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Breast Cancer Education: HHS Has Implemented Initiatives Aimed at Young Women
GAO-17-19: Published: Oct 20, 2016. Publicly Released: Oct 20, 2016.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), has led federal efforts to respond to four areas specified in the Young Women's Breast Health Education and Awareness Requires Learning Young Act of 2009 (EARLY Act). CDC reported spending nearly $37 million between fiscal years 2010 to 2016 on the following efforts across the four areas...
Budget Issues: Key Questions to Consider When Evaluating Balances in Federal Accounts
GAO-13-798: Published: Sep 30, 2013. Publicly Released: Sep 30, 2013.
Carryover balances in fiscal year 2012 were $2.2 trillion, of which about $800 billion had not yet been obligated. Answering key questions during review of carryover balances provides insights into why a balance exists, what size balance is appropriate, and what opportunities (if any) for savings exist. Given that a single account may support a single program or multiple programs--or that multiple...
Hospital Mortgage Insurance Program: Program and Risk Management Could Be Enhanced
GAO-06-316: Published: Feb 28, 2006. Publicly Released: Feb 28, 2006.
Under its Hospital Mortgage Insurance Program, the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) Federal Housing Administration (FHA) insures nearly $5 billion in mortgage loans for the renovation or construction of hospitals that would otherwise have difficulty accessing capital. In response to a requirement in the 2005 Consolidated Appropriations Conference Report, GAO examined (1) the des...
Long-Term Care: Consumer Protection and Quality-of-Care Issues in Assisted Living
HEHS-97-93: Published: May 15, 1997. Publicly Released: Jun 6, 1997.
Pursuant to congressional request, GAO reviewed assisted living facilities (ALF), focusing on: (1) responsibilities of federal and state governments and ALFs in ensuring quality and protecting consumers living in ALFs; and (2) issues that may require further research.GAO noted that: (1) a number of federal agencies have some jurisdiction over consumer protection and quality of care in ALFs; (2) ho...
Minority Health: Information on Activities of HHS's Office of Minority Health
HRD-90-140FS: Published: Jun 6, 1990. Publicly Released: Jun 6, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) Office of Minority Health's (OMH) program activities.GAO found that: (1) the overall OMH goal is to improve the health status of minorities, but OMH does not have specific goals for each minority group; (2) OMH does not have a written strategic plan, but is expected to complete one i...