HHS Strategic Goals and Objectives - FY 2001 . Objective 4.4 - Develop Knowledge That Improves the Quality and Effectiveness of Human Services Practice


How We Will Accomplish Our Objective

We will support research and evaluation activities to develop knowledge about effective human services, and we will promote the exchange of information and experiences among service providers by:

  • making investments in our research infrastructure to improve our statistical modeling capacity, databases, and other tools necessary for research and evaluation.

4.4 Implementation Strategies
  • Infrastructure Development
  • Understanding Key Programs
  • Demonstrations and Evaluations
  • Application of Results
  • building on existing federal investments through partnerships with public and private researchers to create a strong understanding of key programs, including Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), childcare, child support enforcement, and child welfare.

  • continuing to improve data reporting and performance measurement in federal human services programs, including programs that provide flexible funds to states.

  • fostering improvements in the quality of human services through demonstration waivers, rigorous evaluations, carefully designed impact evaluations, and testing innovations in a variety of programs.

  • maximizing the opportunities to base policy and program design on reliable information through technical assistance that translates knowledge gained about outcomes and best practices into practice.

HHS Agencies contributing to this objective: