Author: Institute of MedicinePublish On: 2009-09-07
Mission, Management, and Measurement of Results Institute of Medicine, ... U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Strategic Plan—FY 2007-2012.
Author: Institute of Medicine
Publisher: National Academies Press
A Review of the HHS Family Planning Program provides a broad evaluation of the Title X family planning program since its establishment in 1970. The program successfully provides family planning services to its target audience of low-income individuals, but there is room for improvement. While the program's core goals are apparent, a secondary set of changing priorities has emerged without a clear, evidence-based strategic process. Also, funding for the program has increased in actual dollars, but has not kept pace with inflation or increased costs. Several aspects of the program's structure could be improved to increase the ability of Title X to meet the needs of its target population. At the same time, the extent to which the program meets those needs cannot be assessed without a greater capacity for long-term data collection. A Review of the HHS Family Planning Program recommends several specific steps to enhance the management and improve the quality of the program, as well as to demonstrate its direct contribution to important end results, such as reducing rates of unintended pregnancy, cervical cancer, and infertility. The book will guide the Office of Family Planning toward improving the effectiveness of the program. Other parties who will find the research and recommendations valuable include programs receiving Title X funding from the Office of Family Planning, policy makers, researchers, and professional organizations.
Note: All funding amo Source: S/GAC In launching the GHI in May 2009, ... The Obama administration is emphasizing global health in diplomacy and development ...
Author: Harold W. Geisel
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
The President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) has been one of the largest and most successful foreign assistance programs in history. PEPFAR has received continuous, strong support from two administrations and bipartisan support from Congress. Funding for PEPFAR grew from $2.3 billion in FY 2004 to $6.8 billion in FY 2010. The purpose of this review was to determine how U.S. embassies are fulfilling their responsibilities to coordinate, direct, and support PEPFAR. It considers program oversight by embassy officials and staff, including their role in policy and program implementation; the effectiveness of mission support; implications for program sustainability; and current and anticipated challenges. Contents: Introduction; Context; Overseas Executive Direction of PEPFAR; Interagency Coordination; role of PEPFAR Coordinators; Public Diplomacy Support for PEPFAR; Reporting Requirements; Looking to the Future. Includes country reports on Vietnam, Cambodia, and Dominican Republic. This is a print on demand report.