Listing of Abstract Titles Analysis of Peer and Pilot Review Data Clinical Practice Guidelines Evaluation of Cost Analyses Conducted on Clinical Practice Guidelines: Final Report Identification of Data Sources Appropriate for Use in Conducting Cost Analysis Required for the Development of Clinical Practice Guidelines: Final Rep
MISSION: To provide a comprehensive health services delivery system for American Indians and Alaska Natives, allowing for maximum tribal involvement in developing and managing programs to meet their health needs.
MISSION: To generate and disseminate information that improves the health care system. AHCPR Evaluation Program The Agency for Health Care Policy and Research (AHCPR) has designed a portfolio that responds to three types of evaluation needs: The need for comprehensive information to assess the Agency's effectiveness in
Performance Improvement 1995: Evaluation Activities of the Public Health Service is the first annual report on evaluation activities of the U.S. Public Health Service (PHS). As a report to Congress, it summarizes the findings of PHS evaluations completed in fiscal year (FY) 1994. In general, the report is intended for three audiences: decisionmake
Screening and Assessment in TANF\Welfare-to-Work: Ten Important Questions TANF Agencies and Their Partners Should Consider. Substance Use Disorders Diagnostic Schedule (SUDDS-IV)
Barriers Identified Substance Abuse and Dependence (also screens for depression and anxiety indicators) Number and Types of Questions Sixty-four multiple choice and frequency scaled questions. Covers general information, stress, anxiety, depression, smoking, specific drug and alcohol use, and effects of substance use. Target Population D
Screening and Assessment in TANF\Welfare-to-Work: Ten Important Questions TANF Agencies and Their Partners Should Consider. References
Allen, J.P., M.H. Eckardt, and J. Wallen. Screening for Alcoholism: Techniques and Issues . Public Health Reports 103:586-592, 1988. American Civil Liberties Union. Judge Blocks First-Ever Mandatory Drug Testing of Michigan Welfare Recipients . Press Release. November 10, 1999. American Public Human Services Association. Case Management Def
Screening and Assessment in TANF\Welfare-to-Work: Ten Important Questions TANF Agencies and Their Partners Should Consider. What tools are used to identify mental health problems?
Several states screen welfare clients for mental health problems as part of a multi-barrier screening tool. Among the states reviewed, we found only two states or localities using separate, targeted tools to screen for mental health problems. Mental health experts we interviewed identified several standard tools that are used by trained, clinical
Screening and Assessment in TANF\Welfare-to-Work: Ten Important Questions TANF Agencies and Their Partners Should Consider. How Common are These Barriers?
Yet another reason why TANF agencies who are not already doing so should consider screening and assessing is the prevalence of disabilities and barriers to employment among TANF recipients. A review of several studies with prevalence estimates for substance abuse, learning disabilities, domestic violence, and mental health problems, describe high
Screening and Assessment in TANF\Welfare-to-Work: Ten Important Questions TANF Agencies and Their Partners Should Consider. What Barriers do TANF Recipients Face?
TANF recipients continuing to be involved in the welfare system face a range of disabilities and barriers to employment and self-sufficiency. Some of these are barriers with which the TANF system has experience identifying (i.e., lack of transportation or child care, low educational attainment, lack of work experience).
Screening and Assessment in TANF\Welfare-to-Work: Local Answers to Difficult Questions. References and Resources
American Public Human Services Association. Charting the Path to Employment: States’ Client Assessment Policies and Practices to Support Welfare Reform . Washington, D.C. June 2001. Derr, Michelle K., Sarah Douglas, and LaDonna Pavetti. Providing Mental Health Services to TANF Recipients: Program Design Choices and Implementation Challenges
Screening and Assessment in TANF\Welfare-to-Work: Local Answers to Difficult Questions. Partners as Educators
In several sites, partner agencies not only assist with identification and service provisions, but they also fill an educational role. By sharing their expertise, consulting on specific cases, participating in staffings, and conducting more formal training, partner agency staff help educate TANF staff about recognizing and addressing unobserved ba
Screening and Assessment in TANF\Welfare-to-Work: Local Answers to Difficult Questions. Furthering the Identification of Unobserved Barriers to Employment
Most TANF agencies make referrals to partners based on information that leads them to suspect that a client may have an unobserved barrier to employment. Even where sites utilize formal assessment tools, these assessments determine that an unobserved barrier to employment likely exists, but does not constitute a diagnosis or definitive determinati
Screening and Assessment in TANF\Welfare-to-Work: Local Answers to Difficult Questions. Partner Agencies and Tools
Decisions to use tools within TANF agencies may depend in part upon the skills and training of staff. Because TANF staff do not generally have advanced training, or expertise in barrier identification, TANF agencies often rely on specialists employed by partner agencies to further the identification process. Partner agency staff frequently possess
Performance Improvement 2005. What Works Best for Whom: Effects of Welfare and Work Policies by Subgroup
This study examined the effects of welfare and work policies on earnings, welfare benefits, income, stable employment, and stable welfare exits across a range of subgroups, using information from random-assignment studies of 26 welfare and work policies that had been studied by Manpower Demonstration Research Corporation.
Evaluation of the PICARD Software - Final Evaluation Report
Findings indicated limited effects for elementary school-age children; for instance, there was no significant program impact on school performance, level of engagement in school, or receipt of special education. There were no effects on the measures of social behavior and emotional well-being, nor were there differences between the welfare refor
Results of the evaluation suggest that implementing key services fully is important for program success. Specific recommendations for center-based and home-based services were provided, and it was noted that flexibility in service options seems to have the greatest positive impact. Two ‘difficult-to-serve’ subgroups (parents at risk for depres
Performance Improvement 2006. Evaluation of the Impact of a Computerized Screening Tool on Preventative Care and Research Recruitment
The goal of this project was to improve the quality of preventive health care and to increase recruitment in research trials, especially African-Americans, by using a computerized screening tool. By linking patient report information to medical records data, computerized technology was used to enhance the potential for identifying women eligible f
Performance Improvement 2006. Results from the 2004 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH): National Findings
This report presents the results from the 2004 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), an annual survey of the civilian, non-institutionalized population of the United States aged 12 years old or older. This initial report on the 2004 data presents national estimates of rates of use, numbers of users, and other measures related to illicit