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Access up-to-date ASPE research on key public health topics including emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases, such as influenza and COVID-19; health equity; antibiotic resistance; rural health; opioids, opioid use disorder and overdose prevention; maternal health; public health and health care workforce and infrastructure; immunization and vaccines; Indian health; HIV/AIDS; tobacco; and emergency preparedness, response, and recovery. Also find data on prevention, social determinants of health, and more.

HHS Initiative to Improve Maternal Health

The Department’s Action Plan lays out a vision for improving maternal health that applies a “life course” approach organized around four goals and it sets three ambitious targets to achieve this vision. Each of the four goals includes multiple objectives and action items to drive progress. The Action Plan also describes the current state of maternal health outcomes in the U.S., challenges in reducing maternal mortality and morbidity, recent efforts to improve maternal health within and beyond the federal government, and it discusses various forums in which HHS leadership sought input from key stakeholders.


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U.S.-Japan Collaborative Effort Study of Long-Term Care Data Comparability: Final Report

September 30, 1995
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Adolescent Time Use, Risky Behavior and Outcomes: An Analysis of National Data

September 10, 1995
Adolescent Time Use, Risky Behavior and Outcomes: An Analysis of National Data Nicholas Zill, Christine Winquist Nord, and Laura Spencer Loomis Westat, Inc. September 11, 1995   For the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

RESEARCH AGENDA: Disability Data

July 31, 1995
The Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation sponsored an expert meeting to advise DALTCP on policy issues and available data related to several populations of persons with disabilities: working age adults, children, persons age 65 and older, and special populations (e.g., persons with developmental disabilities, persons with mental illness).

Beginning Too Soon: Adolescent Sexual Behavior, Pregnancy and Parenthood. A Review of Research and Interventions.

May 31, 1995
by: Kristin A. Moore, Brent C. Miller, Barbara W. Sugland, Donna Ruane Morrison, Dana A. Glei, Connie Blumenthal,

Persons with Severe Mental Illness: How Do They Fit Into Long-Term Care?

May 4, 1995
This report examines the issues involved in seeking to address the long-term care service needs of persons with severe mental illness (SMI) in a generic long-term care financing and service delivery system, as was proposed in the home and community-based services provisions of the Health Security Act.

Trends in AFDC and Food Stamp Benefits: 1972-1994

April 30, 1995
From 1972 to 1994, Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) benefits declined in constant dollars almost without interruption from $8,735 for a mother and two children with no earnings to $4,738. Since food stamps are indexed for inflation, AFDC benefits became a significantly smaller share of the combined total of benefits.

Population Estimates of Disability and Long-Term Care

January 31, 1995
A large minority of Americans (42.7 million or 17.2%) have disabilities, 12.7 million of whom need long-term care. About 29.7% of all people with disabilities and 5% of the entire population need long-term care.

Conditions and Impairments Among the Working Age Population with Disabilities

December 31, 1994
Most adults with disabilities are in their working (not their elderly) years. According to the 1990 Survey of Income and Program Participation, among the civilian non-institutionalized population, 20,266,000 adults in their working years (18-64) and 15,413,000 elderly persons (65+) reported a disability.

Disability Among Children

December 31, 1994
According to the 1990 Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP) and data from institutions, 4,536,000 children under 18 were reported as having a disability, with 4,444,500 living in the community and 91,800 residing in institutions.

Assisted Living Policy and Regulation: State Survey

December 31, 1994
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services