Performance Improvement 2006. 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 as follows:

  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 2006, the 12th annual report in this series, provides summaries of findings of HHS evaluation projects completed or released during Fiscal Year (FY) 2005 (October 1, 2004 through September 30, 2005) that were funded under Section 241 of the Public Health Service Act. 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 HHS officials who contributed to the report.

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