To improve its services continuously, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) evaluates its programs to examine the performance of those programs in achieving their objectives. An important part of the HHS evaluation function is communicating the findings and recommendations of the evaluation studies.
This report evaluates a program of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). It was prepared by RAND Health, under Contract No. WR-429-AHRQ.
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By Michael Seid, Dana J. Schultz, P. Jane McClure, Michael A. Stoto
Chapter 1. Introduction
Structure of this Report
Chapter 2. Methods
Developing the Database of Child Health Activities
Identifying Associated Publications
Categorizing Activities and Coding Publications
Case Studies and Key Informant Interviews
Chapter 3. Results
Primary Objectives 1 and 3
Primary Objective 2
Primary Objective 4
Chapter 4. Summary and Conclusions
Conclusions and Recommendations
Appendix A. Comprehensive Activity List
Appendix B. Interview Protocol
Appendix C. Tables
Appendix D. List of Coded Publications
Appendix E: Interviewees
The RAND Corporation was contracted to evaluate AHRQ's child health activities. This work was carried out from October 2005 through June 2006. Comments or inquiries should be sent to the RAND principal investigators, Michael Seid (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Michael A. Stoto (email@example.com). This work was carried out within RAND Health, a division of the RAND Corporation. More information about RAND is available at http://www.rand.org.
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AHRQ Publication No. 08-M013-EF
Current as of October 2006
Evaluation of AHRQ's Children's Health Activities. Program Evaluation. AHRQ Publication No. 08-M013-EF, October 2006. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/about/evaluations/childhealth/