With a limited timeline, PCH worked collaboratively with our staff and interns and with their technical expertise we were able to recode our existing surveys. PCH analyzed the information and provided a thorough and practical document to be used by management in decision making and planning.
Ms. Lucia Orellana has been our primary contact at PCH and has been highly accessible and competent. From my experience working with her, I strongly recommend PCH for their ability to produce highly organized and finely crafted products with a limited budget and with a tight timeframe. Barbara Davis, Director of Human Resources, Actors’ Fund
PCH developed a database and resource guide for the Statewide AIDS Service Delivery Consortium (SASDC) that included updating service and target population information.
Despite a much more extensive updating effort than was anticipated, PCH delivered the Guide and Database, managed to convert the complex Contract Management System into their database, and produced a cleanly formatted guide from over 100 different data fields.
PCH’s database technical skills, report writing skills, and analytic skills, plus their expertise in HIV prevention and care would recommend them highly for developing a database that would review, analyze and report data that identified agencies, populations, and areas of high HIV prevention need. They are among a handful of groups that we have worked with who have both database development, statistical analysis skills and substantive HIV/AIDS knowledge.
Dr. Cohen has built PCH over the past few years from a one-person not-for-profit TA provider to a team of consultants with excellent technology and database skills, combined with an ability to produce highly organized and finely crafted products. I recommend them highly for this project. Don Lee, Bureau of Special Populations, AIDS Institute
PCH developed a complex relational database that reviewed over 116 different HIV/AIDS needs assessment and documents, and they designed and conducted an analysis of needs and barriers by region and subpopulation.
The database design for the Statewide Coordinated Statement of Needs was complex. While there were some technical difficulties, PCH, and particularly Mitchell Cohen, worked many hours to assure that the database delivered what we needed. PCH’s staff is qualified and we highly recommend Lucia Orellana. She is very talented and easy to work with.
The documents reviewed for the SCCN had to compared and analyzed data from diverse sources. Dr. Cohen participated with a team of consultants and was instrumental in developing the conceptual basis of the database and analysis. His knowledge of HIV/AIDS and conceptual abilities to summarize data are excellent. The ability of the database to sort and analyze data are evident in the SCSN document.
We have found PCH responsive to our demands and they have shown the time and dedication to producing a quality product. Mona Scully, AIDS Institute
There are few research and TA organizations in New York who can provide the mix of database, analytic and technical skills that PCH brings to the table. David Klotz, AIDS Policy Coordination, Office of the Mayor
PCH clearly has the expertise in HIV/AIDS prevention and care, the database development, and analytic skills to successfully complete the HIPS project.
In the TA Outcome project Dr. Cohen and PCH showed an ability to combine high level conceptual and analytic work, with rapid coordination of community based providers for participation in focus groups and surveys. Based on information collected in both statistical programs and databases, PCH completed a highly detailed analysis. In working with the Office of the Mayor, PCH has always expended the extra effort to assure that its reports are well written, clearly formatted and well presented. In fact, I have used their report as an example of an excellent product in classes I teach at Columbia.
Dr. Cohen and his staff are accessible and competent. I recommend them highly for their integrity, expertise, and commitment to the HIV/AIDS community. Jo Ann Schop, Office of the Mayor
Through the years that PCH has worked with the Commission, they have shown their high level of expertise in designing culturally competent questionnaires and focus group outline, in English and Spanish. Their approach and deliverables indicate their strong theoretical approach and analytic writing ability coupled with knowledge and sensitivity to the needs of diverse communities.
There are few research and TA organizations who can provide the mix of theoretical, analytic, technical skills in a culturally sensitive manner which PCH offers. I highly recommend them for the quality of their work, their knowledge of HIV/AIDS, their analytic expertise and their commitment to the community. Julia Andino, Director of Programs, Latino Commission on AIDS