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Housed within UNC’s Center for Health Equity Research, Abacus is a program evaluation and research consultancy committed to amplifying our clients’ impact and effectiveness. Our work fosters innovation and advances equity in research and health outcomes through evaluation.

We work collaboratively to understand our clients’ goals and priorities, measure outcomes and impact, and use the findings to improve performance. Our team has extensive experience evaluating a wide range of health and human service initiatives, including centers and institutes, training and capacity building programs, and individual and multi-site research projects. We employ a full suite of innovative methods to solve our clients’ diverse evaluation needs.

We can help at any stage of program development and implementation. From program planning through data collection, analysis, and reporting, and continuous improvement, our expert team is ready to assist. We use a collaborative, adaptive, and data-based approach to increase program value for organizations, communities, grant awardees, and grant seekers.


Who We Are

We are a team of experienced evaluators, researchers, scholars, and health equity champions with a broad range of skills and areas of expertise.

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We provide evaluation options to serve a variety of needs and scopes. Offerings include program planning and implementation, joint development of funding proposals, and data collection, analysis, and reporting.

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We have worked with a diverse set of projects, including complex and multi-level initiatives, programs, and interventions.

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We are here to help. Contact the Abacus team via email, phone, or an in-person meeting to discuss your needs and how we can support you.

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