This report presents the findings from the Policy Analysis and Decision-Making Capacity project, funded by the Office of Science and Data Policy within the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. During Phase 1 of the project, we conducted a review to assess grey and peer-r
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Health centers are experimenting with telehealth for a range of conditions, working with different types of remote providers, and confronting different telehealth policies and implementation barriers, depending on their locations and payer mix. This paper explores the experiences of health centers and state Medicaid programs in seven states.
The Protecting Our Infants Act of 2015 (POIA) became law on November 25, 2015. The Act (Public Law 114-91) addressed problems related to prenatal opioid exposure called for HHS to review planning and coordination of HHS activities related to prenatal opioid exposure and neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS), and to study and develop recommendations f
This brief examines instability across key areas of family life for children and their households, and the characteristics of those most likely to experience instability. It explores a finding from an earlier ASPE brief that instability was pronounced among children in households where the highest level of education was “Some College,” and loo
This project explores how the need for workers in healthcare professions can be partially met by hiring individuals with criminal records who do not pose a risk to public safety. The report is organized around the following five things to consider for employing certain individuals with criminal records in the healthcare sector: Growth in the
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.
This report provides a quantitative analysis of three states’ use of therapeutic foster care, an intensive, treatment-focused form of foster care provided in a family setting by trained caregivers. The initial phase of this study examined how TFC is defined, implemented and supported across different states.
ASPE Research Brief: Patterns of Treatment/Therapeutic Foster Care and Congregate Care Placements in Three States
This is a shorter, summary version of ASPE’s full analytical report with a similar title, examining the characteristics and care trajectories of children in Illinois, New York, and Tennessee who receive Treatment Foster Care services compared with those receiving congregate care, traditional, non-kinship foster care, and kinship foster care. TFC
Needs Assessment Methodologies in Determining Treatment Capacity for Substance Use Disorders: Final Report
This project evaluated needs assessment methodologies for substance use disorder (SUD) treatment capacity, highlighting best practices and identifying gaps and opportunities for improvement. In 2017, 7.6% of the population age 12 or older needed treatment for an SUD treatment, as defined by the National Survey of Drug Use and Health; however only
The purpose of this research project was to provide the Office of Science and Data Policy at ASPE with some informed observations concerning the use of new data sources and data management strategies in policy research, evaluation, and decision-making at the federal level. A secondary goal was to identify successful training models in data science
This Report responded to a request from the House and Senate Committees on Appropriations. Published estimates of the cost of new drug development range from $1.2 billion to $2.6 billion and are highly sensitive to assumptions about pre-clinical and clinical development time, cost of capital, the likelihood of reaching approval following the start
Impacts of Waiting Periods for Home and Community-Based Services on Consumers and Medicaid Long-Term Care Costs in Iowa
This report compares the risk of nursing home entry, hospitalization rates, and Medicaid long-term care costs, among people with disabilities who faced widely-varying waiting times (ranging from 3 to 25 months), depending on when they applied for home and community-based services (HCBS) though Iowa Medicaid 1915(c) waivers. The three waivers--Brai
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 p
COMMITTEE ON WAY AND MEANS U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENATIVE The 2000 Green Book Background Material and Data on Programs within the Jurisdicition of the Committee on Ways and Means October 6, 2000 (17th edition) Prepared for the use of Members of the Committee on Ways and Means by members of its staff. This document has not been officially ap
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NATIONAL PLAN TO ADDRESS ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE: 2014 UPDATE Printer Friendly Version in PDF Format (83 PDF pages)
2012 Public Comments on the National Plan for Alzheimer's Disease and the National Alzheimer's Project Act
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2011 Public Comments on the National Plan for Alzheimer's Disease and the National Alzheimer's Project Act
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