Performance Improvement 2004. Structure of this Report


Evaluations summarized in this year’s report are organized under the Department’s eight broad Strategic Goals consisting of 40 essential Objectives (Appendix A). As articulated in the Department’s FY 2004- 2009 Strategic Plan, the goals are:

  1. Prevent Disease and Illness
  2. Protect Our Homeland
  3. Close the Gaps in Health Care
  4. Improve Health Science
  5. Realize the Possibilities of 21st Century Health Care
  6. Work Toward Independence
  7. Leave No Child Behind
  8. Improve Department Management 

Performance Improvement 2004, the 10th annual report in this series, provides summaries of findings of DHHS evaluation projects completed during Fiscal Year 2003 (October 1, 2002 through September 30, 2003). This Chapter provides an overview of the Department’s evolving evaluation responsibilities. Chapter 2 presents the summaries of the evaluations. In addition to the Department’s Strategic Plan Goals and Objectives found in Appendix A, Appendix B contains a statement of each agency’s Mission and Evaluation Program, Appendix C provides a table of the studies by each agency and the Objective in this report where the study may be found, and Appendix D acknowledges the DHHS officials who contributed to the report.

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