GAO’s reports and testimonies give Congress, federal agencies, and the public timely, fact-based, non-partisan information that can improve government operations and save taxpayers billions of dollars.
Trauma is a widespread, harmful, and costly public health problem, and is especially detrimental to children. Any frightening, dangerous, or violent event that threatens a child or their loved ones may be traumatic.
In 2003, GAO designated modernizing federal disability programs as a high-risk area requiring urgent attention and organizational transformation to ensure that programs function as efficiently and effectively as possible.
The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) reports that the national status dropout rate--the percentage of 16- through 24-year olds who are not enrolled in school and who lack a high school diploma or a high school equivalency certificate--fluctuated between 10.9 and 12.
Children diagnosed with attention deficit disorders are often treated with stimulant medications, such as Ritalin or Adderall. These drugs are controlled substances under federal law because of their high potential for abuse.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed high school interscholastic athletics, focusing on the: (1) number of uninsured high school students in the United States and the extent to which the lack of health insurance poses a barrier to participation in high school athletic programs; and (2)...
GAO published a listing of reports and testimonies issued from March 1991 through February 1996, regarding such issues as: (1) health care services and access; (2) health insurance and financing; (3) health care reform; (4) long-term care; (5) Medicare and Medicaid; (6) public health and education; (7)...