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
Highlights This study addressed the role of school health programs in improving academic performance. It described the available evaluation literature, analyzed the benefits and limitations of alternative research designs, and offered two major approaches to the design of an evaluation. With this guidance, schools can justify not only
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
AGENCY ID TITLE G/O OBJECTIVE PROJECT OFFICER ACF-OCSE 7055 OCSE Responsible Fatherhood Programs: Early Implementation Lessons 7.3 Increase the involvement and financial support of non-custodial parents in the lives of their children Arnaudo, David ACF-OFA 8150
The purpose of this report was to evaluate the effectiveness of promoting Healthy People (HP) 2010 objectives through the distribution of small grants to non-profit organizations. Methods: Yale University’s Prevention Research Center awarded “microgrants” of $2,010 to 103 organizations throughout Connecticut. Recipients completed 103 baselin
Performance Improvement 2004. The Effectiveness of DHHS Interventions on Violence, Injuries, Physical Activity, and Nutrition: Results from the Literature
The study reviewed and summarized evaluation findings. The evaluation reports selected for review were those from DHHS-supported interventions that directly promoted primary prevention of injury and disease, and interventions that directly promoted improvements in nutrition and physical activity. The goal of the Planning Assessment Initiative was
Performance Improvement 2004. Resource Document: National Survey of Physical Activity and Physical Fitness in Youth
This project collected relevant information regarding the design, development and conduct of surveys of physical fitness and physical activity among children and adolescents, and to synthesize and summarize this information into a final report.
A Blueprint for Action, the latest activity in the HHS “Steps” initiative, outlines simple steps that individuals and interested groups can take to promote healthy lifestyles and encourage healthy behavior. The Steps initiative is founded on a growing body of research showing that small, simple steps can often prevent or control chronic diseas
This report, Performance Improvement 2013-2014, the 18th in this series, summarizes the key findings from studies completed during the two fiscal-year period ending September 30, 2013.
Background. Many small populations have distinctive health and health care needs but have been difficult to study in survey research. Objective. This report is part of a project funded by the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation to explore the feasibility of using electronic health record (EHR) and other electronic health data for resea
ASPE REPORT A Review and Analysis of Economic Models of Prevention Benefits April 2013 By: Wilhelmine Miller, David Rein, Michael O’Grady, Jean-Ezra Yeung, June Eichner, and Meghan McMahon Abstract
Policy Research for Front of Package Nutrition Labeling: Environmental Scan and Literature Review Final Report February 2011 Contract No. HHSP23320095651WC Prepared for: Kathleen Koehler Department of Health and Human Services Office of Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation Office of Science and Data Policy 200 Inde
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Examining the Relationships between Excess Body Weight, Health and Disability Timothy Waidmann, The Urban InstituteVicki Freedman, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New JerseyChristine Himes, Syracuse UniversitySaad Ahmad, The Urban Institute May 2008 PDF Version: http:/
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services A Framework for Identifying High-Impact Interventions to Promote Reductions in Late-Life Disability Vicki A. Freedman, Nancy Hodgson, Joanne Lynn, Brenda Spillman, Timothy Waidmann, Anne Wilkinson, and Douglas A. Wolf Project Team September 27, 2006 PDF Version (90 PDF pages)