The Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE) advises the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services on policy development in health, disability, human services, data, and science; and provides advice and analysis on economic policy.
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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.
HP provides a cross-cutting policy perspective that bridges Departmental programs, public and private sector activities, and the research community, in order to develop, analyze, coordinate and provide leadership on health policy issues for the Secretary.
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
Multi-site Family Study of Incarceration, Parenting and Partnering Prepared for: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE) and Administration for Children and Families (ACF) , U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
DALTCP & Its Divisions The Office of Disability, Aging, and Long-Term Care Policy (DALTCP) is responsible for the development, coordination, research and evaluation of Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) policies and programs that support the independence, productivity, health and well-being of children, working age adults, and old
This list gives you the acronym and meaning about words and terms found throughout documents on this site. Links for the "definition" of the acronym are available for those included in our Glossary, as well as direct links to the websites of other agencies. To find an acronym, select its first letter and browse the list.
This glossary is available to give you general information about words and terms associated with aging, disability or long-term care. Many sources have been used to compile this list, and there may be more than one "definition" for a word/term. To find a term, select the first letter of the word/term you are seeking. A list of acronyms is also ava
This site presents the HHS Information Quality Guidelines, the supporting administrative mechanisms to request correction of information covered under the guidelines, and the HHS Peer Review Agenda. The HHS Guidelines were developed in accordance with the provisions of P.L. 106-554 and OMB government-wide requirements directing all federal agencie
Human Subject Protection and Financial Conflicts of Interest Conference (August 2000) Response of the Department of Health and Human Services to NBAC’s Report Research Involving Human Biological Materials: Ethical Issues and Policy Guidance Analysis and Proposed Actions Regarding the NBAC Report: Research Involving Persons with Ment
Deaths from drug overdose have risen steadily over the past two decades and have become the leading cause of injury death in the United States. Prescription drugs, especially opioid analgesics — a class of prescription drugs such as hydrocodone, oxycodone, morphine, and methadone used to treat both acute and chronic pain — have been increasing
The Division of Science Policy is the ASPE lead on public health and biomedical science issues and initiatives, including programmatic and policy areas that involve complex or rapidly evolving science and technology. The Division provides technical assistance on regulatory impact analysis development to HHS agencies and offices.
The Division of Data Policy is responsible for data and statistical policy development and coordination within HHS and serves as the HHS focal point for department-wide data and statistical policy. The Division provides leadership and staff support to the HHS Data Council (hyperlink), the principal internal forum and advisory body to the Secreta
The National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics ( NCVHS ) is the statutory public advisory body to the Secretary of Health and Human Services on health information policy. Established in 1949, NCVHS provides advice and assistance on key health data issues related to community and population health, standards, privacy and confidentiality, qua
One of ASPE’s roles is to coordinate interdepartmental and intradepartmental activities on a range of health and human services topics. ASPE has a lead role in coordinating the following efforts: National Alzheimer’s Plan Act FACA Interagency Working Group on Youth Programs HHS Data Council National Committee on Vital and Heal
Evaluation is a key component of ASPE’s work. We use Health Reform funds, Patient Centered Outcomes Research Funds, and Public Health Services Evaluation Funds to support our efforts to evaluate a range of health and human services programs. HHS Evaluation Database Evaluation Day
The Strategic Planning Team leads the development of the HHS Strategic Plan , ensuring that it reflects the activities that HHS is undertaking over the next four years. The Team aligns the HHS Strategic Plan's goals and objectives with our Priority Goals, the Secretary’s priorities, and other, topic-specific strategic plans implemented by the