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ASPE Issue Brief

Child Support Engagement in Rural and Non-Rural Counties: More Engagement and Lower Amount Owed in Rural Areas

This brief describes differences in engagement in child support for custodial parents living in rural and nonrural areas. Key findings are below.Key Points:
Guide

HHS Call to Action: Addressing Health-Related Social Needs in Communities Across the Nation

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) envisions a future in which everyone, regardless of their social circumstances, has access to aligned health and social care systems that achieve equitable outcomes through high-quality, affordable, person-centered care. This Call to Action complements the companion U.S.
Report

Community Care Hubs: A Promising Model for Health and Social Care Coordination

ASPE, in partnership with the Administration for Community Living, commissioned the RAND Corporation to better understand existing approaches to coordinating health and social care services through backbone organizations, with a focus on one particular model, community care hubs (Hubs).
Environmental Scan, Report

Best Practices for COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing

The Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE) released an environmental scan report that tells the emerging story of the many successes and challenges in improving COVID-19 testing and vaccination rates, especially among people who are medically or socially at disproportionate risk of COVID-19 or related adverse outcomes.

Advancing Primary Prevention in Human Services: Key Considerations for Administrators and Practitioners

This brief presents considerations for program administrators and other practitioners around increasing the use of primary prevention in human services systems to shift from responding to families after they are in crisis to preventing the crisis before it occurs.
ASPE Issue Brief

Advancing Primary Prevention in Human Services: Key Considerations for Policy Designers and Funding Partners

This brief provides key considerations for policy designers and funding partners—such as federal staff, technical experts, and philanthropic partners—on incorporating primary prevention into human services delivery.
ASPE Issue Brief

Advancing Primary Prevention in Human Services: Opportunities for People with Lived Experience

This brief highlights a new way of delivering primary prevention services that promotes equity by relying on the guidance and leadership of people with lived experience. The policy designers and service providers behind prevention services should have lived experience and/or co-create these services with people who do.
ASPE Issue Brief

Updated National Survey Trends in Telehealth Utilization and Modality (2021-2022)

Telehealth utilization has changed over time since the steep increase from the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic. This report updates prior findings on national trends of telehealth use through an analysis using the Census Bureau’s Household Pulse Survey data from April 2021 through August 2022.
ASPE Issue Brief

Advancing Primary Prevention in Human Services: Convening Findings

This brief highlights key themes and ideas from a Health and Human Services (HHS) Convening on Advancing Primary Prevention in Human Services in August 2022. With a particular focus on prevention of youth and family homelessness, the convening featured the perspectives of academic experts, program administrators, federal colleagues, and people with lived expertise.
Report

Implementing and Sustaining Zero Suicide: Health Care System Efforts to Prevent Suicide

Zero Suicide is a system-wide approach for health systems to improve the quality and safety of care for those at risk of suicide, with the underlying goal of preventing all suicide deaths among patients. Although evidence has indicated that Zero Suicide is effective in reducing suicide-related outcomes, little is known about how organizations fund and sustain the Zero Suicide initiative.