State and Local
WRMA has supported the health and well-being of at-risk families and individuals for nearly two decades. From our work with the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Health Research and Services Administration (HRSA) HIV/AIDS Bureau (HAB) supporting the Ryan White program needs to working with the HHS Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) on the Children’s Mental Health Initiative, WRMA has advanced positive health strategies through leading evaluations, drafting Reports to Congress, and providing technical assistance to local grantees.
WRMA provides a broad array of technical assistance services at the federal, tribal, state, local, and nonprofit grantee levels. We deliver technical assistance approaches that include intensive onsite consultations, peer learning discussions with multiple customers, national and regional webinars and presentations, dissemination of policy and process issue briefs, development of online resources and tools, data integration, and call center support.
WRMA brings 40 years of system development experience at both the state and federal levels. We have built and implemented data collection systems, assessed and piloted emerging technologies including predictive analytics and machine learning prototypes, conducted IT needs assessments, conducted data analysis and data visualization, and developed reports through data dashboards, data warehouses, and data lakes. Our in-house staff provide an Agile approach that prides itself in listening and fully understanding the needs of the customer throughout the development stages.
Research and Evaluation
WRMA provides research and evaluation expertise to federal, tribal, state, and local governments; foundations; and nonprofit agencies with the objective of improving the knowledge base from which to design, fund, implement, and improve health and human services. Our research focuses on the needs of vulnerable children and their families, wherever they are served: in child welfare, mental health, early education, or other health and human services programs. Our evaluations have been multi-site and multi-year, commonly collecting a wide range of data including client data, services data, cost data, and outcomes data. Using both quantitative and qualitative approaches, we are leaders in reducing data collection and reporting burdens on programs and individuals by maximizing the utilization of administrative data sets.
Learning and Resource Supports
WRMA’s Learning and Resource Center (LRC) is a center of excellence that supports all client and internal WRMA projects and is also available to external clients. This team of adult learning experts, graphic and instructional designers, and 508 compliance specialists brings the expertise, skills, and creative know-how to help clients and subject matter experts effectively train or support their audiences by transforming their knowledge into refined print and digital content and innovative learning solutions. Providing this in-house team to our subject matter experts and clients means faster and more efficient communication to get professional quality products created on schedule. The LRC guides content from concept to publication—checking off design, effective delivery models, copy editing and quality assurance, and 508 compliance along the way. We also offer virtual meeting planning and can support your online event across various industry leading platforms.