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This approach is somewhat difficult to quantify due to the highly variable results it is likely to have across review divisions and trials. For example, as one recent paper points out, there are considerable differences among review divisions in the length the NDA review and approval process, and to some extent, these differences are driven by dif
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If all states implemented the ACA’s Medicaid expansion, more people would qualify for Medicaid and CHIP than for SNAP, the need-based program with the second-highest number of eligible people. Assessing SNAP’s reach as of 2010, when the program’s eligibility for childless adults was at historically high levels, Medicaid- and CHIP-eligible no
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In New Orleans, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the Department of Justice (DOJ), and HUD team members, together expanded the existing permanent supportive housing (PSH) voucher preference to include individuals with disabilities who had been incarcerated or were returning from substance abuse treatment. The three team members fr
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Studies by Agency Elements of evaluation: Effective programs achieve results. Results derive from good management which requires good decisions. Good decision-making depends on good information. Good information requires good data and careful analysis. Creative project officers, skillful researchers, thoughtful an
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