Performance Improvement 2010. Introduction


Section 241(a) of the Public Health Service Act authorizes evaluation of the implementation and effectiveness of programs funded by the Act.  Section 241(b) requires the Secretary of Health and Human Services to report annually to the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee and to the House Energy and Commerce Committee summarizing the findings from these studies.

This report, Performance Improvement 2010, the 16th annual report in this series, describes the findings from 113 studies completed during the fiscal year ending September 30, 2009.  The study summaries and the publicly available database from which they are drawn are to be found at

Staff of the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation prepared this report based on study summaries provided by study project officers of the Department of Health and Human Services. 

The report consists of the following:

  • Chapter I provides background information on this summary report.
  • Chapter II summarizes key findings from the studies.  The four-digit Policy Information Center identification (PIC ID) database numbers provided for each study correspond to the entries in the Appendix and in the public database.
  • The Appendix provides citations for each of the entries in Chapter II.

View full report


"PerformanceImprovement2010.pdf" (pdf, 512.95Kb)

Note: Documents in PDF format require the Adobe Acrobat Reader®. If you experience problems with PDF documents, please download the latest version of the Reader®