Performance Improvement 1999. Crosscutting

02/01/1999

TITLE: Evaluation of IHS Capacity for Epidemiologic Surveillance

ABSTRACT: The purpose of this evaluation is to describe the epidemiologic surveillance capacity of the IHS/Tribal/Urban (I/T/U) system and make recommendations as to how the capacity could be improved to better meet the needs of the IHS and its stakeholders. As the IHS is reorganized, fewer resources will be available to conduct epidemiologic surveillance.

AGENCY SPONSOR: Office of Public Health, Staff Office of Planning, Evaluation and Research

FEDERAL CONTACT: Frank Marion

PHONE NUMBER: 301-443-4700

PIC ID: 6745

PERFORMER ORGANIZATION: Indian Health Service, Rockville MD

PROJECTED DATE OF COMPLETION: 12/31/98
 

TITLE: Development of a Health Services Research Agenda for American Indian and Alaska Native Populations

ABSTRACT: The Indian Health Service (IHS) and the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research (AHCPR) are joining together to develop a long-term health services research (HSR) agenda that reflects the research needs of American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) communities. As a first step in developing this agenda, a conference was held in Albuquerque, New Mexico in August 1996. The conference, based on the IHS roundtable model, included twenty-five to thirty representing tribes and urban Indian health projects, ten to fifteen people with subject area expertise and a few health policy specialists. Tribal and urban conference participants, as well as the HSR Conference Planning Committee members, were selected in consultation with the Area representatives of the National Indian Health Board. The HSR agenda emerging from the conference will help focus and coordinate efforts for greater efficiency among organizations that fund HSR for AI/AN populations. This includes tribes, Federal and State agencies, universities, foundations and other organizations.

AGENCY SPONSOR: Office of Public Health, Staff Office of Planning, Evaluation and Research

FEDERAL CONTACT: Frank Marion

PHONE NUMBER: 301-443-4700

PIC ID: 6153

PERFORMER ORGANIZATION: Native American Consultants, Inc. Washington D.C.

PROJECTED DATE OF COMPLETION: 6/1/99