Performance Improvement 1998. Chapter III. HHS Agency Evaluation Activities


Each of the 11 agencies of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (OASPE), and the Office of Public Health and Science (OPHS) in the Office of the Secretary maintains its own evaluation program--including the functions of evaluation planning and policy review, quality assurance through technical review, project coordination and management, dissemination of reports, and utilization of results. This Chapter provides an agency-by-agency summary of the evaluation activities. Each summary begins with an overview of the relevant evaluation program, describing its philosophy, policies, and procedures. Next is an overview of the major evaluations completed in fiscal year (FY) 1997 and the evaluations that are currently in progress. Abstracts and contact persons for all evaluations completed in FY 1997, organized by agency, are presented in Appendix A. Listings of all evaluations in progress (by agency) are located in Appendix B.