MISSION: To discover and disseminate new knowledge leading to improved health for all Americans. NIH Evaluation Program Evaluation is an integral part of the role of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in the support of biomedical research, training, and public education. Evaluation studies are undertaken to ensure that
MISSION: To improve health by assuring quality health care to underserved, vulnerable populations and by promoting a primary care and public health workforce.
MISSION: To protect and promote public health through food, drug, medical device, and cosmetic regulation. FDA Evaluation Program Systemic changes in the government management environment are strongly influencing the setting, conduct, and use of evaluation activities in the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Three forces--a
Performance Improvement 1995. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry
MISSION: To promote health and quality of life by preventing and controlling disease, injury, and disability. and Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry MISSION: To prevent exposure and adverse human health effects and diminished quality of life associated with exposure to hazardous substances from waste sites
PHS Agency Evaluation Activities
Highlights Readers from diverse professional backgrounds were found to value the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) for its accuracy, relevance, and concise reporting format. The number of readers is likely double the 450,000 on mailing lists. Recommendations may result in some refinements to content and format.
Performance Improvement 1995. Adverse Events Associated With Childhood Vaccines: Evidence Bearing on Causality
Highlights An expert panel was convened to evaluate whether certain childhood vaccines cause adverse events. Vaccines against tetanus, diphtheria, measles, mumps, polio, Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib), and hepatitis B were reviewed. By weighing the available evidence, researchers determined which adverse events can be caused by each va
Highlights of Selected Evaluations From the Previous Year In this evaluation report, the Public Health Service (PHS) highlights evaluations of general interest to the public health community and illustrates the diversity of PHS evaluations completed in fiscal year (FY) 1994. Presented in this chapter are summaries of 13 evaluation pro
In addition to NPR and GPRA, PHS must be responsive to public health issues of the future. Public health has an opportunity to change the American health care system, shifting its focus toward protecting and improving health. This opportunity to reinvent public health is the theme of the PHS Strategic Plan for FY 1995. The plan centers
The policies and management of the PHS Evaluation Program, carried out on a regular basis by the PHS Agencies and coordinated by OASH, involve five basic functions:
Funding for the PHS Evaluation Program is largely provided by a 1 percent evaluation set-aside legislative authority in Section 241 of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. \xa4 238j).
The Evaluation Program in the Public Health Service
P erformance 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.
Performance Improvement 1995: Evaluation Activities of the Public Health Service describes the continuous efforts of the PHS Agencies to examine public health programs for the efficiency of their operations and their effectiveness in achieving their objectives. The planning, development, and coordination of those evaluations is largely the res