Welcome to the Region VIII Infertility Prevention Project Website. This site was produced and is maintained by JSI Research and Training Institute (JSI) as the Infertility Prevention Project (IPP) Center for Region VIII. It is intended to provide information about projects, activities, and events revolving around infertility prevention in Region VIII and across the country.
In May 2012, HHS launched the Health System Measurement Project. The Project brings together, in a very easy to use format, trend information on about 50 key health system-related measures across ten topical areas, including access to care, cost and affordability, prevention, and health information technology. Most of the data can be viewed by population characteristics, such as age, sex, income level, insurance coverage, and geography.
Users will find the site useful for compiling reports, responding to requests for information, drafting memos, talking points, and testimony, and working with stakeholders.
The project was developed by the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation. The measures included are drawn primarily from existing, publicly available datasets and are aligned with the HHS Strategic Plan, the National Quality Strategy, and other departmental strategic planning efforts. The tool contains information on how the measures were calculated and provides users with direct links back to the original data sources.
You can view a press release announcing the launch of the Website here: www.hhs.gov/news/press/2012pres/05/20120515b.html
You can view a blog post about the Website here: www.healthcare.gov/blog/2012/05/healthsystems051512.html
If you have any suggestions, questions, or concerns as you review the Website, please contact the ASPE system administrator at HSMPadmin@hhs.gov.
Health care providers, visit the STD Awareness Resource Site for clinic tools and resources such as the STD Treatment Guidelines, billing information for confidential adolescent services, free fact sheets and brochures, and tips on serving adolescent and LGBT patients.
First-Ever Local Area Health System Scorecard Reveals Stark Differences Across U.S. The Commonwealth Fund Commission on a High Performance Health System recently released the report, Rising to the Challenge: Results from a Scorecard on Local Health System Performance, 2012, which measures how 306 local U.S. areas are doing on key health care indicators such as insurance coverage, preventive care, mortality rates, potentially avoidable hospital use, and costs. See also the New England Journal of Medicine article commenting on the report.
The NCHHSTP Atlas was created to provide an interactive platform for accessing HIV, Viral Hepatitis, sexually transmitted disease (STD), and tuberculosis (TB) data collected by CDC’s National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention (NCHHSTP). This interactive tool provides CDC an effective way to disseminate data, while allowing users to observe trends and patterns by creating detailed reports, maps, and other graphics.
“Prevention of HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STDs, and TB Through Health Care: Supporting Health Departments—Next Steps.” This document is a result of the information gained during the August 2011 consultation, “Prevention Through Health Care: Enhancing Health Departments’ Preparedness and Response.” This effort brought together leaders from state and local health departments, from national organizations, federal partners (e.g., Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and Health Resources and Services Administration), and the academic community and provided the venue needed to collaboratively identify and strategize on how to address the 4 identified drivers of change in health care: 1) investment in health information technology; 2) increasing role of private sector providers; 3) expansion of community health centers; and 4) expansion of Medicaid coverage (and new agency focus).Each of these can have a profound, but positive effect on public health practice.