1 According to their Web site, in November 1998 the American Association for Retired Persons officially changed its name to AARP.
2 The New Freedom initiative eliminates the barriers that prevent people with disabilities from participating fully in community life. It provides a comprehensive, Governmentwide framework for achieving that goal.
3 The Dylan Lee James Family Opportunity Act was passed as a provision to the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005 (Public Law 109-171).
4 In 1972, the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Public Law 92-463) was enacted by the U.S. Congress. Its purpose was to ensure that advice rendered to the executive branch by the various advisory committees, task forces, boards, and commissions formed over the years by the Congress and the President be both objective and accessible to the public. The act formalized a process for establishing, operating, overseeing, and terminating these advisory bodies.
7 Zoonotic diseases are caused by infectious agents like mosquitoes that can be transmitted between animals and humans or are shared by them.
8 An exception to this authorization is those assets under the control of the U.S. Department of Defense.
9Emergency Support Function (ESF)-8—Health and Medical Services. ESF-8 provides coordinated Federal assistance to supplement State and local resources in response to public health and medical care needs after a major disaster or emergency, or during a developing potential medical situation. Assistance provided under ESF-8 is directed by HHS through its executive agent, ASPR.
11 This agency would lead in the development of new medical countermeasures against bioterrorism and natural disease outbreaks.
12 The NDMS is a federally coordinated system that augments the Nation’s medical response capability. The overall purpose is to establish a single integrated national medical response capability for assisting State and local authorities in dealing with the medical impacts of major peacetime disasters and to provide support to the military and the VA medical systems in caring for casualties evacuated back to the United States from overseas armed conventional conflicts.
13 The MRC establishes teams of local volunteer medical and public health professionals who can contribute their skills and expertise throughout the year and during times of community need.
14 ESAR-VHP works to establish standardized volunteer registration systems within each State and in the territories that will include readily available, verifiable, and up-to-date information of the volunteer’s identity, licensing, credentialing, accreditation, and privileging in hospitals or other medical facilities that might need volunteers. Establishment of these nationally accepted guidelines to build their State systems would afford each State the ability to quickly identify, and better utilize, health professional volunteers in emergencies and disasters.
15 Translational research involves the application of laboratory findings to clinical interventions.
16 Clinical research includes research to understand both normal health and disease states.
17 Cytokine is a protein secreted by cells of the lymph system that affects the activity of other cells and is important in controlling inflammatory responses.
18 Appendix C, Performance Plan Linkage, provides additional information on these strategies.
19 Additional information about HHS’s information technology strategies is included in the Information Technology section.
20 FY 2012 Target, unless otherwise indicated.
21 FY 2012 target, unless otherwise indicated.
23 The Introduction/Executive Summary In the Spotlight section contains additional information about the Secretary’s 500-Day Plan and priorities.
i The Secretary’s core principles are available at http://www.hhs.gov/secretaryspage.html
ii Current budget amounts and numbers of employees are available at http://www.hhs.gov/about/whatwedo.html/
iii Office of Management and Budget (OMB). (2006). OMB circular no. A-11- Part 6: Preparation and submission of strategic plans, annual performance plans, and annual program performance reports. Available at http://www.usgs.gov/budget/docs/a_11_2006_ch6.pdf
iv Lewin Group. (2005). Health information technology leadership panel final report. Available at http://www.hhs.gov/healthit/HITFinalReport.pdf
v Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (OASPE). (2005, September). ASPE issue brief: Overview of the uninsured in the United States: An analysis of the 2005 Current Population Survey. Available at http://aspe.hhs.gov/health/reports/05/uninsured-cps/index.htm#
vi Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). (2007, January 30). Medicare Drug Plans Strong and Growing: Beneficiaries Compared Plans and Continued to Sign Up for Presecription Drug Coverage [news release]. Available at http://www.cms.hhs.gov/apps/media/press/release.asp?Counter=2079
vii Indian Health Service (IHS). (2006). Indian Health Service introduction. Available at http://www.ihs.gov/publicinfo/publicaffairs/welcome%5Finfo/ihsintro.asp
viii Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. (Unknown). Strategies to Reduce Health Disparities, Access to Insurance. Available at http://www.ahrq.gov/news/ulp/dispar/dispar3.htm
ix Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. (Unknown). Strategies to Reduce Health Disparities, Access to Insurance. Available at http://www.ahrq.gov/news/ulp/dispar/dispar3.htm
x IHS. (2006). Indian Health Service fact sheet. Available at http://www.ihs.gov/PublicInfo/PublicAffairs/Welcome_Info/ThisFacts.asp
xi U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). (2006). HHS FY 2007 budget in brief. Available at http://www.hhs.gov/budget/07budget/healthres.html
xii HHS. (2007). HHS FY 2008 President’s Budget Congressional Justification.
xiii Food and Drug Administration (FDA). (2003). Greater access to generic drugs: New FDA initiatives to improve drug reviews and reduce legal loopholes. FDA Consumer Magazine, September-October. Available at http://www.fda.gov/fdac/features/2003/503_drug.html
xiv HHS. (2006). HHS FY 2007 budget in brief. Available at http://www.hhs.gov/budget/07budget/healthres.html
xv Health Resources and Services Administration. (n.d.). Nursing education in five states, 2005. Available at http://bhpr.hrsa.gov/healthworkforce/reports/nurseed/intro.htm
xvi The National Healthcare Disparities Report. Available at http://www.ahrq.gov
xviii Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). (2005). Foodborne illness: Technical information. Available at http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dbmd/diseaseinfo/foodborneinfections_t.htm
xix CDC. (2006). Surveillance for waterborne disease and outbreaks associated with recreational water — United States, 2003–2004. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, SS55, 1-24. Available at http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/PDF/ss/ss5512.pdf
xx CDC. (2004). The impact of malaria, a leading cause of death worldwide. Available at http://www.cdc.gov/malaria/impact/index.htm
xxi ____. (2006). Challenges in global immunization and the global immunization vision and strategy 2006-2015. WHO Weekly Epidemiological Record, 19(81), 190-195.
xxii CDC. (2006). Web-based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System (WISQARS) [electronic version]. Available at http://www.cdc.gov/ncipc/wisqars http://www.cdc.gov/ncipc/factsheets/Cost_of_Injury-Productivity_Losses.htm
xxiii CDC. (2006). Chronic disease prevention. Available at http://www.cdc.gov/nccdphp/
xxiv National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS). (2006). Deaths: Preliminary data for 2004. National Vital Statistics Reports, 54(19), 2-52. Available at http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nvsr/nvsr54/nvsr54_19.pdf
xxv CDC. (2006). National program of cancer registries, 2006-2007. Available at http://www.cdc.gov/cancer/npcr/npcrpdfs/0607_npcr_fs.pdf
xxvi NCHS. (2006). Prevalence of overweight and obesity among Adults – United States, 2003-2004. Available at http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/products/pubs/pubd/hestats/overweight/overwght_adult_03.htm
xxvii National Institutes of Health (NIH). (2005). National diabetes statistics: Total prevalence of diabetes in the United States, all ages, 2005. Available at http://diabetes.niddk.nih.gov/dm/pubs/statistics/
xxviii NIH. (2005). National diabetes statistics: Pre-diabetes: Impaired glucose tolerance and impaired fasting glucose. Available at http://diabetes.niddk.nih.gov/dm/pubs/statistics/
xxix Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). (2006). Results from the 2005 National Survey on Drug Use and Health: National findings. Rockville, MD.
xxx CDC. (2005). annual smoking-attributable mortality, years of potential life lost, and productivity losses — United States, 1997–2001. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, 54(25), 625-628. Available at http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5425a1.htm
xxxi HHS. (2006). FY 2007 HHS budget in brief. Available at http://www.hhs.gov/budget/07budget/subabuse.html
xxxii HHS. (2006). FY 2007 HHS budget in brief. Available at http://www.hhs.gov/budget/07budget/acf.html
xxxiii He, W., Sengupta, M., Velkoff, V.A., & DeBanos, K.A. (2005). 65+ in the United States: 2005. Current Population Reports — Special Studies. Washington, DC: Government Printing Office. Available at http://www.census.gov/prod/2006pubs/p23-209.pdf
xxxiv FDA. (2006). Medication use and older adults. FDA Consumer Magazine, July-August. Available at http://www.fda.gov/fdac/features/2006/406_olderadults.html
xxxv OASPE. (2004, May). Recruitment and retention of direct care workers symposium: Background materials. Available at http://aspe.hhs.gov/daltcp/reports/04cfpk02.htm
xxxvi U.S. Census Bureau. (2004). U.S. interim projections by age, sex, race and Hispanic origin. Available at http://www.census.gov/ipc/www/usinterimproj/
xxxvii U.S. Census Bureau. (2003). Language use and English-speaking ability: 2000. Available at http://www.census.gov/prod/2003pubs/c2kbr-29.pdf
xxxviii National Cancer Institute (NCI), NIH. (2006). Annual report to the nation on the status of cancer, 1975-2001. Available at http://www.cancer.gov/newscenter/pressreleases/ReportNation2006release
xxxix NCI. (2006). New focus on lung cancer research. NCI Cancer Bulletin, 3(21), 1-2. Available at http://www.cancer.gov/ncicancerbulletin/NCI_Cancer_Bulletin_052306/page3
xl OMB. (2003). OMB circular no. A-76 (revised). Available at http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/circulars/a076/a76_rev2003.pdf
xli Individual evaluation reports and other OIG reports are available at http://oig.hhs.gov/reports.html
xlii OMB. (2002). The President’s Management Agenda. Available at http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/budget/fy2002/mgmt.pdf
xliii More detailed information on HHS programs and performance goals can be found at http://www.hhs.gov/budget/
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