This toolkit aims to help states develop a plan for Title IV-E prevention services, and to assist states in planning a comprehensive array of services to help prevent the need for foster care placement (“prevention services”) by braiding Title IV-E prevention services reimbursement with Medicaid and other funding mechanisms.
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The paper addresses four areas of work-family policy with particular relevance for the wellbeing of low-income working parents and their families: (1) unpaid family and medical leave, (2) paid parental or family leave (extended leave), (3) paid sick leave (short-term leave), and (4) workplace flexibility or initiatives to expand employees’ contr
A Compendium of Administrative and Survey Data Resources in the Administration for Children and Families
This compendium is an effort to understand and document the data collected by ACF that is or could be used for evidence-building purposes. It includes summaries of twelve major ACF administrative data sources and seven surveys.
Using Telehealth to Identify and Manage Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Conditions in Rural Areas
Access to services, particularly behavioral health and substance use disorder (SUD) treatment services, is challenging in rural and other underserved areas. Some of the reasons for these challenges include lack of specialty providers and local primary care providers without experience in behavioral health treatment as well as concerns over stigma
As required by the IMPACT Act, the second Report to Congress examines the effect of individuals’ social risk factors on quality measures, resource use, and other measures under the Medicare program, as well as analyses of the effects of Medicare’s current value-based payment programs on providers serving socially at-risk beneficiaries and simu
Strategies Rural Communities Use to Address Substance Misuse among Families in the Child Welfare System
This research summary and brief describe nine programs and highlight ways they have addressed challenges to serving child welfare-involved parents with substance use issues, with a particular focus on their applicability to rural communities. These programs offered various types of services, including parent mentoring, case management, home visiti
Trauma-Informed Approaches: Connecting Research, Policy, and Practice to Build Resilience in Children and Families
Trauma-informed approaches provide a framework for preventing and addressing childhood trauma and building resilience in children and families.
CERTIFIED COMMUNITY BEHAVIORAL HEALTH CLINICS DEMONSTRATION PROGRAM: REPORT TO CONGRESS, 2019 Mathematica Policy Research RAND Corporation September 2020 HTML Format (32 PDF pages)
Implementation Findings from the National Evaluation of the Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic Demonstration
IMPLEMENTATION FINDINGS FROM THE NATIONAL EVALUATION OF THE CERTIFIED COMMUNITY BEHAVIORAL HEALTH CLINIC DEMONSTRATION Allison Wishon Siegwarth, Rachel Miller, Jasmine Little, Jonathan Brown, Courtney Kase, Joshua Breslau, and Michael Dunbar Mathematica Policy Research September 2020 HTML Format (200 PDF pages)
National health surveillance instruments are intended to monitor important health issues and health status of all populations in the United States. Several population subgroups present with disparities in health conditions and health care. To effectively create programs and policies to address these issues requires accurate identification of key p
Stakeholders broadly recognize the imperative of accessing, exchanging, integrating and using data from across the care spectrum to achieve the goals of value-based care.
The Multiethnic Placement Act, as amended, enacted in 1994 and known as MEPA (or MEPA/IEP to acknowledge amendments passed in 1996), prohibits child welfare agencies that receive federal funding from delaying or denying foster or adoptive placements because of a child or prospective foster or adoptive parent’s race, color or national origin
This is the PDF version of the 2020 Update of the National Plan to Address Alzheimer's Disease. There have been updates yearly since this report was originally published in 2012. A complete list of the National Plan and updates, as well as an Action Side-by-Side, is available at https://aspe.hhs.gov/national-plans-address-alzheimers-disease .
How Does DATA-Waiver Provider Patient Capacity Relate to Opioid and Buprenorphine Prescribing? Issue Brief
How Does DATA-Waiver Provider Patient Capacity Relate to Opioid and Buprenorphine Prescribing? Issue Brief Robin Ghertner and Mir M. Ali U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation December 2020 Link to HTML Version (8 PDF pages)
Market-based payment policies such as competitive bidding, reference pricing, centers of excellence and tiered provider networks have been implemented both in Medicare and across the private sector, as described in this report required by Executive Order 13890.
ASPE Issue Brief: Medicare Beneficiary Use of Telehealth Visits: Early Data From the Start of the COVID-19 Pandemic
This ASPE issue brief examines changes in Medicare fee-for-service primary care visits and use of telehealth at the start of the COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE). This brief seeks to address the issue of how and whether the Medicare telehealth flexibilities introduced to address the COVID-19 pandemic may have helped maintain access to primar
Trends in Hospital Readmission and Emergency Department Visit among Infants Born with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Issue Brief
Trends in Hospital Readmission and Emergency Department Visit among Infants Born with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome ASPE ISSUE BRIEF Mir M. Ali, Emma Nye, and Kristina West U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation December 2020
Permanency, that is ensuring children have long-term, enduring connections to family or other caring adults, is one of the three primary goals of the child welfare system, along with safety and child well-being.
Recent focus on evidence-based decision-making has led to multiple federal efforts to determine the evidence behind various programs, particularly those seeking federal funding. This has led to the development of multiple evidence-based registries, most of which are based on “model programs”.
This report to Congress analyzed 10 years of data to look at trends in emergency department utilization at the national and state levels.