Performance Improvement 2005. 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:

I. Prevent Disease and Illness
II. Protect Our Homeland
III. Close the Gaps in Health Care
IV. Improve Health Science
V. Realize the Possibilities of 21st Century Health Care
VI. Work Toward Independence
VII. Leave No Child Behind
VIII. Improve Department Management

Performance Improvement 2005, the 11th annual report in this series, provides summaries of findings of DHHS evaluation projects completed during Fiscal Year 2004 (October 1, 2003 through September 30, 2004). 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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