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CGR invites applications for a Research Associate to provide support on a range of projects including municipal government evaluations and assessments as well as applied research, program evaluation and other work for nonprofits and foundations. This position will support work across our practice areas of Government & Education, Nonprofits & Communities, Economics & Public Finance, and Health & Human Services. As such, this position provides a unique opportunity to gain exposure to a broad range of public policy issues at the local and regional level. REVIEW OF APPLICATIONS WILL BEGIN ON OCT. 15, 2022 AND CONTINUE UNTIL THE POSITION IS FILLED.

CGR Addresses EMS Provider Shortage in Tioga County

Among the most serious of personnel shortages that communities are grappling with is the shortage of emergency medical service (EMS) providers. CGR recently completed work in Tioga County in New York’s Southern Tier to identify steps that the County and local governments can take to address this critical issue. 

Our local government team, led by Paul Bishop, MPA, NRP, conducted a comprehensive evaluation of the system, finding that 42% of certified EMS providers in the County (population of 48,759) have let their certification lapse or moved away in the last five years. The county is served by nine ambulance agencies as well as several first responding fire departments, responding to about 20 calls a day and transporting patients to several neighboring counties. In recent years, several ambulances have gone out of business or consolidated and others have added paid staff to make up for the lack of volunteers.   Read More.

CGR’s Strategic Focus

CGR refreshed our strategic framework in 2020-21 to explore ways to sharpen our focus and increase our impact. With the help of our consultant, Suzanne Piotrowski of Badfish Consulting, we talked with clients and community members to gain outside perspective and then worked with our board to deeply understand and define our values, purpose, and value proposition to clients and communities.

Help increase CGR's impact on the community

CGR is a nonprofit that relies on donations to help make us stronger, more nimble, and ever-growing in our capacity to serve our community. Learn more about how to support CGR’s high-quality research, analysis, data insights and collaboration.

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