In some cases, achieving our strategic goals and objectives may be impeded by factors that are beyond the control of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). For example, national or local economic conditions can influence whether we are successful in helping families on welfare become economically independent. In some cases, there may b
Many programs within the Department have goals, objectives, and target populations that appear similar. Likewise, many Department programs appear to duplicate or overlap programs in other Federal agencies. Many state, local, and private sector programs also have goals, objectives, and target populations in common with Department programs. Because
HHS Strategic Goals and Objectives - FY 2001 . Objective 6.2 - Improve Our Understanding of How to Prevent, Diagnose, and Treat Disease and Disability
How We Will Accomplish Our Objective We will improve our understanding of how to prevent, diagnose and treat disease and disability by:
HHS Strategic Goals and Objectives - FY 2001 . Objective 6.1 - Advance the Scientific Understanding of Normal and Abnormal Biological Functions and Behaviors
How We Will Accomplish Our Objective We will advance our scientific knowledge by: expanding our investments in basic research.
Public Health Laboratories and Health System Change . Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and PHLs
Because of the close tie between the PHL core laboratory functions and the disease surveillance and epidemiology functions of the CDC, the greatest potential for collaboration between PHLs and the federal government lies within the CDC. The PHL relationship with the CDC is robust, and one that is important for national disease surveillance.
HHS Guidelines for Ensuring and Maximizing the Quality, Objectivity, Utility, and Integrity of Information Disseminated to the Public. V. Agency Quality Assurance Policies, Standards, and Processes
As described in the HHS Implementation Plan, as one of the HHS operating divisions, we have established a number of quality assurance policies, standards, and processes for ensuring the quality of the information we disseminate to the public. Our documents undergo a rigorous review and clearance evaluation according to pre-established procedures,
HHS Guidelines for Ensuring and Maximizing the Quality, Objectivity, Utility, and Integrity of Information Disseminated to the Public
This site describes the HHS Information Quality Guidelines as well as the supporting administrative mechanisms to request correction of information covered under the guidelines. The HHS Guidelines were developed in accordance with the provisions of P.L. 106-554 and OMB government-wide requirements directing all federal agencies to issue guidelines
Evaluation of the Strong Cities, Strong Communities (SC2) Teams Pilot: Final Report. A2.3.3 SC2 Team Member Activities
Implementation of the lengthy work plan began in early 2012. The city and the SC2 Team worked to tackle many of the items, some of which were fairly discrete and transactional and quickly resolved. Others were large and required multi-year efforts to address. Still others were dropped as parties realized that it would be difficult to gain tracti
Evaluation of the Strong Cities, Strong Communities (SC2) Teams Pilot: Final Report. 3.4 Range of Activities Conducted
SC2 teams conducted a range of activities in keeping with the goals of the SC2 pilot and in response to the priorities of the pilot cities. Activities varied across pilot cities due to the individual priorities of the cities, the makeup of the SC2 teams assigned to each city, and the capacity of the cities to address economic development opportuni
Performance Improvement 2013-2014. How Can A Technology Transfer Center Better Meet the Needs of Its Target Audience in the Private Sector?
The goals of the National Cancer Institute's Technology Transfer Center are to transfer knowledge, materials, and technologies to industry and university partners for translation into clinical products and to improve public health by facilitating the development of biomedical discoveries of NIH researchers. A needs assessment was undertaken using
Performance Improvement 2009. Can the National Institutes for Health and the Food and Drug Administration Integrate their Intellectual Property Portfolios?
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of Technology Transfer, evaluates, protects, markets, licenses, monitors, and manages NIH and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) invention portfolios. The large number of inventions and their interdisciplinary nature make extracting and evaluating this information difficult. A proof-of-concept system
Performance Improvement 2009. How Can We Improve Management of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Small Business Programs?
This needs assessment examined management process and policies of National Institute for Allergies and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer Research (STTR) programs. The domestic small business program supports research and development of products or services that prevent, di
Researchers documented and assessed information technology needs of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) technology transfer community, focusing on greater information integration and sharing.
Performance Improvement 2008. Does the Mining Research Program Effectively Target Causes of Occupational Injury, Illness, and Death?
The study examined whether mining research has reduced the number of adverse occupational health events. The Mining Research Program was planned and implemented to reduce occupational fatalities, injuries, and illnesses in mine workers. In the last three decades, improvements in mining technology and training have resulted in greater safety and he
Performance Improvement 2001: Evaluation Activities of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services describes the continuous efforts of the various HHS agencies to examine service and research programs for the efficiency of their operations and their effectiveness in achieving objectives. The planning, development, and coordination of thos
Performance Improvement 2001: Evaluation Activities of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is the seventh annual report to Congress summarizing previous fiscal year evaluation efforts. The purpose of this report is to provide Congress with evaluative information on the Department's programs, policies, and strategies. It contains brief
Performance Improvement 2000: Evaluation Activities of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services describes the continuous efforts of the various HHS agencies to examine service and research programs for the efficiency of their operations and their effectiveness in achieving objectives. The planning, development, and coordination
Performance Improvement 2000: Evaluation Activities of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is the sixth annual report to Congress summarizing previous fiscal year evaluation efforts. The purpose of this report is to provide Congress with evaluative information on the Department's programs, policies, activities, and strategies. It cont
Highlights The International Cooperative Biodiversity Groups (ICBG) are the first large scale, multi-country attempt to combine natural products drug discovery with measures to promote conservation of diverse biological species around the world. This study evaluated the ICBGs to determine their progress in achieving their goals and o