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
Except for the Quality-Based Inspections program, discussion participants did not identify any programs noted as unsuccessful or at risk of discontinuation. The department places great importance on making information available to consumers. There were no plans to add additional items (e.g., staffing information or MDS quality indicators) to the N
In July 1949, the chairman of the Congressional Joint Committee on the Economic Report [JCER — subsequently renamed the Joint Economic Committee] appointed a subcommittee to do a study of low-income families. 16 The appointment of this Subcommittee on Low-Income Families [SLIF] grew out of the post-World-War-II inflationary spiral.
When adolescents become unintentionally pregnant they face several difficult choices. About equal proportions of pregnant adolescents have unintended births (37 percent) or induced abortions (35 percent), with smaller percentages of adolescent pregnancies ending in miscarriages or intended births (about 14 percent each). Given their young age and
Effective contraceptive use generally requires planning and preparation prior to having sexual intercourse. This is often a problem for adolescents because young people usually report that their first sexual intercourse "just happened" and that they were not planning to have sex at the time. Consequently, condoms, which require the least amount of
Adult day health care (ADHC) providers in New Jersey (NJ) are licensed by the state Department of Health and Senior Services Division of Long Term Care Systems under NJ Administrative Code (NJAC) , Chapter 8:43F, whose provisions are summarized in this profile.
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Parents' socioeconomic status (SES) can play a major role in a variety of ways. Higher income, higher education, and increased access to resources allow parents to invest more in their children's future. They have more access to information about education, jobs, and other opportunities. Furthermore, higher SES parents likely have better informati
The course of human development is not a series of random events. The lives of adults at any point in time are the result of previous choices and environmental influences. Primarily due to lack of good data, insufficient attention has been paid to the relationship between early life behaviors, the context in which they occur, and outcomes in later
Because of the previously mentioned limitations with using data from a single organization’s EHR for research, the ability to combine EHR data with other electronic data sources is often needed to strengthen study results, particularly for small populations. Combining EHR data across institutions can allow for a larger sample size to increase th
In order to use information in EHRs for research, it is first necessary for a number of technical conditions to be in place, such as the ability to extract and format data for research, as well as to address issues with missing data and data quality. As with claims data, the information in EHRs was not collected for research purposes.
We conducted semi-structured telephone interviews with 22 expert informants experienced with use of electronic health data for research—in some cases specifically with our four target populations. Initial interviewees were identified through research team knowledge and literature, followed by a snowball sampling technique where interviewees sugg
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