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


The Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation provides both printed copies and electronic copies of the reports it selects for dissemination. The individual components of ASPE have responsibility for the dissemination of the products of their research and evaluation efforts. Each component maintains mailing lists and conducts direct mailings that are limited to the intended audience of the publication. In addition, some components have developed extensive electronic mailing lists that notify subscribers of the availability of new reports on the ASPE website. In some circumstances, a plan for the dissemination of a specific product may be developed to ensure widespread dissemination to a particular audience. Such a plan might include notices to appropriate media outlets, interviews, and presentations at conferences and other meetings.