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Counting Progress on World AIDS Day 2017

World AIDS Day, designated on December 1 every year, is a time to show support for people living with HIV/AIDS and to remember those who have lost their lives to AIDS-related illnesses. Since the catastrophic rise in the number of HIV/AIDS cases in the United States beginning in the early 1980s, science and public health have progressed in learning more about the disease as wel ...

How to Talk About Sensitive Issues in Focus Groups

Focus groups can be a powerful tool for gathering data on experiences, beliefs, attitudes, and perceptions. But what if the topic is one that people might consider sensitive, such as sexual assault, bankruptcy, or alcohol abuse? At FMG, when we conduct focus groups on these topics, we are aware that participants may, understandably, not want to talk about these issues in front ...

Fors Marsh Group Achieves B Corporation Certification

Fors Marsh Group (FMG) is proud to announce it is officially a Certified B Corporation. FMG is the first Washington, D.C.,-area research company to earn this honor and joins a community of Certified B Corporations committed to a higher standard of overall social and environmental performance, transparency and accountability. To become certified, FMG met a rigorous set of stand ...

Fors Marsh Group Awarded DCPAS Recruitment and Marketing Contract

The Department of Defense (DoD) awarded a contract to Fors Marsh Group (FMG) to evaluate the knowledge and attitudes high-quality job applicants have toward DoD civilian job opportunities and associated recruitment and marketing efforts. In partnership with the Defense Civilian Personnel Advisory Service (DCPAS), FMG will develop an innovative research plan that will uncover ke ...

Fors Marsh Group Wins NIH Contract to Improve Website Usability

Fors Marsh Group (FMG) earned a contract with the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) under the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to conduct usability testing of the NIMH website. FMG will identify ways to improve the web content, navigation structure, mobile friendliness, graphics, communication tools, and interactive content. The NIMH website serves as the principal ...

District of Columbia Civic Engagement Makes Local Government Forms Work!

Have you ever received a government form and struggled to complete it? Maybe you were confused by the instructions, unsure which boxes to use to enter information, or scratching your head about the terminology. You are not alone! We’ve all struggled at times with completing what we think should be a simple form. Although they can give us a headache at times, forms are absolutel ...

Fors Marsh Group’s Learning Technologies Division Wins Contract With U.S. Air Force

The United States Air Force has awarded Fors Marsh Group (FMG) a contract to improve financial literacy and retirement planning understanding within the enlisted and officer active duty population. This contract will be led by John Low, Learning Technologies Division Director, and is the first contract under this new capability at FMG. FMG’s responsibilities will include devel ...

Strategies for Wellness Behavior Change Messaging

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) launched this week its annual National Wellness Week event, a public health effort in which the agency reminds us to pay attention to our wellness. According to SAMHSA, there are eight dimensions of wellness—some more obvious and others less so—that include physical, emotional, spiritual, intellectual, envir ...

Fors Marsh Group Makes Inc. 5000 List for Fifth Consecutive Year

Inc. Magazine ranked Fors Marsh Group (FMG) No. 2,777 on its annual Inc. 5000 list, up from 4,840 in 2016. This is the fifth consecutive year FMG made the list. The Inc. 5000 list is an exclusive ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. It takes a comprehensive look at America’s independent entrepreneurs and determines a company’s rank by examining percentage ...

Changing Public Perceptions of Excessive Drinking

Most people are aware of the dangerous consequences of excessive drinking. However, most people think about excessive drinking like they do about gun ownership: that in a variety of contexts, it’s perfectly safe and normal. Several studies—including our own research—show that most people believe that the acceptability of excessive drinking is determined by the context in which ...

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