Data Analytics and the Fight Against Opioid Abuse

The opioid epidemic in this country has gained a lot of attention in recent months. Its deadly effects are making their way into almost every news cycle across the country. A recent report by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) contains some very staggering statistics, and an on-going pattern in the rise of American deaths related to prescription opioids. The report cites over 183,000 deaths attributable to prescription opioid overdoses since 1999. The number of which has quadrupled in that 16-year timeframe. [More]

Stability and Child Protection Leadership

Every organization, regardless of focus or sector, needs good, solid leadership to thrive. Why? Leadership not only provides the organization’s vision and guidance so that the executive management team can implement the direction of the organization, but also serves as the role model and principal image of the work of the organization. Two of the most important elements of effective leadership are continuity and stability. Because change is an inevitable part of every organization, leadership that prepares for, addresses, and adapts to change will be more successful with organizational transformation. [More]

Meet PCG’s first official intern class!

This summer, our Boston office welcomed new interns as our first official PCG intern class. They are all working in practice areas from Health to corporate teams. In addition to their practice specific work, interns are also participating in various workshops to best prepare them for the professional world after college. Read their bios below! [More]

Support for the New CASE Specification Announced

Boston, MA, June 17 - Public Consulting Group, Inc. (PCG), in collaboration with HMH, D2L, ACT, SchoolCity, Capella University, Trinity Education Group (TEG), SAFARI Montage, Instructure, Elumen, Learning Objects, IBM, Pearson, the Georgia Department of Education, Houston Independent School District, the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium, and the Texas Education Agency, are pleased to support the expected approval of a new technical specification by IMS Global Learning Consortium (IMS Global) called the Competency and Academic Standards Exchange (CASE). [More]

National Academy of Medicine outlines strategies for high-need patients

On July 6, 2017, the National Academy of Medicine released a valuable report entitled, “Effective Care for High-Need Patients: Opportunities for Improving Outcomes, Value, and Health.” The report describes key characteristics of high-need patient populations, tools that can be adopted to identify evidence-based models of care for them, and strategies to promote successful implementation of such models in collaboration with a broad range of stakeholders at the federal, state, and community level. It stresses the importance of behavioral health issues, social determinants of health, and community-based supports for high-need patients who often struggle at home with functional limitations associated with aging, disabilities, and a wide range of long-term diseases examined in the report. [More]