Highlights This study addressed the role of school health programs in improving academic performance. It described the available evaluation literature, analyzed the benefits and limitations of alternative research designs, and offered two major approaches to the design of an evaluation. With this guidance, schools can justify not only
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 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
Screening and Assessment in TANF\Welfare-to-Work: Ten Important Questions TANF Agencies and Their Partners Should Consider. Drug Abuse Screening Test-20 (DAST-20)
Barriers Identified Substance Abuse (drugs not including alcohol) Number and Types of Questions Twenty 'yes' or 'no' questions Target Population Clients of Addiction Treatment
Screening and Assessment in TANF\Welfare-to-Work: Ten Important Questions TANF Agencies and Their Partners Should Consider. References
Allen, J.P., M.H. Eckardt, and J. Wallen. Screening for Alcoholism: Techniques and Issues . Public Health Reports 103:586-592, 1988. American Civil Liberties Union. Judge Blocks First-Ever Mandatory Drug Testing of Michigan Welfare Recipients . Press Release. November 10, 1999. American Public Human Services Association. Case Management Def
Screening and Assessment in TANF\Welfare-to-Work: Ten Important Questions TANF Agencies and Their Partners Should Consider. Question Nine: What issues related to privacy and confidentiality should be considered?
In considering how to screen or assess for unobserved barriers, TANF agencies and their partners must consider the complex issues around privacy and confidentiality of information obtained through the identification process. A detailed assessment of these issues is beyond the scope of this report, 79 but, because of the importance of the issue, w
Screening and Assessment in TANF\Welfare-to-Work: Ten Important Questions TANF Agencies and Their Partners Should Consider. What tools are used to identify substance abuse?
By far, the most commonly noted specialized tools used to identify substance abuse problems are the CAGE and the Substance Abuse Subtle Screening Inventory (SASSI). These tools were most commonly mentioned by both TANF agencies screening for substance abuse problems as well as substance abuse experts. The CAGE's popularity is likely due to its eas
Screening and Assessment in TANF\Welfare-to-Work: Local Answers to Difficult Questions. Las Vegas, Nevada
Managers in Nevada realized that some welfare clients have multiple and complicated barriers to employment that require different strategies than those that had been the focus of early welfare reform efforts.
Screening and Assessment in TANF\Welfare-to-Work: Local Answers to Difficult Questions. Site Profiles
Each of the study sites has undertaken a proactive approach to identifying unobserved barriers to employment. Strategies include a mix of different identification methods, including informal and formal screenings or assessments, a mix of staff involved in barrier identification, and a variety of partners to assist with identification and service p
AGENCY ID TITLE G/O OBJECTIVE PROJECT OFFICER ACF-ACYF 8149
AGENCY ID TITLE G/O OBJECTIVE PROJECT OFFICER ACF-ACYF 8221 Synthesis of Findings: Title IV-E Flexible Funding Child Welfare Waiver Demonstrations 7.4 Increase the percentage of children and youth living in a permanent, safe environment Collins, Gail E. ACF-ACYF 8220
Performance Improvement 2005. Risk and Protective Factors for Adolescent Drug Use: Findings From the 1999 National Household Survey on Drug Abuse
This report provides information about risk and protective factors for substance use among youths aged 12 to 17, using data from the 1999 National Household Survey on Drug Abuse. Risk factors included characteristics and social environments associated with an increased likelihood of substance abuse, while protective factors relate to a more decrea
Performance Improvement 2005. Treatment Episode Data Set (teds) 1992-2001: National Admissions to Substance Abuse Treatment Services
This report provides the results of, and trend data from, the “Treatment Episode Data Set” (TEDS) for 1992-2001. TEDS consists of: the Admissions Data System and the Discharge Data System, the latter is relatively new. TEDS does not include all admissions to substance abuse treatment, but does include facilities certified by the State substanc
Performance Improvement 2006. Feasibility Study for Evaluating Research Training in NIMH, NIDA and NINDS
This feasibility study examined different methodological options for conducting a large-scale evaluation of National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)’s, National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)’s, and the National Institute of Neurological Disorders & Stroke (NINDS)’s investment in research training. Through a series of interviews and fo
Performance Improvement 2006. National Survey of Substance Abuse Treatment Services (N-SSATS): 2004 Data on Substance Abuse Treatment Facilities
The N-SSATS is an annual census of facilities providing substance abuse treatment conducted by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. The survey collects data on the location, characteristics, and use of alcoholism and drug abuse treatment facilities and services throughout the United States and other U.S. jurisdictions. Th
Performance Improvement 2006. Drug Abuse Warning Network (DAWN), 2003: Area Profiles of Drug-Related Mortality
DAWN is a national surveillance system that monitors drug-related visits to hospital emergency departments and drug-related deaths investigated by medical examiners/coroners (ME/Cs). This annual publication presents profiles of drug-related deaths reported to DAWN by ME/Cs in selected metropolitan areas and States. For 2003, 122 jurisdictions in 3
Performance Improvement 2006. Feasibility Study for the NIDA Science-Based Drug Education Project Entitled “NIDA Goes Back to School.” - Final Report
In September 2003, the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) launched its NIDA Goes Back to School (NGBTS) Campaign. NGBTS is designed to promote NIDA as the source for science-based information on drug abuse, announce the NIDA for Teens Website, and highlight opportunities to order NIDA’s free science-based materials for school-aged children.
Prepared by Roy Ahn, Daniel S. Gaylin, Alison Keiller, Daniel N. Mendelson, Adil Moiduddin, and Robert J. Rubin, M.D. of The Lewin Group under the direction of Cheryl Austein, Project Officer for the Office of Health Policy, within the Office of the Assistant Secretary forPlanning and Evaluation (ASPE), Department of Health and Human Services. Oct