One of the challenges faced by the PHLs is that their routine services - while clearly important contributions to the maintenance of public health - are generally outside of the public eye. Indeed, typical PHL operations imply that PHLs will rarely take center stage in any standard public health activities.
Toward Understanding Homelessness: The 2007 National Symposium on Homelessness Research. Accountability, Cost-Effectiveness, and Program Performance: Progress Since 1998.. Case Study: The Community Columbus Shelter Board, Columbus, Ohio
Since 1997 the Community Shelter Board has conducted annual program evaluations for the Columbus and Franklin County Continuum of Care Steering Committee. The Steering Committee utilized evaluation of renewing projects as a means to make ranking decisions, adjust funding awards, and monitor program performance. The program evaluation has considere
Toward Understanding Homelessness: The 2007 National Symposium on Homelessness Research. Accountability, Cost-Effectiveness, and Program Performance: Progress Since 1998.
The authors summarize the progress made in the past decade toward making homeless assistance programs more accountable to funders, consumers, and the public. They observe that research on the costs of homelessness and cost offsets associated with intervention programs has been limited to people who are homeless with severe mental illness. But this
Medicaid and Permanent Supportive Housing for Chronically Homeless Individuals: Emerging Practices From the Field. 8.2. Olmstead Compliance and Consent Decrees
In several of the states included in this study, the requirements of the Supreme Court's 1999 Olmstead decision were stimulating Medicaid and other state agency officials to focus attention and resources on efforts to re-balance their long-term care systems and expand the availability of home and community-based services linked to housing for peop
Medicaid and Permanent Supportive Housing for Chronically Homeless Individuals: Emerging Practices From the Field. 5.3. What Services Do They Qualify For?
Depending on the state, public mental health services may include a wide range of services that vary in intensity and duration, from medications and medication management at an outpatient clinic (low intensity, varying duration depending on need), through crisis stabilization (very intense but usually lasting a few days at most), and inpatient hos
The Feasibility of Using Electronic Health Data for Research on Small Populations. Organizational Conditions Required for Research Combining Multiple Data Sources
Because of the previously mentioned limitations with using data from a single organization’s EHR for research, the ability to combine EHR data with other electronic data sources is often needed to strengthen study results, particularly for small populations. Combining EHR data across institutions can allow for a larger sample size to increase th
Contents Background Summary of Findings Implications for State Child Support Enforcement Agencies Background
Contents Purpose and Methods Findings Strategies Related to Obtaining Information About Grant Opportunities, Deciding to Apply, and Preparing Grant Applications Strategies for Grant Review Processes Strategies for Grants Management Processes Other Strategies Suggested Discussion
Content The Study What We Found Endnote
Evaluation of the District of Columbia's Demonstration Program, "Managed Care System for Disabled and Special Needs Children": Year One Report
Robert Coulam, Carol Irvin, Michele Teitelbaum, Laurine Thomas and Tanisha Carino Abt Associates Inc. July 28, 1998
Contents Background About the Four Cities Immigrants Access to Medicaid and the State Childrens Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) Immigrants Access to Health Services Safety Net Providers Organizational and Financial Responses Factors Shaping the Policy Responses Conclusion
Contents Study Design Rationale for Privatization Deciding the Scope and Size of Contracts The Contractors Promoting Competition Ensuring Effective and Fair Procurements Designing Contracts That Work Upholding Accountability Through Monitoring
HHS Guidelines for Ensuring and Maximizing the Quality, Objectivity, Utility, and Integrity of Information Disseminated to the Public. e. HHS Information Quality Goals
The development of data and information within HHS is generally undertaken within the context of two overarching goals:
HHS Guidelines for Ensuring and Maximizing the Quality, Objectivity, Utility, and Integrity of Information Disseminated to the Public
This site describes the HHS Information Quality Guidelines as well as the supporting administrative mechanisms to request correction of information covered under the guidelines. The HHS Guidelines were developed in accordance with the provisions of P.L. 106-554 and OMB government-wide requirements directing all federal agencies to issue guidelines
The Strong Cities, Strong Communities Initiative (SC2) is a new interagency approach to partnering with cities for economic growth launched by the White House Domestic Policy Council in 2011. The SC2 initiative represents a new model of collaboration between federal and local government to improve how the federal government invests in and offers t
This project generated estimates of benefits, costs and premiums for prototype long-term care insurance policies to provide the federal, state and local government and private insurance companies with an independent means of estimating the potential for long-term care insurance coverage. The modeling techniques to be used in this study have been t
The privatization of welfare services has increased significantly and expanded into new services since passage of the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 (PRWORA) gave states additional flexibility to design and operate their Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) programs. Despite its increasing popular
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.
Health, Housing, and Service Supports for Three Groups of People Experiencing Chronic Homelessness. 4.1. Supportive Services Funding for People in Group 1
Because they are not eligible for or enrolled in Medicaid, people in Group 1 will most likely receive health care and behavioral health services that will be less intense and less comprehensive than services that are available for people covered by Medicaid. In some cases, PSH service-providers use non-Medicaid funding to offer the same services t
Health, Housing, and Service Supports for Three Groups of People Experiencing Chronic Homelessness. 1.1. Housing Configurations
The housing component of PSH is almost always structured in one of three ways: As projects or buildings in which all units are PSH (dedicated building or site-based model). As apartments scattered around the community in private rental housing (scattered-site model). As buildings in which PSH tenants occupy some, but usually fewer