Youth from low-income families are vulnerable to poor outcomes as adults, as these youth often lack the resources and opportunities found to lead to better outcomes. This fact sheet compares the young adult outcomes and adolescent risk-taking behaviors of youth from low-income families to those from middle-income (201-400 percent of federal povert
This report is part of the larger evaluation of a select group of Title V, Section 510, abstinence programs. This report examines the short-term impacts of providing a life skills education component to middle and high school youth in Edgefield, South Carolina. All the youth participating in the Life Skills Education Component have also participat
This booklet provides a statistical portrait of teen participation in 10 of the most prevalent risk behaviors. It focuses on the overall participation in each behavior and in multiple risk-taking. The booklet presents the overall incidence and patterns of teen involvement in the following risk behaviors: regular alcohol use, regular binge drinking
Peter Kemper, Diane Brannon, Brigitt Heier, Jungyoon Kim, Candy Warner, Joe Vasey and Amy Stott Pennsylvania State University, Center for Health Care and Policy Research September 9, 2008 PDF Version: http://aspe.hhs.gov/daltcp/reports/2008/FSSrpt.pdf (69 PDF pages)
Identifying and Serving LGBTQ Youth: Case Studies of Runaway and Homeless Youth Program Grantees. Urban Peak
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1 National Federation of Independent Business v. Sebelius, 567 US 1, 132 S.Ct. 2566, 183 L. Ed. 2d 450 (2012).
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The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) hosted a meeting of both marriage and family experts and National Longitudinal Survey of Youth1997 cohort (NLSY97) data experts. The experts discussed major marriage and family research questions, the NLSY97 data that could support such questions, NLSY97 data limits, and ways to overcome the limit
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 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
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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.
Acknowledgements This paper was prepared for the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), by David Cutler (Harvard University), Amber Jessup (ASPE/HHS), Donald Kenkel (Cornell University), and Martha Starr (U.S. Food and Drug Administration and American University
To better understand provider experiences serving lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and Questioning (LGBTQ) runaway and homeless youth, this study reports on case studies of four local agencies receiving grants from the Administration for Children and Family’s Runaway and Homeless Youth (RHY) Program. The purpose of the study was to learn abou
Using Behavioral Economics to Inform the Integration of Human Services and Health Programs under the Affordable Care Act
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This Performance Improvement series of reports takes its name from the primary goal of carrying out evaluations – to improve the performance of programs meant to serve the greatest needs of the community. Performance Improvement 2008, the latest of these reports, makes available the most recently completed evaluations of the Department of Health
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