Various agencies within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) have developed health communication campaigns to raise awareness of diabetes and educate patients, providers, employers, and school personnel about how to prevent or delay complications from diabetes.
Diabetes: A National Plan for Action. Current Coverage of Preventive Services for Individuals with Diabetes
Currently, Medicare Part B covers several preventive services that are important to individuals with diabetes.
Using Behavioral Economics to Inform the Integration of Human Services and Health Programs under the Affordable Care Act . Notes
1 National Federation of Independent Business v. Sebelius, 567 US 1, 132 S.Ct. 2566, 183 L. Ed. 2d 450 (2012).
Using Behavioral Economics to Inform the Integration of Human Services and Health Programs under the Affordable Care Act . Overarching issues
Several issues arise in all the above settings for raising the SNAP question when people apply for health coverage. First, Marketplaces need to decide which consumers will be presented with the option of seeking SNAP. In theory, a Marketplace could offer all applicants for health coverage the opportunity to connect with SNAP. In practice, it wil
Using Behavioral Economics to Inform the Integration of Human Services and Health Programs under the Affordable Care Act . Insights on take-up from behavioral economics
Neoclassical economics assumes that people have rational, fairly consistent preferences over time. Each person seeks to maximize his or her overall well-being by obtaining, understanding, and rationally acting upon available information. In contrast, behavioral economics focuses on human limitations, empirically testing the ways in which human beh
Performance Improvement 2013-2014. What is the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment's Bundled Payment System; How is it Implemented; and What are the Clinical, Data Quality, and Financial Impacts of the Bundled Payment System on Breast and Cervical Cancer?
Colorado's National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program (NBCCEDP) implemented a bundled payment system (BPS) to improve data quality and quality of care for women served through its program
Performance Improvement 2013-2014. What Has Been the Impact of the New York City Opioid Analgesic Prescribing Guidelines on Prescribing and Use Behaviors and Does Academic Detailing Increase Impact of the Guidelines?
In collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene conducted an evaluation of the latter's opioid prescribing guidelines. The guidelines were designed to help clinicians determine when opioid analgesics are appropriate for acute pain or chronic non-cancer pain and provide
Performance Improvement 2013-2014. How Well Does the National Cancer Institute's Surveillance Epidemiology and End Results Project Provide Useful Cancer Burden Data to Researchers and the Public?
The Surveillance Research Program provides cancer information via the Surveillance Epidemiology and End Results (SEER) project. This data, spanning U.S. incidence, prevalence, mortality, and survival, helps to measure progress in various efforts to reduce cancer burden. Usability evaluations of recently-developed SEER data visualizations were con
Performance Improvement 2013-2014. How well does a Behavioral Research Program Foster Careers in Cancer Control Research?
An outcome evaluation was conducted to determine how well a Behavioral Research Program-Small Grant Program succeeded in attracting behavioral scientists to the field of cancer control research and practice. The impact of receiving these grants was assessed by examining the characteristics of awardees, and comparing publication and professional ac
Performance Improvement 2013-2014. What is the Impact of the National Cancer Institutes' Career Development Awards on Participant Career Outcomes?
The National Cancer Institute Career Development (NCI K) awards program includes a broad range of funding mechanisms that provide scientists and clinicians with support to develop their cancer research careers and transition to independence, expand their existing research programs, or mentor junior investigators. The evaluation sought to define th
Performance Improvement 2013-2014. How Usable and Effective is the Epidemiology and Genetics Research Program Website in Educating its Audience about the Program's Funding Opportunities and Research Resource?
The Epidemiology and Genomics Research Program (EGRP) funds research in human populations to understand the causes of cancer and related outcomes. The program's website is one of its primary communication channels. Extramural researchers, clinicians, policymakers, and members of the public with interests in cancer research comprise its audience. A
Performance Improvement 2013-2014. To What Extent has the Physical Sciences-Oncology Centers Program Built Trans-disciplinary Teams to Better Understand Cancer?
The Physical Sciences-Oncology Centers (PS-OC) Program established a network consisting of twelve centers that bring together expert teams from the fields of physics, mathematics, chemistry, and engineering in conjunction with researchers in cancer biology and clinical biology. The centers are designed to build trans-disciplinary teams and infrast
Performance Improvement 2013-2014. How Usable and Useful is the Experimental Therapeutics Program Website?
The National Cancer Institute (NCI) Experimental Therapeutics (NExT) Program accelerates the availability of cancer treatments from the laboratory to the clinic. The NExT website serves to educate scientists in government, academia, and industry about the program and how they may participate in it.
Performance Improvement 2013-2014. How Can A Technology Transfer Center Better Meet the Needs of Its Target Audience in the Private Sector?
The goals of the National Cancer Institute's Technology Transfer Center are to transfer knowledge, materials, and technologies to industry and university partners for translation into clinical products and to improve public health by facilitating the development of biomedical discoveries of NIH researchers. A needs assessment was undertaken using
Performance Improvement 2013-2014. Has the Community Cancer Centers Program Improved Cancer Care at Participating Hospitals?
The National Cancer Institute Community Cancer Centers Program was launched as a three-year pilot program designed to help build a community-based research platform supporting basic, clinical, and population-based research on cancer prevention, screening, diagnosis, treatment, survivorship, and palliative care at community hospitals. Sixteen commu
Performance Improvement 2013-2014. Is a System-Wide Evaluation of the Transdisciplinary Geographic Management Program Feasible?
The Transdisciplinary Geographic Management Program (GMaP) fosters state-of-the-art regional networks/centers dedicated to cancer health disparities research and care. The GMaP network, which spans six regions, is an integrated, comprehensive approach to improve, advance and achieve measurable reductions in cancer health disparities research, and
Performance Improvement 2013-2014. How Successfully Does the Breast Cancer and the Environment Research Program Meet the Research Translation and Dissemination Needs of Its Audiences?
Evaluators conducted a needs assessment to identify the research translation and dissemination needs of the Breast Cancer and Environmental Research Program's target audiences, including scientists and advocates. The program addresses how breast cancer risk is influenced by environmental exposures and personal susceptibility factors.
Performance Improvement 2013-2014. What are the Promising Quality Measures of Schizophrenia Treatment for Medicaid Beneficiaries?
Health care reform promises to make insurance benefits newly available to many, eliminate inequitable treatment limits and financial requirements, and promote integrated primary and behavioral health care. Quality measures can help achieve the full promise of these reforms by providing feedback to payers and providers, and enabling greater transpa
Performance Improvement 2011-2012. Are there Significant Differences in the Leadership Skills of Male and Female Scientific Leaders?
Female scientists at the National Cancer Institute (NCI) have presented anecdotal evidence that their leadership development needs are different from those of male scientific leaders. There is a perception among female scientists that women do not progress in their careers as effectively as their male counterparts. This study explored potential d