Performance Improvement 1999. Health Statistics

02/01/1999

TITLE: Evaluation of the NHIS--Surv. Sentinel Health Indicators

ABSTRACT: This project proposes to evaluate the potential of the National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) for the surveillance of sentinel health indicators in the U.S.

AGENCY SPONSOR: National Center for Health Statistics

FEDERAL CONTACT: Ann M. Hardy, M.D.

PHONE NUMBER: 301-436-7085

PIC ID: 7040

PERFORMER ORGANIZATION: TRW Government Information Services Fairfax, VA

PROJECTED DATE OF COMPLETION: 12/1/98
 

TITLE: Evaluation of the U.S. Standard Certificates

ABSTRACT: The overall objective of this project is to evaluate the birth, death and fetal death information currently obtained from State vital registration programs to determine if relevant and high quality data are being collected for State and national decision making. The assessment will also consider what changes should be made to the standard certificates to improve their use and utility.

AGENCY SPONSOR: National Center for Health Statistics

FEDERAL CONTACT: Julia Kowaleski

PHONE NUMBER: 301-436-8815

PIC ID: 6699

PERFORMER ORGANIZATION: Laurel Consulting Group Laurel, MD

PROJECTED DATE OF COMPLETION: 4/30/99
 

TITLE: Evaluation of BRFSS as Source for Selected Risks

ABSTRACT: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) spends millions of dollars each year to conduct population-based surveys on health. This project will examine 1994 and 1995 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) and National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) data on the same health risk factors to determine if it is statistically appropriate to pool BRFSS data from the 51 separate State surveys.

AGENCY SPONSOR: National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion

FEDERAL CONTACT: Carol Stanwyk, Ph.D.

PHONE NUMBER: 770-488-5300

PIC ID: 7039

PERFORMER ORGANIZATION: Battelle Corporation Arlington, VA

PROJECTED DATE OF COMPLETION: 4/30/99
 

TITLE: Evaluation of Medicaid Reporting Using SLAITS

ABSTRACT: The State and Local Area Integrated Telephone Survey (SLAITS) is a newly developed survey mechanism which utilizes the sampling frame and screening procedures of the ongoing National Immunization Survey (NIS). The object of this project is to evaluate SLAITS as a modality for monitoring State performance in implementing the State Children's Health Insurance Program during a period of rapid State restructuring of health and welfare institutions.

AGENCY SPONSOR: National Center for Health Statistics

FEDERAL CONTACT: Marcie Cynamon

PHONE NUMBER: 301-436-7085

PIC ID: 7046

PERFORMER ORGANIZATION: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Princeton, NJ

PROJECTED DATE OF COMPLETION: 9/30/00