Healthcare and Social Assistance: Program Impact

Program Impact

NIOSH is strongly committed to program evaluation as a way to maximize its contributions to improved occupational safety and health. Regular review of program activities, outputs, and outcomes is essential to demonstrating program performance. The Healthcare and Social Assistance Program conducts reviews and shares program impact in a variety of ways.

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Program Performance One-Pager

Program Performance One-Pagers (PPOPs) are a snapshot of NIOSH programs’ priorities, strategies used to make progress towards priorities, recent accomplishments, and upcoming work.

Healthcare and Social Assistance Program Performance One-Pager

Impact Sheet

Impact Sheets briefly describe an occupational safety or health hazard, the specific NIOSH or NIOSH-funded research activity that was conducted to address the hazard, the resulting impact or recommendations, and relevant statistics.

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Program Review

NIOSH understands that external expert review is one of the most valid and accepted methods of evaluating research programs. In 2017, the HCSA program underwent external review by an independent panel of experts. HCSA was assessed on relevance and impact of the program’s work in the areas of safe and healthy workplaces, musculoskeletal disorders, hazardous drugs and other chemicals, and infectious disease transmission. The program received a score of 8 out of 10 (4.5 for relevance and 3.5 for impact). More information, including the evidence package prepared by the program, the report written by the review panel and the program’s response to the panel’s report, are available on the Evaluation of NIOSH Programs page.

Page last reviewed: November 16, 2018