Performance Improvement 1998. Acknowledgments

02/01/1998

Performance Improvement 1998: Evaluation Activities of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services describes the continuous efforts of the various HHS agencies 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 Planning, Research and Evaluation
    Howard Rolston, Director

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

Agency for Health Care Policy and Research
Office of the Administrator
    Lisa Simpson, Deputy Administrator

Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry
Office of Policy and External Affairs
    Georgi A. Jones, Director

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Office of Program Planning and Evaluation
    Kathy Cahill, Director

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

Health Care Financing Administration
Office of Strategic Planning
    Barbara S. Cooper, Director

Health Resources and Services Administration
Office of Planning, Evaluation and Legislation
    Paul W. Nannis, Director

Indian Health Service
Office of Public Health
    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
    Mary Knipmeyer, 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 include Mike Herrell, Paul Johnson, Colleen Monaghan, Carolyn Solomon, and Joan Lee Turek. Development and production of the report was supported, under contract, by the services of Camille Collett, Sacha Sanger, and Margaret Long of Sanad Support Technologies, Inc.; and C. Brannon Underwood, Reid Jackson, Wayne Hall, and Lydia Paddock of the South Carolina State University Policy Analysis Consortium.

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
    Saadia Greenberg

Agency for Health Care Policy and Research
    Wendy Perry
    Harvey Schwartz

Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry
    Woodrow Garrett
    Donna Jones

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    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

Indian Health Service
    Frank Marion
    Sarah Crazythunder

National Institutes of Health
    John Uzzell
    Joan Bailey

Office of Public Health and Science
    Carol Roddy

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
    Anna Marsh

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