HHS Strategic Goals and Objectives - FY 2001 . Appendix G - Schedule for Initiating Significant Actions


A sampling of some significant actions to be undertaken as part of the strategies articulated in the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Strategic Plan to accomplish the strategic objectives is listed below:

  • Providing Targeted Capacity Expansion support to enhance both alcohol and drug treatment availability and accessibility in the nation's cities by encouraging the development of creative and comprehensive alcohol and drug early intervention and treatment systems for adolescents and adults. (Scheduled for 2001) (Objectives 1.4 and 1.5)

  • Using the National Registry of Effective Prevention Programs, identify 100 model substance abuse prevention programs that are well implemented and thoroughly evaluated and have produced consistently positive and replicable results for dissemination to health professionals, states, communities, and the public. (Scheduled for 2002) (Objectives 1.4 and 1.5)

  • Releasing the Healthy People 2010 Midcourse Review, identifying mid-decade updates and revisions. (Scheduled for 2005) (Goals 1 and 3)

  • Providing high performance bonuses to reward states that achieve significant progress in work outcomes and work support indicators under their Temporary Assistance to Needy Families program. (FY 2002 - 2003) (Objective 2.1)

  • Instituting annual implementation of an adoption bonus incentives program to states (Adoption 2002 initiative). (Begun in FY 2000, and ongoing) (Objective 2.4)

  • Implementing the Community Access Program, designed to increase the capacity and effectiveness of the nation's health care safety net and to promote improved access to services for the uninsured. (Scheduled for 2001-2004) (Objectives 3.1 and 3.3)

  • Launching a two-year, nationwide education campaign (beginning in 2001) to promote the use of preventive health services by older Americans and people with disabilities. (Objective 3.4)

  • Implementing the new program of graduate medical education payments to freestanding children's teaching hospitals which train resident physicians, including nearly 30 percent of the country's pediatricians and nearly 50 percent of all pediatric specialists. (Scheduled for 2001) (Objectives 3.3 and 3.9)

  • Conducting a nationwide technical assistance/education campaign to inform health plans, HMOs, physician groups, human service providers, advocates, and other stakeholders regarding policy guidance on the Title VI prohibition against national origin discrimination as it affects persons with limited English proficiency. (Beginning FY 2001, and ongoing) (Objectives 3.2 and 4.2)

  • Issuing a regulation revising current conditions for coverage for end stage renal disease (ESRD) facilities approved to provide ESRD service under Medicare. The new rules will update the conditions to reflect developments in technology and equipment and develop performance expectations for the facility that result in quality, comprehensive care for the dialysis patient. (FY 2001) (Objective 4.3)

  • Issuing a regulation on reporting research misconduct, which would require sponsors to submit information indicating that research misconduct may have been committed by a person involved in reporting on human subject trials. (FY 2001) (Objective 6.7)