Agile and efficient by design, Rainbow Research makes the most of your research and evaluation funding by bringing in the right partners at the right time.
From cultural leaders and information technology pros, to communications and data visualization specialists, these time-tested experts work hand-in-hand with us to ensure the correct and complete resource complement for your project.
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The Center for Community Health and Evaluation (CCHE),
based in Seattle, Washington, designs and evaluates health-related programs and initiatives throughout the United States. CCHE specializes in matching evaluation strategies to the needs of stakeholders, including the community, program staff, clinicians, and policymakers. Highly interdisciplinary, CCHE has designed health promotion interventions, evaluated both large and small health-related initiatives, organized national conferences, and published widely.
Hispanic Advocacy and Community Empowerment through Research (HACER)
works with Latino community-based grantee organizations. HACER is a nonprofit, community-based research organization that originated in 1988 as a collaborative effort between Ramsey County Human Services, Communidades Latinos Unidos en Servicio
(CLUES), and Metropolitan State University to address the lack of information about Latinos and Latino issues in Minnesota’s public discourse.
HACER is housed within the University of Minnesota’s Center for Urban and Regional Affairs (CURA). HACER’s mission is to provide the Minnesota Latino community the ability to create and control information about itself in order to affect institutional decisions and public policy. HACER identifies research needs and delivers quality research products that strengthen the Latino communities of Minnesota. They engage in collaborative research efforts that are timely, methodologically sound and culturally appropriate. HACER’s staff of six includes Executive Director Rodolfo Gutierrez, three research associates, and two research assistants.
Human Service Research (HSR)
provides consultation in evaluation and research, form and tool development, data entry and analysis, report generation, computer software development and training. HSR has partnered with Rainbow Research in the development of customized online reporting systems that are geared to the non-technical user.
NorthPoint Health & Wellness Center’s
internal research and evaluation department providesconsulting services to Native American and Tribal communities. This group conducts research, translates research into practice, monitors outcomes, promotes best practices and analyzes and advances innovative ideas and strategies.
The Innovation Group was launched in 2006 as the research and evaluation hub of NorthPoint. The center received seed funding from Bush Foundation when it first began and recently received a second round of funding in April 2008.
Today, the Innovation Group has a clear mission as a catalyst for improving the health and well-being of the community. The group is rooted in diverse communities and dedicated to research and best practices that effectively produce change, impact policy and promote community health and well-being.
International Language Services (ILS),
based in Minneapolis, Minnesota provides text translation services in more than 100 languages, including Hmong, Spanish, Thi, and Vietnamese. ILS provides translations of interview guides, focus group protocols, and questionnaires for Rainbow Research.
The Minnesota Center for Survey Research (MCSR),
based at the University of Minnesota Office of Measurement Services, has joined Rainbow Research to design and administer larger telephone surveys.
Mod & Company,
a St. Paul, Minnesota, design, marketing and advertising firm, has partnered with Rainbow Research on marketing research for the Building Business Investment in Community (BBIC) effort, a campaign for Minnesota Department of Transportation and Transit for Livable Communities, and the Bike Walk Move campaign.