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Characterization of the Weatherization Assistance Program network. Weatherization Assistance Program  

SciTech Connect

The Characterization of the Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) Network was designed to describe the national network of State and local agencies that provide WAP services to qualifying low-income households. The objective of this study was to profile the current WAP network. To achieve the objective, two national surveys were conducted: one survey collected data from 49 State WAP agencies (including the coterminous 48 States and the District of Columbia), and the second survey collected data from 920 (or 81 percent) of the local WAP agencies.

Mihlmester, P.E.; Koehler, W.C. Jr.; Beyer, M.A. [Aspen Systems Corp., Oak Ridge, TN (United States). Applied Management Sciences Div.; Brown, M.A. [Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States); Beschen, D.A. Jr. [Department of Energy, Washington, DC (United States). Office of Weatherization Assistance Programs

1992-02-01

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Characterization of the Weatherization Assistance Program network  

SciTech Connect

The Characterization of the Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) Network was designed to describe the national network of State and local agencies that provide WAP services to qualifying low-income households. The objective of this study was to profile the current WAP network. To achieve the objective, two national surveys were conducted: one survey collected data from 49 State WAP agencies (including the coterminous 48 States and the District of Columbia), and the second survey collected data from 920 (or 81 percent) of the local WAP agencies.

Mihlmester, P.E.; Koehler, W.C. Jr.; Beyer, M.A. (Aspen Systems Corp., Oak Ridge, TN (United States). Applied Management Sciences Div.); Brown, M.A. (Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States)); Beschen, D.A. Jr. (Department of Energy, Washington, DC (United States). Office of Weatherization Assistance Programs)

1992-02-01

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Evaluation plan for the Weatherization Assistance Program  

SciTech Connect

The most recent national evaluation of the impacts of the US Department of Energy (DOE)'s Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) was completed in 1984 based on consumption data for households weatherized in 1981. WAP regulations and operations have changed substantially over the last decade, and new opportunities are on the horizon. DOE recognizes the need for a more current national level evaluation of the program and has developed a plan for conducting the evaluation with the support of the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). The national WAP evaluation as currently proposed has seven major goals: (1) estimate the energy saved by the program -- one, two, and three years after participation; (2) assess nonenergy impacts, such as comfort, safety, and housing affordability; (3) assess program cost effectiveness; (4) analyze factors which influence energy savings, nonenergy impacts, and cost effectiveness; (5) describe the WAP network's capabilities and the innovative weatherization technologies and procedures it has employed; (6) characterize the WAP-eligible population and the federal and non-federal funds that haven been used to meet its weatherization needs; and, (7) identify promising WAP opportunities for the future. The data collection, analyses, and reports are to be completed in phases between 1991 and 1993. The evaluation methodologies vary by fuel type, housing type, and climate zone. The analysis of energy savings and cost effectiveness will be based primarily on weather-normalized, retrospective utility billing records (collected for pre- and postretrofit years). 12 refs., 8 figs.

Beschen, D.A. (USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)); Brown, M.A. (Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States))

1991-08-01

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Weatherization Assistance Program Technical Assistance Center  

SciTech Connect

The following is a synopsis of the major achievements attributed to the operation of the Weatherization Assistance Program Technical Assistance Center (WAPTAC) by the National Association for State Community Services Programs (NASCSP). During the past five years, the WAPTAC has developed into the premier source for information related to operating the Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) at the state and local levels. The services provide through WAPTAC include both virtual technical support as well as hands-on training and instruction in classroom and in the field. The WAPTAC achieved several important milestones during its operation including the establishment of a national Weatherization Day now celebrated in most states, the implementation of a comprehensive Public Information Campaign (PIC) to raise the awareness of the Program among policy makers and the public, the training of more than 150 new state managers and staff as they assume their duties in state offices around the country, and the creation and support of a major virtual information source on the Internet being accessed by thousands of staff each month. The Weatherization Assistance Program Technical Assistance Center serves the Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Weatherization and Intergovernmental Program as a valuable training and technical assistance resource for the network of 54 direct state grantees (50 states, District of Columbia and three Native American tribes) and the network of 900 local subgrantees (comprised of community action agencies, units of local government, and other non-profit organizations). The services provided through WAPTAC focus on standardizing and improving the daily management of the WAP. Staff continually identify policies changes and best practices to help the network improve its effectiveness and enhance the benefits of the Program for the customers who receive service and the federal and private investors. The operations of WAPTAC are separated into six distinct areas: (1) Orientation for New WAP State Directors and Staff; (2) Pollution Occurrence Insurance Project; (3) Public Information Campaign; (4) State Management Training Project; (5) System for Integrating and Reviewing Technologies and Techniques; and (6) WAPTAC Services.

Robert Adams

2009-01-07

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MiniWap: Navigating WAP with Minimo  

Microsoft Academic Search

Wireless application protocol(WAP) enabled mobile users to enjoy much valuable information and a large number of commercial services over mobile networks. The significance of WAP browsing, which has been a service dedicated to mobile phones, is rising as devices get smarter and networks become faster. A WAP browser would be equally practical on PC's and hand-held devices. This paper presents

Vu Hong Khiem; Kibong Kang; Keung Hae Lee

2007-01-01

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Support Services for the Weatherization Assistance Program Opportunity Grants: Final Technical Report.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Energy-Related Business Development Project was designed by the US Department of Energy Weatherization Assistance Program (DOE/WAP) to promote activities which demonstrate strategies for providing weatherization services without Federal Funds or which...

1987-01-01

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Computerization of the New York State Weatherization Assistance Program  

SciTech Connect

The Weatherization Analysis and Management System (WAMS) is a comprehensive microcomputer-based system of energy analysis and program management designed for use by subgrantees in the New York State Weatherization Assistance Program. WAMS includes three principal sub-programs, a Weatherization Management System (WMS) which incorporates client intake and tracking, inventory tracking and control, subcontract management, and reporting functions, an energy audit program (EA-QUIP), and an energy savings analysis program (ES-QUIP). The goals of this project were: (1) to implement the WAMS software at 20 WAP subgrantees and train their staff in its use; (2) to improve the WAMS software to meet the operating and reporting needs of the participating agencies and WAP; and, (3) to prepare a plan for extending the WAMS software to all NYS WAP subgrantees.

Cherry, R.M.; Cohen, G.; Rodberg, L. (New York Urban Coalition Housing Group, Inc., NY (United States))

1991-06-01

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Computerization of the New York State Weatherization Assistance Program. Final report  

SciTech Connect

The Weatherization Analysis and Management System (WAMS) is a comprehensive microcomputer-based system of energy analysis and program management designed for use by subgrantees in the New York State Weatherization Assistance Program. WAMS includes three principal sub-programs, a Weatherization Management System (WMS) which incorporates client intake and tracking, inventory tracking and control, subcontract management, and reporting functions, an energy audit program (EA-QUIP), and an energy savings analysis program (ES-QUIP). The goals of this project were: (1) to implement the WAMS software at 20 WAP subgrantees and train their staff in its use; (2) to improve the WAMS software to meet the operating and reporting needs of the participating agencies and WAP; and, (3) to prepare a plan for extending the WAMS software to all NYS WAP subgrantees.

Cherry, R.M.; Cohen, G.; Rodberg, L. [New York Urban Coalition Housing Group, Inc., NY (United States)

1991-06-01

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The scope of the Weatherization Assistance Program: The weatherized population and the resource base  

SciTech Connect

This study is one of five parts of the US Department of Energy's national evaluation of its Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP). It has three major goals: (1) to enumerate the size and sources of investment in low-income weatherization; (2) to provide a count of the number of low-income units weatherized by all weatherization programs and characterized the type and tenure of those homes; and (3) to document the extent to which the DOE/WAP funding has been expanded though use of external resources.

Power, M.; Eisenberg, J.F.; Michels, E. (Economic Opportunity Research Inst., Washington, DC (United States)); Witherspoon, M.J. (National Association for State Community Service Programs, Washington, DC (United States)); Brown, M.A. (Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States))

1992-05-01

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The scope of the Weatherization Assistance Program: The weatherized population and the resource base  

SciTech Connect

This study is one of five parts of the US Department of Energy`s national evaluation of its Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP). It has three major goals: (1) to enumerate the size and sources of investment in low-income weatherization; (2) to provide a count of the number of low-income units weatherized by all weatherization programs and characterized the type and tenure of those homes; and (3) to document the extent to which the DOE/WAP funding has been expanded though use of external resources.

Power, M.; Eisenberg, J.F.; Michels, E. [Economic Opportunity Research Inst., Washington, DC (United States); Witherspoon, M.J. [National Association for State Community Service Programs, Washington, DC (United States); Brown, M.A. [Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States)

1992-05-01

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Dental Assisting Program Guide.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This program guide contains the standard dental assisting curriculum for technical institutes in Georgia. The curriculum encompasses the minimum competencies required for entry-level dental assistants, and includes job skills in the technical areas of preventive dentistry; four-handed dentistry; chairside assisting with emphasis in diagnostics,…

Georgia Univ., Athens. Dept. of Vocational Education.

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Student Assistance Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Student Assistance Program (SAP) is a chemical use prevention and early intervention program. Entering the fifth year of implementation, the SAP has expanded from a part-time service contracted with Mental Health to a school-based program serving two high schools and three middle schools. The program is broad based, employing a variety of…

Faulkner, Robin; And Others

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Export Development Assistance Program.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

In defining the need for an Export Development Assistance Program, four specific areas for special study were identified: (1) collection of data on current exports from Central Washington in one centralized report on an ongoing basis; (2) gathering of tec...

1984-01-01

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Commercialization Assistance Program (CAP)  

SciTech Connect

In order to fulfill the objective of Small Business Innovation Research Program (SBIR), the Department of Energy funds an initiative referred to as the Commercialization Assistance Program (CAP). The over-arching purpose of the CAP is to facilitate transition of the SBIR-funded technology to Phase III defined as private sector investment or receipt of non-sbir dollars to further the commercialization of the technology. Phase III also includes increased sales. This report summarizes the stages involved in the implementation of the Commercialization Assistance Program, a program which has been most successful in fulfilling its objectives.

Jenny C. Servo, Ph.D.

2004-07-12

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Student Assistance Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In response to a federal mandate stating that a drug program must be in place at institutions receiving federal funds, several representatives from Mission College attended a privately sponsored 2-day substance abuse workshop in which the Student Assistance Program (SAP) model was presented. The SAP model provides confidential, professional, and…

Chan, Rosalyn; Moore, Mary

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Experimental plan for the fuel-oil study. Weatherization Assistance Program: Volume 2  

SciTech Connect

An up-to-date assessment of the Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) is being performed by the US Department of Energy WAP Division and the Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Five studies form the evaluation. Major goals of the Fuel-Oil Study are to estimate the fuel oil saved by the WAP in the Northeast during the 1990 and 1991 program years, identify and quantify non-energy impacts of the WAP, assess the cost effectiveness of the WAP within this submarket, and assess factors which may cause savings and cost effectiveness to vary. The study will only analyze single-family houses in the nine states in the Northeast census region and will be carried out over two heating seasons (1990 and 1991 WAP program years). A split-winter, pre- and post-weatherization experimental design with a control group will be used. Houses will be monitored over one winter. Energy conservation measures will be installed in the weatherized houses in January of each winter by the local WAP subgrantee. One hundred twenty five weatherized houses and 75 control houses will be monitored over the 1990--1991 winter; a different set of 200 houses will be monitored over the 1991--1992 winter. The houses will be evenly distributed among 25 subgrantees. Space-heating fuel-oil consumption, indoor temperature, and outdoor temperature data will be collected for all houses. Fuel-oil delivery data will be collected for each house monitored over the 1990--1991 winter for at least a year before weatherization. The delivery data will be analyzed to determine if the accuracy of the study can be improved by collecting fuel-oil delivery data on a larger sample of houses over the 1991--1992 winter. Detailed survey information will be obtained on all the houses. This information includes descriptive details of the house and its mechanical systems, details on household size and other demographics, and occupant answers to questions regarding comfort, safety, and operation of their space-heating system and house.

Ternes, M.P.; Levins, W.P.; Brown, M.A.

1992-01-01

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WAP Enabling Existing HTML Applications  

Microsoft Academic Search

Already-existing HTML applications can be converted into WML (Wireless Markup Language) applications for use on WAP (Wireless Application Protocol) enabled devices, yet this process is not as simple as the alteration of the markup tags. This paper investigates the problems associated with the conversion process by examining the conversion of a functional information system that would be of benefit to

Marcin Metter; Robert M. Colomb

2000-01-01

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Analogous realization of wireless time service technology on WAP mobile telephone  

Microsoft Academic Search

The working principle, systematic structure of wireless application protocol (WAP) and its application to wireless time service via mobile telephone are introduced. The program is written with WML and VC++ and the wireless time service is completed using wireless application protocol and dynamic link. The users, who have a WAP mobile telephone, can obtain time information quickly and conveniently, as

Dang-Li Zhao; Ting-Gao Yang

2002-01-01

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Employee Assistance Program Issues  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Employee Assistance Program (EAP) officers, as well as personnel in other disciplines from eight NASA Centers, attended this breakout session. Ms. Brenda Blair, MA, CEAP, a guest speaker at the conference, also attended as a consultant. Representatives from the NASA Centers introduced themselves and spoke briefly about their programs. In a discussion related to the conference theme on benchmarking, quality control issues within the EAP community and adequate documentation of cases were addressed. Disposition and provision for quality assurance checks for EAP providers in single person offices were also discussed. Ms. Blair presented methods for consulting with other NASA personnel in single person EAP offices as a quality control measure. EAP intervention in critical incidents was discussed. The question of whether EAP assistance is an asset or a potential liability in those situations was addressed. Suggestions were made of topics for future EAP video-teleconference topics. A program on EAP ethics was planned for a September video teleconference. Each person was asked to provide intake forms they use to Mr. Gettleman or Ms. Blair. Ms. Blair said she would review the forms to ensure that adequate notification is provided to the client for confidentiality. She would also review them to ensure they have adequate limits of confidentiality--a topic for future video teleconferencing. Mr. Gettleman described the NASA initiative to reduce stresses in the workplace, and the activities of an ad-hoc EAP group that will make recommendations to NASA senior management. Alternative training methods were discussed for reaching target audiences such as employees at risk, supervisors, and others. Pfc. David A. Pendleton, Victim Assistance Coordinator, U.S. Capitol Police. U.S. House of Representatives made a special presentation. Pfc. Pendleton was on duty during the tragic shooting of two Federal guards at the U.S. Capitol. He related the events immediately after the incident. He described the nature and structure of the EAP's and the separate nature of the House and Senate programs. This episode was a particularly difficult situation as large numbers of tourists were involved. William S. Barry, MD, the new Manager of the NASA Occupational Health Program Office was introduced to those attending the breakout session.

Gettleman, Alan G.; McGuire, William

1999-01-01

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Implementing an Employee Assistance Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes in detail the implementation of an employee assistance program in a textile plant. Reviews the historical development, referral process, and termination guidelines of the program and contains descriptive statistics for six periods of the program's operation. (Author/JAC)

Gam, John; And Others

1983-01-01

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NORD's Patient Assistance Programs  

MedlinePLUS

... 336 Opium Tincture® Medication Assistance Conditions: Severe Diarrhea Marathon Pharmaceuticals Contact: NORD at 1-800-999-6673 ... Seconal® Medication Assistance Conditions: Short Term Sleep Disorders Marathon Pharmaceuticals Contact: NORD at 1-800-999-6673 ...

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Public Sector Employee Assistance Programs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document discusses employee assistance programs (EAPs), programs which have been developed to help employees deal with personal problems that seriously affect job performance. It reviews literature which specifically addresses EAPs in the public sector, noting that there are no exact figures on how many public entities have EAPs. Previous…

Kemp, Donna R.; Verlinde, Beverly

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77 FR 67572 - Magnet Schools Assistance Program  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...ED-2010-OII-0003] RIN 1855-AA07 Magnet Schools Assistance Program AGENCY: Office of...the regulations governing the Magnet Schools Assistance Program (MSAP) to provide greater flexibility to school districts designing MSAP programs...

2012-11-13

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Support services for the Weatherization Assistance Program opportunity grants: Final technical report  

SciTech Connect

The Energy-Related Business Development Project was designed by the US Department of Energy Weatherization Assistance Program (DOE/WAP) to promote activities which demonstrate strategies for providing weatherization services without Federal Funds or which promote energy-related business development activities. In December 1985, 38 community action agencies were selected through a competition grant process to participate in this demonstration project. The purpose of this project was to provide training and technical assistance to the selected grantees - to help them develop skills in business development through the identification and evaluation of potential and existing local agency energy-related ventures. This project provided support for grantees to research and package energy-related business plans capable of receiving outside financing.

Not Available

1987-11-15

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Foreign Technical-Assistance Programs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes the efforts of the Community Colleges for International Development (CCID) consortium to provide technical assistance in Taiwan, Surinam, the Republic of China, and other countries. Highlights separate projects of CCID members, community college programs with companies and international organizations, and the results of community college…

King, Maxwell C.

1990-01-01

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Employee assistance programs.  

PubMed

The substance abuser brings his problems to the workplace. Ninety-five percent or more of all individuals experiencing alcohol-or drug-related problems are either employed or the spouse or dependent of someone who is working. It is clear we are facing a problem which transcends the boundaries of the workplace. The result in the workplace, of course, is increased costs, lower productivity, more accidents on the job, but most importantly additional suffering for the individuals involved. It is important to remember that neither GM, the UAW, nor the IUE can be expected to accept responsibility for those individuals who have the ability to control their own "wellness" and productivity. Any joint union-management substance abuse program can only be a catalyst to help individuals confront their problems. Along with the other groups and institutions concerned with these problems, GM, in cooperation with the UAW, IUE, and the other unions that represent our employees, is trying to help individuals with addictive diseases confront and obtain treatment for their problems. We believe our programs are moving in the right direction and will continue to make progress. PMID:3677407

Austin, R L

1987-10-01

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DEVELOPING A WAP-BASED APPLICATION FOR EMERGENCY SERVICE SYSTEM  

Microsoft Academic Search

Wireless Application Protocol (WAP) is one of the most well-known technical standards for mobile devices. In this paper, a WAP based prototype is developed for the Emergency Service of Acibadem Hospital in Istanbul. Electronic health records (EHRs) can be provided by Tablet PCs or workstations. But, cellular phones are compact enough to provide EHRs with WAP service. This paper includes

Y. BATU SALMAN; ADEM KARAHOCA

2006-01-01

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NATIONAL EVALUATION OF THE WEATHERIZATION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM DURING THE ARRA PERIOD: PROGRAM YEARS 2009-2011  

SciTech Connect

This report describes the third major evaluation of the Program, encompassing program years 2009 to 2011. In this report, this period of time is referred to as the ARRA Period. This is a special period of time for the Program because the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009 has allocated $5 billion of funding for the Program. In normal program years, WAP s annual appropriation is in the range of $200-250 million, supporting the weatherization of approximately 100,000 homes. With the addition of ARRA funding during these program years, the expectation is that weatherization activity will exceed 300,000 homes per year. In addition to saving energy and reducing low-income energy bills, expanded WAP funding is expected to stimulate the economy by providing new jobs in the weatherization field and allowing low-income households to spend more money on goods and services by spending less on energy.

Tonn, Bruce Edward [ORNL; Rose, Erin M [ORNL; Schmoyer, Richard L [ORNL; Eisenberg, Joel Fred [ORNL; Ternes, Mark P [ORNL; Schweitzer, Martin [ORNL; Hendrick, Timothy P [ORNL

2012-08-01

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78 FR 12336 - Draft Program Comment for Extending the Duration of Programmatic Agreements Based on the...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...provides financial assistance to state agency applicants...guidance and technical assistance to DOE Project Officers...of the homes of many low income individuals across the...communities in funding energy efficiency, renewable...for its Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP),...

2013-02-22

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Nursing Assistant. Florida Vocational Program Guide.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This packet contains a program guide and a Career Merit Achievement Plan (Career MAP) for the implementation of a nursing assistant program in Florida postsecondary schools. The program guide describes the program content and structure, provides a program description, lists job titles under the program, and includes a curriculum framework and a…

Florida State Univ., Tallahassee. Center for Instructional Development and Services.

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Dental Assisting. Florida Vocational Program Guide.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This program guide is intended for the implementation of a dental assisting program in Florida secondary and postsecondary schools. The program guide describes the program content and structure, provides a program description, describes jobs under the program, and includes a curriculum framework and student performance standards for dental…

Florida State Univ., Tallahassee. Center for Instructional Development and Services.

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The Evaluation of an Employee Assistance Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Presents the results of an evaluative study of an employee assistance program sponsored by the Russell Corporation, an apparel manufacturing firm. Results suggested that the program is beneficial in terms of both productivity enhancement and humanitarianism. (Author)

Gam, John; And Others

1983-01-01

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New Impetus for Several General Assistance Programs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes 1999 federal funding to large general-assistance programs affecting small towns and rural areas (including Housing and Urban Development, federal disaster relief, rural extension activities, and Bureau of Indian Affairs assistance programs); increased funding for Empowerment Zones/Enterprise Communities; reauthorization of the Economic…

Reeder, Rick

1999-01-01

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Science CAP: Curriculum Assistance Program. [Multimedia.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Science Curriculum Assistance Program (Science CAP(TM)) is a multimedia package developed to create a model for preserving classroom science activities that can be shared and customized by teachers. This program is designed to assist teachers in preparing classroom science activities for grades five through eight, and to foster an environment of…

DEMCO, Inc., Madison, WI.

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75 FR 21506 - Magnet Schools Assistance Program  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Part 280 RIN 1855-AA07 [Docket ID ED-2010-OII-0003] Magnet Schools Assistance Program AGENCY: Office of Innovation and...interim final rule and requested comments on that rule for the Magnet Schools Assistance Program (MSAP). The rule became...

2010-04-26

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Migrating an Online Service to WAP - A Case Study.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discusses mobile access via wireless application protocol (WAP) to online services that is offered in Sweden through InfoTorg. Topics include the Swedish online market; filtering HTML data from an Internet/Web server into WML (wireless markup language); mobile phone technology; microbrowsers; WAP protocol; and future possibilities. (LRW)

Klasen, Lars

2002-01-01

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78 FR 14740 - Disaster Assistance; Fire Management Assistance Grant (FMAG) Program-Deadline Extensions and...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...RIN 1660-AA78 Disaster Assistance; Fire Management Assistance Grant (FMAG) Program...SUMMARY: FEMA proposes to revise its Fire Management Assistance Grant (FMAG) program...SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background The Fire Management Assistance Grant (FMAG)...

2013-03-07

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Low-Income Energy Assistance Program.  

PubMed

In fiscal year 1981, Congress appropriated $1.85 billion for home heating assistance to help low-income households meet rapidly rising energy costs. Eligibility for payments was based on income and energy-cost criteria. This procedure represented a departure from the earlier Federal focus of assisting households facing emergency hardships. Funds for the Low-Income Energy Assistance Program were allocated to the 50 States and District of Columbia, six territories, and 55 Indian tribal organizations. This article presents program data and information on the characteristics of the more than 17 million persons who received aid under this program. PMID:6867903

Rigby, D E; Scott, C

1983-01-01

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Guidelines for Physician's Assistant Programs in Illinois.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Developed by a 25-member committee representing health service institutions, educational institutions, manpower organizations, and professional groups, this publication contains guidelines for use in developing programs for physician's assistants. Suggestions are made for: (1) determining the role of the physician's assistant in relation to other…

Illinois State Inter-Agency Task Force on Health Manpower, Chicago.

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Area Schools Assistance Program (ASAP), Summer 1987.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Since 1984, the Amarillo College-sponsored Area Schools Assistance Program (ASAP) has worked to: (1) identify recent high school graduates without postsecondary education plans and provide information to interested graduates on higher learning, obtaining work, or making other career decisions; (2) encourage and assist high school graduates who…

Amarillo Coll., TX.

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Physician Assistant Programs. Summary. Third Revised Edition.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The document provides information on the name of the program, the institution, prerequisites, length of course, and certificate or degree offered for 81 programs for the training of physician assistants as part of Operation MEDIHC (Military Experience Directed Into Health Careers). Fifty-three programs are in primary care; the remaining 28 are…

Health Careers of Ohio, Columbus.

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Student Assistance Program Implementation and Evaluation.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Recently, educators have initiated programs to help students address the social and emotional problems which can impair academic performance. This paper reviews current knowledge on one such program called a Student Assistance Program (SAP). SAPs were initially designed to intervene with chemically-dependent high school students, but more…

Dykeman, Cass

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The Tuition Assistance Program in the Military.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Since May 7, 1947, the Tuition Assistance (TA) Program has been the principal vehicle for helping enlisted active duty servicemembers afford the costs of participating in college programs and courses. Data from recent studies indicate strong and consistent associations between participation in the TA program and retention in the military as well…

Anderson, Clinton L.

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78 FR 52877 - VOCA Victim Assistance Program  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...that assist certain victim populations (specifically victims of...programs that serve underserved populations. Note that the allocations...crime urban areas or Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Queer...about types of crime victim populations will allow OVC and SAAs...

2013-08-27

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Soldier Flexible Personal Digital Assistant Program.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The main goal of the Soldier Flexible Personal Digital Assistant Program was to develop prototypes of a novel flexible display technology device for demonstration in a laboratory setting and use in Future Force Warrior (FFW) demonstrations. This device wa...

J. Woytowich M. Carlson M. Price

2008-01-01

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77 FR 39717 - Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...FEMA-2012-0022] Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program AGENCY: Federal Emergency...the fiscal year 2012 Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program year. That notice included...found in the ``FY 2012 Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Guidance and...

2012-07-05

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Clinical Teaching in Physicians Assistant Training Programs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A report on teaching in the clinical component of physician's assistant (PA) training programs is presented, based on information obtained through the authors' involvement in a PA faculty development project, and surveys of program directors and faculty. Topics include teacher qualifications, teaching methods and resources, and instructional…

And Others; Westberg, Jane

1980-01-01

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Computer-Assisted Study Skills Improvement Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Computer-Assisted Study Skills Improvement Program (CASSIP) is designed to help students develop effective study skills and academic attitudes, thus increasing their potential for scholastic success. The program contains four integrated items: Study Skills Surveys; Study Skills Modules, Study Skills Notebook; and Study Skills Test. The surveys…

Brown, William F.; Forristall, Dorothy Z.

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Safety evaluation of Whole Algalin Protein (WAP) from Chlorella protothecoides.  

PubMed

Microalgae such as Chlorella spp., were once consumed as traditional human foods; now they are being developed as ingredients for modern diets. Whole Algalin Protein (WAP) from dried milled Chlorella protothecoides was evaluated for dietary safety in a 13-week feeding trial in rodents with genotoxic potential evaluated using in vitro and in vivo assays and the likelihood of food allergy potential evaluated via human repeat-insult patch test (HRIPT). In the subchronic study, rats consumed feed containing 0, 25,000, 50,000 or 100,000 ppm WAP for 92-93 days. No treatment-related mortalities or effects in general condition, body weight, food consumption, ophthalmology, urinalysis, hematology, clinical chemistry, gross pathology, organ weights, and histopathology occurred. Several endpoints exhibited statistically significant effects, but none was dose-related. The no-observed-adverse-effect level (NOAEL) was based on the highest WAP concentration consumed by the rats and was equivalent to 4805 mg/kg/day in males and 5518 mg/kg/day in females. No mutagenicity occurred in Salmonella typhimurium or Escherichia coli tester strains (?5000 ?g/plate WAP) with or without mutagenic activation. No clastogenic response occurred in bone marrow from mice administered a single oral dose (2000 mg/kg WAP). Skin sensitization was not induced by WAP via HRIPT, indicating little potential for food allergy. PMID:23733102

Szabo, Nancy J; Matulka, Ray A; Chan, Teresa

2013-09-01

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Radiological assistance program: Region I. Part I  

SciTech Connect

The purpose of the Radiological Assistance Program (RAP) is to make DOE resources available and provide emergency assistance to state and local agencies in order to control radiological hazards, protect the public health and safety, and minimize the loss of property. This plan is an integral part of a nationwide program of radiological assistance established by the US DOE, and is implemented on a regional basis. The Brookhaven Area Office (BHO) Radiological Assistance Program is applicable to DOE Region I, which consists of the New England States, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland and the District of Columbia. The BHO RAP-1 has been developed to: (a) ensure the availability of an effective radiological assistance capability to ensure the protection of persons and property; (b) provide guidelines to RAP-1 Team personnel for the evaluation of radiological incidents and implementation of corrective actions; (c) maintain liaison with other DOE installations, Federal, State and local organizations which may become involved in radiological assistance operations in Region I; and (d) encourage development of a local capability to cope with radiological incidents.

Musolino, S.V.; Kuehner, A.V.; Hull, A.P.

1985-07-15

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Program evaluation: Weatherization Residential Assistance Partnership (WRAP) Program  

SciTech Connect

The Weatherization Residential Assistance Partnership,'' or WRAP program, is a fuel-blind conservation program designed to assist Northeast Utilities' low-income customers to use energy safely and efficiently. Innovative with respect to its collaborative approach and its focus on utilizing and strengthening the existing low-income weatherization service delivery network, the WRAP program offers an interesting model to other utilities which traditionally have relied on for-profit energy service contractors and highly centralized program implementation structures. This report presents appendices with energy savings, consumption and socio-economic data for low income population in both urban and rural areas.

Not Available

1991-12-01

52

30 CFR 903.795 - Small operator assistance program.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...RECLAMATION AND ENFORCEMENT, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR PROGRAMS FOR THE CONDUCT OF SURFACE MINING OPERATIONS WITHIN EACH STATE ARIZONA § 903.795 Small operator assistance program. Part 795 of this chapter, Small Operator Assistance Program,...

2013-07-01

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Lookout Assist Radar Evaluation Programs.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The results of this evaluation program demonstrate that the Proximity Warning Principle has considerable utility as both an operational aid to the watch officer and a method of improving the safety of ships at sea. This is particularly true if the device ...

1966-01-01

54

Erie County residential energy-assistance program  

SciTech Connect

The Residential Energy Assistance Program (REAP) developed and demonstrated a method for coordinating City, County, and utility weatherization and support services so as to increase low and low-moderate income family participation in energy conservation activities within Erie County. A principal objective was to inprove participation of such families in New York State's Home Insulation and Energy Conservation Act (1977) energy audit and loan program. Coordination of weatherization and energy assistance services was carried out through the development of a reference guide containing the qualifications for each of the available programs. This Guide was used in conjunction with training for municipal and community agency housing staff and consumer education workshops to form the basis of a coordinated approach to promoting energy conservation in the low-income sector. Achieving active participation by the low-income sector in conservation awareness programs was difficult. A total of fourteen workshops were conducted throughout the County which were attended by 175 participants.

Not Available

1981-01-01

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Impact of a Student Assistance Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A half-time Student Assistance Program (SAP) was designed and implemented for two semesters in an urban high school in New Jersey. Findings indicated that proportion of students who used SAP increased with time, male participants outnumbered females, and alcohol and drug issues were most frequently cited as presenting problems for both males and…

Milgram, Gail Gleason

1989-01-01

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Employee Assistance Programs Among Fortune 500 Firms  

Microsoft Academic Search

Since their inception fifty years ago, employee assistance programs (EAPs) have undergone fundamental changes. EAPs have widened the scope and deepened the intensity of the services they offer to employees. Currently many EAPs provide a wider range of counseling. As the number of EAPs has grown, their organizational structure has become increasingly more complex. By reviewing major trends, reporting on

Mark Sciegaj; Deborah W. Garnick; Constance M. Horgan; Elizabeth L. Merrick; David Goldin; Matthew Urato; Dominic Hodgkin

2001-01-01

57

Occupational Therapy Assistants Program. Demonstration Project.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Between November 1964 and June 1967, 85 women and five men completed a 4-month course held in several Wisconsin locations to prepare them as Certified Occupational Therapy Assistants to (1) plan and direct a general activity or supportive program of occupational therapy, (2) train individual patients in independent performance of activities of…

Wisconsin State Board of Health, Madison.

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A Report of Employee Assistance Programs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The evaluation of employee assistance program (EAP) providers was designed to provide information necessary to the selection of an EAP provider for the Saint Louis Public Schools, Missouri. The most widely recognized functions of an EAP are to provide a confidential consultation to individuals with personal problems and to serve as a management…

Saint Louis Public Schools, MO.

59

Expanded Duty Program for Dental Assistants  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The duties of dental assistants are being expanded to include intraoral procedures performed under a dentist's supervision, to provide more dental care to more people at less cost. The SUN (Snyder, Union, and Northumberland counties, Pennsylvania) Area Vocational-Technical School provides training and clinical experience as a model program. (AG)

Pesillo, Clayton O.

1974-01-01

60

Regional Economic Development and Technical Assistance Program: Management Assistance to Business.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The objective of the Management Assistance to Business (MAB) Program is to assist in the economic development of the state through: (1) Management and technical assistance to existing industry to counseling, feasibility studies for expansion or diversific...

1981-01-01

61

Employee assistance programs: a worldwide perspective.  

PubMed

Once limited to U.S. corporations, employee assistance programs (EAPs) are now spreading around the world. The authors review global EAP trends and identify similarities and differences among EAPs in North America, Europe, Central and South America, the Asia-Pacific region, and the Caribbean. Through affiliations between international professional associations and services to multinational corporations, the EAP field is quietly creating globalized behavioral health services. PMID:10169473

Burgess, K M; O'Donnell, W J; Bennett, A A; von Vietinghoff-Scheel, K

1997-08-01

62

1990 Weatherization Assistance Program monitoring. Final report  

SciTech Connect

The fiscal year 1990 DOE weatherization programs were monitored in Indiana, Ohio, and Wisconsin. The focus of the monitoring was on a total of 18 subgrantees. Separate reports on the monitoring completed on each site was submitted as well as the final summary report for each state. The scope of monitoring consisted of a review of current contracts, budgets, program operating procedures, staffing, inventory control, financial and procurement procedures, review of client files and audit reports, inspection of completed dwelling units and assessment of monitoring, training, and technical assistance provided by the grantees. A random sampling of completed units were selected and visits were made to inspect these weatherized dwellings.

Samuels, L.S.

1992-06-19

63

Health Occupations Education Program Development Guide No. 5: Dental Assisting.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The bulletin, which is part of the New York State "Health Occupations Education Program Development Guide Series," focuses on the dental assisting program. The curriculum is designed to provide training for dental assistants in their assistant role at chairside, in the dental operatory and laboratory, and in the dental office and reception area. A…

New York State Education Dept., Albany. Div. of Occupational Education Instruction.

64

49 CFR 266.3 - Rail Service Assistance Program.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...2013-10-01 2013-10-01 false Rail Service Assistance Program. 266.3...TRANSPORTATION ASSISTANCE TO STATES FOR LOCAL RAIL SERVICE UNDER SECTION 5 OF THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION ACT § 266.3 Rail Service Assistance Program. (a)...

2013-10-01

65

77 FR 43850 - Rental Assistance Demonstration: Final Program Notice  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...FR-5630-N-03] Rental Assistance Demonstration: Final Program Notice AGENCY: Office...statutorily authorized Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD), which has two conversion...proposal for full implementation of the demonstration, but also invited comment on the...

2012-07-26

66

78 FR 39759 - Rental Assistance Demonstration: Final Program Notice  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...FR-5630-N-05] Rental Assistance Demonstration: Final Program Notice AGENCY: Office...statutorily authorized Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD), which has two conversion...published today announces revisions to the Demonstration and solicits public comment on...

2013-07-02

67

77 FR 37687 - Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...FEMA-2012-0028] Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program AGENCY: Federal Emergency Management...guidelines that describe the application process for grants and the criteria for awarding grants in the fiscal year (FY) 2012 Assistance...

2012-06-22

68

Program evaluation: Weatherization Residential Assistance Partnership (WRAP) Program  

SciTech Connect

The Connecticut low income weatherization program was developed in response to a 1987 rate docket order from the Connecticut Department of Public Utility Control (DPUC) to Connecticut Light Power Co., an operating subsidiary of Northeast Utilities (NU). (Throughout this report, NU is referred to as the operator of the program.) This program, known as the Weatherization Residential Assistance Partnership, or WRAP, was configured utilizing input from a collaborative group of interested parties to the docket. It was agreed that this program would be put forth by the electric utility, but would not ignore oil and gas savings (thus, it was to be fuel- blind''). The allocated cost of conservation services for each fuel source, however, should be cost effective. It was to be offered to those utility customers at or below 200 percent of the federal poverty levels, and provide a wide array of energy saving measures directed toward heating, water heating and lighting. It was felt by the collaborative group that this program would raise the level of expenditures per participant for weatherization services provided by the state, and by linking to and revising the auditing process for weatherization, would lower the audit unit cost. The program plans ranged from the offering of low-cost heating, water heating and infiltration measures, increased insulation levels, carpentry and plumbing services, to furnace or burner replacement. The program was configured to allow for very comprehensive weatherization and heating system servicing.

Not Available

1991-12-01

69

Mississippi Curriculum Framework for Dental Assisting Technology Programs (Program CIP: 51.0601--Dental Assistant). Postsecondary Programs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document, which is intended for use by community and junior colleges throughout Mississippi, contains curriculum frameworks for the course sequences in the dental assisting technology program. Presented in the introductory section are a description of the program and suggested course sequence. Section I lists baseline competencies. Section II…

Mississippi Research and Curriculum Unit for Vocational and Technical Education, State College.

70

The Mobility Assistance Program. A Comprehensive Evaluation Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Mobility Assistance Program (MAP) was established to assist U.S. Department of Education employees affected by the reduction in force (RIF). MAP's mission was to provide career transition and outplacement job search assistance to RIF-affected employees. It provided these services: job search, personnel support, training, and professional…

Hicks, Laurabeth H.

71

ADVANCED TURBINE SYSTEM FEDERAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM  

SciTech Connect

Rolls-Royce Corporation has completed a cooperative agreement under Department of Energy (DOE) contract DE-FC21-96MC33066 in support of the Advanced Turbine Systems (ATS) program to stimulate industrial power generation markets. This DOE contract was performed during the period of October 1995 to December 2002. This final technical report, which is a program deliverable, describes all associated results obtained during Phases 3A and 3B of the contract. Rolls-Royce Corporation (formerly Allison Engine Company) initially focused on the design and development of a 10-megawatt (MW) high-efficiency industrial gas turbine engine/package concept (termed the 701-K) to meet the specific goals of the ATS program, which included single digit NOx emissions, increased plant efficiency, fuel flexibility, and reduced cost of power (i.e., $/kW). While a detailed design effort and associated component development were successfully accomplished for the 701-K engine, capable of achieving the stated ATS program goals, in 1999 Rolls-Royce changed its focus to developing advanced component technologies for product insertion that would modernize the current fleet of 501-K and 601-K industrial gas turbines. This effort would also help to establish commercial venues for suppliers and designers and assist in involving future advanced technologies in the field of gas turbine engine development. This strategy change was partly driven by the market requirements that suggested a low demand for a 10-MW aeroderivative industrial gas turbine, a change in corporate strategy for aeroderivative gas turbine engine development initiatives, and a consensus that a better return on investment (ROI) could be achieved under the ATS contract by focusing on product improvements and technology insertion for the existing Rolls-Royce small engine industrial gas turbine fleet.

Frank Macri

2003-10-01

72

Region 1: Radiological Assistance Program (RAP). Revision 2, Part 1  

SciTech Connect

The Department of Energy`s Radiological Assistance Program (RAP) is established under DOE Order 5530.3 to: (a) Establish and maintain response plans and resources to provide radiological assistance to other Federal agencies, State, local, and tribal governments, and private groups requesting such assistance. (b) Assist State, local, and tribal jurisdictions in preparing for radiological emergencies. (c) In the event of a real, or potential radiological accident, provide resources and monitoring and assessment assistance to other federal agencies, State, local, and tribal Governments. This plan is an integral part of a nationwide program of regionally based radiological assistance which has been established by DOE. The Brookhaven Area Office is the Regional Coordinating Office (RCO) for the Radiological Assistance Program in DOE Region 1, which consists of the New England States, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland and the District of Columbia.

Hull, A.P.; Kuehner, A.V. [eds.

1993-10-01

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Estimates of potential new production (PNP) for the waters off the western Antarctic Peninsula (WAP) region  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Potential new production (PNP) can be used as a proxy for new primary production (nPP) and sets the upper bound limit of nitrate-derived primary production (PP). For this study, we estimate PNP by employing a one-dimensional analytical model using in situ and model data for the waters off the western Antarctica Peninsula (WAP) for midsummer, centered around January. Field observations were made during the Palmer Long Term Ecological Research (Palmer LTER) program. A decade long time-series of NO3 vertical profile data (1998-2007, N=516) was used for PNP computations. PNP was calculated for the WAP region by subdividing it into three sub-regions i.e. Coastal, Shelf and Slope based on bathymetry and water mass properties. The Coastal sub-region includes waters with bathymetric depths of 450 m or less with Slope water accounting for the oceanic region greater than 750 m water depth, while the extensive Shelf region occupies the area between these depth limits. Mean PNP estimates were computed to be 2482.6±197.5, 384.5±61.7, and 891.1±81.8 mg C m-2 d-1 for the Coastal, Shelf and Slope sub-regions, respectively. The estimated overall mean PNP rate for the entire Palmer LTER WAP region during midsummer (January) was 1257.5±113.6 mg C m-2 d-1. The mean potential f-ratio (PNP:PP) for the WAP region was closer to unity (potential f-ratio=1.2) indicating that nPP (as opposed to recycled production) plays a major role in sustaining this sporadic but highly productive Antarctic ecosystem during mid-summer. We have also analyzed a longer time series from oceanic sampling stations off Palmer Station, Anvers Island, Antarctica spanning yeardays 310-45 (late November-mid February, 1994-2007). Harmonic regression fit of PNP data from all stations within this nearshore sampling grid of the Palmer LTER Program during the growth season provides maximum and minimum PNP rates of 2181.78 and 14.69 mg C m-2 d-1 on yeardays 335 (late November) and 43 (mid February), respectively. The overall mean PNP for this region was estimated to be 1040.93±764.58 mg C m-2 d-1 by employing a constant Kz value of 10-5 m s-2. The maximum and minimum PNP values coincide approximately with the onset and demise of annual algal bloom. Analysis of the terms used in the PNP equation indicate that both NO3 drawdown rates (mean=13.25±9.57 mmol m-2 d-1, N=156) and NO3 flux into the euphotic layer (mean=1.36±1.79 mmol m-2 d-1, N=156) have high temporal and spatial variability. NO3 drawdown rates were higher than NO3 flux into the control volume by approximately an order of magnitude. Sensitivity analyses of the model using two extreme values of Kz, (10-4 and 10-5 m s-2) that are widely reported in the literature for the WAP region, yielded a PNP range of 97.13 mg C m-2 d-1. The latter accounted for approximately 10% of the overall computed PNP. PNP estimates for the coastal sub-region which includes Marguerite Bay agreed well with estimates of nPP from north Marguerite Bay in a recent study which employed different datasets and research approach.

Pedulli, Marco; Bisagni, James J.; Ducklow, Hugh W.; Beardsley, Robert; Pilskaln, Cynthia

2014-08-01

74

Bureau of Justice Assistance Differentiated Case Management. Program Brief.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Tables of Contents: What is Differentiated Case Management (DCM); The BJA DCM Demonstration Program; Critical elements of a DCM program and performance guidelines; DCM implementation agenda; End Notes; and Sources for additional information and assistance...

1993-01-01

75

Evaluation of Three Programs to Assist Navy Recruiters.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Navy Recruiting Command (NRC) has developed and implemented three programs that use temporary recruiter assistants to aid recruiters in generating contacts and enlisting young persons in the Navy. This research evaluated the programs, identified possi...

W. C. Borman J. L. Toquam S. R. Rose N. M. Abrahams

1984-01-01

76

76 FR 12073 - Extension of Web-Based TRICARE Assistance Program Demonstration Program  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...DEFENSE Office of the Secretary Extension of Web-Based TRICARE Assistance Program Demonstration...Notice of a Two Year Extension of the Web-Based TRICARE Assistance Program...U.S. Code, Section 1092, entitled Web-Based TRICARE Assistance Program....

2011-03-04

77

Modulation of warm-temperature-acclimation-associated 65-kDa protein genes (Wap65-1 and Wap65-2) in mud loach (Misgurnus mizolepis, Cypriniformes) liver in response to different stimulatory treatments.  

PubMed

Two paralogous isoform cDNAs of warm-temperature-acclimation-associated 65-kDa protein (Wap65-1 and Wap65-2) were isolated from the cypriniform species, mud loach (Misgurnus mizolepis), and characterized. The deduced amino acid sequences of the two mud loach Wap65 isoforms (mlWap65-1 and mlWap65-2) share moderate levels of sequence homology with their corresponding orthologues from teleosts and with human hemopexin, a possible mammalian homologue. Both isoforms display conserved features, including essential motifs and/or residues that are important for the protein structure of hemopexin. In overall, mlWap65-2 is more homologous to human hemopexin than is mlWap65-1. Both mud loach Wap65 transcripts are predominantly expressed in liver, although the transcripts are ubiquitously detectable in most tissues with variable basal expression. Both mlWap65 isoforms are differentially regulated during embryonic development, and the changes in transcript levels during embryogenesis are greater for mlWap65-2 than for mlWap65-1. The transcription of the mlWap65 genes is differentially modulated by various stimuli, including thermal changes, immune challenge (lipopolysaccharide injection or bacterial infection), and heavy metal exposure (cadmium, copper, or nickel). The isoform mlWap65-1 is more responsive to warm temperature treatments than mlWap65-2, whereas mlWap65-2 is much more strongly stimulated by immune and heavy metal challenges than is mlWap65-1. Taken together, the results of this study suggest that mud loach Wap65 isoforms are potentially involved in multiple cellular pathways and that the two mud loach Wap65 isoforms undergo functional partitioning or subfunctionalization. PMID:22326761

Cho, Young Sun; Kim, Bong Seok; Kim, Dong Soo; Nam, Yoon Kwon

2012-05-01

78

Student Assistance Programs: New Approaches for Reducing Adolescent Substance Abuse.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes school-based Student Assistance Programs (SAPs), which are designed to reduce adolescents' substance abuse. Notes that SAPs, modeled after Employee Assistance Programs in workplace, are identifying, assessing, referring, and managing cases of substance-abusing students. Sees adoption of SAP model as accelerating in response to growing…

Moore, David D.; Forster, Jerald R.

1993-01-01

79

MEDICAL LABORATORY ASSISTANT, A SUGGESTED GUIDE FOR A TRAINING PROGRAM.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

INFORMATION IS GIVEN TO ASSIST IN ORGANIZING AND ADMINISTERING A TRAINING PROGRAM FOR MEDICAL LABORATORY ASSISTANTS IN A VARIETY OF SETTINGS AND TO PROVIDE GUIDANCE IN ESTABLISHING NEW PROGRAMS AND IN EVALUATING EXISTING ONES. THE MATERIAL WAS PREPARED UNDER THE DIRECTION OF THE NATIONAL COMMITTEE FOR CAREERS IN MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY. PATHOLOGISTS…

Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.

80

NCI: SBIR & STTR - Resource Center - Commercialization Assistance Program  

Cancer.gov

The National Institutes of Health Commercialization Assistance Program (NIH-CAP) is a nationwide program funded by NIH and managed and executed by the Larta Institute. The goal of NIH-CAP is to assist some of the most promising life science companies in bringing their technologies to market.

81

Characteristics of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Households: Fiscal Year 2010.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) provides millions of Americans with the means to purchase food for a nutritious diet. SNAP is the largest of the 15 domestic food and nutrition assistance programs administered by the U.S. Department of...

E. Eslami K. Filion M. Strayer

2011-01-01

82

Facts on Employee Assistance Programs. Clearinghouse Fact Sheet.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Employee Assistance Programs (EAPs) offer employees confidential, professional assistance for the kinds of personal problems that adversely affect their lives and their jobs. These programs started when acute worker shortages during World War II, coupled with the successes of Alcoholic Anonymous, prompted some companies in the 1940s to develop…

Desmond, Thomas C.

83

Pharmacy assistance programs in a community health center setting.  

PubMed Central

Prescription drug costs represent the fastest growing item in health care and are a driving force in rapidly increasing health care costs. Community health centers serve an indigent population with limited access to pharmaceuticals. Pharmaceutical companies sponsor patient assistance programs. These pharmacy assistance programs can be developed to facilitate the provision of needed pharmaceuticals to this vulnerable population. La Casa de Buena Salud is a rural community health center in eastern New Mexico, which has provided access to a substantial amount of pharmaceuticals to indigent patients through patient assistance programs. Cost savings potential are considerable for a community health center and for patients when a pharmacy assistance program is organized efficiently and employed systematically. Secondary benefits are derived from the entire medical community. While some community health centers currently make effective use of pharmaceutical company-sponsored pharmacy assistance programs, a comprehensive, long-term approach at a national level may be required.

Torres, Maxsimo C.; Herman, Debra; Montano, Seferino; Love, Leah

2002-01-01

84

44 CFR 204.25 - FEMA-State agreement for fire management assistance grant program.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...2013-10-01 false FEMA-State agreement for fire management assistance grant program...HOMELAND SECURITY DISASTER ASSISTANCE FIRE MANAGEMENT ASSISTANCE GRANT PROGRAM Declaration...204.25 FEMA-State agreement for fire management assistance grant...

2013-10-01

85

Programmed Learning and Computer-Assisted Instruction in Foreign Languages.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Following an introductory review of foreign language teaching since the Second World War, the author discusses the cybernetic aspects and psychological basis of instructional technology; programmed learning/computer-assisted instruction and behavioral objectives; hardware versus software; linear programming; branching programs; programming verbal…

Feldman, David M.

86

75 FR 5248 - Requirements and Procedures for Consumer Assistance To Recycle and Save Program  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Procedures for Consumer Assistance To Recycle and Save Program AGENCY: National Highway...implementing the Consumer Assistance to Recycle and Save (CARS) program, published...implementing the Consumer Assistance to Recycle and Save (CARS) program,...

2010-02-02

87

34 CFR 280.1 - What is the Magnet Schools Assistance Program?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...2013-07-01 false What is the Magnet Schools Assistance Program? 280.1 Section...EDUCATION, DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION MAGNET SCHOOLS ASSISTANCE PROGRAM General § 280.1 What is the Magnet Schools Assistance Program? The...

2013-07-01

88

77 FR 4276 - Notice of Funds Availability (NOFA) for the Biorefinery Assistance Program  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Funds Availability (NOFA) for the Biorefinery Assistance Program AGENCY: Rural Business-Cooperative...there will be no funds available for the Biorefinery Assistance Program for FY 2012. Applications...CONTACT: Kelley Oehler, Energy Branch, Biorefinery Assistance Program, U.S....

2012-01-27

89

10 CFR 605.5 - The Office of Energy Research Financial Assistance Program.  

...2014-01-01 false The Office of Energy Research Financial Assistance Program. 605...REGULATIONS THE OFFICE OF ENERGY RESEARCH FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM § 605.5 The Office of Energy Research Financial Assistance Program....

2014-01-01

90

34 CFR 280.1 - What is the Magnet Schools Assistance Program?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

... 2010-07-01 false What is the Magnet Schools Assistance Program? 280.1...SECONDARY EDUCATION, DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION MAGNET SCHOOLS ASSISTANCE PROGRAM General § 280.1 What is the Magnet Schools Assistance Program?...

2010-07-01

91

34 CFR 280.1 - What is the Magnet Schools Assistance Program?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

... 2009-07-01 false What is the Magnet Schools Assistance Program? 280.1...SECONDARY EDUCATION, DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION MAGNET SCHOOLS ASSISTANCE PROGRAM General § 280.1 What is the Magnet Schools Assistance Program?...

2009-07-01

92

Cloning and characterization of 5' upstream promoter region of rat WAP gene.  

PubMed

Regulatory regions of genes encoding milk proteins are frequently used to produce in the mammary gland of transgenic animals a variety of pharmaceutically and medically important human proteins. One such example is the whey acidic protein (WAP) promoter region, identified so far in the genome of mouse, rat, rabbit, camel, pig, brushtail possum and Tammar wallaby. The aim of the present study was cloning and characterization of the 5' upstream promoter region of rat WAP gene. Using Genome Walking procedure, we cloned the region extending from -849 to -3671 bp. We have shown that there are two conserved regions highly similar to hypersensitive sites present in mouse and rabbit upstream region of WAP gene with binding sites for STAT5 transcription factor, essential for expression of WAP gene in mammary glands during lactation. We characterized dispersed and tandem repeats in the upstream region of rat WAP gen localized not far away from the translation initiation site. PMID:15652158

Jura, Jacek; Jura, Jolanta; Murzyn, Krzysztof; Wegrzyn, Paulina; Zarebski, Adrian

2005-01-21

93

Operation Storefront. A Computer-Assisted Instruction Component of the Reading Assistance Program (RAP).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document contains teacher's materials that accompany Operation Storefront, the computer-assisted instruction package used in the Reading Assistance Program (RAP) that serves nonreading adults in Pasco County, Florida, who are 16 years or older and not in school. The target population for Operation Storefront is adults reading at or below the…

Pasco County District School Board, Land O'Lakes, FL.

94

How Economic Conditions Affect Participation in USDA Nutrition Assistance Programs. ERS Report Summary.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) administers 15 domestic nutrition assistance programs. The five largest programsSupplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly the Food Stamp Program), Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, ...

K. Hanson V. Oliveira

2012-01-01

95

Evaluation Improving Teaching Competencies Program: Technical Assistance Unit Feasibility Study.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Technical Assistance Unit (TAU) is one of six work components in the Field Relations and Dissemination Work Unit (FRDWU) of the Improving Teaching Competencies Program (ITCP) of the Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory (NWREL). TAU established the following objectives: (1) to provide technical assistance for any interested users of ITCP…

Emory, Ruth P.; Pino, Rene F.

96

Region 8 radiological assistance program team response manual  

SciTech Connect

The purpose of this manual is to provide guidance so that a request for radiological assistance is responded to in an effective and consistent manner. These procedures are specific to the trained and qualified members of the Region 8 Radiological Assistance Program (RAP) team. Procedures provide steps for responding to the request, notification and activation of the team members, position descriptions, and checklists.

Webb, D.E.

1997-04-15

97

Survey of Physician's Assistant Programs in the United States.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In October 1984 the Association of Physician Assistant Programs conducted the first national survey to determine the characteristics of PA programs. The survey collected information on the administration, faculties and staffs, curricula, students, and graduates of the programs. Major findings are discussed. (MLW)

Oliver, Denis; And Others

1986-01-01

98

A Cooperative Education Program for Nurse Practitioners/Physician's Assistants.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Traditionally, nurse practitioners and physician's assistants have been trained separately. In l977, the Family Nurse Practitioner Program at the University of California, Davis, and the Primary Care Associate Program at Stanford University merged clinical curricula. The cooperative program is described and its first year evaluated. (Author/JMD)

Fowkes, Virginia; And Others

1979-01-01

99

Fertility assistance program following the Sichuan earthquake in China  

Microsoft Academic Search

On May 12, 2008 an earthquake measuring 8.0 on the Richter scale hit Wenchuan in Sichuan province, a mountainous region in western China, and rendered many parents childless. Doctors from the Women's Fertility Program of the Second West China Hospital in Sichuan carried out a post earthquake fertility assistance program in the following 3 months. The program included 3 parts: sociomedical

Lang Qin; Shan Luo; Xiaohong Li; Yan Wang; Shangwei Li

2009-01-01

100

Federally-Assisted Manpower Development Programs; a Planning Staff Study.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Federal programs which provide or assist in providing job-oriented education and training to prepare people for employment are described. Government inservice staff training programs, training provided in the Armed Forces, general aid to education, and programs to aid in the construction of facilities or acquisition of materials are excluded.…

Davies, Mary; And Others

101

Creating a Speech-Language Pathology Assistant Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document consists of 11 short articles about the development of the Associate of Science degree program for speech-language pathology assistants (SLPAs) at Indiana State University. The three sections address the program's background, course planning, and program implementation, respectively. Individual articles are: (1) "Top 10 List of…

Hambrecht, Georgia, Ed.; Stimley, Mark, Ed.

102

40 CFR 52.1935 - Small business assistance program.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...CONTINUED) APPROVAL AND PROMULGATION OF IMPLEMENTATION PLANS (CONTINUED) Oklahoma § 52.1935 Small business assistance program. The Governor of Oklahoma submitted on November 19, 1992, a plan revision to develop and...

2013-07-01

103

Population Assistance and Family Planning Programs: Issues for Congress.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This Congressional Research Service (CRS) report analyzes population assistance and family planning programs. For FY2004 the Administration seeks $425 million in bilateral family planning funds and sets asides $25 million in a reserve account for the Unit...

L. Nowels

2003-01-01

104

Programming Languages Used for Health Sciences Computer-Assisted Instruction.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Twenty-three programming languages have been used to prepare health sciences computer- assisted instruction material. The report discusses the functional and technical characteristics of educational software, and examines individually fifteen languages. F...

C. R. Brigham

1973-01-01

105

Peer Educators in Learning Assistance Programs: Best Practices for New Programs  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Peer educators have a critical role to play in the delivery of a wide variety of important programs on college campuses. Nowhere is this more evident than in learning assistance programs. These programs, typically housed in a learning center or learning assistance office, include tutoring and mentoring and often take the form of individual and…

Wilson, Wendy L.; Arendale, David R.

2011-01-01

106

Extended Automatic Pointing Assistive Program--A Pointing Assistance Program to Help People with Developmental Disabilities Improve Their Pointing Efficiency  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The latest research adopted software technology to improve pointing performance is through an Automatic Pointing Assistive Program (APAP). However, APAP has some limitations. This study evaluated whether two children with developmental disabilities would be able to improve their pointing performance through an Extended Automatic Pointing Assistive

Shih, Ching-Hsiang; Li, Chia-Chun; Shih, Ching-Tien; Lin, Kun-Tsan; Lo, Ching-Shui

2010-01-01

107

Computer Assisted Instruction in Linear Programming.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes a system of computer assisted instruction geared primarily toward high school and university students involved in numerical analysis and optimization. Also describes (in detail) one of its modules to illustrate the general philosophy of the system. This module focuses on the simplex method. (JN)

Gallego, J. A. Jaen; And Others

1985-01-01

108

The School Dropout Demonstration Assistance Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The San Diego City Schools (California) has received nearly $500,000 in federal funds to replicate and evaluate the following successful dropout prevention programs: (1) Motivation and Maintenance (M and M); (2) Partnership Academy; and (3) Summer Training and Education Program (STEP). The M and M program is designed to provide a case management…

San Diego City Schools, CA.

109

36 CFR 1239.10 - What program assistance does NARA provide?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...2012-07-01 true What program assistance does NARA provide? 1239.10 Section 1239.10 Parks...Assistance § 1239.10 What program assistance does NARA provide? (a) NARA publishes handbooks, conducts workshops and...

2013-07-01

110

10 CFR 602.5 - Epidemiology and Other Health Studies Financial Assistance Program.  

...2014-01-01 false Epidemiology and Other Health Studies Financial Assistance Program...REGULATIONS EPIDEMIOLOGY AND OTHER HEALTH STUDIES FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM § 602.5 Epidemiology and Other Health Studies Financial Assistance...

2014-01-01

111

77 FR 43083 - Information Collection; Nondiscrimination in Federal Financial Assistance Programs  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...GSA's Federal Financial Assistance Programs...Federal civil rights laws and regulations...Federal civil rights laws and regulations...apply to Federal Financial Assistance programs...which Federal financial assistance is extended under laws...

2012-07-23

112

75 FR 34249 - Centers for Independent Living Program-Training and Technical Assistance  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...III Department of Education...Living Program--Training and Technical Assistance...DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION Centers for Independent...Living Program--Training and Technical Assistance...Community-Based Training and Technical Assistance...Secretary for Special Education and...

2010-06-16

113

When Reading Gets Ruff: Canine-Assisted Reading Programs  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Canine-assisted reading programs show promise as an innovative method for engaging reluctant readers and motivating them to practice. In such programs, specially trained dogs visit classrooms and libraries, and children read to them. Children who struggle with reading may be motivated to read more because they find dogs to be calming and…

Lane, Holly B.; Zavada, Shannon D. W.

2013-01-01

114

Student Assistance Programs: The Emerging Role of Schools.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document presents information on the Blue Springs School District's Student Assistance Program (SAP) designed to address the social and family issues that affect students' academic performance. The Blue Springs SAP began in fall 1986, evolved rapidly, and in 1992 was in 18 building sites. In 1994 the program developed links with the Blue…

Belcher, D. Christopher

115

Student Assistance Program in Pennsylvania. Evaluation Final Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report contains the second year evaluation of the Student Assistance Program (SAP) in Pennsylvania. These school-based and school-linked programs address barriers to learning for youth at risk for social and emotional problems, drug and alcohol use and abuse, and depression. Second year evaluation focused on identifying essential components…

Fertman, Carl I.; Schlesinger, Jo; Fichter, Cele; Tarasevich, Susan; Zhang, Xiaoyan; Wald, Holly

116

How Economic Conditions Affect Participation in USDA Nutrition Assistance Programs.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This study, based on 1976-2010 data, examines the relationship between U.S. economic conditions and participation in the U.S. Department of Agricultures five largest nutrition assistance programs. It also describes how changes in program policy and other ...

K. Hanson V. Oliveira

2012-01-01

117

CAPSAS: Computer Assisted Program for the Selection of Appropriate Statistics.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A computer-assisted program has been developed for the selection of statistics or statistical techniques by both students and researchers. Based on Andrews, Klem, Davidson, O'Malley and Rodgers "A Guide for Selecting Statistical Techniques for Analyzing Social Science Data," this FORTRAN-compiled interactive computer program was assembled to: (1)…

Shermis, Mark D.; Albert, Susan L.

118

Assistant Chef Program. Curriculum Outline, Orientation, Safety and Sanitation.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Instructor materials are provided for an assistant chef program intended for English as a second language (ESL) or bilingual (Spanish speaking) students. A curriculum outline includes a listing of the tasks to be mastered in the program. Other contents include key terms from the production and service area of food service in the areas of…

Saint Augustine Coll., Chicago, IL.

119

Obesity, Poverty, and Participation in Nutrition Assistance Programs: Summary.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The national nutrition safety net consists of 15 programs that provide millions of low-income Americans access to a healthy and nutritious diet. It has been observed that many low income individuals are both overweight and participants in one or more nutrition assistance programs. This has led some to question whether participation in the…

US Department of Agriculture, 2005

2005-01-01

120

A Program Certification Assistant Based on Fully Automated Theorem Provers  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

We describe a certification assistant to support formal safety proofs for programs. It is based on a graphical user interface that hides the low-level details of first-order automated theorem provers while supporting limited interactivity: it allows users to customize and control the proof process on a high level, manages the auxiliary artifacts produced during this process, and provides traceability between the proof obligations and the relevant parts of the program. The certification assistant is part of a larger program synthesis system and is intended to support the deployment of automatically generated code in safety-critical applications.

Denney, Ewen; Fischer, Bernd

2005-01-01

121

Magnet Assistance Program Enrollment and Participation Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report recounts the enrollment and participation of minority and nonminority students in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS) Magnet Program. The 1994-95 school year was the second year in which federal support was received. The magnet program is part of a 5-year Student Assignment Plan that seeks to eliminate racial isolation and to…

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Public Schools, Charlotte, NC.

122

Uniform relocation assistance and real property acquisition for Federal and federally-assisted programs  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The 'Uniform Relocation Assistance and Real Property Acquisition for Federal and Federally-Assisted Programs' (14 CFR Part 1208) is set forth in this handbook and is hereby incorporated into the NASA Directives System. This handbook is applicable to all NASA installations. An initial supply of this handbook has been furnished to all NASA installations. Additional copies for internal use may be obtained through normal distribution channels.

1986-01-01

123

Conservation and renewable energy programs: Technical and financial assistance  

SciTech Connect

The US Department of Energy, Office of Technical and Financial Assistance (OTFA) promotes the application of renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies and practices by working cooperatively with state and local governments and private and nonprofit organizations, providing technical and financial assistance and serving as network for sharing information. This report is an overview of some of the programs designed to aid in solving our national energy problems.

Not Available

1991-05-01

124

ARIANE: A Scientific Programming Assisting System.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The ARIANE system had been designed to make easier development, maintenance and operation of scientific programs; ARIANE is divided into three elementary functions: 1/ a pre-compiler processes a super-set of FORTRAN allowing virtual memory simulation (LAG...

A. Kavenoky J. J. Lautard M. F. Robeau

1982-01-01

125

Transfer Delay Analysis of WAP 2.0 for Short-Lived Flows  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this paper, an analytical framework for studying the transfer delay of wireless application protocol (WAP) 2.0 for short-lived flows is developed based on a two-state Markov chain that approximates both correlated and independent packet losses. For a given wireless link and protocol parameters, an explicit mathematical expression which yields a good estimate of the WAP 2.0 transfer delay is

Humphrey Rutagemwa; Jon W. Mark

2007-01-01

126

Student Assistance Programs and High Risk Youth.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This manual discusses a method for developing a comprehensive drug abuse prevention and intervention program for students in special education. The first section contains introductory material regarding high risk students in general and implications for special education. The second section outlines material on specific types of high-risk…

Casale, Jenni

127

Whey acidic protein (WAP) depresses the proliferation of mouse (MMT) and human (MCF-7) mammary tumor cells.  

PubMed

We previously reported that the enforced expression of exogenous whey acidic protein (WAP) significantly inhibited the proliferation of mouse mammary epithelial cells (HC11 and EpH4/H6 cells). This paper presents the first evidence that WAP also depresses the proliferation of mammary tumor cells from mouse (MMT cells) and human (MCF-7 cells). We established WAP-clonal MMT and MCF-7 cell lines, and confirmed the secretion of WAP from the WAP-clonal cells into culture medium. The enforced expression of WAP significantly inhibited the proliferation of MMT and MCF-7 cells in in vitro culture. FACScan analyses revealed that G0/G1 phase cell-cycle progression was disordered and elongated in the WAP-clonal MMT and MCF-7 cells compared to that of the control cells. The expression of cyclin D1 was significantly decreased in the WAP-clonal MMT and MCF-7 cells, suggesting that progression from the G1 to the S phase was delayed in the WAP-clonal cells. The present results indicate that WAP plays a negative regulatory role in the cell-cycle progression of mammary tumor cells via a paracrine mechanism. PMID:16046839

Nukumi, Naoko; Iwamori, Tokuko; Naito, Kunihiko; Tojo, Hideaki

2005-10-01

128

Fertility assistance program following the Sichuan earthquake in China.  

PubMed

On May 12, 2008 an earthquake measuring 8.0 on the Richter scale hit Wenchuan in Sichuan province, a mountainous region in western China, and rendered many parents childless. Doctors from the Women's Fertility Program of the Second West China Hospital in Sichuan carried out a post earthquake fertility assistance program in the following 3 months. The program included 3 parts: sociomedical fertility health support; psychological counseling and intervention in reproductive health; and an assisted reproductive technology (ART) service. Couples whose children had died or were disabled in the earthquake were entitled to free fertility counseling and ART, if required. Some women are currently pregnant as a result of the program, which has been successful in helping some surviving couples achieve their reproductive desires. PMID:19121829

Qin, Lang; Luo, Shan; Li, Xiaohong; Wang, Yan; Li, Shangwei

2009-03-01

129

DOE Region 6 Radiological Assistance Program plan. Revision 1  

SciTech Connect

The US Department of Energy (DOE) has sponsored a Radiological Assistance Program (RAP) since the 1950`s. The RAP is designed to make DOE resources available to other DOE facilities, state, tribal, local, private businesses, and individuals for the explicit purpose of assisting during radiological incidents. The DOE has an obligation, through the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended, to provide resources through the Federal Radiological Emergency Response Plan (FRERP, Nov. 1985) in the event of a radiological incident. Toward this end, the RAP program is implemented on a regional basis, and has planned for an incremental response capability with regional coordination between states and DOE response elements. This regional coordination is intended to foster a working relationship between DOE radiological assistance elements and those state, tribal, and local agencies responsible for first response to protect public health and safety.

Jakubowski, F.M.

1995-11-01

130

76 FR 6810 - Announcement of Funding Awards for the Special Needs Assistance Programs-Technical Assistance...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...million under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act for Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program (HPRP) TA activities...3,882,000 National Center on Family MA 2,200,000 Homelessness. Technical Assistance Collaborative MA 1,000,000...

2011-02-08

131

Using Computer-Assisted Supervision in Counsellor Education Programs  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The current paper uses information obtained from teaching practices to conceptualize how computers might be used to enhance the supervision of graduate counselling students (herein called beginning counsellors). Using Hill and O'Grady's (1985) list of counsellor intentions, the author devised a computer program called "Counsellor Assisted

Lehr, Ron

2005-01-01

132

An Evaluation of Student Assistance Programs in Pennsylvania.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Evaluated Pennsylvania Department of Education-sponsored training of members of core team Student Assistance Programs (SAPs). Compared student response averages from schools that had implemented core teams with those from matched schools without SAPs. Found that students in SAP schools were more likely to talk to friends about risks of smoking.…

Swisher, John D.; And Others

1993-01-01

133

Student Assistance Programs: An Important Approach to Drug Abuse Prevention.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes a new approach to school-based drug abuse prevention called Student Assistance Programs (SAP). SAP offers various approaches tailored to particular settings and includes students, teachers, parents, and community representatives who define and resolve student problems including substance abuse. SAP facilitates the use of 12-step…

McGovern, John P.; DuPont, Robert L.

1991-01-01

134

Student Assistance Program Outcomes for Students at Risk for Suicide  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Pennsylvania's response to adolescent suicide is its Student Assistance Program (SAP). SAP has been funded for 27 years although no statewide outcome studies using case-level data have been conducted. This study used logistic regression to examine drug-/alcohol-related behaviors and suspensions of suicidal students who participated in SAP. Of…

Biddle, Virginia Sue; Kern, John, III; Brent, David A.; Thurkettle, Mary Ann; Puskar, Kathryn R.; Sekula, L. Kathleen

2014-01-01

135

Effectiveness of Student Assistance Programs in Nebraska Schools.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Investigates whether Nebraska schools with Student Assistance Programs (SAP) are associated with reduced alcohol use and a higher level of academic achievement. Results show that students from schools with a SAP reported lower alcohol use and a significant difference in academic achievement. Results suggest that further research is needed.…

Scott, David M.; Surface, Jeanne L.; Friedli, David; Barlow, Thomas W.

1999-01-01

136

Student Assistance Program Demonstration Project Evaluation. Final Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document presents the final report on the evaluation of California's model student assistance program (SAP) demonstration projects implemented in five locations across the state from July 1989 through June 1992. The report provides an overall, integrated review of the evaluation of the SAP demonstration projects, summarizes important findings…

Pollard, John A.; Houle, Denise M.

137

Critical Elements of Student Assistance Programs: A Qualitative Study  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Student assistance programs (SAPs) are one approach for using teams to respond to student needs, but there is little research on SAP implementation and whether SAPs function as intended. The authors present findings from a study of two SAPs that use a model developed by Connecticut's Governor's Prevention Partnership. The study focused on…

Torres-Rodriguez, Leslie; Beyard, Karen; Goldstein, Marc B.

2010-01-01

138

Evaluating the Effectiveness of Student Assistance Programs in Pennsylvania.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This evaluation of the Pennsylvania Student Assistance Program (SAP) was conducted to determine overall efficacy of SAPs and, more specifically, how SAP is currently implemented. Findings indicate that SAP is being implemented as designed. Recommended is the development of benchmarks and indicators focusing on best SAP practices and effectiveness.…

Fertman, Carl I.; Fichter, Cele; Schlesinger, Jo; Tarasevich, Susan; Wald, Holly; Zhang, Xiaoyan

2001-01-01

139

An Evaluation of Student Assistance Programs in Pennsylvania.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Student Assistance Programs (SAPs) are considered an effective intervention for at-risk students. School faculty and staff are trained to identify and refer students whose personal and/or academic behaviors change in a problematic way. Once identified, the students are provided special services which include referral to community agencies for…

Swisher, John D.; And Others

140

Evaluation of an Anaphylaxis Training Program for Unlicensed Assistive Personnel  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study evaluated a training program designed to prepare unlicensed assistive personnel (UAP) in high school settings to recognize and respond effectively to an anaphylactic emergency. Subjects included 53 adults employed by a high school district in the San Francisco Bay Area of California. A training model was developed based on Bandura's…

Litarowsky, Jean A.; Murphy, Susan O.; Canham, Daryl L.

2004-01-01

141

Learner versus Program Control in Computer Assisted Instruction.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Learner and program control of content review within computer assisted instruction (CAI) were studied to determine their effects on the posttest performance and attitudes of eighth grade students. The science-related instructional treatments were completed by 98 students who were blocked by gender and reading ability and randomly assigned to…

Kinzie, Mable B.; And Others

142

Assistant Chef Program. Vocational Objectives and Sample Menus.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Instructor materials are provided for an assistant chef program intended for English as a second language (ESL) or bilingual (Spanish-speaking) students. Vocational objectives are presented for over 20 cooking projects. Components of each include a task analysis; ESL related objectives, vocabulary, and/or structures; and vocational and/or ESL…

Saint Augustine Coll., Chicago, IL.

143

Instructional Technology in International Teaching Assistant (ITA) Programs  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examined the range of instructional technology use in international teaching assistant (ITA) programs in U.S. universities and the perceptions ITA professionals have of this use. It consisted of two phases of data collection: telephone interviews and a web-based survey. The study identified and rank ordered 15 technology practices; the…

Crumley, Hugh

2010-01-01

144

How International Teaching Assistant Programs Can Prevent Lawsuits.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This guide is intended to provide administrators responsible for setting policies for training and employing international teaching assistants (ITAs) a framework to help determine whether their programs and policies might be in violation of legislation or common law precedents. The paper also discusses how social policies, as formalized in…

Oppenheim, Nancy

145

Evaluation of the Washington State Weatherization Assistance Program.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Since 1976, the national Weatherization Assistance Program has been working to improve the energy efficiency of dwelling units occupied by low-income residents. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy and implemented by state and local agencies, the pr...

M. Schweitzer L. G. Berry

2001-01-01

146

Status of Assistive Technology Instruction in University Personnel Preparation Programs  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The reauthorization of IDEA mandates that students with a disability must be considered for assistive technology (AT). However, in order to implement the mandate, teachers and related service personnel must be knowledgeable about many aspects of AT. The purpose of this study was to gauge the extent to which personnel preparation programs believe…

Bausch, Margaret E.; Ault, Melinda Jones

2012-01-01

147

Employee Attitudes toward an Internal Employee Assistance Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Surveys employees (N=16,603) who had used a large multinational company's employee assistance program (EAP), adult dependents who had used the EAP, employees who had not used the EAP, and adult dependents who had not used the EAP. Findings indicate that EAP users viewed the EAP more positively than nonusers. (Author/MKA)

Harlow, Kirk C.

1998-01-01

148

44 CFR 204.25 - FEMA-State agreement for fire management assistance grant program.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...Management and Assistance 1 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false FEMA-State agreement...DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY DISASTER ASSISTANCE FIRE MANAGEMENT ASSISTANCE...throughout the year to reflect changes in the program or signatory...

2010-10-01

149

Computer-Assisted Instruction in Undergraduate Organic Chemistry: An Evaluation of Selected Programs  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Compared with students receiving tutorial assistance from teaching assistants and with those with no tutorial assistance, students using CAI programs achieved higher test scores, particularly in the areas of nomenclature, organic reactions, and organic syntheses. (AL)

Culp, George H.; Castleberry, Sam J.

1971-01-01

150

Social Capital and Philanthropic Contributions to Community Development Organizations: A case of Florida's Neighborhood Assistance Program  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Neighborhood Assistance Program (NAP) is a program designed to motivate private corporations to contribute resources to assist community development projects performed by Community Development Organizations (CDOs). In order to stimulate private corporations’ participation, state governments provide tax credit incentives to the private sector. Florida’s Neighborhood Assistance Program, which is officially named ‘the Community Contribution Tax Credit Program (CCTCP)’, has

Myungjun Jang

2008-01-01

151

Absent Student Assistance Program, Precinct 7, 1996-97. Research Report on an Educational Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Absent Student Assistance Program (ASAP) began as a collaboration between the one Houston (Texas) precinct and two middle schools to reduce unexcused absences. By 1996-97, the program had expanded to a second precinct and additional middle and high schools. Program implementation in Precinct 7 was evaluated for the 1996-97 school year. Schools…

Houston Independent School District, TX. Dept. of Research and Accountability.

152

Employee assistance programs: a primer for buyer and seller.  

PubMed

A growing number of firms in private industry now sponsor or contract with groups of mental health professionals to provide employee assistance programs (EAPs). Factors that have influenced the increasing demand for EAPs include corporations' humanitarian concern for employees with mental health problems, a desire to contain rising health costs and reduce corporate losses, and the need for effective supervisory systems for managing troubled employees. To assist corporate consumers in judging the quality of EAP services and to guide mental health practitioners who wish to enter the EAP field, criteria are provided for evaluating the following aspects of EAP programs: policy development, employee orientation, supervisor training, availability during nonbusiness hours, assessment and diagnostic services, crisis counseling, referral, quality assurance, program evaluation, and cost. PMID:3402921

Dixon, K

1988-06-01

153

PUPA: a pulse programming assistant for NMR imaging  

SciTech Connect

The design of pulse programs for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) experiments is tedious and complex, requiring a deep understanding of the interactions that exist between magnetic fields generated during an MRI experiment. This paper describes an intelligent system that understands how to construct the multichannel temporal sequences of pulses needed to control an MRI experiment. PUPA, the PUlse Programmers Assistant, provides assistance to a relatively naive user of MRI systems. Knowledge is coded in the form of rules and semantic networks. A natural language facility and menu system are provided for communication with the user.

Foxvog, D.; Li, X.; Vargas, J.E.; Bourne, J.R.; Sztipanovits, J.; Mushlin, R.; Harrison, C.G.

1987-12-01

154

76 FR 24820 - Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program: Review of Major Changes in Program Design and...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Food and Nutrition Service 7 CFR Parts 271, 272, and 275 RIN 0584-AD86 Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program: Review of Major...Evaluation Systems AGENCY: Food and Nutrition Service, USDA. ACTION:...

2011-05-03

155

Estimated Impacts for Participants in the Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) Program Under the 2002 Amendments.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) program is the linchpin of Federal efforts to assist Americas manufacturing workers rebound from job separations that they experienced as a consequence of foreign competition. The programs goal is to help trade-affect...

J. Berk M. Sarah Dolfin M. Wozny M. R. D'Amico P. Z. Schochet

2012-01-01

156

76 FR 55000 - Notice of Agricultural Management Assistance Organic Certification Cost-Share Program  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...of Agricultural Management Assistance Organic Certification Cost-Share Program AGENCY...the Agricultural Management Assistance Organic Certification Cost-Share Program...Service (AMS) for the allocation of organic certification cost-share funds....

2011-09-06

157

78 FR 5164 - Notice of Agricultural Management Assistance Organic Certification Cost-Share Program  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...of Agricultural Management Assistance Organic Certification Cost-Share Program AGENCY...the Agricultural Management Assistance Organic Certification Cost-Share Program...Service (AMS) for the allocation of organic certification cost-share funds....

2013-01-24

158

75 FR 54591 - Notice of Agricultural Management Assistance Organic Certification Cost-Share Program  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...of Agricultural Management Assistance Organic Certification Cost-Share Program AGENCY...the Agricultural Management Assistance Organic Certification Cost-Share Program...Service (AMS) for the Allocation of Organic Certification Cost-Share Funds....

2010-09-08

159

76 FR 43697 - BOEMRE Information Collection Activity: Coastal Impact Assistance Program (CIAP), Renewal of a...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...INFORMATION: Title: Coastal Impact Assistance Program. OMB Control...responsibility for the Coastal Impact Assistance Program (CIAP...plan. (E) Mitigation of the impact of outer Continental Shelf...proprietary according to the Freedom of Information Act (5...

2011-07-21

160

40 CFR 35.1603 - Summary of clean lakes assistance program.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...2013-07-01 2013-07-01 false Summary of clean lakes assistance program. 35.1603 Section 35...Protecting and Restoring Publicly Owned Freshwater Lakes § 35.1603 Summary of clean lakes assistance program. (a) Under...

2013-07-01

161

40 CFR 35.1603 - Summary of clean lakes assistance program.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Summary of clean lakes assistance program. 35.1603 Section 35...Protecting and Restoring Publicly Owned Freshwater Lakes § 35.1603 Summary of clean lakes assistance program. (a) Under...

2010-07-01

162

40 CFR 35.1603 - Summary of clean lakes assistance program.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2009-07-01 2009-07-01 false Summary of clean lakes assistance program. 35.1603 Section 35...Protecting and Restoring Publicly Owned Freshwater Lakes § 35.1603 Summary of clean lakes assistance program. (a) Under...

2009-07-01

163

38 CFR 17.350 - The program of assistance to the Philippines.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...false The program of assistance to the Philippines. 17.350 Section 17.350 Pensions...MEDICAL Grants to the Republic of the Philippines § 17.350 The program of assistance to the Philippines. The provisions of this...

2010-07-01

164

38 CFR 17.350 - The program of assistance to the Philippines.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...false The program of assistance to the Philippines. 17.350 Section 17.350 Pensions...MEDICAL Grants to the Republic of the Philippines § 17.350 The program of assistance to the Philippines. The provisions of this...

2009-07-01

165

38 CFR 17.350 - The program of assistance to the Philippines.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...false The program of assistance to the Philippines. 17.350 Section 17.350 Pensions...MEDICAL Grants to the Republic of the Philippines § 17.350 The program of assistance to the Philippines. The provisions of this...

2013-07-01

166

25 CFR 170.921 - What emergency or disaster assistance programs are available?  

...Provisions Emergency Relief § 170.921 What emergency or disaster assistance programs...The Emergency Relief (ER) Program, which provides disaster assistance...The Emergency Relief for Federally...which provides disaster...

2014-04-01

167

25 CFR 170.921 - What emergency or disaster assistance programs are available?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...Provisions Emergency Relief § 170.921 What emergency or disaster assistance programs...The Emergency Relief (ER) Program, which provides disaster assistance...The Emergency Relief for Federally...which provides disaster...

2012-04-01

168

25 CFR 170.921 - What emergency or disaster assistance programs are available?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...Provisions Emergency Relief § 170.921 What emergency or disaster assistance programs...The Emergency Relief (ER) Program, which provides disaster assistance...The Emergency Relief for Federally...which provides disaster...

2010-04-01

169

Dynamics of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Participation in the Mid-2000s.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is the cornerstone of America's food assistance policy. In fiscal year 2010, an average of over 40 million individuals received SNAP benefits each month. The program caseload is not static; each month, ...

J. Mabli L. Castner P. Foran S. Tordella T. Godfrey

2011-01-01

170

Radiological Assistance Program plan, Region 8. Revision 1  

SciTech Connect

The US Department of Energy (DOE) has sponsored a Radiological Assistance Program (RAP) since the late 1950`s. When a radiological incident occurs and exceeds the capability of the Federal, tribal, State, or local authorities, DOE resources are made available through the RAP to provide assistance to those authorities. The explicit purpose of the RAP is to assist in monitoring and assessing activities associated with radiological incidents or emergencies. The DOE`s philosophy is that assistance wig be provided in radiological accidents and will normally end when the need for assistance is over or if there are other sufficient resources available to handle the situation. The design of RAP is so that DOE`s response to a small incident can smoothly scale up for a major radiological emergency. In the event of a major radiological emergency, the law requires DOE to provide resources through the Federal Radiological Emergency Response Plan (FRERP) (FEMA 1985). The FRERP is a comprehensive Federal plan that describes the overall coordination of a Federal government response to a major radiological emergency. Implementation of RAP is done on a regional basis, with regional coordination between States and DOE response elements. This regional coordination is intended to foster a working relationship between DOE radiological response elements and those State, local, or other Federal agencies.

Webb, D.E.

1993-09-01

171

Technical Assistance Program: Off to a Running Start (Newsletter)  

SciTech Connect

This newsletter describes key activities of the DOE Office of Indian Energy Policy and Programs for Winter 2012. Between December 2, 2011, and January 15, 2012, 46 American Indian and Alaska Native Tribes submitted applications to receive technical assistance through the program, which provides Tribes with on-the-ground technical support from DOE and National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) staff to help move tribal energy efficiency and renewable energy projects forward. The applications are being considered through the Strategic Technical Assistance Response Team (START) selection process, which incorporates expert reviews and outreach to Tribes who present a need for assistance with their community-based energy efficiency and renewable energy projects. The final successful applicants will be selected based on the clarity of their requests for technical assistance and the ability of START to successfully work with each unique project or community. At least three selected Tribes in Alaska will receive technical assistance between March and May 2012, and up to five selected Tribes in the contiguous United States will receive technical assistance between March and August 2012. During the months of START Program activity, DOE and NREL experts will work in the two locations. In Alaska, START experts will work directly with community-based project teams to analyze local energy issues and provide assistance with energy projects and cost savings initiatives. This effort will be bolstered by DOE-IE's partnership with the Denali Commission, which will provide further assistance and expertise. In the lower 48 states, NREL experts will work with the selected renewable energy START projects to evaluate financial and technical feasibility and provide early development technical assistance to better position the projects for financing and construction. This on-the-ground technical assistance is part of a broader DOE-IE effort to make reliable, accurate technical information and skills-based training available to tribal communities throughout the United States. The primary goal of the START initiative, according to DOE-IE Director Tracey A. LeBeau, is to bring about the next generation of energy development in Indian Country. Through energy project planning, quality training, and technical assistance, The START program will leverage the early-stage resource characterization and pre-feasibility investments that DOE has made in Indian Country over the years, and unlock the energy resources that exist on tribal lands to help build a 21st century tribal energy economy. Working collaboratively with a select group of Tribes and Alaska Native entities, the DOE Office of Indian Energy, NREL, and the Denali Commission will empower tribal leaders to make informed energy decisions and help build capacity to bring tribal energy visions to fruition and get renewable energy projects off the ground, said LeBeau. Ultimately, these efforts will serve to further the Obama Administration and DOE's shared commitment to provide Native American and Alaska Native communities with the tools and resources they need to foster tribal energy self-sufficiency and sustainability, advancing job creation and enhancing economic competitiveness.

Not Available

2012-02-01

172

Implementation of a teaching assistant program in graduate nursing education.  

PubMed

Identifying and educating students who have an interest and talent to be future educators is a challenge throughout academia, including nursing. The ideal scenario is to identify students early in their education and construct or scaffold a unique relationship between professor and student. The authors discuss a teaching assistant model, implemented in a nursing graduate program, which augments the education process while developing potential future nursing educators. PMID:23969745

Goode, Victoria M; Horvath, Catherine; Jasinski, Donna

2013-01-01

173

Computer assisted teaching program: A pulmonary patient management problem  

Microsoft Academic Search

Summary  The use of computer assisted teaching in medical school could be a valuable adjunct to the more traditionally employed backboard\\u000a and slides. A computer program based upon a pulmonary patient management simulation was developed to teach and assess pulmonary\\u000a management skills of junior medical students. Over the period of 18 months, 39 medical students taking their internal medicine\\u000a rotation at

Harvey Eisenberg; Scott Gordon

1987-01-01

174

Evaluation of the District of Columbia Energy Office Residential Conservation Assistance Program for Natural Gas-Heated Single-Family Homes  

SciTech Connect

At the request of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), with assistance from the District of Columbia Energy Office (DCEO) performed an evaluation of part of the DCEO Residential Conservation Assistance Program (RCAP). The primary objective of the evaluation was to evaluate the effectiveness of the DCEO weatherization program. Because Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) funds are used primarily for weatherization of single-family homes and because evaluating the performance of multi-family residences would be more complex than the project budget would support, ORNL and DCEO focused the study on gas-heated single-family homes. DCEO provided treatment information and arranged for the gas utility to provide billing data for 100 treatment houses and 434 control houses. The Princeton Scorkeeping Method (PRISM) software package was used to normalize energy use for standard weather conditions. The houses of the initial treatment group of 100 houses received over 450 measures costing a little over $180,000, including labor and materials. The average cost per house was $1,811 and the median cost per house was $1,674. Window replacement was the most common measure and accounted for about 35% of total expenditures. Ceiling and floor insulation was installed in 61 houses and accounts for almost 22% of the expenditures. Twenty-seven houses received replacement doors at an average cost of $620 per house. Eight houses received furnace or boiler replacements at an average cost of about $3,000 per house. The control-adjusted average measured savings are about 20 therms/year. The 95% confidence interval is approximately +20 to +60 therms/year. The average pre-weatherization energy consumption of the houses was about 1,100 therm/year. Consequently, the adjusted average savings is approximately 2% ({+-}4%)-not significantly different than zero. Most RCAP expenditures appear to go to repairs. While some repairs may have energy benefits, measures selected to meet repair needs generally have smaller energy benefits per unit cost than measures selected for energy conservation purposes. To the extent that extensive repairs are necessary or desirable, expectations of energy savings need to be adjusted. Since 2002, the DCEO has implemented a number of program improvements it believes enhance program performance. In 2003, DCEO published formal guidance for weatherization in RCAP (DCEO 2003). Consequently, the results of this study may not adequately represent the current performance of the program. DCEO should re-examine current RCAP weatherization patterns and energy savings to assess the effects of program changes.

McCold, Lance Neil [ORNL; Schmoyer, Richard L [ORNL

2007-03-01

175

41 CFR 101-6.217 - Laws authorizing Federal financial assistance for programs to which this subpart applies.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2010-07-01 2010-07-01 true Laws authorizing Federal financial assistance for programs to which...in Programs Receiving Federal Financial Assistance § 101-6.217 Laws authorizing Federal financial assistance for programs to...

2010-07-01

176

41 CFR 101-6.217 - Laws authorizing Federal financial assistance for programs to which this subpart applies.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2009-01-01 2007-07-01 true Laws authorizing Federal financial assistance for programs to which...in Programs Receiving Federal Financial Assistance § 101-6.217 Laws authorizing Federal financial assistance for programs to...

2009-01-01

177

10 CFR 455.62 - Contents of a technical assistance program.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2010-01-01 false Contents of a technical assistance program. 455.62 Section...GOVERNMENT AND PUBLIC CARE INSTITUTIONS Technical Assistance Programs for Schools, Hospitals...Institutions § 455.62 Contents of a technical assistance program. (a) The...

2010-01-01

178

10 CFR 455.62 - Contents of a technical assistance program.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2009-01-01 false Contents of a technical assistance program. 455.62 Section...GOVERNMENT AND PUBLIC CARE INSTITUTIONS Technical Assistance Programs for Schools, Hospitals...Institutions § 455.62 Contents of a technical assistance program. (a) The...

2009-01-01

179

25 CFR 170.161 - What is the Indian Local Technical Assistance Program?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...The Program assists tribal governments and other IRR Program participants in extending their technical capabilities by providing them greater access to transportation technology, training, and research...

2011-04-01

180

Introduction to the Learning Assistants Program at CU Boulder  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This session is intended for faculty who are just beginning their efforts in implementing (or thinking about implementing) the Colorado Learning Assistant (LA) model at their universities. Participants will be introduced to the general philosophy of the program and to the nuts & bolts of running the program. Participants will work through content and pedagogical materials that are used in the physics department and in the School of Education to support LAs and to transform their large-enrollment courses. Data will be presented to support claims about the efficacy of the program demonstrating its impact on student performance. Data that demonstrate the LA program's impact on teacher performance in the K-12 classroom will also be presented and discussed.

Langdon, Laurie

2012-02-01

181

Two Training Programs: MEDEX, The Education-Deployment Interface, and Characteristics of Physician's Assistant Programs  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

David McK. Lawrence discusses the objectives, program components, strengths, and weaknesses of the MEDEX training model, an attempt to bridge the gap between academe and practicing physicians for the new health practitioners. Robert E. Jewet describes background, program highlights, and key issues in the physicians assistant (PA) training…

Lawrence, David McK.; Jewett, Robert E.

1975-01-01

182

Overview of the Illinois small operator assistance program  

SciTech Connect

The Small Operator Assistance Program (SOAP) is a federally funded program mandated by the Federal Surface Mine Control and Reclamation Act of 1977. Its function is to provide technical assistance to coal mine operators who mine less than 100,000 tons of coal a year in preparing the Statement of the Test Borings and Prediction of the Probable Hydrologic Consequences of Mining, which are required as a part of an application to mine coal or recover carbon. In Illinois the SOAP program is administered by the Illinois Department of Mines and Minerals (IDMM). The data collection, analysis, and hydrologic impact assessments have been conducted by the Coal Extraction and Utilization Research Center (CEURC) of Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, Illinois. Despite several stumblingblocks confronted by the SOAP program in its early stages of operation, the CEURC and IDMM have developed a method of operation which has adapted to the changes in the law and is geared toward the small coal mine industry in Illinois. Since the beginning of the program, 17 small operators have been assisted in preparing their permit applications. These were operators of surface mines, carbon recovery mines, and coal waste disposal sites. The data collected at each site generally consisted of six months of surface and groundwater monitoring and a chemical analysis of the overburden or other material to the disturbed during the operation. With the vast amount of data collected, the CEURC and IDMM are in a position to compile an extensive data base which could be used in determinations of the probable hydrologic consequences of future mining operations.

Maxwell, A.H.

1984-12-01

183

Effects of water temperature increase and heavy metals contamination on WAP65 gene expression in sea bass (Dicentrarchus labrax) liver.  

PubMed

It has been previously demonstrated that "Warm temperature Acclimation-related 65 kD Protein" (WAP65) is involved in temperature acclimation, response to intoxication and infection, as well as in development. The expression of wap65-1 was investigated in the liver of European sea bass (Dicentrarchus labrax) during exposure to the increased temperature (from 12 deg C to 30 deg C) and during intoxication with four heavy metals: lead, cadmium, copper and zinc. Post temperature increase wap65 expression was highest after one hour at 30 deg C. After 1 to 4 weeks at 30 deg C wap65 transcript levels did not differ from the 12 deg C control group, similar to observations regarding the heat shock protein, hsp70. Upregulation of wap65 was detected after treatment (intoxication) with cadmium (0.5 ?g/l). In contrast, a slight, but significant down regulation of wap65 was seen after copper (5 ?g/l) intoxication. These data indicate that functional analyses of WAP65 are needed to understand the differential regulation of this gene by metals. The role of WAP65 may be similar to that of HSP70, which has generalized functions in responding to certain stressors and maintaining normal cell physiology. PMID:22047796

Pierre, S; Tarnowska, K; Hachfi, L; Coupé, S; Simide, R; Couvray, S; Garnier, C; Grimaldi, M; Richard, S; Gaillard, S; Prévot-D'Alvise, N; Grillasca, J P

2011-01-01

184

A Case Study of Technical Assistance to Demonstration Programs for Young Handicapped Children. Part II.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A project to provide technical assistance to staffs of two demonstration programs for preschool handicapped children and their families is described. The focus was technical assistance developed and exercised by the Technical Assistance Development System (TADS), which assisted in the development of the Handicapped Children's Early Education…

Behr, Shirley K.; And Others

185

24 CFR 5.615 - Public housing program and Section 8 tenant-based assistance program: How welfare benefit...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...assistance program: How welfare benefit reduction affects family income. 5.615 Section 5.615 Housing and...Assisted Housing Serving Persons with Disabilities: Family Income and Family Payment; Occupancy Requirements for Section 8...

2009-04-01

186

US DOE Radiological Assistance Program: personnel, equipment and resources  

SciTech Connect

The Radiological Assistance Program (RAP) of the US Department of Energy (DOE) is intended to provide emergency advice and assistance in the event of radiological incidents. Each of DOE's eight Regional Coordinating Offices in the US provide a 24-hour reporting and response capability. Specifically, the Brookhaven Area Office (BHO) is responsible for DOE's Region I, which includes the 11 northeastern states of the US. Although an inventory of dedicated equipment is assigned to BHO-RAP, it draws upon the resources of Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) for trained personnel in health physics and for other specialized personnel in both the day to day operation of the program and in the on-the-scene response to an incident. The organization of the BHO-RAP program and its response procedures are described in detail. An inventory and brief description of the contents of a variety of emergency equipment kits and of additional state-of-the-art instruments is included. The BHO-RAP guidelines and requirements for field operations are also indicated, as are other DOE resources upon which it can draw.

Hull, A.P.; Kuehner, A.V.; Phillips, L.F.

1982-01-01

187

36 CFR 1239.12 - Whom may agencies contact to request program assistance?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...2012-07-01 true Whom may agencies contact to request program assistance? 1239...Assistance § 1239.12 Whom may agencies contact to request program assistance? Agencies...of the areas covered by subchapter B may contact the National Archives and Records...

2013-07-01

188

45 CFR 287.110 - Who is eligible to receive assistance or services under a Tribe's NEW Program?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...Program? 287.110 Section 287.110 Public Welfare OFFICE OF FAMILY ASSISTANCE (ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS), ADMINISTRATION...SERVICES THE NATIVE EMPLOYMENT WORKS (NEW) PROGRAM Program Design and Operations § 287.110 Who is eligible to receive...

2013-10-01

189

45 CFR 1356.40 - Adoption assistance program: Administrative requirements to implement section 473 of the Act.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...2013-10-01 2013-10-01 false Adoption assistance program: Administrative...FAMILIES, FOSTER CARE MAINTENANCE PAYMENTS, ADOPTION ASSISTANCE, AND CHILD AND FAMILY SERVICES...APPLICABLE TO TITLE IV-E § 1356.40 Adoption assistance program:...

2013-10-01

190

Case Studies of Successful Assistance in Urban School Improvement Programs. II. Constituency-Based School Renewal Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

As part of a research project on "Patterns of Successful Assistance in Urban School Improvement Programs," this paper presents a case study of an assister's work in the Constituency-Based School Renewal Program (CSR), implemented in an elementary school in Brooklyn, New York. CSR is a program aiming to institute a process by which a school will…

Mitchell, Vernay

191

Evaluating Nonindustrial Private Landowners for Forestry Assistance Programs: A Logistic Regression Approach.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Four logistic regression models were developed from questionnaire data obtained from forest landowners. The models were designed to assist the Montana Division of Forestry to rate clients for the forestry assistance program. Interpreting and applying resu...

E. G. Schuster

1983-01-01

192

76 FR 5192 - BOEMRE Information Collection Activity: 1010-0170-Coastal Impact Assistance Program (CIAP...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...responsibility for the Coastal Impact Assistance Program (CIAP...A). CIAP recognizes that impacts from Outer Continental Shelf...considered proprietary under the Freedom of Information Act (5 U...Voluntarily submit draft Coastal Impact Assistance Plan with 1...

2011-01-28

193

77 FR 60128 - Noncompetitive Supplements to Nursing Assistant and Home Health Aide Program Grantees  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Administration Noncompetitive Supplements to Nursing Assistant and Home Health Aide Program...expansion supplements of $100,000 to 10 Nursing Assistant and Home Health Aide (NAHHA...Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) School of Nursing, 302 Pine Street, Abilene, TX...

2012-10-02

194

10 CFR 602.5 - Epidemiology and Other Health Studies Financial Assistance Program.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Epidemiology and Other Health Studies Financial...CONTINUED) ASSISTANCE REGULATIONS EPIDEMIOLOGY AND OTHER HEALTH STUDIES FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM § 602.5 Epidemiology and Other Health Studies...

2010-01-01

195

10 CFR 602.5 - Epidemiology and Other Health Studies Financial Assistance Program.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2009-01-01 2009-01-01 false Epidemiology and Other Health Studies Financial...CONTINUED) ASSISTANCE REGULATIONS EPIDEMIOLOGY AND OTHER HEALTH STUDIES FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM § 602.5 Epidemiology and Other Health Studies...

2009-01-01

196

78 FR 12349 - Proposed Information Collection; Land and Water Conservation Fund State Assistance Program  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Information Collection; Land and Water Conservation Fund State Assistance Program...I. Abstract The Land and Water Conservation Fund Act of 1965 (LWCF Act...discussed in detail in the Land and Water Conservation Fund State Assistance...

2013-02-22

197

RIDGE Project Summaries, 2006. Food Assistance and Nutrition Research Innovation and Development Grants in Economics Program.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This report summarizes research findings from the Food Assistance and Nutrition Research Innovation and Development Grants in Economics Program (RIDGE), formerly known as the Small Grants Program. The Economic Research Service created the program in 1998 ...

T. A. Majchrowicz

2007-01-01

198

Export Programs Guide: A Business Guide to Federal Export Assistance, 2006 Edition.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

For over a decade, the Export Programs Guide has been the most comprehensive guide to federal programs that assist U.S. exporters. This completely updated 2006 edition continues this tradition, with detailed descriptions of more than 100 programs offered ...

2006-01-01

199

Determinants of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Entry and Exit in the Mid-2000s.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Participation in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) in any month is the net result of people entering and exiting the program-what is often referred to as program 'dynamics.' These can be characterized descriptively by examining rates of...

J. Mabli L. Castner P. Foran S. Tordella T. Godfrey

2011-01-01

200

75 FR 12221 - Foreign Language Assistance Program-Local Educational Agencies with Institutions of Higher Education  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION Foreign Language Assistance Program--Local Educational Agencies...of Higher Education AGENCY: Office of English Language Acquisition, Language Enhancement, and Academic Achievement for...

2010-03-15

201

78 FR 51136 - Request for Information: Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Enhancing Retail Food...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Food and Nutrition Service Request for Information: Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Enhancing...Food Store Eligibility AGENCY: Food and Nutrition Service, USDA. ACTION:...

2013-08-20

202

78 FR 52899 - Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Enhancing Retail Food Store Eligibility...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Food and Nutrition Service Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Enhancing Retail...Eligibility--Listening Sessions AGENCY: Food and Nutrition Service (FNS), USDA. ACTION:...

2013-08-27

203

78 FR 16447 - Rehabilitation Continuing Education Program (RCEP) for the Technical Assistance and Continuing...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION 34 CFR Part 75 and Chapter III Rehabilitation Continuing Education Program (RCEP) for the Technical Assistance and Continuing Education Centers (TACE Centers); Proposed Extension...

2013-03-15

204

UMTRA technical assistance contractor Quality Assurance Program Plan. Revision 4  

SciTech Connect

This Quality Assurance Program Plan (QAPP) provides the primary requirements for the integration of quality functions into all Technical Assistance Contractor (TAC) Project organization activities. The QAPP is the written directive authorized by the TAC Program Manager to accomplish this task and to implement procedures that provide the controls and sound management practices needed to ensure TAC contractual obligations are met. The QA program is designed to use monitoring, audit, and surveillance functions as management tools to ensure that all Project organization functions are executed in a manner that will protect public health and safety, promote the success of the Project, and meet or exceed contract requirements. The key to ensuring compliance with this directive is a two-step professional approach: utilize the quality system in all areas of activity, and generate a personal commitment from all personnel to provide quality service. The quality staff will be experienced, trained professionals capable of providing maximum flexibility to Project goal attainment. Such flexibility will enable the staff to be more cost effective and to further improve communication and coordination. To provide control details, this QAPP will be supplemented by approved standard operating procedures that provide requirements for performing the various TAC quality-related activities. These procedures shall describe applicable design input and document control activities and documentation.

Pehrson, P.

1993-10-12

205

Expanded access and patient assistance programs for other experimental drugs from their manufacturers.  

PubMed

The cost of prescription drugs for AIDS treatment is high, and many people have inadequate insurance to cover them. Several pharmaceutical companies have set up hotlines and patient assistance programs to help people get the drugs. Most programs require a physician to do the actual enrollment of patients into the program. Eligibility requirements vary. Each State also has an AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP). A number of expanded access programs and other assistance programs are detailed, including contact numbers for specific enrollment information. PMID:11364445

1997-01-01

206

Student assistance program outcomes for students at risk for suicide.  

PubMed

Pennsylvania's response to adolescent suicide is its Student Assistance Program (SAP). SAP has been funded for 27 years although no statewide outcome studies using case-level data have been conducted. This study used logistic regression to examine drug-/alcohol-related behaviors and suspensions of suicidal students who participated in SAP. Of the 46 services, 10 best predicted (p < .01) that these undesirable outcomes would cease. Although no study subjects died by suicide, 42 of 374,626 referred students did die by suicide. Suicidal students who did not participate had double the rate of suicide of suicidal participants of SAP. Students referred for other reasons also killed themselves. Further work must be done to assess all referred students for suicide risk, examine educational outcomes, monitor substance-related crimes and overdoses, and examine school-related factors postmortem. Evidence from this study can be used by researchers to plan future studies and by Pennsylvania's school nurses when planning services. PMID:24643756

Biddle, Virginia Sue; Kern, John; Brent, David A; Thurkettle, Mary Ann; Puskar, Kathryn R; Sekula, L Kathleen

2014-06-01

207

Demonstrating compliance with WAPS 1.3 in the Hanford waste vitrification plant process  

SciTech Connect

The high-level waste (HLW) vitrification plant at the Hanford Site was being designed to immobilize transuranic and high-level radioactive waste in borosilicate glass. This document describes the statistical procedure to be used in verifying compliance with requirements imposed by Section 1.3 of the Waste Acceptance Product Specifications (WAPS, USDOE 1993). WAPS 1.3 is a specification for ``product consistency,`` as measured by the Product Consistency Test (PCT, Jantzen 1992b), for each of three elements: lithium, sodium, and boron. Properties of a process batch and the resulting glass are largely determined by the composition of the feed material. Empirical models are being developed to estimate some property values, including PCT results, from data on feed composition. These models will be used in conjunction with measurements of feed composition to control the HLW vitrification process and product.

Bryan, M.F.; Piepel, G.F.; Simpson, D.B.

1996-03-01

208

Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP): Program and Funding. CRS Report for Congress (Updated January 17, 2008).  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance program (LIHEAP), established in 1981 by Title XXVI of P.L. 97-35, is a block grant program under which the federal government gives states, territories, and tribes annual grants to operate home energy assistance prog...

L. Perl

2008-01-01

209

Epigenetic mechanisms affect mutant p53 transgene expression in WAP-mutp53 transgenic mice.  

PubMed

We describe the construction and phenotypic characterization of 23 whey acidic protein (WAP)-mutp53 transgenic mouse lines. The mutp53-expressing lines showed a mosaic expression pattern for the transgenes, leading to a heterogeneous yet mouse line-specific expression pattern for mutp53 upon induction. Only few lines were obtained, in which the majority of the induced mammary epithelial cells expressed the mutp53 transgene, most of the transgenic lines did not express mutp53, or expressed the transgene in less than 2% of the induced mammary epithelial cells. Hormone requirements for mutp53 transgene expression from the WAP-promoter differed in high and low expressing lines, being low in high expressing lines, and even lower in multiparous mutp53 mice, where persistent expression of the transgene occurred. Repeated induction of mutp53 expression through repeated parturition resulted in the formation of expanding mutp53-expressing foci within the mammary alveolar epithelium. The data suggest that epigenetic mechanisms play a role in modulating the expression of the mutp53 transgene. To support this idea, we crossed a nonexpressing WAP-mutp53 line with a strongly SV40 T-antigen-expressing WAP-T mouse line. In the bitransgenic mice, T-antigen-induced chromatin remodeling led to re-expression of epigenetically silenced mutp53 transgene(s). In these mice, mutp53 expression was much more variable compared to SV40 T-antigen expression, and seemed to depend on the coexpression of SV40 T-antigen. Mutp53 expression in this system thus resembles the situation in many human tumors, where one can observe a heterogeneous expression of mutp53, despite a homogeneous distribution of the p53 mutation in the tumor cells. PMID:15870706

Krepulat, Frauke; Löhler, Jürgen; Heinlein, Christina; Hermannstädter, Andrea; Tolstonog, Genrich V; Deppert, Wolfgang

2005-07-01

210

Bluetooth and WAP push based location-aware mobile advertising system  

Microsoft Academic Search

Advertising on mobile devices has large potential due to the very personal and intimate nature of the devices and high targeting possibilities. We introduce a novel B-MAD system for delivering permission-based location-aware mobile advertisements to mobile phones using Bluetooth positioning and Wireless Application Protocol (WAP) Push. We present a thorough quantitative evaluation of the system in a laboratory environment and

Lauri Aalto; Nicklas Göthlin; Jani Korhonen; Timo Ojala

2004-01-01

211

A Case Study of Technical Assistance to Demonstration Programs for Young Handicapped Children. Part I.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The interim report presents an evaluation of TADS (Technical Assistance Development System) through case studies of TADS technical assistance to the staffs of two demonstration programs for preschool handicapped children and their families. Purposes of the study included obtaining indepth descriptions of the technical assistance process to…

Behr, Shirley K.; And Others

212

Improving Outcomes in State AIDS Drug Assistance Programs  

PubMed Central

Background State AIDS Drug Assistance Programs (ADAPs) provide antiretroviral medications to patients with no access to medications. Resource constraints limit many ADAPs' ability to meet demand for services. Objective To determine ADAP eligibility criteria that minimize morbidity and mortality and contain costs. Methods We used Discrete Event Simulation to model the progression of HIV-infected patients and track utilization of an ADAP. Outcomes included five-year mortality and incidence of first opportunistic infection or death, and time to starting ART. We compared expected outcomes for two policies: 1) first-come, first-served (FCFS) eligibility for all with CD4 count ?350/?l (current standard), and 2) CD4 count prioritized eligibility for those with CD4 counts below a defined threshold. Results In the base case, prioritizing patients with CD4 counts ?250/?l led to lower five-year mortality than FCFS eligibility [2.77 vs. 3.27 deaths/1,000 person months], and to a lower incidence of first opportunistic infection or death [5.55 vs. 6.98 events/1,000 person months]. CD4-based eligibility reduced the time to starting ART for patients with CD4 counts ?200/?l. In sensitivity analyses, CD4-based eligibility consistently led to lower morbidity and mortality than FCFS eligibility. Conclusions When resources are limited, programs that provide ART can improve outcomes by prioritizing patients with low CD4 counts.

Linas, Benjamin P.; Losina, Elena; Rockwell, Annette; Walensky, Rochelle P.; Cranston, Kevin; Freedberg, Kenneth A.

2009-01-01

213

76 FR 14421 - Section 8 Housing Assistance Payments Program-Contract Rent Annual Adjustment Factors (AAFs...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Program--Contract Rent Annual Adjustment Factors (AAFs), Fiscal...payment programs provide annual adjustment to monthly rentals for units...revised Contract Rent AAFs for adjustment of contract rents on assistance...Labor Statistics Consumer Price Index (CPI) survey....

2011-03-16

214

40 CFR 52.2782 - Small business technical and environmental compliance assistance program.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...OF IMPLEMENTATION PLANS (CONTINUED) Virgin Islands § 52.2782 Small business...program. On January 15, 1993, the Virgin Islands Department of Planning and...Assistance Program for incorporation in the Virgin Islands state implementation plan....

2013-07-01

215

45 CFR 2540.310 - Must programs that receive Corporation assistance establish standards of conduct?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...establish standards of conduct? Yes. Programs that receive assistance under this title must establish and stringently enforce standards of conduct at the program site to promote proper moral and disciplinary...

2013-10-01

216

25 CFR 170.921 - What emergency or disaster assistance programs are available?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...emergency relief programs: (1) The Emergency Relief (ER) Program, which provides disaster assistance for Federal-aid highways owned by State, county and local governments; and (2) The Emergency Relief for Federally Owned Roads (ERFO)...

2011-04-01

217

76 FR 45281 - National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP); Assistance to Private Sector Property Insurers...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Emergency Management Agency [Docket ID FEMA-2011-0020] National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP); Assistance...Mitigation Administrator, Insurance National Flood Insurance Program, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of...

2011-07-28

218

The Relationships between Faculty Preparation Programs and Teaching Assistant Development Programs. Preparing Future Faculty. Occasional Paper No. 4.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper examines the relationship between teaching assistant (TA) development programs and faculty preparation programs, the commonalities between the two types of program, and the issues to be considered when making the transition from the former to the latter. It notes that many institutions adopted TA training programs in the 1980s in…

Tice, Stacey Lane

219

Teaching to Learn: The Colorado Learning Assistant program's impact on learning content  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

As part of the PTEC coalition, the Colorado Learning Assistant (LA) program has been expanded in order to address the needs of teacher preparation and support. This piece discusses the Colorado Learning Assistant (LA) program, and focuses on its impact on the content expertise of future physics teachers.

Finkelstein, Noah D.; Otero, Valerie K.; Pollock, Steven J.

2007-11-01

220

The Physician Assistant Program: Training for a Medical Career without Medical School.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Surveyed is a pre-physician assistant program by giving: definition of the career, a historical basis, medical practice settings, education, advantages, and an evaluation of the student population. Included is a table which shows the distribution of acceptances into the physician assistant programs for the medical and clinical phases of training.…

Benathen, Isaiah A.

1989-01-01

221

Some Considerations in the Development of a Physicians' Assistant Program in the U. S. Army.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of the report is to examine some aspects of the national and Army's need for and programs to develop a new type of health care delivery assistant-referred to generally as the physician's assistant. The army's program is tentatively scheduled to begin in early 1972 with a class of 60 students. The projected title for the graduate of the…

Morse, Dwight F., Jr.

222

Pearls and Pitfalls in Evaluating a Student Assistance Program: A Five-Year Case Study  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article presents data from a five-year evaluation-research case study of a large urban schools district's internal Student Assistance Program (SAP). The district employed specially trained and licensed school-based counselors to implement an internal SAP expanded to include tertiary prevention, and modeled after an employee assistance program

Wilburn, Sharon T.; Wilburn, Kenneth T.; Weaver, Dax M.; Bowles, Kathy

2007-01-01

223

Analysis of Academic Assistance Programs on At-Risk Students at the United States Naval Academy.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This research is designed to examine the impact of academic assistance programs at the United States Naval Academy on at-risk students. Each year, a percentage of students at the United States Naval Academy are enrolled in an academic assistance program k...

D. M. Fallon

2005-01-01

224

A Case Study of Technical Assistance to Demonstration Programs for Young Handicapped Children. Part III.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The report describes the third and final year of a 3-year case study of the technical assistance process as implemented by the Technical Assistance Development System (TADS) for the staffs of two demonstration programs for preschool handicapped children and their families. Following a review of TADS and the two demonstration programs, the…

Behr, Shirley K.; And Others

225

15 CFR 700.55 - Assistance programs with Canada and other nations.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...2013-01-01 false Assistance programs with Canada and other nations. 700.55 Section... § 700.55 Assistance programs with Canada and other nations. (a) To promote...authorizing priority ratings to persons in Canada and in other foreign nations to...

2013-01-01

226

Department of Veterans Affairs' Implementation of Information Security Education Assistance Program. GAO-10-170R  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Veterans Benefits, Health Care, and Information Technology Act of 2006 authorizes the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to establish an educational assistance program for information security. The Information Security Education Assistance Program is envisioned as a means for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to attract and retain individuals…

Wilshusen, Gregory C.; Melvin, Valerie C.

2009-01-01

227

The Volcano Disaster Assistance Program (VDAP) - Past and Future  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

For 24 years the U.S. Geological Survey and USAID’s Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance have supported a small team of scientists and the monitoring equipment required to respond to volcanic crises at short notice anywhere in the world. This VDAP team was founded following the 1985 tragedy at Nevado del Ruiz, where 23,000 perished following an eruption-triggered lahar that swept through the town of Armero, Colombia. Through its first two decades, VDAP has deployed teams and equipment to assist host-country counterparts in responding to volcanic eruptions and unrest at numerous volcanoes in Central and South America, the Caribbean, the Western Pacific and Africa and the Middle East. VDAP and the larger USGS Volcano Hazards Program (VHP) have a synergistic relationship. VDAP contributes to domestic eruption responses (e.g., Anatahan, Commonwealth of the Marianas Islands (2003-05), Mount St. Helens (2004) and several Alaskan eruptions). In turn, when VDAP lacks sufficient capability, the larger USGS Volcano Hazards Program provides a “backstop” of staff and expertise to support its international work. Between crises, VDAP conducts capacity-building projects, including construction of volcano-monitoring networks and education programs in monitoring, hazard assessment and eruption forecasting. Major capacity-building projects have focused on Central and South America (1998-present), Papua New Guinea (1998-2000) and Indonesia (2004-present). In all cases, VDAP scientists work in the background, providing support to counterpart agencies and representing the U.S. Government as scientist-diplomats. All VDAP monitoring equipment (whether used in crisis response or in capacity building) is donated to counterpart agencies as a form of U.S. foreign aid. Over the years, VDAP has helped build and sustain volcano observatories and monitoring programs in more than a dozen countries. As observatories, monitoring networks, and the science of volcanology and forecasting have advanced, the role of VDAP has changed. In the early years, VDAP served mainly as a “mobile volcano observatory” to the world. More recently, our role has shifted to include enhancing and modernizing monitoring infrastructure, advancing capabilities in eruption forecasting through experience gained during eruption responses, and sharing this experience through education and training programs. As capabilities of international partner observatories have grown, the traditional VDAP “mobile observatory” response is now reserved mainly for situations in which local capabilities and resources are exceeded. The future promises continued advances in eruption forecasting, emphasizing not only “when” an eruption will take place but also on “how big” it will be. An international focus on this problem, emphasizing both stochastic and deterministic methods, offers the best opportunity for advancement. For VDAP, we expect continued work with observatory partners around the Pacific Rim to improve monitoring, and an expanded role with a variety of agency and university partners to develop new monitoring technologies, as well as hazard assessment and forecasting methods. Overall, our focus will remain on working together with international partners to prevent volcanic crises from becoming volcanic disasters.

Ewert, J. W.; Pallister, J. S.

2010-12-01

228

The Learning Assistant Recruitment and Preparation Program at Colorado  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The University of Colorado Learning Assistant model (http://stem.colorado.edu and http://phystec.colorado.edu) uses the transformation of large-enrollment science courses as a mechanism for achieving four goals: (1) to recruit and prepare talented science majors for careers in teaching, (2) to improve the quality of math and science education for all undergraduates, (3) to engage math and science faculty in the recruitment and preparation of future teachers and to engage education faculty in the transformation of undergraduate courses, and (4) to transform the culture in university math and science departments to value research-based teaching as a legitimate endeavor for ourselves and for our students. We report on the successes and challenges of last five years of this program in the physics department. Results include: (i) a roughly doubling of the national average learning gains in our transformed classes, (ii) improved recruitment (by more than a factor of 3) and preparation of the next generation of future physics teachers, (iii) a dramatic increase in the number of involved physics faculty (by a factor of four or more), and (iv) institutional commitment to these efforts.

Finkelstein, Noah D.

2008-11-23

229

Satisfaction of Senior Citizens in a Nutrition Education Program with and Without Computer-Assisted Instruction  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study assessed the receptiveness of senior citizens to the use of microcomputers in a nutrition education program at participating senior citizen subsidized housing sites. Participants in group A received the nutrition education program with computer-assisted instruction (CAI). Group B participants received the same nutrition education program, but without CAI. A validated Program Satisfaction Questionnaire was administered to assess overall

Darwin Dennison; Kathryn F Dennison; Joan Y Ward; Yow-Wu B. Wu

1993-01-01

230

Program evaluation: Weatherization Residential Assistance Partnership (WRAP) Program. Volume 1, Final report  

SciTech Connect

The Connecticut low income weatherization program was developed in response to a 1987 rate docket order from the Connecticut Department of Public Utility Control (DPUC) to Connecticut Light & Power Co., an operating subsidiary of Northeast Utilities (NU). (Throughout this report, NU is referred to as the operator of the program.) This program, known as the Weatherization Residential Assistance Partnership, or WRAP, was configured utilizing input from a collaborative group of interested parties to the docket. It was agreed that this program would be put forth by the electric utility, but would not ignore oil and gas savings (thus, it was to be ``fuel- blind``). The allocated cost of conservation services for each fuel source, however, should be cost effective. It was to be offered to those utility customers at or below 200 percent of the federal poverty levels, and provide a wide array of energy saving measures directed toward heating, water heating and lighting. It was felt by the collaborative group that this program would raise the level of expenditures per participant for weatherization services provided by the state, and by linking to and revising the auditing process for weatherization, would lower the audit unit cost. The program plans ranged from the offering of low-cost heating, water heating and infiltration measures, increased insulation levels, carpentry and plumbing services, to furnace or burner replacement. The program was configured to allow for very comprehensive weatherization and heating system servicing.

Not Available

1991-12-01

231

Feasibility of a Caregiver Assisted Exercise Program for Preterm Infants  

PubMed Central

Purpose Mounting evidence shows that low birth weight and prematurity are related to serious health problems in adulthood, including increased body fat, decreased fitness, poor bone mineralization, pulmonary problems, and cardiovascular disease. There is data to suggest that increasing physical activity in preterm infants will have effects on short term muscle mass and fat mass, but we also hypothesized that increasing physical activity early in life can lead to improved health outcomes in adulthood. Because few studies have addressed the augmentation of physical activity in premature babies, the objective of this study was to evaluate the feasibility of whether caregivers (mostly mothers) can learn from nurses and other health care providers to implement a program of assisted infant exercise following discharge. Study Design and Methods Ten caregivers of preterm infants were taught by nurses, along with occupational therapists and other health care providers, to perform assisted infant exercise and instructed to conduct the exercises daily for approximately three weeks. The researchers made home visits and conducted qualitative interviews to understand the caregivers’ (mostly mothers’) experiences with this exercise protocol. Quantitative data included a caregiver’s daily log of the exercises completed to measure adherence as well as videotaped caregiver sessions, which were used to record errors as a measure of proficiency in the exercise technique. Results On average, the caregivers completed a daily log on 92% of the days enrolled in the study and reported performing the exercises on 93% of the days recorded. Caregivers made an average of 1.8 errors on two tests (with a maximum of 23 or 35 items on each, respectively) when demonstrating proficiency in the exercise technique. All caregivers described the exercises as beneficial for their infants, and many reported that these interventions fostered increased bonding with their babies. Nearly all reported feeling “scared” of hurting their babies during the first few days of home exercise, but stated that fears were alleviated by practice in the home and further teaching and learning. Clinical Implications Caregivers were willing and able to do the exercises correctly, and they expressed a belief that the intervention had positive effects on their babies and on caregiver-infant interactions. These findings have important implications for nursing practice because nurses are in key positions to teach and encourage caregivers to practice these exercises with their newborn babies.

Gravem, Dana; Lakes, Kimberley; Rich, Julia; Hayes, Gillian; Cooper, Dan; Olshansky, Ellen

2013-01-01

232

Biological functions of the WAP domain-containing multidomain proteins WFIKKN1 and WFIKKN2.  

PubMed

WFIKKN1 and WFIKKN2 are two closely related multidomain proteins consisting of a WAP (whey acidic protein)-, a follistatin-, an immunoglobulin-, two Kunitz-type protease inhibitor-domains and an NTR domain (netrin domain). Recent experiments have shown that both WFIKKN1 and WFIKKN2 bind myostatin and GDF11 (growth and differentiation factor 11) with high affinity and are potent antagonists of these growth factors. Structure-function studies on WFIKKN proteins have revealed that their interactions with GDF8 and GDF11 are mediated primarily by the follistatin and NTR domains. PMID:21936825

Kondás, Katalin; Szláma, György; Nagy, Alinda; Trexler, Mária; Patthy, László

2011-10-01

233

7 CFR 225.7 - Program monitoring and assistance.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...State agency under the National School Lunch Program during the preceding...Program as well as the National School Lunch Program (7 CFR part 210), the...same year in which the National School Lunch Program operations have been...

2014-01-01

234

Mathematics Improvement Component: Elementary Computer Assisted Instruction Program, Elementary Competency Based Education Program, and Middle School Competency Based Education Program. Final Evaluation Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Mathematics Improvement Component (MIC) was first implemented in the Columbus (Ohio) Public Schools in 1987-88 to assist elementary and middle school pupils who were low achievers in mathematics. Three programs comprised the 1989-90 MIC: the Elementary Computer Assisted Instruction (Elem-CAI) Program, the Elementary Competency Based Education…

Gibbons, Michael

235

Program evaluation: Weatherization Residential Assistance Partnership (WRAP) Program. Volume 2, Appendices A, B, and C: [Final report  

SciTech Connect

The ``Weatherization Residential Assistance Partnership,`` or WRAP program, is a fuel-blind conservation program designed to assist Northeast Utilities` low-income customers to use energy safely and efficiently. Innovative with respect to its collaborative approach and its focus on utilizing and strengthening the existing low-income weatherization service delivery network, the WRAP program offers an interesting model to other utilities which traditionally have relied on for-profit energy service contractors and highly centralized program implementation structures. This report presents appendices with energy savings, consumption and socio-economic data for low income population in both urban and rural areas.

Not Available

1991-12-01

236

State "technical assistance programs" for nursing home quality improvement: variations and potential implications.  

PubMed

To improve nursing home quality, many states have developed "technical assistance programs" that provide on-site consultation and training for nursing facility staff. We conducted a national survey on these state programs to collect data on program design, operations, financing, and perceived effectiveness. As of 2010, 17 states had developed such programs. Compared to existing state nursing home quality regulations, these programs represent a collaborative, rather than enforcement-oriented, approach to quality. However, existing programs vary substantially in key structural features such as staffing patterns, funding levels, and relationship with state survey and certification agencies. Perceived effectiveness by program officials on quality was high, although few states have performed formal evaluations. Perceived barriers to program effectiveness included lack of appropriate staff and funding, among others. In conclusion, state technical assistance programs for nursing homes vary in program design and perceived effectiveness. Future comparative evaluations are needed to inform evidence-based quality initiatives. PMID:23216345

Li, Yue; Spector, William D; Glance, Laurent G; Mukamel, Dana B

2012-01-01

237

National Evaluation of the IDEA Technical Assistance & Dissemination Program. NCEE 2014-4000  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), the Technical Assistance and Dissemination (TA&D) Program is the U.S. Department of Education's (ED) primary vehicle for providing technical assistance (TA) to individuals and organizations responsible for serving children with disabilities and their families. The evaluation is part of…

Daley,Tamara C.; Fiore, Thomas A.; Bollmer, Julie; Nimkoff, Tamara; Lysy, Chris

2013-01-01

238

An Analysis of Student Assistance Programs: Connecticut, New Jersey, and New York.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Questionnaires designed to determine the process for identifying and providing assistance to students with problem behaviors were mailed to 1526 school superintendents in Connecticut, New Jersey, and New York. Responses indicate that assistance programs play a significant role in helping students and that they positively impact the school and…

Milgram, Gail Gleason

1998-01-01

239

U.S. Security Assistance Programs in Southern Africa: Are They Supporting National Objectives.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The U.S. is using security assistance programs in southern Africa to achieve national objectives. This study reviews the national objectives, examines U.S. interests in the region, compares U.S. and U.S.S.R. security assistance, looks at the Country Team ...

R. D. Griswell

1985-01-01

240

Performance Review of USOE's ESEA Title I Evaluation Technical Assistance Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The major focus of this review is on the performance of the United States Office of Education's (USOE) 10 Technical Assistance Centers (TACs). Information concerning the Technical Assistance Program, the Title I Evaluation and Reporting System (TIERS) and the methodology used for the review is also provided. Topics addressed include the selection…

Hope Associates, Inc., Washington, DC.

241

CHEMEX; Understanding and Solving Problems in Chemistry. A Computer-Assisted Instruction Program for General Chemistry.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A brief overview of CHEMEX--a problem-solving, tutorial style computer-assisted instructional course--is provided and sample problems are offered. In CHEMEX, students receive problems in advance and attempt to solve them before moving through the computer program, which assists them in overcoming difficulties and serves as a review mechanism.…

Lower, Stephen K.

242

The Development and Evaluation of Computer Assisted Instruction Programs on Selected Topics in Introductory College Chemistry.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Eleven tutorial-drill and four experiment-simulation computer assisted instruction (CAI) modules were designed and programmed for use on an IBM 1500 system. The modules were designed as supplementary study aids for an introductory chemistry course and were intended to assist students' achievement of specified behavioral objectives. After trial…

Castleberry, Samuel Joseph

243

An Evaluation of the Employee Assistance Program in the Montgomery County Public School System.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Montgomery County public school system presently provides assistance through the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) to troubled employees with problems which affect work performance. EAP's mandate is to provide crisis intervention, prereferral evaluation, information, referral, and follow-up services. From its inception to March, 1981, EAP…

Goldberg, Jo Ann

244

Star: A Dementia-Specific Training Program for Staff in Assisted Living Residences  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Purpose: This article describes, and provides data on, an innovative, comprehensive, dementia-specific training program designed to teach direct care staff in assisted living residences to improve care and reduce problems in residents with dementia. Design and Methods: STAR--which stands for Staff Training in Assisted living Residences- provides…

Teri, Linda; Huda, Piruz; Gibbons, Laura; Young, Heather; van Leynseele, June

2005-01-01

245

Curriculum Development of Learning Activity Packets, Dental Assisting Program. Final Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A dental assisting instructor was provided with 250 hours of released time to develop standardized Learning Activity Packets (LAPs) for the Dental Assisting program at the Bellingham (Washington) Vocational Technical Institute. The instructor reviewed unit objectives, gathered input from local dental professionals, reviewed reference materials,…

Hempler, Nancy A.

246

Changing Participation in Food Assistance Programs Among Low-Income Children After Welfare Reform  

Microsoft Academic Search

In 1996, the safety net for poor households with children fundamentally changed when Federal legislation replaced Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) with Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF). This study investigates participation in, and benefits received from, AFDC\\/TANF and food assistance programs, before and after the legislation, for children in low-income households (income below 300 percent of the

Jessica E. Todd; Constance Newman; Michele Ver Ploeg

2010-01-01

247

Reserve Educational Assistance Program (REAP), Chapter 1607 Title 10, U.S. Code  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Reserve Education Assistance Program, or REAP (Chapter 1607 of title 10, U.S. Code), is a new benefit providing educational assistance to members of the reserve components--Selected Reserve (Sel Res) and Individual Ready Reserve (IRR)--who are called or ordered to active service in response to a war or national emergency, as declared by the…

US Department of Veterans Affairs, 2005

2005-01-01

248

National Evaluation of the Weatherization Assistance Program: Preliminary Evaluation Plan for Program Year 2006  

SciTech Connect

The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) Weatherization Assistance Program was created by Congress in 1976 under Title IV of the Energy Conservation and Production Act. The purpose and scope of the Program as currently stated in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 10CFR 440.1 is 'to increase the energy efficiency of dwellings owned or occupied by low-income persons, reduce their total residential expenditures, and improve their health and safety, especially low-income persons who are particularly vulnerable such as the elderly, persons with disabilities, families with children, high residential energy users, and households with high energy burden' (Code of Federal Regulations, 2005). DOE sponsored a comprehensive evaluation of the Program in the early 1990's to provide policy makers and program implementers with up-to-date and reliable information they needed for effective decision making and cost-effective operations. Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) managed the five part study which was based primarily on data from Program Year (PY) 1989 and supplemented by data from 1991-92 (Brown, Berry, and Kinney, 1994). In more recent years, ORNL has conducted four metaevaluations of the Program's energy savings using studies conducted by individual states between the years 1990-1996 (Berry, 1997), 1996-1998 (Schweitzer and Berry, 1999), 1993-2002 (Berry and Schweitzer, 2003), and 1993-2005 (Schweitzer, 2005). DOE announced through its Weatherization Program Notice 05-1 (DOE, 2004) that it would undertake a new national evaluation of the Program because the Program that was evaluated comprehensively in the early 1990's is vastly different from the Program of today. The Program has incorporated new funding sources, management principles, audit procedures, and energy-efficiency measures in response to findings and recommendations resulting from the 1989 National Evaluation, the Weatherization Plus strategic planning process, and other federal, state, and local initiatives. For example, the use of computerized audits has increased, cooling and baseload measures have been added, weatherization approaches tailored to the unique construction characteristics of mobile homes have been developed, the weatherization of large multifamily buildings has expanded and become more sophisticated, the flexibility to improve 'energy-related' health and safety has been provided, and leveraging with utilities, other state programs, and owners of large multifamily buildings has increased considerably. The Department of Energy tasked ORNL with planning the new evaluation in light of its experience in conducting the previous national evaluation and the metaevaluations. This preliminary evaluation plan, developed by ORNL, documents how the new national evaluation will be performed. In the remaining portion of this section, the purpose and fundamental questions the evaluation will address are identified and how these questions were derived is discussed.

Ternes, Mark P [ORNL; Schweitzer, Martin [ORNL; Tonn, Bruce Edward [ORNL; Schmoyer, Richard L [ORNL; Eisenberg, Joel Fred [ORNL

2007-02-01

249

Implementation of Support Groups in Elementary and Middle School Student Assistance Programs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes the implementation of Student Assistance Program (SAP) support groups in one middle school and one elementary school. The Health Education department administers the program and licensed school counselors serve in local schools as program counselors. Discusses support group offerings, the procedures used in SAP support groups, and…

Rainey, Leslie Martin; Hensley, Fran Austin; Crutchfield, Lori B.

1997-01-01

250

Results and Analysis of a Computer Assisted Instructional Program in Basic Skills in a Detention Center.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

An evaluation of a computer assisted educational (CAE) program using the PLATO system at a Texas detention center included an examination of attitudes and perceptions from (1) inmates participating and not participating in jail education programs, (2) trustees, (3) educational program staff, (4) chaplaincy staff, (5) guards assigned to the…

Diem, Richard A.

251

Federal Assistance to Libraries. Current Programs and Issues. CRS Report for Congress.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report provides background information on federal programs that have historically provided financial or material assistance to public, school, and college libraries. Programs and activities included are: (1) Federal Library Grant Programs; (2) Other Forms of Department of Education Activity Affecting Public Libraries; (3) Aid to College…

Riddle, Wayne Clifton

252

76 FR 51274 - Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program: Major System Failures  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...authority only be used relative to computer programming problems that result in...existing system, or adding new programming to an existing system...not limited to: Incorrect computer programming, ineffective worker...

2011-08-18

253

77 FR 22340 - Section 8 Housing Assistance Payments Program-Annual Adjustment Factors, Fiscal Year 2012  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Fiscal Year (FY) 2012 Annual Adjustment Factors (AAFs...payment programs provide annual adjustments to monthly rentals for units...announces FY 2012 AAFs for adjustment of contract rents on assistance...Labor Statistics Consumer Price Index (CPI) survey....

2012-04-13

254

75 FR 6685 - Section 8 Housing Assistance Payments Program-Contract Rent Annual Adjustment Factors, Fiscal...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Revised Contract Rent Annual Adjustment Factors (AAF...payment programs provide annual adjustment to monthly rentals for units...revised Contract Rent AAFs for adjustment of contract rents on assistance...Labor Statistics Consumer Price Index (CPI) survey....

2010-02-10

255

78 FR 30322 - Section 8 Housing Assistance Payments Program-Annual Adjustment Factors, Fiscal Year 2013  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Fiscal Year (FY) 2013 Annual Adjustment Factors (AAFs...payment programs provide annual adjustments to monthly rentals for units...announces FY 2013 AAFs for adjustment of contract rents on assistance...Labor Statistics Consumer Price Index (CPI) survey....

2013-05-22

256

34 CFR 379.42 - What are the special requirements pertaining to the Client Assistance Program?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...to the Client Assistance Program? 379.42 Section 379.42 Education Regulations of the Offices of the Department of Education (Continued) OFFICE OF SPECIAL EDUCATION AND REHABILITATIVE SERVICES, DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION...

2013-07-01

257

34 CFR 369.2 - Who is eligible for assistance under these programs?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...administering vocational rehabilitation programs under written agreements with State agencies, and nonprofit agencies working in collaboration with State vocational rehabilitation agencies are eligible for assistance to support projects for providing...

2013-07-01

258

Pension Rights Center Technical Assistance Project Pension Information and Counseling Demonstration Program.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The principal goal was to help the demonstration program succeed by providing the counseling projects the training, resources, and ongoing technical and outreach assistance they need in order to give their clients top quality advice, and to advocate effec...

K. W. Ferguson

2001-01-01

259

28 CFR 92.10 - Providing tutorials and other academic assistance programs.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...examinations, and may include specialized counseling in self discipline, study habits, taking written and oral exams, and physical fitness. (b) These tutorial and academic assistance programs must be provided by individuals or groups that have...

2013-07-01

260

31 CFR 205.3 - What Federal assistance programs are subject to this subpart A?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...and Finance (Continued) FISCAL SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT SERVICE RULES AND PROCEDURES FOR EFFICIENT FEDERAL-STATE FUNDS TRANSFERS Rules Applicable to Federal Assistance Programs Included in a...

2013-07-01

261

78 FR 76136 - Application for New Awards; College Assistance Migrant Program  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION Application for New Awards; College Assistance...Program (CAMP). Notice inviting applications for new awards for fiscal year (FY...CFDA) Number: 84.149A. DATES: Applications Available: December 19, 2013....

2013-12-16

262

34 CFR 658.2 - Who is eligible to apply for assistance under this program?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...of the Offices of the Department of Education (Continued) OFFICE OF POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION, DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION UNDERGRADUATE INTERNATIONAL STUDIES AND FOREIGN LANGUAGE PROGRAM General § 658.2 Who is eligible to apply for assistance...

2013-07-01

263

78 FR 46799 - Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program: Privacy Protections of Information From Applicant...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Food and Nutrition Service 7 CFR Part 272 [FNS-2009-0024] RIN 0584-AD91 Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program: Privacy Protections...Applicant Households AGENCY: Food and Nutrition Service, USDA. ACTION:...

2013-08-02

264

77 FR 48045 - Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program: Disqualified Recipient Reporting and Computer Matching...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Food and Nutrition Service 7 CFR Parts 272 and 273 RIN 0584-AB51 Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program: Disqualified Recipient...Matching Requirements AGENCY: Food and Nutrition Service, USDA. ACTION: Final...

2012-08-13

265

76 FR 28165 - Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program: Privacy Protections of Information From Applicant...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Food and Nutrition Service 7 CFR Part 272 [FNS-2009-0024] RIN 0584-AD91 Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program: Privacy Protections...Applicant Households AGENCY: Food and Nutrition Service, USDA. ACTION:...

2011-05-16

266

77 FR 48461 - Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program: Farm Bill of 2008 Retailer Sanctions  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Food and Nutrition Service 7 CFR Parts 278 and 279 RIN 0584-AD88 Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program: Farm Bill of 2008 Retailer Sanctions AGENCY: Food and Nutrition Service (FNS), USDA . ACTION:...

2012-08-14

267

76 FR 67315 - Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program: Quality Control Error Tolerance Threshold  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Food and Nutrition Service 7 CFR Part 275 [FNS-2011-0060] RIN 0584-AE24 Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program: Quality Control...Tolerance Threshold AGENCY: Food and Nutrition Service, USDA. ACTION:...

2011-11-01

268

75 FR 78151 - Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP): Clarifications and Corrections to Recipient...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Food and Nutrition Service 7 CFR Parts 271, 272, 273...FNS-2008-0034] RIN 0584-AD25 Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP): Clarifications...Collection Standards AGENCY: Food and Nutrition Service, USDA. ACTION: Final...

2010-12-15

269

76 FR 35787 - Updated Trafficking Definition and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)-FDPIR Dual...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Food and Nutrition Service 7 CFR Parts 271, 273...Trafficking Definition and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)-FDPIR Dual Participation AGENCY: Food and Nutrition Service, USDA. ACTION:...

2011-06-20

270

78 FR 64468 - Request for Information: Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Enhancing Retail Food...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Food and Nutrition Service [FNS-2013-0033] Request for Information: Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Enhancing...Comment Period AGENCY: Food and Nutrition Service, USDA. ACTION:...

2013-10-29

271

Evaluation of Planning Development Program Grants and Related Planning Assistance to Community Action Agencies.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The purpose of the study is to evaluate the effectiveness of three types of planning assistance provided by OEO to community action agencies: Planning development program (PDP) grants, VISTA volunteer planners, and a combination of PDP grants and VISTA vo...

V. Moore, M. Rogers

1970-01-01

272

Extent of Trafficking in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program: 2006-2008.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This is the fifth in a series of periodic analyses to estimate the extent of trafficking in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). Trafficking occurs when SNAP recipients sell their benefits at a discount to food retailers. Although traffic...

H. Wilson R. Mantovani

2011-01-01

273

The 1980 Low-Income Energy Assistance Program: A Review and Assessment.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The evaluation of the 1980 Low-Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP) drew upon a variety of information sources, including existing literature, state plans and reports, and relevant studies. Three additional data collection activities were undertaken: ...

1981-01-01

274

77 FR 47375 - Applications for New Awards; Assistive Technology Alternative Financing Program  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...purchase the specialized technologies needed to live independently...This priority is: Assistive Technology Alternative Financing Program...prudence, discretion, and intelligence would exercise in the management...for immediate and potential technology needs, including...

2012-08-08

275

TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE DOCUMENT: QUALITY ASSURANCE GUIDELINE FOR VISIBLE EMISSION TRAINING PROGRAMS  

EPA Science Inventory

This document describes procedures and outlines technical guidance for assistance in establishing effective visible emission observer training programs. Smoke generator operating information is presented and appendices gives examples of sample classroom training lectures as well ...

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15 CFR 40.3 - Cooperation with bilateral technical assistance programs of the United States.  

...Trade BUREAU OF THE CENSUS, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE TRAINING OF FOREIGN PARTICIPANTS IN CENSUS PROCEDURES AND GENERAL STATISTICS § 40.3 Cooperation with bilateral technical assistance programs of the United States. In compliance with the...

2014-01-01

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15 CFR 40.3 - Cooperation with bilateral technical assistance programs of the United States.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...Trade BUREAU OF THE CENSUS, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE TRAINING OF FOREIGN PARTICIPANTS IN CENSUS PROCEDURES AND GENERAL STATISTICS § 40.3 Cooperation with bilateral technical assistance programs of the United States. In compliance with the...

2010-01-01

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15 CFR 40.3 - Cooperation with bilateral technical assistance programs of the United States.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...Trade BUREAU OF THE CENSUS, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE TRAINING OF FOREIGN PARTICIPANTS IN CENSUS PROCEDURES AND GENERAL STATISTICS § 40.3 Cooperation with bilateral technical assistance programs of the United States. In compliance with the...

2011-01-01

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49 CFR 1.33 - Assistant Secretary for Budget and Programs and Chief Financial Officer.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...Financial Officers, Budget Officers, and Directors of Finance of the Department and...Financial Officers, Budget Officers, and Directors of Finance in each of the Operating...Assistant Secretary for Budget and Programs and...

2013-10-01

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A double WAP domain-containing protein Es-DWD1 from Eriocheir sinensis exhibits antimicrobial and proteinase inhibitory activities.  

PubMed

Whey acidic proteins (WAP) belong to a large gene family of antibacterial peptides, which are critical in the host immune response against microbial invasion. The common feature of these proteins is a single WAP domain maintained by at least one four-disulfide core (4-DSC) structure rich in cysteine residues. In this study, a double WAP domain (DWD)-containing protein, Es-DWD1, was first cloned from the Chinese mitten crab (Eriocheirsinensis). The full-length Es-DWD1cDNA was 1193 bp, including a 411 bp open reading frame (ORF) encoding 136 amino acids with a signal peptide of 22 amino acids in the N-terminus. A comparison with other reported invertebrate and vertebrate sequences revealed the presence of WAP domains characteristic of WAP superfamilies. As determined by quantitative real-time RT-PCR, Es-DWD1 transcripts were ubiquitously expressed in all tissues, but it was up-regulated in hemocytes post-challenge with pathogen-associated molecular patterns (PAMPs). The mature recombinant Es-DWD1 (rEs-DWD1) protein exhibited different binding activities to bacteria and fungus. Moreover, rEs-DWD1 could exert agglutination activities against Bacillus subtilis and Pichiapastoris and demonstrated inhibitory activities against the growth of Staphylococcus aureus, Aeromonas hydrophila and P. pastoris. Furthermore, rEs-DWD1 showed a specific protease inhibitory activity in B. subtilis. Coating of rEs-DWD1 onto agarose beads enhanced encapsulation of the beads by crab hemocytes. Collectively, the results suggest that Es-DWD1 is a double WAP domain containing protein with antimicrobial and proteinase inhibitory activities, which play significant roles in the immunity of crustaceans. PMID:23967346

Li, Shuang; Jin, Xing-Kun; Guo, Xiao-Nv; Yu, Ai-Qing; Wu, Min-Hao; Tan, Shang-Jian; Zhu, You-Ting; Li, Wei-Wei; Wang, Qun

2013-01-01

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A Copay Foundation Assistance Support Program for Patients Receiving Intravenous Cancer Therapy  

PubMed Central

Purpose: With the advent of newer cancer therapies (eg, biologic and cytotoxic), treatment is becoming increasingly expensive for patients with cancer. Patients enrolled in Medicare and commercial insurance plans often have large copay requirements with each treatment cycle. Often, these patients undergo significant financial hardship, and some patients decline treatment. We have developed a support program that works closely with all copay assistance foundations to secure financial assistance to facilitate appropriate treatment. Methods: In September, 2008 we initiated a coordinated program with various copay assistance foundations, including Healthwell, Cancer Care, Patient Access, Chronic Disease Fund, Beckstrand Cancer, Lilly Cares and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Patients requesting assistance with chemotherapy copay were enrolled in this program. Information about income level, chemotherapy regimens, and associated copay was given to these foundations, who then determined the amount of monetary assistance. Results: Since the initiation of this program, of 201 patients who began receiving chemotherapy, 25 (12.4%) requested assistance with this program for either intravenous or oral treatments. The current results of time delays for foundation decision, success rates and administrative costs to secure funding will be presented at the time of the poster presentation. Conclusion: Copay for chemotherapy drugs is a financial hardship for a significant number of patients. Coordinated resources must be provided and reimbursed to facilitate appropriate and sustainable cancer care. This program is a successful model for other centers to adopt.

Rajurkar, Swapnil P.; Presant, Cary A.; Bosserman, Linda D.; McNatt, Wendy J.

2011-01-01

282

Interstate Migrant Education Program: Portable Assisted Study Sequence Secondary Credit Accrual Program: A Drop-out Prevention Model.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes the Portable Assisted Study Sequence (PASS) program, a coordinated national effort to help migrant students complete their education. Provides information on the following: (1) when PASS can be taken; (2) how it operates; (3) what PASS courses are available; (4) what comprises a PASS packet; (5) how credits are awarded; and (6) program

Migration World Magazine, 1990

1990-01-01

283

An Interdisciplinary Teaching Program in Geriatrics for Physician's Assistants.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes a beginning course in clinical geriatrics for medical students and student physician's assistants, physical therapists and nurse practitioners. The course will increase students' ability to identify basic physical, psychological, and social characteristics of the normal aging process; and to recognize prevalent myths and negative…

Stark, Ruth; And Others

1984-01-01

284

Syllabus in Medical Assisting: Health Occupations Education Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The document presents a syllabus which would serve as a guideline for health occupations educators in establishing a course of study for training medical assistants which would meet New York State requirements and be acceptable for State credit. The syllabus is arranged in three columns: (1) minimum acceptable content of study which requires 80…

New York State Education Dept., Albany. Bureau of Occupational and Career Curriculum Development.

285

Computer-Assisted Diagnosis Program for Acute Abdominal Pain.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This report summarizes the experience with the Computer-Assisted Medical Diagnosis of Abdominal Pain project from 1 July 1982 - 30 September 1983. During this period, 30 cases of abdominal pain presenting at sea were reported to the Naval Submarine Medica...

S. F. Osborne

1983-01-01

286

Municipal Assistance Corporation/Vocational Improvement Program, Computer Education Program Evaluation Report, 1985-86. End of Year Report. OEA Evaluation Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Computer Education Program, funded by the Municipal Assistance Corporation/Vocational Improvement Program (MAC/VIP), assists New York City high schools in promoting computer education and integrating the use of computers in subject area instruction. Project goals include providing assistance in the evaluation, purchase, and installation of…

New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn. Office of Educational Assessment.

287

45 CFR 286.65 - How can a Tribe apply to administer a Tribal Temporary Assistance For Needy Families (TANF) Program?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...Tribal Temporary Assistance For Needy Families (TANF) Program? 286.65 Section 286.65 Public Welfare OFFICE OF FAMILY ASSISTANCE (ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS), ADMINISTRATION FOR CHILDREN AND FAMILIES, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN...

2013-10-01

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77 FR 12157 - Disaster Assistance Loan Program; Maximum Term for Disaster Loans to Small Businesses With Credit...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...ADMINISTRATION 13 CFR Part 123 RIN 3245-AG42 Disaster Assistance Loan Program; Maximum Term for Disaster Loans to Small Businesses With Credit Available...SUMMARY: SBA is amending its disaster assistance regulations to reflect a...

2012-02-29

289

Understanding the Employment Outcomes of Trainees in the Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) Program Under the 2002 Amendments.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) program, administered at the federal level by the U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL), provides assistance to manufacturing workers certified as having suffered trade-related job losses. First introduced in 1962 to facilitat...

J. Berk

2012-01-01

290

24 CFR 5.657 - Section 8 project-based assistance programs: Reexamination of family income and composition.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...project-based assistance programs: Reexamination of family income and composition. 5.657 Section 5.657...Assisted Housing Serving Persons with Disabilities: Family Income and Family Payment; Occupancy Requirements for Section 8...

2013-04-01

291

Comparison of Food Assistance Programs in Mexico and the United States.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The social safety nets in Mexico and the United States rely heavily on food assistance programs to ensure food security and access to safe and nutritious foods. To achieve these general goals, both countries' programs are exclusively paid for out of inter...

B. Kuhn C. Gundersen C. Valdez M. Yanez

2000-01-01

292

First Report on Accomplishments in Achieving Other Project Objectives. Magnet Assistance Program Performance Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The 1993-94 school year marked the first year of the federally-assisted magnet program implemented by Charlotte-Mecklenberg (North Carolina) Schools (CMS). This paper presents the program's goals, the measurable objectives developed to meet the goals, and first-year outcomes. The goals were to reduce, eliminate, or prevent minority group isolation…

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Public Schools, Charlotte, NC.

293

Alcohol Screening and Brief Intervention (SBI) in Telephonic Employee Assistance Programs  

Microsoft Academic Search

Substantial empirical support exists for alcohol screening and brief intervention (SBI) in medical, but not nonmedical settings. A pre- and postdesign is used to examine the effects of an alcohol SBI program implemented telephonically by Employee Assistance Program (EAP) specialists at OptumHealth Behavioral Solutions. Identification rates of risky alcohol use were significantly higher for the Post-SBI Time Period compared to

Gregory L. Greenwood; Eric Goplerud; Tracy L. McPherson; Francisca Azocar; Eugene M. Baker; Sherri Dybdahl

2010-01-01

294

Magnet Schools Assistance Program. Final Regulations. Federal Register, Department of Education, 34 CFR Part 280  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Secretary amends the regulations governing the Magnet Schools Assistance Program (MSAP) in 34 CFR part 280. These amendments allow the MSAP to use an approach similar to that in section 75.200 for establishing selection criteria in grant competitions. Under this approach the MSAP has the flexibility to use selection criteria from its program

National Archives and Records Administration, 2007

2007-01-01

295

Temporary Emergency Food Assistance Program: Perceptions of Benefits and Effect of Welfare Reform  

Microsoft Academic Search

The study evaluated the Temporary Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) in Larimer County, Colorado. Study participants of various ethnicities completed a survey containing qualitative and quantitative components. Of the 64 respondents, 58% thought they would use TEFAP a year or more; 75% found the quantity of food distributed to be helpful or very helpful. Food security status, Food Stamp program

Joda Derrickson; Patricia Spellman; Jeanne Rice; Carol Mahoney

1999-01-01

296

Computer-Assisted Instruction Program: Tennessee State University. Technical Report Number 198.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The computer-assisted instruction program at Tennessee State University in cooperation with the Institute for Mathematical Studies in the Social Sciences at Stanford University during the spring and summer of 1972 is described in this report. Four courses in Basic English, Algebra, Computer Programing, and Symbolic Logic are described. Amount of…

Searle, Barbara; And Others

297

Incorporating a Computer Assisted Reading Program into an Adult Vocational Basic Skills Lab.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A computer-assisted reading program was implemented in the VESL (Vocational English as a Second Language) Center at Hacienda La Puente Adult Schools (California), which provides support services to adult special needs vocational students. The purpose of the program was to improve the technical reading skills of the vocational students. The basic…

Vescial, Ann; And Others

298

Teacher Development Program: A Vehicle for Assisting Pre-Service Teachers  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In 1990 the Teacher Development Program was created by the Office of Professional Field Experiences at Southeastern Louisiana University to better the quality and improve the success rate of teacher candidates and student teachers. The fundamental principle behind the program was to provide assistance for pre-service teachers who need immediate…

Wood, Frances B.

2010-01-01

299

Dependents' Educational Assistance Program (DEA), Chapter 25 of Title 38, U.S. Code  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This pamphlet provides a general description of the Dependents' Educational Assistance program, or DEA (chapter 35 of title 38, U. S. Code). The DEA program provides education and training opportunities to eligible dependents and survivors of certain veterans. It covers the main questions prospective participants may have about DEA benefits,…

US Department of Veterans Affairs, 2005

2005-01-01

300

Food Assistance and Nutrition Research Innovation and Development Grants in Economics Program: Executive Summaries of 2005 Research Grants.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This report summarizes research findings from the Food Assistance and Nutrition Research Innovation and Development Grants in Economics Program (RIDGE), formerly known as the Small Grants Program. The Economic Research Service created the program in 1998 ...

T. A. Majchrowicz

2006-01-01

301

62 FR 28686 - Office of Energy Research; Energy Research Financial Assistance Program Notice 97-16; Climate...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Assistance Program Notice 97-16; Climate Change Prediction Program AGENCY: U...prediction in conjunction with the Climate Change Prediction Program, a part of...simulate decade-to-century climate change. (5) The development and...

1997-05-27

302

A Medical Assistant-Based Program to Promote Healthy Behaviors in Primary Care  

PubMed Central

PURPOSE Most primary care patients have at least 1 major behavioral risk: smoking, risky drinking, low physical activity, or unhealthy diet. We studied the effectiveness of a medical assistant–based program to identify and refer patients with risk behaviors to appropriate interventions. METHODS We undertook a randomized control trial in a practice-based research network. The trial included 864 adult patients from 6 primary care practices. Medical assistants screened patients for 4 risk behaviors and applied behavior-specific algorithms to link patients with interventions. Primary outcomes were improved risk behaviors on standardized assessments. Secondary outcomes included participation in a behavioral intervention and the program’s effect on the medical assistants’ workflow and job satisfaction. RESULTS Follow-up data were available for 55% of participants at a mean of 12 months. The medical assistant referral arm referred a greater proportion of patients than did usual care (67.4 vs 21.8%; P <.001) but did not achieve a higher success rate for improved behavioral outcomes (21.7 vs 16.9%; P=0.19). Qualitative interviews found both individual medical assistant and organizational effects on program adoption. CONCLUSION Engaging more primary care team members to address risk behaviors improved referral rates. More extensive medical assistant training, changes in practice culture, and sustained behavioral interventions will be necessary to improve risk behavior outcomes.

Ferrer, Robert L.; Mody-Bailey, Priti; Jaen, Carlos Roberto; Gott, Sherrie; Araujo, Sara

2009-01-01

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Crustin, a WAP domain containing antimicrobial peptide from freshwater prawn Macrobrachium rosenbergii: immune characterization.  

PubMed

Crustin (MrCrs) was sequenced from a freshwater prawn Macrobrachium rosenbergii. The MrCrs protein contains a signal peptide region at N-terminus between 1 and 22 and a long whey acidic protein domain (WAP domain) at C-terminus between 57 and 110 along with a WAP-type 'four-disulfide core' motif. Phylogenetic results show that MrCrs is clustered together with other crustacean crustin groups. MrCrs showed high sequence similarity (77%) with crustin from Pacific white shrimp Litopenaeus vannamei and Japanese spiny lobster Panulirus japonicas. I-TASSER uses the best structure templates to predict the possible structures of MrCrs along with PDB IDs such as 2RELA and 1FLEI. The gene expressions of MrCrs in both healthy M. rosenbergii and those infected with virus including infectious hypodermal and hematopoietic necrosis virus (IHHNV) and white spot syndrome virus (WSSV) and bacteria Aeromonas hydrophila (Gram-negative) and Enterococcus faecium (Gram-positive) were examined using quantitative real time PCR. To understand its biological activity, the recombinant MrCrs gene was constructed and expressed in Escherichia coli BL21 (DE3). The recombinant MrCrs protein agglutinated with the bacteria considered for analysis at a concentration of 25 ?g/ml, except Lactococcus lactis. The bactericidal results showed that the recombinant MrCrs protein destroyed all the bacteria after incubation, even less than 6 h. These results suggest that MrCrs is a potential antimicrobial peptide, which is involved in the defense system of M. rosenbergii against viral and bacterial infections. PMID:23069787

Arockiaraj, Jesu; Gnanam, Annie J; Muthukrishnan, Dhanaraj; Gudimella, Ranganath; Milton, James; Singh, Arun; Muthupandian, Saravanan; Kasi, Marimuthu; Bhassu, Subha

2013-01-01

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A Computer-Assisted Cytology Screening Program for Uranium Miners  

PubMed Central

A sputum cytology screening program was started for uranium miners in Elliot Lake to help in the early recognition of lung cancer in this high risk group. In order for a surveillance program to be successful a well-defined protocol is required. Because of the number of services required to support this program (coordination centre, laboratory, data centre, family physicians, consultants) the need for timely, accurate communications is extremely important and the data processing requirements are quite complex. This paper describes a computer system developed to help in the overall organization of the sputum cytology screening program and facilitate the complex network of communications. As of February, 1981, 491 participants had registered in the program and 1332 samples had been submitted. We believe it is a model for the occupational health programs required to monitor high risk workers.

Cass, Wm.; Pearson, F.G.P.; Ilves, R.; Thompson, D.W.; Caftel-Turcotte, E.; Basiuk, J.D.; Cooper, J.D.; Todd, T.R.

1981-01-01

305

Mealtime assistance for hospitalized older adults: a report on the SPOONS volunteer program.  

PubMed

Mealtime assistance may be necessary to prevent declines in hospitalized older adults' nutritional well-being. This article reports the implementation of the Support for and Promotion Of Optimal Nutritional Status (SPOONS) volunteer assistance program. Patients were 65 and older, admitted to the Acute Care for Elders Unit at the University of Alabama at Birmingham Hospital, and in need of mealtime assistance. There were 236 documented patient-volunteer encounters at which social interaction (n = 217; 92%), assistance with tray set-up (n = 162; 69%), and prompting to eat (n = 161; 68%), among other activities, were performed. Mean time of interaction was 47.8 minutes, with an average estimated cost savings of $11.94 per encounter had the service been provided by a patient care technician and $26 per encounter had it been provided by an RN. This demonstration of the SPOONS program should be followed up with an evaluation of its effectiveness. PMID:23786182

Buys, David R; Flood, Kellie L; Real, Kelsey; Chang, Michelle; Locher, Julie L

2013-09-01

306

Youth Development Program Staff: A Technical Assistance Pamphlet.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The publication suggests some guiding principles through which the Youth Development Program (YDP) director and his staff can fulfill their roles without dominating the program and threatening youth participation. An overall approach for working with youth, the human development approach, emphasizing the development and support of responsibility…

Office of Economic Opportunity, Washington, DC.

307

Study group assists in global water cycle program  

Microsoft Academic Search

The U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP) has appointed a Water Cycle Study Group (WCSG),chaired by George Hornberger of the University of Virginia, to advise the USGCRP agencies on development of a Global Water Cycle Program within the USGCRPThe aim is to define a USGCRP initiative for fiscal years 2001 and beyond. In appointing the group, Robert Corell (then chair

George M. Hornberger

2000-01-01

308

Employee assistance programs at Department of Energy contractor facilities: A resources guide  

SciTech Connect

The purpose of this guide is to assist DOE contractor personnel, who are responsible for establishing and maintaining their company's employee assistance programs (EAPs), to carry out their duties in identifying and helping employees' personal problems. This guide contains a brief overview, contractor information, an alphabetical listing of contractors, a listing of resources, professional organizations and periodicals, and an annotated bibliography of books, articles, and reports about various EAPs topics areas. (TC)

Perkins, M.; Rabinowitz, L.

1988-10-01

309

Real-time data acquisition system assists engine test program  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The mixed-fuels program examined included two major phases: the development of a reformer that would provide an onboard source of hydrogen, and the testing of induction systems and mixed fuels on a conventional V8 engine to verify the concept and define the system's potential. The discussion is limited to the engine testing phase. The testing program is reviewed and the effectiveness of an IDAC data acquisition system in supporting the engine testing program is demonstrated. The data system's application is illustrated by examples.

Griffin, D. C., Jr.

1975-01-01

310

Inactivation of the Streptococcus mutans wall-associated protein A gene (wapA) results in a decrease in sucrose-dependent adherence and aggregation.  

PubMed Central

A 0.8-kb HindIII-BamHI internal fragment of the Streptococcus mutans wall-associated protein A gene (wapA) was ligated to the 5.1-kb HindIII-BamHI fragment of the chimeric Streptococcus-Escherichia coli plasmid pVA891 (Emr Cmr). The resulting construct was used to transform S. mutans GS-5, and erythromycin-resistant mutants were isolated and analyzed. Directed mutagenesis of the wapA gene by plasmid insertion through homologous recombination was demonstrated by Southern blot hybridization with the wapA and pVA891 probes. Stable mutants were obtained, and the alteration of the wapA gene by insertional inactivation was associated with a significant decrease in S. mutans sucrose-dependent aggregation and binding to smooth surfaces. Thus, WapA may play an important role in the colonization of the tooth surface by S. mutans and in the buildup of dental plaque. These findings provided an explanation for previous studies which indicated that WapA was effective in the prevention of dental caries in animal models. Thus, the use of recombinant WapA in the preparation of a safe and effective human dental vaccine should be investigated further. Images

Qian, H; Dao, M L

1993-01-01

311

An Entering Year Program: Assisting with University Retention.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes the Entering Year Program at the University of Iowa, which provides a deliberate and systematic integration of educational support services within the residence hall environment. Goals and specific activities are described. (JAC)

Hetherington, Cheryl; Davis, June

1984-01-01

312

Preface: Weatherization Assistance Program Close-Up Compendium  

SciTech Connect

The United States demonstrates its commitment to technology and efficiency through the Weatherization Program. Weatherization uses advanced technologies and techniques to reduce energy costs for low-income families by increasing the energy efficiency of their homes.

D& R International

2001-10-10

313

Employee Assistance Programs in Higher Education. Alcohol, Mental Health and Professional Development Programming for Faculty and Staff.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The promotion of employee assistance programs (EAP) in higher education is considered in 24 chapters, with an emphasis on enhancing resources and the academic environment for faculty and staff. Seven topical areas are addressed: history of EAP; characteristics of higher education; alcoholism and other risks in the academic life-style; EAP models…

Thoreson, Richard W., Ed.; Hosokawa, Elizabeth P., Ed.

314

Welfare System Reform: Coordinating Federal, State, and Local Public Assistance Programs. Studies in Social Welfare Policies and Programs, Number 16.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The 16 chapters in this book are intended to stimulate thinking about approaches to dealing with the substance of public assistance policy as it bears on coordination issues, organizational arrangements for policy development and delivery, and processes for building linkages between disparate but related programs. Part I, an introduction, contains…

Jennings, Edward T., Jr., Ed.; Zank, Neal S., Ed.

315

Progress report of the National Weatherization Assistance Program  

SciTech Connect

The National Weatherization Evaluation of the 1989 Program Year and the Metaevaluation of 1996 are described in two ways in this summary document. The text pages summarize the results of the two evaluations conducted by the Oak Ridge National Laboratory. The photographs and explanations illustrate weatherization operations and tactics. An overview and history of the program is provided, followed by the scope of weatherization, metaevaluation methods and results for 1996, national evaluation methods and results for 1989, response to evaluation findings, remaining opportunities, and next steps. Conclusions and significant findings are then given.

Berry, L.G.; Brown, M.A. [Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States); Kinney, L.F. [Synertech Systems Corp. (United States)

1997-09-01

316

75 FR 9149 - Community Outreach and Assistance Partnership Program  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...recommendations, to the Manager of FCIC, who will make...announcement. However, if the Manager of FCIC determines that...outreach program, then the Manager may elect to not fund...organizational skills, leadership, and experience in...professionals, and agricultural leaders to enhance the...

2010-03-01

317

Documentation for the Computer Assisted Diagnostic Program for Dental Pain.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

A computer based dental program has been developed by the Great Lakes Dental Research Institute, Great Lakes, Illinois, and the Naval Submarine Medical Research Laboratory, NAVSUBASE NLON, Groton, CT. It is a rule-based diagnostic system for use with trau...

C. Burgess-Russotti D. Hamilton K. Fisherkeller

1989-01-01

318

Availability of Fresh Produce in Nutrition Assistance Programs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Noting that fruit and vegetable consumption is an important component of a balanced diet consistent with the "Dietary Guidelines for Americans" and the Food Guide Pyramid, this report fulfills a request from the Appropriations Committee Directives to analyze current levels of fresh produce in Department of Agriculture (USDA) nutritional programs,…

Food and Nutrition Service (USDA), Alexandria, VA. Office of Analysis and Evaluation.

319

North dakota assistance program for dementia caregivers lowered utilization, produced savings, and increased empowerment.  

PubMed

North Dakota's state-funded Dementia Care Services Program provides individualized assistance to caregivers of persons with dementia. Caregivers can contact program representatives at any time and may continue to contact them throughout the years they are caring for the person with dementia. During the program's first forty-two months of operation (January 2010 to June 2013), care consultants assisted 1,750 caregivers, primarily family members, of 951 persons with dementia. In survey responses and other self-reported data, the unpaid caregivers credited the assistance program with helping them feel more empowered, consider their charges less likely to be placed in long-term care, and use less potentially avoidable medical services such as hospitalizations and 911 calls. The program's estimated potential savings were $39.2 million from delayed long-term care placement and $0.8 million from reduced use of medical services, and its two-year costs were $1.2 million. The program's success with its rural service population, for which travel tends to be difficult and resources limited, provides a model for others to adapt. It also encourages further research on impacts of individualized support programs on persons with dementia and their caregivers. PMID:24711321

Klug, Marilyn G; Halaas, Gwen Wagstrom; Peterson, Mandi-Leigh

2014-04-01

320

Sperm chromatin integrity of bucks transgenic for the WAP bGH gene.  

PubMed

The aim of the study was to compare sperm chromatin structure of transgenic and non-transgenic rabbits. In addition, the effect of chromatin structure on semen fertility was determined. Twenty male rabbits transgenic (TG) for WAP bGH gene (Edison Biotechnology Institute Ohio University, USA) and nine non-transgenic (NTG) males were used. Both TG and NTG rabbits were 13-18 months old. Semen was collected at 1-week intervals and 3-7 ejaculates from each rabbit were examined in total. Sperm chromatin abnormalities were measured flow cytometrically according to the Sperm Chromatin Structure Assay method: after chromatin denaturation by low pH, sperm cells were stained with metachromatic fluorochrome acridine orange. Spermatozoa with abnormal chromatin structure and, subsequently, higher degree of denaturation, showed a shift in red fluorescence. Two different methods of semen fertility estimation were used: (1) for TG rabbits, AI of superovulated does and calculation of percentages of fertilised eggs and embryos developing in vitro to the blastocyst stage; (2) for NTG rabbits, AI of non-stimulated does and calculation of percentages of pregnant does and mean litter sizes. The mean value of COMPalpha(t) was 3.71 for TG rabbits and 2.89 for NTG rabbits (no significant difference, t-test). The mean values of S.D.alpha(t) for the TG and NTG rabbits were 10.94 and 10.40 (no significant difference, t-test), respectively. There were no significant correlations between sperm chromatin structure of TG males and the percentages of fertilised eggs or embryos developing to the blastocyst stage. A statistically significant correlation (-0.68, P<0.05) was found between S.D.alpha(t) of NTG males and percentages of pregnant does. The results showed chromatin stability was not different for sperm obtained from TG versus NTG bucks. The presence of WAP bGH gene construct in the genome of transgenic rabbits did not cause any spermatogenesis process disturbances leading to the production of spermatozoa with damaged chromatin structure. This suggests that the mere presence of the introduced gene construct does not lead to any abnormalities in DNA and chromatin proteins interaction. The possible chromatin damages in transgenic animals should be attributed to the activity of the introduced gene. The relationships between chromatin structure and fertility are only significant for sperm from NTG bucks. PMID:11078972

Gogol, P; Bochenek, M; Smorag, Z

2000-12-01

321

Compendium of federal Financial Assistance Programs: Targeting programs for state and local ground-water protection  

SciTech Connect

Contents: agricultural conservation; agricultural education/technical assistance; agricultural pollution control; agricultural research; community development; drinking water protection; emergency water assistance; environmental protection; farm ownership credit; hazardous waste management; pesticides control; rural development; solid waste management; superfund; toxic substances; underground storage tanks; water pollution control; and water resources development.

Not Available

1990-09-01

322

Exploring Animal-Assisted Programs with Children in School and Therapeutic Contexts  

Microsoft Academic Search

Animal-Assisted programs with children are becoming increasingly popular in school and therapeutic settings. This article\\u000a provides an overview of the benefits accrued by children as well as the concerns with programs which involve animals, and\\u000a therapy dogs in particular, in these environments. Research over the past 30 years indicates that therapy dogs may offer physiological,\\u000a emotional, social, and physical support for

Lori Friesen

2010-01-01

323

Training the Teaching Assistant: Matching TA Strengths and Capabilities to Meet Specific Program Goals  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This article describes a teaching assistant (TA) training program to improve quality of a college physics course. It presents the goals and structures of the physics course and the TA training program and describes the formative evaluation procedure and its role in developing the training model. The work concludes that students in the physics class valued the recitation and laboratory sections taught by trained TAs.

Lawrenz, France; Heller, Patricia; Keith, Ronald; Heller, Kenneth

2006-06-19

324

77 FR 24215 - Section 8 Housing Assistance Payments Program-Fiscal Year (FY) 2012 Inflation Factors for Public...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...tenant-based rental assistance voucher program or housing choice voucher (HCV) program of each PHA. For FY 2011 and FY 2010...Statistics, and the ``wages and salaries'' component of personal income from the National Income and Product Accounts from...

2012-04-23

325

Annual Report - 1974-75 University Center Program for Management and Technical Assistance in EDA-Designated Counties in Arkansas.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The objectives of the Industrial Research and Extension Center are to increase income and employment in the state of Arkansas through a program of research, education and technical assistance. Specific objectives of the program are to stimulate the expans...

1975-01-01

326

14 CFR 399.91 - Air carrier participation in programs of technical assistance to airlines of less developed...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...Space 4 2014-01-01 2014-01-01 false Air carrier participation in programs of technical assistance...Relating to Interests, Activities, and Relationships of Air Carriers § 399.91 Air carrier participation in programs of technical...

2014-01-01

327

Scientist's Expert Assistant to Support NGST Observing Program  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Scientist's Expert Assistant is a prototype effort to explore new alternatives for developing observing proposals. Supporting the Phase II proposal effort at the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) is currently a manually intensive effort. In order to meet the operational cost objectives for the Next Generation Space Telescope (NGST), this process needs to be dramatically less time consuming and less costly. Our approach is to use a combination of artificial intelligence and user interface techniques to provide a system that minimizes redundant data entry, allows users to approach the process visually, and provides a guided interview process to structure observations. The Advanced Architectures and Automation Branch of NASA Goddard's Information Systems Center is working with the STScI to explore alternatives for SEA, using an iterative prototype-review-revise cycle. We are testing the usefulness of rule-based expert systems to painlessly guide a scientist to his or her desired observation specification. We are also prototyping an interactive, visual tool (The Visual Target Tuner, VTT) for fine-tuning the target location and orientation, and an Exposure Time Calculator (ETC). Both the VTT and ETC are essential tools during proposal preparation, because they help an observer determine important observational constraints. In developing our prototype, we are using STScI's two-phase proposal submission approach and Hubble Space Telescope's upcoming Advanced Camera for Surveys (ACS) as our testbed instrument. We are using the latest release of Java as our development language for its object-oriented capabilities and platform independence. This gives us the ability to easily extend the tools capabilities and to provide a means to easily "plug-in" customized components such as new or different detectors, new observing modes, or even the characteristics of a completely different observatory.

Brooks, T.; Koratkar, A.; Jones, J.; Ruley, L.; Grosvenor, S.

1998-05-01

328

Management Styles, Perceptions of Substance Abuse, and Employee Assistance Programs in Organizations  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this article, the authors examine the relationships among organizational style, perceptions of the extent of substance abuse, and the structure and processes of Employee Assistance Programs (EAPs) in the work place. To collect data for this study, researchers administered the Survey of Organizations (SOO) questionaire and additional questions relating to substance use to a random sample of employees from

Paul D. Steele; Robert L. Hubbard

1985-01-01

329

Academic Skills Center Program: Peer Tutoring, Study Skills Classes, Academic Assistance.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Academic Skills Center at Black Hills State University provides a peer assistance program comprising both individual tutoring in classes offered in each academic division and credit classes in study skills. The goal of the Center is to respond effectively and quickly to individual educational needs of students and faculty through a…

Anderson, Betty Marie; And Others

330

Louisiana's Ventilator Assisted Care Program: Case Management Services to Link Tertiary with Community-Based Care.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Ventilator Assisted Care Program provides centralized case management services to ventilator-using youths and their families in Louisiana. Case managers develop individualized, comprehensive plans to be implemented locally using community resources; plans are based on needs identified by tertiary care providers and family members and are…

Kirkhart, Kathryn A.; And Others

1988-01-01

331

Financial Aid and Students' College Decisions: Evidence from the District of Columbia Tuition Assistance Grant Program  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The District of Columbia Tuition Assistance Grant Program (DCTAG), instituted in 1999, allows D.C. residents to attend public colleges and universities throughout the country at considerably lower in-state tuition rates. We use the sharp decline in the price of public colleges and universities faced by D.C. residents to estimate the effects of…

Abraham, Katharine G.; Clark, Melissa A.

2006-01-01

332

Evaluating the Impact of the D.C. Tuition Assistance Grant Program  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The D.C. Tuition Assistance Grant program dramatically changed college prices for District of Columbia residents, allowing them to pay in-state tuition at public institutions around the country. Between 1998 and 2000, the number of D.C. residents attending public institutions in Virginia and Maryland more than doubled; when public institutions in…

Kane, Thomas J.

2007-01-01

333

Ranking versus Voting: The Politics of Selection in a Physician Assistant Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In a study conducted over three years involving selection of 32 students and 15 alternates for a physicians-assistant program, a modified ranking system was compared with a more traditional voting system. Excellent agreement existed between the methods and neither compromised the selection of disadvantaged students. Advantages of the modified…

Stumpf, Steven H.; Liskin, Jack

1994-01-01

334

Analysis of Substance Use and Abuse Instruction in U.S. Physician Assistant Education Programs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Reports results of a survey of 50 accredited physician assistant programs regarding their substance use/abuse education: curricula, legal and ethical perspectives, and teaching methodologies. Traditional teaching methods, general biomedical concepts, and treatment modes and outcomes are emphasized, while developing students' multicultural…

Rabak-Wagener, Judith; Davis, R. Ellen

1995-01-01

335

Nassau Community College: Higher Education Services Corporation Tuition Assistance Program. Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document is a report of the audit of Higher Education Services Corporation's (HESC's) audit of the Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) at Nassau Community College (New York). A randomly selected sample of 200 out of 20,062 student TAP awards certified by the community college was reviewed and analyzed. Findings determine that the community…

Barber, Jerry

336

Retention Rates, Graduates, and LAM-Series Completers for the Legal Assistant Management Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In February 1996, Gainesville College, in Georgia, conducted a study of students in its Legal Assistant Management (LAM) Program to determine retention rates, numbers of graduates, and course pass rates. Retention and graduation rates were calculated for 175 students who enrolled in at least one LAM course from spring 1991 to fall 1995. In…

Hamilton, John

337

The Student Assistance Program: Meeting the Needs of Students in Crisis.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Examines the ethical questions involved in intervening when a student has emotional difficulties. Particularly asks how adjunct faculty can be prepared to handle these situations, given their busy schedules and minimal institutional involvement. Describes the student assistance program (SAP), a committee that offers guidance to faculty and…

DeJong, William; DeRicco, Beth

2003-01-01

338

Prevention Counseling and Student Assistance Programs: A Review of the Literature  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Substance abuse prevention counseling can be found in two venues: school counseling and student assistance programs (SAPs). School prevention counseling is based on school psychology and guidance counseling. The authors of this article did not find any empirical studies of prevention counseling. Six criteria were used to assess the published…

Loneck, Barry; Corrigan, Matthew J.; Videka, Lynn; Newman, Lucy J.; Reed, John Charles; Moonan, Kimberly E.

2010-01-01

339

The Florida Adult Homeless Literacy and Basic Skills Assistance Project 1992-1993. Program Evaluation Summary.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Florida Adult Homeless Literacy and Basic Skills Assistance Project was initiated in 1992 to provide literacy and basic skills training to at least 2,700 homeless Florida adults. In 1993, a limited evaluation of the project was conducted. Evaluation data were collected from reviews of 39 state and local documents, interviews with the program

Gardner, Dan

340

75 FR 15693 - Extension of Web-Based TRICARE Assistance Program Demonstration Project  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

This notice is to advise interested parties of an extension to the Military Health System (MHS) demonstration project, under authority of Title 10, United States Code, Section 1092, entitled Web-Based TRICARE Assistance Program. This demonstration was effective August 1, 2009, as referenced in the original Federal Register (FR) Notice, 74 FR 3667, dated July 24, 2009. The demonstration project......

2010-03-30

341

77 FR 8837 - Termination of the Department of Defense Web-Based TRICARE Assistance Program Demonstration  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

This notice is to advise interested parties of the termination of the Military Health System (MHS) demonstration project, under authority of Title 10, U.S. Code, Section 1092, entitled Web-Based TRICARE Assistance Program (TRIAP). The demonstration project uses existing health care support contracts (HCSC) to allow web-based behavioral health and related services including non-medical counseling......

2012-02-15

342

Evaluation of DILearn: An Interactive Computer-Assisted Learning Program for Drug Information.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Use of an interactive computer-assisted learning program to teach basic skills in obtaining drug information was investigated with 26 doctoral pharmacy students and a control group of 25 students receiving lecture instruction. Findings indicated no significant differences in short-term retention of drug information between groups and that students…

Tunget, Cynthia L.; And Others

1993-01-01

343

Community Health Centers: A Promising Venue for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education in the Central Valley  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Health care providers could help achieve the necessary shift to healthful eating and active living; however, lack of coverage or reimbursement, lack of time, and limited information about appropriate interventions are some of the documented barriers. This report highlights the potential for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education…

MkNelly, Barbara; Nishio, Stephanie; Peshek, Cynthia; Oppen, Michelle

2011-01-01

344

Private sector involvement in the US program of technical assistance to IAEA safeguards.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The US Program of Technical Assistance to IAEA Safeguards (POTAS) relies on technical expertise found in the U. S private and public sectors. Since 1993, the international Safeguards Project Office (ISPO) has sought to increase the role of the private sec...

S. E. Pepper L. Epel G. Maise A. Reisman J. Skalyo

1995-01-01

345

Taking on the World: A Guide to Developing a Regional Export Assistance Program. Second Edition.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Taking On The World is intended for use by local or regional entities which are considering the establishment of their own programs to assist firms in their areas to develop or expand and export marketing capability. The guide provides a cookbook approach...

1993-01-01

346

How to Start and Operate an Effective Business and Technology Assistance Program.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The objective of this handbook is to aid in the establishment and operation of business and technology assistance programs at the local, state, and national levels. Whereas the primary emphasis is on helping small and medium-size manufacturers, most aspec...

K. G. Feuerman K. J. Weaver N. J. Frantz

1989-01-01

347

Tribal Energy Program, Assisting Tribes to Realize Their Energy Visions (Brochure), Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy (EERE)  

SciTech Connect

This 12-page brochure provides an overview of the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy's Tribal Energy Program and describes the financial, technical, and educational assistance it provides to help tribes develop their renewable energy resources and reduce their energy consumption.

Not Available

2013-06-01

348

The Effect of a Computer-Assisted Career Guidance Program on Secondary Schools in Korea.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Experimental study of the effect of computer-assisted career guidance program on career development of South Korean 9th- and 11th-grade students measured by pre-post test scores on instrument to determine career-conscious development of adolescents. Finds significantly higher mean posttest career-conscious scores in experimental group. One of…

Kim, Tai-Ho; Kim, Young-Hye

2001-01-01

349

Service Excellence: An AV Training Program for Student-Assistant Staff.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper presents an overview of the audiovisual (AV) training program for student-assistant staff and the effect it has had in meeting service excellence goals for the Media Resources unit of Educational Technology Services at the State University of New York at Buffalo. A description of the Media Resources unit indicates that it has 11…

Anderson, James A.

350

The scope of the Weatherization Assistance Program: Profile of the population in need  

SciTech Connect

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is conducting a national evaluation of its Weatherization Assistance Program, an energy efficiency program that provides financial assistance to qualifying low-income households for the {open_quotes}weatherization{close_quotes} of their housing units. The evaluation, being conducted for the Department by Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), is comprised of five studies. One of the five is a two-part analysis of the scope of the Weatherization Assistance Program and other resources devoted to low-income energy efficiency, including the number of dwellings weatherized to date and the population remaining to be served. This study is referred to here as the {open_quotes}Scope{close_quotes} study. This report presents the results of the second part of the {open_quotes}Scope{close_quotes} study, which investigates the characteristics of the population eligible for and in need of the DOE Weatherization Assistance Program - The Profile of the Population in Need. The {open_quotes}Profile{close_quotes} study is an attempt to use the Energy Information Administration`s Residential Energy Consumption Survey (RECS) for 1990 to define the weatherization-related characteristics of the low-income population. The RECS, a national survey with a sample size of 5,095 households, is the most reliable source for information regarding residential energy-use and housing characteristics because data is collected from fuel vendors on actual household energy bills and consumption for a large and representative sample of households.

Eisenberg, J.F.; Michels, E.; Carroll, D.; Berdux, N.

1994-03-01

351

THE PROGRAM TO ASSIST IN TRACKING CRITICAL HABITAT (PATCH MODEL FOR WINDOWS  

EPA Science Inventory

The Western Ecology Division of NHEERL is pleased to announce the release of a Windows version of PATCH. PATCH (Program to Assist in Tracking Critical Habitat) is a spatially explicit, individual-based, life history model for wildlife species. It is designed as a tool for risk ...

352

Part 110--Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Age in Programs or Activities Receiving Federal Financial Assistance.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document addresses nondiscrimination on the basis of age in programs or activities receiving federal financial assistance. It consists of the amendments made in the notice of Final Regulations published in the Federal Register on November 13, 2000. Its purpose is to set out the Department of Education's rules for implementing the Age…

Office for Civil Rights (ED), Washington, DC.

353

Magnet Schools Assistance Program. Final Regulations. Federal Register, Department of Education, 34 CFR Part 280  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Secretary amends the Magnet Schools Assistance Program (MSAP) regulations to reflect changes made to the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA), as amended by the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB). These regulations are effective March 3, 2004. [These final regulations were prepared by the Office of Innovation and…

National Archives and Records Administration, 2004

2004-01-01

354

Effects of a Computer-Assisted-Instruction Program in a Prison Setting: An Experimental Study.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A study to determine the extent of differences between inmates who used computer-assisted instruction and those who received traditional instruction in a prison education program found no differences in posttest scores. Possible explanations included attitudes toward testing, motivation, teacher support, dynamics of prison culture, and software…

Batchelder, John Stuart; Rachal, John R.

2000-01-01

355

Integrating Assistive Technology into Teacher Education Programs: Trials, Tribulations, and Lessons Learned  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article describes several stages in the integration of assistive technology (AT) into and across the curriculum of a teacher education program. The multi-year initiative included several projects and strategies that differentially affected faculty ability to integrate training and evaluation in using AT in their coursework. All strategies…

Van Laarhoven, Toni; Munk, Dennis D.; Chandler, Lynette K.; Zurita, Leslie; Lynch, Kathleen

2012-01-01

356

Development of Computer-Assisted Instruction Program for Child Sexual Abuse Prevention  

Microsoft Academic Search

Summary This study describes the development of an interactive, educational computer-assisted instruction (CAI) program using a multimedia CD-ROM for child sexual abuse prevention. Needs assessment was conducted through qualitative and quantitative studies on randomly selected parents, teachers, and lower grade- schoolers in Korea. Assessment results revealed a high number of children having insufficient knowledge on child sexual abuse and a

Jeongyee Bae; Rosel L. Panuncio

357

Promoting Awareness of Government Export Assistance Programs in the International Marketing Course.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A survey of 67 Academy of International Business members found that while international marketing instructors felt federally-supported export assistance programs are important for export success, they were not very familiar with them and did not have positive perceptions about the quality of services already offered. Little class time is devoted…

Letovsky, Robert

1995-01-01

358

Utilizing Undergraduate Peer Teaching Assistants in a Speaking Program in Spanish as a Foreign Language  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Peer teaching instruction has not received much attention in college second language (L2) learning. In this article, an L2 peer teaching program at the College of Charleston is discussed including the role, training, and supervision of undergraduate peer teaching assistants (PTAs). The article also explores the hinds of self-reported benefits…

Rodriguez-Sabater, Silvia

2005-01-01

359

Impact of Employee Assistance Programs on Substance Abusers and Workplace Safety  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Businesses have dealt with substance abuse in different ways. Some organizations have established Employee Assistance Programs (EAPs) to address these problems. One large national company chose to fire employees with positive drug screens, offer them EAP services, and then consider them for rehire after treatment. A study of performance records…

Elliott, Karen; Shelley, Kyna

2005-01-01

360

An Educational Program to Assist Clinicians in Identifying Elder Investment Fraud and Financial Exploitation  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Due to age-related factors and illnesses, older adults may become vulnerable to elder investment fraud and financial exploitation (EIFFE). The authors describe the development and preliminary evaluation of an educational program to raise awareness and assist clinicians in identifying older adults at risk. Participants (n = 127) gave high ratings…

Mills, Whitney L.; Roush, Robert E.; Moye, Jennifer; Kunik, Mark E.; Wilson, Nancy L.; Taffet, George E.; Naik, Aanand D.

2012-01-01

361

Employee Assistance Program (EAP) Referral Agents' Conceptions of the Causes and Treatment of Alcohol Dependence  

Microsoft Academic Search

Analyses of general population surveys have suggested that individuals who concur with the view that alcohol dependence is a disease prefer it be treated by physicians, rather than through the techniques advocated by proponents of the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) core technology. This study examined relationships between beliefs regarding the causes of alcohol dependence and its effective treatment among a

Richard M. Weiss

2010-01-01

362

The Regional Educational Technology Assistance Program: Its Effects on Teaching Practices.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article discusses the effects of the Regional Technology Assistance Program (RETA) on the teaching practices and collegial behaviors of its participants and instructors. It presents findings that suggest that, as a result of their involvement in RETA's ongoing, peer-directed, constructivist-based professional development workshops, teacher…

Gonzales, Carmen; Pickett, Linda; Hupert, Naomi; Martin, Wendy

2002-01-01

363

BREEDING, GENETICS, AND PHYSIOLOGY Increasing Efficiency of a Marker-Assisted Breeding Program  

Microsoft Academic Search

Molecular tools such as genotyping and marker-assisted selection (MAS) are being used in the development of improved rice varieties. In this program, DNA markers are used to select progeny of crosses in early generations for desirable agronomic traits, molecularly characterize a working germplasm collection, and track introgression of yield quantitative trait loci (QTL) from a wild rice species. Cooking quality

V. A. Boyett; J. W. Gibbons; K. A. K. Moldenhauer

364

Does the Method of Instruction Affect the Performance of Sailors in the Tuition assistance Program.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This study analyzes the impact of the Navy's Tuition Assistance (TA) program on the retention and performance of first-term navy enlisted personnel by method of instruction. This study is unique in that it estimates the effect of overall TA usage as well ...

S. Woosley

2009-01-01

365

Enhancing the Delivery of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education through Geographic Information Systems  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Network for a Healthy California (Network) employs a Geographic Information System (GIS) to identify the target audience and plan program activities because GIS is a powerful tool for assisting in data integration and planning. This paper describes common uses of GIS by Network contractors as well as demonstrating the possibilities of GIS as a…

Stone, Matthew

2011-01-01

366

Teacher Training Programs for Computer Education and Computer Assisted Education in Turkey  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The aim of this descriptive study is to review the applications and problems on the teacher training programs for computer education and computer assisted education (CAE) in Turkey. The study, firstly, introduces some applications and major problems on using instructional media and computers in developing countries and instructional technology…

Usun, Salih

2007-01-01

367

Evaluation of the Energy Impact Assistance Program (Section 601 of P. L. 95-620). Final report  

SciTech Connect

This report presents the findings of an assessment of the Energy Impact Area Development Assistance Program. Enacted as Section 601 of the Powerplant and Industrial Fuel Use Act of 1978, the program was funded for three Fiscal Years (1979 through 1981). This study documents the activities undertaken by the program, assesses its accomplishments, and identifies implications of this experience for future impact mitigation assistance initiatives. The background, coverage, activities, process evaluation, efficiency and effectiveness evaluation, and implications for future programs are included.

Ramsdell, M.J.; Lago, A.M.; Worthington, H.M.; Burkhardt, J.E.; Wozny, M.C.; Lago, C.M.

1984-08-15

368

Securing the safety net: concurrent participation in income eligible assistance programs.  

PubMed

Participation in women, infants and children (WIC), supplemental nutritional assistance program (SNAP), temporary assistance for needy families (TANF), and medical assistance program (MAP) programs provide critical nutrition and health benefits to low-income families. Concurrent enrollment in these programs provides a powerful safety net, yet simultaneous participation is reported to be low. Underutilization undermines program objectives, client well-being and food security. This paper examines concurrent participation among the most needy WIC clients, those at/below 100% of the federal poverty level (FPL), in SNAP, TANF and MAP. We examined the Maryland state WIC program infant electronic database (N = 34,409) for the 12-month period ending September 2010. Our analysis focused on two-thirds of these infants (N = 23,065) who were at/below the 100% FPL. Mothers' mean age was 26.8 ± 6 years; 20.6% White; 52.7% African American, and 23.4% Hispanic. Approximately 10% of infants weighed <2,500 g and 1.5% weighed <1,500 g at birth. Average household income was $10,160; 55.7% were at/below 50% FPL. Two-thirds (68.4%) participated in MAP, 31% in SNAP and 9% in TANF. Only 8% were enrolled in all three programs whereas 28% were not enrolled in any. There was a statistically significant difference in mean age and household income between multi-program beneficiaries and mothers who solely participated in WIC: 25.6 ± 5 years and $7,298 ± $4,496 compared with 27.2 ± 6 years and $12,216 ± $6,920, respectively (p < 0.001). Among WIC families at or below 100% FPL, only 8% received multi-program benefits. Specific factors responsible for participation on an individual level are not available. To optimize enrollment, a coordinated effort is essential to identify and overcome barriers to concurrent participation among these families. PMID:23771236

Gilbert, Danielle; Nanda, Joy; Paige, David

2014-04-01

369

Weatherization Assistance Program: Final monitoring report for: Arizona, California, Nevada  

SciTech Connect

Stroud, Inc., was awarded a contract by the Department of Energy San Francisco Operations Office (DOE-SAN) to evaluate the weatherization programs for selected grantees and subgrantees in Arizona, California, and Nevada. The provisions of the contract specified an initial year and renewable optional periods of two (2) additional years. The first year of the contract began on October 1, 1985, and expired on September 30, 1986. The final report for that first year was submitted to DOE-SAN in August, 1986. The second year of the contract began on October 1, 1986, and expired on September 30, 1987. The final report for that second year was submitted to DOE-SAN in August, 1987. This report covers the monitoring of grantees and subgrantees for the second option year, or what is the third year of the contract. The first two (2) weeks of the third year's activities were devoted to scheduling the agencies to be monitored. The actual field monitoring began on November 16, 1987, and was completed on August 19, 1988. During this nine-month period, twenty-nine (29) agencies, both grantees and subgrantees, were visited and evaluated under this contract.

Not Available

1988-09-01

370

77 FR 59311 - Federal Student Aid Programs (Student Assistance General Provisions, Federal Perkins Loan Program...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION 34 CFR Parts 668, 674, 682, and 685...Perkins Loan Program, Federal Family Education Loan Program, and the Federal Direct...Program) AGENCY: Office of Postsecondary Education, Department of Education....

2012-09-27

371

Epidemiology for community health nursing: an interactive computer assisted instruction program.  

PubMed

Epidemiology and its application to community health nursing is an essential concept for baccalaureate nursing students. To facilitate student learning, nursing faculty chose to use computer assisted instruction (CAI) as an adjunct teaching-learning strategy. An interdisciplinary team, including nursing content specialists and a computer programmer, produced an interactive CAI that integrated epidemiologic content, community health nursing practice, and learning-theory principles. Contents of the program modules are described, and program strategies used to enhance learning are delineated. Evaluation of the program indicated students (N = 106) believed the content was clearly explained and preferred learning epidemiology through combining classroom learning with CAI rather than through textbook reading assignments. PMID:8199930

Russell, K M; Miller, A M; Czerwinska, J

1994-01-01

372

A multicentre randomised assessment of the DAWN AC computer-assisted oral anticoagulant dosage program.  

PubMed

Computer-assisted oral anticoagulant dosage is being increasingly used to meet growing demands for oral anticoagulation. The DAWN AC is one of the most widely used computer-dosage programs. Evidence of its value and that of other computer programs has been based previously only on laboratory evidence of "time in target INR range" (TIR) not on clinical safety in practice. A five-year international randomised clinical study of computer assistance with the DAWN AC program compared with manual dosage in 2,631 patients has been performed at 13 centres with established expertise in oral anticoagulation mainly in the EU. Safety assessment have been based on the comparison of bleeding or thrombotic events with DAWN AC compared with manual dosage in a randomised study. Safety of the DAWN AC program has been demonstrated. Clinical events of bleeding and thrombosis were almost identical with the experienced manual dosage group. Therapeutic control improved with DAWN AC to 66.8% from 63.4% TIR. The program failed to provide a dosage recommendation on only 5.7% of occasions. At a group of experienced centres with a special interest in oral anticoagulation, the DAWN AC computer-dosage program proved as safe clinically as manual dosage by experienced medical staff. With DAWN AC, laboratory control was improved, the difference being highly significant. The results should reassure hospitals and community clinics that the DAWN AC program is safe and facilitate greater and longer provision of warfarin treatment where required. PMID:19277410

Poller, Leon; Keown, Michelle; Ibrahim, Saied; Lowe, Gordon; Moia, Marco; Turpie, Alexander G; Roberts, Christopher; van den Besselaar, Anton M H P; van der Meer, Felix J M; Tripodi, Armando; Palareti, Gualtiero; Shiach, Caroline; Bryan, Stirling; Samama, Meyer; Burgess-Wilson, Michael; Heagerty, Anthony; Maccallum, Peter; Wright, David; Jespersen, Jørgen

2009-03-01

373

DHEW/USOE Task Force on Management of Student Assistance Programs: Preliminary Report to the Deputy Commissioner for Higher Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document reviews the management of ten student assistance programs, including: the Basic Educational Opportunity Grants (BEOG), the State Student Incentive Grants (SSIG), the Supplementary Educational Opportunity Grants program (SEOG), the College Work Study program (CWSP), the National Direct Student Loan program (NDSL), the Guaranteed…

Phillips, John; And Others

374

Introducing personal digital assistants to enhance nursing education in undergraduate and graduate nursing programs.  

PubMed

This article describes how a school of nursing implemented an innovative program to introduce personal digital assistants to undergraduate and graduate nursing students. Undergraduate students studying pharmacology and nurse practitioner graduate students in an adult health course were asked to purchase a personal digital assistant privately or through the university bookstore. Faculty selected an appropriate software package. After students were oriented to the hardware and software package, innovative teaching strategies were implemented to help guide students to use their mobile devices to access clinically relevant information. Student feedback about this experience was positive. The most important elements for successful adoption of personal digital assistants are to provide training for both faculty and students, and to develop learning opportunities using the technology. Use of mobile technologies is an important competency that will improve the quality of nursing practice and therefore should be included in nursing curricula. PMID:21210606

Cibulka, Nancy J; Crane-Wider, Lottchen

2011-02-01

375

European Long-Term Care Programs: Lessons for Community Living Assistance Services and Supports?  

PubMed Central

Objective To uncover lessons from abroad for Community Living Assistance Services and Supports (CLASS), a federally run voluntary public long-term care (LTC) insurance program created under the Accountable Care Act of 2010. Data Sources Program administrators and policy researchers from Austria, England, France, Germany, and the Netherlands. Study Design Qualitative methods focused on key parameters of cash for care: how programs set benefit levels; project expenditures; control administrative costs; regulate the use of benefits; and protect workers. Data Collection/Extraction Methods Structured discussions were conducted during an international conference of LTC experts, followed by personal meetings and individual correspondence. Principal Findings Germany's self-financing mandate and tight targeting of benefits have resulted in a solvent program with low premiums. Black markets for care are likely in the absence of regulation; France addresses this via a unique system ensuing legal payment of workers. Conclusions Programs in the five countries studied have lessons, both positive and negative, relevant to CLASS design.

Nadash, Pamela; Doty, Pamela; Mahoney, Kevin J; von Schwanenflugel, Matthias

2012-01-01

376

ASSIST - THE ABSTRACT SEMI-MARKOV SPECIFICATION INTERFACE TO THE SURE TOOL PROGRAM (SUN VERSION)  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

ASSIST, the Abstract Semi-Markov Specification Interface to the SURE Tool program, is an interface that will enable reliability engineers to accurately design large semi-Markov models. The user describes the failure behavior of a fault-tolerant computer system in an abstract, high-level language. The ASSIST program then automatically generates a corresponding semi-Markov model. The abstract language allows efficient description of large, complex systems; a one-page ASSIST-language description may result in a semi-Markov model with thousands of states and transitions. The ASSIST program also includes model-reduction techniques to facilitate efficient modeling of large systems. Instead of listing the individual states of the Markov model, reliability engineers can specify the rules governing the behavior of a system, and these are used to automatically generate the model. ASSIST reads an input file describing the failure behavior of a system in an abstract language and generates a Markov model in the format needed for input to SURE, the semi-Markov Unreliability Range Evaluator program, and PAWS/STEM, the Pade Approximation with Scaling program and Scaled Taylor Exponential Matrix. A Markov model consists of a number of system states and transitions between them. Each state in the model represents a possible state of the system in terms of which components have failed, which ones have been removed, etc. Within ASSIST, each state is defined by a state vector, where each element of the vector takes on an integer value within a defined range. An element can represent any meaningful characteristic, such as the number of working components of one type in the system, or the number of faulty components of another type in use. Statements representing transitions between states in the model have three parts: a condition expression, a destination expression, and a rate expression. The first expression is a Boolean expression describing the state space variable values of states for which the transition is valid. The second expression defines the destination state for the transition in terms of state space variable values. The third expression defines the distribution of elapsed time for the transition. The mathematical approach chosen to solve a reliability problem may vary with the size and nature of the problem. Although different solution techniques are utilized on different programs, it is possible to have a common input language. The Systems Validation Methods group at NASA Langley Research Center has created a set of programs that form the basis for a reliability analysis workstation. The set of programs are: SURE reliability analysis program (COSMIC program LAR-13789, LAR-14921); the ASSIST specification interface program (LAR-14193, LAR-14923), PAWS/STEM reliability analysis programs (LAR-14165, LAR-14920); and the FTC fault tree tool (LAR-14586, LAR-14922). FTC is used to calculate the top-event probability for a fault tree. PAWS/STEM and SURE are programs which interpret the same SURE language, but utilize different solution methods. ASSIST is a preprocessor that generates SURE language from a more abstract definition. SURE, ASSIST, and PAWS/STEM are also offered as a bundle. Please see the abstract for COS-10039/COS-10041, SARA - SURE/ASSIST Reliability Analysis Workstation, for pricing details. ASSIST was originally developed for DEC VAX series computers running VMS and was later ported for use on Sun computers running SunOS. The VMS version (LAR14193) is written in C-language and can be compiled with the VAX C compiler. The standard distribution medium for the VMS version of ASSIST is a 9-track 1600 BPI magnetic tape in VMSINSTAL format. It is also available on a TK50 tape cartridge in VMSINSTAL format. Executables are included. The Sun version (LAR14923) is written in ANSI C-language. An ANSI compliant C compiler is required in order to compile this package. The standard distribution medium for the Sun version of ASSIST is a .25 inch streaming magnetic tape cartridge in UNIX tar format. Both Sun3 and Sun4 executables ar

Johnson, S. C.

1994-01-01

377

ASSIST - THE ABSTRACT SEMI-MARKOV SPECIFICATION INTERFACE TO THE SURE TOOL PROGRAM (VAX VMS VERSION)  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

ASSIST, the Abstract Semi-Markov Specification Interface to the SURE Tool program, is an interface that will enable reliability engineers to accurately design large semi-Markov models. The user describes the failure behavior of a fault-tolerant computer system in an abstract, high-level language. The ASSIST program then automatically generates a corresponding semi-Markov model. The abstract language allows efficient description of large, complex systems; a one-page ASSIST-language description may result in a semi-Markov model with thousands of states and transitions. The ASSIST program also includes model-reduction techniques to facilitate efficient modeling of large systems. Instead of listing the individual states of the Markov model, reliability engineers can specify the rules governing the behavior of a system, and these are used to automatically generate the model. ASSIST reads an input file describing the failure behavior of a system in an abstract language and generates a Markov model in the format needed for input to SURE, the semi-Markov Unreliability Range Evaluator program, and PAWS/STEM, the Pade Approximation with Scaling program and Scaled Taylor Exponential Matrix. A Markov model consists of a number of system states and transitions between them. Each state in the model represents a possible state of the system in terms of which components have failed, which ones have been removed, etc. Within ASSIST, each state is defined by a state vector, where each element of the vector takes on an integer value within a defined range. An element can represent any meaningful characteristic, such as the number of working components of one type in the system, or the number of faulty components of another type in use. Statements representing transitions between states in the model have three parts: a condition expression, a destination expression, and a rate expression. The first expression is a Boolean expression describing the state space variable values of states for which the transition is valid. The second expression defines the destination state for the transition in terms of state space variable values. The third expression defines the distribution of elapsed time for the transition. The mathematical approach chosen to solve a reliability problem may vary with the size and nature of the problem. Although different solution techniques are utilized on different programs, it is possible to have a common input language. The Systems Validation Methods group at NASA Langley Research Center has created a set of programs that form the basis for a reliability analysis workstation. The set of programs are: SURE reliability analysis program (COSMIC program LAR-13789, LAR-14921); the ASSIST specification interface program (LAR-14193, LAR-14923), PAWS/STEM reliability analysis programs (LAR-14165, LAR-14920); and the FTC fault tree tool (LAR-14586, LAR-14922). FTC is used to calculate the top-event probability for a fault tree. PAWS/STEM and SURE are programs which interpret the same SURE language, but utilize different solution methods. ASSIST is a preprocessor that generates SURE language from a more abstract definition. SURE, ASSIST, and PAWS/STEM are also offered as a bundle. Please see the abstract for COS-10039/COS-10041, SARA - SURE/ASSIST Reliability Analysis Workstation, for pricing details. ASSIST was originally developed for DEC VAX series computers running VMS and was later ported for use on Sun computers running SunOS. The VMS version (LAR14193) is written in C-language and can be compiled with the VAX C compiler. The standard distribution medium for the VMS version of ASSIST is a 9-track 1600 BPI magnetic tape in VMSINSTAL format. It is also available on a TK50 tape cartridge in VMSINSTAL format. Executables are included. The Sun version (LAR14923) is written in ANSI C-language. An ANSI compliant C compiler is required in order to compile this package. The standard distribution medium for the Sun version of ASSIST is a .25 inch streaming magnetic tape cartridge in UNIX tar format. Both Sun3 and Sun4 executables ar

Johnson, S. C.

1994-01-01

378

The Plate Boundary Observatory Student Field Assistant Program in Southern California  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Each summer, UNAVCO hires students as part of the Plate Boundary Observatory (PBO) Student Field Assistant Program. PBO, the geodetic component of the NSF-funded EarthScope project, involves the reconnaissance, permitting, installation, documentation, and maintenance of 880 permanent GPS stations in five years. During the summer 2007, nine students from around the US and Puerto Rico were hired to assist PBO engineers during the busy summer field season. From June to September, students worked closely with PBO field engineers to install and maintain permanent GPS stations in all regions of PBO, including Alaska. The PBO Student Field Assistant Program provides students with professional hands-on field experience as well as continuing education in the geosciences. It also gives students a glimpse into the increasing technologies available to the science community, the scope of geophysical research utilizing these technologies, and the field techniques necessary to complete this research. Students in the PBO Field Assistant Program are involved in all aspects of GPS support, including in-warehouse preparation and in-field installations and maintenance. Students are taught practical skills such as drilling, wiring, welding, hardware configuration, documentation, and proper field safety procedures needed to construct permanent GPS stations. These real world experiences provide the students with technical and professional skills that are not always available to them in a classroom, and will benefit them greatly in their future studies and careers. The 2007 summer field season in Southern California consisted of over 35 GPS permanent station installations. To date, the Southern California region of PBO has installed over 190 GPS stations. This poster presentation will highlight the experiences gained by the Southern California student field assistants, while supporting PBO- Southern California GPS installations in the Mohave Desert and the Inyo National Forest.

Seider, E. L.

2007-12-01

379

Homelessness Assistance and Resources  

MedlinePLUS

... Events Ask A Question Technical Assistance About Grantees Homelessness Assistance and Resources "Stable housing is the foundation ... Federal Strategic Plan to Prevent and End Homelessness Homelessness Assistance Programs HUD's homeless assistance programs are categorized ...

380

Assistive Technology in Medicaid Home and Community-Based Waiver Programs  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose: As consensus emerges concerning the need to extend publicly funded home- and community- based services that support the independence of seniors, studies have reported the efficacy and cost effectiveness of assistive technology (AT). This article presents the latest available national AT expenditure and participation trends (1999-2002) for Medicaid 1915(c) waivers, the largest Medicaid home- and community-based service program. Design

Martin Kitchener; Terence Ng; Hyang Yuol Lee; Charlene Harrington

2008-01-01

381

A Data Quality Control Program for Computer-Assisted Personal Interviews  

PubMed Central

Researchers strive to optimize data quality in order to ensure that study findings are valid and reliable. In this paper, we describe a data quality control program designed to maximize quality of survey data collected using computer-assisted personal interviews. The quality control program comprised three phases: (1) software development, (2) an interviewer quality control protocol, and (3) a data cleaning and processing protocol. To illustrate the value of the program, we assess its use in the Translating Research in Elder Care Study. We utilize data collected annually for two years from computer-assisted personal interviews with 3004 healthcare aides. Data quality was assessed using both survey and process data. Missing data and data errors were minimal. Mean and median values and standard deviations were within acceptable limits. Process data indicated that in only 3.4% and 4.0% of cases was the interviewer unable to conduct interviews in accordance with the details of the program. Interviewers' perceptions of interview quality also significantly improved between Years 1 and 2. While this data quality control program was demanding in terms of time and resources, we found that the benefits clearly outweighed the effort required to achieve high-quality data.

Squires, Janet E.; Hutchinson, Alison M.; Bostrom, Anne-Marie; Deis, Kelly; Norton, Peter G.; Cummings, Greta G.; Estabrooks, Carole A.

2012-01-01

382

The novel activated microglia/macrophage WAP domain protein, AMWAP, acts as a counter-regulator of proinflammatory response.  

PubMed

Microgliosis is a common phenomenon in neurodegenerative disorders, including retinal dystrophies. To identify candidate genes involved in microglial activation, we used DNA-microarray analysis of retinal microglia from wild-type and retinoschisin-deficient (Rs1h(-/Y)) mice, a prototypic model for inherited retinal degeneration. Thereby, we cloned a novel 76 aa protein encoding a microglia/macrophage-restricted whey acidic protein (WAP) termed activated microglia/macrophage WAP domain protein (AMWAP). The gene consists of three exons and is located on mouse chromosome 11 in proximity to a chemokine gene cluster. mRNA expression of AMWAP was detected in microglia from Rs1h(-/Y) retinas, brain microglia, and other tissue macrophages. AMWAP transcription was rapidly induced in BV-2 microglia upon stimulation with multiple TLR ligands and IFN-gamma. The TLR-dependent expression of AMWAP was dependent on NF-kappaB, whereas its microglia/macrophage-specific transcription was regulated by PU.1. Functional characterization showed that AMWAP overexpression reduced the proinflammatory cytokines IL-6 and IL-1beta and concomitantly increased expression of the alternative activation markers arginase 1 and Cd206. Conversely, small interfering RNA knockdown of AMWAP lead to higher IL-6, IL-1beta, and Ccl2 transcript levels, whereas diminishing arginase 1 and Cd206 expression. Moreover, AMWAP expressing cells had less migratory capacity and showed increased adhesion in a trypsin-protection assay indicating antiserine protease activity. In agreement with findings from other WAP proteins, micromolar concentrations of recombinant AMWAP exhibited significant growth inhibitory activity against Escherichia coli, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, and Bacillus subtilis. Taken together, we propose that AMWAP is a counter-regulator of proinflammatory microglia/macrophage activation and a potential modulator of innate immunity in neurodegeneration. PMID:20709948

Karlstetter, Marcus; Walczak, Yana; Weigelt, Karin; Ebert, Stefanie; Van den Brulle, Jan; Schwer, Heinz; Fuchshofer, Rudolf; Langmann, Thomas

2010-09-15

383

Discovering Hidden Resources: Partners and Volunteers--Assistive Technology Reuse Programs. Conference Proceedings (Decatur, Georgia, May 1-2, 2000).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This brief paper summarizes proceedings of a May 2000 conference, Discovering Hidden Resources: Partners and Volunteers--Assistive Technology Reuse Programs, hosted by the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America. The conference focused on different approaches for involving corporate and private partners in…

RESNA: Association for the Advancement of Rehabilitation Technology, Arlington, VA.

384

Evaluation of a Shared-Work Program for Reducing Assistance Provided to Supported Workers with Severe Multiple Disabilities.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Evaluation of a shared-work program found that job coach assistance to three workers with severe multiple disabilities could be reduced by assigning each worker only those job tasks able to be performed with minimal assistance while ensuring that entire tasks were still completed by combining steps performed by all three workers. (Contains…

Parsons, Marsha B.; Reid, Dennis H.; Green, Carolyn W.; Browning, Leah B.; Hensley, Mary B.

2002-01-01

385

Experiences of Families Using Food Assistance and Welfare Programs in North Carolina: Perceived Barriers and Recommendations for Improvement  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study describes the experiences of families using food assistance and welfare programs in North Carolina. A qualitative study was conducted consisting of 17 focus group discussions in 12 locations encompassing three major geographic regions in North Carolina. A convenience sample of 141 participants was recruited from private, nonprofit agencies that provide assistance to poor families. In each region, an

Janice M. Dodds; Indu Ahluwalia; Magda Baligh

1996-01-01

386

Development and Supervision of Teaching Assistants in Foreign Languages. Issues in Language Program Direction: A Series of Annual Volumes.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This collection of papers includes three parts. Part 1, "TA Development Programs," offers "Undergraduate Teaching Assistants: One Model" (Katherine M. Kulick); "Teaching Assistant Development: A Case Study" (Julia Herschensohn); and "Breaking Out of the Vicious Circle: TA Training, Education, and Supervision for the Less Commonly Taught Languages"…

Walz, Joel C., Ed.

387

34 CFR 222.65 - How may a State aid program affect a local educational agency's eligibility for assistance under...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...2013-07-01 false How may a State aid program affect a local educational agency's...EDUCATION, DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION IMPACT AID PROGRAMS Additional Assistance for Heavily...of the Act § 222.65 How may a State aid program affect a local educational...

2013-07-01

388

Catalog of Federal Education Assistance Programs--1976: An Indexed Guide to the Federal Government's Programs Offering Educational Benefits to the American People.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This catalog is composed of brief descriptions of, and extensive indexes to, federal programs that provide educational benefits to the American public. It includes programs administered by the U.S. Office of Education as well as those administered by other federal agencies. The federal education assistance programs are aimed at all educational…

Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.

389

76 FR 72707 - Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation; Medicare Program; Meeting of the...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Medicare Program; Meeting of the Technical Advisory Panel on Medicare Trustee Reports AGENCY: Assistant Secretary for...announces public meetings of the Technical Advisory Panel on Medicare Trustee Reports (Panel). Notice of these...

2011-11-25

390

Alternative Approach: Assessing the Impact of HUD's Assisted Housing Programs on Educational Opportunity and Well-being.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Alternative Approach: Assessing the Impact of HUD's Assisted Housing Programs on Educational Opportunity and Well-being provides an alternative approach to measuring educational opportunity for use in promoting the well-being of children served by HUDs as...

C. C. Chen D. Culhane J. Fantuzzo W. LeBoeuf

2011-01-01

391

World Weather Watch: Consolidated Report on the Voluntary Assistance Program Including Projects Approved for Circulation in 1977.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

General remarks on the status of the overall Voluntary Assistance Program (VAP) are followed by guidelines for use in the implementation of World Weather Watch projects through VAP. Equipment required to implement VAP projects approved for 1977 is listed ...

1978-01-01

392

42 CFR 436.210 - Individuals who meet the income and resource requirements of the cash assistance programs.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES (CONTINUED) MEDICAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS ELIGIBILITY IN GUAM, PUERTO RICO, AND THE VIRGIN ISLANDS Options for Coverage as Categorically Needy Options for Coverage of Families and Children and Aged, Blind,...

2013-10-01

393

Management assistance and technical support for the programs in exploration technology. Final report, December 1, 1978-February 28, 1980  

SciTech Connect

Management assistance for the Geothermal Exploration and Assessment Technology Program is reviewed briefly. Abstracts of ten reports issued on this contract are included. Papers from two previous contracts are listed. (MHR)

Bowman, J.R.; Evans, S.H. Jr.; Hohmann, G.W.

1980-09-01

394

T700 Turbine Nozzle Manufacturing Technology Program. Computer Assisted EDM. Cooling Flow Measurement by IR. Automated Optical Area Measurement.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This program consisted of three separate tasks relative to the improvement of T700 turbine nozzle manufacturing process. (1) Computer Assisted EDM - This report documents a series of four experiments performed at the Manufacturing Technology Laboratory in...

G. R. Dearth T. Bantel D. Mack V. Bolduc

1981-01-01

395

Factors Influencing the Sustainability of U.S. Foreign Assistance Programs in Health 1942-1989: A Six Country Synthesis.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The study reviews U.S. assistance in health, population, and nutrition programs between 1942 and 1988 in six countries -- Honduras, Guatemala, Senegal, Tanzania, Zaire, and Thailand. The analysis reveals striking differences in the levels of project susta...

1990-01-01

396

Food Deserts in Leon County, FL: Disparate Distribution of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program–Accepting Stores by Neighborhood Characteristics  

Microsoft Academic Search

ObjectiveExamine whether neighborhood characteristics of racial composition, income, and rurality were related to distribution of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)–accepting stores in Leon County, Florida.

Samantha Rigby; Angela F. Leone; HwaHwan Kim; Connie Betterley; Mary Ann Johnson; Hilda Kurtz; Jung Sun Lee

397

Comparison of the Usability of Three Versions of a Computerized Medical Diagnostic Assistance Program for Abdominal Pain.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Three versions of a computerized medical diagnostic assistance program for abdominal pain were tested for ease of use, ease of learning, user satisfaction, and time to complete the Pain Site screen. A higher satisfaction rating was associated with visual ...

B. L. Ryack D. M. Stetson E. F. Chouinard

1991-01-01

398

Computer-Assisted, Programmed Text, and Lecture Modes of Instruction in Three Medical Training Courses: Comparative Evaluation.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The present study of 700 medical trainees in three different career fields was conducted to reduce the data gap in medical training on the following major questions: (a) Do computer-assisted instruction, programmed text, and lecture differ in instructiona...

G. M. Deignan B. R. Seager M. Kimball N. S. Horowitz

1980-01-01

399

Computer-Assisted, Programmed Text, and Lecture Modes of Instruction in Three Medical Training Courses: Comparative Evaluation.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This report contains a comparative analysis of the differential effectiveness of computer-assisted instruction (CAI), programmed instructional text (PIT), and lecture methods of instruction in three medical courses--Medical Laboratory, Radiology, and Dent...

G. M. Deignan

1980-01-01

400

Reducing Stress to Minimize Injury: The Nation's First Employee Assistance Program for Dairy Farmers.  

PubMed

ABSTRACT This commentary describes the nation's first Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for dairy farmers. It discusses (1) the significant financial strain and emotional stress experienced by Vermont's dairy farmers reaching dangerous levels; (2) the effect of stress and anxiety on workplace safety; and (3) the highly effective role of an EAP in reducing stress. The commentary depicts the Farm First program model of prevention and early intervention services for dairy farmers that include short-term solution-focused counseling, resources, and referrals to help farmers address the stressors they confront daily. The Farm First program mitigates depression, anxiety, financial and legal problems, family issues, and other stressors on farms that are correlated with accidents, on-the-job injuries, disability, and harm to self or others. EAPs specifically have been shown to reduce on-the-job injuries by reducing employee stress. Ultimately the program has seen good usage commensurate with that at any place of employment. Further, in addition to seeking help for themselves, a number of farmers have used this management consultation service to obtain assistance with farm worker issues. Although the authors have not systematically studied this approach, it shows promise and the authors encourage its duplication and further study in other states. PMID:24911685

Dickens, Steven; Dotter, Earl; Handy, Myra; Waterman, Louise

2014-01-01

401

Metaevaluation of National Weatherization Assistance Program Based on State Studies, 1993-2002  

SciTech Connect

The National Weatherization Assistance Program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and implemented by state and local agencies throughout the United States, weatherizes homes for low-income residents in order to increase their energy efficiency and lower utility bills. Research staff members at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) have performed two previous metaevaluations of this program (Berry, 1997; Schweitzer and Berry, 1999). Both of these earlier metaevaluations involved synthesizing the results from individual studies of state weatherization efforts completed during a several year period. This report is the third in a series of metaevaluations of state-level studies. It is built on the foundation developed by the previous two metaevaluations. The purpose of this report, like that of the two earlier ORNL metaevaluations, is to provide a current estimate of the average national energy savings per home weatherized for the Weatherization Assistance Program based on the relevant state-level studies. All three of the metaevaluations, including this one, were designed to be updates to the findings of a national evaluation of the Weatherization Assistance Program, which examined a representative national sample of several thousand structures weatherized in 1989 (Brown, Berry, Balzer, and Faby 1993). Although the first and second metaevaluations used separate sets of state-level studies, completed during different time periods, there was little difference in their findings about the typical national energy savings per weatherized home for homes that heat with natural gas. Our initial analysis efforts for this report involved repeating the same procedures that had been used in the previous two reports. In particular, we collected and examined only the state-level evaluations that had become available between September of 1998 and August of 2002. Once again, we found little difference in the average energy savings estimates per weatherized home that were produced with this third set of the most recently available state-level evaluations.

Berry, L

2003-04-02

402

Evaluating the Weatherization Assistance Program in Your State: A Manager's Guide  

SciTech Connect

Evaluations of the Weatherization Assistance Program (the Program) serve three major purposes: (1) to document the energy savings and cost effectiveness of the Program, (2) to attract and maintain funding, and (3) to identify opportunities for improving the Program's performance. State managers need detailed and specific information about the performance of their own Program if they are to conduct and market it as effectively as possible. In this evaluation guide, we focus almost entirely on the issues related to the measurement of energy savings. Because the Program's main goal is to reduce the energy use and energy burden of low-income households, the minimum output of an evaluation study should be an estimate of energy savings. If resources are limited, the first priority is to obtain this estimate of savings. Some states may be interested in other issues such as determining Program cost effectiveness, testing the value of various audit types, or identifying the best opportunities for increasing energy savings. Because of limited resources, most will focus only on measuring energy savings.

Berry, L

2000-05-11

403

The Medical Library Assistance Act: An Analysis of the NLM Extramural Programs, 1965-1970 *  

PubMed Central

The imbalance between medical library resources and information needs of the health professional led to a reexamination of the mandate for the National Library of Medicine. Legislation known as the Medical Library Assistance Act (MLAA) was passed in 1965 which enabled the NLM to (1) initiate programs to assist the nation's medical libraries and (2) develop a medical library network with the establishment of regional medical libraries to link the NLM with local institutions. The National Library of Medicine, through the MLAA, has made available $40.8 million to the medical library community under a competitive grant and contract mechanism for the period July 1965—June 1970. A total of 604 projects has been executed in resources, research and development, training, construction, regional medical libraries, publications, and special scientific projects. An assessment is given of each of these programs and their impact on both the National Library of Medicine and individual medical libraries. In the aggregate, these programs have significantly improved library and information services to the professional health user. The principal limitation has been inadequate funding to accomplish the level of originally stated objectives.

Cummings, Martin M.; Corning, Mary E.

1971-01-01

404

FAR EAST TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS OF U.S. NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS (INCLUDING VOLUNTARY AGENCIES, MISSIONS, AND FOUNDATIONS), DIRECTORY - 1966.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

PART 1 OF THIS PROGRAM GUIDE LISTS TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE AGENCIES AND OTHER ORGANIZATIONS FOR THE FAR EAST, TOGETHER WITH ADDRESSES, TELEPHONE NUMBERS, EXECUTIVE OFFICERS, PROGRAM DIRECTORS, COUNTRIES SERVED, AND ESTIMATED COSTS. PART 2 GIVES PROGRAM DATA (ORGANIZATIONS, OPERATING AND SUPPORT PROGRAMS, TYPES OF ASSISTANCE, REGIONAL REPRESENTATIVES,…

BURGESS, MARY ELLEN, ED.

405

Uptake of a technology-assisted home-care cardiac rehabilitation program.  

PubMed

The prevalence of cardiovascular disease, a major cause of disease burden in Australia and other developed countries, is increasing due to a rapidly ageing population and environmental, biomedical and modifiable lifestyle factors. Although cardiac rehabilitation (CR) programs have been shown to be beneficial and effective, rates of referral, uptake and utilisation of traditional hospital or community centre programs are poor. Home-based CR programs have been shown to be as effective as centre-based programs, and recent advances in information and communication technologies (ICT) can be used to enhance the delivery of such programs. The Care Assessment Platform (CAP) is an integrated home-based CR model incorporating ICT (including a mobile phone and the internet) and providing all the core components of traditional CR (education, physical activity, exercise training, behaviour modification strategies and psychological counselling). The mobile phone given to patients has an integrated accelerometer and diary application for recording exercise and health information. A central database, with access to these data, allows mentors to assess patients' progress, assist in setting goals, revise targets and give weekly personal feedback. Mentors find the mobile-phone modalities practical and easy to use, and preliminary results show high usage rates and acceptance of ICT by participants. The provision of ICT-supported home-based CR programs may enable more patients in both metropolitan and remote settings to benefit from CR. PMID:21401482

Varnfield, Marlien; Karunanithi, Mohanraj K; Särelä, Antti; Garcia, Elsa; Fairfull, Anita; Oldenburg, Brian F; Walters, Darren L

2011-02-21

406

Does nursing assistant certification increase nursing student's confidence level of basic nursing care when entering a nursing program?  

PubMed

The purpose of this study was to explore nursing student's confidence level with basic nursing care when entering the nursing program after implementation of required nursing assistant certification for program admission. In addition, the relationship between being employed as a nursing assistant and confidence level with basic nursing care when entering the nursing program was explored. A Likert-scale survey assessing confidence levels of basic nursing care was sent to 156 nursing students admitted to a nursing program prior to their first nursing course. Confidence level with nursing skills, nursing assistant employment, and length of nursing assistant employment were assessed. Students were most confident in hand washing (M = 5.87, SD = 0.36), gloving and gowning (M =5.46, SD = 0.75), making an unoccupied bed (M = 5.38, SD = 0.88), and oral temperature (M = 5.30, SD = 0.87). Students were least confident in the fitting for cane (M = 1.74, SD = 1.16) and ambulation with crutches on steps (M =1.81, SD = 1.27). Nursing assistant employment increased student confidence with basic nursing care. Nursing programs cannot assume that students are prepared in basic nursing care based on a nursing assistant certification. PMID:24720945

Stombaugh, Angie; Judd, Andrea

2014-01-01

407

The Computer-Assisted Brief Intervention for Tobacco (CABIT) Program: A Pilot Study  

PubMed Central

Background Health care providers do not routinely carry out brief counseling for tobacco cessation despite the evidence for its effectiveness. For this intervention to be routinely used, it must be brief, be convenient, require little investment of resources, require little specialized training, and be perceived as efficacious by providers. Technological advances hold much potential for addressing the barriers preventing the integration of brief interventions for tobacco cessation into the health care setting. Objective This paper describes the development and initial evaluation of the Computer-Assisted Brief Intervention for Tobacco (CABIT) program, a web-based, multimedia tobacco intervention for use in opportunistic settings. Methods The CABIT uses a self-administered, computerized assessment to produce personalized health care provider and patient reports, and cue a stage-matched video intervention. Respondents interested in changing their tobacco use are offered a faxed referral to a “best matched” tobacco treatment provider (ie, dynamic referral). During 2008, the CABIT program was evaluated in an emergency department, an employee assistance program, and a tobacco dependence program in New Jersey. Participants and health care providers completed semistructured interviews and satisfaction ratings of the assessment, reports, video intervention, and referrals using a 5-point scale. Results Mean patient satisfaction scores (n = 67) for all domains ranged from 4.00 (Good) to 5.00 (Excellent; Mean = 4.48). Health care providers completed satisfaction forms for 39 patients. Of these 39 patients, 34 (87%) received tobacco resources and referrals they would not have received under standard care. Of the 45 participants offered a dynamic referral, 28 (62%) accepted. Conclusions The CABIT program provided a user-friendly, desirable service for tobacco users and their health care providers. Further development and clinical trial testing is warranted to establish its effectiveness in promoting treatment engagement and tobacco cessation.

Bedek, Kristyna L; Byrne, Nelson J; Baumann, Brigitte M; Lord, Sherrill A; Grissom, Grant

2012-01-01

408

Obesity, Poverty, and Participation in Nutrition Assistance Programs. Family Programs. Report No. FSP-04-PO.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In September 2003, the U. S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) contracted with ALTA Systems to conduct a project with the goal of providing a comprehensive overview of the relationship between poverty, program participation and obesity by conducting an in depth literature review; and convening an expert panel. The…

Linz, Paul; Lee, Michael; Bell, Loren

2005-01-01

409

[Pharmaceutical Assistance in the Family Healthcare Program: points of affinity and discord in the organization process].  

PubMed

The scope of this study was to discuss the organization of the pharmaceutical assistance service in the family healthcare program. Qualitative research from a critical/analytical perspective was conducted in family healthcare units in a municipality of the state of Bahia, Brazil. Data was collected on the basis of systematic observation, semi-structured interviews and documents analysis from a dialectic standpoint. The organization of Pharmaceutical Assistance consisted of selection, planning, acquisition, storage and dispensing activities. The process was studied in the implementation phase, which was occurring in a centralized and uncoordinated fashion, without the proposed team work. An excess of activity was observed among the healthcare workers and there was an absence of a continued education policy for the workers. For the transformation of this situation and to ensure the organization of pharmaceutical assistance with quality and in an integrated manner, a reworking of the manner of thinking and action of the players concerned (managers, health workers and users), who participate directly in the organization, is necessary. Furthermore, mechanical, bureaucratic and impersonal work practices need to be abandoned. PMID:21987338

Silva Oliveira, Tatiana de Alencar; Maria, Tatiane de Oliveira Silva; Alves do Nascimento, Angela Maria; do Nascimento, Angela Alves

2011-09-01

410

Geothermal direct-heat utilization assistance. Quarterly project progress report, July 1996September 1996. Federal Assistance Program  

Microsoft Academic Search

This report summarizes geothermal technical assistance, R&D and technology transfer activities of the Geo-Heat Center at Oregon Institute of Technology for the fourth quarter of FY-96. It describes 152 contacts with parties during this period related to technical assistance with geothermal direct heat projects. Areas dealt with include geothermal heat pumps, space heating, greenhouses, aquaculture, equipment, economics and resources. Research

Lienau

1996-01-01

411

Curriculum Design and Program to Train Older Adults to Use Personal Digital Assistants  

PubMed Central

Purpose The aim of this study was to demonstrate that many older adults can share in the potential benefits of using a personal digital assistant (PDA), including using the device as a memory aid for addresses and appointments, to improve medication adherence, and as a useful organizational tool and communication device. Design and Methods A curriculum, designed specifically for older adults, was developed that provided the necessary information and practice to use the technology. The degree to which the curriculum improved user skills was measured by testing participants on basic and advanced features of each of the standard PDA programs. Results Participants were successful in using the technology and indicated satisfaction with the medication-reminder program specifically designed to accommodate the needs of older adults. Implications The PDA, supported with well-designed software and well-executed training, can provide unique benefits to older adults.

Sterns, Anthony A.

2008-01-01

412

78 FR 34666 - Section 8 Housing Assistance Payments Program-Fiscal Year (FY) 2013 Inflation Factors for Public...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...for the Tenant-based Rental Assistance Program or Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Program of each PHA. For FY 2011 and FY 2010...Statistics, and the ``wages and salaries'' component of personal income from the National Income and Product Accounts from...

2013-06-10

413

Microswitch- and VOCA-Assisted Programs for Two Post-Coma Persons with Minimally Conscious State and Pervasive Motor Disabilities  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Intervention programs, based on learning principles and assistive technology, were assessed in two studies with two post-coma men with minimally conscious state and pervasive motor disabilities. Study I assessed a program that included (a) an optic microswitch, activated via double blinking, which allowed a man direct access to brief music…

Lancioni, Giulio E.; Singh, Nirbhay N.; O'Reilly, Mark F.; Sigafoos, Jeff; Buonocunto, Francesca; Sacco, Valentina; Colonna, Fabio; Navarro, Jorge; Oliva, Doretta; Signorino, Mario; Megna, Gianfranco

2009-01-01

414

The Relationship between Physical Therapist Assistant Faculty Characteristics and Program Outcomes on the National Physical Therapy Examination  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Background. There is a paucity of published literature regarding the correlation between faculty characteristics and outcomes on the National Physical Therapy Examination for Physical Therapist Assistants (NPTE-PTA). Purpose. To determine if there was a relationship between faculty characteristics in PTA educational programs and program outcomes…

Novak, Malorie Kosht

2009-01-01

415

Preventing Alcohol Problems Through a Student Assistance Program: A Manual for Implementation Based on the Westchester County, New York Model.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This manual was designed to provide school administrators, counselors, teachers, parent groups, and community members with a comprehensive school-based program for preventing alcohol problems. Detection and intervention before the onset of alcohol and drug problems is stressed. Modeled after employees' assistance programs used to identify and aid…

Snyder, Gerald; And Others

416

An Evaluation of the Effectiveness of a Computer Assisted Instructional Program in Basic Literacy Skills in a County Jail.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This evaluation of the effectiveness of a computer assisted instructional program in basic literacy skills for inmates in a county jail covers the first year of the program. Instructional materials used were developed by Control Data Corporation for use on the PLATO system, and consisted of lessons in vocabulary, reading, spelling, arithmetic…

Diem, Richard A.; Fairweather, Peter G.

417

Status of U.S. programs for material protection, control & accounting assistance to Ukraine and Kazakstan  

SciTech Connect

The United States is one of several donor states providing technical assistance to the Newly Independent States (NIS) of the Former Soviet Union (FSU) for improving their systems for control of nuclear materials. Ukraine and Kazakstan have significant nuclear energy programs. Both countries have committed to nonproliferation of nuclear weapons. They have signed the NPT and have safeguards agreements with the U.S. concerning development of state systems of control, accounting and physical protection of nuclear materials. As directed by the DOE - International Safeguards Division (now the DOE - Russia/NIS Nuclear Materials Security Task Force), technical specialists from several national laboratories, including Argonne, Los Alamos, Oak Ridge, Pacific Northwest and Sandia, as well as representatives of other U.S. Government organizations, such as the NRC, DOD/DNA and the New Brunswick Laboratory, are interacting with government regulatory and facility personnel of Ukraine and Kazakstan. Argonne has program coordination responsibilities for both countries. In support of agreements between the U.S. and Ukraine and the U.S. and Kazakstan, the DOE is responsible for providing technical assistance and training to aid in the evaluation, design, development, and implementation of nuclear material safeguards. This assistance includes: (1) information systems for tracking and reporting the location of nuclear materials, (2) application of nuclear measurement techniques for verifying inventories, (3) material control and accounting (MC&A) systems, and (4) physical protection (PP) systems. Site survey teams, including both MC&A and PP experts from several national labs, have visited Ukraine and Kazakstan. This paper summarizes activities to date and future plans.

Roche, C.T.; Zinneman, T.E.; Rudolph, R.R.

1995-12-01

418

The U.S. DOE MPC and A assistance program to Ukraine  

SciTech Connect

The nuclear industry of Ukraine is a vital part of the national economy. In 1995 nuclear power accounted for approximately 37% of the total electricity production. Ukraine has five nuclear power stations with fourteen reactors in commercial operation. Ukraine also has research facilities whose work involves nuclear materials. Improving the security of the nuclear material under its control is an important goal for the Ukrainian nuclear community. Ukraine has requested and is receiving the assistance of several IAEA member states in material protection, control and accounting (MPC and A). The US DOE is providing assistance in nuclear material safeguards in both material control and accountability (MC and A) and physical protection (PP) to the national regulatory authority and to four facilities in Ukraine. The program is well under way. At the Kiev Institute of Nuclear Research (KINR) a significant upgrade of the PP system has been completed. Similar upgrades are in progress at the Kharkov Institute of Physics and Technology (KIPT), South Ukraine Nuclear Power Plant (SUNPP) and Sevastopol Institute of Nuclear Energy and Industry (SINEI). MC and A equipment and software, including computers and NDA instrumentation, have been delivered to the facilities. This paper summarizes accomplishments of the program to date, and future plans.

Kuzmycz, G. [USDOE, Washington, DC (United States); Bingham, C. [Argonne National Lab., IL (United States); Chen, R. [Los Alamos National Lab., NM (United States)] [and others

1997-09-01

419

Case Study of National School Lunch Program Verification Outcomes in Large Metropolitan School Districts. Nutrition Assistance Program Report Series. Report No. CN-04-AV3.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) and the School Breakfast Program (SBP) provide federal financial assistance and commodities to schools serving lunches and breakfasts that meet required nutrition standards. Under the NSLP and the SBP, millions of American students receive a free or reduced-price lunch and/or breakfast every school day.…

Burghardt, John; Silva, Tim; Hulsey, Lara

2004-01-01

420

Household food insecurity and dietary intake among mexican-american women participating in federal food assistance programs.  

PubMed

Abstract Purpose To explore the association between food insecurity and dietary intake among Mexican-American women after controlling for sociocultural and economic factors including participation in federal food assistance programs. Design Cross-sectional. Setting Three cities in Texas. Subjects Seven hundred seven Mexican-American women (26-44 years). Measures Demographics, anthropometrics, acculturation, and food security status were obtained using validated measures. Dietary intake was assessed by a 24-hour dietary food record. Analysis Logistic regression was used to examine the association between individual and household characteristics on food security status. One-way analysis of covariance tested the association between food security status and dietary intake after adjusting for socio-demographic variables, acculturation, body mass index, participation in federal food assistance programs, and energy intake. Results About 77% of food-insecure women participated in at least one federal food assistance program. Each additional child in the household increased the odds of being food insecure by 25%. A higher proportion of obese women was found in the food-insecure group. No significant differences in dietary intake were found by food security status. Conclusion Food insecurity did not negatively influence dietary intake independently of women's participation in federal food assistance programs. Food security did not ensure consumption of nutritionally adequate foods. Educational and food assistance programs need to be optimized to facilitate enrollment and improve the nutritional status of this ethnic group, food secure or not. PMID:24200253

Hilmers, Angela; Chen, Tzu-An; Cullen, Karen W

2014-06-01

421

Assistant to the secretary of defense for nuclear and chemical and biological defense programs (ATSD(NCB)). Change 1  

SciTech Connect

This Change 1 to DoD Directive 5134.8, dated June 8, 1994, is provided to DTIC. NOTE: In accordance with Section 904 of the DoD Authorization Act for FY 1996 (P.L. 104-106), this change redesignates the Assistant to the Secretary of Defense for Atomic Energy (ATSD(AE)) as the Assistant to the Secretary of Defense for Nuclear and Chemical and Biological Defense Programs (ATSD(NCB)).

Kennedy, R.

1996-03-01

422

REtools: A laboratory program for restriction enzyme work: enzyme selection and reaction condition assistance  

PubMed Central

Background Restriction enzymes are one of the everyday tools used in molecular biology. The continuously expanding panel of known restriction enzymes (several thousands) renders their optimal use virtually impossible without computerized assistance. Several manufacturers propose on-line sites that assist scientists in their restriction enzyme work, however, none of these sites meet all the actual needs of laboratory workers, and they do not take into account the enzymes actually present in one's own laboratory. Results Using FileMaker Pro, we developed a stand-alone application which can run on both PCs and Macintoshes. We called it REtools, for Restriction Enzyme tools. This program, which references all currently known enzymes (>3500), permits the creation and update of a personalized list of restriction enzymes actually available in one's own laboratory. Upon opening the program, scientists will be presented with a user friendly interface that will direct them to different menus, each one corresponding to different situations that restriction enzyme users commonly encounter. We particularly emphasized the ease of use to make REtools a solution that laboratory members would actually want to use. Conclusion REtools, a user friendly and easily customized program to organize any laboratory enzyme stock, brings a software solution that will make restriction enzyme use and reaction condition determination straightforward and efficient. The usually unexplored potential of isoschizomers also becomes accessible to all, since REtools proposes all possible enzymes similar to the one(s) chosen by the user. Finally, many of the commonly overlooked subtleties of restriction enzyme work, such as methylation requirement, unusual reaction conditions, or the number of flanking bases required for cleavage, are automatically provided by REtools.

Martin, Patrick; Boulukos, Kim E; Pognonec, Philippe

2006-01-01

423

The Effects Of A Microcomputer-Assisted Tuning Program On Junior High School Students' Pitch Discrimination And Pitch-Matching Abilities (intonation, Computer-Assisted)  

Microsoft Academic Search

Although research continues in the areas of pitch discrimination and pitch-matching, intonation problems continue to plague musicians. Future directions in this area seem to point towards new and innovative teaching techniques. The hypothesis of this study was that a computer-assisted tuning program would be effective in improving students' pitch discrimination and pitch-matching abilities.Seventy-four 8th-grade computer students from within each of

Jacqualine Sherrie Glass

1986-01-01

424

34 CFR 664.2 - Who is eligible to apply for assistance under the Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad Program?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...for assistance under the Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad Program? 664.2 Section...DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION FULBRIGHT-HAYS GROUP PROJECTS ABROAD PROGRAM General § 664...for assistance under the Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad Program? The...

2013-07-01

425

Trade Adjustment Assistance: Trends, Outcomes, and Management Issues in Dislocated Worker Programs. Report to the Chairman and Ranking Minority Member, Committee on Finance, U.S. Senate.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

To assess the effectiveness of the Trade Adjustment Assistance and North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) Transitional Adjustment Assistance programs, the General Accounting Office (GAO) reviewed available Department of Labor program data and surveyed 20 states representing about 76% of all workers certified under the two programs in fiscal…

Westin, Susan S.

426

Impacts of the Weatherization Assistance Program in fuel-oil heated houses  

SciTech Connect

In 1990, the US Department of Energy (DOE) initiated a national evaluation of its lowincome Weatherization Assistance Program. This report, which is one of five parts of that evaluation, evaluates the energy savings and cost-effectiveness of the Program as it had been applied to single-family houses heated primarily by fuel-oil. The study was based upon a representative sample (41 local weatherization agencies, 222 weatherized and 115 control houses) from the nine northeastern states during 1991 and 1992 program years. Dwelling-specific and agency-level data on measures installed, costs, and service delivery procedures were collected from the sampled agencies. Space-heating fuel-oil consumption, indoor temperature, and outdoor temperature were monitored at each house. Dwelling characteristics, air-leakage measurements, space-heating system steady-state efficiency measurements, safety inspections, and occupant questionnaires were also collected or performed at each monitored house. We estimate that the Program weatherized a total of 23,400 single-family fuel-oil heated houses in the nine northeastern states during program years 1991 and 1992. Annual fuel-oil savings were calculated using regression techniques to normalize the savings to standard weather conditions. For the northeast region, annual net fuel-oil savings averaged 160 gallons per house, or 17.7% of pre-weatherization consumption. Although indoor temperatures changed in individual houses following weatherization, there was no average change and no significant difference as compared to the control houses; thus, there was no overall indoor temperature takeback effect influencing fuel-oil savings. The weatherization work was performed cost effectively in these houses from the Program perspective, which included both installation costs and overhead and management costs but did not include non-energy benefits (such as employment and environmental).

Levins, W.P.; Ternes, M.P.

1994-10-01

427

Model Geriatric Clerkship for Physician Assistant Students: The Continuum of Elder Care. Manual for Physician Assistant Programs.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The purpose of the Project was to develop, field test, and suggest strategies for implementing a four-to-six week Model Geriatric Clerkship for PA students using a variety of clinical settings. With the assistance of consultants and an active seven-member...

G. Yeo D. Tully

1987-01-01

428

Geothermal direct-heat utilization assistance. Quarterly project progress report, July 1996--September 1996. Federal Assistance Program.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This report summarizes geothermal technical assistance, R&D and technology transfer activities of the Geo-Heat Center at Oregon Institute of Technology for the fourth quarter of FY-96. It describes 152 contacts with parties during this period related to t...

P. Lienau

1996-01-01

429

Assisting People with Developmental Disabilities to Improve Computer Pointing Efficiency through Multiple Mice and Automatic Pointing Assistive Programs  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study combines multi-mice technology (people with disabilities can use standard mice, instead of specialized alternative computer input devices, to achieve complete mouse operation) with an assistive pointing function (i.e. cursor-capturing, which enables the user to move the cursor to the target center automatically), to assess whether two…

Shih, Ching-Hsiang

2011-01-01

430

The impact of long-term participation in the supplemental nutrition assistance program on child obesity.  

PubMed

Participation in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) reached an all-time high of 40.2 million persons in March 2010, which means the program affects a substantial fraction of Americans. A significant body of research has emerged suggesting that participation in SNAP increases the probability of being obese for adult women and has little effect on the probability for adult men. However, studies addressing the effects of participation on children have produced mixed results. This paper examines the effect of long-term SNAP participation on the Body Mass Index (BMI) percentile and probability of being overweight or obese for children ages 5-18 using data from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth 1979 Children and Young Adults data set. An instrumental variables identification strategy that exploits exogenous variation in state-level program parameters, as well as state and federal expansions of the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), is used to address the endogeneity between SNAP participation and obesity. SNAP participation is found to significantly reduce BMI percentile and the probability of being overweight or obese for boys and girls ages 5-11 and boys ages 12-18. For girls ages 12-18, SNAP participation appears to have no significant effect on these outcomes. PMID:21305645

Schmeiser, Maximilian D

2012-04-01

431

Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Program: Third Annual Report to Congress  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Office of Planning, Research & Evaluation (OPRE) of the Department of Health and Human Services's (DHHS) Administration for Children and Families (ACF) this week issued its annual report on the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Program (TANF). The 300-page report, available in .pdf and MS Word formats, "compiles emerging data about welfare caseloads, family employment and earnings, marriage and two-parent families, out-of-wedlock births, and State policy choices, to give a picture of these first four years of welfare reform." Among the findings: welfare caseloads continue to fall; last year, five states received bonuses for reducing out-of-wedlock births; and the federal government collected $1.3 billion in overdue child support from federal tax refunds alone in 1999. Readers seeking a critical look at TANF may have to go elsewhere as, in general, the report praises the program's successes and, while admitting that preliminary data are not definitive, further indicates that "programs that strongly push parents to work with well-implemented approaches to making work pay can succeed in producing a broad range of improved outcomes for families and children," including a reduction in children's behavioral problems, better performance in school, and increased access to child care and health insurance.

2000-01-01

432

Designing computer assisted instruction programs for diabetic patients: how can we make them really useful?  

PubMed Central

Despite the increasing potential of computers for educational use, experience shows that few Computer Assisted Instruction (CAI) programs for patient education have been accepted into routine use by health care providers. A CAI program on hypoglycemia for insulin dependent diabetics, which was developed by the authors and has been widely used in Europe for over 6 years, is described and is used to illustrate some specific difficulties and possible solutions when using computers for patient education. We hope to show that patients suffering from a chronic disease, such as diabetes, require specific skills which are very different in nature from the theoretic knowledge they usually receive from different sources, including health care providers. In order to be really useful, a CAI program for patients must help them to cope with their disease and take into account patients' concerns, fears, and misconceptions as far as possible. Far beyond a detailed knowledge of the domain, a deep experience in patient education is mandatory to understand patients' needs.

Luge, C. F.; Assal, J. P.

1992-01-01

433

The US Support Program Assistance to the IAEA Safeguards Information Technology, Collection, and Analysis 2008  

SciTech Connect

One of the United States Support Program's (USSP) priorities for 2008 is to support the International Atomic Energy Agency's (IAEA) development of an integrated and efficient safeguards information infrastructure, including reliable and maintainable information systems, and effective tools and resources to collect and analyze safeguards-relevant information. The USSP has provided funding in support of this priority for the ISIS Re-engineering Project (IRP), and for human resources support to the design and definition of the enhanced information analysis architecture project (nVision). Assistance for several other information technology efforts is provided. This paper will report on the various ongoing support measures undertaken by the USSP to support the IAEA's information technology enhancements and will provide some insights into activities that the USSP may support in the future.

Tackentien,J.

2008-06-12

434

Characteristics of Trainees and Training Programs in the Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) Amendments. Prepared as Part of the Evaluation of the Trade Adjustment Assistance Program.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This report documents patterns in the receipt of training, including characteristics of trainees, types of training, program completion, and credential receipt, among participants in the TAA program who enrolled in the program as it operated under the 200...

J. Berk

2012-01-01

435

Research to determine the feasibility of utilizing employee-assistance programs for the mining industry. Open File Report (Final)  

SciTech Connect

The report examines the feasibility of employee-assistance plans for the coal industry. Three issues are examined in detail. First, the prevalence of off-the-job factors such as alcoholism, drug abuse, and marital problems are examined in a sample of miners from the eastern, midwestern, and western underground coalfields. Then, data are presented from examination of the link between these off-the-job factors and behaviors critical to the mines such as absenteeism and turnover. Lastly, the effectiveness of the major employee-assistance program in underground coal mining - the HELP Program was examined. The report contains recommendations on whether coal-mining companies should implement these programs and how these programs should be designed.

Goodman, P.S.

1986-01-01

436

Advances towards a Marker-Assisted Selection Breeding Program in Prairie Cordgrass, a Biomass Crop  

PubMed Central

Prairie cordgrass (Spartina pectinata Bosc ex Link) is an indigenous, perennial grass of North America that is being developed into a cellulosic biomass crop suitable for biofuel production. Limited research has been performed into the breeding of prairie cordgrass; this research details an initial investigation into the development of a breeding program for this species. Genomic libraries enriched for four simple sequence repeat (SSR) motifs were developed, 25 clones from each library were sequenced, identifying 70?SSR regions, and primers were developed for these regions, 35 of which were amplified under standard PCR conditions. These SSR markers were used to validate the crossing methodology of prairie cordgrass and it was found that crosses between two plants occurred without the need for emasculation. The successful cross between two clones of prairie cordgrass indicates that this species is not self-incompatible. The results from this research will be used to instigate the production of a molecular map of prairie cordgrass which can be used to incorporate marker-assisted selection (MAS) protocols into a breeding program to improve this species for cellulosic biomass production.

Gedye, K. R.; Gonzalez-Hernandez, J. L.; Owens, V.; Boe, A.

2012-01-01

437

Advances towards a Marker-Assisted Selection Breeding Program in Prairie Cordgrass, a Biomass Crop.  

PubMed

Prairie cordgrass (Spartina pectinata Bosc ex Link) is an indigenous, perennial grass of North America that is being developed into a cellulosic biomass crop suitable for biofuel production. Limited research has been performed into the breeding of prairie cordgrass; this research details an initial investigation into the development of a breeding program for this species. Genomic libraries enriched for four simple sequence repeat (SSR) motifs were developed, 25 clones from each library were sequenced, identifying 70?SSR regions, and primers were developed for these regions, 35 of which were amplified under standard PCR conditions. These SSR markers were used to validate the crossing methodology of prairie cordgrass and it was found that crosses between two plants occurred without the need for emasculation. The successful cross between two clones of prairie cordgrass indicates that this species is not self-incompatible. The results from this research will be used to instigate the production of a molecular map of prairie cordgrass which can be used to incorporate marker-assisted selection (MAS) protocols into a breeding program to improve this species for cellulosic biomass production. PMID:23227036

Gedye, K R; Gonzalez-Hernandez, J L; Owens, V; Boe, A

2012-01-01

438

Computer-Assisted Mammography Feedback Program (CAMFP): An Electronic Tool for Continuing Medical Education  

PubMed Central

RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES: Our goal was to develop and evaluate software to support a computer assisted mammography feedback program (CAMFP) to be used for continuing medical education (CME). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Thirty-five radiologists from our region signed consent to participate in an IRB-approved film-reading study. The radiologists primarily assessed digitized mammograms and received feedback in 5 film interpretation sessions. A bivariate analysis was used to evaluate the joint effects of the training on sensitivity and specificity, and the effects of image quality on reading performance were explored. RESULTS: Interpretation was influenced by the CAMFP intervention: Sensitivity increased (? sensitivity = 0.086, p <0.001) and specificity decreased (? specificity = ?0.057, p=0.04). Variability in interpretation among radiologists also decreased after the training sessions (p = 0.035). CONCLUSION: The CAMFP intervention improved sensitivity and decreased variability among radiologist's interpretations. Although this improvement was partially offset by decreased specificity, the program is potentially useful as a component of continuing medical education of radiologists. Dissemination via the web may be possible using digital mammography.

Urban, Nicole; Longton, Gary M; Crowe, Andrea D; Drucker, Mariann J; Lehman, Constance D; Peacock, Susan; Lowe, Kimberly A; Zeliadt, Steve B; Gaul, Marcia A

2007-01-01

439

Geothermal direct-heat utilization assistance. Federal Assistance Program, Quarterly project progress report, October--December 1994  

SciTech Connect

The report summarizes activities of the Geo-Heat Center (GHC) at Oregon Institute of Technology for the first quarter of Fiscal Year 1995. It describes contacts with parties during this period related to assistance with geothermal direct heat projects. Areas dealt with include geothermal heat pumps, space heating, greenhouses, aquaculture, resources and equipment. Research is also being conducted on geothermal energy cost evaluation, low-temperature geothermal resource assessment, use of silica waste from the Cerro Prieto geothermal field as construction materials and geothermal heat pumps. Outreach activities include the publication of a quarterly Bulletin on direct heat applications and dissemination of information on low-temperature geothermal resources and utilization.

Not Available

1994-12-31

440

Development and Evaluation of an Interactive Computer-Assisted Learning Program--A Novel Approach to Teaching Gynaecological Surgery.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discusses computer-assisted learning (CAL) in medical education and describes the development of an interactive CAL program on CD-ROM, combining video, illustrations, and three-dimensional images, to enhance understanding of vaginal hysterectomy in terms of the anatomy and steps of the surgical procedure. (Author/LRW)

Jha, Vikram; Widdowson, Shelley; Duffy, Sean

2002-01-01

441

Association between Travel Times and Food Procurement Practices among Female Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Participants in Eastern North Carolina  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Objective: To examine associations between self-reported vehicular travel behaviors, perceived stress, food procurement practices, and body mass index among female Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) participants. Analysis: The authors used correlation and regression analyses to examine cross-sectional associations between travel time…

Jilcott, Stephanie B.; Moore, Justin B.; Wall-Bassett, Elizabeth D.; Liu, Haiyong; Saelens, Brian E.

2011-01-01

442

Food Deserts in Leon County, FL: Disparate Distribution of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program-Accepting Stores by Neighborhood Characteristics  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Objective: Examine whether neighborhood characteristics of racial composition, income, and rurality were related to distribution of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)-accepting stores in Leon County, Florida. Design: Cross-sectional; neighborhood and food store data collected in 2008. Setting and Participants: Forty-eight census…

Rigby, Samantha; Leone, Angela F.; Kim, Hwahwan; Betterley, Connie; Johnson, Mary Ann; Kurtz, Hilda; Lee, Jung Sun

2012-01-01

443

Your Verbal Zone: An Intelligent Computer-Assisted Language Learning Program in Support of Turkish Learners' Vocabulary Learning  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study investigated the effectiveness of an intelligent computer-assisted language learning (ICALL) program on Turkish learners' vocabulary learning. Within the scope of this research, an ICALL application with a morphological analyser (Your Verbal Zone, YVZ) was developed and used in an English language preparatory class to measure its…

Esit, Omer

2011-01-01

444

Using Performance Management To Achieve Quality Program Results. A Technical Assistance Guide. Research Report 89-03.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This guide provides assistance in using two primary management tools--the performance standards and performance-based, fixed unit price contracts--to achieve satisfactory results in Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA) programs. The guide is organized in six chapters. Chapter 1 reviews the original purpose of the JTPA and introduces the investment…

Laventhol & Horwath, Philadelphia, PA.

445

77 FR 75362 - Nondiscrimination in Federally Assisted Programs or Activities of SBA-Effectuation of the Age...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...ADMINISTRATION 13 CFR Part 117 Nondiscrimination in Federally Assisted Programs or Activities of SBA--Effectuation of the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, as Amended CFR Correction 0 In Title 13 of the Code of Federal Regulations, revised as of January 1,...

2012-12-20

446

MAST (Military Assistance to Safety and Traffic. Report of Test Program by the Interagency Study Group (July-December 1970).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

As a joint endeavor by the Departments of Defense, Transportation, and Health, Education, and Welfare to demonstrate military resources and techniques which are utilized in combat, the Military Assistance to Safety and Traffic (MAST) program was pilot-tested in 1970 at five military bases. Undertaken to explore the feasibility of utilizing…

Department of Defense, Washington, DC.

447

Onondaga Community College (NY) Tuition Assistance Program (TAP), 1995-1998. Audit by State Comptroller. Report 98-T-7.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document reports on the State Comptroller's audit of records and procedures used in administering the Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) at Onondaga Community College (New York). Onondaga certified 5,543 students for 11,723 TAP awards totaling $8,730,058 during the 1995-96 through 1997-98 academic years. The State Comptroller reviewed a sample…

Barber, Jerry

448

Part 106--Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Sex in Education Programs or Activities Receiving Federal Financial Assistance.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document addresses nondiscrimination on the basis of sex in education programs or activities receiving federal financial assistance. It includes the amendments made in the notice of Final Regulations published in the Federal Register on November 13, 2000. The amendments effectuate Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. The official…

Office for Civil Rights (ED), Washington, DC.

449

Extending the Use of Spanish Computer-Assisted Anomia Rehabilitation Program (CARP-2) in People with Aphasia  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Purpose: To extend the use of the Spanish Computer-assisted Anomia Rehabilitation Program (CARP-2) for anomia from a single case to a group of 15 people with aphasia. To evaluate whether the treatment is active (Phase 1) for this group (Robey & Schultz, 1998), providing potential explanations as to why. Methods: Fifteen participants with chronic…

Adrian, Jose A.; Gonzalez, Mercedes; Buiza, Juan J.; Sage, Karen

2011-01-01

450

The Impact of the College Assistance Migrant Program on Migrant Student Achievement in the California State University System  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of the 7-year longitudinal study was to examine the College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP), a student services intervention, to determine its impact on migrant student achievement in the California State University (CSU) system. Participants included 336 migrant students who were enrolled as first-time, full-time freshmen in fall…

Ramirez, Adrian Dee

2010-01-01

451

The Impact of the College Assistance Migrant Program on Migrant Student Academic Achievement in the California State University System  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The 7-year longitudinal study examined the College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) impact on migrant student achievement in the California State University system. Participants included migrant students, Latinos, and general student populations from 2002-2009. The analysis of variance and chi-square test of independence were used to explore…

Ramirez, Adrian D.

2012-01-01

452

Young and Poor: The Well-Being of Adolescent Girls Living in Families Receiving Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Program  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

We present our findings on the current well-being of 125 adolescent girls living in families receiving Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Program (TANF) in terms of their health, mental health, and substance abuse status, academic performance, and teenage behaviors. This mixed-method study included separate structured face-to-face interviews…

Boothroyd, Roger A.; Gomez, Angela; Armstrong, Mary I.; Haynes, Diane; Ort, Rhonda

2005-01-01

453

76 FR 2720 - Trade Adjustment Assistance Program; Designation of Certifying Officers  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...assistance to domestic workers adversely affected in their employment by certain types of foreign trade. The Trade and Globalization Adjustment Assistance Act of 2009 amended the Trade Act of 1974, expanded TAA coverage to more workers and firms,...

2011-01-14

454

78 FR 23775 - Notice of Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request: Tax Credit Assistance Program (TCAP)  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Notice of Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request: Tax Credit Assistance...lists the following information: Title of Proposed: Tax Credit Assistance...the need for the information and proposed use: Tax Credit...

2013-04-22

455

78 FR 78493 - National Rural Transportation Assistance Program: Solicitation for Proposals  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...performing research as required...Administration Local Area Technical Assistance...the National Consortium on Human Service...Transportation Research Board (TRB...the FHWA Local Area Technical Assistance...Transportation Research Board (TRB...the National Consortium on Human...

2013-12-26

456

Geothermal direct-heat utilization assistance. Federal Assistance Program quarterly project progress report, April 1--June 30, 1998  

SciTech Connect

This report summarizes geothermal technical assistance, R and D and technology transfer activities of the Geo-Heat Center at Oregon Institute of Technology for the third quarter of FY98 (April--June, 1998). It describes 231 contacts with parties during this period related to technical assistance with geothermal direct heat projects. Areas dealt with included requests for general information including material for high school and university students, and material on geothermal heat pumps, resource and well data, spacing heating and cooling, greenhouses, aquaculture, equipment, district heating, resorts and spas, industrial applications, snow melting and electric power. Research activities include work on model construction specifications for line shaft submersible pumps and plate heat exchangers, and a comprehensive aquaculture developers package. A brochure on Geothermal Energy in Klamath County was developed for state and local tourism use. Outreach activities include the publication of the Quarterly Bulletin (Vol. 19, No. 2) with articles on research at the Geo-Heat Center, sustainability of geothermal resources, injection well drilling in Boise, ID and a greenhouse project in the Azores. Other outreach activities include dissemination of information mainly through mailings of publications, tours of local geothermal uses, geothermal library acquisitions and use, participation in workshops, short courses and technical meetings by the staff, and progress monitor reports on geothermal activities.

NONE

1998-07-01

457

Computer Assisted Diagnostic Prescriptive Program in Reading and Mathematics. An Exemplary Micro-Computer Program and a Developer/Demonstrator Project, National Diffusion Network.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Computer Assisted Diagnostic Prescriptive Program (CADPP) is a customized databased curriculum management system which permits the user to load the following into a filing/retrieval software system: (1) learning characteristics of individual students (e.g., age, instructional level, learning modality); (2) skill-oriented characteristics of…

Roberson, E. Wayne; Glowinski, Debra J.

458

75 FR 34891 - Carol M. White Physical Education Program; Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Assistant Deputy Secretary for Safe and Drug-Free Schools establishes the following...Assistant Deputy Secretary for Safe and Drug-Free Schools applies the following definitions...Assistant Deputy Secretary for Safe and Drug-Free Schools. [FR Doc....

2010-06-18

459

TAC Evaluation Assistance: A Ten-Year Evolution from Accountability to Program Improvement.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Title I/Chapter 1 Technical Assistance Centers (TACs) were originally created to provide assistance to state and local education agencies in implementing the Title I evaluation and reporting system. However, over a 10-year period, TAC role has changed significantly. Its service foci have evolved from providing evaluation assistance to helping…

Yap, Kim O.

460

A Study of the Need for a Program of Legal Assistant Education in Montgomery County.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A questionnaire was mailed to all members of the Montgomery County (Maryland) Bar Association in order to assess the need for trained legal assistants among practicing Montgomery County attorneys, and to elicit their opinions of functions legal assistants might perform and recommendations for coursework and other aspects of a legal assistant

Armstrong, David F.

461

UNAVCO Plate Boundary Observatory 2007 Student Field Assistant Program in the Alaska Region  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The UNAVCO, Inc. Plate Boundary Observatory (PBO) Student Field Assistant Program strives to engage students in further study and careers in the Earth Sciences. Student Field Assistants from a variety of educational backgrounds ranging from high school graduates to master's level students spend a three to five month field season working in tandem with UNAVCO regional Field Engineers. The students work closely with senior staff to reconnaissance, install, and maintain a network of 875 permanent Global Positioning System (GPS) stations in one of the five PBO regions covering the western United States, including Alaska. Practical skills, such as power tool use, drilling, welding, firearms training, and proper field safety procedures, are taught and expected of the students. Installation and maintenance of new and existing GPS stations composes the bulk of the student's responsibilities and duties. When not in the field, students prepare gear and arrange logistics for site installations and maintenance as well as enter metadata and complete installation reports from recently constructed sites. An understanding of the operations of the GPS receivers and the scientific benefit of the network allows for an appreciation and great attention to detail during installation of the sites. Student assistance in the Alaska region during 2007 PBO AK field season was critical to the successful installation of 36 new GPS stations throughout Alaska. Significant benchmarks of the field season included installing six logistically difficult stations in Prince William Sounds, completing the Denali Fault GPS network, four new tiltmeters on Akutan Volcano, completing all installs on the Seward Peninsula as well as several new GPS stations throughout the western interior of the state. Alaska is a prominent area for much movement and deformation as the Pacific Plate subducts beneath the North American Plate resulting in an area of high volcanic activity and heightened crustal deformation. The GPS network that is being constructed aims to better understand much of these earth processes and their effects. To date, the Alaska Region has recently completed its 4th field season and has installed 106 out of a planned 140 stations. During Year 5 of the PBO project, the Alaska PBO regional office will complete the installation of all remaining 34 planned GPS stations including 12 stations on Unimak Island. The 2008 field season will be the last year in the installation phase and will incorporate maintenance of some of the first GPS stations installed in the network during the first and second years of the five year project.

Marzulla, A.; Gasparich, S.; Pauk, B.; Feaux, K.; Jackson, M.

2007-12-01

462

The Identification, Implementation, and Evaluation of Critical User Interface Design Features of Computer-Assisted Instruction Programs in Mathematics for Students with Learning Disabilities  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Critical user interface design features of computer-assisted instruction programs in mathematics for students with learning disabilities and corresponding implementation guidelines were identified in this study. Based on the identified features and guidelines, a multimedia computer-assisted instruction program, "Math Explorer", which delivers…

Seo, You-Jin; Woo, Honguk

2010-01-01

463

High level production of human growth hormone in the milk of transgenic mice: the upstream region of the rabbit whey acidic protein (WAP) gene targets transgene expression to the mammary gland  

Microsoft Academic Search

The 5? flanking region (6.3 kb) of the rabbit WAP (rWAP) gene possesses important regulatory elements. This region was linked to the human growth hormone (hGH) structural gene in order to target transgene expression to the mammary gland. Thirteen lines of transgenic mice were produced. Milk could be collected from six lines of transgenic mice. In five of them, hGH

Eve Devinoy; Dominique Thepot; Marie-Georges Stinnakre; Marie-Louise Fontaine; Henri Grabowski; Claudine Puissant; Andrea Pavirani; Louis-Marie Houdebine

1994-01-01

464

75 FR 32480 - Funding Opportunity: Affordable Care Act Medicare Beneficiary Outreach and Assistance Program...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Program Funding for Title VI Native American Programs Purpose of Notice...Program Funding for Title VI Native American Programs. Announcement Type...Older Americans Act Title VI Native American program awardee. The...

2010-06-08

465

Personal Weight Status Classification and Health Literacy Among Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Participants.  

PubMed

The purpose of this study was to examine the conceptual gap between self-perceived weight and body mass index (BMI), and to assess the knowledge gap between perceived importance of following dietary guidelines and health literacy levels. Adults (n = 131) eligible for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) were interviewed at eleven SNAP regional offices in Maryland. Based on BMI calculated from self-reported height and weight, 65.6 % of participants were overweight or obese while 40.5 % perceived that they were overweight or obese. In sub-group analysis categorized by BMI, only 20.0 % in the overweight and 20.0 % in the obese group correctly perceived themselves as being overweight or obese. Following dietary guidelines was perceived as important by a majority of participants, but only 43.5 % had adequate health literacy. Conceptual and knowledge gaps between self-perception and objective health status existed in the low-income SNAP-eligible sample. Future studies need to address these gaps because misperceived weight status and insufficient health literacy are critical barriers to inducing behavioral change. PMID:24338035

Song, Hee-Jung; Grutzmacher, Stephanie K; Kostenko, Jane

2014-06-01

466

Federal Energy Management Program technical assistance case study: Water conservation at the Denver Federal Center  

SciTech Connect

As part of a national effort, Executive Order 12902 and the Energy Policy Act of 1992 mandated water conservation in all Federal facilities. The US Department of Energy`s (DOE) Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) was tasked with leading the effort providing the technical assistance needed to identify ways to comply with the order. To apply highly efficient water use technologies in the Federal sector, FEMP formed a partnership with DOE`s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL); the General Services Administration (GSA); the Bureau of Reclamation; the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA); Denver Water, the local utility; and several manufacturers. The objectives of the partnership were: to improve energy and water efficiency in the Federal sector; to deploy US manufactured water technologies in the Federal sector; to reduce life-cycle cost and improve reliability of Federal installations; to establish a showcase site demonstrating technologies and operating practices of water conservation; to demonstrate effective government and industry partnerships. FEMP chose the 14-story Building 67 at the Denver Federal Center for the site of the water conservation project.

NONE

1997-01-01

467

City of Los Angeles Mayor's Office of Small Business Assistance Final Report to the Economic Development Administration for the period July 12, 1983-June 30, 1985. 1984 Olympic Games Business Development Assistance Program.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The purpose of the program was to assist small and minority business firms, which had received licenses from the LA Olympic Organizing Committee to manufacture and sell Olympic theme products, capitalize upon the expansion opportunities resulting from the...

1986-01-01

468

Comparison of the observed with the simulated distributions of the parental genome contribution in two marker-assisted backcross programs in rice  

Microsoft Academic Search

Computer simulations are useful tools to optimize marker-assisted breeding programs. The objective of our study was to investigate\\u000a the closeness of computer simulations of the recurrent parent genome recovery with experimental data obtained in two marker-assisted\\u000a backcrossing programs in rice (Orzya sativa L.). We simulated the breeding programs as they were practically carried out. In the simulations we estimated the

Vanessa Prigge; Hans Peter Maurer; David J. Mackill; Albrecht E. Melchinger; Matthias Frisch

2008-01-01

469

Student Assistance General Provisions; Federal Pell Grant Program; Academic Competitiveness Grant Program; and National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant Program. Final Rule. Federal Register, Part IV, Department of Education, 34 CFR Parts 668, 690, and 691  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Secretary is adopting as final, with changes, interim final regulations in: 34 CFR part 691 for the Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG) and National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant) programs; 34 CFR part 668 (Student Assistance General Provisions); and 34 CFR part 690 (Federal Pell Grant Program).…

National Archives and Records Administration, 2006

2006-01-01

470

State-level evaluations of the Weatherization Assistance Program in 1990-1996: a metaevaluation that estimates national savings  

SciTech Connect

The DOE Weatherization Assistance Program is one of the largest energy conservation programs in the nation. To obtain an updated estimate of national Program savings, an approach of metaevaluation was selected, which involved locating, assembling, and summarizing the results of all state-level evaluations of the Program that have become available since 1990. All of the savings estimates that are presented in this report are for dwellings that heat primarily with natural gas.This review of the state-level evaluations conducted since 1990 concluded that Program performance has improved significantly in the last seven years. The finding that savings are increasing are supported by a literature review, within-state comparisons of savings over time, and regression modeling results.

Berry, L.

1997-01-01

471

Comparison of Perioperative Outcomes of Total Laparoscopic and Robotically Assisted Hysterectomy for Benign Pathology during Introduction of a Robotic Program  

PubMed Central

Study Objective. Prospectively compare outcomes of robotically assisted and laparoscopic hysterectomy in the process of implementing a new robotic program. Design. Prospectively comparative observational nonrandomized study. Design Classification. II-1. Setting. Tertiary caregiver university hospital. Patients. Data collected consecutively 24 months, 34 patients underwent laparoscopic hysterectomy, 25 patients underwent robotic hysterectomy, and 11 patients underwent vaginal hysterectomy at our institution. Interventions. Outcomes of robotically assisted, laparoscopic, and vaginal complex hysterectomies performed by a single surgeon for noncancerous indications. Measurements and Main Results. Operative times were 208.3 ± 59.01 minutes for laparoscopic, 286.2 ± 82.87 minutes for robotic, and 163.5 ± 61.89 minutes for vaginal (P < .0001). Estimated blood loss for patients undergoing laparoscopic surgery was 242.7 ± 211.37?cc, 137.4 ± 107.50?cc for robotic surgery, and 243.2 ± 127.52?cc for vaginal surgery (P = 0.05). The mean length of stay ranged from 1.8 to 2.3 days for the 3 methods. Association was significant for uterine weight (P = 0.0043) among surgery methods. Conclusion. Robotically assisted hysterectomy is feasible with low morbidity, a shorter hospital stay, and less blood loss. This suggests that robotic assistance facilitates a minimally invasive approach for patients with larger uterine size even during implementing a new robotic program.

Kilic, Gokhan Sami; Moore, Gradie; Elbatanony, Ayman; Radecki, Carmen; Phelps, John Y.; Borahay, Mostafa A.

2011-01-01

472

Academic Degrees and Clinical Practice Characteristics: The University of Washington Physician Assistant Program: 1969-2000  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Context: The physician assistant profession has been moving toward requiring master's degrees for new practitioners, but some argue this could change the face of the discipline. Purpose: To see if there is an association between physician assistants' academic degrees and practice in primary care, in rural areas, and with the medically underserved.…

Evans, Timothy C.; Wick, Keren H.; Brock, Douglas M.; Schaad, Douglas C.; Ballweg, Ruth

2006-01-01

473

An Evaluation of a Computer-Assisted Instructional Program for Elementary Hearing-Impaired Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Forty-eight elementary children with hearing impairments were assigned to either computer-assisted instruction or small-group instruction and workbooks, for math or language arts. Results showed that computer-assisted instruction did not affect improvement in written language skills or standardized achievement tests but did show positive effects…

Braden, Jeffrey P.; And Others

1991-01-01

474

42 CFR 457.810 - Premium assistance programs: Required protections against substitution.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...Any waiting period imposed under the state child health plan prior to the provision of child health assistance to a targeted low-income child...457.805(a)(3) for the provision of child health assistance to a targeted low-income...

2013-10-01

475

78 FR 45617 - Student Assistance General Provisions, Federal Perkins Loan Program, Federal Family Education...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...New Jersey, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. Ms. Yvonne Gutierrez-Sandoval...program, except for a residency program in dentistry. (2) For the purpose of paragraph...program, except for a residency program in dentistry. (ii) An...

2013-07-29

476

Development of a mutual-assistance capability training program to safeguard the health of local residents in evacuation shelters after a disaster.  

PubMed

The purpose of this study is to create and evaluate a program to enhance the mutual-assistance capability of community members to safeguard their health during time spent in evacuation shelters after a disaster. In previous research, "Supporting people in need of assistance after a disaster, " the participants' awareness of the need for mutual assistance was low and their relevant knowledge and skills were insufficient. Accordingly, this became a priority in the developed program. Twenty-eight people at six different facilities participated in the program. We collected data using a questionnaire survey and group interview with the participants. After conducting the program, the participants' mean scores of mutual-assistance capability were higher than the mean pre-study scores for 25 out of 26 items. The results of group interview implied that the participants acquired [Realization of issues], and not only shared a [Sense of crisis among participants] but also felt a [Sense of responsibility for mutual assistance in the community]. We considered that our mutual-assistance training program at the time of a disaster is effective for developing mutual assistance for safeguarding health where local residents are unprepared to support those in evacuation shelters requiring assistance after a disaster. J. Med. Invest. 61: 94-102, February, 2014. PMID:24705755

Takeda, Michiko; Tada, Toshiko

2014-01-01

477

Assistive Technology  

MedlinePLUS

... at/stateprograms.html Some area agencies on aging (AAA) have programs or link to services that assist ... http://www.eldercare.gov to locate your local AAA. In addition local civic groups, religious and veterans’ ...

478

The Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant Program and Other Federal Student Aid Programs. Final Rule. Federal Register, Part III, Department of Education, 34 CFR Parts 668, 673, 674, 675, 676, 682, 685, 686, and 690  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Secretary amends title 34 of the Code of Federal Regulations to establish regulations for the Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant program. The TEACH Grant program is a non-need-based grant program that provides up to $4,000 per year to students who are enrolled in an eligible program and who agree to…

National Archives and Records Administration, 2008

2008-01-01

479

VEAP and Section 903: Summary of Educational Benefits Under the Post-Vietnam Era Veterans' Educational Assistance Program and the Educational Assistance Pilot Program, Chapter 32 of Title 38 U.S. Code and Section 903 of Public Law 96-342  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Post-Vietnam Veterans' Educational Assistance Program, or VEAP (chapter 32 of title 38, U.S. Code) and the Educational Assistance Pilot Program (Section 903 of Public Law 96-342) were enacted by Congress to attract high quality men and women to the all-voluntary Armed Forces. VEAP provides education and training opportunities to eligible…

US Department of Veterans Affairs, 2001

2001-01-01

480

Temporary Assistance for Needy Families: Implications of Recent Legislative and Economic Changes for State Programs and Work Participation Rates. Report to Congressional Requesters. GAO-10-525  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Deficit Reduction Act of 2005 (DRA) reauthorized the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) block grant and made modifications expected to strengthen work requirements for families receiving cash assistance through state TANF programs. Both the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and states were required to take steps to…

Brown, Kay E.

2010-01-01

481

An Adaptive Dynamic Pointing Assistance Program to Help People with Multiple Disabilities Improve Their Computer Pointing Efficiency with Hand Swing through a Standard Mouse  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The latest research adopted software technology to redesign the mouse driver, and turned a mouse into a useful pointing assistive device for people with multiple disabilities who cannot easily or possibly use a standard mouse, to improve their pointing performance through a new operation method, Extended Dynamic Pointing Assistive Program (EDPAP),…

Shih, Ching-Hsiang; Shih, Ching-Tien; Wu, Hsiao-Ling

2010-01-01

482

A Commonwealth Consortium to Develop, Implement and Evaluate a Pilot Program of Computer-Assisted Instruction for Urban High Schools. Final Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The school districts of Pittsburgh and Philadelphia, the Department of Education of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and Pennsylvania State University formed the Computer-Assisted Instruction Consortium to develop and evaluate two high school mathematics programs utilizing the medium of computer-assisted instruction. The first 18 months of the…

Mitzel, Harold E.; And Others

483

Proceedings of the Office of Special Education Programs' Annual Technical Assistance and Dissemination Meeting (6th, Washington, DC, January 16-18, 1996).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document presents the proceedings for the Office of Special Education Programs' 6th Annual Technical Assistance and Dissemination Meeting held on January 16-18, 1996, in Washington, DC. Conference discussions centered around changing expectations for local and state education agencies and technical assistance and dissemination (TA&D)…

Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.

484

A Program of Management and Technical Assistance in EDA Designated Areas in North Dakota.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The study is a final report of the Center for Economic Development, North Dakota State University, for the period October 1, 1979 through September 30, 1980. The Center for Economic Development provides technical assistance to private firms, community org...

1981-01-01

485

75 FR 13521 - Centers for Independent Living Program-Training and Technical Assistance  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...competitions in later years. We take this action to improve outcomes for individuals with significant disabilities by enhancing...transportation, assistive technology, and IL skills they need to leave nursing homes and other institutional settings. Providing...

2010-03-22

486

75 FR 66117 - Announcement of Funding Awards for the Community Development Technical Assistance Programs Fiscal...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Partnership...... MN 31,000.00 National Center on Family MA 450,000.00 Homelessness, Inc. New Mexico Coalition to End NM 20,000.00 Homelessness. Paula Harper dba Community SC 11,000.00 Solutions. Technical Assistance...

2010-10-27

487

A Program of Technical Assistance to Mississippi Business and Industry, 1979-1980.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This grant marks the 13th year that the Mississippi Research and Development Center has joined with the Economic Development Administration in promoting and assisting in the economic development of the State. The management and technical services of this ...

C. A. Lloyd

1981-01-01

488

Southwest Research Institute assistance to NASA in biomedical areas of the technology utilization program  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The problem statements presented relate mostly to research on prosthetic equipment and means of attaching biomedical and electronic devices to the human body. A patent application for a reliable switching element in a patient assist control units is also described.

1972-01-01

489

78 FR 65767 - Student Assistance General Provisions, Federal Perkins Loan Program, Federal Family Education...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...internship or residency program, except for a residency program in dentistry. (2) For the purpose of paragraph (b)(1) of this section...internship or residency program, except for a residency program in dentistry. (ii) An eligible graduate fellowship program is a...

2013-11-01

490

The Development of Standards to Ensure the Competency of Physician Assistants. Volume IV of V: Assessment of the Applicability of the Individual Physician Profile Program for Physician Assistants. Final Report, July 1, 1976-August 14, 1979.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The applicability of the University of Wisconsin-Extension's Individual Physician Profile (IPP) program was assessed for applicability for physician assistants (PAs). (The program was designed to help general physicians analyze their practice and identify areas in which they need continuing medical education.) A sample of 89 (of 100 selected) PAs…

Fisher, Donald W.; Crain, Mary Jane

491

63 FR 14432 - Energy Research Financial Assistance Program Notice 98-15; Integrated Assessment of Global...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Integrated Assessment of Global Climate Change Research Program AGENCY: U...Integrated Assessment of Global Climate Change Program. This notice is a follow...Integrated Assessment of Global Climate Change Research Program). The...

1998-03-25

492

10 CFR Appendix A to Subpart E of... - DOE Federally Assisted Programs Containing Age Distinctions  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...the Summer Science Student Program (SSSP...program of career motivation and basic academic skill enrichment... Summer Science Student Program N/A...helpful mentors when students need advice on college and careers and...

2009-01-01

493

10 CFR Appendix A to Subpart E of... - DOE Federally Assisted Programs Containing Age Distinctions  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...the Summer Science Student Program (SSSP...program of career motivation and basic academic skill enrichment... Summer Science Student Program N/A...helpful mentors when students need advice on college and careers and...

2010-01-01

494

77 FR 28765 - Homeless Emergency Assistance and Rapid Transition to Housing: Emergency Solutions Grants Program...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Rapid Transition to Housing: Emergency Solutions Grants Program and Consolidated Plan...that the interim rule for the Emergency Solutions Grants program, published on December...published its interim rule on the Emergency Solutions Grants program. The heading for...

2012-05-16

495

Lower Extremity Assistance for Parachutist (LEAP) Program. Quantification of the Biomechanics of the Parachute Landing Fall and Implications for a Device to Prevent Injuries.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This report presents results from two experiments conducted for the lower extremity assistance for parachutist (LEAP) program. These experiments are part of a systematic effort to develop a device to prevent lower extremity injuries to airborne soldiers. ...

H. P. Crowell T. A. Treadwell J. A. Faughn K. L. Leiter A. A. Woodward

1995-01-01

496

31 CFR 205.4 - Are there any circumstances where a Federal assistance program that meets the criteria of § 205.3...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...and Finance (Continued) FISCAL SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT SERVICE RULES AND PROCEDURES FOR EFFICIENT FEDERAL-STATE FUNDS TRANSFERS Rules Applicable to Federal Assistance Programs Included in a...

2013-07-01

497

5 CFR Appendix C to Subpart D of... - Application of Subpart D, Part 900, to Programs Receiving Federal Financial Assistance of the...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...Assistance of the Office of Personnel Management C Appendix C to Subpart...Administrative Personnel OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT (CONTINUED) CIVIL SERVICE...Programs in the Office of Personnel Management-Effectuation of Title...

2010-01-01

498

5 CFR Appendix C to Subpart D of... - Application of Subpart D, Part 900, to Programs Receiving Federal Financial Assistance of the...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...Assistance of the Office of Personnel Management C Appendix C to Subpart...Administrative Personnel OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT (CONTINUED) CIVIL SERVICE...Programs in the Office of Personnel Management-Effectuation of Title...

2009-01-01

499

Enhanced Dissemination of Commission Products to Employee Assistance Programs, Information and Referral Programs, and Geriatric Care Managers.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This grant allowed the ABA CLP of the Elderly (Commission) to expand marketing and dissemination of four of its products to three audiences that the Commission had never reached out to before: (1) employee assistance professionals, (2) I & R service provi...

L. A. Stiegel

1997-01-01

500

Health Sciences Information Tools 2000: a cooperative health sciences library/public school information literacy program for medical assistant students.  

PubMed Central

Educating diverse groups in how to access, use, and evaluate information available through information technologies is emerging as an essential responsibility for health sciences librarians in today's complex health care system. One group requiring immediate attention is medical assistants. Projections indicate that medical assistant careers will be among the fastest growing occupations in the twenty-first century. The expanding use and importance of information in all health care settings requires that this workforce be well versed in information literacy skills. But, for public school vocational education staff charged with educating entry level workers to meet this specialized demand, the expense of hiring qualified professionals and acquiring the sophisticated technology necessary to teach such skills poses a dilemma. Health Sciences Information Tools 2000, a cooperative work-study information literacy program jointly formulated by the Wayne State University's Shiffman Medical Library and the Detroit Public Schools' Crockett Career and Technical Center, demonstrates that cooperation between the health sciences library and the public school is a mutually beneficial and constructive solution. This article describes the background, goals, curriculum, personnel, costs, and evaluation methods of Tools 2000. The Shiffman-Crockett information literacy program, adaptable to a variety of library settings, is an innovative means of preparing well-trained high school vocational education students for beginning level medical assistant positions as well as further education in the health care field.

Spang, L; Marks, E; Adams, N

1998-01-01