Performance Improvement 2000. Cross-Cutting

01/01/2000

Contractual Support to Cover the Cost of IHS Strategic Planning Initiative, Stages II and III

This project will develop an evaluation instrument to assist the Indian Health Service (IHS) Director in addressing management improvement, strategic planning, and promotion of tribal self-determination. Current IHS monitoring systems do not reflect the problems and needs of IHS Area and tribal health delivery systems, nor do they adequately measure the progress in various systems. The project will design and develop an evaluation instrument and a monitoring and evaluation system to meet these needs.

AGENCY SPONSOR: Office of Public Health

FEDERAL CONTACT: Fowler, Elizabeth A.
301-443-3024

PIC ID: 5020

PERFORMER: Indian Health Service
Rockville MD

EXPECTED DATE OF COMPLETION: 12/20/1999

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

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

FEDERAL CONTACT: Fowler, Elizabeth A.
301-443-3024

PIC ID: 6153

PERFORMER: Native American Consultants, Inc.
Washington, DC

EXPECTED DATE OF COMPLETION: 09/30/2000

Evaluation of IHS Capacity for Epidemiologic Surveillance

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

FEDERAL CONTACT: Fowler, Elizabeth A.
301-443-3024

PIC ID: 6745

PERFORMER: Indian Health Service
Rockville MD

EXPECTED DATE OF COMPLETION: 12/31/1998

Evaluation of IHS' Program Evaluation, Research, and Policy Analysis Agenda

This project will evaluate the Indian Health Service's evaluation and policy analysis agenda. Specifically, it will examine the quality and effectiveness of evaluations, and will consider whether the amount expended on evaluations is reasonable and appropriate for the studies.

AGENCY SPONSOR: Office of Public Health

FEDERAL CONTACT: Fowler, Elizabeth A.
301-443-3024

PIC ID: 5937

PERFORMER: Indian Health Service
Rockville MD

EXPECTED DATE OF COMPLETION: 09/30/2000

Program Assessment of Co-Morbidity of Chemical Dependency Mental Health and Diabetes

The purpose of this study is to determine outcome of simultaneous treatment of co-occurring chemical dependency, mental health issues and diabetes.

AGENCY SPONSOR: Office of Public Health

FEDERAL CONTACT: Fowler, Elizabeth A.
301-443-3024

PIC ID: 7029

PERFORMER: Indian Health Service
Rockville MD

EXPECTED DATE OF COMPLETION: 12/30/2001

Resource Requirements Methodology Update

This project will update the existing Resource Requirements Methodology (RRM) necessary to reflect current and future program demands of the Indian Health Service (IHS). A complete revision and documentation of the RRM will involve an update of staffing criteria and modules, formulation of a needs assessment cost model, and needs assessment model training.

AGENCY SPONSOR: Office of Public Health

FEDERAL CONTACT: Fowler, Elizabeth A.
301-443-3024

PIC ID: 6450

PERFORMER: Information and Management Technologies, Inc.
Silver Spring, MD

EXPECTED DATE OF COMPLETION: 09/29/2001