Basic research develops the fundamental science that underpins all applied research. It uses every experimental approach possible, every kind of instrumental observation, every epidemiological and other analytic technique. It uses social-scientific methods where these can illuminate basics. It studies simplified "model" systems, in search of insig
So many kinds of health data are collected that it would be distracting and soporific to do more here than take note of the major categories. But it is essential to recognize: (a) that great research power resides in a diversity of health data, and (b) that privacy issues surround many kinds of data beyond those in primary medical records. Healt
Several current changes in the context within which health data are collected and used must be recognized. First, the boundaries between classical medical care and "public health" are becoming ever less distinct. Over the past decades the rubric, "health," has been broadened to include many matters—from hyperactivity in children, to teenagers' n
This study takes it as given that because members of society benefit greatly from health research, research— if it is for justifiable purposes, and is conducted with proper protection of subjects —must continue to be allowed controlled access to individuals' health data.
Market Barriers to the Development of Pharmacotherapies for the Treatment of Cocaine Abuse and Addiction: Final Report. Scenario 5: Second Indication
Company S has a smoking cessation medication, Product S, that was recently introduced to the market. In its first two years, Product S has been highly successful, with projected PAR exceeding $500 million. Company researchers also have found strong early evidence that Product S may be very effective as a medication for cocaine addiction, and are e
European Union Restreint ECO 291 CODEC 92 Common Position (EC) No /95 Adopted by the Council on 20 February 1995 With a View to Adopting Directive 94/ /EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on the Protection of Individuals With Regard to the Processing of Personal Data And on the Free Movement of Such Data On the
HHS Strategic Goals and Objectives - FY 2001 . Objective 5.2 - Improve the Safety of Food, Drugs, Medical Devices, and Biological Products
How We Will Accomplish Our Objective We will access state-of-the-art science necessary for timely and credible regulatory decisions by: recruiting top scientists. engaging in continuous training of the professional work force.
HHS Strategic Goals and Objectives - FY 2001 . Objective 5.1 - Improve the Capacity of the Public Health System to Identify and Respond to Threats to the Health of the Nation's Population
How We Will Accomplish Our Objective We will upgrade the surveillance, risk assessment, and response capacity of the public health system. Our priorities will focus on investments in infrastructure to improve responses to specific priority needs. These include:
HHS Strategic Goals and Objectives - FY 2001 . Objective 4.3 - Improve Consumer and Patient Protection
How We Will Accomplish Our Objective We will implement the Consumers' Bill of Rights and Responsibilities in HHS health care programs and advocate for passage of a National Patients' Bill of Rights. We will evaluate and monitor the effectiveness of provider grievance and complaint procedures in HHS health care programs. This will includ
HHS Strategic Goals and Objectives - FY 2001 . Goal 4 - Improve the Quality of Health Care and Human Services
Improving quality of life and health in the United States also involves improving the quality of human services and health care that persons receive. The focus of this goal and supporting objectives is on the implementation of a variety of strategies to improve service quality. In this respect, several of the objectives parallel the goals in the D
HHS Strategic Goals and Objectives - FY 2001 . Objective 3.8 - Increase the Availability and Effectiveness of Mental Health Care Services
How We Will Accomplish Our Objective
HHS Strategic Goals and Objectives - FY 2001 . Objective 3.6 - Improve the Health Status of American Indians and Alaska Natives
How We Will Accomplish Our Objective We will improve the quality of and access to health services for American Indian and Alaska Native people by: ensuring a supply of qualified, culturally competent health professionals with adequate facilities, equipment, supplies, and training.
HHS Strategic Goals and Objectives - FY 2001 . Objective 2.7 - Improve the Economic and Social Development of Distressed Communities
How We Will Accomplish Our Objective We will promote active involvement of HHS grantees in support of comprehensive community development networks. Our strategy will include:
HHS Strategic Goals and Objectives - FY 2001 . Objective 2.6 - Increase Independence and Quality of Life of Persons with Long-Term-Care Needs
How We Will Accomplish Our Objective We will promote policies that empower individuals needing long-term-care services to be involved in the planning and directing of their services.
HHS Strategic Goals and Objectives - FY 2001 . Objective 2.5 - Increase the Proportion of Older Americans Who Stay Active and Healthy
How We Will Accomplish Our Objective We will support an initiative to prevent falls--a leading cause of functional decline in the elderly. Our strategy will focus on:
HHS Strategic Goals and Objectives - FY 2001 . Objective 2.1 - Improve the Economic Independence of Low Income Families, Including Those Receiving Welfare
How We Will Accomplish Our Objective We will provide technical assistance to promote the adoption of best practices and innovative strategies by states in their welfare to work programs. Our strategy will include:
HHS Strategic Goals and Objectives - FY 2001 . Goal 2 - Improve the Economic and Social Well-Being of Individuals, Families, and Communities in the United States
The focus of this goal is to promote and support interventions that help disadvantaged and distressed individuals, families, and communities improve their economic and social well-being. We stress interventions that are related to improving job skills, access to social services, family and community stability, and independent living. We also recog
HHS Strategic Goals and Objectives - FY 2001 . Objective 1.2 - Reduce the Incidence and Impact of Injuries and Violence in American Society
How We Will Accomplish Our Objective We will help develop and improve public and private injury and violence prevention programs. Elements of this strategy include:
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