School personnel play an important role in identifying children with type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Specific actions schools can take to help in diabetes detection include:
The increase in type 2 diabetes among children makes schools essential partners in preventing the disease. Some specific activities for schools and teachers to consider include:
Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) Tommy G. Thompson has identified diabetes prevention, detection, and treatment as important components of his health agenda. Activities supporting the Secretary’s focus on diabetes include Steps to a HealthierUS: Putting Prevention First (Appendix A), the Diabetes Detection Initiative , and the Sm
Examples of Promising Practices for Integrating and Coordinating Eligibility, Enrollment and Retention: Human Services and Health Programs Under the Affordable Care Act. Pairing volunteer tax preparers with health application assisters
Single Stop’s work connecting individuals to services and benefits is not limited to helping students at community colleges. Another initiative focuses on volunteer tax preparation sites in New York City. Single Stop funds nonprofit tax preparers so that, when their low-income clients file federal income tax returns to claim Earned Income Tax Cr
Examples of Promising Practices for Integrating and Coordinating Eligibility, Enrollment and Retention: Human Services and Health Programs Under the Affordable Care Act. Challenges and lessons learned
Over time Single Stop has seen an increasing willingness on the part of community college personnel to partner with the program. Despite some initial reluctance to deviate from traditional educational roles, college officials have become increasingly aware of the challenges facing low-income students. A large and growing share of community college
Examples of Promising Practices for Integrating and Coordinating Eligibility, Enrollment and Retention: Human Services and Health Programs Under the Affordable Care Act. Results
Single Stop tracks benefit receipt by contacting students directly. If the agency cannot reach students to confirm benefit receipt, the agency assumes that no aid was obtained. Therefore, the outcomes reported by Single Stop and discussed here probably underestimate the number of students who receive assistance.
Examples of Promising Practices for Integrating and Coordinating Eligibility, Enrollment and Retention: Human Services and Health Programs Under the Affordable Care Act. Description
Students attending community colleges often face financial and other hurdles to completing school. These challenges include balancing work and school priorities, managing finances, raising children, or supporting themselves and their families. In order to help students handle these challenges, Single Stop developed a program that provides a compre
Examples of Promising Practices for Integrating and Coordinating Eligibility, Enrollment and Retention: Human Services and Health Programs Under the Affordable Care Act. Overview
Single Stop USA is a nonprofit organization that provides assistance to individuals and families by helping them connect to benefits and services for which they are eligible. The organization began as a program under the Robin Hood Foundation in New York City. In 2007, Single Stop split off from the Foundation and became an independent, national o
Examples of Promising Practices for Integrating and Coordinating Eligibility, Enrollment and Retention: Human Services and Health Programs Under the Affordable Care Act. Introduction
For many years, state and federal officials have grappled with the challenge of effectively integrating and coordinating the operation of multiple health and human services programs that serve overlapping populations. Such efforts can yield many gains. When one program determines eligibility based on the work already done by another program, it si
Examples of Promising Practices for Integrating and Coordinating Eligibility, Enrollment and Retention: Human Services and Health Programs Under the Affordable Care Act. Executive Summary
It is not easy to effectively integrate and coordinate the operation of multiple health and human services programs that serve overlapping populations, but such efforts can yield significant gains. When one program determines eligibility based on the work already done by another program, public agencies can save administrative costs and streamline
Federal Role in Revitalizing Distressed Cities: Interagency Collaboration and Local Partnerships. 3.1.1 Healthy Chester Coalition
The Healthy Chester Coalition in Chester, Pennsylvania, is a forum that allows healthcare providers, community organizations, and public sector agencies to build relationships with one another and work together on projects that will lead to “better coordination of healthcare delivery and reduced costs due to improved efficiencies.” 5 The Coal
The federal government has historically invested significant resources in the nation’s distressed cities. However, the benefits of these investments have often not been fully realized. Many of the most distressed cities have lacked the capacity to effectively use these resources and, in some cases, the segmented nature of the resources comin
Performance Improvement 2013-2014. What Efforts Encouraged Completion of Postsecondary Education Among Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Cash Assistance and Other Low-Income Populations?
The purpose of the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families and Child Care and Development Fund Research Synthesis Project was to inform research planning and support evidence-based decision making related to the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families and Child Care and Development Fund programs. This study sought information concerning efforts to
Performance Improvement 2013-2014. What is the State of the Research on Career Pathways Programs and How Does It Inform an Evaluation Design to Assess Implementation, System Change, and Outcomes of the Health Profession Opportunity Grants Program?
The Health Profession Opportunity Grant (HPOG) Implementation, Systems and Outcome Project provided recommendations for the design of an evaluation to assess implementation, system change, and outcomes across the twenty seven HPOG sites focused on Temporary Assistance to Needy Families recipients and other low-income individuals. The project devel
Performance Improvement 2013-2014. What Supportive Services is the Tribal Health Profession Opportunity Grants Program Providing and How do These Services Support Students' Participation, Retention and Advancement in Training?
The evaluation is documenting lessons about diverse programmatic approaches to health professions training serving the tribal population.
Performance Improvement 2013-2014. Can We Replicate Findings from the Original Project Connect Health Systems Intervention in a New City with a New Population of Interest and a New Provider Community?
This project replicated the health systems intervention of the original Project Connect, a multi-level intervention designed to reduce adolescent STD/HIV risk and incidence, which was fielded in Los Angeles. This replication project assessed the feasibility and success in implementing this intervention in a setting vastly different from Los Angele
Performance Improvement 2013-2014. Does the Safe Schools/Healthy Students Initiative Reduce Substance Use and Violence, Increase Access to Mental Health Services, Improve School Climate, and Improve Coordination and Service Integration?
This evaluation examined whether the Program Theory Model is supported by data already collected by Safe Schools/Healthy Students (SS/HS) grantees. The study investigated how elements of the Safe Schools/Healthy Students Model were influenced by pre-grant conditions, grant operations, and change over time to produce near-term and long-term outcome
Performance Improvement 2013-2014. What Role can Stakeholder Education Play in Initiatives to Prevent Teen Pregnancy and Reduce Rates of Teen Births in Communities with Highest Risk?
A process evaluation focused on the efforts of target grantees and their key partners to educate community stakeholders in teen pregnancy prevention communitywide initiatives. There case studies documented the extent and quality of stakeholder education capacity building activities, strategic planning for stakeholder education and the implementati
Performance Improvement 2013-2014. Can Interventions that are Focused on Different Levels of Influence on Adolescents (school, providers, and parents) have an Impact on Adolescent Risk for STD, HIV, and Pregnancy?
Project Connect consisted of three years of formative research and five years of implementation in 26 middle and high schools in Los Angeles. Intervention and control high schools were paired on comparable ethnic composition, STD and birth rates.
Performance Improvement 2011-2012. Are Process and Outcome Evaluations Feasible for the National Human Genome Research Institute Summer Internship Program?
This study determined the feasibility of conducting process and outcome evaluations of the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) Student Internship Program (SIP), a NIH-wide summer training program pairing high school, college, and graduate students with scientists from a variety of NIH Institutes and Centers.