The Office of Human Services Policy (HSP) conducts policy research, analysis, evaluation, and coordination on various issues across the Department, including but not limited to, poverty and measurement, vulnerable populations, early childhood education and child welfare, family strengthening, economic support for families, and youth development.
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Poor Finances: Assets and Low-Income Households Determinants of Asset Building By: Sondra Beverly, Michael Sherraden, Min Zhan, Trina R. Williams Shanks, and Yunju Nam Center for Social Development Washington University in St. Louis and Reid Cramer New America Foundation March 2008
To answer questions on what services and barriers people with psychiatric disorders face, the authors conducted two targeted literature reviews: (1) employment programs and outcomes for people with psychiatric disorders; and (2) employment programs for people with other disabilities. Also analyzed was data from the Survey of Income and Program
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services An Analysis of the Impact of Spenddown on Medicaid Expenditures Leonard Gruenberg and Hillel AlpertThe Long-Term Care Data Institute Brian BurwellSysteMetrics/McGraw-Hill January 1992 PDF Version: http://aspe.hhs.gov/daltcp/reports/spddwn.pdf (36 PDF pages)
Interim Evaluation Report: Congressionally Mandated Evaluation of the State Children’s Health Insurance Program
This report draws primarily on findings from case studies in six of the ten states selected for the evaluation, whose early experiences implementing SCHIP have been examined closely: California, Colorado, Louisiana, Missouri, New York, and Texas. Case study respondents interviewed in the case studies included state officials, advocates, plan staff
This project report provides potential approaches to expand and strengthen the entry-level health care workforce in the United States.
Providing children with high quality early learning and development opportunities in the first years of their lives can have lasting consequences for their health and well-being throughout childhood and into adolescence and adulthood. Research has shown that when children face adversity in their early years, policies and programs that provide chil
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Summary and Policy Implications: Analyses of Medicaid Financing for Disabled and High Cost Children Marilyn Rymer Ellwood and Leighton Ku SysteMetrics December 1990 PDF Version
Public Members of the Advisory Council on Alzheimer's Research, Care, and Services: 2020 Recommendations
This is the PDF version of the recommendations voted on by the public (non-federal) members of the Advisory Council on Alzheimer's Research, Care, and Services. More information about the National Alzheimer's Project Act is available at https://aspe.hhs.gov/national-alzheimers-project-act .
In 1997, Congress passed legislation creating the State Childrens Health Insurance Program (SCHIP), the first major federally funded health program to be established since Medicare and Medicaid were enacted in 1965. SCHIP, authorized by a new Title XXI in the Social Security Act, was designed to extend health insurance to approximately 40 percent
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 .
This report examines the employment patterns and income progression of single mothers and their families for two years after they exit poverty. The study found that 30 percent of single mothers were poor but then left poverty. Work effort was high among single mothers who left poverty: on average they worked for three-quarters of the subsequent tw
Barbara A. Ormond, Kirsten J. Black, Jane Tilly and Seema Thomas Urban Institute
ASPE has contracted with Research Triangle Institute and the University of North Carolina School of Government for this project, which seeks to understand how local, state, faith-based, and nonprofit human services programs and organizations can create and use social capital to increase employment, reduce poverty, and improve child and family well
Effects of Holding Assets on Social and Economic Outcomes of Families: A Review of Theory and Evidence
This report provides a conceptual framework on the effects of asset holding and reviews the empirical literature based on this framework. The report distills the main findings on how assets influence economic, social, psychological, and child well-being and provides empirical support for the benefits of asset building. [39 PDF pages]
Understanding Different Estimates of Uninsured Children: Putting the Differences in Context Acknowledgments: ASPE would like to thank those reviewers at the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research (AHCPR), the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), and the Census Bureau whose helpful comments and expertise contributed greatly t
This handbook is a go-to resource for human services providers looking for practical ways to implement social capital building practices to improve participant outcomes.