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Division of Evidence, Evaluation and Data Policy

The Division of Evidence, Evaluation, and Data Policy is responsible for evidence-based policymaking activities for the Department in addition to evaluation, data, information, and privacy policy. The Division also provides leadership and analysis on health information technology, data science, and data standards. The Division provides leadership and staff support to the HHS Data Council and the HHS Evidence and Evaluation Council to implement the Foundations for Evidence-Based Policymaking Act of 2018. The Division also provides oversight and serves as the HHS Executive Director for the National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics, the statutory advisory body to the Secretary on health data, statistics, privacy, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), and national health information technology policy.

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ASPE Issue Brief

Quality of Federal COVID-19 Data

April 12, 2022
This analysis applies the Federal Committee on Statistical Methodology's Data Quality Framework to assess the data quality of federal data for understanding and responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, focusing on five COVID-19 indicators: testing, cases, hospitalizations, deaths, and vaccinations.
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FY 2023 HHS Evaluation Plan

March 28, 2022
This Annual Evaluation Plan is one of several required Evidence Act products, including the 4-year Evidence-Building Plan (also referred to as the Learning Agenda), Capacity Assessment, and agency Evaluation Policy. The FY2023 Evaluation Plan priority areas are aligned with the goals of the FY 2022-2026 HHS Strategic Plan and the FY 2023- 2026 HHS Evidence-Building Plan.
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FY 2023-2026 HHS Capacity Assessment

March 28, 2022
Under the Foundations for Evidence-Based Policymaking Act of 2018 (Evidence Act), the Capacity Assessment requires agencies to assess the coverage, quality, methods, effectiveness, and independence of their statistics, evaluation, research, and analysis efforts.
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FY 2023-2026 HHS Evidence-Building Plan

March 28, 2022
The HHS Evidence Building Plan, required by the Evidence Act, is a systematic plan for identifying and addressing policy questions relevant to the programs, policies, and regulations of the agency.
ASPE Issue Brief

The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Major HHS Data Systems

August 30, 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic and policy responses, including stay-at-home orders and expanded use of telework, disrupted data collection for major HHS data systems. This brief identifies the impact of the pandemic on 29 HHS statistical surveys and administrative data systems widely used by policymakers and the public.