Performance Improvement 1997. Acknowledgments

02/01/1997

Performance Improvement 1997: Evaluation Activities of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services describes the continuous efforts of the various agencies of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to examine service and research programs for the efficiency of their operations and their effectiveness in achieving objectives. The planning, development, and coordination of those evaluations is largely the responsibility of the following HHS planning and evaluation offices:

Administration for Children and Families
   Office of Policy and Planning
   Howard Rolston, Director

Administration on Aging
   Office of Program Operations and Development
   Edwin Walker, Director

Agency for Health Care Policy and Research
   Office of Planning and Evaluation
   Phyllis Zucker, Director

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
   Office of Program Planning and Evaluation
   Jeff Harris, Director

Food and Drug Administration
   Office of Planning and Evaluation
   Paul L. Coppinger, Associate Commissioner

Health Care Financing Administration
   Office of Research and Demonstrations
   Barbara S. Cooper, Acting Director

Health Resources and Services Administration
   Office of Planning, Evaluation and Legislation
   Ronald H. Carlson, Director

Indian Health Service
   Office of Planning, Evaluation and Legislation
   Leo Nolan, Director

National Institutes of Health
   Office of Science Policy and Technology Transfer
   Lana Skirboll, Associate Director

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation
   Office of Program Systems
   Susanne A. Stoiber, Deputy Assistant

Secretary for Program Systems
   Office of Public Health and Science
   Carol Roddy, Senior Program Advisor

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
   Office of Policy and Program Coordination
   Frank Sullivan, Director

Preparation of this report and the noted appendices was coordinated by staff in the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, under the supervision of Susanne A. Stoiber, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Program Systems. Responsible staff included Mike Herrell, Paul Johnson, Colleen Monaghan, Tricia Quiller, Carolyn Solomon, and Joan Lee Turek. Development and production of the report were supported, under contract, by the services of Deborah Burke, Lydia Paddock, and the staff of EEI Communications.

The following persons from HHS agencies contributed to writing, collecting information on evaluation activities, and reviewing the report:

Administration for Children and Families
   James V. Dolson
   Helen Howerton

Administration on Aging
   David Bunoski
   Saadia Greenberg

Agency for Health Care Policy and Research
   Irma Arispe
   Wendy Perry

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
   Wilma Johnson
   Nancy Cheal

Food and Drug Administration
   Kathleen McEvoy
   Mary Gamunev

Health Care Financing Administration
   William Saunders
   Sydney Galloway

Health Resources and Services Administration
   Anabel Crane
   Susan Hammersten
   Mary Jean Skinner

Indian Health Service
   Frank Marion
   Sarah Crazythunder

National Institutes of Health
   John Uzzell
   Joan Bailey
   David Chananie

Office of Public Health and Science
   Carol Roddy
   Linda Bailey

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
   Anna Marsh
   Maureen L. Moran