Performance Improvement 1998. Appendix A. Abstracts of HHS Evaluations Completed in Fiscal Year 1997


The abstracts included in this appendix describe the evaluation reports completed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) during fiscal year (FY) 1997. They are listed in alphabetical order by agency. The sponsoring agency, report title, abstract, and Federal contact person(s) are listed for each report. For more information on any of the reports, please call the contact person listed at the end of each abstract. Copies of the reports may be obtained by contacting either the Policy Information Center or the National Technical Information Service, addresses for which are given below.

Policy Information Center

Final reports for most of the evaluations listed in this appendix have been submitted to the HHS Policy Information Center (PIC), a centralized source of information on in-process, completed, and ongoing HHS evaluations; short-term evaluative research; and policy-oriented projects. The PIC maintains a resource data base containing information on more than 6,000 completed and ongoing studies sponsored by HHS, other Federal agencies, and private-sector entities. The PIC provides executive summaries (if available) at no cost.

The PIC identification number appears after the Federal contact's phone number. For information about using PIC resources, please contact:

Policy Information Center
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation
Department of Health and Human Services
Room 438F, Hubert H. Humphrey Building
200 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20201
(202) 690-6445

National Technical Information Service

The National Technical Information Service (NTIS) is an information clearinghouse run by the Department of Commerce. It provides reports in both paper and microform formats for a fee. If a final report has been registered with this service, the NTIS accession number follows the PIC ID entry. For more information about ordering copies of reports from NTIS, please contact:

National Technical Information Service
Department of Commerce
5285 Port Royal Road
Springfield, VA 22161
(703) 487-4650