Performance Improvement 1996 is the first in a series of annual reports on evaluation activities of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). As a report to Congress, it summarizes the findings of HHS evaluations completed in fiscal 1995. In that year, HHS agencies produced 148 evaluation reports and supported more than 200
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) promotes and protects the health and well-being of all Americans and provides world leadership in biomedical and public health sciences. It does so through a diverse array of programs in basic and applied science, public health, income support, child and adolescent development, the financin
Study Title Expected Date of Completion Improving the Non-Response in the Panel Study of Income Dynamics (PSID) to Enhance Inter- and Intragenerational Analyses 3/31/95 Joint NSF/NIH Survey of Public Understanding of Science 6/30/95 Development of Methodology to Evaluate the NHLBI Short-Term Training for Minority Students Progra
Listing of Abstract Titles Advanced Practice Nursing Education: Strategies for the Allocation of the Proposed Graduate Nursing Education Account Assessment of AIDS Non-Acute Care AIDS Treatment Facilities Developing Effective Health Communication Strategies for High-Risk Youth Outside of School Evaluating Educational Outcomes of
Listing of Abstract Titles Evaluation Design for the Comprehensive Community Services Program for Children With Serious Emotional Disturbance Evaluation of Demonstration Treatment Programs in Job Corps Evaluation of OSAP Demonstration Projects for Community Partnerships Evaluation of OSAP Demonstration Projects on Pregnant and P
Listing of Abstract Titles Evaluation Design: Evaluation of the Effectiveness of Community Health Centers Linkage Programs: Survey of Mental Health Services Perinatal Pilot-Test Summary and Implementation Report HIV Service Networks in Four Rural Areas Implementation of Title I of the Ryan White CARE Act of 1990 The Particip
MISSION: To provide public health advice to the Secretary of Health and Human Services and executive direction to the PHS Agencies through coordination and oversight of their programs.
MISSION: To improve health by assuring quality health care to underserved, vulnerable populations and by promoting a primary care and public health workforce.
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. What are the implications of different program philosophies or requirements?
Regardless of the type of agency, all partnerships must contend with inherent challenges. These include fostering effective communication across agencies and between staff, ensuring that program objectives and requirements are understood, and addressing differences in organizational cultures or program philosophies that affect service delivery. Th
Screening and Assessment in TANF\Welfare-to-Work: Ten Important Questions TANF Agencies and Their Partners Should Consider. What Role Can TANF Agency Staff Play?
Observers are quick to note that, in many states, TANF caseworkers are former eligibility or income maintenance workers with little experience with case management and barrier identification. Staff hired to perform eligibility functions are required to have high levels of attention to detail and an understanding of the complex budgeting requiremen
Screening and Assessment in TANF\Welfare-to-Work: Ten Important Questions TANF Agencies and Their Partners Should Consider. What Opportunities and Limitations are Presented by the Provision of Federal TANF 0
Key to understanding the flexibility offered and constraints imposed by TANF is the concept of TANF "assistance." This is important because two of the more widely talked-about aspects of TANF policy - time limits and work requirements - apply when federal TANF "assistance" is provided. Therefore, decisions about providing services are influenced b
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. Approaches to SCREENING/ASSESSMENT - How, When, and by Whom? (questions 4-7)
Approaches to screening and assessment are largely defined by how the case management process contributes to identification of barriers, the use of screening or assessment instruments, the timing of identification efforts, and the staffing arrangements used to carry out screening and assessment. Questions Four through Seven address these approache
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. Owensboro, Kentucky
In addition to formal training and credentials, TAP assessors must also have experience working with low-income women with multiple barriers to employment and be familiar with the communities in which they work.
Screening and Assessment in TANF\Welfare-to-Work: Local Answers to Difficult Questions. Intake/Eligibility Determination
Sites vary in the extent to which identification occurs at a client’s initial intake/ eligibility determination appointment. In part, whether a locality uses this step in the client flow to identify barriers depends on whether or not the site has adopted a Work First philosophy and the responsibilities of staff involved. In some sites, such as M