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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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Measurement of Interoperable Electronic Health Care Records Utilization

January 17, 2017
The objective of this project was to develop methods to measure the degree of interoperability as a result of data sharing and use between users of certified technologies who are eligible for Meaningful Use (MU) incentives and non-incentivized Trading Partners (TPs) using non-certified technologies.

Guidelines For Regulatory Impact Analysis

January 12, 2017
Regulatory impact analyses (RIAs) apply a well-established and widely-used framework for collecting, organizing, and evaluating data on the anticipated consequences of alternative policies.

Guidelines For Regulatory Impact Analysis: A Primer

January 12, 2017
Regulatory impact analyses (RIAs) apply a well-established and widely-used framework for collecting, organizing, and evaluating data on the anticipated consequences of alternative policies.

Study of Costs Associated with Community Activities under the Communities Putting Prevention to Work (CPPW) Initiative

March 24, 2016
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) Communities Putting Prevention to Work (CPPW) program funded 44 communities and states under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) to implement community-based tobacco and obesity prevention interventions.

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.