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. Appendix A - Federal Domestic Assistance Programs of the Department of Health and Human Services
Federal Domestic Assistance Programs of the Department of Health and Human Services 
Performance Improvement 2008. Appendix C - table of the studies in this report, organized by agency and office, indicating the Objective where the study may be found.
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 and receptive leaders contribute to value-added e
A series of focus groups were conducted to solicit user feedback regarding five on-line Web resources that are part of a site known collectively as "TOXNET," maintained by the National Library of Medicine. All five resources provide information on toxic chemicals, environmental health, and related areas.
Performance Improvement 2008. How Have Communities Been Made Aware of and How Did They Decide to Implement the Protocol for Assessing Community Excellence in Environmental Health?
The study examined how communities learned about and decided whether to use a Protocol for Assessing Community Excellence in Environmental Health. The Protocol was designed to engage the community in environmental health planning and assessment activities.
Performance Improvement 2001. Integrating Environmental Health and Public Health Services: The Changing Role of Local Health Departments
This paper examines the changing role of local health departments in environmental health protection and prevention, highlighting innovative programs in select health departments around the country. This paper is based on work performed under the study, Assessing Changes in Public Health Functions and Policy Issues. As part of this study,
This project proposes to evaluate the effectiveness of a free folic acid supplement distribution program in a family planning setting using blood folate determinates in conjunction with questionnaires of knowledge and supplement use behaviors. EXPECTED DATE OF COMPLETION: 09/30/2001 AGENCY SPONSOR: National Center for Environmental He
ZAP Asthma is a public-private partnership in Atlanta to decrease asthma morbidity and mortality in the Atlanta Empowerment Zone by demonstrating the effectiveness of environmental control and health education strategies, such as use of community health workers, public/private collaboration, and systems improvement and capacity building. T
Performance Improvement 2001. Chapter I - Results in Brief of Selected Program Effectiveness Evaluations
In this chapter of Performance Improvement 2001 , the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) presents the results in brief of FY 2000 completed evaluations that specifically address the effectiveness of a program or service. The evaluation may focus either on: (1) broad program strategies, which may encompass a number of authori
Performance Improvement 2001: Evaluation Activities of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is the seventh annual report to Congress summarizing previous fiscal year evaluation efforts. The purpose of this report is to provide Congress with evaluative information on the Department's programs, policies, and strategies. It contains brief
Online Registry of State Health Data Policy Initiatives-Update
Evaluation of the ZAP Asthma Program The purpose of this project is to conduct a process evaluation of the following two components of the ZAP Asthma Project: (1) the project's health education component, health communication component and the project's use of community health workers; and (2) the process of public/private/community c
Evaluation of Implementation of New CDC Guidelines on Screening Lead Poisoning
Performance Improvement 2000: Evaluation Activities of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is the sixth annual report to Congress summarizing previous fiscal year evaluation efforts. The purpose of this report is to provide Congress with evaluative information on the Department's programs, policies, activities, and strategies. It cont
TITLE: Enabling Performance Measurement Activities in the States and Communities
TITLE: Evaluating the Effects of Injury Prevention and Case Management in Reducing the Costs of Workers' Compensation in the Indian Health Service ABSTRACT: This study will be conducted with an estimated 26 hospitals (23 IHS operated and 3 tribally operated hospitals). The results of the evaluation will be a key feature of the IHS
TITLE: Water Fluoridation ABSTRACT: The purpose of this task is to evaluate the needs of State water fluoridation programs in order to improve the quality of water fluoridation nationally. The task will assess the surveillance and monitoring of water fluoridation systems, the engineering and administrative aspects of the same, and
TITLE: Evaluability Assessment of CDC-funded Traumatic Brain Injury and Spinal Cord Injury Programs