This report, Performance Improvement 2010, the 16th annual report in this series, describes the findings from 113 studies completed during the fiscal year ending September 30, 2009. The study summaries and the publicly available database from which they are drawn are to be found at http://aspe.hhs.gov/pic/performance.
Performance Improvement 2009. What Development Needs Do Children Investigated by Child Protective Services Have and Do These Children Receive Early Intervention?
This descriptive study characterized the extent to which maltreated children had developmental problems or were subject to factors associated with poor developmental outcomes, what services these children might be eligible to receive, what factors influenced service receipt, and what solutions had been devised to address barriers to service provi
Performance Improvement 2009. How Do People Served by the Target Populations of Healthy Marriage Programs Vary By State and Region?
Policy-relevant statistics on marriage, divorce, childbearing, and low-income children were compiled, including national and regional benchmark estimates to help identify the distinctive characteristics of each state, information policymakers can use to better understand marriage patterns in their state and to design an approach that best serves
This research explored fertility patterns of men. Much has been written about women´s fertility patterns but little comparable information is known about men.
This Survey of Early Head Start Programs collected quantitative data on all programs and qualitative information during 17 site visits. Rapid expansion of the Early Head Start program during the past decade has increased the need for descriptive information on the program. The survey included a comprehensive set of questions on program management
Performance Improvement 2008. How Prevalent In the Medicaid Population are Individuals With Special Health Needs; What Are These Needs; What Factors Determine Access to or Loss of Medicaid Eligibility?
Two studies examined the characteristics of working age adult Social Security Insurance recipients and the extent to which youth with chronic and disabling conditions lost Medicaid. SSI and SSDI programs provide cash benefits to people who are severely disabled. Applicants must show that their disabilities are total, will last at least 12 months o
Performance Improvement 2008. Goal 3 - Promote the Economic and Social Well-being of Individuals, Families, and Communities
P ROMOTE THE ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL WELL-BEING OF INDIVIDUALS, FAMILIES, AND COMMUNITIES This Strategic Goal seeks to protect life, family, and human dignity by promoting the economic and social well-being of individuals, families, and communities; enhancing the safety and well-being of children, youth, and other vulnerable populations; and str
Mission To provide analytical support and advice to the Secretary on policy development and assist the Secretary with the development and coordination of department wide program planning and evaluation activities. Evaluation Program
Mission The mission of the Indian Health Service, in partnership with American Indian and Alaska Native people, is to raise their physical, mental, social, and spiritual health to the highest level. Evaluation Program
Mission To protect and promote public health through food, drug, medical device, and cosmetic regulation. Evaluation Program
Mission To promote the economic and social well-being of families, children, individuals, and communities. Evaluation Program
Outstanding Evaluation The Family Transition Program: Final Report on Floridas Initial Time-limited Welfare Program
Outstanding Evaluation Reforming Medicaid: The Experiences of Five Pioneering States with Mandatory Managed Care and Eligibility Expansions
Performance Improvement 2002: Evaluation Activities of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is the eighth annual report to Congress summarizing previous fiscal year evaluation efforts. The purpose of this report is to provide Congress with outcome-oriented evaluation findings for the Department's programs, policies, and strategies. It
MISSION: To provide analytical support and advice to the Secretary on policy development and assist the Secretary with the development and coordination of department wide program planning and evaluation activities. Evaluation Program
Performance Improvement 2001. Planning and Development of the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study--Year 2000 Birth Cohort
The Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, Year 2000 Birth Cohort (ECLS-B) is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, in collaboration with the National Center for Health Statistics, the National Institutes of Health, the Administration on Children, Youth & Families, the Department of Agric
Performance Improvement 2001. Baltimore City Health Department: Ten Year Evaluation of Coverage and Effect on Student Childbearing and School Dropout
The Baltimore City Health Department (BCHD) established a Comprehensive School Health Services Program (CSHSP) in collaboration with the Baltimore City Public Schools. The goal was to create a single comprehensive health model for adolescents attending selected secondary schools. This evaluation describes CSHSP success in engaging students
Performance Improvement 2001. Impact of Breast-feeding Education Program on Rates in the Early Postpartum Period and on Duration of Breast-feeding Year 2
The purpose of this project is to study the effect of a specific, planned, consistent breast-feeding education program on rates of breast-feeding initiation, and on duration of breast-feeding in the patient population. The study population includes all live births at the Claremore Indian hospital for one year from the onset of the study. T
The Healthy Start program was launched in 1991 by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Public Health Service to demonstrate innovative ways to reduce infant mortality in areas with some of the highest rates. The National Evaluation consists of a cross-site process study and an outcome study of the 15 original
This report presents findings on the effects of Healthy Start on prenatal care utilization, key birth outcomes, and infant mortality in the 15 original project areas selected as demonstration sites by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). The principal findings are: (1) In eight of the 15 project areas, Healthy Start is