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
The purpose of the study was to assess the feasibility of conducting an outcome evaluation of the educational components of 50 Years of DNA: From Double Helix to Health that were aimed at high school teachers and students.
This study examined the feasibility of evaluating the Bridges to the Future program. The mission of the Bridges to the Future Program, established in 1992, is to make available to the biomedical science research enterprise and to the nation the intellectual talents of an increasing number of underrepresented minority students. Bridges to the Futur
Performance Improvement 2004. Strategies for Addressing Asthma Within a Coordinated School Health Program
This document is a manual discussing asthma wellness in schools which outlines best practices and policies for an asthma wellness and education program in the context of a school health program. A healthy student is a student ready to learn. Asthma-friendly schools are those that make the effort to create safe and supportive learning environments
The Alaska Native Teen Tobacco Cessation Camp was a three-year project focused on tobacco cessation with Alaska Native youth. Three summer camps were proposed to help break the nicotine addiction in this population. The first camp occurred in Nome, Alaska during summer of 1999. The camp was successful in offering an opportunity for 22 youth to exp
Performance Improvement 2006. Review of the Joint National Institutes of Health / National Science Foundation Ecology of Infectious Disease Program
Initiated in 1999, the Ecology of Infectious Diseases (EID) initiative is a competitive research grant program administered jointly by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and National Institutes of Health (NIH). Its purpose is to encourage development of predictive models and discovery of principles for relationships between anthropogenic enviro
Performance Improvement 2006. Evaluation of Health Info Web Resources for and about Specific Populations
The Specialized Information Services (SIS) is responsible for health information in the areas of toxicology, environmental health, and HIV/AIDS, and includes the Office of Outreach and Special Populations, which addresses the health info needs of minority and underserved health professionals and the general public. SIS has several new or recently
Performance Improvement 2006. Health Savings Accounts: Early estimations on national take-up from the 2003 MMA and future policy proposals
The Medicare Modernization Act (MMA) established Health Savings Accounts (HSAs), which are tax- advantaged savings vehicles that can be used to pay for medical expenses incurred by individuals and their dependents. The purpose of this project was to examine the potential impact of HSAs on insurance coverage.
Section 241(a) of the Public Health Service Act authorizes evaluation of the implementation and effectiveness of programs funded by the Act. Section 241(b) requires the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) to summarize the findings from these studies in annual reports to the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee and to the
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.
Pathways to Adulthood and Marriage: Teenagers’ Attitudes, Expectations, and Relationship Patterns. Executive Summary.
Marriage patterns in the United States have changed substantially in recent decades. People are marrying later in life than they did 40 years ago and young adults today are spending more time unmarried than earlier generations did (Schoen and Standish 2001; Fields 2004). Over this same period, cohabitation and nonmarital childbearing have become i
Prepared By: Robert G. Wood, Sarah Avellar, Brian Goesling Mathematica Policy Research, Inc. (MPR) Project Director: Robert G. Wood Submitted to: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE) Project Officer: Jennifer Burnszynski Contract No.: 233-02-0086 MPR Ref
Submitted by: Michael R. Pergamit, Ph.D. Lynn Huang, Ph.D. Julie Lane, Ph.D. National Opinion Research Center (NORC) University of Chicago Submitted to: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
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
Prepared by Staff of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Annual Report to Congress October 1998 U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Contributors to this report include Gil Crouse, Sarah Douglas, Susan Hauan, Julia Isaacs, and Kendall Swenson of the Office of Human Services Policy under the direction of Don Winstead, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Human Services Policy, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluat