This report identifies gaps in AI/AN/NA data on health and well-being, strategies for improving AI/AN/NA data availability and quality, and some current initiatives underway within HHS and other federal agencies that are intended to improve these data.
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The recent rise in the prevalence of obesity and overweight in the overall U.S. population has raised many concerns about the future. In addition to concerns about the medical costs of treating obesity-related illness, an apparent correlation between obesity and disability has led to concern that the recent declines in rates of disability among th
Transcript of the November 20, 2000 NCVHS Joint Hearings of Workgroups on National Health Information Infrastructure and Health Statistics for the 21st Century
[This Transcript is Unedited] National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics Workgroup on National Health Information Infrastructure and the Workgroup on Health Statistics for the 21st Century November 20, 2000 National Center for Health Statistics 4105 Hopson Road Research Triangle Park, North Carolina
This paper examines consumer health needs that can be addressed through using health information technology, how consumers are using existing health information technology resources, differences in use by demographic group, what is necessary to expand its use, and related policy areas. [PDF - 49 pages]
CONSUMER PROTECTION IN PRIVATE INSURANCE: STATE IMPLEMENTATION AND ENFORCEMENT EXPERIENCE A Report for the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and EvaluationU.S. Department of Health and Human Services Contract No. HHS 100-97-0005 By: Stephanie Lewis, J.D., M.H.S.A. Karen Pollitz, M.P.P. Institute for Health Care Re
Reliability and Validity of the National Incidence of Child Abuse and Neglect Study Conducted by Westat Associates in 1988: Methodological Review
This report summarizes a methodological review of the 1988 National Incidence of Child Abuse and Neglect Study (NIS-2) and highlights the review's implications. The review includes an analysis by two expert statisticians concerning the validity of NIS-2 and the reliability of its results, alternative explanations of the data posed by several child
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Substitutability Across Institutional Post-Acute Care Settings: 1998-2006 Robert Schmitz and Samuel Simon Mathematica Policy Research, Inc. September 25, 2009 PDF Version: http://aspe.hhs.gov/daltcp/reports/2009/instPAC.pdf (63 PDF pages)
An Assessment of the Sustainability and Impact of Community Coalitions once Federal Funding has Expired
This report examines the long-term sustainability and impact of community coalitions that were funded by the Community Access Program (CAP) and its successor, the Healthy Communities Access Program (HCAP). CAP/HCAP was one of the largest federal investments to strengthen local safety nets through community coalitions providing $525 million in gran
Marital Quality and Outcomes for Children and Adolescents: A Review of the Family Process Literature
The overall purpose of this report is to show how marital quality, strengths, and/or interpersonal protective factors work to enhance the probability that children will do better among families where strengths are higher. Additionally, we reviewed the research about parental marital quality and child outcomes and showed how those two constructs ar
The Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation sponsored an expert meeting on research related to personal assistance services (PAS). This day long meeting was the first of three expert meetings on disability topic areas that DALTCP is considering for inclusion in its research agenda.
A Compendium of HHS Technical Assistance Activities Related to the Administration's Community-Integration Initiative
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services A Compendium of HHS Technical Assistance Activities Related to the Administrations Community- Integration Initiative The New Freedom Initiative Workgroup March 21, 2002 (Revised May 6, 2002) PDF Version: http://aspe.hhs.gov/daltcp/reports/2002/Citarpt.pdf (90 PDF pages)
This paper provides a broad overview of the issues affecting the long-term care frontline workforce. The first section provides a profile of the workers and describes the nature of their jobs across the continuum of long-term care settings. That section is followed by a discussion of the urgency and magnitude of the problem from both short and lon
Are today's elderly healthier than previous generations or does increased longevity come with increased risk of disability and reduced quality of life? In the ongoing search for a definitive answer, this paper provides a comprehensive review of the evidence, both for the United States and internationally. The basic conclusion is that disability ra
Assessing the Status and Prospects of State and Local Health Department Information Technology Infrastructure
This report describes how state health agencies(SHAs) and local health department(LHDs) use information technology systems to capture, manage, analyze, and report information. It assesses trends in use of information technology(IT) among SHAs and LHDs following the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health(HITECH) Act of 2009,
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This study explores the extent to which states collect data on housing status and homelessness from applicants for the two largest HHS mainstream programs that may serve individuals or families experiencing homelessness: Medicaid and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF). Interviews were conducted with TANF and Medicaid directors in all