The findings presented in this chapter have a number of implications for the design and delivery of services to address potential employment barriers among TANF recipients. Identifying and addressing personal barriers and human capital deficits among TANF recipients are very important.
Mental health problems, which affected one-third of the survey respondents 9 , varied by age, ethnicity, and marital status.
Families on TANF in South Carolina: Employment Assets and Liabilities. Policy Implications and Research Needs
The study results have a number of implications for policy makers in designing and implementing more effective services for TANF recipients with the most important barriers to employment and longterm self-sufficiency. Based on the report’s findings, the key barriers to employment are physical and mental health problems, educational deficits, lea
Families on TANF in South Carolina: Employment Assets and Liabilities. Findings on “high Risk” Sub-groups
Health problems were more common among older than younger respondents.
Performance Improvement 2013-2014. Can a Telephonic Care Management Program Improve Depression Symptoms and Work-Related Outcomes for Medicaid Recipients?
The Enhanced Services for the Hard-to-Employ Demonstration and Evaluation Project studied programs implementing strategies to improve employment for low-income parents who face serious barriers to employment. This study included a random assignment evaluation of a one-year program providing telephonic care management encouraging depressed Medicaid
Performance Improvement 2013-2014. How do Healthy Start Program Components and Features Correlate to Intermediate and Long-Term Outcomes?
A national evaluation examined the Federal Healthy Start Project.
Performance Improvement 2013-2014. Are Measures of Depression Care Used in the Health Disparities Collaboratives Effective in Guiding and Quantifying Improved Outcomes?
The HRSA Depression Health Disparities Collaboratives reported 10 measures, outcomes, and insights attempting to accelerate evidence-based guidelines for depression care into practice. Well-designed approaches utilizing proven improvement methodologies resulted in substantial enhancements in depression care. This approach and these measures ma
Performance Improvement 2011-2012. What Residual Impacts Remained from a Telephone Care Management Program Eighteen Months After Random Assignment?
Researchers tested a telephonic care management program that tried to encourage depressed parents who were receiving Medicaid to seek treatment from a mental health professional. Managers effectively engaged people with depression via telephone. The "phone program" was a useful alternative for clients but typically did not lead to in-person t
Performance Improvement 2011-2012. Did Mental Health HIV Services Collaboration Grants Improve Community-based Treatment for Underserved Individuals?
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) provided funds in 2006 for grants to enhance and expand the provision of effective, culturally competent HIV/AIDS-related mental health services in minority communities for persons living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) and having a mental health need. Five-year grants were awarded in FY 20
This report, Performance Improvement 2011-2012, the 17th in this series, summarizes the key findings from studies completed during the two fiscal-year period ending September 30, 2011.
Report Citations The studies are listed below in order of their Policy Information Center identification (PIC ID) number. The studies have been conducted by or funded through the Department of Health and Human Services by the specific agency or office sponsor. Reports may be obtained at the URL hotlinks provided, or from the Fed
A national longitudinal study by Research Triangle Institute sought to understand how young adults who had been involved in the child welfare system fared compared to others. While these young adults appeared similar to their peers across the United States in several ways (for example percent reporting good physical health, employment, contact
An evaluation examined a one-year old telephonic care management program in Rhode Island that tried to encourage depressed parents receiving Medicaid to seek mental health services. The program is one of four strategies being studied in the Enhanced Services for the Hard-to-Employ Demonstration and Evaluation Project (HtE). The HtE project is
One grantee member of a five grantee consortium that designs and tests approaches to support the mental health of infants, toddlers, and their families within ACF supported Early Head Start programs successfully reduced maternal depression in new Latina immigrants. The grantee succeeded in a population in which recognition of depressive symptom
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.
Studies by Agency Elements of evaluation: Effective programs achieve results. Results derive from good management which requires good decisions. Good decision-making depends on good information. Good information requires good data and careful analysis. Creative project officers, skillful researchers, thoughtful an
Performance Improvement 2009. For Young Victims of Child Maltreatment, How Prevalent and What Predicts Depression Among Their Caregivers?
Researchers explored depression among young mothers of young children reported to the child welfare system. They reported on female caregivers of 1,244 children who had encounters with child protective services. Between 22% and 25% of caregivers had a score indicating major depression at some point in time. In addition, having been a victim o
Performance Improvement 2009. How Can We Improve Employment and Other Outcomes for Low-Income Parents and Others Who Face Serious Barriers to Employment?
The Enhanced Services for the Hard-to-Employ project is evaluating four diverse strategies designed to improve employment and other outcomes for low-income parents and others who face serious barriers to employment. The evaluation utilizes an experimental, random assignment design and includes three main parts: an implementation study, an impact
Performance Improvement 2009. What Screening Instruments and Effective Interventions Exist for Older Adults with Depression?
Investigators identified interventions and screening instruments for depression that were suitable for dissemination to older adults through public health and aging services networks. An expert panel examined the findings of this literature review to identify interventions that are ready for translation to older adults in the community. The inves