State Nursing Home Quality Improvement Programs: Site Visit and Synthesis Report. Sustainability and Lessons Learned
There was no discussion among those we spoke to of any of the nursing home reform legislation being repealed, or any quality initiatives being at risk of termination due to budget cuts or other reasons. This lack of discussion or concern, combined with a generally positive attitude among the provider community about the quality initiatives, indica
Performance Improvement 2011-2012. Do Teen Safe Driving Campaigns Encourage Teens to Adopt Safer Driving Practices and Increase Parental Involvement?
Researchers assessed the appropriateness and impact of the "Parents Are the Key" communication campaign's messages and creative materials. The messages and materials were intended to increase parental involvement in their teens driving education and experience, and encourage teens to adopt safer driving practices. Parents are aware of the da
This report, Performance Improvement 2011-2012, the 17th in this series, summarizes the key findings from studies completed during the two fiscal-year period ending September 30, 2011.
Performance Improvement 2009. Do Laboratories Adequately Report Findings That Help Clinicians Detect Kidney Disease?
This study asked to what extent and under what conditions accredited US laboratories report estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR). Reporting eGFR is important because it could help clinicians detect kidney disease. At present the extent of reporting of eGFR done by clinical laboratories is not known. The study evaluated a national random sa
An Assessment of the Centers for Education and Research on Therapeutics (CERTS) Initiative This study provided an assessment of the progress CERTs has made in meeting its programmatic objectives. The purpose of this study was to assess the capability of the current CERTs programmatic structure to adequately address all of the objective
Performance Improvement 2006. National Eye Institute VISION Public Information Network Final Evaluation March 30, 2005
This feasibility study was a self-initiated evaluation request. The NEI has supported the VISION Public Information Network (Network) for a 10 year-period and it appears to be an appropriate time to confirm its value to the NEI and its grantee institutions. The National Eye Institute (NEI) coordinates the Network for Eye Institutes and departments
Performance Improvement 2003: Evaluation Activities of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is the ninth annual report to Congress summarizing prior 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. The re
This report fulfills a statutory obligation of the Department of Health and Human Services. Section 241 of the Public Health Service Act directs the Secretary to inform Congress annually concerning findings from evaluations conducted by the Department. As required, the report is submitted to the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committ
This Performance Improvement 2006 report presents to Congress a comprehensive summary of evaluation projects completed by the Department, The Office of the Secretary, and agencies comprising the Department, engage in extensive evaluation activities; some are required by statute, while others are determined to be essential by an individual agency, t