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Public Health

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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Health and Disability Status of AFDC Families

December 31, 1987
The purpose of this paper is to examine the health and disability status of AFDC families using information gathered in the 1984 Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP) and to assess the implications for welfare work programs.

Long-Term Care in International Perspective

December 31, 1987
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Long-Term Care in International Perspective Pamela Doty Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, US Department of Health and Human Services 1988 PDF Version

A Systematic Comparison of Community Care Demonstrations

May 31, 1987
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Report to Congress

Report to Congress on Identifying Individuals at Risk of Institutionalization

November 30, 1986
  U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Assessment and Care Planning for the Frail Elderly: A Problem Specific Approach

July 31, 1986
This problem-specific approach describes various circumstances likely to be encountered among frail elderly persons in the community. Each problem area includes a comprehensive list of items that should be considered by a case manager. Model care plans are also included. This document can be used for training case managers in the specifics of effective assessment and case management.

The Planning and Operational Experience of the Channeling Projects

June 30, 1986
George Carcagno, Robert Applebaum, Jon Christianson, Barbara Phillips, Craig Thornton and Joanna Will Mathematica Policy Research, Inc. July 18, 1986 This report was prepared under contract #HHS-100-80-0157 between the U.S.

Analysis of Channeling Project Costs

April 30, 1986
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

The Evaluation of the National Long Term Care Demonstration: Final Report

April 30, 1986
  U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Analysis of the Benefits and Costs of Channeling

April 30, 1986
  U.S. Department of Health and Human Services