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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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Orientation for New State WAP Directors and Staff  

SciTech Connect

NASCSP has been providing The Orientation for New Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) State Directors and Staff yearly for the past four years. This report is a general description of the trainings and supporting documentation from the most recent event. The Orientation and Training provides attendees with a comprehensive overview of the WAP from the federal, state, and local perspectives. A variety of presenters make information available on a wide range of subjects deemed necessary to effectively operate the Program. During the first day of training, staff from the Department of Energy WAP office, NASCSP, the National Energy Assistance Director's Association, Economic Opportunity Studies, and Oak Ridge National Laboratory present materials and participate in open discussion with the attendees about the federal program requirements. Some of the day's subjects include: History of the WAP; Funding, Rules, Regulations, and Program Guidance Documents; WAP State Plan Application Process and Submission; Training and Technical Assistance Activity; Administration and Federal/State Monitoring Requirements; and National Significance of WAP and the Political Process. The second day focuses on implementation strategies for the Program. Presenters from state offices and local management provide their perspective on the following subjects: Utility Restructuring Integration Strategies; Program Expansion Issues; Integration of New Technologies and Funding Sources into the WAP; and Local Agency Integration of WAP.

Adams, Robert; Barone, Tracy

2003-04-14

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

1992-01-01

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

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

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 estima...

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

1992-01-01

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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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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

|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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WEB-WAP based telecare.  

PubMed Central

We have developed two telecare applications based on mobile telephony (WAP) and WEB. The first can be used to request Basic Life Support (BLS) guidelines any time by using a WAP device and to teach people and non-professionals involved in health care emergency situations. The second is a WEB-WAP based tool for medical data retrieval and at-home health care monitoring of chronically ill patients with congestive heart failure (CHF) or diabetes. Medical education content related to these diseases is available on the WEB and on the WAP device. The WAP application uses the features found in the last generation of mobile phones such as better multimedia information presentations, better interactivity capabilities, and enhanced ease of use. Based on these two applications, a promising platform is offered for developing applications in health care, home care, medical monitoring and health education ensuring continuity of care. In the paper we present the preliminary results of a pilot test at Thessaloniki University (Greece) where the WEB-WAP based tool is used to monitor patients with diabetes or CHF.

DeLeo, Gianluca; Krishna, Santosh; Balas, E. Andrew; Maglaveras, Nicos; Boren, Suzanne Austin; Beltrame, Francesco; Fato, Marco

2002-01-01

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Pennsylvania Rail Freight Assistance Program.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Rail Freight Assistance Program (RFAP) provides financial assistance for investment in rail freight infrastructure. Th intent of the Program is (1) to preserve essential rail freight service where economically viable and (2) to stimulate employment gr...

1993-01-01

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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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LRF Financial Assistance Program  

MedlinePLUS

... outlined below, LRF offers the T-Cell Lymphoma Transportation Assistance Fund , which can assist T-cell lymphoma patients with transportation-related expenses for T-cell patients currently undergoing ...

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10 CFR 455.121 - Grant applications for State technical assistance, program assistance, and marketing programs.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...assistance, program assistance, and marketing programs. 455.121 Section 455...program assistance, and marketing programs. (a) A State may apply...grant program cycle to fund marketing programs provided that: (1)...

2009-01-01

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10 CFR 455.121 - Grant applications for State technical assistance, program assistance, and marketing programs.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...assistance, program assistance, and marketing programs. 455.121 Section 455...program assistance, and marketing programs. (a) A State may apply...grant program cycle to fund marketing programs provided that: (1)...

2010-01-01

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Security Issues in Mobile Commerce Using WAP  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Wireless Application Protocol (WAP) has been proposed as a way to get Inter- net (or a sort of Internet) to the small wireless and mobile devices, e.g. mobile phones, while accommodating for the special characteristics of such devices. Originally, WAP was designed with a gateway in the middle, acting as the inter- preter between the Internet protocol stack and

Niels Christian Juul; Niels Jørgensen

2002-01-01

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Student Technology Assistant Programs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Schools face significant challenges in implementing computing technology within their curriculum. When technology support falters, the integrity of a school district's entire technology program is at risk. Teachers who have invested time to develop lesson plans using technology, especially those who are still newcomers, are less likely to continue…

Van Eck, Rick; Marvin, Eric; Burr-McNeal, Blake; Jones, Marshall; Lowther, Deborah

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WAP may Stumble over the Gateway (Security in WAP-based Mobile Commerce)  

Microsoft Academic Search

The key design idea underlying the Wireless Application Protocol(WAP) is to use a gateway at the intersection of the wireless mobilenetwork and the traditional, wired network. The WAP gateway forwardsweb content to the mobile phone in a way intended to accommodate the limitedbandwidth of the mobile network and the mobile phone's limited processingcapability. However, the gateway introduces a security hole

Niels Christian Juul; Niels Jørgensen

2001-01-01

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Training for Technical Assistants: Technical Assistance Program.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Naval Ocean Systems Center is establishing a Technical Volunteer Service (TVS) that will offer personal-time opportunities for employees, retirees, and other Navy-related technical personnel to donate mission-developed skills for technical assistance ...

1986-01-01

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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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Minority Educational Institutions Assistance Program  

SciTech Connect

The legislation creating the Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Minority Economic Impact (OMEI) provides that the Office undertake activities to assure that minority educational institutions are afforded the opportunity to participate fully in all energy-related activities of the Department. Since the lack of a supportive infrastructure was identified as a key barrier to minority institutions' participation in science and technology research, DOE sought to provide the necessary support functions through its Minority Educational Institution Assistance Program (MEIAP). DOE's MEIAP infrastructure support includes management and technical assistance that encourages minority educational institutions to: (1) develop energy-related science and technology research centers; (2) increase energy-related research and development projects; (3) expand private sector support for energy-related research; and (4) develop networks with the private sector, government agencies and other educational institutions. The mission statement of MEIAP is to promote the development of energy-related science centers; to further develop science and technology programs at minority institutions; to increase the pool of minorities pursuing careers in science and technology; and, to promote linkages between minority educational institutions and the private sector.

Not Available

1988-01-01

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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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Tri-Service Physician's Assistants Programs.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Because of the shortage of the primary health care physicians, the three military services have embarked upon an intensive educational program to train large numbers of generalist Physician's Assistants. The programs were launched before very many attitud...

H. A. Robinson H. W. Thompson

1975-01-01

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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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34 CFR 477.1 - What is the State Program Analysis Assistance and Policy Studies Program?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...Program Analysis Assistance and Policy Studies Program? 477.1 Section 477.1...PROGRAM ANALYSIS ASSISTANCE AND POLICY STUDIES PROGRAM General § 477.1 What...Program Analysis Assistance and Policy Studies Program? The State Program...

2013-07-01

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PELAS - Program Error-Locating Assistant System  

Microsoft Academic Search

Error localization in program debugging is the process of identifying program statements which cause incorrect behavior. A prototype of the error localization assistant system which guides a programmer during debugging of Pascal programs is described. The system is interactive: it queries the programmer for the correctness of the program behavior and uses answers to focus the programmer's attention on an

Bogdan Korel

1988-01-01

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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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Patient Care Assistant. Florida Vocational Program Guide.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This program guide identifies primary considerations in the organization, operation, and evaluation of a patient care assistant program. An occupational description and program content are presented. A curriculum framework specifies the exact course title, course number, levels of instruction, major course content, laboratory activities, special…

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

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College Academic Assistance Programs and Practices  

Microsoft Academic Search

Most public institutions offer some form of academic assistance to help their students adjust to the demands of college level learning tasks. Because these academic assistance efforts vary considerably, ranging from an emphasis on functional reading to an emphasis on strategic learning, it is important to describe these programs and their instructional methodologies and to review the pertinent research supporting

Michele L. Simpson; Cynthia R. Hynd; Sherrie L. Nist; Karen I. Burrell

1997-01-01

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Employee Assistance: Policies and Programs. Pamphlet Series.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Approximately six to eight percent of the nation's workers have problems which affect their job performance; without assistance, these problems become worse, affect others, and may have serious consequences to the employer as well. The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is a pragmatic but compassionate attempt to improve performance by…

Milgram, Gail Gleason

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78 FR 31535 - Assistive Technology Alternative Financing Program  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION Assistive Technology Alternative Financing Program AGENCY: Office of...to use the slate of applicants developed for the Assistive Technology (AT) Alternative Financing Program (AFP)...

2013-05-24

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10 CFR 26.35 - Employee assistance programs.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...2013-01-01 false Employee assistance programs. 26.35 Section 26.35 Energy NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION FITNESS FOR DUTY PROGRAMS Program Elements § 26.35 Employee assistance programs. (a) Each licensee and...

2013-01-01

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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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40 CFR 35.9070 - National program assistance agreements.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...AND LOCAL ASSISTANCE Financial Assistance for the National Estuary Program § 35.9070 National program assistance agreements...award of NEP funds for work that has broad applicability to estuaries of national significance. These awards shall be deemed to...

2013-07-01

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CAI (Computer Assisted Instruction) Study Skills Program.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This paper describes a computer assisted instruction (CAI) study skills program and reports the results of a study conducted to determine its effectiveness. The program consists of ten CAI study skills modules, a CAI study skills notebook, and a CAI study...

B. M. Gadzella

1981-01-01

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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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A Framework for a WAP-Based Course Registration System  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This paper describes a WAP-based course registration system designed and implemented to facilitating the process of students' registration at Bahrain University. The framework will support many opportunities for applying WAP based technology to many services such as wireless commerce, cashless payment... and location-based services. The paper…

AL-Bastaki, Yousif; Al-Ajeeli, Abid

2005-01-01

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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 surveys, participant list, and computers program to examine and predict potential energy savings.

Not Available

1991-12-01

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NCI at Frederick: Employee Assistance Program  

Cancer.gov

Often our employees and their families face an array of personal, work-related and work-life balance challenges. Left unresolved, any of these can decrease performance and increase your costs with more health insurance and disability claims. BHS' Employee Assistance Program and Work-Life Balance services help alleviate these burdens. By providing employees with high-quality resources and personal assistance, BHS helps address personal problems before work performance and your company's bottom line are affected.

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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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10 CFR 455.122 - Applicant certifications for State grants for technical assistance, program assistance, and...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...obligated or committed to eligible recipients in the State to provide technical assistance, program assistance, marketing programs, implement energy conservation measures consistent with this part, and otherwise carry out a program...

2010-01-01

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7 CFR 762.150 - Interest assistance program.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...2013-01-01 false Interest assistance program. 762.150 Section 762.150 Agriculture Regulations of the Department...AGRICULTURE SPECIAL PROGRAMS GUARANTEED FARM LOANS § 762.150 Interest assistance program. (a)...

2013-01-01

44

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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Computer-Assisted Instruction in Programming: AID.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A computer-assisted course on programing, consisting of a set of 50 lessons, was developed for and is now being used by National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) personnel. The course is intended for students at about the junior college level with no experience in mathematics beyond high school algebra and with no previous introduction…

Friend, Jamesine; Atkinson, R. C.

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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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Transfer of Training in Teaching Assistant Programs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Investigated whether university teaching assistant (TA) training programs utilized transfer of training principles, examining facilitating and inhibiting factors within the work environment of TAs in training, supervisor and peer support, and differences in perceptions of these factors according to TA characteristics. Certain transfer of training…

Notarianni-Girard, Deborah

1999-01-01

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Employee Assistance Programs and Employer Downsizing  

Microsoft Academic Search

What is the role of Employee Assistance Programs (EAPs) in organizational downsizings? This article examines the role of EAPs in the planning and implementation stages of organizational downsizing. It Fmds that EAPs are little used in the planning stage, and that their services are not systematically provided to managers, survivors or those who are terminated. In a sample of public

Arthur T. Johnson

1995-01-01

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Primary structures and gene organizations of two types of Wap65 from the pufferfish Takifugu rubripes  

Microsoft Academic Search

We isolated two types of cDNA clone encoding hemopexin-like protein, fWap65-1 and fWap65-2, from the pufferfish Takifugu rubripes. The deduced amino acid sequence of fWap65-1 showed 66–67% identity with those of goldfish and carp Wap65s, whereas the sequence\\u000a of fWap65-2 did 44–46% identity. Both fWap65s showed 32–38% amino acid identity with mammalian hemopexins, in which fWap65-2\\u000a was more related than

M. Hirayama; M. Nakaniwa; D. Ikeda; N. Hirazawa; T. Otaka; T. Mitsuboshi; K. Shirasu; S. Watabe

2003-01-01

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76 FR 56949 - Biomass Crop Assistance Program; Corrections  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Corporation 7 CFR Part 1450 RIN 0560-AI13 Biomass Crop Assistance Program; Corrections...Credit Corporation (CCC) is amending the Biomass Crop Assistance Program (BCAP) regulation...transportation (CHST) of existing sources of biomass. The limited funding available for...

2011-09-15

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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 100,000ppm WAP for 92-93days. 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 4805mg/kg/day in males and 5518mg/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 (2000mg/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

2013-06-01

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Employee assistance programs in the new millennium.  

PubMed

This article presents an overall view of Employee Assistance Programs (EAPs). Beginning with the history, this article describes various models and essential ingredients of EAPs. It then discusses current trends including integration with Work/Life, web-based services, EAP accreditation, and the growth of international programs. Several issues are discussed including the need for licensing done nationally rather than by states and the effect the lack of substance abuse and brief counseling education has had on the delivery of EAP services. Future directions for EAPs emphasize the importance of quality assurance and the development of performance measurements, performance guarantees, and outcome measurements. The formation of the Alliance for Employee Assistance Advancement, an organization of organizations, completes the description and shows a new direction for EAPs in the next millennium. PMID:16265971

Masi, Dale A

2005-01-01

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18 CFR 740.10 - Program review and assistance.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...RESOURCES COUNCIL STATE WATER MANAGEMENT PLANNING PROGRAM § 740.10 Program review...assistance. (a) Each State's program will be reviewed annually by the Council to evaluate program management and accomplishments...

2013-04-01

54

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

A. P. Hull; A. V. Kuehner

1993-01-01

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49 CFR 266.3 - Rail Service Assistance Program.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...2012-10-01 2012-10-01 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)...

2012-10-01

56

49 CFR 266.3 - Rail Service Assistance Program.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...2011-10-01 2011-10-01 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)...

2011-10-01

57

Weatherization Assistance Program - Background Data and Statistics  

SciTech Connect

This technical memorandum is intended to provide readers with information that may be useful in understanding the purposes, performance, and outcomes of the Department of Energy's (DOE's) Weatherization Assistance Program (Weatherization). Weatherization has been in operation for over thirty years and is the nation's largest single residential energy efficiency program. Its primary purpose, established by law, is 'to increase the energy efficiency of dwellings owned or occupied by low-income persons, reduce their total residential energy expenditures, and improve their health and safety, especially low-income persons who are particularly vulnerable such as the elderly, the handicapped, and children.' The American Reinvestment and Recovery Act PL111-5 (ARRA), passed and signed into law in February 2009, committed $5 Billion over two years to an expanded Weatherization Assistance Program. This has created substantial interest in the program, the population it serves, the energy and cost savings it produces, and its cost-effectiveness. This memorandum is intended to address the need for this kind of information. Statistically valid answers to many of the questions surrounding Weatherization and its performance require comprehensive evaluation of the program. DOE is undertaking precisely this kind of independent evaluation in order to ascertain program effectiveness and to improve its performance. Results of this evaluation effort will begin to emerge in late 2010 and 2011, but they require substantial time and effort. In the meantime, the data and statistics in this memorandum can provide reasonable and transparent estimates of key program characteristics. The memorandum is laid out in three sections. The first deals with some key characteristics describing low-income energy consumption and expenditures. The second section provides estimates of energy savings and energy bill reductions that the program can reasonably be presumed to be producing. The third section deals with estimates of program cost-effectiveness and societal impacts such as carbon reduction and reduced national energy consumption. Each of the sections is brief, containing statistics, explanatory graphics and tables as appropriate, and short explanations of the statistics in order to place them in context for the reader. The companion appendices at the back of the memorandum explain the methods and sources used in developing the statistics.

Eisenberg, Joel Fred [ORNL

2010-03-01

58

75 FR 23785 - Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...have an effective wellness/fitness program. Accordingly, applicants...injury prevention programs. DHS will give the...rehabilitation, and employee assistance. DHS...by supporting new wellness and fitness programs. Therefore,...

2010-05-04

59

Teacher and Teacher's Aide Placement Assistance Program (Troops to Teachers).  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This Instruction supersedes Assistant Secretary of Defense (Personnel and Readiness) Memorandum, 'Teacher and Teacher's Aide Placement Assistance Program,' January 19, 1994. It implements Sections 1151, 1598, and 2410j of Title 10, United States Code, by ...

R. Stein

1995-01-01

60

38 CFR 21.73 - Duration of employment assistance programs.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...2013-07-01 false Duration of employment assistance programs. 21.73 Section...EDUCATION Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Under 38 U.S.C. Chapter 31 Duration...Rehabilitation Programs § 21.73 Duration of employment assistance programs. (a)...

2013-07-01

61

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

62

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.

63

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…

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

64

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.

65

Radiological Assistance Program plan, Region 8. Revision 1  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Webb

1993-01-01

66

Construction of a Tool for Dynamic WAP Applications Editing  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this paper, a summary of the work undertaken in the construction of a grammar set and a finite automata which give support to the development of an editor\\/compiler of dynamic WAP pages is presented. The compiler provided support for WML and WMLScript, as well as the possibility of u sing different technologies for interaction with databases on the server

E. Carrillo; J. J. Samper; J. J Martínez Durá; V. Ramón Tomás

67

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

68

Health Professional Student Assistance: Evaluation of a Private Foundation Program.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

A student assistance program was funded by a private foundation in 1972 to promote the enrollment of minority, women, and rural students in schools of medicine, osteopathy, and density. Principal questions addressed in the assessment of program operations...

J. Craig

1979-01-01

69

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

70

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

71

77 FR 3788 - Announcement of Funding Awards for the Assisted Living Conversion Program; Fiscal Year 2010  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Announcement of Funding Awards for the Assisted Living Conversion Program; Fiscal Year 2010...Availability (NOFA) for the Assisted Living Conversion Program (ALCP). This announcement...this program is 14.314. The Assisted Living Conversion Program is designed to...

2012-01-25

72

76 FR 52006 - Announcement of Funding Awards for the Assisted Living Conversion Program; Fiscal Year 2009  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Announcement of Funding Awards for the Assisted Living Conversion Program; Fiscal Year 2009...Availability (NOFA) for the Assisted Living Conversion Program (ALCP). This announcement...this program is 14.314. The Assisted Living Conversion Program is designed to...

2011-08-19

73

Guide to Selected Federal Assistance Programs for Undergraduate Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Information is provided on 14 federal programs providing financial assistance to undergraduate students in universities, colleges, and vocational/technical schools. The programs provide three different types of assistance: grants (or scholarships), loans, and job earnings. Grants and scholarships do not have to be repaid, but loans do. Some of the…

Stedman, Jim; Scott, Marcia

74

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.

75

Development of a Computer-Assisted Program for Undergraduate Instruction.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Menu-planning concepts, teaching and learning theory, and computer-assisted instruction were integrated to develop an interactive computer-assisted instructional menu planning program. The program was used to study the manner in which student and expert menu planners use knowledge when evaluating and revising a problem menu. (DS)

Asp, Elaine H.; Gordon, Joan

1981-01-01

76

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.

77

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

2013-07-01

78

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

... false Cooperation with bilateral technical assistance programs of the United...40.3 Cooperation with bilateral technical assistance programs of the United...Commerce and in cooperation with the bilateral technical assistance programs of the...

2010-01-01

79

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

... false Cooperation with bilateral technical assistance programs of the United...40.3 Cooperation with bilateral technical assistance programs of the United...Commerce and in cooperation with the bilateral technical assistance programs of the...

2009-01-01

80

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

81

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

82

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

83

76 FR 70407 - Report of Acreage, Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Service Agency Report of Acreage, Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program AGENCY: Commodity...the report of acreage for the Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP). This...Report of Acreage for the Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP)....

2011-11-14

84

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.

85

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

86

Developing an Online Certification Program for Nutrition Education Assistants  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Objective: To develop an online certification program for nutrition education paraprofessionals to increase knowledge and confidence and to overcome training barriers of programming time and travel expenses. Design: An online interactive certification course based on Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program-Education and Expanded Food and…

Christofferson, Debra; Christensen, Nedra; LeBlanc, Heidi; Bunch, Megan

2012-01-01

87

The Role of Supervisory Referral in Employee Assistance Programs  

Microsoft Academic Search

A growing number of organizations offer Employee Assistance Programs (EAPs) to help employees with their personal problems. Many organizations rely on their supervisors to help identify and refer troubled employees to the EAP for assistance, yet very little conclusive evidence exists regarding the factors that influence whether or not supervisors identify and intervene with troubled employees. A previous review of

Kristi D. Willbanks

1999-01-01

88

International Economic and US Military Assistance Programs and Agencies.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The purpose of the paper is to identify and describe significant sources of foreign assistance and their interrelations, with emphasis on the US programs of assistance to less-developed nations. It is designed to provide a partial basis for further studie...

I. Heymont

1967-01-01

89

A Technical Assistance Program for the Idaho Economy.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This study consists of the technical assistance development in the state of Idaho at the University Center. The Center's purpose has been to provide a technical assistance program for Idaho industry that will serve to alleviate or prevent conditions of ex...

1975-01-01

90

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

91

After Breast Cancer Surgery, Patient Assistance Programs Can Help  

MedlinePLUS

... October 25, 2013 Related MedlinePlus Pages Breast Cancer Health Disparities FRIDAY, Oct. 25 (HealthDay News) -- Patient assistance programs ... rights reserved. More Health News on: Breast Cancer Health Disparities Recent Health News Page last updated on 28 ...

92

40 CFR 52.2307 - Small business assistance program.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...CONTINUED) APPROVAL AND PROMULGATION OF IMPLEMENTATION PLANS (CONTINUED) Texas § 52.2307 Small business assistance program. The Governor of Texas submitted on November 13, 1992 a plan revision to develop and...

2013-07-01

93

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

94

Military and Veterans' Benefits: Observations on the Transition Assistance Program.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

When the Congress established the transition assistance program in 1990, significant reductions in military force levels were expected. The law noted that many of these service personnel specialized in critical skills, such as combat arms, which would not...

C. A. Bascetta

2002-01-01

95

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, Financial Stress, and Childhood Obesity  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is the largest nutritional assistance program addressing food insecurity in the United States. Due to the program’s reach, SNAP has been called upon to address other nutrition-related challenges facing low-income Americans, including childhood obesity. This study considers the effect of SNAP participation on child weight outcomes after controlling for household financial stress, an important

Rebecca Burgstahler; Craig Gundersen; Steven B. Garasky

2012-01-01

96

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

97

Mining Maximal Frequent Access Sequences Based on Improved WAP-tree  

Microsoft Academic Search

It is worthwhile to analyze user's access patterns by capturing maximal access sequences from Web usage data in practice. Web access pattern tree (WAP-tree) stores the highly compressed access sequences, and mining frequent access sequences based on WAP-tree needs to scan transaction database only twice. However, producing conditional WAP-tree repeatedly in the algorithm influences the efficiency in a certain degree.

Xiaoqiu Tan; Min Yao; Jianke Zhang

2006-01-01

98

A Training Program for Unlicensed Assistive Personnel  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In many school districts, school nurses are assigned multiple schools with responsibility for the health care needs of all students at those schools. Because they cannot be physically present at all sites simultaneously, it is necessary to delegate tasks to unlicensed assistive personnel (UAP). Educating and supervising UAP are critical steps in…

Gursky, Beverly S.; Ryser, Barbara J.

2007-01-01

99

Computer Assisted Instruction Program for Police Training.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|A project was devised to develop study materials for a computer-assisted instruction (CAI) course in police training, to develop computerized case problems, and to evaluate the effectiveness of the learning materials as compared with conventional classroom instruction in the same subject areas. Both an experimental group (police cadets at Golden…

Brightman, Richard W.

100

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...2013-01-01 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...

2013-01-01

101

34 CFR 648.1 - What is the Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need program?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...648.1 What is the Graduate Assistance in Areas of...Need program? The Graduate Assistance in Areas...Need program provides fellowships through academic departments...higher education to assist graduate students of...

2013-07-01

102

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.

103

Curriculum Renewal in Training Programs for International Teaching Assistants.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A systems approach is used to show how changes in the design of English training programs for training international teaching assistants (ITA) have affected curriculum design. The approach is described, and three phases of curriculum development are outlined: initial design, ongoing reform, and radical renewal. The history of ITA program design…

Young, Richard

104

The FBI Crime Resistance Program. Technical Assistance Bulletin 24.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|To promote the concept that citizen involvement and responsibility for crime resistance are prime factors in law enforcement, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) assists local agencies in developing programs to encourage citizen participation. One facet of this program is directed toward educating students about their vulnerability to crime…

National School Resource Network, Washington, DC.

105

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

106

Rochester City School District Peer Assistance Review Program  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|In this paper the author evaluates the Peer Assistance and Review (PAR) program in the Rochester City School District, Rochester, NY. The author evaluates the system's strengths and weaknesses and discusses the program's alignment with New York State requirements. The paper addresses the benefits to teachers and the school district that…

Zuroski, Kathryn

2010-01-01

107

UMTRA technical assistance contractor Quality Assurance Program Plan. Revision 4  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

1993-01-01

108

Graduate teaching assistant perceptions of training programs  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study sought to identify how Communication GTAs rank the importance of various issues and components of GTA training programs. Speech communication GTAs were asked to rate the importance of 12 different non?instructional concerns and 22 different issues regarding classroom management. GTAs were also presented with an open?ended question which asked GTAs how training programs could provide the most effective

David E. Williams; K. David roach

1992-01-01

109

Navajo-ABLE: Replication Model Navajo Assistive Technology Loan Program. Final Program Evaluation.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This final report discusses the activities and outcomes of the Navajo Assistive Bank of Loanable Equipment (Navajo-ABLE), a federally funded program designed to provide assistive technology (AT) devices, services, technical information, funding information, and training for Navajo children and youth with disabilities. The program was operated and…

Norton, Katie Jebb

110

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

111

75 FR 30113 - Rural Microentrepreneur Assistance Program  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...program and its end user clients. Subjective Scoring Criteria Comment: Two...stated that numerous criteria are subjective and may lead to inconsistent or...6), and (7) are highly subjective and scoring may vary greatly...

2010-05-28

112

Tobacco education in US physician assistant programs  

Microsoft Academic Search

Background. Few health degree programs incorporate sufficient tobacco cessation education in core curricula. Methods. A national survey of 132 PA programs assessed the extent to which tobacco is addressed, educational methods, perceived importance\\u000a and adequacy of tobacco education, and perceived barriers to enhancing tobacco-related content. Results. Surveys (n=99; 75%) revealed a median of 150 minutes of tobacco education throughout the

Lisa N. Houston; Mary Warner; Robin L. Corelli; Christine M. Fenlon; Karen Suchanek Hudmon

2009-01-01

113

InfoParco: An Experience in Designing an Information System Accessible through WEB and WAP Interfaces  

Microsoft Academic Search

INFOPARCO is a system to support the exploitation for touristic purposes of the environmental, architectural, natural and economic resources of the natural park Velino-Sirente in the Abruzzo region. The system supports access through different technologies, notably through a sophisticated web interface and through a WAP interface that allows access through mobile terminals. The kind of services accessible through the WAP

Carla Colafigli; Paola Inverardi; Rocco Matricciani

2001-01-01

114

WAP and Accountability: Shortcomings of the Mobile Internet as an Interactional Problem  

Microsoft Academic Search

Wireless Application Protocol (WAP) is designed to allow access to the Internet on a mobile phone. Attempts to explain its limited success have focused on attitudinal and cognitive reasons for non-use, finding that although people recognize the benefits of WAP, issues like lack of content, privacy concerns, and reference group behavior account for non-use. Such explanations have also been incomplete

Petteri Repo; Kaarina Hyvönen

115

Health education assistance loan program: Public Health Service. Final regulations.  

PubMed

This rule amends regulations for the Health Education Assistance Loan (HEAL) Program, authorized by the PHS Act, by: (1) removing the prohibition against receipt of a HEAL loan during the same school year in which a student receives loans from other federally provided or assisted loan programs under part B of Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, (2) establishing a more flexible definition of academic year, (3) raising the maximum amount which may be borrowed, (4) changing the maximum interest rate, and (5) redesignating the location of the regulations in the code of Federal Regulations (CFR). PMID:10249527

1981-01-27

116

75 FR 65995 - Biomass Crop Assistance Program  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...state due to the incentive created by the Matching Payments...from the data that there was a redirection of some existing...meetings. A public website was created that provided program information...the comment or explained why the PEIS was not expanded or...

2010-10-27

117

34 CFR 370.1 - What is the Client Assistance Program (CAP)?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

... What is the Client Assistance Program (CAP)? 370.1 Section 370.1 Education... What is the Client Assistance Program (CAP)? The purpose of this program is to establish and carry out CAPs thatâ (a) Advise and inform...

2013-07-01

118

Radiological Assistance Program, DOE Region 6 response plan  

SciTech Connect

This program plan meets all the requirements identified in DOE Order 5530.3, Radiological Assistance Program and supports those requirements leading to the establishment of a Federal Radiological Monitoring and Assessment Center (FRMAC) as required by DOE 5530-5. Requests for radiological assistance may come from other DOE facilities, Federal or state agencies, tribal officials, or from any private corporation or individual. Many of the requests will be handled by a telephone call, a conference or a letter, teletype or memorandum. Other requests for assistance may involve radioactive material in serious accidents, fire, personal injuries, contamination or possible hazards to the general public. Some occurrences may require the dispatch of trained personnel equipped with radiation monitoring instruments and related equipment necessary to evaluate, control and neutralize the hazard. The primary responsibility for incidents involving radioactive material always remains with the party having custody of the radioactive materials. In addition, the DOE recognizes that the assistance provided shall not in any way preempt state, tribal, or local authority and/or responsibility on state or tribal properties. Toward this end, DOE assistance for non-DOE radioactive materials, is limited to technical assistance, advice, measurement and other resources as deemed necessary by the local authorities but excludes DOE interface with the public media. This is a function handled by the local or state Incident Commander.

Jakubowski, F.M.

1993-02-01

119

Building an undergraduate physics program with Learning Assistants  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In 2007, the CSUSM Physics Department began offering a B.S. in Applied Physics, its first physics bachelors degree program. The program has grown from 11 majors in 2008 to over 80 in 2012, due in part to recruiting students from local high schools and community colleges. More broadly, because most CSUSM students come from the local region, the longer-term health of the Department is coupled with the vitality and strength of local high school physics education. In addition, establishing a new physics degree required curriculum development and offered the opportunity to incorporate recent innovations in physics education when developing courses. A Learning Assistants (LA) Program, established by the Department in 2008, has been a critical component in these efforts to recruit students, build local educational networks, and implement innovative curricula. In an LA Program, undergraduate Learning Assistants assist faculty in class, meet regularly with the course instructor, and participate in a weekly seminar on teaching and learning, which provides guidance on effective instruction and an opportunity to reflect on their experiences in the classroom. The LA program promotes course transformation, improved student learning, and teacher recruitment. This talk will describe the CSUSM LA Program and its role in support of our growing applied physics degree program.

Price, Edward

2013-04-01

120

Process 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, and 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 the findings of a process evaluation and WRAP customer survey conducted by the Technical Development Corporation (TDC). TDC's work is one part of a multi-part evaluation project being conducted under the management of ICF Resources, Inc.

Not Available

1990-10-01

121

Process evaluation: Weatherization Residential Assistance Partnership (WRAP Program). [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, and 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 the findings of a process evaluation and WRAP customer survey conducted by the Technical Development Corporation (TDC). TDC`s work is one part of a multi-part evaluation project being conducted under the management of ICF Resources, Inc.

Not Available

1990-10-01

122

Bug-Assist: Assisting Fault Localization in ANSI-C Programs  

Microsoft Academic Search

\\u000a Several verification tools exist for checking safety properties of programs and reporting errors. However, a large part of\\u000a the program development cycle is spend in analyzing the error trace to isolate locations in the code that are potential causes\\u000a of the bug. Currently, this is usually performed manually, by stepping through the error trace in a debugger. We describe\\u000a Bug-Assist,

Manu Jose; Rupak Majumdar

123

Growing nurse leaders: an undergraduate teaching assistant program.  

PubMed

In today's complex health care system, leader behaviors are critical for all nurses. The undergraduate teaching assistant (TA) program empowers students to develop leadership behaviors through a collaborative mentoring model. This successful program enables undergraduate students to collaborate with faculty and graduate TAs in co-teaching large classes. The collaborative mentoring, structured class, and ongoing support provide fertile ground for growing nurse leaders. PMID:16402741

Chandler, Genevieve E

2005-12-01

124

An Analysis of an Employee Assistance Supervisory Training Program  

Microsoft Academic Search

There have been a variety of articles and papers published regarding the value of Employee Assistance Programs (EAPs). Supervisory training has become an important managerial element relative to the assessment and referral of troubled employees. Very little empirical investigation has been conducted in evaluation of the effectiveness of specific training methodologies. Using a repeated measures design, this study provides support

Timothy L. Donohoe; James T. Johnson; Joanne Stevens

1997-01-01

125

Assessing the role of federal community assistance programs to ...  

Treesearch

In an effort to increase biomass utilization, the USDA Forest Service granted more than $36 million in National Fire Plan-Economic Action Program funds in the Western ... need for technical assistance to facilitate project design and implementation. ... Get the latest version of the Adobe Acrobat reader or Acrobat Reader for ...

126

Integrating Assistive Technology into Special Education Teacher Preparation Programs  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Current legal mandates require that students with disabilities in K-12 settings have access to assistive technology (AT) devices and services. Therefore, educational teams serving students with Individualized Educational Programs (IEPs) must consider various ATs and identify services to support their implementation in educational settings.…

Van Laarhoven, Toni; Conderman, Greg

2011-01-01

127

The international marker assisted selection program for cacao  

Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

In 2000, the USDA and Mars Inc. initiated a program combining traditional and Marker Assisted Selection (MAS) breeding methodologies with the long-term objective of genetically improving Theobroma cacao L. Molecular markers and genetic linkage maps were developed and used to verify parentage, germpl...

128

Transition Assistance Program: 'One Good Job Deserves Another'. Participant Manual.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This book and the Transition Assistance Program (TAP) workshop, are designed to help you and your spouse make good decisions as you move from your military service to civilian life. Spouses and/or family members are welcome to attend this workshop with yo...

1997-01-01

129

"Helping Hand" Type Programs. Technical Assistance Bulletin 2.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

"Helping Hand" programs involve the physical identification of stores, homes, restaurants and other establishments to which children on their way to and from school may go for assistance and/or safety. Identification cards are placed in windows of cooperating establishments and homes. In some communities home owners "watch the block" during peak…

National School Resource Network, Washington, DC.

130

Policy and Procedures Manual: Nonpublic School Tuition Assistance Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The manual describes the Maryland State Department of Education's responsibility and legal authority for administering the nonpublic school tuition assistance program for handicapped students. Procedures are addressed for such general areas as nonpublic institutions and child placement approval authority, nonpublic placement eligibility criteria,…

Maryland State Dept. of Education, Baltimore. Office of Special Education.

131

Eligibility Policies for the State AIDS Drug Assistance Programs  

Microsoft Academic Search

Drug treatments for HIV infection and related opportunistic infections have had dramatic impacts on the morbidity and mortality associated with HIV disease. HIV drug therapies are essential to the survival and to improved quality of life for individuals with HIV. However, not all people with HIV disease are receiving these medications. The state AIDS drug assistance programs (ADAPs) can provide

Robert J. Buchanan; Bonnie J. Chakravorty; Scott R. Smith

2001-01-01

132

75 FR 24962 - Notice of Proposed Information Collection for Public Comment: Disaster Assistance Program...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Transition Study. Description of the need for the information and proposed use: To assist households displaced by Hurricane Katrina in 2005, the Disaster Housing Assistance Program (DHAP) was implemented to provide rental assistance and...

2010-05-06

133

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

44 Emergency Management and Assistance 1 2012-10-01...true FEMA-State agreement for fire management assistance grant program. 204.25 Section 204.25 Emergency Management and Assistance FEDERAL EMERGENCY...

2012-10-01

134

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

44 Emergency Management and Assistance 1 2011-10-01...false FEMA-State agreement for fire management assistance grant program. 204.25 Section 204.25 Emergency Management and Assistance FEDERAL EMERGENCY...

2011-10-01

135

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.…

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

136

Assisted Living Programs - Alzheimer's Special Care Unit or Program - Disclosure of Services  

Microsoft Academic Search

This bill requires an assisted living program that provides care for or offers to provide care for persons with Alzheimer's Disease or a related disorder by means of an Alzheimer's special care unit or program must disclose how the form of care and treatment provided by the unit or program is specifically designed for the specialized care of individuals diagnosed

Senate Bill

137

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

138

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

139

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...ER) Program, which provides disaster assistance for Federal-aid highways...ERFO) Program, which provides disaster assistance for Federal roads...that have been damaged due to natural disasters (floods, hurricanes,...

2013-04-01

140

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

141

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

142

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

143

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

144

75 FR 68811 - Recovery Publication, P-395, Fire Management Assistance Grant Program (FMAGP) Guide  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Docket ID FEMA-2010-0066] Recovery Publication, P-395, Fire Management Assistance Grant Program (FMAGP) Guide AGENCY...Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is accepting comments on the Fire Management Assistance Grant Program (FMAGP) Guide. The...

2010-11-09

145

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

146

Development of a Marker Assisted Selection Program for Cacao  

Microsoft Academic Search

Schnell, R. J., Kuhn, D. N., Brown, J. S., Olano, C. T., Phillips-Mora, W., Amores, F. M., and Motamayor, J. C. 2007. Development of a marker assisted selection program for cacao. Phytopathology 97:1664-1669. Production of cacao in tropical America has been severely affected by fungal pathogens causing diseases known as witches' broom (WB, caused by Moniliophthora perniciosa), frosty pod (FP,

R. J. Schnell; D. N. Kuhn; J. S. Brown; C. T. Olano; W. Phillips-Mora; F. M. Amores; J. C. Motamayor

2007-01-01

147

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

148

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

149

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

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...DEFENSE Office of the Secretary Extension of Web-Based TRICARE Assistance Program Demonstration...of Defense (DoD). ACTION: Notice of a Web-Based TRICARE Assistance Program demonstration...United States Code, Section 1092, entitled Web-Based TRICARE Assistance Program....

2010-03-30

150

13 CFR 124.701 - What is the purpose of the 7(j) management and technical assistance program?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...of the 7(j) management and technical assistance program? 124.701...Business Development Management and Technical Assistance Program § 124.701...of the 7(j) management and technical assistance program?...

2013-01-01

151

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...FAMILY ASSISTANCE (ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS), ADMINISTRATION FOR CHILDREN AND FAMILIES, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES THE NATIVE EMPLOYMENT WORKS (NEW) PROGRAM Program Design and Operations § 287.110 Who is eligible to receive assistance or...

2011-10-01

152

A Proxy Architecture to Enhance the Performance of WAP 2.0 by Data Compression  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper presents a novel architecture for Wireless Application Protocol (WAP) 2.0 employing a proxy to isolate the wireless domain from the wired domain, and an advanced data compression scheme to significantly reduce the wireless access time (WAT) while overcoming the WAP 1.x end-to-end security problem. The compression scheme combines content compression with robust header compression (ROHC) and minimizes the

Zhanping Yin; Victor C. M. Leung

2005-01-01

153

A proxy architecture to enhance the performance of WAP 2.0 by data compression  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper presents a novel architecture for wireless application protocol (WAP) 2.0 employing a proxy to isolate the wireless domain from the wired domain, and an advanced data compression scheme to significantly reduce the wireless access time (WAT) while overcoming the WAP 1.x end-to-end security problem. The compression scheme combines content compression with robust header compression (ROHC) and minimizes the

Zhanping Yin; Victor C. M. Leung

2003-01-01

154

Regulation of human protein C gene expression by the mouse WAP promoter  

Microsoft Academic Search

A 4.1 kb mouse whey acidic protein (mWAP) promoter was cloned from a C57BL\\/6 cosmid library. The tissue-specific and developmental pattern of expression of a hybrid gene comprised of the mWAP promoter fragment and the human protein C (HPC) gene was analysed in transgenic mice. The corresponding RNA was detected mainly in the mammary gland, with ‘leakage’ of expression in

Rekha K. Paleyanda; Da-Wei Zhang; Lothar Hennighausen; Robert A. McKnight; Henryk Lubon

1994-01-01

155

9 CFR 321.1 - Assistance to State and Territorial programs.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...and administering programs under the laws...determines that such cooperation would effectuate... (c) Such cooperation may include advisory assistance, technical and laboratory...or Territorial) program. A...

2013-01-01

156

9 CFR 381.185 - Assistance to State and Territorial programs.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...and administering programs under the laws...determines that such cooperation would effectuate... (c) Such cooperation may include advisory assistance, technical and laboratory...or territorial) program. A...

2013-01-01

157

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

158

CG1, a course generating program for computer-assisted instruction  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this paper we discuss a computer program which assists authors in producing computer-assisted instruction courses. The courses are executable computer programs. The course generator, CG-1, is an interactive program which produces a course program as the result of a conversation between the computer and the course author carried on entirely in natural language. The generated programs are in a

Charles T Meadow; Douglas W Waugh; Forrest E Miller

1968-01-01

159

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

160

10 CFR 455.121 - Grant applications for State technical assistance, program assistance, and marketing programs.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...OF ENERGY ENERGY CONSERVATION GRANT PROGRAMS FOR SCHOOLS AND HOSPITALS AND BUILDINGS OWNED BY UNITS OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT AND PUBLIC CARE INSTITUTIONS Applicant Responsibilities-Grants to States § 455.121 Grant applications for...

2013-01-01

161

Donkey-assisted rehabilitation program for children: a pilot study.  

PubMed

Bonding with animals grants access to the sphere of affectivity and facilitates therapeutic engagement. The methodological approach of donkey-assisted programs is based on mediation, which is characterized by multidirectional relationships (patient-donkey-therapist). The donkey is an excellent facilitator in the motivation-building process, being able to stimulate the child's development by way of active and positive forces that foster psycho-affective and psycho-cognitive development processes. Results of this study, which focused on the child's approach to the donkey, indicate that while communicating with the animal, children rely more on physical expressions than on verbal language. Donkey-assisted rehabilitative sessions can help in identifying children's strong points, on which motivation could be built. PMID:22194074

De Rose, Paola; Cannas, Elisabetta; Reinger Cantiello, Patrizia

2011-01-01

162

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

163

An integrated system based on Web and\\/or WAP framework for remote monitoring and control of industrial processes  

Microsoft Academic Search

The aim of this research is to present an integrated system, based on the Web\\/WAP framework for remote monitoring and control of industrial processes. A Web-server\\/WAP-gateway located near to the industrial process is responsible for executing the supplied control algorithm, while serving concurrent requests from other client\\/supervisors. Users can gain access to the system through Web browser or a WAP-enabled

George Nikolakopoulos; Michael Koundourakis; Anthony Tzes

2003-01-01

164

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

165

Aligning nutrition assistance programs with the Dietary Guidelines for Americans.  

PubMed

Nutrition assistance programs, including the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC), the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs (NSLP/SBP), and the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP), are intended to offer low-income families the opportunity for a healthier food pattern that promotes overall health and reduces risk for chronic disease. To be successful in improving the diets of underserved Americans requires a unified approach toward meeting the nutritional needs of program participants. Newly revised recommendations increase intakes of fruits, vegetables, and whole-grain-rich foods while reducing consumption of saturated fats, added sugars, and sodium. In addition to improving the nutritional profile of meals and snacks for NSLP and CACFP and meal patterns for WIC, the new recommendations ensure variety within food groups for menus across a week and allow for regional and cultural preferences and increased flexibility of choice within food groups. The newly revised meal pattern recommendations are broadly applicable to the design of feeding programs for any age group and for any combination of meals and snacks being provided. PMID:24032366

Yaktine, Ann L; Murphy, Suzanne P

2013-08-15

166

Energy Assistance Program Information System (EAPIS): Coordinating residential energy assistance programs  

Microsoft Academic Search

The impact of sharply higher energy costs on Philadelphia's lower-income households is a major social problem, and has been recognized as a legitimate concern of city government. Within the past three years many new programs have been established to ameliorate this problem -- either by helping people directly with their fuel bills, or by improving their dwellings to reduce energy

C. Daspit; M. Showalter; P. Crawford

1984-01-01

167

THE EFFECTIVENESS OF THE CONTRA COSTA COLLEGE DENTAL ASSISTING PROGRAM IN PREPARING ITS GRADUATES FOR EMPLOYMENT.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|TO HELP EVALUATE THE DENTAL ASSISTING PROGRAM, QUESTIONNAIRES WERE SENT TO 37 OF THE PROGRAM'S GRADUATES (1963-66) AND TO THE 93 DENTISTS IN THE SERVICE AREA. THIRTY-TWO GRADUATES AND 58 DENTISTS REPLIED. THE DENTAL ASSISTANTS PERCEIVED THE ORDER OF IMPORTANCE OF THEIR DUTIES AS CHAIRSIDE ASSISTANCE, X-RAY SKILLS, RECEPTIONIST DUTIES, BOOKKEEPING…

STEPHENSON, DON

168

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

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Sequence 12: OMB Control No. 3090-0228...Nondiscrimination in Federal Financial Assistance Programs...searching the OMB control number. Select...Nondiscrimination in Federal Financial Assistance Programs...Please cite OMB Control No. 3090-0228...Nondiscrimination in Federal Financial Assistance...

2012-07-23

169

A comparison of academic assistance programs provided for student athletes among Division IA colleges and universities  

Microsoft Academic Search

This research explores the impact of various academic assistance programs on the scholastic performance and retention of student athletes at division 1-A colleges and universities. The types of academic assistance under examination include study tables, tutoring, and academic advisement protocols. Particular types or combinations of academic assistance programs were identified in the randomly selected sample of 35 division 1-A schools,

Elizabeth A Bell

2005-01-01

170

Evaluation of the Selected Reserve Educational Assistance Program (SREAP) as It Relates to the Selected Marine Corps Reserve (SMCR).  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Selected Reserve Educational Assistance Program, which became effective on July 1985, is the first educational assistance program to provide specifically for members of the Selected Reserve. This thesis reviews previous veterans educational assistance...

J. D. Gumbel

1987-01-01

171

48 CFR 2019.705 - Responsibilities of the contracting officer under the subcontracting assistance program.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...officer under the subcontracting assistance program. 2019.705 Section 2019.705 Federal Acquisition Regulations System NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION SOCIOECONOMIC PROGRAMS SMALL BUSINESS PROGRAMS Subcontracting With Small Business, Small...

2011-10-01

172

48 CFR 2019.705 - Responsibilities of the contracting officer under the subcontracting assistance program.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...officer under the subcontracting assistance program. 2019.705 Section 2019.705 Federal Acquisition Regulations System NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION SOCIOECONOMIC PROGRAMS SMALL BUSINESS PROGRAMS Subcontracting With Small Business, Small...

2012-10-01

173

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

174

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

175

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

2007-01-01

176

Quality and Cost Evaluation of a Medical Financial Assistance Program  

PubMed Central

Background: Kaiser Permanente Colorado has been responding to the financial challenges of its members by providing a medical financial assistance (MFA) program since 1992. However, there have been no evaluations of the effect of this program on members’ use of health services or their health outcomes. Methods: A prospective cohort study of 308 MFA program members who were enrolled between May 16, 2008, and May 16, 2009, examined changes in their use of health services, costs, and self-reported physical and mental health after enrollment in the MFA program. Use of services was analyzed with multiple regression, and costs of services with generalized linear models. Results: MFA increased members’ access to health services. There were no changes in physical or mental health status. For each health care visit before the MFA award, patients used the health care system 0.23 visits less. The MFA amount was not associated with an increase or decrease in use. There was no significant difference in total overall cost. Hospital costs were lower, but costs for clinic visits, pharmacy services, phone calls, and radiology services were significantly higher, resulting in service cost neutrality, possibly because financial barriers before MFA award led to accumulated demand for services. Conclusions: Use of services decreased after MFA was received. There was no significant change in total service cost. MFA improved members’ ability to pay for medical services and increased their satisfaction with health services.

Conner, Douglas A; Beck, Arne; Clarke, Christina; Wright, Leslie; Narwaney, Komal; Bermingham, Neysa W

2013-01-01

177

Energy impacted area development assistance program's designation criteria  

SciTech Connect

The Energy Impacted Area Development Assistance Program was established by section 601 of the Powerplant and Industrial Fuel Use Act of 1978 (P.L. 95-620, November 9, 1978). The objective of the program is to help areas impacted by coal or uranium production, processing, or transportation. The program is funded through DOE and administered by the Farmers Home Administration of the Department of Agriculture. It provides grants for both the development of growth management and housing plans and the development and acquisition of sites for housing and public facilities. For fiscal years 1979 and 1980, $61 million was allocated to a total of 23 States. Ten percent of that amount, about $6 million, was for planning grants and the remainder, about $55 million, was for site acquisition and development. The types of projects currently being financed under the program include site acquisition for a housing project for the elderly, site development for a water storage facility, water and sewer lines for a housing project, and site acquisition and development for a health complex.

Not Available

1981-06-26

178

FOOD ASSISTANCE AND NUTRITION RESEARCH SMALL GRANTS PROGRAM: EXECUTIVE SUMMARIES OF 1998 RESEARCH GRANTS  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Economic Research Service Food Assistance and Nutrition Research Program (FANRP) offers a Small Grants Program designed to stimulate new and innovative research on food assistance and nutrition issues and to broaden the participation of social science scholars in these issues. ERS created partnerships with five academic institutions and research institutes in administering the program. This report presents a summary

Anonymous

2000-01-01

179

An Analysis of the Neighborhood Impacts of a Mortgage Assistance Program: A Spatial Hedonic Model  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Down payment or closing cost assistance is an effective program in addressing the wealth constraints of low-and moderate-income homebuyers. However, the spillover effect of such programs on the neighborhood is unknown. This paper estimates the impact of the City of Dallas Mortgage Assistance Program (MAP) on nearby home values using a hedonic…

Di, Wenhua; Ma, Jielai; Murdoch, James C.

2010-01-01

180

49 CFR 350.101 - What is the Motor Carrier Safety Assistance Program (MCSAP)?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

... false What is the Motor Carrier Safety Assistance Program (MCSAP)? 350...Continued) FEDERAL MOTOR CARRIER SAFETY ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION FEDERAL MOTOR CARRIER SAFETY REGULATIONS COMMERCIAL MOTOR...

2012-10-01

181

49 CFR 350.101 - What is the Motor Carrier Safety Assistance Program (MCSAP)?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

... false What is the Motor Carrier Safety Assistance Program (MCSAP)? 350...Continued) FEDERAL MOTOR CARRIER SAFETY ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION FEDERAL MOTOR CARRIER SAFETY REGULATIONS COMMERCIAL MOTOR...

2011-10-01

182

2 CFR 417.221 - How would the exclusions from coverage for the USDA's foreign assistance programs apply?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...would the exclusions from coverage for the USDA's foreign assistance programs apply...would the exclusions from coverage for the USDA's foreign assistance programs apply...aid grant agreement entered into between USDA and a program participant, such as...

2013-01-01

183

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...a) DOE may issue, under the Office of Energy Research Financial Assistance Program...The Program areas are: (1) Basic Energy Sciences (2) Field Operations Management (3) Fusion Energy (4) Health and Environmental...

2007-01-01

184

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...a) DOE may issue, under the Office of Energy Research Financial Assistance Program...The Program areas are: (1) Basic Energy Sciences (2) Field Operations Management (3) Fusion Energy (4) Health and Environmental...

2012-01-01

185

Benefits and Costs of the Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) Program Under the 2002 Amendments.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) program has been a linchpin of Federal efforts to help Americas manufacturing workers rebound from job losses experienced as a consequence of foreign competition. The program aims to help affected workers obtain reemp...

P. Z. Schochet S. Dolfin

2012-01-01

186

Benefits and Costs of the Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) Program Under the 2002 Amendments.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) program has been a linchpin in Federal efforts to help America's manufacturing workers rebound from job losses experienced as a consequence of foreign competition. The program aims to help affected workers obtain reem...

P. Z. Schochet S. Dolfin

2012-01-01

187

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...Processes for evaluating educational assistance needs of young adults and adults. These processes should include, but are...experience in developing and providing tutorial programs for young adults and adults. (c) The program provider must...

2009-07-01

188

Impact Estimates Regarding Nonparticipants 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 help Americas manufacturing workers rebound from job separation experienced as a consequence of foreign competition. The programs goal is to help affected workers obtain r...

J. Berk M. Peter Z. Schochet

2012-01-01

189

24 CFR 982.642 - Homeownership option: Pilot program for homeownership assistance for disabled families.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

... (a) General. This section implements the pilot program authorized by section 302 of the American Homeownership and Economic Opportunity Act of 2000. Under the pilot program, a PHA may provide homeownership assistance to a...

2013-04-01

190

10 CFR 455.62 - Contents of a technical assistance program.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...CONSERVATION GRANT PROGRAMS FOR SCHOOLS AND HOSPITALS AND BUILDINGS OWNED BY UNITS...Technical Assistance Programs for Schools, Hospitals, Units of Local Government...if relevant to the cost effectiveness test applicable under...

2010-01-01

191

10 CFR 455.62 - Contents of a technical assistance program.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...CONSERVATION GRANT PROGRAMS FOR SCHOOLS AND HOSPITALS AND BUILDINGS OWNED BY UNITS...Technical Assistance Programs for Schools, Hospitals, Units of Local Government...if relevant to the cost effectiveness test applicable under...

2009-01-01

192

Options for coordinating low-income fuel assistance with weatherization and conservation services  

SciTech Connect

This manual for coordinating low-income fuel assistance with weatherization and conservation services is divided into eight chapters that are presented in three parts. These parts provide: an introduction to the manual describing the objectives of the manual, the rationale for coordination, methods used to prepare the manual, how to use the manual, and background information on the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) and the Weatherization Assistance Program for Low-Income Persons (WAP); a review of approaches to state and local coordination of energy assistance programs; and detailed descriptions of the primary issues and factors influencing the effectiveness of interprogram coordination. In addition, a series of eight appendices are contained in the manual. These appendices include case studies of several state and local agencies that administered the FY 1981 Low-Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP) and other energy assistance programs, an overview of federal, state, private and local energy assistance programs, a bibliography and a glossary of key terms and definitions.

Not Available

1982-02-01

193

Exclusion of foreign materials from DWPF canistered waste forms: Compliance activities for the WAPS  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Defense Waste Processing Facility (DWPF) at Savannah River Site (SRS) will produce canisters of high-level radioactive waste glass, which will be acceptable for disposal in a Federal Repository. The repository acceptance requirements, in the Waste Acceptance Preliminary Specifications (WAPS), prohibit the presence of foreign materials which could compromise waste disposal. In this paper, the DWPF strategy for complying with

J. R. Harbour; M. J. Plodinec

1990-01-01

194

Smart Card based Solution for Non-Repudiation in GSM WAP Applications  

Microsoft Academic Search

http:\\/\\/www.ase.ro A bstract: The paper presents security issues and architectures for mobile applications and GSM infrastructure. The article also introduces the solution for avoiding denial of service from WAP applications using WIM features. The first section contains the structure of GSM network from voice and data point of view. The security in GSM network is presented in second section. The

C RISTIAN TOMA; MARIUS POPA; CATALIN BOJA; Cristian Toma

195

Research and development of the mobile library based on WAP technology  

Microsoft Academic Search

With the development of information technology, the traditional library service model has been difficult to satisfy user needs. In recent years, the rapid development of mobile devices provides a good platform for the expansion of library services. Therefore, using WAP Web technology to design and implement a function of more sophisticated mobile library system become possible. The mobile libraries based

Hong Yue

2010-01-01

196

An Analysis of Department of Defense Medical Corpsmen Training Programs and Possible Contributions to Civilian Physician's Assistant Programs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The general Medical Corpsmen Training Programs of the Army, Navy, and Air Force are presented and analyzed. These programs are compared with the Civilian Physician's Assistant Programs at Duke University and the University of Washington Medex Program. The purpose was to determine whether additional academic credit could be granted for Military…

Cabral, William R.; Stewart, Wendell L.

197

Raising Awareness of Assistive Technology in Older Adults through a Community-Based, Cooperative Extension Program  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The Fashion an Easier Lifestyle with Assistive Technology (FELAT) curriculum was developed as a needs-based, community educational program provided through a state Cooperative Extension Service. The overall goal for participants was to raise awareness of assistive technology. Program evaluation included a postassessment and subsequent interview…

Sellers, Debra M.; Markham, Melinda Stafford

2012-01-01

198

A Survey of Assistive Technology and Teacher Preparation Programs for Individuals with Visual Impairments  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The purpose of this study was to survey universities that have teacher-preparation programs for teaching students with visual impairments and deaf-blindness to determine how assistive technology training is integrated into the programs' curricula. The survey investigated how the knowledge of assistive technology is addressed (whether in specific…

Smith, Derrick W.; Kelley, Pat

2007-01-01

199

Assistive Technology in Teacher-Training Programs: A National and International Perspective  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The study presented here investigated how assistive technology training is being integrated into teacher preparation programs for teachers of students with visual impairments worldwide. The survey investigated how knowledge of assistive technology is addressed (whether in specific courses or by embedding the content throughout the program), what…

Safhi, Mohammad Y.; Zhou, Li; Smith, Derrick W.; Kelley, Pat

2009-01-01

200

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

201

34 CFR 364.30 - What notice must be given about the Client Assistance Program (CAP)?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...given about the Client Assistance Program (CAP)? 364.30 Section 364.30 Education...given about the Client Assistance Program (CAP)? The State plan must include satisfactory...aboutâ (a) The availability of the CAP authorized by section 112 of the...

2013-07-01

202

FOOD ASSISTANCE AND NUTRITION RESEARCH SMALL GRANTS PROGRAM: EXECUTIVE SUMMARIES OF 2002 RESEARCH GRANTS  

Microsoft Academic Search

This report summarizes research findings from the Food Assistance and Nutrition Research Small Grants Program. The Economic Research Service created the program in 1998 to stimulate new and innovative research on food assistance and nutrition issues and to broaden the participation of social science scholars in these issues. The report includes summaries of the research projects that were awarded 1-year

Laura Tiehen

2003-01-01

203

FOOD ASSISTANCE AND NUTRITION RESEARCH SMALL GRANTS PROGRAM: EXECUTIVE SUMMARIES OF 2001 RESEARCH GRANTS  

Microsoft Academic Search

This report summarizes research findings from the Food Assistance and Nutrition Research Small Grants Program. The Economic Research Service created the program in 1998 to stimulate new and innovative research on food assistance and nutrition issues and to broaden the participation of social science scholars in these issues. The report includes summaries of the research projects that were awarded 1-year

Laura Tiehen

2003-01-01

204

FOOD ASSISTANCE AND NUTRITION RESEARCH SMALL GRANTS PROGRAM: EXECUTIVE SUMMARIES OF 2003 RESEARCH GRANTS  

Microsoft Academic Search

This report summarizes research findings from the Food Assistance and Nutrition Research Small Grants Program. The Economic Research Service created the program in 1998 to stimulate new and innovative research on food assistance and nutrition issues and to broaden the participation of social science scholars in these issues. The report includes summaries of the research projects that were awarded 1-year

Anonymous; Laura Tiehen

2004-01-01

205

Oregon State University College Assistance Migrant Program Performance Report for 1982-83.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|During its first year of operation in 1982-83, the College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) at Oregon State University (OSU) fully achieved 19 of its 20 goals. The program to recruit and assist migrant seasonal farmworker students in higher education faced three major problems during the year: late organization, OSU's rigorous academic demands,…

Duarte, E. D.

206

77 FR 31042 - Comment Request for Information Collection for Veterans' Retraining Assistance Program, Extension...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Assistance Program (VRAP), which is part of the VOW to Hire Heroes Act of 2011 (Pub. L. 112-56). VRAP is a new training...Retraining Assistance Program (VRAP) as part of the VOW to Hire Heroes Act of 2011 (Pub. L. 112-56), enacted November 21,...

2012-05-24

207

Position of the American Dietetic Association: Child and Adolescent Nutrition Assistance Programs  

Microsoft Academic Search

It is the position of the American Dietetic Association that children and adolescents should have access to an adequate supply of healthful and safe foods that promote optimal physical, cognitive, and social growth and development. Nutrition assistance programs, such as food assistance and meal service programs and nutrition education initiatives, play a vital role in meeting this critical need. Nutrition

Jamie Stang

2010-01-01

208

Computer Assisted Instruction Program Development in the Civilization Course : Ancient India Civilization  

Microsoft Academic Search

The objectives of this research were (1) to develop the content based computer assisted instruction program in the Civilization Course on the topic : Ancient India Civilization (2) to study the efficient of the content based computer assisted instruction program in the Civilization Course on the topic : Ancient India Civilization (3) to study the learning progress of student who

Uangkoon Puttinate

209

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

210

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

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Termination of the Department of Defense Web-Based TRICARE Assistance Program Demonstration...U.S. Code, Section 1092, entitled Web-Based TRICARE Assistance Program (TRIAP...care support contracts (HCSC) to allow web-based behavioral health and related...

2012-02-15

211

Development of a marker assisted selection program for cacao.  

PubMed

ABSTRACT Production of cacao in tropical America has been severely affected by fungal pathogens causing diseases known as witches' broom (WB, caused by Moniliophthora perniciosa), frosty pod (FP, caused by M. roreri) and black pod (BP, caused by Phytophthora spp.). BP is pan-tropical and causes losses in all producing areas. WB is found in South America and parts of the Caribbean, while FP is found in Central America and parts of South America. Together, these diseases were responsible for over 700 million US dollars in losses in 2001 (4). Commercial cacao production in West Africa and South Asia are not yet affected by WB and FP, but cacao grown in these regions is susceptible to both. With the goal of providing new disease resistant cultivars the USDA-ARS and Mars, Inc. have developed a marker assisted selection (MAS) program. Quantitative trait loci have been identified for resistance to WB, FP, and BP. The potential usefulness of these markers in identifying resistant individuals has been confirmed in an experimental F(1) family in Ecuador. PMID:18943731

Schnell, R J; Kuhn, D N; Brown, J S; Olano, C T; Phillips-Mora, W; Amores, F M; Motamayor, J C

2007-12-01

212

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

213

Beyond pharmaceutical manufacturer assistance: Broadening the scope of an indigent drug program  

Microsoft Academic Search

A medication assistance program at a university medical center is described. The program was implemented in July 1999 by the ambulatory care pharmacy at the University of Illinois at Chicago Medical Center (UICMC). A full-time pharmacist and a full-time social worker run the program, along with support from technicians and a student extern. The program functions like a clinic, with

SAUL WEINER; JILL DISCHLER; CHERYL HORVITZ

214

Developing a Teaching Assistant Preparation Program in the School of Oceanography, University of Washington.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Reports on the development of a program preparing graduate students to teach in the School of Oceanography, University of Washington, in response to repeated graduate student complaints about the lack of a program. Describes the program which is based on surveys of groups affected by the program and research on teaching assistant preparation,…

McManus, Dean A.

2002-01-01

215

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

216

Program evaluation: Weatherization Residential Assistance Partnership (WRAP) Program. Volume 3, Appendices D, E, F, and G: [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 surveys, participant list, and computers program to examine and predict potential energy savings.

Not Available

1991-12-01

217

Impact of dynamic certification requirements on the Nuclear Materials Technology Division's transuranic waste management program  

Microsoft Academic Search

The issuance of the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant's (WIPP) Hazardous Waste Facility Permit in August of 2000, specifically the attachment I3 Waste Analysis Plan (WAP),had a profound impact upon transuranic (TRU) waste certification at Los Alamos National Laboratory's (LANL) Plutonium Facility. Program certification was lost until Laboratory internal program documents could be amended to meet the new WAP requirements, waste

J. J. Balkey; A. J. Montoya; Ronald E. Wieneke

2002-01-01

218

Food Assistance and Nutrition Research Program. Final Report: Fiscal 2001 Activities. Mission: Research for a Healthy, Well-Nourished America.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

USDA's Economic Research Service (ERS) has responsibility for conducting studies and evaluations of the Nations domestic food and nutrition assistance programs. ERS established the Food Assistance and Nutrition Research Program (FANRP) to carry out this r...

2001-01-01

219

Assisting People with Developmental Disabilities Improve Their Collaborative Pointing Efficiency with a Multiple Cursor Automatic Pointing Assistive Program  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study evaluated whether four persons (two groups) with developmental disabilities would be able to improve their collaborative pointing performance through a Multiple Cursor Automatic Pointing Assistive Program (MCAPAP) with a newly developed mouse driver (i.e., a new mouse driver replaces standard mouse driver, and is able to…

Shih, Ching-Hsiang; Cheng, Hsiao-Fen; Li, Chia-Chun; Shih, Ching-Tien; Chiang, Ming-Shan

2010-01-01

220

PROGRAMS AFFECTED: CASH ASSISTANCE, FOOD STAMPS, MEDICAL ASSISTANCE ORIGINATING OFFICE: OFFICE OF POLICY, RESEARCH AND SYSTEMS  

Microsoft Academic Search

Summary: Historically, Social Security Retirement, Survivors, and Disability Insurance (RSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits have increased each year. This is usually true for Railroad Retirement and Veterans Benefits also. The mass change process to take these changes into account for cash assistance, food stamps and medical assistance purposes is described in this transmittal.

FIA ACTION TRANSMITTAL; CHARLES E. HENRY; FIA JOSEPH E. DAVIS

2002-01-01

221

7 CFR 762.150 - Interest assistance program.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...loans may include either an annual or monthly cash-flow budget. (v) A copy of the interest assistance...completed based on the planned period's cash-flow budget. (6) Interest Assistance Agreements dated June 8, 2007 or later do not...

2010-01-01

222

7 CFR 762.150 - Interest assistance program.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...loans may include either an annual or monthly cash-flow budget. (v) A copy of the interest assistance...completed based on the planned period's cash-flow budget. (6) Interest Assistance Agreements dated June 8, 2007 or later do not...

2009-01-01

223

The effect of Employee Assistance Programs use on healthcare utilization.  

PubMed Central

OBJECTIVE: To estimate the effect of Employee Assistance Program (EAP) use on healthcare utilization as measured by health claims. DATA SOURCES: A unique data set that combines individual-level information on EAP utilization, demographic information, and health insurance claims from 1991 to 1995 for all employees of a large midwestern employer. STUDY DESIGN: Using "fixed-effect" econometric models that control for unobserved differences between individuals' propensities to use healthcare resources and the EAP, we perform our analyses in two steps. First, for those employees who visited the EAP, we test whether post-EAP claims differ from pre-EAP claims. Second, we combine claims data of individuals who went to an EAP with those of individuals who did not use an EAP to test whether differences in utilization exist between EAP users and nonusers. DATA COLLECTION METHODS: From the EAP we obtained the date of first EAP contact for all employees who used the service, and from the company's human resources department we obtained limited demographic data on all employees. We obtained healthcare utilization claims data on all employees and their dependents from the company's two healthcare plans: a fee-for-service (FFS) plan and a health maintenance organization (HMO) plan. PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: We found that going to an EAP substantially increases both the probability of an alcohol, drug abuse, or mental health (ADM) claim and the number of ADM claims in the same quarter as EAP contact. The increased probability of an ADM claim persists for approximately 11 quarters after the initial contact, while the increased ADM charges persist for approximately six quarters after the initial EAP contact. CONCLUSIONS: Our results strongly suggest that the EAP is able to identify behavioral and other health problems that may affect workplace performance and prompt EAP users to access ADM and other healthcare. Consistent with the stated goals of many EAPs, including the one examined in this study, this process should improve individuals' health, family functioning, and workplace performance.

Zarkin, G A; Bray, J W; Qi, J

2000-01-01

224

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, 2013 CFR

...Federally Assisted Programs in the Office of Personnel Management-Effectuation...of Personnel Management Nondiscrimination...Federally assisted programs or projects...assistance under programs of the Office of Personnel Management. (1)...

2013-01-01

225

State "Technical Assistance Programs" for nursing home quality improvement: variations and potential implications  

PubMed Central

Context To improve nursing home quality, many states developed “Technical Assistance Programs” that provide on-site consultation and training for nursing facility staff. Methods We conducted a national survey on these state programs to collect data on program design, operations, financing, and perceived effectiveness. Results As of 2010, 17 states have 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. Conclusion State “Technical Assistance Programs” for nursing homes varies in program design and perceived effectiveness. Future comparative evaluations are needed to inform evidence-based quality initiatives.

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

2013-01-01

226

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

227

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

228

Construction of Agricultural Products Logistics Information System Based on .Net and Wap  

Microsoft Academic Search

Functions and construction of agricultural products logistics system based on .NET and WAP technology are introduced in detail.\\u000a The problems encountered during the process of system development and corresponding solutions are also illustrated. The Windows\\u000a 2003 Server and SQL Server 2005 serve as the platform and background database server respectively, and windows are designed\\u000a using the ASP.NET mobile controls. This

Yan Zhang; Yong Liang; Chengming Zhang; Qiulan Wu Wu; Pingjiu Ge

2007-01-01

229

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

230

Channels through Which Public Employment Services and Small-Business Assistance Programs Work  

Microsoft Academic Search

Recent empirical evidence has found that public employment services (PES) and small-business assistance programs (SBA) are often successful at getting the unemployed back to work. One important concern of policy makers is to know which of these two programs is more effective, for whom, and the channels through which these two programs work. Using unusually rich survey data and matching

Núria Rodríguez-Planas

2009-01-01

231

Wichita State University Physician's Assistant Program. BHME Contract #72-4199. Final Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Wichita State's physician's assistant program, located on the Wichita Veteran's Administration Center campus in Wichita, Kansas, is described in this status report. Established with 12 students in January 1973, the program includes didactic and clinical training for two years and meets the "Essentials of an Approved Educational Program for the…

Gladhart, Stephen; Crespo, Merideth

232

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.

233

National Program for the Evaluation of Primary Care Physician's Assistants.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The report contains a comprehensive overview of the development of assessment instruments to evaluate the competency of an emerging health professional-the assistant to the primary care physician. The process through which essential performance requiremen...

B. J. Andrew V. F. Erviti F. J. Dowaliby

1976-01-01

234

Calibration Assistance Program (software distributed on CD-ROM).  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

National Weather Service (NWS) River Forecast Centers (RFCs) frequently use the Snow-17 and the Sacramento Soil Moisture Accounting (SAC-SMA) models to assist with flood forecasting. Although these models were developed using physical reasoning, they are ...

2002-01-01

235

40 CFR 52.2060 - Small Business Assistance Program.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...IMPLEMENTATION PLANS (CONTINUED) Pennsylvania § 52.2060 Small Business Assistance...February 1, 1993, the Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Resources...6, 1995, and made it part of the Pennsylvania SIP. As with all components of...

2013-07-01

236

Music Educators' Involvement in the Individual Education Program Process and Their Knowledge of Assistive Technology  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|In 1997, the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act of 1990 was amended to require that assistive technology be considered when preparing an individual education program (IEP). This study explored involvement of Midwestern music educators in the IEP development process as well as their knowledge and attitudes regarding use of assistive

McCord, Kimberly A.; Watts, Emily H.

2010-01-01

237

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

238

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.

239

Federal export assistance programs applicable to the US photovoltaic industry. Final report  

Microsoft Academic Search

This report provides a comprehensive review of key federal programs and service available to assist US photovoltaic firms in exporting. It contains an in-depth discussion of the eight major agencies offering export assistance: the Agency for International Development, the Department of Agriculture, the Department of Commerce, the Export-Import Bank, the Office of the US Trade Representative, the Overseas Private Investment

J. Hogan; B. Macaleer; S. Enfield

1985-01-01

240

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

241

Accuracy of a Computer Assisted Program for 'Classic' Presentations of Dental Pain.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

A computer-assisted dental program to assist independent duty corpsmen in the diagnosis and management of patients who present at sea with dental pain produced the correct diagnosis 78% of the time when given information considered by dentists to be class...

K. Fisherkeller R. Beaudry

1989-01-01

242

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.

243

Transcription factors link mouse WAP-T mammary tumors with human breast cancer.  

PubMed

Mouse models are important tools to decipher the molecular mechanisms of mammary carcinogenesis and to mimic the respective human disease. Despite sharing common phenotypic and genetic features, the proper translation of murine models to human breast cancer remains a challenging task. In a previous study we showed that in the SV40 transgenic WAP-T mice an active Met-pathway and epithelial-mesenchymal characteristics distinguish low- and high-grade mammary carcinoma. To assign these murine tumors to corresponding human tumors we here incorporated the analysis of expression of transcription factor (TF) coding genes and show that thereby a more accurate interspecies translation can be achieved. We describe a novel cross-species translation procedure and demonstrate that expression of unsupervised selected TFs, such as ELF5, HOXA5 and TFCP2L1, can clearly distinguish between the human molecular breast cancer subtypes--or as, for example, expression of TFAP2B between yet unclassified subgroups. By integrating different levels of information like histology, gene set enrichment, expression of differentiation markers and TFs we conclude that tumors in WAP-T mice exhibit similarities to both, human basal-like and non-basal-like subtypes. We furthermore suggest that the low- and high-grade WAP-T tumor phenotypes might arise from distinct cells of tumor origin. Our results underscore the importance of TFs as common cross-species denominators in the regulatory networks underlying mammary carcinogenesis. PMID:23161608

Otto, Benjamin; Streichert, Thomas; Wegwitz, Florian; Gevensleben, Heidrun; Klätschke, Kristin; Wagener, Christoph; Deppert, Wolfgang; Tolstonog, Genrich V

2012-12-13

244

34 CFR 359.2 - Who is eligible for assistance under this program?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...SERVICES, DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION DISABILITY AND REHABILITATION RESEARCH: SPECIAL PROJECTS AND DEMONSTRATIONS FOR SPINAL CORD INJURIES General § 359.2 Who is eligible for assistance under this program? The agencies and organizations...

2010-07-01

245

78 FR 52780 - National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP); Assistance to Private Sector Property Insurers...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...WYO) Program Financial Assistance/Subsidy Arrangement (Arrangement), 85 (as of June 2013) private sector property...flood insurance claims under their own names based on an Arrangement with the Federal Insurance and Mitigation...

2013-08-26

246

77 FR 36566 - National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP); Assistance to Private Sector Property Insurers...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...WYO) Program Financial Assistance/Subsidy Arrangement (Arrangement), 82 (as of April, 2012) private sector...flood insurance claims under their own names based on an Arrangement with the Federal Insurance and Mitigation...

2012-06-19

247

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

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...WYO) Program Financial Assistance/Subsidy Arrangement (Arrangement), 87 (as of July 1, 2011) private sector...flood insurance claims under their own names based on an Arrangement with the Federal Insurance Administration...

2011-07-28

248

Outcome Evaluation of the Army Career and Alumni Program's Job Assistance Centers.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Army Career and Alumni Program offers transition services to servicemembers and their families as well as to Army civilian employees who are separating from the service. This report evaluates the functions of the Job Assistance Centers (JAC) at which ...

R. Sadacca J. H. Laurence A. S. DiFazio H. J. Rauch D. W. Hintz

1995-01-01

249

Increasing Fruit and Vegetable Consumption through the USDA Nutrition Assistance Programs. A Progress Report.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The USDA Federal nutrition assistance programs provided about $10 billion annually in support of fruit and vegetable consumption in Fiscal Year 2005. These funds support the purchase and distribution of fruits and vegetables by USDA to schools, food banks...

J. M. Altman

2008-01-01

250

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

25 Indians 1 2013-04-01 2013-04-01 false What is the Indian Local Technical Assistance Program? 170.161 Section 170.161 Indians BUREAU OF INDIAN AFFAIRS, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR LAND AND WATER INDIAN...

2013-04-01

251

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 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...

2013-01-01

252

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...under the Office of Energy Research Financial Assistance Program...awards for basic and applied research, educational/training...Health and Environmental Research (5) High Energy and Nuclear Physics (6)...

2013-01-01

253

Financial and Compliance Report on Federally Assisted Programs for the Year Ended June 30, 1984.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This report includes all federal assistance received by the state departments and agencies determined to be a part of the state's reporting entity except for the college and university programs discussed above. The National Council on Governmental Account...

1984-01-01

254

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

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...assistance to organic producers certified under the USDA Organic Regulations (7 CFR 205), which were authorized under the Organic Foods Production Act of 1990, as amended (7 U.S.C. 6501 et seq.). To participate in the program, eligible...

2013-01-24

255

Troubled Asset Relief Program: Update of Government Assistance Provided to AIG.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Assistance provided by the Department of the Treasury (Treasury) under the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) and the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (Federal Reserve) to American International Group, Inc. (AIG)--a holding company that,...

2010-01-01

256

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

25 Indians 1 2011-04-01 2011-04-01 false What is the Indian Local Technical Assistance Program? 170.161 Section 170.161 Indians BUREAU OF INDIAN AFFAIRS, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR LAND AND WATER INDIAN...

2011-04-01

257

Performance Measurement for Supplemental Nutrtion Assistance Program Modernization Initiatives: Integrated Report.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Over the last decade, several factors have come together and substantially affected the administration of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). For example, the number of participants rose from 17 million people in fiscal year 2000 to 40 m...

A. W. O'Reilly E. Sama-Miller K. Conway L. Castner M. Bardos

2012-01-01

258

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 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...

2010-07-01

259

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 ...

260

University Center Program for Management and Technical Assistance in EDA-Designated Counties of Arkansas.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The report describes a comprehensive business assistance program directed toward 55 counties in Arkansas designated by the Economic Development Administration as economically distressed. Case histories, news accounts, seminar evaluations, and research fin...

1972-01-01

261

25 CFR 20.505 - What services are provided jointly with the Child Assistance Program?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...section are provided by Services to Children, Elderly, and Families under this subpart jointly...parents and children; (3) Group work, day care; and (4) Homemaker services, when necessary...of the Child Assistance program. Foster...

2011-04-01

262

25 CFR 20.505 - What services are provided jointly with the Child Assistance Program?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...section are provided by Services to Children, Elderly, and Families under this subpart jointly...parents and children; (3) Group work, day care; and (4) Homemaker services, when necessary...of the Child Assistance program. Foster...

2013-04-01

263

78 FR 65767 - Student Assistance General Provisions, Federal Perkins Loan Program, Federal Family Education...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Perkins, HPSL, HEAL, ALAS, PLUS, or Nursing Student Loan Program loans borrowed...who is disabled and requires continuous nursing or similar services...Education Assistance Loans (HEAL). (21) Nursing loans made under subpart II of part...

2013-11-01

264

Supplemental nutrition assistance program participation and health: Evidence from low-income individuals in Tennessee  

Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

We investigate the factors that contribute to participation in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), and the effects of such participation on self-assessed health (SAH). An endogenous switching ordered probability model is developed with alternative error distributional assumptions, ...

265

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...encounter problems with passing the entrance 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...

2013-07-01

266

Advisor and Counterpart Activities in the Military Assistance Program in the Republic of China.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

As part of an exploratory study to obtain information on human factors training problems in the Military Assistance Program, a questionnaire was sent to 115 advisors and 115 counterparts in one country (Republic of China), asking about the most important ...

D. K. Froehlich M. S. Klores

1965-01-01

267

Vitrification assistance program: international co-operation on vitrification technology  

SciTech Connect

With 10 vitrification lines in operation (3 on WVP in Sellafield, 1 on AVM in Marcoule and 6 on AVH in La Hague), Sellafield Ltd and Areva NC benefit from the most in-depth experience worldwide in the vitrification of highly active liquors within a framework of commercial operations. Based on the two-step process design, using a calciner and an induction-heated hot melter, which was initially deployed in Marcoule in 1978, core vitrification equipment has been continuously improved by the independent development programmes of the two companies. In March 2005, Sellafield Ltd and Areva NC signed the Vitrification Assistance Program (hereafter referred to as VAP); a co-operative project lasting 4 years during which Areva NC is to share some areas of their experience and expertise with Sellafield Ltd. Now at the halfway point of this project, this paper summarises the work performed by the VAP team to date, highlighting the early benefits and lessons learned. The following points will be developed: - Equipment delivery and preparation for implementation on WVP - Training organization and dissemination to WVP teams - Lessons learned from the early changes implemented in operations (Calciner, Melter, Dust Scrubber and Primary off gas system), and initial feedback from the first campaign using a VAP equipped line. In conclusion: The vitrification process and technology implemented at Sellafield and at La Hague, based on the two-step process, have proved to be efficient in treating high active liquor of various types. Ten lines based on this principle have been successfully operated for more than 15 years in France and in the UK. The process has also been demonstrated to be sufficiently versatile to benefit from continuous improvement and development programmes. VAP, as a complete package to support vitrification technology and knowledge transfer from AREVA NC to Sellafield Ltd, has provided the framework for fruitful technical exchanges and discussions between the two companies. From equipment delivery to knowledge embedding within the WVP teams, both companies have worked hard together to respect the tight schedule of the contract, despite growing external constraints. This has been closely managed in order to achieve the best results for the VAP without jeopardizing the continuing production operations on both the Sellafield and La Hague sites. For future campaigns, WVP1 will be equipped with an automatic heating control system similar to the one used at La Hague (i.e. based on 4 kHz). This will facilitate the work of the WVP operators and finalise the conversion of WVP melter control systems from manual to automatic, meaning that the melters on all 3 lines will be automatically controlled. Further implementation of VAP equipment is also planned on the other lines. (authors)

Penrice, Ch.; McGowan, B.; Garth, B.; Reed, J.; Prod'homme, A. [Sellafield Ltd, Sellafield, CA20 1PG Seascale (United Kingdom); Sartelet, S.; Guerif, H.N. [AREVA NC, AREVA Group, 50 - Beaumont La Hague (France); Hollebecque, J.F. [CEA Marcoule 30 (France); Flament, T.; Prod'homme, A. [SGN, AREVA Group, 78 - St Quentin Yvelines (France)

2008-07-01

268

Raising Awareness of Assistive Technology in Older Adults Through a Community-Based, Cooperative Extension Program  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Fashion an Easier Lifestyle with Assistive Technology (FELAT) curriculum was developed as a needs-based, community educational program provided through a state Cooperative Extension Service. The overall goal for participants was to raise awareness of assistive technology. Program evaluation included a post-assessment and subsequent interview to determine short-term knowledge gain and longer-term behavior change. The sample consisted of mainly older,

Debra M. Sellers; Melinda Stafford Markham

2012-01-01

269

How Much Does the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Reduce Food Insecurity?  

Microsoft Academic Search

Nearly 15% of all U.S. households and 40% of near-poor households were food insecure in 2009. The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is the cornerstone of federal food assistance programs and serves as the first line of defense against food-related hardship. This paper measures the effectiveness of SNAP in reducing food insecurity using an instrumental variables approach to control for

Caroline Ratcliffe; Signe-Mary McKernan; Sisi Zhang

2011-01-01

270

Trial of the University Assistance Program for Alcohol Use Among Mandated Students*  

PubMed Central

Objective: The aim of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of a brief intervention for mandated students in the context of the University Assistance Program, a Student Assistance Program developed and modeled after workplace Employee Assistance Programs. Method: Participants were 265 (196 males and 69 females) judicially mandated college students enrolled in a large, urban university in the northeast United States. All participants were sanctioned by the university's judicial office for an alcohol- or drug-related violation. Participants were randomized to one of two intervention conditions (the University Assistance Program or services as usual) and were assessed at baseline and 3 and 6 months after intervention. Results: Growth curve analyses showed that, relative to services as usual, the University Assistance Program was more efficacious in reducing past-90-day weekday alcohol consumption and the number of alcohol-related consequences while increasing past-90-day use of protective behaviors and coping skills. No significant differences in growth trajectories were found between the two intervention conditions on past-90-day blood alcohol concentration, total alcohol consumption, or weekend consumption. Conclusions: The University Assistance Program may have a possible advantage over services as usual for mandated students.

Amaro, Hortensia; Ahl, Marilyn; Matsumoto, Atsushi; Prado, Guillermo; Mule, Christina; Kemmemer, Amaura; Larimer, Mary E.; Masi, Dale; Mantella, Philomena

2009-01-01

271

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

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Economic Research Service of the United States Department of Agriculture presents this 35-page report, which considers the similarities and differences between targeted food assistance programs in the United States and Mexico. The United States, for example, relies completely on household targeting in order to distribute food assistance benefits, while Mexico uses a combination of household and geographic targeting. The study also found that food assistance programs had a much greater effect on the extent of poverty in the US than in Mexico, mainly due to the fact that "a much higher percentage of eligible households received benefits from food assistance in the United States." The report closely examines major food assistance programs in both countries, including LICONSA, DICONA, and FIDELIST in Mexico, and the Food Stamp Program, WIC, National School Lunch and Breakfast programs, and Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations in the US. The study also concluded that because poverty in the US is concentrated in specific geographic areas, such as Appalachia, on Indian reservations, and in the rural deep South, the US might benefit from using Mexico's geographic methods of distributing food assistance.

272

Evaluation of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education: Application of Behavioral Theory and Survey Validation  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Objective: Application of the Transtheoretical Model (TTM) to Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education (SNAP-Ed) evaluation and development and validation of an evaluation tool used to measure TTM constructs is described. Methods: Surveys were collected from parents of children receiving food at Summer Food Service Program sites prior…

Wyker, Brett A.; Jordan, Patricia; Quigley, Danielle L.

2012-01-01

273

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

274

Evaluation of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education: Application of Behavioral Theory and Survey Validation  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Objective: Application of the Transtheoretical Model (TTM) to Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education (SNAP-Ed) evaluation and development and validation of an evaluation tool used to measure TTM constructs is described. Methods: Surveys were collected from parents of children receiving food at Summer Food Service Program sites prior…

Wyker, Brett A.; Jordan, Patricia; Quigley, Danielle L.

2012-01-01

275

Current Telephone-Based Schoolwork Assistance Programs: An Analysis of Their Findings.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This paper reviews the literature on telephone-based schoolwork assistance programs and describes the activities of several such programs. Research literature indicates that properly organized lessons and assignments result in greater student achievement. Research on characteristics of students who procrastinate in doing their schoolwork is…

Solomon, Alan

276

EAP: Employee Assistance Programs in the Public Schools. Reference & Resource Series.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Employee assistance programs (EAP's) have been set up by many businesses and organizations to help employees resolve their personal problems so they can maintain or resume an acceptable job performance level. So far, only a few public school districts have considered or implemented such programs. This monograph examines EAP's in general and…

Hacker, Carol

277

Bilingual Vocational Dental Assistant Training. Program Performance Report, Final, August 15, 1979-August 14, 1980.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In addition to a 20-page program narrative, this report provides materials from a bilingual vocational dental assistant training project (1979-80). These program accomplishments are discussed: curriculum, English as a Second Language (ESL), student performance, in-service training, and languages and cultures represented. Major activities and…

California Univ., Los Angeles. Univ. Extension.

278

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

279

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

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...certification cost-share program provides financial assistance to organic producers certified to the NOP authorized under the Organic Foods Production Act of 1990, as amended (7 U.S.C. 6501 et seq.). This program is in addition to and separate...

2010-09-08

280

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

281

Annual Technical Progress Report for Emergency School Assistance Program, Title 45, 1970-71.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper presents a technical progress report of two programs conducted with funds provided under the Emergency School Assistance Program. One, the Mobile Learning Unit, said to have been designed to measure changes in fourth and fifth grade students' self-concept in a reorganized desegregated school environment, focuses on whether a positive…

Lindsey, Randall B.

282

Bilingual Vocational Dental Assistant Training. Program Performance Report, Final, August 15, 1979-August 14, 1980.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|In addition to a 20-page program narrative, this report provides materials from a bilingual vocational dental assistant training project (1979-80). These program accomplishments are discussed: curriculum, English as a Second Language (ESL), student performance, in-service training, and languages and cultures represented. Major activities and…

California Univ., Los Angeles. Univ. Extension.

283

Evaluation of an Inservice Program: Summary Report of Intensive Training and Technical Assistance.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The paper reports on the formative evaluation of a career education national inservice training program for educators in 29 schools and programs for the hearing impaired. The inservice was divided into two stages: an intensive training workshop for administrators, teachers, and counselors; and technical assistance on goal planning and milestone…

Young, Marsha; And Others

284

78 FR 8585 - Comment Request for Information Collection for Veterans Retraining Assistance Program Participant...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...after they complete the program as required in the VOW to Hire Heroes Act of 2011. DATES: Written comments must be submitted to...Assistance Program (VRAP), which is part of the VOW to Hire Heroes Act of 2011 (Pub. L. 112-56). VRAP is a new...

2013-02-06

285

Doing More with Less: Marketing Educational Programs in Times of Declining Tuition Assistance.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Degree completion programs on military installations are large, effective programs, with substantial support. Education will never be more convenient or less expensive for students. Education is a product military personnel need and want. In a time of declining tuition assistance, it is up to colleges that deal with the military to market their…

Breckon, Donald J.

286

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Animal-Assisted programs with children are becoming increasingly popular in school and therapeutic settings. This article provides an overview of the benefits accrued by children as well as the concerns with programs which involve animals, and therapy dogs in particular, in these environments. Research over the past 30 years indicates that…

Friesen, Lori

2010-01-01

287

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

288

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

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Consumer Assistance to Recycle and Save (CARS) program, published on July 29, 2009 in the Federal Register under the CARS Act. The rule change allows disposal...or shred a vehicle traded in under the CARS program. This additional time will...

2010-02-02

289

22 CFR 3.12 - Exemption of grants and other foreign government assistance in cultural exchange programs from...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...Exemption of grants and other foreign government assistance in cultural exchange programs... GIFTS AND DECORATIONS FROM FOREIGN GOVERNMENTS § 3.12 Exemption of grants and other foreign government assistance in cultural exchange...

2013-04-01

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

10 CFR 455.144 - Grant awards for State programs to provide technical assistance, program assistance, and marketing.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...OF ENERGY ENERGY CONSERVATION GRANT PROGRAMS FOR SCHOOLS AND HOSPITALS AND BUILDINGS OWNED BY UNITS OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT AND PUBLIC CARE INSTITUTIONS Grant Awards § 455.144 Grant awards for State programs to provide technical...

2013-01-01

292

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

293

Epigenetic modifications and chromatin loop organization explain the different expression profiles of the Tbrg4, WAP and Ramp3 genes  

SciTech Connect

Whey Acidic Protein (WAP) gene expression is specific to the mammary gland and regulated by lactogenic hormones to peak during lactation. It differs markedly from the more constitutive expression of the two flanking genes, Ramp3 and Tbrg4. Our results show that the tight regulation of WAP gene expression parallels variations in the chromatin structure and DNA methylation profile throughout the Ramp3-WAP-Tbrg4 locus. Three Matrix Attachment Regions (MAR) have been predicted in this locus. Two of them are located between regions exhibiting open and closed chromatin structures in the liver. The third, located around the transcription start site of the Tbrg4 gene, interacts with topoisomerase II in HC11 mouse mammary cells, and in these cells anchors the chromatin loop to the nuclear matrix. Furthermore, if lactogenic hormones are present in these cells, the chromatin loop surrounding the WAP gene is more tightly attached to the nuclear structure, as observed after a high salt treatment of the nuclei and the formation of nuclear halos. Taken together, our results point to a combination of several epigenetic events that may explain the differential expression pattern of the WAP locus in relation to tissue and developmental stages.

Montazer-Torbati, Mohammad Bagher; Hue-Beauvais, Cathy; Droineau, Stephanie; Ballester, Maria; Coant, Nicolas; Aujean, Etienne; Petitbarat, Marie [UR1196, Unite de Genomique et Physiologie de la Lactation, INRA, F-78 352 Jouy en josas (France); Rijnkels, Monique [Children's Nutrition Research Center (CNRC)-Baylor College of Medicine, 1100 Bates Street, Houston TX (United States); Devinoy, Eve [UR1196, Unite de Genomique et Physiologie de la Lactation, INRA, F-78 352 Jouy en josas (France)], E-mail: eve.devinoy@jouy.inra.fr

2008-03-10

294

A Guide to Federal Assistance Programs for the Disadvantaged.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this guide to work experience and related Federal programs for the disadvantaged, emphasis is on programs in which the most effective participation by installations of the Air Force Systems Command (AFSC) seems feasible. Beginning with an overview of the needs of the disadvantaged and of AFSC involvement, this paper gives information needed as…

Department of the Air Force, Washington, DC.

295

Urban Mass Transportation Administration Grants Assistance Programs Statistical Summaries, 1989.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Fiscal Year 1989 'Statistical Summaries' presents selected data on the distribution and use of various Formula and Discretionary program funds. The programs discussed are the principal source of Federal financial aid to urban and non-urban areas for m...

1990-01-01

296

Restitution Programs for Juvenile Offenders. Technical Assistance Bulletin 23.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Restitution programs have been organized in many areas of the country to make juvenile offenders more accountable for their criminal behavior, more aware of the consequences to themselves, their victims, and the community, and thus, less likely to continue committing crimes. The programs also provide direct compensation for victims of crime.…

National School Resource Network, Washington, DC.

297

Transition to Required Learning Assistance: A Four Year Program Evaluation.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

At Creighton Univesity, a Jesuit university in Nebraska, freshmen defined as at risk academically were required to participate in a student success program, the Master Student Course (MAST). The MAST program was designed to help these at-risk students develop college-level study and thinking skills and to provide an opportunity for examination of…

Kelley, Michael R.; Pappas, Linda

298

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

2013-06-21

299

U.S. Department of Energy Region 6 Radiological Assistance Program response plan. Revision 2  

SciTech Connect

Upon request, the DOE, through the Radiological Assistance Program (RAP), makes available and will provide radiological advice, monitoring, and assessment activities during radiological incidents where the release of radioactive materials is suspected or has occurred. Assistance will end when the need for such assistance is over, or if there are other resources available to adequately address the incident. The implementation of the RAP is usually accomplished through the recommendation of the DOE Regional Coordinating Office`s (RCO) on duty Regional Response Coordinator (RRC) with the approval of the Regional Coordinating Office Director (RCOD). The DOE Idaho Operations Office (DOE-ID) is the designated RCO for DOE Region 6 RAP. The purpose of this document is: to describe the mechanism for responding to any organization or private citizen requesting assistance to radiological incidents; to coordinate radiological assistance among participating federal agencies, states, and tribes in DOE Region 6; and to describe the RAP Scaled Response concept of operations.

Jakubowski, F.M.

1998-02-01

300

Racial Disparities in Access to Care for Men in a Public Assistance Program for Prostate Cancer  

Microsoft Academic Search

California’s IMPACT program provides all its enrollees with health insurance and social service resources. We hypothesized\\u000a that racial\\/ethnic disparities in access to care might be attenuated among men served by this program. Our objective was to\\u000a evaluate racial\\/ethnic differences in health services utilization and patient-reported health care outcomes among disadvantaged\\u000a men in a prostate cancer public-assistance program, and to identify

David C. Miller; Lillian Gelberg; Lorna Kwan; Sevan Stepanian; Arlene Fink; Ronald M. Andersen; Mark S. Litwin

2008-01-01

301

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

302

10 CFR 455.122 - Applicant certifications for State grants for technical assistance, program assistance, and...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...OF ENERGY ENERGY CONSERVATION GRANT PROGRAMS FOR SCHOOLS AND HOSPITALS AND BUILDINGS OWNED BY UNITS OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT AND PUBLIC CARE INSTITUTIONS Applicant Responsibilities-Grants to States § 455.122 Applicant certifications...

2013-01-01

303

Obesity, Poverty, and Participation in Nutrition Assistance Programs.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

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 ...

P. Linz M. Lee L. Bell

2004-01-01

304

Cade/Panda Computer Assisted Data Evaluation Program for Panda.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This report, which discusses the software for the PANDA seasonal statistical analysis, also examines the hardware concept, the programming concept, the field site tape compatibility and transcription, and the statistical report generation. Examples are in...

J. O. Sinniger

1969-01-01

305

76 FR 61070 - Disaster Assistance; Hazard Mitigation Grant Program  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...include vegetation management programs for wildfire hazard mitigation and erosion hazard...U.S. Department of Agriculture. Wildfire and Erosion Under the NPRM, vegetation management related to wildfire and erosion hazard mitigation...

2011-10-03

306

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.

307

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

308

7 CFR 225.9 - Program assistance to sponsors.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...operating under a continuous school calendar, all advance...August 15. Except for school food authorities...paying claims: (1) School food authorities that...provide the Reports of Summer Food Service Program...establishment of the rates. Higher rates will be...

2013-01-01

309

U.S.-Funded Assistance Programs in China.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

U.S. government support of rule of law and civil society programs in the People's Republic of China (PRC) constitutes a key component of its efforts to promote democratic change in China. Other related U.S. activities include participation in official bil...

T. Lum

2009-01-01

310

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.

311

26 CFR 1.127-2 - Qualified educational assistance program.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...transportation, or (iii) Education involving sports, games, or hobbies, unless such education...part of a degree program. The phrase âsports, games, or hobbiesâ does not include...involve the use of athletic facilities or equipment and is not recreational in nature....

2013-04-01

312

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.

313

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

314

Impacts of the Weatherization Assistance Program in Fuel-Oil Heated Houses  

Microsoft Academic Search

In 1990, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) initiated a national evaluation of its low-income 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

Levins

1994-01-01

315

Impacts of the Weatherization Assistance Program in fuel-oil heated houses  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

W. P. Levins; M. P. Ternes

1994-01-01

316

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

317

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

318

Housing Assistance for Youth Who Have Aged Out of Foster Care: The Role of the Chafee Foster Care Independence Program.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Each year the Chafee Foster Care Independence Program provides $140 million for independent living services to assist youth as they age out of foster care and enter adulthood. Under this formula grant program, states are provided allocations and allowed t...

A. Hawkins M. McDaniel M. R. Pergamit

2012-01-01

319

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

320

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

321

The Chinese Government Scholarship Program: An Effective Form of Foreign Assistance?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This study investigates the effectiveness of Chinese international education assistance through an examination of student experience in the Chinese Government Scholarship Program, an important mechanism of Chinese foreign aid. Grounded in Pascarella's (1985) model of the impact of college on students, the study investigates participants' level of…

Dong, Lili; Chapman, David W.

2008-01-01

322

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

323

Implementation of a Patient Medication Assistance Program in a Community Pharmacy Setting  

Microsoft Academic Search

Objective: To describe the establishment of a community pharmacy-based patient medication assistance program to improve access to medications by indigent patients, lessen the burden placed on physicians in obtaining such medications, reduce the amount of money spent on such medications by area charitable organizations, and improve therapeutic outcomes by improving patient adherence with therapy. Setting: Supermarket-based pharmacy in Ashland, Ohio.

Verne Mounts; Daniel G. Ringenberg; Kim Rhees; Christina Partridge

2005-01-01

324

EFFECTS OF FOOD ASSISTANCE AND NUTRITION PROGRAMS ON NUTRITION AND HEALTH: VOLUME 3, LITERATURE REVIEW  

Microsoft Academic Search

This report provides a comprehensive review and synthesis of published research on the impact of USDA's domestic food and nutrition assistance programs on participants' nutrition and health outcomes. The outcome measures reviewed include food expenditures, household nutrient availability, dietary intake, other measures of nutrition status, food security, birth outcomes, breastfeeding behaviors, immunization rates, use and cost of health care services,

Anonymous; William L. Hamilton; Biing-Hwan Lin

2004-01-01

325

An Evaluation of the Housing Assistance Council, Inc.: Revolving Loan Fund Program.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The report is an evaluation of the Revolving Loan Fund Program (RLF) of the Housing Assistance Council, Inc. It is based on visits to nine different organizations with varying characteristics and experience that have borrowed from the fund. The report is ...

G. Ferguson W. Sketchley S. Talton

1980-01-01

326

A Peer-Assisted Learning Program and Its Effect on Student Skill Demonstration  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Objective: To explore the effect of an intentional Peer-Assisted Learning (PAL) program on peer-tutors and peer-tutees for performance on specific psychomotor skills. Design and Setting: Randomized, pretest-posttest experimental design. Participants: Undergraduate students (N = 69, 42 females and 27 males, all participants were 18 to 22 years…

Carr, W. David; Volberding, Jennifer; Vardiman, Phillip

2011-01-01

327

CUM LAUDE: A New Approach in Designing Computer-Assisted Language Programs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|CUM LAUDE (Computerized Understanding of Morphology--Language Acquisition under Development in Education) is a unique attempt to develop a system of computer programs enabling a machine to "understand" the grammatical relationships between the various parts of speech in a natural language. In response to an analysis of current computer-assisted

Urion, Henry K.

328

Resident-Assisted Montessori Programming (Ramp): Training Persons with Dementia to Serve as Group Activity Leaders  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Purpose: The purpose of this study was to determine the effects of an activity implemented by means of Resident-Assisted Montessori Programming (RAMP). Design and Methods: Four persons with early-stage dementia were trained to serve as leaders for a small-group activity played by nine persons with more advanced dementia. Assessments of leaders'…

Camp, Cameron J.; Skrajner, Michael J.

2004-01-01

329

Complementary Machine Intelligence and Human Intelligence in Virtual Teaching Assistant for Tutoring Program Tracing  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This study proposes a virtual teaching assistant (VTA) to share teacher tutoring tasks in helping students practice program tracing and proposes two mechanisms of complementing machine intelligence and human intelligence to develop the VTA. The first mechanism applies machine intelligence to extend human intelligence (teacher answers) to evaluate…

Chou, Chih-Yueh; Huang, Bau-Hung; Lin, Chi-Jen

2011-01-01

330

Networks for People: TIIAP at Work. The Telecommunications and Information Infrastructure Assistance Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Department of Commerce's Telecommunications and Information Infrastructure Assistance Program (TIIAP) is designed to address technology needs in the public and nonprofit sectors of the United States. This report is one of many ways that TIIAP is sharing the stories and the lessons that are being learned by recipients of TIIAP awards. The case…

Conte, Christopher

331

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…

Stone, Matthew

2011-01-01

332

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

333

Status of U.S. programs for material protection, control & accounting assistance to Ukraine and Kazakstan  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

C. T. Roche; T. E. Zinneman; R. R. Rudolph

1995-01-01

334

Networks for People: TIIAP at Work. The Telecommunications and Information Infrastructure Assistance Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The Department of Commerce's Telecommunications and Information Infrastructure Assistance Program (TIIAP) is designed to address technology needs in the public and nonprofit sectors of the United States. This report is one of many ways that TIIAP is sharing the stories and the lessons that are being learned by recipients of TIIAP awards. The case…

Conte, Christopher

335

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

336

Improving English Pronunciation through Computer-Assisted Programs in Jordanian Universities  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The purpose of this research is to investigate the effect of using computer- assisted programs for teaching English pronunciation on students' performance in English Language pronunciation in Jordanian universities. To achieve the purpose of the study, a pre/post-test was constructed to measure students' level in English pronunciation. The sample…

Al-Qudah, Fatima Zaki Mohammad

2012-01-01

337

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

Microsoft Academic Search

This article discusses the effects of the Regional Technology Assistance Program (RETA) on the teaching practices and collegial behaviors of its participants and instructors. We present findings that suggest that, as a result of their involvement in RETA's ongoing, peer-directed, constructivist-based professional development workshops, teacher participants and teacher instructors have: (1) increased their use of technology in the classroom, (2)

Carmen Gonzales; Linda Pickett; Naomi Hupert; Wendy Martin

338

Staffing and Managing Benefits Planning, Assistance, and Outreach Programs: Tips for Coordinators and Managers  

Microsoft Academic Search

This publication is a human resources guide to staffing and managing effective benefits planning, assistance and outreach programs. Specifically the publication provides helpful tips and strategies for staff recruitment; interviewing; developing competitive benefits packages; developing practical job descriptions; staff development and advancement; and, tools for effective management including resume screening tools, benefits counseling surveys, satisfaction surveys and sample service tracking

Mary Ridgely; Barb Smith

2003-01-01

339

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

340

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

341

Monetary Value of a Prescription Assistance Program Service in a Rural Family Medicine Clinic  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Purpose: To quantify the monetary value of medications provided to rural Alabamians through provision of pharmaceutical manufacturer-sponsored prescription assistance programs (PAPs) provided by a clinical pharmacist in a private Black Belt family medicine clinic during 2007 and 2008. Methods: Patients struggling to afford prescription…

Whitley, Heather P.

2011-01-01

342

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

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

Sections 3(k), (p) and (r), Section 7, and Section 9 of the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008 (``the Act''), and Title 7 Parts 271, 274, and 278 of the Code of Federal Regulations (``the regulations'') provide factors for determining the eligibility of retail food stores to participate in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (``SNAP''). This notice requests information from any and all......

2013-10-29

343

Overall Program Design for Comprehensive Regional Planning, Project Programming and Review, and Technical Assistance to Localities, in North Central New Mexico.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The report outlines the future establishment of regional planning, project programming and review, and technical assistance to localities on a continuing basis for North Central New Mexico. Specifically, the study proposes a five-year program for initiati...

1971-01-01

344

A Comparison of the Effects of Programmed Instruction and Computer-Assisted Instruction on Achievement in English Grammar.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study compared the effects of programed-test instruction and computer-assisted instruction on achievement in 11 areas of English grammar. In contrast to the findings of previous research on the subject, significant differences in achievement were found favoring the programed-text method over the computer-assisted method. (Author/CT)

Lundgren, Carol A.

1985-01-01

345

Measuring the effects of conservation program special services: Client education, fuel assistance, and other indirect outcomes  

SciTech Connect

Conservation program special services are program components that have been designed into the package of program services. As a result, a quantifiable measure of the effectiveness of these services on program goals and objectives is difficult to obtain. Methods that have been designed to control for confounding effects of intercorrelated program services are usually inadequate. For instance, effective education is multi-faceted; the most desirable characteristics of education cannot be separated from one another and individually assessed. Many special services like client education and non-energy impacts (e.g., fuel assistance, quality control of weatherization work, weatherization activity that improves comfort, etc.) are receiving increasing attention from policy-makers. Not only is energy savings an important measure of program success, but indirect outcomes like the benefits of client education, reductions in average and absolute customer delinquent accounts, improvements in comfort, and the affordability, quality, and longevity of housing are also important measures of a program's success in delivering services to the community. In this paper the author will examine the potential effects of client education, fuel assistance, and other indirect outcomes of residential energy conservation programs. 39 refs., 2 figs., 3 tabs.

White, D.L.

1991-01-01

346

Metaevaluation of National Weatherization Assistance Program Based on State Studies, 1996-1998  

SciTech Connect

The national Weatherization Assistance Program, sponsored by the US Department of Energy (DOE) and implemented by state and local agencies throughout the US, weatherizes homes for low-income residents in order to increase their energy efficiency and lower utility bills. Staff at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) performed a metaevaluation of this program, which involved synthesizing the results from ten individuals studies of state weatherization efforts completed between April 1996 and September 1998. The states whose studies were used in this metaevaluation, the dates of program operations covered by these studies, and the fuels that were examined are shown in Table ES-1. This effort represents a follow-up to an earlier ORNL metaevaluation of the Weatherization Assistance Program that looked at 19 state studies completed between 1990 and early 1996 (Berry 1997). That study, in turn, was done as an update to a national evaluation of the Weatherization Assistance Program that examined a representative sample of several thousand structures weatherized in 1989 (Brown, Berry, Balzer, and Faby 1993).

Schweitzer, M.; Berry, L.

1999-05-01

347

An Automatic Drag-and-Drop Assistive Program Developed to Assistive People with Developmental Disabilities to Improve Drag-and-Drop Efficiency  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The latest researches adopted software technology to improve pointing performance; however, Drag-and-Drop (DnD) operation is also commonly used in modern GUI programming. This study evaluated whether two children with developmental disabilities would be able to improve their DnD performance, through an Automatic DnD Assistive Program (ADnDAP). At…

Shih, Ching-Hsiang; Huang, Hsun-Chin; Liao, Yung-Kun; Shih, Ching-Tien; Chiang, Ming-Shan

2010-01-01

348

Financial Assistance Information  

MedlinePLUS

... website includes information on medication assistance programs and networking programs, a resource guide and links to other online resources. Contact NORD directly : NORD's Medication Assistance Programs ...

349

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

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...25,000 households; medium project area as project...Grant programs--social program, Reporting and...Grant programs--social programs, Penalties...Amend the definition of Medium project area by removing...C) The State's negative error rate, (D)...

2011-05-03

350

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

2010-12-31

351

Field Test of Advanced Duct-Sealing Technologies Within the Weatherization Assistance Program  

SciTech Connect

A field test of an aerosol-spray duct-sealing technology and a conventional, best-practice approach was performed in 80 homes to determine the efficacy and programmatic needs of the duct-sealing technologies as applied in the U.S. Department of Energy Weatherization Assistance Program. The field test was performed in five states: Iowa, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, and Wyoming. The study found that, compared with the best-practice approach, the aerosol-spray technology is 50% more effective at sealing duct leaks and can potentially reduce labor time and costs for duct sealing by 70%, or almost 4 crew-hours. Further study to encourage and promote use of the aerosol-spray technology within the Weatherization Assistance Program is recommended. A pilot test of full production weatherization programs using the aerosol-spray technology is recommended to develop approaches for integrating this technology with other energy conservation measures and minimizing impacts on weatherization agency logistics. In order to allow or improve adoption of the aerosol spray technology within the Weatherization Assistance Program, issues must be addressed concerning equipment costs, use of the technology under franchise arrangements with Aeroseal, Inc. (the holders of an exclusive license to use this technology), software used to control the equipment, safety, and training. Application testing of the aerosol-spray technology in mobile homes is also recommended.

Ternes, MP

2001-12-05

352

DHS National Technical Nuclear Forensics Program FY 10 Summary Report: Graduate Mentoring Assistance Program (GMAP).  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This program provides practical training to DHS graduate fellows in the DOE laboratory complex. It involves coordinating students, their thesis advisors, and their laboratory project mentors in establishing a meaningful program of research which contribut...

M. R. Finck

2011-01-01

353

Drug and alcohol abuse: the bases for employee assistance programs in the nuclear-utility industry  

SciTech Connect

This report describes the nature, prevalence, and trends of drug and alcohol abuse among members of the US adult population and among personnel in non-nuclear industries. Analogous data specific to the nuclear utility industry are not available, so these data were gathered in order to provide a basis for regulatory planning. The nature, prevalence, and trend inforamtion was gathered using a computerized literature, telephone discussions with experts, and interviews with employee assistance program representatives from the Seattle area. This report also evaluates the possible impacts that drugs and alcohol might have on nuclear-related job performance, based on currently available nuclear utility job descriptions and on the scientific literature regarding the impairing effects of drugs and alcohol on human performance. Employee assistance programs, which can be used to minimize or eliminate job performance decrements resulting from drug or alcohol abuse, are also discussed.

Radford, L.R.; Rankin, W.L.; Barnes, V.; McGuire, M.V.; Hope, A.M.

1983-07-01

354

Corporate Chaplaincy Programs: An Exploratory Study Relates Corporate Chaplain Activities to Employee Assistance Programs  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study is in response to a recent increase in the use of chaplains across corporate America and fills a void in the research literature. It explored the activities of corporate chaplains, identifying the precise functions they perform. Similarities were found between the problems that employees discussed with corporate chaplains and the issues traditionally addressed by employee assistance providers. Differences

Kim Nimon; Nanette Philibert; Jeff Allen

2008-01-01

355

The Association Between Sociodemographic Factors, Participation in Assistance Programs, and Food Insecurity Among Oregon Residents  

Microsoft Academic Search

We measured food insecurity and investigated whether sociodemographics and assistance program use were associated with food insecurity in a random sample of working-age Oregonians (N?=?343) using hierarchical logistic regression. About 14% of Oregonians were food insecure. Food insecurity was significantly associated with less education, unemployment, household income <$20,000, lack of homeownership, and paying >30% of income for housing. Having a

Molly De Marco; Sheryl Thorburn

2008-01-01

356

Promoting Positive Adolescent Development for At-Risk Students with a Student Assistance Program  

Microsoft Academic Search

  This study evaluated the psycho-educational small-group component of the CASPAR Youth Services Student Assistance Program with a randomized-controlled trial. Two cohorts of at-risk sixth graders from six schools in two communities were randomly assigned to intervention or control conditions and tested one and a half years later at the end of the seventh grade. A generalized estimating equations model yielded

Robert Apsler; Scott Formica; Beth Fraster; Rosie McMahan

2006-01-01

357

Homelessness Assistance and Resources  

MedlinePLUS

... Resource Library News Training & Events Ask A Question Technical Assistance About OneCPD Homelessness Assistance and Resources "Stable ... Calendar About About OneCPD Website and Privacy Policies Technical Assistance CDBG Program Assistance HMIS Technical Assistance HOME ...

358

Temperature-programmed microwave-assisted synthesis of SBA-15 ordered mesoporous silica.  

PubMed

The currently available microwave technology permits the development and implementation of a temperature-programmed microwave-assisted synthesis (TPMS) of ordered mesoporous silicas (OMSs). Unlike in previously reported syntheses of OMSs, in which only the final hydrothermal treatment was carried out under microwave irradiation, this work takes advantage of the existing capabilities of modern microwave systems to program the temperature and time for the entire synthesis of these materials. To demonstrate the flexibility of the proposed microwave-assisted synthesis, besides programming two consecutive steps involving initial stirring of the gel at a lower temperature and static hydrothermal treatment at a higher temperature, we explored the possibility of temperature programming of the latter step. A major advantage of microwave technology is the feasibility of temperature and time programming, which has been demonstrated by the synthesis of one of the most popular OMSs, SBA-15, over an unprecedented range of temperatures from 40 to 200 degrees C. Since the synthesis of OMSs has not yet been explored and reported at temperatures exceeding 150 degrees C, this work is focused on the SBA-15 samples prepared at higher temperatures (such as 160, 180, and even 200 degrees C). These SBA-15 samples show better thermal stability than those synthesized at commonly used temperatures either under conventional or microwave conditions. Moreover, a partial decomposition of the template during high-temperature microwave-assisted syntheses does not compromise the formation of well-ordered SBA-15 materials. This study shows that the simplicity and capability of temperature and time programming in TPMS allows one not only to tune the adsorption and structural properties of OMSs but also to easily screen a wide range of conditions in order to optimize and scale-up their preparation as well as to significantly reduce the time of synthesis from days to hours. PMID:17076515

Celer, Ewa B; Jaroniec, Mietek

2006-11-01

359

45 CFR 233.145 - Expiration of medical assistance programs under titles I, IV-A, X, XIV and XVI of the Social...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...2012-10-01 false Expiration of medical assistance programs under titles I...PROGRAMS § 233.145 Expiration of medical assistance programs under titles I...Act for aid or assistance in the form of medical or any other type of remedial care...

2012-10-01

360

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

361

Progress Report; Stanford Program in Computer-Assisted Instruction for the Period January 1, 1968 to March 31, 1968.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Computer-assisted instruction was utilized in seven separate programs at Stanford involving children. In the Brentwood Mathematics program, multivariate data analysis for 73 first graders led to identification of factors affecting performance on mathematical problems. In the reading program for first and fourth graders, progress was made in…

Stanford Univ., CA. Inst. for Mathematical Studies in Social Science.

362

Computer-Assisted Attention Retraining in Head-Injured Individuals: A Controlled Efficacy Study of an Outpatient Program  

Microsoft Academic Search

The efficacy of a computer-assisted attention retraining program was evaluated with 29 outpatients suffering from moderate to severe traumatic brain injury. Ss who were at least 12 months postinjury were randomly assigned either to the attention training program or a memory training program that served as a control condition. Training lasted 9 weeks with two 2-hr sessions per week for

Hendrik Niemann; Ronald M. Ruff; Christine A. Baser

1990-01-01

363

Third Phase: Achievement Gains Associated with Implementation of the Assistant Teacher Program in the First Three Grades.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The effectiveness of Mississippi's Assistant Teacher Program (ATP) was evaluated after its third year of operation, determining: (1) whether first graders who were exposed to teachers and assistant teachers who had been in ATP for three years continued to make progress in academic achievement; (2) the effectiveness of ATP in fostering achievement…

Handley, Herbert M.

364

Evaluation of the Emergency School Assistance Program. Volume II: Design and Findings of Phase I Survey. Final Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

An effort by the Office of Education to assist some 900 school districts, through financial aid, with the problems attendant with the final stages of their desegregation plan or the carrying out of a court-ordered plan is discussed. This effort, the Emergency School Assistance Program (ESAP), was evaluated to determine: (1) overall effectiveness,…

RMC Research Corp., Arlington, VA.

365

Third Phase: Achievement Gains Associated with Implementation of the Assistant Teacher Program in the First Three Grades.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The effectiveness of Mississippi's Assistant Teacher Program (ATP) was evaluated after its third year of operation, determining: (1) whether first graders who were exposed to teachers and assistant teachers who had been in ATP for three years continued to make progress in academic achievement; (2) the effectiveness of ATP in fostering achievement…

Handley, Herbert M.

366

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…

Walz, Joel C., Ed.

367

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.

368

Home energy consumption rate, familiarity, and participation in home energy assistance programs: implications for energy educators of elderly people  

SciTech Connect

This study was designed to examine the factors predicting energy consumption, to determine factors affecting familiarity with assistance programs, and to determine factor affecting participation in home energy assistance programs for an elderly population. Objectives included: (1) developing an equation from discriminant functions for factors significant in predicting low or high home energy consumption rate; (2) developing an equation from discriminant function for factors significant predicting low or high awareness of home energy assistance programs; (3) developing an equation from discriminant functions for factors significant in predicting participation in home energy assistance programs; (4) determining the relation between perceived energy efficiency of the home and actual energy expenditures; (5) to develop recommendations for effective energy education programs for elderly people. Recommendations for energy educators of elderly people: (1) provide effective information on energy assistance programs to elderly people, including information that encourages accurate perceptions; (2) hold the energy information programs at a senior citizen center; (3) offer programs during the day, allowing for possible physical impairments; (4) stress the relevancy of the material; (5) stress the socialization aspect of programs; and (6) provide for hand on experience.

Junk, V.W.

1986-01-01

369

DHS National Technical Nuclear Forensics Program FY 10 Summary Report: Graduate Mentoring Assistance Program (GMAP)  

Microsoft Academic Search

This program provides practical training to DHS graduate fellows in the DOE laboratory complex. It involves coordinating students, their thesis advisors, and their laboratory project mentors in establishing a meaningful program of research which contributes to the graduate student's formation as a member of the nuclear forensics community. The summary report details the student\\/mentor experience and future plans after the

Martha R. Finck

2011-01-01

370

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

371

Senior Center Programming for At-Risk Older Persons: A Technical Assistance Guide for Providers of Services to the Aging.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

To assist practitioners with varying levels of experience and interests, the guide is divided into sections making it easier to use the information that is most pertinent to improving their programs. The first section provides definitions of key terms and...

S. R. Lutz

1994-01-01

372

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

373

Evaluation of the Telecommunications and Information Infrastructure Assistance Program. Case Study Report, Los Angeles Free-Net, 94026, Tarzana, California.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Telecommunications and Information Infrastructure Assistance Program (TIIAP) represents the expansion of an existing network, the Los Angeles Free-Net (LAFN). LAFN is a nonprofit organization that provides communication, education, and information ser...

P. Tuss L. Somers

1997-01-01

374

U.S. Department of Homeland Security Fiscal Year 2005 Commercial Equipment Direct Assistance Program (CEDAP) Guidelines.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Office of State and Local Government Coordination and Preparedness (SLGCP) is providing equipment to smaller agencies through a new and innovative pilot program. The Commercial Equipment Direct Assistance Pr...

2005-01-01

375

Improving Family Planning, Health, and Nutrition Outreach in India: Experience from Some World Bank-Assisted Programs.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The paper looks at the experience of three large scale, World Bank assisted outreach programs in India, and attempts to distill some lessons for the design and management of the national Family Welfare and Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) prog...

R. Heaver

1989-01-01

376

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

377

32 CFR Appendix A to Part 239 - Agreement, Homeowners Assistance Program Agreement Between the Department of Defense and the...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...Homeowners Assistance Program Agreement Between the Department of Defense and the Department of Housing and Urban Development A Appendix A to Part 239 National Defense Department of Defense (Continued) OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY OF...

2009-07-01

378

Executive Summary of the Law Enforcement Assistance and Development (LEAD) Program: Reduction of Familial and Organizational Stress in Law Enforcement.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Law Enforcement Assistance & Development (LEAD) Program provided for a consortium of three rural law enforcement agencies and mental health professionals to prevent and reduce stress, and to enhance the overall health of law enforcement officers and t...

E. R. D. Deisinger

2002-01-01

379

Multi-Family Federal Rental Housing Assistance Programs in Canada and the United States. A Comparative Study.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The purpose of this report is to summarize the essential aspects of Canadian and American Federal rental housing assistance programs to serve as a basis for Canadian - American cooperation. A brief history is presented of the development of rental housing...

P. Striech L. Clarke M. Harding

1980-01-01

380

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

381

[Protocol of the animal assisted activity program at a university hospital].  

PubMed

Animal-Assisted Activity (AAA) consists in visitation and recreation through contact with animals, aiming at entertainment and improving the interpersonal relationship between patients and staff. Permission for the animals to visit an Institution requires a protocol with rules and safety routines to avoid accidents and zoonoses. The objective of this study is to describe the important points of the protocol to implement the AAA program. The protocol includes: introduction, objectives, inclusion and exclusion criteria for animals, drivers and patients; recommendations to the handlers and the health team, responsibilities of the Nosocomial Infection Control Committee, zoonoses posters, vaccination schedule for dogs and cats, free-informed consent to take part in the program and records with behavioral analysis of the animals. We believe that disclosing the protocol, based on scientific studies, favors the implementation of new programs in institutions considering the lack of national publications. PMID:21445521

Silveira, Isa Rodrigues; Santos, Nanci Cristiano; Linhares, Daniela Ribeiro

2011-03-01

382

Computer-assisted training program for simulation of triage, resuscitation, and evacuation of casualties.  

PubMed

The purpose of this paper is to introduce a multimedia computer software package that has been developed for the Federal Armed Forces of Germany to train military physicians in trauma management. The program presents different groups of casualties with characteristic wounds and multiple injuries on a CD-ROM and provides many clinical options at each decision point. Automatically evaluating the decisions for accuracy, the objective of the program is to train for triage, resuscitation, and evacuation of wounded in combat under pressure of time. The computer-assisted instruction program is inexpensive and allows easily accessible self-instruction as a supplement to formal classroom training. Using this teaching software, it may be possible to teach a standardized emergency case-management algorithm for battlefield trauma. There was a high level of acceptance for this type of instruction. This is encouraging for medical educators involved in producing multimedia packages for teaching emergency medicine. PMID:9575769

Willy, C; Sterk, J; Schwarz, W; Gerngross, H

1998-04-01

383

Regional Information Sharing Systems Program. Bureau of Justice Assistance Program Brief.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Regional Information Sharing Systems (RISS) Program supports federal, state, and local law enforcement efforts to combat criminal activity that extends across jurisdictional boundaries. Six RISS centers currently provide member law enforcement agencie...

2002-01-01

384

United States Gulf Coast geopressured geothermal program. Special projects research and coordination assistance. Final report, 1 December 1978-30 October 1980  

SciTech Connect

Work for the period, December 1, 1978 through October 31, 1980, is documented. The following activities are covered: project technical coordination assistance and liaison; technical assistance for review and evaluation of proposals and contract results; technical assistance for geopressured-geothermal test wells; technical assistance, coordination, and planning of surface utilization program; legal research; and special projects. (MHR)

Dorfman, M.H.; Morton, R.A.

1981-06-01

385

Nebraska energy conservation plan for the Weatherization Assistance Program, April 1 to December 31, 1982  

SciTech Connect

The State of Nebraska, Nebraska Energy Office, is applying to the United States Department of Energy for $1,869,831 in Weatherization Assistance funds. These funds will be used to assist low-income residents of Nebraska in the weatherization of their homes. Weatherization consists of implementing those measures, within a dollar limit of $1200 per home, which will make the dwelling more energy efficient. Typical measures include: insulation, caulking, weatherstripping, sealing and tightening of primary doors and windows and installation of storm windows. The Energy Office proposes to serve Nebraska residents who receive an income of 125% of the federally established poverty level for Nebraska, or below. Services will be delivered to these residents by public entities which are contracted to the Nebraska Energy Office for this purpose. Those entities are ten Community Action agencies and the Inter-tribal Development Corporation. The State assures that all federal mandates and requirements in regard to priorities, procedures and expenditures will be met. Public input to the attached plan, for the purpose of administering the Weatherization Program in Nebraska, was solicited from the Program Advisory Committee (PAC), from all Community Action Agencies in the State and from the general populace, through the use of a public hearing. Projections of dwellings to be weatherized, the percentage of those which fall into federally considered categories and the amount of energy to be conserved through the program are made and included.

Not Available

1982-01-01

386

Zoonotic disease concerns in animal-assisted therapy and animal visitation programs.  

PubMed

A survey was done of 150 systematically selected United States animal care agencies and 74 Canadian humane societies to determine the prevalence of animal assisted therapy (AAT) programs; concerns about, and experience with, zoonotic diseases; and precautions taken to prevent zoonotic disease transmission. Of the 69 US agencies and 49 Canadian societies that reported having AAT programs, 94% used dogs and/or cats in their programs, 28% used rabbits, 15% used "pocket pets" (hamsters, gerbils, mice, guinea pigs), and 10% used birds (excluding poultry). About two-thirds of the programs were involved with the elderly in nursing homes, about a quarter of them worked with schools, and a quarter worked with hospitals. Half of the respondents had concerns about zoonotic disease control. Rabies, ringworm, and external parasitism were the most commonly cited zoonotic diseases of concern. Few concerns were based on actual experience. Fewer than half of the programs consulted a health professional about prevention of zoonotic diseases. Only 10% of the respondents reported having printed guidelines about the prevention of zoonotic disease transmission. Practising veterinarians are encouraged to make their expertise available to local AAT programs. PMID:17424285

Waltner-Toews, D

1993-09-01

387

DHS National Technical Nuclear Forensics Program FY 10 Summary Report: Graduate Mentoring Assistance Program (GMAP)  

SciTech Connect

This program provides practical training to DHS graduate fellows in the DOE laboratory complex. It involves coordinating students, their thesis advisors, and their laboratory project mentors in establishing a meaningful program of research which contributes to the graduate student's formation as a member of the nuclear forensics community. The summary report details the student/mentor experience and future plans after the first summer practicum. This program provides practical training to DHS graduate fellows in the DOE laboratory complex. It involves coordinating students, their thesis advisors, and their laboratory project mentors in establishing a meaningful program of research which contributes to the graduate student's formation as a member of the nuclear forensics community. This final written report includes information concerning the overall mentoring experience, including benefits (to the lab, the mentors, and the students), challenges, student research contributions, and lab mentor interactions with students home universities. Idaho National Laboratory hosted two DHS Nuclear Forensics graduate Fellows (nuclear engineering) in summer 2011. Two more Fellows (radiochemistry) are expected to conduct research at the INL under this program starting in 2012. An undergraduate Fellow (nuclear engineering) who worked in summer 2011 at the laboratory is keenly interested in applying for the NF Graduate Fellowship this winter with the aim of returning to INL. In summary, this program appears to have great potential for success in supporting graduate level students who pursue careers in nuclear forensics. This relatively specialized field may not have been an obvious choice for some who have already shown talent in the traditional areas of chemistry or nuclear engineering. The active recruiting for this scholarship program for candidates at universities across the U.S. brings needed visibility to this field. Not only does this program offer critical practical training to these students, it brings attention to a very attractive field of work where young professionals are urgently required in order for the future. The effectiveness of retaining such talent remains to be seen and may be primarily controlled by the availability of DOE laboratory research funding in this field in the years to come.

Martha R. Finck Ph.D.

2011-10-01

388

State Variation in AIDS Drug Assistance Program Prescription Drug Coverage for Modifiable Cardiovascular Risk Factors  

Microsoft Academic Search

BACKGROUND  In the United States, mortality from cardiovascular disease has become increasingly common among HIV-infected persons. One-third\\u000a of HIV-infected persons in care may rely on state-run AIDS Drug Assistance Programs (ADAPs) for cardiovascular disease-related\\u000a prescription drugs. There is no federal mandate regarding ADAP coverage for non-HIV medications.\\u000a \\u000a \\u000a \\u000a \\u000a OBJECTIVE  To assess the consistency of ADAP coverage for type 2 diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, and

Oni J. Blackstock; Karen H. Wang; David A. Fiellin

389

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

390

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

391

[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

392

Differential Interactions of Specific Nuclear Factor I Isoforms with the Glucocorticoid Receptor and STAT5 in the Cooperative Regulation of WAP Gene Transcription  

PubMed Central

The distal region (?830 to ?720 bp) of the rat whey acidic protein (WAP) gene contains a composite response element (CoRE), which has been demonstrated previously to confer mammary gland-specific and hormonally regulated WAP gene expression. Point mutations in the binding sites for specific transcription factors present within this CoRE have demonstrated the importance of both nuclear factor I (NFI) and STAT5 as well as cooperative interactions with the glucocorticoid receptor (GR) in the regulation of WAP gene expression in the mammary gland of transgenic mice. This study reports the characterization of NFI gene expression during mammary gland development and the identification and cloning of specific NFI isoforms (NFI-A4, NFI-B2, and NFI-X1) from the mouse mammary gland during lactation. Some but not all of these NFI isoforms synergistically activate WAP gene transcription in cooperation with GR and STAT5, as determined using transient cotransfection assays in JEG-3 cells. On both the WAP CoRE and the mouse mammary tumor virus long terminal repeat promoter, the NFI-B isoform preferentially activated gene transcription in cooperation with STAT5A and GR. In contrast, the NFI-A isoform suppressed GR and STAT cooperativity at the WAP CoRE. Finally, unlike their interaction with the NFI consensus binding site in the adenovirus promoter, the DNA-binding specificities of the three NFI isoforms to the palindromic NFI site in the WAP CoRE were not identical, which may partially explain the failure of the NFI-A isoform to cooperate with GR and STAT5A.

Mukhopadhyay, Sudit S.; Wyszomierski, Shannon L.; Gronostajski, Richard M.; Rosen, Jeffrey M.

2001-01-01

393

Evaluation design and technical assistance opportunities: early findings from the Beacon Community Program evaluation teams.  

PubMed

The Beacon Community Cooperative Agreement Program is funding 17 communities to build and strengthen their health information technology (IT) capabilities to enhance care coordination, improve patient and population health, and reduce or restrain costs. Based on the experiences and evidence generated by these communities, the program hopes to illustrate the possibilities of leveraging health IT to achieve desired goals. Doing so requires rigorous evaluation work, which is the subject of this issue brief. Based on semistructured interviews with representatives from each Beacon Community, the brief outlines various study designs, evaluation approaches, outcome measures, and data sources in use. It also identifies some common challenges, including establishing governance models, determining baseline measures, and assessing impact in a relatively constrained timeframe. Technical assistance in disseminating and publishing findings and assessing return on investments will be offered in the coming year. PMID:22351970

Rein, Alison; Kennedy, Hilary; DeCoudres, Ben; Singer Cohen, Rebecca; Sabharwal, Raj; Fairbrother, Gerry

2012-01-01

394

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

395

ScoreCentre: A computer program to assist with collection and calculation of BBB locomotor scale data  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Basso, Beattie and Bresnahan (BBB) Locomotor Rating Scale is a standardized assessment scale for use in experimental spinal cord injury (SCI) research. This paper describes a computer program, ScoreCentre, which aims to simplify the recording and handling of BBB locomotor scale data. The program assists with the recording of observational data from open-field testing and then automatically calculates BBB

R. M. Evans; M. Davies

396

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

397

Exploring the Outcomes of a Novel Computer-Assisted Treatment Program Targeting Expressive-Grammar Deficits in Preschoolers with SLI  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Purpose: The impact of a newly designed computer-assisted treatment ("C-AT") program, "My Sentence Builder", for the remediation of expressive-grammar deficits in children with specific language impairment (SLI) was explored. This program was specifically designed with features to directly address expressive-grammar difficulties, thought to be…

Washington, Karla N.; Warr-Leeper, Genese; Thomas-Stonell, Nancy

2011-01-01

398

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

399

Texas Field Experiment Results: Performance of the Weatherization Assistance Program in Hot-Climate, Low-Income Homes  

Microsoft Academic Search

A field test involving 35 houses was performed in Texas between 2000 and 2003 to study the response of low-income homes in hot climates to weatherization performed as part of the U.S Department of Energy Weatherization Assistance Program and to investigate certain methods to improve weatherization performance. The study found that improved Program designs and the use of advanced energy

Lance Neil McCold; Rick Goeltz; Mark P Ternes; Linda G Berry

2008-01-01

400

The effectiveness of a computer-assisted instruction program upon learning the X-ray machine circuit.  

PubMed

The instructional effectiveness of a computer-assisted instruction program entitled "Basic X-ray Circuitry" was evaluated using a pretest/post-test control group experimental design. Results of the study indicate that the program is an effective method of increasing learner knowledge of the x-ray machine circuit. PMID:2685888

Rowe, J L

401

Minority Educational Institutions Assistance Program. [Final] annual report, 1987--1988  

SciTech Connect

The legislation creating the Department of Energy`s (DOE) Office of Minority Economic Impact (OMEI) provides that the Office undertake activities to assure that minority educational institutions are afforded the opportunity to participate fully in all energy-related activities of the Department. Since the lack of a supportive infrastructure was identified as a key barrier to minority institutions` participation in science and technology research, DOE sought to provide the necessary support functions through its Minority Educational Institution Assistance Program (MEIAP). DOE`s MEIAP infrastructure support includes management and technical assistance that encourages minority educational institutions to: (1) develop energy-related science and technology research centers; (2) increase energy-related research and development projects; (3) expand private sector support for energy-related research; and (4) develop networks with the private sector, government agencies and other educational institutions. The mission statement of MEIAP is to promote the development of energy-related science centers; to further develop science and technology programs at minority institutions; to increase the pool of minorities pursuing careers in science and technology; and, to promote linkages between minority educational institutions and the private sector.

Not Available

1988-12-31

402

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

403

Health Advocacy in Child Day Care Programs: Evaluation, Training and Technical Assistance to Improve the Health and Safety Aspects of Child Day Care Programs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document reports on the Health Advocacy Training (HAT) Project which was a 3-year demonstration program of evaluation, training, and technical assistance to improve health aspects of day care programs operating in the Southeastern Region of Pennsylvania. Section I presents an introduction to the project. Section II presents a comprehensive…

Aronson, Susan S.; Aiken, Leona S.

404

Developing a computer-assisted instruction program: a process overview for the radiologist.  

PubMed

Recent advances in computer technology have led to the creation and development of computer-assisted instruction (CAI) programs, which are rapidly assuming a prominent role in both medical and nonmedical education. The development process includes defining objectives, identifying the target audience, assembling the design team, selecting compatible hardware and software, optimizing image quality, designing a palette, structuring information, and evaluating the program through user feedback. Although the individual radiologist is unlikely to possess all the skills necessary for developing a CAI program, even a basic knowledge of the computer environment is sufficient to enable him or her to become integrally involved in the process. The radiologist as "content expert" can and should participate actively throughout the process to integrate medical content with CAI program design. Indirect involvement might include participation in creative brainstorming sessions; direct involvement might help ensure image quality. A comprehensive understanding of the development process will enable the radiologist to communicate effectively as an educator in the new medium of CAI. PMID:9308115

Calhoun, P S; Fishman, E K

405

The C-terminal domain of the Nuclear Factor I-B2 isoform is glycosylated and transactivates the WAP gene in the JEG-3 cells  

PubMed Central

The transcription factor nuclear factor I (NFI) has been shown previously both in vivo and in vitro to be involved in the cooperative regulation of whey acidic protein (WAP) gene transcription along with the glucocorticoid receptor and STAT5. In addition, one of the specific NFI isoforms, NFI-B2, was demonstrated in transient co-transfection experiments in JEG cells, which lack endogenous NF-I, to be preferentially involved in the cooperative regulation of WAP gene expression. A comparison of the DNA-binding specificities of the different NFI isoforms only partially explained their differential ability to activate the WAP gene transcription. Here, we analyzed the transactivation regions of two NFI isoforms by making chimeric proteins between the NFI-A and B isoforms. Though, their DNA- binding specificities were not altered as compared to the corresponding wild type transcription factors, the C-terminal region of the NFI-B isoform was shown to preferentially activate WAP gene transcription in cooperation with GR and STAT5 in transient co-transfection assays in JEG-3 cells. Furthermore, determination of serine and threonine–specific glycosylation (O-linked N- acetylglucosamine) of the C-terminus of the NFI-B isoform suggested that the secondary modification by O-GlcNAc might play a role in the cooperative regulation of WAP gene transcription by NFI-B2 and STAT5.

Mukhopadhyay, Sudit S.; Rosen, Jeffrey M.

2007-01-01

406

The C-terminal domain of the nuclear factor I-B2 isoform is glycosylated and transactivates the WAP gene in the JEG-3 cells  

SciTech Connect

The transcription factor nuclear factor I (NFI) has been shown previously both in vivo and in vitro to be involved in the cooperative regulation of whey acidic protein (WAP) gene transcription along with the glucocorticoid receptor and STAT5. In addition, one of the specific NFI isoforms, NFI-B2, was demonstrated in transient co-transfection experiments in JEG cells, which lack endogenous NFI, to be preferentially involved in the cooperative regulation of WAP gene expression. A comparison of the DNA-binding specificities of the different NFI isoforms only partially explained their differential ability to activate the WAP gene transcription. Here, we analyzed the transactivation regions of two NFI isoforms by making chimeric proteins between the NFI-A and B isoforms. Though, their DNA-binding specificities were not altered as compared to the corresponding wild-type transcription factors, the C-terminal region of the NFI-B isoform was shown to preferentially activate WAP gene transcription in cooperation with GR and STAT5 in transient co-transfection assays in JEG-3 cells. Furthermore, determination of serine and threonine-specific glycosylation (O-linked N-acetylglucosamine) of the C-terminus of the NFI-B isoform suggested that the secondary modification by O-GlcNAc might play a role in the cooperative regulation of WAP gene transcription by NFI-B2 and STAT5.

Mukhopadhyay, Sudit S. [Department of Molecular and Cancer Genetics, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77030 (United States)]. E-mail: suditmukhopadhy@yahoo.com; Rosen, Jeffrey M. [Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77030-3498 (United States)]. E-mail: jrosen@bcm.tmc.edu

2007-07-06

407

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

408

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

409

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

410

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

SciTech Connect

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 activities are summarized on greenhouse peaking. Outreach activities include the publication of a geothermal direct use Bulletin, dissemination of information, geothermal library, technical papers and seminars, and progress monitor reports on geothermal resources and utilization.

Lienau, P.

1996-11-01

411

SOCIAL SECURITY (RSDI) AND SSI COST-OF-LIVING INCREASE AND RELATED INCREASES PROGRAMS AFFECTED: CASH ASSISTANCE, FOOD STAMPS, MEDICAL ASSISTANCE ORIGINATING OFFICE: OFFICE OF PROGRAMS  

Microsoft Academic Search

Summary: Historically, Social Security Retirement, Survivors, and Disability Insurance (RSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits have increased each year. This is usually true for Railroad Retirement and Veterans Benefits also. The mass change process to take these changes into account for cash assistance, food stamps and Medical Assistance purposes is described in this transmittal.

FIA ACTION TRANSMITTAL; KEVIN M. MCGUIRE

2007-01-01

412

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

413

A culturally sensitive Transition Assistance Program for stroke caregivers: examining caregiver mental health and stroke rehabilitation.  

PubMed

This study developed and implemented the Transition Assistance Program (TAP) for stroke caregivers. The program is composed of (1) skill development, (2) education, and (3) supportive problem solving. Sixty-one dyads (n = 122) participated: thirty-nine from Puerto Rico and twenty-two from Texas. Participants were randomly assigned to the TAP treatment or a control group. As caregiver satisfaction with the TAP increased, strain and depression decreased, and caregivers reported a very high rate of program satisfaction (9.5 out of 10). The TAP effectively reduced caregiver strain at the 3-month follow-up. When controlling for baseline differences, we found that the treatment group had lower depression (p = 0.07) than the control group at follow-up and that the TAP may have had a preventative effect on depression for caregivers who had not been depressed at discharge, although this visual trend did not reach statistical significance. Among veterans with low functioning at baseline, veterans whose caregivers had received the TAP improved in functioning more than did veterans whose caregivers had been in the control group, although this visual trend was not significant. Functioning in veterans with stroke was also significantly linked to caregiver satisfaction with the TAP. The findings from the current study warrant further evaluation of the TAP intervention. PMID:21110257

Perrin, Paul B; Johnston, Andrew; Vogel, Bruce; Heesacker, Martin; Vega-Trujillo, Mercedes; Anderson, Jane; Rittman, Maude

2010-01-01

414

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

415

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

416

Solr assisted heat pump research and development program in the United States  

SciTech Connect

A review of the historical progress and current status of the solar assisted heat pump research and development, supported by the United States Department of Energy, is presented. Much of this work has had as its focus the need for a better source of auxiliary or backup heat than the electric resistance which has generally been assumed in computer simulations of these systems. The two leading candidates are the use of the ground as an alternate heat source/sink or storage element (ground coupling) and the use of fossil fuel burned on site (the bivalent system). The United States program has emphasized ground coupling. Much of the analytical work and heat pump development is applicable to bivalent systems, and some results of this work are discussed. Project descriptions and technical accomplishments for the currently active projects are presented.

Andrews, J W

1980-01-01

417

The cost of screening and brief intervention in employee assistance programs.  

PubMed

Few studies examine the costs of conducting screening and brief intervention (SBI) in settings outside health care. This study addresses this gap in knowledge by examining the employer-incurred costs of SBI in an employee assistance program (EAP) when delivered by counselors. Screening was self-administered as part of the intake paperwork, and the brief intervention (BI) was delivered during a regular counseling session. Training costs were $83 per counselor. The cost of a screen to the employer was $0.64; most of this cost comprised the cost of the time the client spent completing the screen. The cost of a BI was $2.52. The cost of SBI is lower than cost estimates of SBI conducted in a health care setting. The low costs for the current study suggest that only modest gains in outcomes would likely be needed to justify delivering SBI in an EAP setting. PMID:21938602

Cowell, Alexander J; Bray, Jeremy W; Hinde, Jesse M

2012-01-01

418

Sources of stress for residents and recommendations for programs to assist them.  

PubMed

Bridging the gap between graduation from medical school and being board eligible in a medical specialty is a lengthy and arduous process. The fact that stress is typical during the residency training period is well-documented in the literature, as are its many situational, professional, and personal sources, which the author reviews: heavy work-load, sleep deprivation, difficult patients, poor learning environments, relocation issues, isolation and social problems, financial concerns, cultural and minority issues, information overload, and career planning issues. Stress can also stem from and exacerbate gender-related issues and problems for significant others, spouses, and family members. The author also describes less commonly documented sources of stress-often overlooked or postponed so long that stresses are inevitable for all concerned. These are associated with residents who perform marginally and in some cases should not have been passed on from medical school, or who are studying specialties not compatible with their skills and personalities, or who foster severe interpersonal problems on the job. Common effects of stress include anxiety, depression, obsessive-compulsive trends, hostility, and alcohol and substance abuse. To respond to the problems that these many stressors present to residents, the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) requires that all post-medical-school medical training programs make assistance services available for all residents. The author outlines essential elements of an assistance program, states how important such problems can be in saving both residents and their institutions needless difficulties and costs, and presents important issues for the consideration of all involved in residents' training. PMID:11158832

Levey, R E

2001-02-01

419

Geothermal direct-heat utilization assistance: Federal assistance program. Quarterly project progress report, October--December 1995  

SciTech Connect

The report summarizes geothermal technical assistance, R&D and technology transfer activities of the Geo-Heat Center at Oregon Institute of Technology for the first quarter of FY-96. It describes 90 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 and resources. Research activities are summarized on low-temperature resource assessment, geothermal district heating system cost evaluation and silica waste utilization project. Outreach activities include the publication of a geothermal direct use Bulletin, dissemination of information, geothermal library, technical papers and seminars, development of a webpage, and progress monitor reports on geothermal resources and utilization.

NONE

1996-02-01

420

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

421

New York Tobacco Control Program Cessation Assistance: Costs, Benefits, and Effectiveness  

PubMed Central

Tobacco use and cigarette smoking have long been causally linked to a wide variety of poor health outcomes, resulting in a number of public health policy initiatives to reduce prevalence and consumption. Benefits of these initiatives, however, have not been well-established quantitatively. Using 2005–2008 New York Adult Tobacco Survey data, we developed a simulation model to estimate the effectiveness and net benefits of the New York Tobacco Control Program’s (NY TCP’s) adult smoking cessation assistance initiatives, specifically media campaigns, telephone quitline counseling, and nicotine replacement therapy. In 2008, we estimate that NY TCP generated an estimated 49,195 additional, non-relapsing adult quits (95% CI: 19,878; 87,561) for a net benefit of over $800 million (95% CI: $211 million; $1,575 million). Although the simulation results varied considerably, reflecting uncertainty in the estimates and data, and data sufficient to establish definite causality are lacking, the cessation initiatives examined appear to yield substantial societal benefits. These benefits are of sufficient magnitude to fully offset expenditures not only on these initiatives, but on NY TCP as a whole.

Simpson, Sean A.; Nonnemaker, James M.

2013-01-01

422

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

2012-11-26

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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

424

Impact of a Computer-assisted Education Program on Factors Related to Asthma Self-management Behavior  

Microsoft Academic Search

ObjectiveTo evaluate Watch, Discover, Think and Act (WDTA), a theory-based application of CD-ROM educational technology for pediatric asthma self-management education.DesignA prospective pretest posttest randomized intervention trial was used to assess the motivational appeal of the computer-assisted instructional program and evaluate the impact of the program in eliciting change in knowledge, self-efficacy, and attributions of children with asthma. Subjects were recruited

Ross Shegog; L Kay Bartholomew; Guy S Parcel; Marianna M Sockrider; Louise Mâsse; Stuart L Abramson

2001-01-01

425

The Work Incentives Planning and Assistance Program: Promoting Employment Among Social Security Disability Beneficiaries. Washington, DC: Center for Studying Disability Policy  

Microsoft Academic Search

This issue brief summarizes findings from the Work Incentives Planning and Assistance program, a Social Security Administration program to promote employment by providing beneficiaries with information about federal work supports.

Jody Schimmel; Bonnie ODay; Allison Roche

2012-01-01

426

A Preliminary Study: Do Alternative Certification Route Programs Develop the Necessary Skills and Knowledge in Assistive Technology?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|A large number of special education teachers in the United States are prepared in alternative certification programs and insufficient empirical information exists regarding their knowledge of assistive technology. The purpose of this study was to conduct a preliminary investigation of alternatively licensed special education teachers' knowledge,…

Bell, Sherry Mee; Cihak, David F.; Judge, Sharon

2010-01-01

427

Developing Understanding of Image Formation by Lenses through Collaborative Learning Mediated by Multimedia Computer-Assisted Learning Programs  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article reports the use of a computer-based collaborative learning instruction designed to help students develop understanding of image formation by lenses. The study aims to investigate how students, working in dyads and mediated by multimedia computer-assisted learning (CAL) programs, construct shared knowledge and understanding. The…

Tao, Ping-Kee

2004-01-01

428

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…

Jilcott, Stephanie B.; Moore, Justin B.; Wall-Bassett, Elizabeth D.; Liu, Haiyong; Saelens, Brian E.

2011-01-01

429

Overweight and obesity in school children aged 5 to 11 years participating in food assistance programs in Mexico  

Microsoft Academic Search

Objective. To determine the association between over- weight and obesity among Mexican school-aged children and participation in the Liconsa milk and the School Breakfast food assistance programs. Material and Methods. Data from 15 003 school-aged children included in the Mexican National Health and Nutrition Survey 2006 (ENSANUT 2006) were analyzed. Information on body mass index (BMI) and participation in food

Lucía Cuevas-Nasu; Bernardo Hernández-Prado; Teresa Shamah-Levy; Eric A Monterrubio; María del Carmen Morales-Ruan; Lidia B Moreno-Macías

2009-01-01

430

PLATO Computer-Managed Learning Report. Summative Evaluation of PLATO Computer-Managed Learning in the Nursing Assistant Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Following the recommendations of an external consultant, the nursing program and the division of research and evaluation at the Alberta Vocational Centre, Edmonton, designed and implemented pilot projects to test the Control Data PLATO system and PLATO Learning Management (PLM) software for computer-managed learning (CML) in the nursing assistant

Fahy, P.

431

EFFECTS OF FOOD ASSISTANCE AND NUTRITION PROGRAMS ON NUTRITION AND HEALTH: VOLUME 4, EXECUTIVE SUMMARY OF THE LITERATURE REVIEW  

Microsoft Academic Search

This report provides a summary of a comprehensive review and synthesis of published research on the impact of USDA's domestic food and nutrition assistance programs on participants' nutrition and health outcomes. The outcome measures reviewed include food expenditures, household nutrient availability, dietary intake, other measures of nutrition status, food security, birth outcomes, breastfeeding behaviors, immunization rates, use and cost of

Mary Kay Fox; William L. Hamilton; Biing-Hwan Lin

2004-01-01

432

Nursing Student Research Assistant Program: A strategy to enhance nursing research capacity building in a Magnet status pediatric hospital  

Microsoft Academic Search

For busy clinicians, time to conduct research is scarce. A novel solution, the Nursing Student Research Assistant Program (NS-RAP), was designed in collaboration with area nursing schools to build research capacity at a pediatric hospital. Undergraduate and graduate nursing students participated in a variety of research experiences that, in turn, aided the conduct of clinician-initiated research at the pediatric hospital.

Patricia A. Jamerson; Anne F. Fish; Geralyn Frandsen

2011-01-01

433

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

434

An Examination of Student Progress in Tacoma's Remediation Assistance Program (RAP) Compared with Progress of Similar Non-RAP Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The progress of elementary school students in Tacoma, Washington's Remediation Assistance Program (RAP) was examined and compared with the progress of similar non-RAP students. Pretest and posttest scores for RAP and non-RAP students in reading, mathematics and language were compared statistically, and no significant difference was found between…

Winchell, Leonard

435

Peer Assistance and Review: A Cross-Site Study of Labor-Management Collaboration Required for Program Success  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Peer Assistance and Review (PAR), a program in which Consulting Teachers (CTs) provide support for and then evaluate their peers, requires a unique labor-management collaboration because it brings together members of the teachers union and administration to focus on improving teacher quality. PAR requires that CTs and principals share evaluation…

Qazilbash, Emily Kalejs

2009-01-01

436

The Role of Employee Assistance Programs in Workplace-Based Intimate Partner Violence Intervention and Prevention Activities  

Microsoft Academic Search

Given the widespread impact of intimate partner violence (IPV) on the workplace it is critical to understand the involvement of Employee Assistance Programs (EAPs) in workplace-focused IPV activities. Representatives from a diverse set of 28 external EAPs participated in an “inventory” of practices related to IPV. The study found that the IPV services available to customer companies at the worksite

Christine H. Lindquist; Tasseli McKay; A. Monique Clinton-Sherrod; Keshia M. Pollack; Beth M. Lasater; Jennifer L. Hardison Walters

2010-01-01

437

77 FR 75362 - Nondiscrimination in Federally Assisted Programs or Activities of SBA-Effectuation of the Age...  

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...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

438

Information resource management planning in the office of the assistant secretary of defense (program analysis and evaluation). Final report  

Microsoft Academic Search

Arms control negotiations and changes in the military threat have combined to create a surge in the mission requirements of the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Program Analysis and Evaluation) (OASD (PAE)). These requirements impose an increased need for information at a time of severe DoD budget reductions. Although the FY90 PAE information resource budget of $12 million

C. H. Groth; P. Koshetar; S. Murry

1990-01-01

439

Your verbal zone: an intelligent computer-assisted language learning program in support of Turkish learners' vocabulary learning  

Microsoft Academic Search

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 effects on students' achievement in vocabulary acquisition as well as their attitudes

Ömer Esit

2011-01-01

440

The Effects of a Small-Group Computer-Assisted Tutoring Program on Reading Outcomes for First Graders  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This presentation will report on a cluster randomized evaluation of a small-group computer-assisted tutoring program for struggling readers, called Team Alphie. Using computers and DVDs to supplement instruction, regular and supplementary teachers (usually special education, ESL, and Title I teachers) are able to integrate their efforts,…

Chambers, Bette; Slavin, Robert E.; Madden, Nancy A.; Abrami, Philip C.

2008-01-01

441

Consultation, Collaboration, and Coaching: Essential Techniques for Integrating Assistive Technology Use in Schools and Early Intervention Programs  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article focuses on models of on-site and ongoing support for the implementation of assistive technology (AT) use in school and early intervention programs. Beginning with a discussion of the implications of research regarding ongoing support for practitioners, it then discusses types of support, what support for AT use should look like in various environments and the impact of each

Penny Reed; Gayl Bowser

2012-01-01

442

A Program of Technical Assistance for Selected Small Businesses in South Bend, Indiana.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Technical Assistance Project had two major objectives. The first was to assist selected small businesses in South Bend strengthen and expand their operations and, consequently, to enlarge their contributions to the community as sources of employment. ...

1965-01-01

443

10 CFR 455.134 - Forwarding of applications for State grants for technical assistance, program assistance, and...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...OF ENERGY ENERGY CONSERVATION GRANT PROGRAMS FOR SCHOOLS AND HOSPITALS AND BUILDINGS OWNED BY UNITS OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT AND PUBLIC CARE INSTITUTIONS State Responsibilities § 455.134 Forwarding of applications for State grants for...

2013-01-01

444

District of Columbia: Financial and Program Management Improvements Needed for Tuition Assistance Grant Program. Report to Congressional Committees. GAO-06-14  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Congress created the District of Columbia Tuition Assistance Grant (DCTAG) program in 1999 to provide D.C. college-bound residents with greater choices among institutions of higher education by affording them the benefits of in-state tuition at state colleges and universities outside the District of Columbia. Congress appropriated $17 million…

Government Accountability Office, 2005

2005-01-01

445

The Japanese Assistant Teacher Program in Western Australia: A Consideration of the Pros and Cons  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|It is quite common for Australian schools introducing Japanese as a foreign language to engage native Japanese volunteers to assist in the classroom using a collaborative team-teaching approach. These volunteer Japanese assistant teachers, commonly referred to as Japanese Assistant Teachers (JATs), are an indispensable asset to school language…

Hasegawa, Hiroshi

2011-01-01

446

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.

447

A new anti-MRSA antibiotic complex, WAP-8294A II. Structure characterization of minor components by ESI LCMS and MS/MS.  

PubMed

The anti-MRSA antibiotic, WAP-8294A, was isolated from the fermentation broth of Lysobacter sp. The major component, WAP-8294A2, is composed of 1 mol of Gly, L-Leu, L-Glu, D-Asn, D-Trp, D-threo-?-hydroxyasparagine, N-Me-D-Phe and N-Me-L-Val, and 2?mol of L-Ser, D-Orn and D-3-hydroxy-7-Me-octanoic acid. The structure of the WAP-8294A2 was mainly determined as a cyclic depsipeptide by 2D NMR experiments. However, it was difficult to use the NMR experiment to determine the minor components, A1, A4 and Ax13, isolated in small amounts. In the present study, ESI MS/MS was applied to the structure elucidation of these minor components. The structures of these minor components were determined on the basis of the fragmentation pattern of the product ions of WAP-8294A2 in the ESI MS/MS. As a result, it was confirmed that A1 and A4 had the same amino acid sequence as A2, while A1 and A4 had the 3-OH-octanoic acid and 3-OH-8-Me-nonanoic acid, respectively, in the place of the 3-OH-7-Me-octanoic acid in A2. In the structure of Ax13, it was found that Gly of A2 was changed to ?-Ala of Ax13. PMID:21326252

Kato, Azusa; Hirata, Haruhisa; Ohashi, Yoshitami; Fujii, Kiyonaga; Mori, Kenji; Harada, Ken-ichi

2011-02-16

448

Impact of chronic disease assistance program on the retail pharmacy sector: A retrospective study  

PubMed Central

Objective: To assess the impacts of chronic disease assistance program (CDAP) on economic parameters, human resource and pharmacy structure and pharmaceutical care on the retail industry in Trinidad and Tobago. Materials and Methods: A partially perceptual retrospective investigation was carried out in 60 pharmacies from all regions (North East, North West, Central and South) in Trinidad. Questionnaires were distributed to all pharmacists of the each pharmacies indicated above. The validated questionnaires were distributed, over a period of approximately 2 weeks. Pharmacists employed at each pharmacy were asked to complete the questionnaire which consisted of 11 questions based on the three aspects of investigation. A five-point Likert scale (1 = strongly disagree, 5 = strongly agree) was used. Information from the completed questionnaires was tabulated in Microsoft Excel and the respective percentages and proportions were generated. Results: From the 60 pharmacies, 61% (n=37) believed that there was a decrease in sale of original brands while more than half of the respondents [53% (n=32)] believed there was an increase in sale of generics. The 60% (n=36) respondents viewed that there was compromised dispensary sale of original brands while 65% (n=39) felt there was increased orders for generic drugs. Of the CDAP prescriptions, it was disclosed that there was an overall increase in CDAP prescriptions from the year 2005-2008. A medium-scale pharmacy disclosed 1801 prescriptions in 2005, 2265 prescriptions in 2006, 3002 prescriptions 2007 and 3344 prescriptions in 2008 with overall increase in each year. Conclusions: The implementation of CDAP can explain the phenomenal increase in sale of generics drugs and the decrease in the sale of brands. There is a need for such a program in the developing countries.

Maharaj, Sandeep; Roopnarine, Kreshma; Maharaj, Vashish; Maraj, Sushain; Sankar, Eenest; Singh, Meera; Tayopa, Otelesante George; Pandey, Sureshwar; Deshpande, Prasanna R.

2011-01-01

449

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

450

Factors associated with reported need for dental care among people who are homeless using assistance programs.  

PubMed

A retrospective secondary data analysis of the National Survey of Homeless Assistance Providers and Clients database was conducted to identify the demographic characteristics and correlates associated with reported need for dental care among people who are homeless in the United States. Overall, 10% of people who were homeless reported that dental care was their most needed service. Of these, 17% had a dental visit within the previous 12 months, 52% were racial/ethnic minorities, 76% lived in a central city, and 26% were veterans. The unadjusted odds for reporting a need for dental care was highest among veterans who were homeless and those whose last dental visit occurred more than 12 months ago. Compared to nonveterans who were homeless, veterans had twice the adjusted odds for reporting a need for dental care. The adjusted odds for reporting a need for dental care were lowest for those with dental insurance. Evaluation of the data suggests that dental insurance was associated with reporting lower need for dental care. Veterans who were homeless reported higher odds for dental care. Strengthening existing oral health-care programs sensitive to the needs of people who are homeless may improve their oral health and reduce their dental-disease-related morbidity. PMID:20618780

Okunseri, Christopher; Girgis, Dina; Self, Karl; Jackson, Scott; McGinley, Emily L; Tarima, Sergey S

451

Program for Assisted Labeling of Sulcal Regions (PALS): description and reliability.  

PubMed

With the improvements in techniques for generating surface models from magnetic resonance (MR) images, it has recently become feasible to study the morphological characteristics of the human brain cortex in vivo. Studies of the entire surface are important for measuring global features, but analysis of specific cortical regions of interest provides a more detailed understanding of structure. We have previously developed a method for automatically segmenting regions of interest from the cortical surface using a watershed transform. Each segmented region corresponds to a cortical sulcus and is thus termed a "sulcal region." In this work, we describe two important augmentations of this methodology. First, we describe a user interface that allows for the efficient labeling of the segmented sulcal regions called the Program for Assisted Labeling of Sulcal Regions (PALS). An additional augmentation allows for even finer divisions on the cortex with a methodology that employs the fast marching technique to track a curve on the cortical surface that is then used to separate segmented regions. After regions of interest have been identified, we compute both the cortical surface area and gray matter volume. Reliability experiments are performed to assess both the long-term stability and short-term repeatability of the proposed techniques. These experiments indicate the proposed methodology gives both highly stable and repeatable results. PMID:15627582

Rettmann, Maryam E; Tosun, Duygu; Tao, Xiaodong; Resnick, Susan M; Prince, Jerry L

2005-01-15

452

New York tobacco control program cessation assistance: costs, benefits, and effectiveness.  

PubMed

Tobacco use and cigarette smoking have long been causally linked to a wide variety of poor health outcomes, resulting in a number of public health policy initiatives to reduce prevalence and consumption. Benefits of these initiatives, however, have not been well-established quantitatively. Using 2005-2008 New York Adult Tobacco Survey data, we developed a simulation model to estimate the effectiveness and net benefits of the New York Tobacco Control Program's (NY TCP's) adult smoking cessation assistance initiatives, specifically media campaigns, telephone quitline counseling, and nicotine replacement therapy. In 2008, we estimate that NY TCP generated an estimated 49,195 additional, non-relapsing adult quits (95% CI: 19,878; 87,561) for a net benefit of over $800 million (95% CI: $211 million; $1,575 million). Although the simulation results varied considerably, reflecting uncertainty in the estimates and data, and data sufficient to establish definite causality are lacking, the cessation initiatives examined appear to yield substantial societal benefits. These benefits are of sufficient magnitude to fully offset expenditures not only on these initiatives, but on NY TCP as a whole. PMID:23485952

Simpson, Sean A; Nonnemaker, James M

2013-03-13

453

Cloning, characterization, and tissue distribution of porcine SPAI, a protein with a transglutaminase substrate domain and the WAP motif.  

PubMed

The primary and gene structures and tissue distribution of porcine SPAI-2, a protein that belongs to the WAP protein superfamily and has a sodium-potassium ATPase inhibitory activity, were determined by molecular cloning and Northern analysis. A full-length cDNA clone was isolated from a porcine duodenum cDNA library. The cDNA insert encoded a polypeptide of 187 amino acids, which is composed of three domains: a hydrophobic presequence of 21 amino acids, a prosegment of 105 amino acids ending with Asp126, and the mature SPAI-2 sequence of 61 amino acids beginning with Pro127. The prosegment contained 16 repeats of a hexapeptide that is highly homologous to the repetitive sequence found in the transglutaminase domain of the human elafin, an elastase-specific inhibitor that also belongs to the WAP superfamily. The repetitive sequence was demonstrated to be a good substrate of transglutaminase using a recombinant preparation produced in Escherichia coli. A porcine genomic library was then screened for the SPAI gene. Characterization and sequencing of positive clones indicated that the gene is similar to the elafin gene, having 3 exons encoding the 5'-untranslated region and signal sequence, proSPAI, and 3'-untranslated region, respectively. Northern blot analysis revealed intestine-specific expression of SPAI mRNA; the message was especially abundant in the small intestine. ProSPAI was also found in the circulation. The similarity of proSPAI to elafin in the domain structure, the acid-labile nature of the cleavage site (Asp126-Pro127), and the fact that the major form of SPAI in the plasma is proSPAI strongly suggest that proSPAI is not the precursor but rather it is the native form of SPAI. Like elafin, therefore, SPAI appears to be a new type of biologically active substance with a transglutaminase substrate domain that acts as an anchoring sequence. PMID:7673229

Kuroki, J; Hosoya, T; Itakura, M; Hirose, S; Tamechika, I; Yoshimoto, T; Ghoneim, M A; Nara, K; Kato, A; Suzuki, Y; Furukawa, M; Tachibana, S

1995-09-22

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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

455

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

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78 FR 4156 - Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Comment Request; Assisted Living Conversion Program...  

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...Projects and Emergency Capital Repair Program (ECRP) AGENCY: Office...ALCP) and Emergency Capital Repair Program (ECRP). OMB Control...Program and the Emergency Capital Repair Program application submission...make the necessary emergency repairs. A careful evaluation of...

2013-01-18

457

Assistive Technology for Students with Visual Impairments: Challenges and Needs in Teachers' Preparation Programs and Practice  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This article reports on a survey of 165 teachers of students with visual impairments in Texas to examine their perceptions of their knowledge of assistive technology. The results showed that they had significant deficits in knowledge in 55 (74.32%) of the 74 assistive technology competencies that were examined and that 57.5% of them lacked…

Zhou, Li; Parker, Amy T.; Smith, Derrick W.; Griffin-Shirley, Nora

2011-01-01

458

AAHPERD RESEARCH GRANT PROGRAM AWARD 2003 Understanding Head Coaching Behavior Among Female NCAA Assistant Coaches  

Microsoft Academic Search

The decline in the proportion of females from the ranks of college coaching has been well documented and researched in the literature. However, a dearth of studies exist that identify career and work-related factors from assistant coaches of women's teams which, if identified, may indicate reasons for this decline. The importance in studying the women's team assistant coach lies in

George B. Cunningham

459

Security Assistance Example, the U.S. Air Force and the African Coastal Security Program.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Such world powers as the United States, Soviet Union, and France, provided some military assistance to the armed forces in the Western Sub-Saharan Africa region. Meanwhile several nations aware of their security needs, are seeking more US assistance. In 1...

D. J. Bohlin

1989-01-01

460

Teaching the teacher program to assist nurse managers to educate nursing staff in Ecuadorian hospitals.  

PubMed

Continuing education for hospital staff nurses is a concern worldwide. Current research shows that continuing education among nurses can positively affect patient outcomes (O'Brien, T., Freemantle, N., Oxman, A, et al., 2002. Interactive continuing education workshops or conferences can improve professional practice and patient outcomes. Journal of Evidence Based Nursing. 26 (5)). Seeing a need for improved patient outcomes among hospitals in Ecuador, we conducted a teaching the teacher program to assist nurse managers to carry-out continuing education in their hospital system. This teaching the teacher program was established through the collaboration between one College of Nursing in Utah, USA and a large healthcare system in Guayaquil, Ecuador. The collaboration has been ongoing for five years, 2003 to present. Initial projects included classes for the nursing staff including technical skills, life-saving techniques, and nursing process and assessment. Collaborators from the US and Ecuador believed that in order to maximize the improvement of nursing care in the hospital system it was necessary to turn attention on the nurse managers and not just the staff nurses. This would allow for meaningful ongoing learning beyond the one-time classroom setting. Continuing education is not common in Ecuadorian hospitals as it is in the United States. The purpose of this paper is to describe the project and provide initial evaluative data on the response to the curriculum; including evidence of managers using the teaching principles they were taught. The underlying aim of the project was to achieve a sustainable impact by teaching the leaders of each unit how to be more effective teachers. In May 2007, a two-day "teaching the teacher" workshop was developed with the needs of the managers in mind. The participants in the course included the chief nursing officer and leaders of various units of the hospital. In May 2008 a follow-up class was taught, along with an evaluation by a verbal and written survey with open ended questions and an observation of an actual class being taught by the participants. PMID:19059007

Palmer, Sheri P; Heaston, Sondra

2008-12-05

461

State-level evaluations of the Weatherization Assistance Program in 1990--1996: A metaevaluation that estimates national savings  

SciTech Connect

The U.S. Department of Energy`s (DOE) Weatherization Assistance Program (the Program) is implemented in all fifty states. The Program strives to increase the energy efficiency of dwellings occupied by low-income persons in order to reduce their energy consumption, lower their fuel bills, increase the comfort of their homes, and safeguard their health. It targets vulnerable groups including the elderly, people with disabilities, and families with children. The most recent comprehensive National Evaluation of the Program was based on an analysis of changes in pre- and post-weatherization energy consumption for homes weatherized in 1989. The National Evaluation estimated average savings for several fuel types. For dwellings that heated primarily with natural gas, which made up over 50% of the sample, average savings per dwelling were 17.3 MBtu, which was 18.3% of space heating consumption, or 13.0% of the total consumption of natural gas for all end users.

Berry, L.

1997-08-01

462

Annual Statistical Report, 1988. Client Assistance Program, Protection & Advocacy System for Persons with Mental Illness, Protection & Advocacy System for Persons with Developmental Disabilities.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The report summarizes: (1) 1988 program data for state Protection and Advocacy Systems for persons with developmental disabilities and persons with mental illness, and (2) 1988 program data for Client Assistance Programs. The data are derived from reports from 56 states and territories. In addition to nationwide data totals, each state's…

National Association of Protection and Advocacy Systems, Washington, DC.

463

Understanding Why Public Employment Services and Small-Business Assistance Programs Work at Getting the Unemployed Back to Work Evidence from Romania  

Microsoft Academic Search

Recent empirical evidence has found that public employment services (PES) and small-business assistance programs (SBA) are often successful at getting the unemployed back to work. One important concern of policy makers is to understand the suitability of these programs for different population subgroups, as well as the channels through which these programs work. Using unusually rich (for transition economies) survey

Nuria Rodriguez-Planas

464

Proposals to Establish a New Educational Assistance Program for Veterans and Members of the Armed Forces, and Review of the Veterans Educational Assistance Program (VEAP). Hearing before the Subcommittee on Education, Training and Employment of the Committee on Veterans' Affairs. House of Representatives, Ninety-Eighth Congress, First Session.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report of a hearing on educational benefits for veterans and members of the armed forces focuses on four proposals to establish a new educational assistance program for veterans and members of the armed forces and presents a review of the Veterans Educational Assistance Program (VEAP). Testimony includes statements from members of the U.S.…

Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Veterans' Affairs.

465

75 FR 13521 - Centers for Independent Living Program-Training and Technical Assistance  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...institutionalization in the first place, by helping these individuals obtain the accessible housing, transportation, assistive technology, and IL skills they need to leave nursing homes and other institutional settings. Providing technical...

2010-03-22

466

75 FR 3642 - Special Evaluation Assistance for Rural Communities and Households Program  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Construct or furnish a building. (e) Intervene...studies, preliminary design assistance, and...or relocate public buildings, roads, bridges, fences, or utilities...relocate private buildings, roads, bridges, fences, or...

2010-01-22

467

75 FR 35962 - Special Evaluation Assistance for Rural Communities and Households Program  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Construct or furnish a building. (e) Intervene...studies, preliminary design assistance, and...or relocate public buildings, roads, bridges, fences, or utilities...relocate private buildings, roads, bridges, fences, or...

2010-06-24

468

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

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

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,...

C. Newman J. E. Todd M. V. Ploeg

2010-01-01

469

76 FR 4612 - Community Trade Adjustment Assistance Program Fiscal Year 2010 Annual Report  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...to assist Crawford County's tooling and machining industry in boosting its competitiveness and finding new opportunities for success in the global marketplace. $53,194 to Barnwell County, South Carolina to support the development...

2011-01-26

470

Southwest Research Institute Assistance to NASA in Biomedical Areas of the Technology Utilization Program.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

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 ...

1972-01-01

471

42 CFR 457.810 - Premium assistance programs: Required protections against substitution.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...under a group health plan, due to employer termination of coverage for all employees and dependents; (ii) Economic hardship...premium assistance for group health plans, the employee who is eligible for the coverage must...

2012-10-01

472

76 FR 69242 - Application for New Awards; College Assistance Migrant Program  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION Application for...AGENCY: Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, Department of...promote science, technology, engineering...Assistant Secretary for Elementary and Secondary Education may change...

2011-11-08

473

A Program of Management and Technical Assistance in the State of Washington.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Small Business Development Center provides management and technical assistance to individuals and business firms through Washington. The purpose of the Center is to support economic growth in Washington by making the existing resources of Washington S...

1982-01-01

474

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

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Administration and Management; Care Coordination and...and Behavioral Health and Social Support...Assistant and Home Health Aide (NAHHA...administration and management, care coordination and...and behavioral health and social...

2012-10-02

475

Transition Assistance Program. Hearing before the Subcommittee on Education, Training and Employment of the Committee on Veterans' Affairs. House of Representatives, One Hundred Second Congress, Second Session.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This congressional hearing reviews the continuing implementation of sections 1142, 1143, and 1144 of Title 10, United States Code, and section 1418(a) of Title 38, the Transition Assistance Program to assist servicemembers separating from the Armed Forces as a result of downsizing. Testimony includes statements, prepared statements, and written…

Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Veterans' Affairs.

476

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

477

Evaluation Guidelines for Nonproject Assistance: Commodity Import Programs (CIPs) and CIP-Like Activities.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The purpose of the report is to develop guidelines for the evaluation of commodity import programs (CIPs) and CIP-like programs (programs emphasizing a specific sector) within the Agency for International Development (AID). Specifically, it includes the f...

1985-01-01

478

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

479

Evaluation of the Telecommunications and Information Infrastructure Assistance Program. Case Study Report. Tri-State Network Demonstration Project, 94068. Starkville, Mississippi.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Telecommunications and Information Infrastructure Assistance Program (TIIAP) grant was designed to significantly expand an interactive framework and technological infrastructure developed by the Tri-State Education Initiative (TSEI), an educational in...

P. Tuss D. Prescott

1999-01-01

480

Transfer Guide for BCcampus Online Courses and College/University Onsite Courses in Applied Business Technology/Office Administration Legal Administrative Assistant Programs  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This Transfer Guide provides students in Legal Administrative Assistant programs in any of the public post-secondary institutions in British Columbia the information they need to transfer credit acquired in onsite and/or online courses between institutions.

Haythorne, Marion

2008-01-01

481

Cost allocation plans for public assistance programs--Health and Human Services Department. Interim final rule with comment period.  

PubMed

This rule revises existing regulations concerning the preparation, submission and approval of State agency cost allocation plans used in computing claims for Federal Financial Participation under public assistance programs. It also reflects the transfer of responsibility for review and approval of the plans to the Division of Cost Allocation (DCA) in the Department's regional offices. This responsibility was previously assigned to the Social and Rehabilitation Service which was abolished by Secretarial Order published on March 9, 1977 (42 FR 13262). The current rule has been rewritten so that it is clearer, easier to understand and more specific. The Department's Informal Grant Appeals regulation relative to cost allocation plans and indirect cost rates (45 CFR Part 75) is also being updated and revised to make it consistent with Supart E, Cost allocation plans, of 45 CFR Part 95, General administration--grant programs (public assistance and medical assistance). Although these regulations are final, the Department has decided to invite public comments for the reasons described in the Supplementary Information below. Comments may be submitted in the manner described below. If changes are needed as a result of the comments received, those changes will be published in the Federal Register along with the comments received and the Department's responses to those comments. PMID:10255451

1982-04-23

482

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

483

Health Sciences Information Tools 2000: a cooperative health sciences library/public school information literacy program for medical assistant students.  

PubMed

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. PMID:9803297

Spang, L; Marks, E; Adams, N

1998-10-01

484

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

485

Identification and characterization of the anti-methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus WAP-8294A2 biosynthetic gene cluster from Lysobacter enzymogenes OH11.  

PubMed

Lysobactor enzymogenes strain OH11 is an emerging biological control agent of fungal and bacterial diseases. We recently completed its genome sequence and found it contains a large number of gene clusters putatively responsible for the biosynthesis of nonribosomal peptides and polyketides, including the previously identified antifungal dihydromaltophilin (HSAF). One of the gene clusters contains two huge open reading frames, together encoding 12 modules of nonribosomal peptide synthetases (NRPS). Gene disruption of one of the NRPS led to the disappearance of a metabolite produced in the wild type and the elimination of its antibacterial activity. The metabolite and antibacterial activity were also affected by the disruption of some of the flanking genes. We subsequently isolated this metabolite and subjected it to spectroscopic analysis. The mass spectrometry and nuclear magnetic resonance data showed that its chemical structure is identical to WAP-8294A2, a cyclic lipodepsipeptide with potent anti-methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) activity and currently in phase I/II clinical trials. The WAP-8294A2 biosynthetic genes had not been described previously. So far, the Gram-positive Streptomyces have been the primary source of anti-infectives. Lysobacter are Gram-negative soil/water bacteria that are genetically amendable and have not been well exploited. The WAP-8294A2 synthetase represents one of the largest NRPS complexes, consisting of 45 functional domains. The identification of these genes sets the foundation for the study of the WAP-8294A2 biosynthetic mechanism and opens the door for producing new anti-MRSA antibiotics through biosynthetic engineering in this new source of Lysobacter. PMID:21930890

Zhang, Wei; Li, Yaoyao; Qian, Guoliang; Wang, Yan; Chen, Haotong; Li, Yue-Zhong; Liu, Fengquan; Shen, Yuemao; Du, Liangcheng

2011-09-19

486

[P.R.E.A. (Rehabilitation and Assisted Outpatient Care Program): an alternate experience to the "Asylum Logic"].  

PubMed

The purpose of the following article is show the work that has been going on for the past nine years in the Assisted Discharge and Rehabilitation Program (PREA, from its Spanish initials), at the Esteves Hospital, Temperley, Province of Buenos Aires, Argentina. Our aim is to describe the historical and political context that gave rise to this program as well as the different activities carried out through its mechanisms to achieve the program's main objective: institutional discharge and resocialization of long-term patients with high chronicity in the psychiatric facility. This is the account of an experiment which, together with other similar ones already carried out in our country and elsewhere in the world, proves clearly that there are practical and sustainable alternatives to institutionalization and confinement for the treatment of serious mental disorders and chronicity; and that this is feasible within our province's current situation and our public health system. PMID:19812797

Cáceres, Carmen M; Druetta, Ivana; Hartfiel, Marisel; Riva Roure, María R

487

[Impact of the maternal age variable on ovular harvesting, fertilization and segmentation in a program of assisted reproduction].  

PubMed

The increased maternal age was found as responsible for the ovaric biological failure, that in turn, becomes an altered hormonal response, and a reduction in the amount of susceptible ovocytes, susceptible for capture; this diminution in the amount of ovocytes, and not an intrinsic alteration in its quality is at the moment the biological translation of ovarian aging. Therefore, maternal age variable, with its ovarian and endometrial repercussion, becomes the variable with the greatest impact in Assisted Reproduction programs. The variable age is statistically independent from other variables as procedure indication, sterility type, used ovarian stimulation. The patients age should be considered as a very important prognostic factor, when proposing the methods os Assisted Reproduction, independently of the greater risk of gestation problems. PMID:1601321

Di Castro Stringher, P; Hernández Vazquez, J; Kably Ambe, A; Gaviño Gaviño, F; Calderón Saldaña, M C

1992-03-01

488

Analysis and Methane Gas Separations Studies for City of Marsing, Idaho An Idaho National Laboratory Technical Assistance Program Study  

SciTech Connect

Introduction and Background Large amounts of methane in well water is a wide spread problem in North America. Methane gas from decaying biomass and oil and gas deposits escape into water wells typically through cracks or faults in otherwise non-porous rock strata producing saturated water systems. This methane saturated water can pose several problems in the delivery of drinking water. The problems range from pumps vapor locking (cavitating), to pump houses exploding. The City of Marsing requested Idaho National Laboratory (INL) to assist with some water analyses as well as to provide some engineering approaches to methane capture through the INL Technical Assistance Program (TAP). There are several engineering approaches to the removal of methane and natural gas from water sources that include gas stripping followed by compression and/or dehydration; membrane gas separators coupled with dehydration processes, membrane water contactors with dehydration processes.

Christopher Orme

2012-08-01

489

40 CFR 35.9050 - Assistance amount.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...PROTECTION AGENCY GRANTS AND OTHER FEDERAL ASSISTANCE STATE AND LOCAL ASSISTANCE Financial Assistance for the National Estuary Program § 35.9050 Assistance amount. (a) Determining the assistant amount. In determining the amount...

2013-07-01

490

General design of a technical assistance program to help DOE/prime contractor buyers in doing business with small disadvantaged businesses  

SciTech Connect

This report offers a design and recommendations for implementing a program of education to assist Department of Energy buyers and procurement officers in increasing the quality and quantity of small disadvantaged business (DB) participation in their contracted work. The recommendations are based on a previous companion report, ''Issues in Contracting with Small Minority Businesses,'' from which technical assistance and related needs were derived. The assistance program is based on buyer and disadvantaged-business needs, as determined from synthesizing the results of interviews with over two dozen minority business leaders and procurement officers.

Wood, M.T.; Radford, L.R.; Saari, L.M.; Wright, J.

1986-04-01

491

Renewable energy sources for the world's poor: a review of current international development assistance programs  

SciTech Connect

Foreign assistance funding of the creation, testing, and use of renewable energy sources concerning worldwide efforts to provide energy for Third World development is examined. Donor agencies and developing nations give serious attention to technologies that have been considered exotic and marginal: small-scale hydroelectric generation, solar water heating and distillation, biomass conversion to methane gas and alcohol, wind power, photovoltaic-powered small-scale irrigation, and village-level solar-powered absorption refrigeration. An initial effort to assist in the international coordination of donor activity and in the sharing of information generated by foreign-assistance projects that use renewable energy sources is reported. The report mainly provides information about specific development projects. It contains only a few of the projects that have been approved and funded by 1 June 1979. (MCW)

Ashworth, J. H.

1979-10-01

492

49 CFR Appendix A to Part 604 - Listing of Human Service Federal Financial Assistance Programs  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...Employment and Training Program Food and Nutrition Service Department of Agriculture...Department of Health and Human Services. 28 HIV Care Formula Program Health Resources... Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS Community Planning and Development...

2010-10-01

493

49 CFR Appendix A to Part 604 - Listing of Human Service Federal Financial Assistance Programs  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...Employment and Training Program Food and Nutrition Service Department of Agriculture...Department of Health and Human Services. 28 HIV Care Formula Program Health Resources... Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS Community Planning and Development...

2009-10-01

494

User-Assisted Automated Experimental (TEST) Design Program (AED): Version II.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The large number of factors commonly encountered in simulation and live field test programs dictates that a large (and costly) experimental (test) program be run if the classical full factorial experimental design is employed. Through the use of a screeni...

E. G. Meyer W. H. Rickels R. G. Mills

1983-01-01

495

The User-Assisted Automated Experimental (TEST), Design Program (AED): Version I.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The large number of factors commonly encountered in simulation and live field test programs dictates that a large (and costly) experimental program be run if the classical full factorial experimental design is employed. Through the use of a screening proc...

E. G. Meyer C. M. Hoyland R. G. Mills

1982-01-01

496

10 CFR Appendix A to Subpart E of... - DOE Federally Assisted Programs Containing Age Distinctions  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...1040 Energy DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY (GENERAL PROVISIONS) ...Popular name CFDA No. Energy Conservation and Production...program. In developing and conducting such program, the...United States Department of Energy and the United States...

2013-01-01

497

Do Carrots Work? Examining the Effectiveness of EPA's Compliance Assistance Program  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The role of compliance assistance in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's overall enforcement strategy has been quite variable over the past decade and a half, increasing in prominence under the Bush administration and now slated for significantly reduced funding under the Obama administration. While theoretical models and anecdotal…

Stafford, Sarah

2012-01-01

498

77 FR 71445 - Regulatory and Administrative Waivers Granted for Multifamily Housing Programs To Assist With...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Information In late October 2012, Hurricane Sandy hit the east coast of the United...power to assist the victims of Hurricane Sandy and to eliminate or reduce...disaster area as a result of Hurricane Sandy. This Notice is not...

2012-11-30

499

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This report summarizes the opinions, conclusions, and recommendations expressed by a review panel with regard to the performance of the United States Office of Education's 10 Technical Assistance Centers (TACs). Background information concerning the functions and major components of the TAC system and the methodology of the review is provided.…

Hope Associates, Inc., Washington, DC.

500

Computer-Assisted Audiovisual Training Methods for Rural Staff Development Programs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The state-of-the art review suggests that human services agencies in rural areas can provide adequate staff training through the use of high technology training systems. Training equipment discussed includes: videotapes, microcomputers for computer-assisted instruction (CAI) or computer-managed instruction (CMI), solenoid-operated videocassette…

McNeece, C. Aaron