The Affordable Care Act includes provisions that will greatly improve the health of African Americans by increasing their access to affordable health insurance coverage and high-quality care. New estimates from RAND suggest that 3.8 million African Americans who would otherwise be uninsured will gain coverage by 2016 through the expansion of Medic
Antibacterial resistance is a growing global problem. At least 2 million people in the U.S. acquire serious infections with bacteria that are resistant to one or more of antibacterial drugs designed to treat it. Despite the potential of new antibacterial products to reduce the social burden associated with resistant infections, development of
To better understand provider experiences serving lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and Questioning (LGBTQ) runaway and homeless youth, this study reports on case studies of four local agencies receiving grants from the Administration for Children and Family’s Runaway and Homeless Youth (RHY) Program. The purpose of the study was to learn abou
This report examines the role and experiences of informal caregivers for the older population, using a new resource, the National Survey of Caregiving (NSOC). The NSOC is unique in interviewing all informal caregivers for a nationally representative sample of persons age 65 or older receiving assistance with daily activities. NSOC respondents repo
This report describes both the rationale and design of the National Survey of Residential Care Facilities, and the planning activities and methods used to collect and compile information on residential care facilities and their residents. (Vital and Health Statistics, Series 1, Number 54, DHHS Publication Number (PHS) 2012-1330.
Establishing an Analytical Framework for Measuring the Role of Reinsurance in the Health Insurance Market
This is a limited analytic study of the role of reinsurance (and similar coverages) in three insurance markets: primary health insurance coverage offered by indemnity insurance companies; health insurance coverage offered by health maintenance organizations; and health benefits coverage offered by employer-sponsored self-insured plans. The purpose
This report was written and compiled by Gilbert Crouse and Annette Waters of the Office of Human Services Policy, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation.
This report provides an examination of the length of time that low-income families receive government-funded child care subsidies that pay for part or all of the cost of their care arrangements. The figures presented are based on ASPE's analysis of a restricted-use version of child care subsidy administrative data from 35 states. In general, the d
This report presents findings from an evaluation of CHIP mandated by CHIPRA and patterned after an earlier evaluation. Some of the evaluation findings are at the national level, while others focus on the 10 states selected for more intensive study: Alabama, California, Florida, Louisiana, Michigan, New York, Ohio, Texas, Utah, and Virginia. The ev
The Welfare Indicators Act of 1994 requires the Secretary of Health and Human Services to prepare an annual report to Congress on indicators of welfare dependence. The Indicators of Welfare Dependence report is prepared by ASPE’s Office of Human Services Policy. As mandated under the Congressional act, the report addresses the rate of welfar
In 2010, in response to the recession and the slow recovery process, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) launched the Community Resilience and Recovery Initiative (CRRI). CRRI was a multi-level, place-based demonstration project aimed at helping grantee communities cope with the ongoing behavioral health effects
This is the third Rate Review Annual Report issued by HHS. The report uses an analysis of 2013 data from 40 states in the individual market and 37 states in the small group market to estimate the impact of the Rate Review Program and the Rate Review Grant Program on premiums. Rate review reduced total U.S. premiums by an estimated $1 billion in 20
This brief is one in a series exploring issues related to the implementation of evidence-based interventions. It describes several constructs that can be used to describe, monitor, and facilitate implementation. It also describes how to apply these constructs in several ways, including data collection to monitor progress and developing an implemen
The Strong Cities, Strong Communities Initiative (SC2) is a new interagency approach to partnering with cities for economic growth launched by the White House Domestic Policy Council in 2011. The SC2 initiative represents a new model of collaboration between federal and local government to improve how the federal government invests in and offers
Examples of Promising Practices for Integrating and Coordinating Eligibility, Enrollment and Retention: Human Services and Health Programs Under the Affordable Care Act
This paper presents findings from case studies of selected state-level integration and coordination approaches under the ACA and identifies areas of notable success or potential which may be of interest to other states.
This report fulfills a statutory obligation of the Department of Health and Human Services. Section 241 of the Public Health Service Act directs the Secretary to inform Congress annually concerning findings from evaluations conducted by the Department. As required, the report is submitted to the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committ
This Performance Improvement series of reports takes its name from the primary goal of carrying out evaluations – to improve the performance of programs meant to serve the greatest needs of the community. Performance Improvement 2008, the latest of these reports, makes available the most recently completed evaluations of the Department of Health
This Performance Improvement 2007 report provides a brief summary of each of the evaluations completed by the Health and Human Services (HHS) during Fiscal Year 2006 (October 1, 2005 to September 30, 2006). All Performance Improvement reports, the full database of summaries or abstracts of the more than 8,000 current, ongoing, and past studies, an