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FVAP, election data, UOCAVA

Fresh from the “Kitchen”: FVAPs New Standardized UOCAVA Data

One of the biggest changes I have experienced in my move to the Elections Research team at Fors Marsh Group is the extent to which I get a close-up look at key research before it’s released. As I’ve told several people, it’s like the #electiongeek equivalent of transitioning from foodie to sous chef – going from a connoisseur of fine data to someone intimately familiar with the ...

disaster, emergency preparedness, Fors Marsh Group

Three Emerging Trends in Emergency Management

Increasingly, Americans face several types of threats to our security, including natural, man-made, and technological. As threats intensify, the way public and private organizations work together must progress as well. Protecting citizens from security threats requires a comprehensive and strategic approach from all organizations within the field of emergency management. At For ...

Diabetes alert day

Diabetes Alert Day 2019: Raising Awareness of Prediabetes and the Importance of Dental Health

84.1 million Americans have prediabetes—and a majority don’t know it. Today is Diabetes Alert Day. On this day, the American Diabetes Association (ADA) aims to spread nation-wide awareness of the risk of type 2 diabetes. According to a recent report by the CDC, about a third of American adults had prediabetes in 2015, yet less than 12% were aware of their condition. Prediabetes ...

Leading the Narrative 2019: Society of Behavioral Medicine Conference Preview

The theme for the Society for Behavioral Medicine’s (SBM) 40th Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions is “Leading the Narrative.” This theme encourages researchers (1) to conduct high-quality scientific studies, (2) to communicate their findings to diverse audiences in a way that is easy to understand and impactful, and (3) to get involved in careers and activities that allow t ...

The Importance of Role Models on Healthy Living

Every year, the Society of Behavioral Medicine (SBM) holds an annual conference to bring together professionals who strive to use behavioral science to improve people’s quality of life and health. To follow along with this year’s theme, “Leading the Narrative,” I will be presenting my master’s thesis research on role models and their influence on physical activity and dietary b ...

Emergency Preparedness, Natural Disaster, Fors Marsh Group Blog Post

Natural Disasters Are Changing. How Are We Responding?

Across the country, communities are facing weather-related challenges such as stronger storms, more intense flooding, and harsher droughts and wildfires. The Fourth National Climate Assessment, released in November 2018, examines natural changes affecting the United States and what they could mean for the American way of life. The massive report concludes that community resilie ...

New Security Video Helps Voters See Election Security at Work

When I serve as a poll worker at my local precinct in Northern Virginia, voters often ask how they can be confident that their vote will be counted. When the U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) asked Fors Marsh Group to create an informational video about election security, I thought about these interactions with voters and how appreciative they were to learn about the va ...

Healthy Behavior: The Best A Man Can Get

In the era of the #MeToo, accounts of sexual assault and sexual harassment and their social, professional and personal consequences for both parties are receiving the attention they deserve to increase awareness and reduce naivety to its harm. A groundswell of victim’s voices has entered the mainstream media, demanding that we all take a closer look at whom and what is affected ...

Reflecting on FMG’s B Corp Journey and Launching the Vote Every Day Campaign

In November 2017, Fors Marsh Group (FMG) became the first Washington, D.C.,-area research company to earn a Benefit Corporation Certification (B Corp Certification). Becoming a Certified B Corporation affirms our commitment to making an impact on our society and to considering the impact of our business decisions on our clients, employees, and community. When we began the certi ...

Bridging the Military-Civilian Gap: Take Some Time to Learn about Those Who Serve

Bridging the Military-Civilian Gap: Take Some Time to Learn about Those Who Serve

On November 11, the United States will celebrate Veterans Day, a day dedicated to honoring the men and women who have served our country through military service. But take a moment to stop and consider how much, or little, you might know about the Military and our service members.   How many Americans currently serve in the military? What do Service members do when they are ...

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