Performance Improvement 1999. Acknowledgments

02/01/1999

Performance Improvement 1999: 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
Delores Parron, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Program Systems
Office of Public Health and Science
Linda Meyers, Acting Director, Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
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 Delores Parron, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Program Systems. Responsible staff include Mike Herrell, Paul Johnson, and Carolyn Solomon. Development and production of the report was supported, under contract, by the services of Amanda Utts and Susan Belsinger of Sanad Support Technologies, Inc.; Reid Jackson, Wayne Hall, and Carolyn Paxton of the South Carolina State University Policy Analysis Consortium; Lydia Paddock, Editorial Consultant; and David Peabody and Toni Garrison of the HHS Graphics Center. 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
Nancy Chalmers
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
Debbie Melton
National Institutes of Health
John Uzzell
Joan Bailey
Office of Public Health and Science
Linda Bailey
Valerie Welsh
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Nancy Pearce
Jerri Scott-Pinckney