HHS Guidelines for Ensuring and Maximizing the Quality, Objectivity, Utility, and Integrity of Information Disseminated to the Public. IV. Types of Dissemination Methods


Information is disseminated by HRSA by a variety of mechanisms: the HRSA Office of Communications (OC) serves as the Agency point of contact for clearing and producing HRSA information products. Information is available from the HRSA Information Center in the form of publications, brochures, fact sheets, and other resources on health care services. Through the Information Center, health care professionals, policymakers, researchers, and members of the public can obtain material on HRSA-supported health programs. Information on HRSA publications is provided in the Information Center catalog, and may also be ordered directly from the HRSA web site.

For each of the earlier examples given above of information disseminated by the Agency to the public, the following dissemination methods are used:

  1. The HRSA State Profiles are available through the HRSA web site on stateprofiles.hrsa.gov and the information can be viewed and downloaded using Adobe Acrobat and provides a formatted six page profile for each state.

  2. The HIV/AIDS Bureau State Profiles can be accessed at hab.hrsa.gov. The State Profiles can be viewed or downloaded in Adobe Acrobat. The site has a phone number and email contact information for further requests and feedback.

  3. The Title V Information System is available on the HRSA Bureau of Maternal and Child Health web site at www.mchdata.net. Program materials can be downloaded to obtain prepared tables and graphs, brochures, fact sheets, annual reports, and more. Hard copy versions are available from the Information Center. The web site also includes specific contact information for questions regarding the content of the site and questions, problems or comments regarding the functionality of the site.

  4. The HRSA Preview was published in the Federal Register on 8/9/2001 and is also available for downloading on the web at www.hrsa.gov/grants.htm. Additional information is available at:

    HRSA Grants Application Center
    Attention: Grants Management Officer
    901 Russell Avenue, Suite 450
    Gaithersburg, MD 20879

    or by calling the HRSA Grants Application Center at 1-877-477-2123.

  5. The Area Resource File is available in electronic format only. Contact information is provided on the HRSA web site and includes an address, phone number, fax number, email, and web site specific to ARF.

  6. Findings from the 2000 National Sample Survey are provided on the HRSA web site at bhpr.hrsa.gov/healthworkforce/rnsurvey and can be downloaded in Adobe Acrobat. Contact information for the Nursing Data and Analysis Staff in the Bureau of Health Professions, HRSA, is also provided. Preliminary findings were published in a report and are available from the HRSA Information Center.