    Services include:

    • Over 15 Languages
    • Patients & Health Plan Members
    • Parents & Families
    • Seniors & Caregivers
    • People with Limited Literacy Skills
    • People with Disabilities & Chronic Conditions
    • Deaf & Hard-of-Hearing