Performance Improvement 2001. Chapter I - Results in Brief of Selected Program Effectiveness Evaluations


In this chapter of Performance Improvement 2001, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) presents the “results in brief” of FY 2000 completed evaluations that specifically address the effectiveness of a program or service. The evaluation may focus either on: (1) broad program strategies, which may encompass a number of authorized programs to address a particular need; (2) a single program that has it own congressional authorization and appropriation; or (3) a specific activity within a program that is essential to its overall effectiveness. These evaluations may provide important information for Congress in decisions about HHS programs. The evaluations are organized according to general HHS programs areas:

Public Health Programs

  • Access to Health Care
  • Drug Application and Review
  • Environmental Health
  • Food Safety and Nutrition
  • Health Statistics
  • Infectious Disease Prevention
  • Injury Prevention
  • Maternal and Child Health
  • Occupational Health
  • Public Health Infrastructure

Healthcare Financing

Human Service Programs

Welfare Reform

  • Cross-Cutting
  • State Welfare Reform Programs

The “results in brief” presentation for each evaluation provides the title of the final report, followed by a capsule summary of the HHS program involved, the study purpose, the major findings, and the recommendations or uses. Following the summary is a reference page number in Chapter III for additional information on the HHS agency sponsor, federal contact (including telephone number), the evaluation performer, and the project database number in the HHS Policy Information Center (PIC), where an electronic copy of the final report is accessible at the Internet address: