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Mathematica works closely with its partners to design policy solutions intended to improve the lives of people with disabilities. Disability policy addresses cross-cutting issues, and though the aspirations of people with disabilities keep pace with the opportunities created by advances in medicine and technology, policy often lags behind—in part because of inadequate information. At Mathematica, we strive to provide the information our partners need to design and implement programs and policies that not only maintain a strong safety net for people with disabilities, and but also help them achieve self-sufficiency and economic independence.
Our dedication to advancing disability policy research, data collection, and program support is embodied in our Center for Studying Disability Policy, established in 2007. Our large, multidisciplinary team understands the complexities facing federal and state policymakers in designing and operating programs that serve people with disabilities, as well as the challenges faced by people with disabilities in interacting with those programs.
Mathematica works closely with our clients to build an evidence base that supports their critical policy decisions and addresses their information needs by conducting the following:
- Program and policy analyses
- Demonstrations and evaluations
- Administrative data processing and analysis
- Surveys and data collection
- Technical assistance
Evaluation of the Pathways to Careers Program
The SourceAmerica® Pathways to Careers™ program helps individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities or a primary diagnosis of autism obtain competitive integrated employment aligned with their skills, interests, strengths, and abilities. Mathematica is conducting an evaluation of Pathways.
Next Generation of Enhanced Employment Strategies Project (NextGen)
This project aims to identify and rigorously evaluate the effectiveness of innovative programs designed to promote employment and economic security among low-income individuals with complex challenges to employment, such as health conditions, criminal history, or limited work skills and experience.
Evaluation of the Promoting the Readiness of Minors in Supplemental Security Income PROMISE Grants
Youth with disabilities who receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI) face substantial barriers to economic independence in transitioning to adult life. The barriers are related to their health status, social isolation, service needs, and potential loss of disability benefits.
Senior Fellow; Director of Health Program Improvement
Carol Irvin’s career has focused on using data to assess policies and programs related to health care access, particularly for vulnerable populations.Featured Projects
- New Approaches for Medicaid: The 1115 Demonstration Evaluation
- Research and Evaluation of the Money Follows the Person (MFP) Demonstration Grants
- The Changing Medical and Long-Term Care Expenditures of People Who Transition from Institutional Care to Home- and Community-Based Services
- Factors Predicting Transitions from Medicare-Only to Medicare-Medicaid Enrollee Status
- Care Delivery Systems
- Health Care and Long-Term Services and Support
- Long-Term Services and Supports
- Medicaid and CHIP
- Health Care and Long-Term Services and Supports
- Human Services