Acronyms and Glossary 1915(c) waivers refers to section 1915(c) of the Medicaid program allowing the Secretary of HHS to waive certain program requirements in the law. Waivers permit States greater flexibility to target program eligibility and provide home and community based services for the disabled and/or elderly population
Performance Improvement 2008. Appendix D - glossary of evaluation terms, terms-of-art used by some offices or agencies, and acronyms for the organizational units of HHS.
The glossary, new with this 2008 issue of the report, provides some assistance to readers who may be unfamiliar with the terms and acronyms found in the report. 1915(c) waivers – refers to section 1915(c) of the Medicaid program allowing the Secretary of HHS to waive certain program requirements in the law. Waivers permit States greater flexib
Performance Improvement 2008. Does Active Surveillance Deter Intimate Partner Violence and Child Maltreatment?
This study assessed the impact of child maltreatment and intimate partner violence activities. Child maltreatment and intimate partner violence are significant public health problems in the United States, resulting in an array of detrimental consequences for individuals, families, and society. In light of the dire need for valid surveillance dat
This study evaluated the accuracy of data on vaccination rates and quantified the degree of under-estimation of influenza and pneumoccocal vaccination coverage levels for each Indian Health Services (IHS) Area. This allows the IHS and Area offices to more accurately measure influenza and pneumoccocal coverage. This in turn allows IHS to better ide
The study collected and analyzed health care organizations´ heart disease and stroke prevention policies. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) funded programs in 32 States and the District of Columbia to promote cardiovascular health and prevent morbidity and mortality due to heart disease and stroke. To provide expertise and su
Mission The mission of the Indian Health Service, in partnership with American Indian and Alaska Native people, is to raise their physical, mental, social, and spiritual health to the highest level. Evaluation Program
Mission To improve the Nation s health by assuring equitable access to comprehensive, culturally competent, quality health care for all. Evaluation Program
Mission To promote health and quality of life by preventing and controlling disease, injury, and disability. Evaluation Program The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) conducts evaluation studies designed to provide information essential for CDCs strategies to achieve its mission:
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. Program Assessment of Co-Morbidity of Chemical Dependency Mental Health and Diabetes
The purpose of this study is to determine outcome of simultaneous treatment of co-occurring chemical dependency, mental health issues and diabetes. EXPECTED DATE OF COMPLETION: 12/30/2001 AGENCY SPONSOR: Office of Public Health FEDERAL CONTACT: Elizabeth A. Fowler 301-443-3024 PIC ID: 7029 PERFORMER: Indian Health Service
Performance Improvement 2001. Hyperlipidemia and Coronary Heart Disease (CHD) in Native Americans: Evaluation of Lipid Control Through a Pharmacist Managed Lipid Clinic
The purpose of this project is to evaluate the results of CV clinic coronary heart disease (CHD) risk management, counseling and aggressive medical nutritional therapy and pharmacological-therapeutic treatment of hyper-cholesterol in primary and secondary prevention in American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) patients. The study will evaluate
Performance Improvement 2001. Impact of Rwca Title I Funding on HIV Services Utilization and Health Outcomes in Las Vegas, Nevada and Norfolk, Virginia
The purpose of this collaborative project with CDC is to examine the impact of Ryan White CARE Act Title I funding on HIV service use and outcomes in newly eligible metropolitan areas (EMAs). Title I grants are expected to increase each EMA's financial base for planning, developing, and expanding HIV-related health and support services.
Performance Improvement 2001. HIV Service Utilization and Health Outcomes for PLWH with Comorbidities in RWCA-Funded Programs
The purpose of this study is to evaluate (a) the additional demands placed on the health care system by individuals living with HIV infection who have comorbid conditions and (b) the benefits and costs of integrating and coordinating treatment for these conditions. Two separate projects are underway.
Performance Improvement 2001. Development of an Inventory of Health Indicators Comparing Large U.S. Cities
The purpose of this study is to develop a fourth edition of Big Cities Inventory, an inventory comparing mortality, natality, and morbidity data for the nation's large cities. Local health departments require comparative data to determine the relative progress in their population's health. Although county data are available, large city hea
Performance Improvement 2001. Comorbidity-Based Payment Methodology for Medicaid Enrollees with HIV/AIDS
The purpose of this study was to compare specific methodologies for setting capitation rates for people with HIV or AIDS and to analyze the predictive power of those payment models using data from the Medicaid program in Maryland. Specifically, the models tested were the current Maryland approach based on Ambulatory Care Groups, a payment
Performance Improvement 2001. An Evaluation of Outcomes Among PLWH Receiving Services from RWCA- Funded Programs
The purpose of this set of studies is to evaluate client- and system-level outcomes achieved as a result of services provided by Ryan White CARE Act (RWCA) grantees and providers. Priorities for evaluating the impact of the RWCA are responsive to grantee requests for assistance with evaluation, the Government Performance and Results Act (G
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
Group B Streptococcus (GBS) is the leading cause of bacterial infection in newborns in the United States. To address the problem CDC developed prevention guidelines in collaboration with the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and published the guidelines in the Morbidity
PUBLIC HEALTH PROGRAMS ACCESS TO HEALTH CARE The National Health Service Corps The evaluation of the effectiveness of the National Health Service Corps (NHSC) focused on mechanisms for training and recruiting providers, placement in underserved areas, and retainment in primary care and related professions. The findings showe