Federal agencies, including HHS, try in many ways to help communities, including states and localities, increase economic mobility and well-being. For example, federal agencies may leverage their convening power, ability to broker relationships, funding and evaluation tools, on-the-ground staff, and other levers to support community priorities. AS
HHS and other federal agencies support a wide range of training and technical assistance (T/TA) initiatives to enhance delivery of programs aimed at reducing poverty, increasing economic mobility, and improving child and family well-being. However, little is known about how to best measure the effectiveness of this T/TA. This webpage includes link
At any one time, nearly 6.9 million people are on probation, in jail, in prison, or on parole in the United Sates. Each year, more than 600,000 individuals are released from state and federal prisons. Another 9 million cycle through local jails. More than two-thirds of prisoners are rearrested within 3 years of their release and half are reincarce
Therapeutic Foster Care (TFC, also called Treatment Foster Care) is an intensive treatment-focused form of foster care provided in a family setting by trained caregivers. Under contract to ASPE, RTI and Chapin Hall have produced research products about states’ use of TFC. Given new federal restrictions on congregate care provided under the feder
Low-income individuals and families frequently qualify for multiple human services programs that are funded, regulated, and administered by different federal agencies, each with its own eligibility criteria, program requirements, and performance priorities and metrics.
Research shows that individuals with higher levels of social capital are happier and healthier, find better jobs, and live longer, and that communities with higher levels of social capital have higher educational achievement, faster economic growth, and less crime. A wide range of HHS programs aim to help individuals, families, and communities a
Under the HHS Information Quality Guidelines, Requests for Correction (RFC) and Requests for Reconsideration (RFR) may be submitted to HHS. HHS responds to these requests.
The purposes of the Information Quality Guidelines are to provide policy and procedural guidance to agency staff, and to inform the public about agency policies and procedure
Section 3087 of the 21st Century Cures Act, signed into law in December 2016, added subsection (f) to section 319 of the Public Health Service Act. This new subsection gives the HHS Secretary the authority to waive Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) (44 USC 3501 et seq.) requirements with respect to voluntary collection of information during a public