Many programs within the Department have goals, objectives, and target populations that appear similar. Likewise, many Department programs appear to duplicate or overlap programs in other Federal agencies. Many state, local, and private sector programs also have goals, objectives, and target populations in common with Department programs. Because
In July 1949, the chairman of the Congressional Joint Committee on the Economic Report [JCER — subsequently renamed the Joint Economic Committee] appointed a subcommittee to do a study of low-income families. 16 The appointment of this Subcommittee on Low-Income Families [SLIF] grew out of the post-World-War-II inflationary spiral.
When adolescents become unintentionally pregnant they face several difficult choices. About equal proportions of pregnant adolescents have unintended births (37 percent) or induced abortions (35 percent), with smaller percentages of adolescent pregnancies ending in miscarriages or intended births (about 14 percent each). Given their young age and
Effective contraceptive use generally requires planning and preparation prior to having sexual intercourse. This is often a problem for adolescents because young people usually report that their first sexual intercourse "just happened" and that they were not planning to have sex at the time. Consequently, condoms, which require the least amount of
The Mississippi Department of Human Services, Division of Aging and Adult Services, administers and monitors adult day care centers that wish to enter into an agreement to provide services through the Area Agencies on Aging under Older Americans Act funding under a set of Quality Assurance Standards described in this profile.
Amato, P. R. (1999). Children of divorced parents as young adults. In E. M. Hetherington (Ed.), Coping With Divorce, Single Parenting, and Remarriage (pp. 147-164). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
Amato, P. R. (1996). Explaining the intergenerational transmission of divorce. Journal of Marriage and the Family , 58, 628-640.
Parents' socioeconomic status (SES) can play a major role in a variety of ways. Higher income, higher education, and increased access to resources allow parents to invest more in their children's future. They have more access to information about education, jobs, and other opportunities. Furthermore, higher SES parents likely have better informati
The course of human development is not a series of random events. The lives of adults at any point in time are the result of previous choices and environmental influences. Primarily due to lack of good data, insufficient attention has been paid to the relationship between early life behaviors, the context in which they occur, and outcomes in later
In order to use information in EHRs for research, it is first necessary for a number of technical conditions to be in place, such as the ability to extract and format data for research, as well as to address issues with missing data and data quality. As with claims data, the information in EHRs was not collected for research purposes.
Current marriage and financial stability efforts have been developed at the community level by providers who are often located within the same social service agency, focus on the importance of family stability, and have developed referral networks with outside agencies that could be strengthened through dialogue. A number of community-based organi
While financial education is focused on knowledge and skill development, asset building goes further, seeking to build wealth for low-income and economically vulnerable individuals and families. While these two areas can and do intersect, as with asset building programs that include financial education requirements, they are separate fields.
In 1999, about one in four chronically disabled community residents used only devices for all disabilities; nearly 60 percent used a combination of help and devices; and only about 15 percent reported using only help with all chronic disabilities.
Persons managing all chronic disabilities with only devices were less disabled than persons
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. "Medicare Coverage of Skilled Nursing Facility Care." Baltimore, MD: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, 2007. Retrieved from http://www.medicare.gov/publications/pubs/pdf/10153.pdf on January 4, 2011.