Health insurance providers can also support management of diabetes through education and outreach efforts to their members. Bringing individuals into high-quality diabetes care early can help improve quality of life and may avoid complications. Some action steps for health insurance include:
Primary care providers, such as family physicians, internists, physicians’ assistants, and nurse practitioners, play an important role in providing routine high-quality diabetes care as well as referrals to other practitioners for specialty care. As new research and drugs become available and practice guidelines for diabetes evolve, it is critic
Health insurance organizations can also support early detection of diabetes through education and outreach efforts to their members. Early identification of diabetes can help improve quality of life and avoid costly complications. Health plans may also consider giving diabetes screening and testing guidelines to providers. Potential steps health i
Different types of medical providers, such as doctors, physicians’ assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, diabetes educators, registered dietitians, and pharmacists can play critical roles in helping to detect diabetes. Here are some things providers can do:
Diabetes occurs in people of all ages and racial and ethnic groups. Researchers do not fully understand the cause of type 1 diabetes or what can be done to prevent it. Research suggests that type 1 diabetes has a strong genetic basis that is modified by environmental factors.
Performance Improvement 2013-2014. What Do We Know About the Effectiveness of Parenting Interventions for Improving Specific Child Well-being and Behavioral Outcomes?
This study sought to better understand how to support parents throughout children's development in order to ultimately promote positive long-term outcomes; in particular, positive adolescent development and reductions in risky behavior. A major task of the project was a literature review that examined what is known about parenting across the devel
Performance Improvement 2013-2014. Do Health Center Patients Experience Disparities in Access to Care as Compared to Patients Served in Other Primary Care Settings?
This study examined disparities in access to and satisfaction with primary care among patients of different racial/ethnic groups and insurance coverage, in health centers and the nation overall. Study outcomes included usual source of care, type of usual source of care, satisfaction with provider office hours, and satisfaction with overall care.
Performance Improvement 2013-2014. What is the Extent of Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Clinical Quality Outcomes among Health Center Patients and How Do These Potential Disparities Differ across Various Health Center Characteristics?
More than 1100 federally funded health centers provide primary and preventive care to about 20 million underserved patients in the United States. This study assessed racial/ethnic disparities in clinical quality among United States health centers, and examined whether performance on quality measures varied across three health center characteristic
To measure how effective the program has been in helping to diagnose and treat cancer, an outcome evaluation of the In Vivo Cellular and Molecular Imaging Centers program was conducted. The study found that several program goals had been largely met while others were too new to assess. The program has helped to increase and develop imaging re
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 2008. What Can Health Plans Do to Reduce Healthcare Disparities among Racial and Ethnic Minority Enrollees with Diabetes?
The evaluation examined the impact of the National Health Plan Collaborative. The National Health Plan Collaborative is a group of 11 national and regional health plans, the Center for Health Care Strategies, RAND, and two sponsors (the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality).
Mission To sponsor and conduct medical research that leads to better health for all Americans. Evaluation Program
Mission To promote the economic and social well-being of families, children, individuals, and communities. Evaluation Program
Performance Improvement 2002: Evaluation Activities of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is the eighth annual report to Congress summarizing previous fiscal year evaluation efforts. The purpose of this report is to provide Congress with outcome-oriented evaluation findings for the Department's programs, policies, and strategies. It
MISSION: To provide analytical support and advice to the Secretary on policy development and assist the Secretary with the development and coordination of department wide program planning and evaluation activities. Evaluation Program
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
Performance Improvement 1997. Appendix A. Abstracts of HHS Evaluations Completed in Fiscal Year 1996
The abstracts included in this appendix describe the evaluation reports completed by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) during fiscal year (FY) 1996. They are listed in alphabetical order by agency. The sponsoring agency, report title, abstract, and Federal contact person(s) are listed for each report. For more information on any o
Performance Improvement 1997 is the second annual report of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on its evaluation activities. As a report to Congress, it summarizes the findings of HHS evaluations completed in fiscal year (FY) 1996. In that year, HHS agencies produced 87 evaluation reports and supported more than 250 evaluation
Performance Improvement 1995. Developing Effective Health Communication Strategies for High-Risk Youth Outside of School
Highlights This study assessed the knowledge and attitudes of high-risk youth who regularly engage in practices such as tobacco use, substance use, unprotected sex, and violence. High-risk youth were found to be fairly knowledgeable about healthy practices, yet they do not incorporate this awareness into practice. Their willingness to
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