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Past Policy Impact Award Winners

2018
 
The National Survey of Child and Adolescent Well Being Project
 
2017

 
The International Tobacco Control Policy Evaluation
Project
 
2016
 
Urban Institute for the Health Reform Monitoring Survey
 
2015

 
The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation for the Kaiser Health Tracking Polls
 
2014


 
The U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) and its contractors:  RTI International, Westat, NORC and the U.S. Census Bureau for their work on the National Prison Rape Statistics Program.
 
2013


 
John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development of Rutgers University for its Work Trends series of panel surveys chronicling the plight of unemployed Americans in the Great Recession.
 
2012



 
State Health Access Data Assistance Center (SHADAC) at the University of Minnesota for the work done over a 10-year period to improve the federal data survey infrastructure to make data more accessible to inform state health policy.
 
2011



 
U.S. Department of Defense Comprehensive Review Working Group, RAND Corporation Survey Team and Westat Survey Team in recognition for their survey work which helped inform the Senate debate that led to the repeal of the “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” policy.
 
2010



 
ABC News and Its International Media Partners BBC, ARD German TV, NHK General TV, Time Magazine, USA Today, Der Spiegel in recognition of their extraordinary series of polls in Afghanistan and Iraq on “Where Things Stand.”
 
2008

 
Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) Team, a part of the federal government's Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
 
2006


 
UCLA Center for Health Policy Research and its partners, the California Department of Health Services and the Public Health Institute - California Health Interview Survey
 
2005
 
RAND Corporation - The HIV Cost and Services Utilization Study
 
2004
 
The Urban Institute - Assessing the New Federalism Project