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Public Health

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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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Physical and Cognitive Impairment: Do They Require Different Kinds of Help?

December 31, 1990
Physical impairments are commonly believed to require relatively more active hands-on assistance with the activities of daily living (ADLs) while cognitive impairments use relatively more supervisory or standby assistance.

Publicly-Financed Home Care for the Disabled Elderly: Who Would Be Eligible?

November 30, 1990
The purpose of this paper is to demonstrate the variability in estimates of disability in the U.S. elderly population as a function of differing definitions of physical disability and cognitive impairment.

Effects of Multiple Admissions on Nursing Home Use: Implications for "Front-end" Policies

August 31, 1990
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

The Disabled: Their Health Care and Health Insurance

July 31, 1990
This paper compares the health characteristics (health status, health insurance coverage, use of physician and hospital care, and cost of care) of persons with and without disabilities. Three separate analyses are included: one on children, one on working age adults (aged 18-64), and one on the elderly. Various levels of functional disability are also examined.

Risk of Institutionalization: 1977-1985

July 23, 1990
This analysis compares predictors of institutional residency in 1977 and 1985 among two national cohorts of individuals who responded to national surveys of nursing home and community-dwelling elderly persons. A state-level analysis of change in predictors of state nursing home use rates for 1976 and 1986 was also conducted using aggregate state sociodemographic and Medicaid policy variables.

An Estimate of the Number of Persons with Developmental Disabilities Receiving Supplemental Security Income Benefits and Their Characteristics

June 30, 1990
This paper was prepared as part of the Project to Design a Survey of Persons with Developmental Disabilities. The overall purpose of this project was to develop a national survey design that would provide data on a nationally representative sample of persons. This paper was conducted to develop a National Survey of Mentally Retarded and Developmentally Disabled Persons in Community Settings.

Program Participation Patterns Among Persons with Disabilities - Executive Summary

May 9, 1990
Pat Doyle, Esther Miller and Jim Sears Mathematica Policy Research, Inc. This report was prepared under contract #HHS-88-0047 between the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Social Services Policy (now DALTCP) and Mathematica Policy Research, Inc.

Program Participation Patterns Among Persons With Disabilities

May 9, 1990
This report contains information on the extent to which persons with disabilities rely on federal programs, based on the 1984 Survey of Income and Program Participation. Information on multiple program participation is also presented. The different levels of functional disability derived in Task I (Population Profile of Disability) are used. [87 PDF pages]

A Labor Force Profile of Persons with Disabilities - Executive Summary

March 18, 1990
Alberto Martini Mathematica Policy Research, Inc. This report was prepared under contract #HHS-88-0047 between the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Mathematica Policy Research. SysteMetrics/McGraw-Hill was a subcontractor for the project.