Maintaining on-line electronic report libraries and distributing information on evaluation results is an important component of DHHS evaluation management. The Department’s information and reports on major evaluations is available centrally through the website of the DHHS Policy Information Center (PIC), located at the following address: http://aspe.hhs.gov/pic. ASPE’s PIC website offers users an opportunity to search – by key word or by selected program or policy topics – the departmental evaluation report database and electronic report library maintained by ASPE. The PIC contains over 8,500 completed and in-progress evaluation and policy research studies conducted by the Department, as well as key studies completed outside of DHHS by the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) and private foundations.
The results of DHHS evaluations are disseminated through targeted distribution of final reports, articles in refereed journals, and presentations at professional meetings and conferences. Although individual DHHS agencies have primary responsibility for disseminating results, the ASPE continues its Department-wide efforts to expand dissemination of evaluation results to the larger research and practice communities through centralized computer communications and publications available on the PIC website.