Performance Improvement 1999. Crosscutting

02/01/1999

TITLE: A Pilot Study to Identify Infrastructure Building Across HRSA Programs

ABSTRACT: This pilot study has two purposes: (1) to describe how Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) programs contribute to the development of a health care infrastructure at the local level, and (2) to test the use of a site visit methodology to gather this information. Site visits to Boston, Cleveland and Phoenix are providing information on interactions among HRSA programs--that is, whether multiple programs combine in a mutually reinforcing fashion, operate independently, or work at cross-purposes. Among other topics, the study is also exploring whether the impact of HRSA investments is larger due to the presence of several programs, and is seeking suggestions from the field about ways that HRSA program management may be improved. Findings will improve HRSA's understanding of the interaction and effects of its programs in the context of health care system changes and shifting population needs, and will contribute to performance measurement.

AGENCY SPONSOR: Office of the Administrator

FEDERAL CONTACT: Jessica Townsend

PHONE NUMBER: 301-443-0371

PIC ID: 6814

PERFORMER ORGANIZATION: Mathematica Policy Research, Inc. Washington, D.C.

PROJECTED DATE OF COMPLETION: 3/31/99
 

TITLE: Crosscutting HRSA-Wide Performance Strategy

ABSTRACT: Beginning in 1995, the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) has conducted an extensive series of projects to identify meaningful performance indicators and develop related data sources as required by the Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA). Building on earlier program-specific work, this study is developing a structure for arraying performance goals and accompanying measures across the agency. Results will be used initially in drafting the FY 2001 performance plan and budget.

AGENCY SPONSOR: Office of the Administrator

FEDERAL CONTACT: Karen Thiel Raykovich, Ph.D.

PHONE NUMBER: 301-443-3070

PIC ID: 7131

PERFORMER ORGANIZATION: The Lewin Group Fairfax, VA

PROJECTED DATE OF COMPLETION: 9/30/99