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Service Utilization and the Individual, Family, and Neighborhood Characteristics of Children with Disabilities in Illinois

Robert Goerge, Lucy Mackey-Bilaver, Bong Joo Lee, David Koepke and Allison Harris

Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996

PUBLIC LAW 104-191 104th Congress An Act

HHS Research Initiative Regarding Transformations in Health and Human Services: Report of the Working Group

Executive SummaryGovernments at all levels are realigning their health-services and human-services programs to keep pace with changing social and fiscal goals. Government initiatives with respect to the organization, financing, and availability of health services are adding impetus to changes that already are far advanced within the health-care industry.

Confidentiality of Electronic Health Data: Methods for Protecting Personally Identifiable Information

January 1990 through March 1996 448 Selected Citations Prepared by

Work, Welfare, and the Burden of Disability: Caring for Special Needs of Children in Poor Families

This paper addresses issues which arise at the juncture of welfare and disability policies. Using preliminary data from a recent survey of current and recent AFDC recipients in California, we find that disabilities and chronic health problems affect the mothers or children in 43% of all households in the AFDC system.

The Jobs Evaluation: How Well are They Faring? AFDC Families with Preschool-aged Children in Atlanta at the Outset of the Jobs Evaluation

The JOBS Evaluation: How Well Are They Faring? AFDC Families with Preschool-Aged Children in Atlanta at the Outset of the JOBS Evaluation. Prepared by Kristin A. Moore, Martha J. Zaslow, Mary Jo Coiro, Suzanne M. Miller of Child Trends, Inc.and Ellen B. Magenheim of Swarthmore College. February 1996

Report on Study Methods: Analysis of the Effect of Regulation on the Quality of Care in Board and Care Homes

The goals of this project were to describe the quality of care in board and care homes and how it varies across licensure and regulatory systems. Accomplishment of these objectives required a study design that incorporated several activities, including a major collection of new data. This report provides a detailed discussion of methods used in this project. [66 PDF pages]

Caring for Frail Elderly People: Policies in Evolution

In Chapter 14 (United States), the long development of long-term care policy is described, giving particular emphasis to the functioning of the main programs introduced in the 1960s, and their progressive modification up to the 1990s. Finally, an outline is given of the main reform debates of the late 1980s and 1990s. [38 PDF pages]

Report on the Effects of Regulation on Quality of Care: Analysis of the Effect of Regulation on the Quality of Care in Board and Care Homes

This report presents the analysis of the effect of regulation and licensure on the quality of care in board and care homes.