Child health (1 - 6 of 6 items)
Children's Health Insurance: Information on Coverage of Services, Costs to Consumers, and Access to Care in CHIP and Other Sources of Insurance
GAO-14-40: Published: Nov 21, 2013. Publicly Released: Dec 20, 2013.
In five selected states, GAO determined that the separate State Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) plans were generally comparable to the benchmark plans selected by states in 2012 as models for the benefits that will be offered through qualified health plans (QHP) in 2014. The plans were comparable in the services they covered and the services on which they imposed limits, although there...
Environmental Health: EPA Has Made Substantial Progress but Could Improve Processes for Considering Children's Health
GAO-13-254: Published: Aug 12, 2013. Publicly Released: Sep 11, 2013.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has made substantial progress in addressing more than half of the recommendations GAO made in a January 2010 report concerning the agency's efforts to protect children's health. Specifically, EPA has fully implemented five of the eight recommendations made by GAO. For example, for a recommendation that EPA ensure that its strategic plan expressly articulat...
Combating Autism Act: HHS Agencies Responded with New and Continuing Activities, Including Oversight
GAO-13-232: Published: Feb 27, 2013. Publicly Released: Feb 27, 2013.
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) agencies responded to the Combating Autism Act of 2006 (CAA) by establishing some new autism activities and continuing others. The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) created a new initiative to address specific directives in the CAA. Through this initiative, HRSA expanded its existing training programs by requiring grantees to include...
Health Care Quality Measurement: HHS Should Address Contractor Performance and Plan for Needed Measures
GAO-12-136: Published: Jan 13, 2012. Publicly Released: Jan 13, 2012.
NQF has made progress on projects under its contract activities, as of August 2011. Specifically, NQF has completed or made progress on 60 of 63 projects. For example, NQF has completed projects to endorse measures related to various topics, including nursing homes. However, for more than half of the projects, NQF did not meet or did not expect to meet the initial time frames approved by HHS. For...
Maternal and Child Health: Block Grant Funds Should Be Distributed More Equitably
HRD-92-5: Published: Apr 2, 1992. Publicly Released: Apr 2, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO analyzed the current Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Services Block Grant allocation formula, focusing on: (1) the development of equity standards to reflect the states' comparative needs; (2) the extent that the present MCH funding allocation adheres to such standards; (3) the creation of alternative formulas to distribute MCH funds more equitably; and (4)...
Better Management and More Resources Needed To Strengthen Federal Efforts To Improve Pregnancy Outcome
HRD-80-24: Published: Jan 21, 1980. Publicly Released: Jan 21, 1980.
The federal government, along with state and local health agencies, has a number of health care programs directed at preventing or better timing pregnancies and improving the health and well-being of mothers and infants. However, a comprehensive national strategy for using and coordinating funds and staff involved in these numerous and fragmented programs is lacking. Federal funds have been inadeq...