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US Department of Health and Human Services, 2018
Over the past decade, the National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services (hereinafter referred to as "the Committee") has examined a number of rural issues that touch upon the social determinants of health. The Committee's past work has focused on understanding how conditions and outcomes such as homelessness, childhood…
Descriptors: Child Neglect, Family Environment, Early Experience, Mortality Rate
Michalopoulos, Charles; Faucetta, Kristen; Warren, Anne; Mitchell, Robert – US Department of Health and Human Services, 2017
Children from low-income families are more likely than those from higher income families to have poor social, emotional, cognitive, behavioral, and health outcomes. One approach that has helped parents and their young children is home visiting, which provides information, resources, and support to expectant parents and families with young…
Descriptors: Socioeconomic Status, Low Income Groups, Home Visits, Family Programs
US Department of Health and Human Services, 2017
This report provides an overview of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) programs, accomplishments, challenges, and Management's accountability for the resources. It provides fiscal and summary performance results that enable the President, Congress, and the American people to asses their accomplishments for the reporting period…
Descriptors: Federal Government, Public Agencies, Health Services, Human Services
US Department of Health and Human Services, 2016
The purpose of this policy statement is to support early childhood programs and States by providing recommendations that promote the development and learning of young children, birth to age five, who are dual language learners (DLLs). The statement also provides support to tribal communities in their language revitalization efforts within tribal…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Educational Policy, Early Experience, Young Children
US Department of Health and Human Services, 2016
This policy statement from the U.S. Departments of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Education (ED) provides recommendations to early childhood systems and programs on family engagement. Family engagement refers to the systematic inclusion of families in activities and programs that promote children's development, learning, and wellness,…
Descriptors: Family Involvement, Early Childhood Education, Family School Relationship, Child Development
Goesling, Brian; Covington, Reginald D.; Manlove, Jennifer; Barry, Megan; Oman, Roy F.; Veseley, Sara – US Department of Health and Human Services, 2015
Some of the nation's most vulnerable youth are those living in foster care and other out-of-home settings. Many such youth have experienced abuse and neglect, face mental health and substance abuse challenges, and struggle with serious behavioral problems (Casanueva et al. 2014). They are more likely than their peers to have academic struggles and…
Descriptors: Sex Education, Foster Care, Program Effectiveness, Youth Programs
Moodie, Shannon; Daneri, Paula; Goldhagen, Samantha; Halle, Tamara; Green, Katie; LaMonte, Lauren – US Department of Health and Human Services, 2014
For children age birth to five, physical, cognitive, linguistic, and social-emotional growth and development occur at a rapid pace. While all children in this age range may not reach developmental milestones (e.g., smiling, saying first words, taking first steps) at the same time, development that does not happen within an expected timeframe can…
Descriptors: Young Children, Child Development, Screening Tests, Measurement Techniques
US Department of Health and Human Services, 2014
The purpose of this policy statement is to support families, early childhood programs, and States by providing recommendations from the U.S. Departments of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Education (ED) for preventing and severely limiting expulsion and suspension practices in early childhood settings. Recent data indicate that expulsions and…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Suspension, Expulsion, Behavior Problems
Blase, Karen; Fixsen, Dean – US Department of Health and Human Services, 2013
This brief is part of a series that explores key implementation considerations. It focuses on the importance of identifying, operationalizing, and implementing the "core components" of evidence-based and evidence-informed interventions that likely are critical to producing positive outcomes. The brief offers a definition of "core components",…
Descriptors: Program Implementation, Program Evaluation, Evidence, Research Design
Durlak, Joseph – US Department of Health and Human Services, 2013
Sometimes, program evaluations report no difference in outcomes between persons given a program and those not given the program. Is this because the program does not work, or because it was poorly implemented? Achieving high quality program implementation is critical to achieving anticipated outcomes, and researchers have made considerable…
Descriptors: Evidence, Program Implementation, Educational Quality, Quality Assurance
US Department of Health and Human Services, 2013
In April 2011, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE) hosted a Forum, Emphasizing Evidence-Based Programs for Children and Youth, to convene the nation's leading practitioners and researchers with experience using and evaluating an array of evidence-based…
Descriptors: Evidence, Program Implementation, Human Services, Performance Factors
Office of Head Start, US Department of Health and Human Services, 2018
In December 2007, the Head Start program was reauthorized and modified through the Improving Head Start for School Readiness Act of 2007, Public Law 110-134. One of the provisions of this law added subsection 649(m) of the Head Start Act (42 U.S.C. 9844) (Act), entitled "Program Emergency Preparedness," to address the preparedness of…
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation, Emergency Programs
Office of Head Start, US Department of Health and Human Services, 2018
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) submits this report to the House of Representatives' Committee on Education and the Workforce and the Senate's Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions pursuant to section 649(l)(1) through (3) of the Improving Head Start for School Readiness Act (Act), Public Law 110-134. This report…
Descriptors: Early Intervention, School Readiness, Migrant Education, Access to Education
US Department of Health and Human Services, 2012
Congress first called for the Advisory Committee on Head Start Research and Evaluation (the "Committee") in its 1998 reauthorization of the Head Start program, with a requirement that the Secretary of Health and Human Services convene a panel of experts to inform the Department about the design of a newly required national evaluation of…
Descriptors: Federal Programs, Early Childhood Education, Preschool Children, Disadvantaged Youth
Office of Head Start, US Department of Health and Human Services, 2016
This report presents a summary of the findings of fiscal year (FY) 2016 monitoring reviews, fulfilling the reporting requirement in Section 641A(f) of the Head Start Act. It highlights the enhancements made to the FY 2016 monitoring review system, summarizes grantee review outcomes, and describes the types of findings most commonly identified in…
Descriptors: Program Evaluation, Federal Programs, Disadvantaged Youth, Early Childhood Education
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