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Office of Science and Data Policy (SDP)

The Office of Science and Data Policy is the departmental focal point for policy research, analysis, evaluation, and coordination of department-wide public health science policy and data policy activities and issues. The Office provides authoritative advice and analytical support to the ASPE and departmental leadership on public health science policy and data policy issues and initiatives, coordinates science and data policy issues of interagency scope within HHS, and manages interagency initiatives in science policy and data policy. The Office works closely with staff from across the Department on strategic plan development and implementation efforts. The Offices also carries out a program of policy research, analysis, evaluation, and data development in these issues.

The Office of Science and Data Policy includes several components:

Topic Areas:

  • HHS Data Council
  • Regulatory Impact Analysis
  • Strategic Planning
  • Information Quality Guidelines
  • Prevention and wellness
  • Public health systems and functions
  • Food safety and nutrition
  • Drugs and devices
  • Tobacco control and prevention
  • Biomedical research and development
  • Economic analysis
  • Emergency preparedness, response, and recovery
  • Data and statistical policy
  • Health disparities and vulnerable populations
  • Health information technology
  • Microsimulation
  • Privacy policy

Reports

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Observations on Trends in Prescription Drug Spending

March 7, 2016
Key findings • Expenditures on prescription drugs are rising and are projected to continue to rise faster than overall health spending thereby increasing this sector’s share of health care spending.

HHS Action Plan to Reduce Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities: Implementation Progress Report 2011-2014

October 31, 2015
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Action Plan to Reduce Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities (HHS Disparities Action Plan) is the most comprehensive federal commitment to date for reducing, and eventually eliminating disparities in health and health care.

HHS Action Plan to Reduce Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities: Implementation Progress Report 2011-2014

October 31, 2015
November 2015 U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services. Office of the Secretary. Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation and Office of Minority Health   About This Report

Valuing Utility Offsets to Regulations Affecting Addictive or Habitual Goods

August 2, 2015
In analyzing the value consumers place on goods, economic analysis begins with the presumption that consumers reveal their preferences through their consumption behavior. This view is based on the notion that consumers are well informed and well situated to rationally balance the costs and benefits of purchasing a specific good or service.

Minimizing Disclosure Risk in HHS Open Data Initiatives

September 28, 2014
Federal agencies have a long history of releasing data to the public, and they also have a legal obligation to protect the confidentiality of the individuals and organizations from which the data were collected. Federal agencies have successfully balanced these two objectives for decades.

Examination of Clinical Trial Costs and Barriers for Drug Development

July 24, 2014
Pharmaceutical companies conduct clinical trials for many reasons. The most obvious goal of clinical trials is to demonstrate safety and efficacy to gain Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval. FDA provides guidance to developers about what constitutes acceptable clinical trials and appropriate outcomes.
ASPE Issue Brief

Medicare Part B Reimbursement of Prescription Drugs

May 31, 2014
ASPE ISSUE BRIEF

Analytical Framework for Examining the Value of Antibacterial Products

April 14, 2014
Antibacterial resistance is a growing global problem. At least 2 million people in the U.S. acquire serious infections with bacteria that are resistant to one or more of antibacterial drugs designed to treat it.