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Sample records for availability program appraisal

  1. 76 FR 49787 - Rural Water Supply Program Approved Appraisal Reports; Availability

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-08-11

    ... for appraisal investigations and feasibility studies for rural water supply projects intended to serve... alternative that warrants a more detailed investigation through a feasibility study. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION... address those needs through appraisal investigations and feasibility studies. ] Background The...

  2. Program Facilitates CMMI Appraisals

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Sweetser, Wesley

    2005-01-01

    A computer program has been written to facilitate appraisals according to the methodology of Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI). [CMMI is a government/industry standard, maintained by the Software Engineering Institute at Carnegie Mellon University, for objectively assessing the engineering capability and maturity of an organization (especially, an organization that produces software)]. The program assists in preparation for a CMMI appraisal by providing drop-down lists suggesting required artifacts or evidence. It identifies process areas for which similar evidence is required and includes a copy feature that reduces or eliminates repetitive data entry. It generates reports to show the entire framework for reference, the appraisal artifacts to determine readiness for an appraisal, and lists of interviewees and questions to ask them during the appraisal. During an appraisal, the program provides screens for entering observations and ratings, and reviewing evidence provided thus far. Findings concerning strengths and weaknesses can be exported for use in a report or a graphical presentation. The program generates a chart showing capability level ratings of the organization. A context-sensitive Windows help system enables a novice to use the program and learn about the CMMI appraisal process.

  3. Savannah River Site ALARA Program appraisals

    SciTech Connect

    Johnson, J.R.

    1992-06-01

    ALARA Program audits are recommended in PNL-6566, ``Health Physics Manual of Good Practices for Reducing Radiation Exposure to Levels that are As Low As Reasonably Achievable (ALARA).`` The Department of Energy (DOE) Order 5480.11, ``Radiation Protection For Occupational Workers,`` requires contractors to conduct internal audits of all functional elements of the radiological protection program, which includes the ALARA program, as often as necessary, but at a minimum every three years. At the Savannah River Site (SRS), these required audits are performed as part of the Health Protection Internal Appraisal Program. This program was established to review the Site radiological protection program, which includes the ALARA program, on an ongoing basis and to provide recommendations for improvement directly to senior Health Protection management. This paper provides an overview of the SRS Health Protection Internal Appraisal program. In addition, examples of specific performance criteria and detailed appraisal guidelines used ALARA appraisals are provided.

  4. Savannah River Site ALARA Program appraisals

    SciTech Connect

    Johnson, J.R.

    1992-01-01

    ALARA Program audits are recommended in PNL-6566, Health Physics Manual of Good Practices for Reducing Radiation Exposure to Levels that are As Low As Reasonably Achievable (ALARA).'' The Department of Energy (DOE) Order 5480.11, Radiation Protection For Occupational Workers,'' requires contractors to conduct internal audits of all functional elements of the radiological protection program, which includes the ALARA program, as often as necessary, but at a minimum every three years. At the Savannah River Site (SRS), these required audits are performed as part of the Health Protection Internal Appraisal Program. This program was established to review the Site radiological protection program, which includes the ALARA program, on an ongoing basis and to provide recommendations for improvement directly to senior Health Protection management. This paper provides an overview of the SRS Health Protection Internal Appraisal program. In addition, examples of specific performance criteria and detailed appraisal guidelines used ALARA appraisals are provided.

  5. Teacher Appraisal Program, 1974-75.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Hyde Park Central School District, NY.

    This teacher appraisal program, developed by the Hyde Park School District, is based on the following objectives: (a) clarifying performance expectations of the individual; (b) establishing short- and long-term job targets to bring about learner, professional, or program improvement; (c) improving the relationship between the appraisee and…

  6. Self-Appraisal Manual for Local Vocational Education Programs.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Baker, Richard A.; Drake, James Bob

    One phase of program evaluation in vocational education may be thought of as an appraisal of the operational procedures and the resources available. If program improvement is accepted as one area of evaluation, then more attention should be given by local vocational personnel to setting objectives, identifying evidence of attainment, and inferring…

  7. 5 CFR 430.205 - Agency performance appraisal program(s).

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ... 5 Administrative Personnel 1 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Agency performance appraisal program(s... REGULATIONS PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT Performance Appraisal for General Schedule, Prevailing Rate, and Certain Other Employees § 430.205 Agency performance appraisal program(s). (a) Each agency shall establish...

  8. Independence Community College Property Appraisal/Assessment Program.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Swender, Herbert J.

    This report to the Kansas State Department of Education supports Independence Community College's (ICC's) request for approval of a new vocational education program in Property Appraisal/Assessment. The report begins with two letters of support and the application for new program approval. Next, a project narrative provides background information…

  9. FASP, an analytic resource appraisal program for petroleum play analysis

    USGS Publications Warehouse

    Crovelli, R.A.; Balay, R.H.

    1986-01-01

    An analytic probabilistic methodology for resource appraisal of undiscovered oil and gas resources in play analysis is presented in a FORTRAN program termed FASP. This play-analysis methodology is a geostochastic system for petroleum resource appraisal in explored as well as frontier areas. An established geologic model considers both the uncertainty of the presence of the assessed hydrocarbon and its amount if present. The program FASP produces resource estimates of crude oil, nonassociated gas, dissolved gas, and gas for a geologic play in terms of probability distributions. The analytic method is based upon conditional probability theory and many laws of expectation and variance. ?? 1986.

  10. 5 CFR 430.205 - Agency performance appraisal program(s).

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ... 5 Administrative Personnel 1 2014-01-01 2014-01-01 false Agency performance appraisal program(s). 430.205 Section 430.205 Administrative Personnel OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT CIVIL SERVICE REGULATIONS PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT Performance Appraisal for General Schedule, Prevailing Rate, and Certain...

  11. 5 CFR 430.205 - Agency performance appraisal program(s).

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ... 5 Administrative Personnel 1 2013-01-01 2013-01-01 false Agency performance appraisal program(s). 430.205 Section 430.205 Administrative Personnel OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT CIVIL SERVICE REGULATIONS PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT Performance Appraisal for General Schedule, Prevailing Rate, and Certain...

  12. 5 CFR 430.205 - Agency performance appraisal program(s).

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ... 5 Administrative Personnel 1 2012-01-01 2012-01-01 false Agency performance appraisal program(s). 430.205 Section 430.205 Administrative Personnel OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT CIVIL SERVICE REGULATIONS PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT Performance Appraisal for General Schedule, Prevailing Rate, and Certain...

  13. 5 CFR 430.205 - Agency performance appraisal program(s).

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ... 5 Administrative Personnel 1 2011-01-01 2011-01-01 false Agency performance appraisal program(s). 430.205 Section 430.205 Administrative Personnel OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT CIVIL SERVICE REGULATIONS PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT Performance Appraisal for General Schedule, Prevailing Rate, and...

  14. 2+2 Program for Teachers' Performance Appraisal in China

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Zhao, Shuli

    2009-01-01

    This study examined the impact of the 2+2 Alternative Teacher Performance Appraisal System that has been implemented in Shanxi province in China. A mixed research design was used to evaluate the program. Six high schools and a total of 78 teachers (13 teachers in each school) in Shanxi province were selected. Three of the schools participated in…

  15. Availability program: Phase I report

    SciTech Connect

    Thomson, S.L.; Dabiri, A.; Keeton, D.C.; Riemer, B.W.; Waganer, L.M.

    1985-05-01

    An Availability Working Group was formed within the Office of Fusion Energy in March 1984 to consider the establishment of an availability program for magnetic fusion. The scope of this program is defined to include the development of (1) a comprehensive data base, (2) empirical correlations, and (3) analytical methods for application to fusion facilities and devices. The long-term goal of the availability program is to develop a validated, integrated methodology that will provide (1) projections of plant availability and (2) input to design decisions on maintainability and system reliability requirements. The Phase I study group was commissioned to assess the status of work in progress that is relevant to the availability program. The scope of Phase I included surveys of existing data and data collection programs at operating fusion research facilities, the assessment of existing computer models to calculate system availability, and the review of methods to predict and correlate data on component failure and maintenance. The results of these investigations are reported to the Availability Working Group in this document.

  16. GAIN Appraisal Program IV. Fourth Report.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Simon, June; And Others

    The Greater Avenues for Independence (GAIN) legislation in California mandated a full range of employment-related training and supportive services designed to provide welfare program applicants and recipients with the skills needed to acquire unsubsidized employment through education and training. Tests to assess the basic reading, mathematics,…

  17. The U. S. Space Program -- An Appraisal

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Glennan, T. Keith

    1960-01-01

    The National Aeronautics and Space Administration has a significant interest in research on magnetic materials and in developing a better understanding of magnetic phenomena here on earth, in space and in the vicinity of the other planets of our solar system. But it would be presumptuous of me, an ordinary administrator, to lecture to this distinguished group of experts in the field on the subject of magnetism and magnetic materials. Instead, I propose to tell you briefly about the dimensions and principal areas of effort of the program we are pursuing in space research. Naturally, I will identify the nature of our interest in the specialty with which you are concerned. Finally, I want to attempt an assessment of the United States program in space exploration with perhaps a sidelong glance at the comparable efforts of our principal competitor in this field -- the Soviet Union. In the preparation of this paper, I have had the assistance of several very able scientists who are members of our staff at NASA.

  18. Instructional Effectiveness in a Pre-Kindergarten Program: A Pupil Appraisal and Program Evaluation Model.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Whitney, Edward N.; And Others

    In studies conducted in the Baltimore City Public Schools by the Office of Pupil and Program Monitoring and Appraisal (OPPMA), pre-kindergarten pupils were found to be "growing scholastically". A program, Early School Admissions Program (ESAP) was based on nine objectives established to prepare pre-schoolers for "reading…

  19. 38 CFR 36.4347 - Lender Appraisal Processing Program.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ... that appraiser to remove or change information that might be considered detrimental to the subject... information under this system to VA on demand. While the quality control personnel need not be appraisers, they should have basic familiarity with appraisal theory and techniques and the ability to...

  20. 38 CFR 36.4347 - Lender Appraisal Processing Program.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... that appraiser to remove or change information that might be considered detrimental to the subject... information under this system to VA on demand. While the quality control personnel need not be appraisers, they should have basic familiarity with appraisal theory and techniques and the ability to prescribe...

  1. 38 CFR 36.4347 - Lender Appraisal Processing Program.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ... that appraiser to remove or change information that might be considered detrimental to the subject... information under this system to VA on demand. While the quality control personnel need not be appraisers, they should have basic familiarity with appraisal theory and techniques and the ability to prescribe...

  2. 38 CFR 36.4347 - Lender Appraisal Processing Program.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ... that appraiser to remove or change information that might be considered detrimental to the subject... information under this system to VA on demand. While the quality control personnel need not be appraisers, they should have basic familiarity with appraisal theory and techniques and the ability to prescribe...

  3. 43 CFR 404.41 - How will an appraisal investigation be conducted under this program?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... 43 Public Lands: Interior 1 2011-10-01 2011-10-01 false How will an appraisal investigation be conducted under this program? 404.41 Section 404.41 Public Lands: Interior Regulations Relating to Public Lands BUREAU OF RECLAMATION, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR RECLAMATION RURAL WATER SUPPLY PROGRAM Appraisal Investigations § 404.41 How will an...

  4. Argonne National Laboratory Internal Appraisal Program environment, safety, health/quality assurance oversight

    SciTech Connect

    Winner, G.L.; Siegfried, Y.S.; Forst, S.P.; Meshenberg, M.J.

    1995-06-01

    Argonne National Laboratory`s Internal Appraisal Program has developed a quality assurance team member training program. This program has been developed to provide training to non-quality assurance professionals. Upon successful completion of this training and approval of the Internal Appraisal Program Manager, these personnel are considered qualified to assist in the conduct of quality assurance assessments. The training program has been incorporated into a self-paced, computerized, training session.

  5. 38 CFR 36.4348 - Servicer Appraisal Processing Program.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ... findings and information under this system to VA on demand. While the quality control personnel need not be appraisers, they should have basic familiarity with appraisal theory and techniques and the ability to..., information and argument to the Loan Guaranty Officer in opposition to the withdrawal. The Loan Guaranty...

  6. 38 CFR 36.4348 - Servicer Appraisal Processing Program.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ... findings and information under this system to VA on demand. While the quality control personnel need not be appraisers, they should have basic familiarity with appraisal theory and techniques and the ability to..., information and argument to the Loan Guaranty Officer in opposition to the withdrawal. The Loan Guaranty...

  7. 38 CFR 36.4348 - Servicer Appraisal Processing Program.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ... findings and information under this system to VA on demand. While the quality control personnel need not be appraisers, they should have basic familiarity with appraisal theory and techniques and the ability to..., information and argument to the Loan Guaranty Officer in opposition to the withdrawal. The Loan Guaranty...

  8. 38 CFR 36.4348 - Servicer Appraisal Processing Program.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... findings and information under this system to VA on demand. While the quality control personnel need not be appraisers, they should have basic familiarity with appraisal theory and techniques and the ability to..., information and argument to the Loan Guaranty Officer in opposition to the withdrawal. The Loan Guaranty...

  9. A critical appraisal of evidence-based dentistry: the best available evidence.

    PubMed

    Lang, Lisa A; Teich, Sorin T

    2014-06-01

    The principle of evidence-based dentistry requires that relevant scientific literature be integrated into the dentist's practice and the patient's treatment needs and wishes. This approach involves critically appraising the scientific literature for the best available evidence in order to make clinical decisions. The purpose of the study was to critically appraise the process by which a practitioner attempts to make an evidenced-based clinical decision. This process is illustrated by evaluating the clinical literature pertaining to zirconia-based single crowns. An electronic search was performed in PubMed and the Cochrane Library by using Boolean operators for articles published in English between January 1950 and October 2012 to address the PICO (patients, intervention, comparison, outcome) question, "In adults, how does the long term prognosis of zirconia-based single crowns compare to conventional single crowns on natural teeth?" Comparisons were made across the publications to determine the quality of relevant information. Three systematic reviews included 4 clinical trials. Two randomized clinical trials and 1 retrospective study met the search criteria but were not identified in the systematic reviews. The definitions of the outcomes and the presentation of the data varied among studies. The lack of standardization of reporting data, the nonstandardized definitions of outcomes, and the impact of the length of the research study were identified as problems that need to be addressed to improve the quality of systematic reviews and other clinical trials. Copyright © 2014 Editorial Council for the Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  10. Energy Conversion and Utilization Technologies Program: 1981 work-element appraisal

    SciTech Connect

    Not Available

    1981-09-01

    The Division of Energy Conversion and Utilization Technologies (ECUT) has employed a work element appraisal methodology that enables a systematic comparison of the various research and development (R and D) work elements within its program. The work element analysis is dependent upon the potential of the R and D to affect future energy savings, critical fuel substitution, and other public benefits such as environmental impacts. This report summarizes the process and results of the application of this appraisal methodology to the ECUT work elements proposed for FY 1983 funding. The context of the appraisal is outlined to clarify its role and purpose in the planning and budgeting cycle. Implementation of the process, including the data development and the appraisal review session, is also discussed, along with the impact of the appraisal results on ECUT's total planning system and on the preparation of the FY 1983 budget.

  11. 38 CFR 36.4347 - Lender Appraisal Processing Program.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ... developments and leasehold estates must have been determined acceptable by VA. A condominium or planned-unit development which is acceptable to the Department of Housing and Urban Development or the Department of..., they should have basic familiarity with appraisal theory and techniques and the ability to...

  12. 38 CFR 36.4348 - Servicer Appraisal Processing Program.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ... (ii) Employ one or more Staff Appraisal Reviewers (SAR) acceptable to the Secretary. (2) To qualify as..., the SAR applicant may request that VA expand the geographic area of consideration. VA will accommodate... for each SAR the servicer nominates for approval. The application fee will also apply if the SAR...

  13. Vermont's use-value appraisal property tax program: a forest inventory and analysis

    Treesearch

    Paul E. Sendak; Donald F. Dennis; Donald F. Dennis

    1989-01-01

    A statistical report and analysis of the timberland enrolled in the Vermont Use Value Appraisal (UVA) property tax program. The study was conducted using data collected in the fourth forest survey of Vermont (1983). Estimates are presented on land area, timber volumes, tree quality, numbers of live trees, and biomass for timberland enrolled in the UVA program and for...

  14. An Appraisal of the Industrial Cooperative Education Program Based on Responses from Students and Employers.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Breen, Edward F.; Freeman, Nancy

    The objective of this study was to appraise Macomb County Community College's (MCCC) industrial cooperative education program. Students enrolled in design and mechanical technology from 1970 to 1975, who either participated in the co-op program (N=252) or did not (N=274), and their employers (N=45) responded to the questionnaires. Information was…

  15. Feasibility appraisal of an elastic band exercise program for older adults in wheelchairs.

    PubMed

    Chen, Kuei-Min; Tseng, Wei-Shyuan; Chang, Ya-Hui; Huang, Hsin-Ting; Li, Chun-Huw

    2013-01-01

    This study appraised the feasibility of an elastic band exercise program for older adults in wheelchairs. A descriptive program review survey was used. A wheelchair-bound senior elastic band (WSEB) exercise program tailored to older adults in wheelchairs was initially developed by a group of 12 experts. A feasibility appraisal survey was administered to 10 older adults in wheelchairs through individual interviews after 4 weeks of the WSEB program. Study participants revealed that the WSEB program was feasible, safe, appropriate, and helpful to them. Participants further suggested practicing the WSEB program 3 times/week for 40 min/session in a group of 15-20 people. The finalized WSEB program has 2 levels: the basic and the advanced WSEB program. It is suggested that the basic level to be taught first with practice until participants are familiar with those exercises before proceeding to the advanced level.

  16. Event/Time/Availability/Reliability-Analysis Program

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Viterna, L. A.; Hoffman, D. J.; Carr, Thomas

    1994-01-01

    ETARA is interactive, menu-driven program that performs simulations for analysis of reliability, availability, and maintainability. Written to evaluate performance of electrical power system of Space Station Freedom, but methodology and software applied to any system represented by block diagram. Program written in IBM APL.

  17. 43 CFR 404.11 - What type of assistance is available under the program?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ... Program, you may: (a) Request Reclamation to conduct an appraisal investigation or feasibility study for a... cooperative agreement to enable you to conduct an appraisal investigation or feasibility study for a rural... an appraisal investigation or feasibility study completed without assistance from Reclamation....

  18. The Dean's Scholars Program At Wright College: A Preliminary Appraisal.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Smith, Ralph E.

    This study elevated the effectiveness of the Dean's Scholars Programs (DSP) at Wilbur Wright Campus, Chicago City College (Illinois). The program--initiated in September 1966--provided selected freshman and sophomore students with opportunities to prepare for professional study through accelerated courses. The program planners hoped that the…

  19. RELAV - RELIABILITY/AVAILABILITY ANALYSIS PROGRAM

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Bowerman, P. N.

    1994-01-01

    RELAV (Reliability/Availability Analysis Program) is a comprehensive analytical tool to determine the reliability or availability of any general system which can be modeled as embedded k-out-of-n groups of items (components) and/or subgroups. Both ground and flight systems at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory have utilized this program. RELAV can assess current system performance during the later testing phases of a system design, as well as model candidate designs/architectures or validate and form predictions during the early phases of a design. Systems are commonly modeled as System Block Diagrams (SBDs). RELAV calculates the success probability of each group of items and/or subgroups within the system assuming k-out-of-n operating rules apply for each group. The program operates on a folding basis; i.e. it works its way towards the system level from the most embedded level by folding related groups into single components. The entire folding process involves probabilities; therefore, availability problems are performed in terms of the probability of success, and reliability problems are performed for specific mission lengths. An enhanced cumulative binomial algorithm is used for groups where all probabilities are equal, while a fast algorithm based upon "Computing k-out-of-n System Reliability", Barlow & Heidtmann, IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON RELIABILITY, October 1984, is used for groups with unequal probabilities. Inputs to the program include a description of the system and any one of the following: 1) availabilities of the items, 2) mean time between failures and mean time to repairs for the items from which availabilities are calculated, 3) mean time between failures and mission length(s) from which reliabilities are calculated, or 4) failure rates and mission length(s) from which reliabilities are calculated. The results are probabilities of success of each group and the system in the given configuration. RELAV assumes exponential failure distributions for

  20. RELAV - RELIABILITY/AVAILABILITY ANALYSIS PROGRAM

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Bowerman, P. N.

    1994-01-01

    RELAV (Reliability/Availability Analysis Program) is a comprehensive analytical tool to determine the reliability or availability of any general system which can be modeled as embedded k-out-of-n groups of items (components) and/or subgroups. Both ground and flight systems at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory have utilized this program. RELAV can assess current system performance during the later testing phases of a system design, as well as model candidate designs/architectures or validate and form predictions during the early phases of a design. Systems are commonly modeled as System Block Diagrams (SBDs). RELAV calculates the success probability of each group of items and/or subgroups within the system assuming k-out-of-n operating rules apply for each group. The program operates on a folding basis; i.e. it works its way towards the system level from the most embedded level by folding related groups into single components. The entire folding process involves probabilities; therefore, availability problems are performed in terms of the probability of success, and reliability problems are performed for specific mission lengths. An enhanced cumulative binomial algorithm is used for groups where all probabilities are equal, while a fast algorithm based upon "Computing k-out-of-n System Reliability", Barlow & Heidtmann, IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON RELIABILITY, October 1984, is used for groups with unequal probabilities. Inputs to the program include a description of the system and any one of the following: 1) availabilities of the items, 2) mean time between failures and mean time to repairs for the items from which availabilities are calculated, 3) mean time between failures and mission length(s) from which reliabilities are calculated, or 4) failure rates and mission length(s) from which reliabilities are calculated. The results are probabilities of success of each group and the system in the given configuration. RELAV assumes exponential failure distributions for

  1. Reliability and Availability Evaluation Program Manual.

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1982-11-01

    usually self contained, which performs a distinct function (acts on one or more inputs to produce appropriate outputs) in the operation of an equip...density function f(x). PROGRAMS Programs, specifically digital programs, are self - contained sets of instructions capable of perform- ing a specified...Translator tured programming, self -contained programs, Command 5 Sensors subprograms and routines, each separately 6 Multicoder compilable and

  2. Telecom Programs in the University: What's Available?

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Ebrschloe, Michael

    1997-01-01

    Discussion of the growth in the telecommunications industry reviews 13 academic programs currently offering education in telecommunications. The need for new programs is discussed and various methods of accomplishing that goal are suggested, including cooperation between businesses and universities. (LRW)

  3. Appraisal of the Availability and Utilization of Information and Communication Technology in the Higher Education System

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Ogbuozobe, J. E.; Okeke, Emeka Paul

    2014-01-01

    The availability and functionality of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) provides a productive academic platform for both students and staff of institutions of higher learning. ICT use for educational purposes has enhanced teaching and learning through its dynamic, interactive and engaging academic course content. In application, it…

  4. Appraisal of the Availability and Utilization of Information and Communication Technology in the Higher Education System

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Ogbuozobe, J. E.; Okeke, Emeka Paul

    2014-01-01

    The availability and functionality of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) provides a productive academic platform for both students and staff of institutions of higher learning. ICT use for educational purposes has enhanced teaching and learning through its dynamic, interactive and engaging academic course content. In application, it…

  5. Concept document of the repository-based software engineering program: A constructive appraisal

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1992-01-01

    A constructive appraisal of the Concept Document of the Repository-Based Software Engineering Program is provided. The Concept Document is designed to provide an overview of the Repository-Based Software Engineering (RBSE) Program. The Document should be brief and provide the context for reading subsequent requirements and product specifications. That is, all requirements to be developed should be traceable to the Concept Document. Applied Expertise's analysis of the Document was directed toward assuring that: (1) the Executive Summary provides a clear, concise, and comprehensive overview of the Concept (rewrite as necessary); (2) the sections of the Document make best use of the NASA 'Data Item Description' for concept documents; (3) the information contained in the Document provides a foundation for subsequent requirements; and (4) the document adequately: identifies the problem being addressed; articulates RBSE's specific role; specifies the unique aspects of the program; and identifies the nature and extent of the program's users.

  6. Regulation of reverse cholesterol transport - a comprehensive appraisal of available animal studies

    PubMed Central

    2012-01-01

    Plasma levels of high density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol are strongly inversely correlated to the risk of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease. A major recognized functional property of HDL particles is to elicit cholesterol efflux and consequently mediate reverse cholesterol transport (RCT). The recent introduction of a surrogate method aiming at determining specifically RCT from the macrophage compartment has facilitated research on the different components and pathways relevant for RCT. The current review provides a comprehensive overview of studies carried out on macrophage-specific RCT including a quick reference guide of available data. Knowledge and insights gained on the regulation of the RCT pathway are summarized. A discussion of methodological issues as well as of the respective relevance of specific pathways for RCT is also included. PMID:22458435

  7. Pain management following spinal surgeries: An appraisal of the available options

    PubMed Central

    Bajwa, Sukhminder Jit Singh; Haldar, Rudrashish

    2015-01-01

    Spinal procedures are generally associated with intense pain in the postoperative period, especially for the initial few days. Adequate pain management in this period has been seen to correlate well with improved functional outcome, early ambulation, early discharge, and preventing the development of chronic pain. A diverse array of pharmacological options exists for the effective amelioration of post spinal surgery pain. Each of these drugs possesses inherent advantages and disadvantages which restricts their universal applicability. Therefore, combination therapy or multimodal analgesia for proper control of pain appears as the best approach in this regard. The current manuscript discussed the pathophysiology of postsurgical pain including its nature, the various tools for assessment, and the various pharmacological agents (both conventional and upcoming) available at our disposal to respond to post spinal surgery pain. PMID:26288544

  8. 24 CFR 257.114 - Appraisal.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ... 24 Housing and Urban Development 2 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Appraisal. 257.114 Section 257.114... PROGRAM Eligibility Requirements and Underwriting Procedures § 257.114 Appraisal. (a) The property shall be appraised by an appraiser on the FHA Appraiser Roster. (b) An appraisal of a property to...

  9. 24 CFR 4001.114 - Appraisal.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ... 24 Housing and Urban Development 5 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Appraisal. 4001.114 Section 4001... Requirements and Underwriting Procedures § 4001.114 Appraisal. (a) The property shall be appraised by an appraiser on the FHA Appraiser Roster. (b) An appraisal of a property to be security for a Program...

  10. 7 CFR 761.7 - Appraisals.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    .... (a) General. This section describes Agency requirements for: (1) Real estate and chattel appraisals... FLP and Non-program loans. (b) Appraisal standards. (1) Real estate appraisals, technical appraisal... existing real estate appraisal. Except where specified elsewhere, when a real estate appraisal is...

  11. 7 CFR 761.7 - Appraisals.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    .... (a) General. This section describes Agency requirements for: (1) Real estate and chattel appraisals... FLP and Non-program loans. (b) Appraisal standards. (1) Real estate appraisals, technical appraisal... existing real estate appraisal. Except where specified elsewhere, when a real estate appraisal is...

  12. 12 CFR 225.65 - Appraiser independence.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ... appraisal is prepared by a staff appraiser, that appraiser must be independent of the lending, investment... qualified persons available to perform an appraisal are involved in the lending, investment, or collection... that the appraisers exercise independent judgment and that the appraisal is adequate. Such steps...

  13. An appraisal of the neglected tropical diseases control program in Cameroon: the case of the national program against onchocerciasis.

    PubMed

    Njim, Tsi; Aminde, Leopold Ndemnge

    2017-01-21

    Onchocerciasis is a severe parasitic infestation which causes disabling skin and subcutaneous tissue changes. Current global estimates suggest that it accounts for 1135.7 disability adjusted life years (DALYs) per 100,000 population. The disease is endemic in many African countries including Cameroon, probably suggesting that the current health policies are inadequate to achieve eradication of the disease. We aimed to appraise the current Onchocerciasis control program in Cameroon in the context of existing literature. We carried out a MEDLINE search via PubMed to source for articles on Onchocerciasis in Cameroon. Our appraisal of the literature suggests that Onchocerciasis poses a significant health and economic burden in Cameroon. A composite of factors contribute to the challenge of containing and eradicating Onchocerciasis in Cameroon and include: continuous transmission of the disease; non-compliance to mass drug administration; inability of health care providers (HCPs) to adequately diagnose the disease; limited access of most individuals in endemic zones to annual preventive chemotherapy and inadequate population education on simple and practical measures to prevent the disease. More robust population-based epidemiologic studies are needed to better quantify the current disease burden and consequently guide intervention strategies for complete disease eradication. Onchocerciasis is still a neglected tropical disease (NTD) in Cameroon and urgently demands a need for intensification and probably modification of some strategies in the current onchocerciasis elimination program. Control of the disease will contribute to achievement of the corresponding Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) quota.

  14. Condom Availability in Schools: A Guide for Programs.

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    Clark, Margaret Pruitt; And Others

    This guide for condom availability programs provides information on how to build support for school-based condom availability programs. Chapter One explains why such a program is important. It examines behaviors and risks of sexually active adolescents, presents strategies for risk reduction, and discusses condom availability and use. Chapter Two…

  15. Economic Appraisal of Ontario's Universal Influenza Immunization Program: A Cost-Utility Analysis

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    Sander, Beate; Kwong, Jeffrey C.; Bauch, Chris T.; Maetzel, Andreas; McGeer, Allison; Raboud, Janet M.; Krahn, Murray

    2010-01-01

    Background In July 2000, the province of Ontario, Canada, initiated a universal influenza immunization program (UIIP) to provide free seasonal influenza vaccines for the entire population. This is the first large-scale program of its kind worldwide. The objective of this study was to conduct an economic appraisal of Ontario's UIIP compared to a targeted influenza immunization program (TIIP). Methods and Findings A cost-utility analysis using Ontario health administrative data was performed. The study was informed by a companion ecological study comparing physician visits, emergency department visits, hospitalizations, and deaths between 1997 and 2004 in Ontario and nine other Canadian provinces offering targeted immunization programs. The relative change estimates from pre-2000 to post-2000 as observed in other provinces were applied to pre-UIIP Ontario event rates to calculate the expected number of events had Ontario continued to offer targeted immunization. Main outcome measures were quality-adjusted life years (QALYs), costs in 2006 Canadian dollars, and incremental cost-utility ratios (incremental cost per QALY gained). Program and other costs were drawn from Ontario sources. Utility weights were obtained from the literature. The incremental cost of the program per QALY gained was calculated from the health care payer perspective. Ontario's UIIP costs approximately twice as much as a targeted program but reduces influenza cases by 61% and mortality by 28%, saving an estimated 1,134 QALYs per season overall. Reducing influenza cases decreases health care services cost by 52%. Most cost savings can be attributed to hospitalizations avoided. The incremental cost-effectiveness ratio is Can$10,797/QALY gained. Results are most sensitive to immunization cost and number of deaths averted. Conclusions Universal immunization against seasonal influenza was estimated to be an economically attractive intervention. Please see later in the article for the Editors' Summary

  16. 42 CFR 435.905 - Availability of program information.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ... 42 Public Health 4 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Availability of program information. 435.905... SERVICES (CONTINUED) MEDICAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS ELIGIBILITY IN THE STATES, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, THE... Applications § 435.905 Availability of program information. (a) The agency must furnish the following...

  17. Evaluation of Clinical Research Training Programs Using the Clinical Research Appraisal Inventory

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    Lipira, Lauren; Jeffe, Donna B.; Krauss, Melissa; Garbutt, Jane; Piccirillo, Jay; Evanoff, Bradley; Fraser, Victoria

    2010-01-01

    Abstract The purpose of this study was to measure change in clinical research self‐efficacy after participating in KL2, postdoctoral and predoctoral clinical research training programs at Washington University School of Medicine. We surveyed program participants using a 76‐item version of the Clinical Research Appraisal Inventory (CRAI). Principal components analysis (PCA) examined the CRAI’s underlying factor structure; Cronbach alpha measured the internal consistency of items on each subscale and the overall CRAI. CRAI score changes from baseline to 1‐year follow‐up were assessed using repeated‐measures analysis of variance. All 29 KL2, 47 postdoctoral, and 31 TL1 scholars enrolled 2006–2009 (mean age 31.6 years, range 22–44; 59.6% female; 65.4% white) completed baseline surveys. Of these participants, 22 KL2, 17 postdoctoral, and 21 TL1 scholars completed the 1‐year follow‐up assessment. PCA resulted in a seven‐factor solution with 69 items (alphas > 0.849 for each subscale and 69‐item CRAI). Significant improvements at 1‐year follow‐up were observed across all programs for Study Design/Data Analysis (p= .016), Interpreting/Reporting/Presenting (p= .034), and overall CRAI (p= .050). Differences between programs were observed for all but one subscale (each p < .05). Clinical research self‐efficacy increased 1 year after clinical research training. Whether this short‐term outcome correlates with long‐term clinical research productivity, requires further study. Clin Trans Sci 2010; Volume 3: 243–248. PMID:21442017

  18. Combining a clinical ladder and performance appraisal system as a reward strategy: the EXCEL clinical ladder program.

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    Moe, J K; Lonowski, L R; Yancer, D A

    1994-09-01

    In response to the dramatic changes occurring in health care today and a desire to reward professional nurses for clinical behaviors that would be valued in the future, Bergan Mercy Medical Center (BMMC) has developed an innovative clinical ladder/performance appraisal system. The BMMC EXCEL Clinical Ladder program, which is based on the developmental model of Patricia Benner, is a competency-based system that uniquely combines a clinical ladder and performance appraisal system. The program is clinically focused and contains optional components in which registered nurses (RNs) can receive additional credit for participation in professional growth and leadership activities. Nurses document examples of their practice through nursing narratives that describe actual clinical situations. The development and implementation processes, challenges encountered, and recommendations for alternative approaches to the implementation of such a unique system are discussed.

  19. 12 CFR 225.65 - Appraiser independence.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ... prepared by a staff appraiser, that appraiser must be independent of the lending, investment, and... persons available to perform an appraisal are involved in the lending, investment, or collection functions... the appraisers exercise independent judgment and that the appraisal is adequate. Such steps include...

  20. 42 CFR 431.18 - Availability of agency program manuals.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... purposes. (g) Charges for reproduction. The agency must make copies of its program policy materials... Agency § 431.18 Availability of agency program manuals. (a) Basis and purpose. This section, based on... documents must be available upon request for review, study, and reproduction by individuals during...

  1. On Programming Models for Service-Level High Availability

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    Engelmann, Christian; Scott, Stephen L; Leangsuksun, Chokchai; He, X.

    2007-01-01

    This paper provides an overview of existing programming models for service-level high availability and investigates their differences, similarities, advantages, and disadvantages. Its goal is to help to improve reuse of code and to allow adaptation to quality of service requirements by using a uniform programming model description. It further aims at encouraging a discussion about these programming models and their provided quality of service, such as availability, performance, serviceability, usability, and applicability. Within this context, the presented research focuses on providing high availability for services running on head and service nodes of high-performance computing systems.

  2. 7 CFR 770.9 - Appraisals.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ... 7 Agriculture 7 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Appraisals. 770.9 Section 770.9 Agriculture... SPECIAL PROGRAMS INDIAN TRIBAL LAND ACQUISITION LOANS § 770.9 Appraisals. (a) The applicant or the borrower, as appropriate, will pay the cost of any appraisal required under this part. (b) Appraisals...

  3. 7 CFR 761.7 - Appraisals.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    .... (a) General. This section describes Agency requirements for: (1) Real estate and chattel appraisals... FLP and Non-program loans. (b) Appraisal standards. (1) Real estate appraisals, technical appraisal...) or other format containing the same information. (3) For direct FO loans secured by real estate...

  4. Development of a Performance Appraisal Training Program for the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago

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    Ford, Deborah Kilgore

    2004-01-01

    "Nobody wants to get one. Nobody wants to give one." The problem was that the supervisors and managers of the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC) did not know how to use the Institute's new performance management system and had not been trained on how to prepare and deliver effective performance appraisals. The problem further…

  5. Development of a Performance Appraisal Training Program for the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago

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    Ford, Deborah Kilgore

    2004-01-01

    "Nobody wants to get one. Nobody wants to give one." The problem was that the supervisors and managers of the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC) did not know how to use the Institute's new performance management system and had not been trained on how to prepare and deliver effective performance appraisals. The problem further…

  6. 42 CFR 431.18 - Availability of agency program manuals.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ... 42 Public Health 4 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Availability of agency program manuals. 431.18 Section 431.18 Public Health CENTERS FOR MEDICARE & MEDICAID SERVICES, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN... and accessible to a substantial number of the recipient population they serve; and (iii) Agree...

  7. 49 CFR 24.103 - Criteria for appraisals.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ... 49 Transportation 1 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Criteria for appraisals. 24.103 Section 24.103... appraisals. (a) Appraisal requirements. This section sets forth the requirements for real property acquisition appraisals for Federal and federally-assisted programs. Appraisals are to be prepared according...

  8. Resources available for applying metrics in security and safety programming.

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    Luizzo, Anthony

    2016-01-01

    Incorporating metrics into security surveys has been championed as a better way of substantiating program-related effectiveness and expenditures. Although security surveys have been aroundfor well over 40 years, rarely, if ever, have metric-related strategies been part of the equation, the author says. In this article, he cites several published articles and research findings available to security professionals and their surveyors that may give them the expertise and confidence they need to make use of this valuable tool.

  9. Medicine prices and availability in the Brazilian Popular Pharmacy Program.

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    Pinto, Cláudia Du Bocage Santos; Miranda, Elaine Silva; Emmerick, Isabel Cristina Martins; Costa, Nilson do Rosário; Castro, Claudia Garcia Serpa Osorio de

    2010-08-01

    To analyze the performance of the Programa Farmácia Popular do Brasil (FPB - Brazilian Popular Pharmacy Program) in the public and private sectors, in terms of availability and cost of medicines for hypertension and diabetes. The methodology developed by the World Health Organization, in partnership with the Health Action International, was used to compare medicines prices and availability. This study was performed in May 2007, in different sectors (public, private and the Program's government-managed [FPB-P] and private-sector-managed [FPB-E] categories), in 30 cities in Brazil. A total of four medicines were analyzed: captopril 25mg and hydrochlorothiazide 25mg for hypertension; and metformin 500mg and glibenclamide 5mg for diabetes. FPB-E showed greatest medicine availability, while the public sector the lowest. The percentage of availability of similar medicines was higher than that of generic medicines, both in the public sector and in the FPB-P. Comparison of prices among sectors showed a lower purchase price in the FPB-E, followed by the FPB-P. The FPB-E charged prices that were over 90% cheaper than those in the private sector. The number of working days required to obtain treatment for hypertension and diabetes were fewer in the FPB-E. The lower availability found in the public sector could be one of the reasons for the migration of users from the public sector to the FPB. The high prices in the private sector also contribute for this Program to be an alternative of medicine access in Brazil.

  10. Summary of Tiger Team Assessment and Technical Safety Appraisal recurring concerns in the Operations Area. DOE Training Coordination Program

    SciTech Connect

    Not Available

    1993-01-01

    Fourteen Tiger Team Assessment and eight Technical Safety Appraisal (TSA) final reports have been received and reviewed by the DOE Training Coordination Program during Fiscal Year 1992. These assessments and appraisals included both reactor and non-reactor nuclear facilities in their reports. The Tiger Team Assessments and TSA reports both used TSA performance objectives, and list ``concerns`` as a result of their findings. However, the TSA reports categorized concerns into the following functional areas: (1) Organization and Administration, (2) Radiation Protection, (3) Nuclear Criticality Safety, (4) Occupational Safety, (5) Engineering/Technical Support, (6) Emergency Preparedness, (7) Safety Assessments, (8) Quality Verification, (9) Fire Protection, (10) Environmental Protection, and (11) Energetic Materials Safety. Although these functional areas match most of the TSA performance objectives, not all of the TSA performance objectives are addressed. For example, the TSA reports did not include Training, Maintenance, and Operations as functional areas. Rather, they included concerns that related to these topics throughout the 11 functional areas identified above. For consistency, the Operations concerns that were identified in each of the TSA report functional areas have been included in this summary with the corresponding TSA performance objective.

  11. Summary of Tiger Team Assessment and Technical Safety Appraisal recurring concerns in the Training Area. DOE Training Coordination Program

    SciTech Connect

    Not Available

    1993-01-01

    Fourteen Tiger Team Assessment and eight Technical Safety Appraisal (TSA) final reports have been received and reviewed by the DOE Training Coordination Program during Fiscal Year 1992. These assessments and appraisals included both reactor and non-reactor nuclear facilities in their reports. The Tiger Team Assessments and TSA reports both used TSA performance objectives, and list ``concerns`` as a result of their findings. However, the TSA reports categorized concerns into the following functional areas: (1) Organization and Administration, (2) Radiation Protection, (3) Nuclear Criticality Safety, (4) Occupational Safety, (5) Engineering/Technical Support, (6) Emergency Preparedness, (7) Safety Assessments, (8) Quality Verification, (9) Fire Protection, (10) Environmental Protection, and I (1) Energetic Materials Safety. Although these functional areas match most of the TSA performance objectives, not all of the TSA performance objectives are addressed. For example, the TSA reports did not include Training, Maintenance, and Operations as functional areas. Rather, they included concerns that related to these topics throughout the 11 functional areas identified above. For consistency, the Training concerns that were identified in each of the TSA report functional areas have been included in this summary with the corresponding TSA performance objective.

  12. 7 CFR 761.7 - Appraisals.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ... 7 Agriculture 7 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Appraisals. 761.7 Section 761.7 Agriculture... SPECIAL PROGRAMS GENERAL PROGRAM ADMINISTRATION General Provisions § 761.7 Appraisals. (a) General. This section describes Agency requirements for: (1) Real estate and chattel appraisals made in connection...

  13. Using economic valuation techniques to inform water resources management: a survey and critical appraisal of available techniques and an application.

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    Birol, Ekin; Karousakis, Katia; Koundouri, Phoebe

    2006-07-15

    The need for economic analysis for the design and implementation of efficient water resources management policies is well documented in the economics literature. This need is also emphasised in the European Union's recent Water Framework Directive (2000/60/EC), and is relevant to the objectives of Euro-limpacs, an EU funded project which inter alia, aims to provide a decision-support system for valuing the effects of future global change on Europe's freshwater ecosystems. The purpose of this paper is to define the role of economic valuation techniques in assisting in the design of efficient, equitable and sustainable policies for water resources management in the face of environmental problems such as pollution, intensive land use in agriculture and climate change. The paper begins with a discussion of the conceptual economic framework that can be used to inform water policy-making. An inventory of the available economic valuation methods is presented and the scope and suitability of each for studying various aspects of water resources are critically discussed. Recent studies that apply these methods to water resources are reviewed. Finally, an application of one of the economic valuation methods, namely the contingent valuation method, is presented using a case study of the Cheimaditida wetland in Greece.

  14. Updated System-Availability and Resource-Allocation Program

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Viterna, Larry

    2004-01-01

    A second version of the Availability, Cost and Resource Allocation (ACARA) computer program has become available. The first version was reported in an earlier tech brief. To recapitulate: ACARA analyzes the availability, mean-time-between-failures of components, life-cycle costs, and scheduling of resources of a complex system of equipment. ACARA uses a statistical Monte Carlo method to simulate the failure and repair of components while complying with user-specified constraints on spare parts and resources. ACARA evaluates the performance of the system on the basis of a mathematical model developed from a block-diagram representation. The previous version utilized the MS-DOS operating system and could not be run by use of the most recent versions of the Windows operating system. The current version incorporates the algorithms of the previous version but is compatible with Windows and utilizes menus and a file-management approach typical of Windows-based software.

  15. 43 CFR 404.46 - Who will the appraisal report be provided to?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ... to? 404.46 Section 404.46 Public Lands: Interior Regulations Relating to Public Lands BUREAU OF RECLAMATION, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR RECLAMATION RURAL WATER SUPPLY PROGRAM Appraisal Investigations § 404... you. Reclamation will also publish a notice of availability of the appraisal report in the...

  16. 43 CFR 404.46 - Who will the appraisal report be provided to?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ... to? 404.46 Section 404.46 Public Lands: Interior Regulations Relating to Public Lands BUREAU OF RECLAMATION, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR RECLAMATION RURAL WATER SUPPLY PROGRAM Appraisal Investigations § 404... you. Reclamation will also publish a notice of availability of the appraisal report in the...

  17. 43 CFR 404.46 - Who will the appraisal report be provided to?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ... to? 404.46 Section 404.46 Public Lands: Interior Regulations Relating to Public Lands BUREAU OF RECLAMATION, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR RECLAMATION RURAL WATER SUPPLY PROGRAM Appraisal Investigations § 404... you. Reclamation will also publish a notice of availability of the appraisal report in the...

  18. Impact of the Teacher Advancement Program on Student Test Score Gains: Findings from an Independent Appraisal. Working Paper 2008-19

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    Springer, Matthew G.; Ballou, Dale; Peng, Art

    2008-01-01

    This article presents findings from the first independent, third-party appraisal on the impact of the Teacher Advancement Program (TAP) on student test score gains in mathematics. TAP is a comprehensive school reform model designed to attract highly-effective teachers, improve instructional effectiveness, and elevate student achievement. We use a…

  19. Project Outreach: An Assessment of Tribal Attitudes and Appraisal of the Extent of Tribal Council Experience in Administering Federal Assistance Programs, 1970.

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    National Council on Indian Opportunity, Washington, DC.

    Project Outreach conducted a survey to assist the National Council on Indian Opportunity (NCIO) in fulfilling its obligations of coordination, appraisal, and innovation of various Federal programs affecting the Indian community. The report covers 49 reservations and Indian groups and is a synthesis of the original responses provided by Indian…

  20. Impact of the Teacher Advancement Program on Student Test Score Gains: Findings from an Independent Appraisal. Working Paper 2008-19

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    Springer, Matthew G.; Ballou, Dale; Peng, Art

    2008-01-01

    This article presents findings from the first independent, third-party appraisal on the impact of the Teacher Advancement Program (TAP) on student test score gains in mathematics. TAP is a comprehensive school reform model designed to attract highly-effective teachers, improve instructional effectiveness, and elevate student achievement. We use a…

  1. Development of SPAWM: selection program for available watershed models.

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    Cho, Yongdeok; Roesner, Larry A

    2014-01-01

    A selection program for available watershed models (also known as SPAWM) was developed. Thirty-three commonly used watershed models were analyzed in depth and classified in accordance to their attributes. These attributes consist of: (1) land use; (2) event or continuous; (3) time steps; (4) water quality; (5) distributed or lumped; (6) subsurface; (7) overland sediment; and (8) best management practices. Each of these attributes was further classified into sub-attributes. Based on user selected sub-attributes, the most appropriate watershed model is selected from the library of watershed models. SPAWM is implemented using Excel Visual Basic and is designed for use by novices as well as by experts on watershed modeling. It ensures that the necessary sub-attributes required by the user are captured and made available in the selected watershed model.

  2. 76 FR 27633 - Notice of Funds Availability: Inviting Applications for Market Access Program, Foreign Market...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-05-12

    ... Commodity Credit Corporation Notice of Funds Availability: Inviting Applications for Market Access Program, Foreign Market Development Cooperator Program, Emerging Markets Program, Technical Assistance for... Program (FMD), Emerging Markets Program (EMP), Technical Assistance for Specialty Crops Program (TASC...

  3. 7 CFR 1980.444 - Appraisal of property serving as collateral.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ... 7 Agriculture 14 2010-01-01 2009-01-01 true Appraisal of property serving as collateral. 1980.444... Program § 1980.444 Appraisal of property serving as collateral. (a) Appraisal reports prepared by... the appraisal to be made by a qualified appraiser on the lender's staff with experience appraising...

  4. Differential diagnosis generators: an evaluation of currently available computer programs.

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    Bond, William F; Schwartz, Linda M; Weaver, Kevin R; Levick, Donald; Giuliano, Michael; Graber, Mark L

    2012-02-01

    Differential diagnosis (DDX) generators are computer programs that generate a DDX based on various clinical data. We identified evaluation criteria through consensus, applied these criteria to describe the features of DDX generators, and tested performance using cases from the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM©) and the Medical Knowledge Self Assessment Program (MKSAP©). We first identified evaluation criteria by consensus. Then we performed Google® and Pubmed searches to identify DDX generators. To be included, DDX generators had to do the following: generate a list of potential diagnoses rather than text or article references; rank or indicate critical diagnoses that need to be considered or eliminated; accept at least two signs, symptoms or disease characteristics; provide the ability to compare the clinical presentations of diagnoses; and provide diagnoses in general medicine. The evaluation criteria were then applied to the included DDX generators. Lastly, the performance of the DDX generators was tested with findings from 20 test cases. Each case performance was scored one through five, with a score of five indicating presence of the exact diagnosis. Mean scores and confidence intervals were calculated. Twenty three programs were initially identified and four met the inclusion criteria. These four programs were evaluated using the consensus criteria, which included the following: input method; mobile access; filtering and refinement; lab values, medications, and geography as diagnostic factors; evidence based medicine (EBM) content; references; and drug information content source. The mean scores (95% Confidence Interval) from performance testing on a five-point scale were Isabel© 3.45 (2.53, 4.37), DxPlain® 3.45 (2.63-4.27), Diagnosis Pro® 2.65 (1.75-3.55) and PEPID™ 1.70 (0.71-2.69). The number of exact matches paralleled the mean score finding. Consensus criteria for DDX generator evaluation were developed. Application of these criteria as well

  5. 7 CFR 762.127 - Appraisal requirements.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ... 7 Agriculture 7 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Appraisal requirements. 762.127 Section 762.127... AGRICULTURE SPECIAL PROGRAMS GUARANTEED FARM LOANS § 762.127 Appraisal requirements. (a) General. The Agency may require a lender to obtain an appraisal based on the type of security, loan size, and whether...

  6. Nursing Practice Should Be Informed by the Best Available Evidence, but Should All First-Level Nurses Be Competent at Research Appraisal and Utilization?

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    White, Robert; Taylor, Shirley

    2002-01-01

    The British model of nurses as finders, appraisers, and users of research in practice is unattainable, given the technical complexity of research and the skills and time required. Clinical governance mechanisms and accountability demands further undermine the approach. An alternative is development of nursing research specialists and…

  7. 45 CFR 205.70 - Availability of agency program manuals.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ... (ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS), ADMINISTRATION FOR CHILDREN AND FAMILIES, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES...) are centrally located and publicly accessible to a substantial number of the recipient population...

  8. 45 CFR 205.70 - Availability of agency program manuals.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ... (ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS), ADMINISTRATION FOR CHILDREN AND FAMILIES, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES...) are centrally located and publicly accessible to a substantial number of the recipient population they...

  9. JUNIOR COLLEGE STUDENT PERSONNEL PROGRAMS--APPRAISAL AND DEVELOPMENT. A REPORT TO CARNEGIE CORPORATION, NOVEMBER, 1965.

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    MCCONNELL, T.R.; AND OTHERS

    RESPONSIBILITY FOR RESPONDING TO GROUP AND INDIVIDUAL NEEDS OF STUDENTS USUALLY RESTS WITH STUDENT PERSONNEL PROGRAMS, WHICH CONSIST OF SERIES OF RELATED FUNCTIONS DESIGNED TO SUPPORT THE INSTITUTIONAL PROGRAM, RESPOND TO STUDENT NEEDS, AND FOSTER INSTITUTIONAL DEVELOPMENT. THE PURPOSE OF THIS STUDY WAS TO DETERMINE THE ADEQUACY OF FULFILLMENT OF…

  10. Using Appreciative Inquiry to Frame the Appraisal of an Australian Initial Teacher Education Program

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    Allen, Jeanne M.; Innes, Maureen

    2013-01-01

    This paper reports on a study that investigated the process and outcomes of using "Appreciative Inquiry" (AI) in an Australian initial teacher education (ITE) program review. The aim of the study, which drew on a sample of teaching staff involved in this Master of Teaching program, was to gain an understanding of the extent to which the…

  11. The Federal Supplemental Benefits Program. An Appraisal of Emergency Extended Unemployment Insurance Benefits.

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    Corson, Walter; Nicholson, Walter

    This monograph evaluates the overall performance of the Federal Supplemental Benefits (FSB) program and provides a general framework for future consideration of emergency supplemental benefits programs. Following an introduction that provides a summary of findings detailed in the paper, the monograph is divided into five chapters. Chapter 2…

  12. 45 CFR 205.70 - Availability of agency program manuals.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ... (AABD) of the Social Security Act must provide that: (a) Program manuals and other policy issuances... (ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS), ADMINISTRATION FOR CHILDREN AND FAMILIES, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES... and amount of assistance, and recipient rights and responsibilities will be maintained in the...

  13. 45 CFR 205.70 - Availability of agency program manuals.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ... (AABD) of the Social Security Act must provide that: (a) Program manuals and other policy issuances... (ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS), ADMINISTRATION FOR CHILDREN AND FAMILIES, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES... and amount of assistance, and recipient rights and responsibilities will be maintained in the...

  14. 45 CFR 205.70 - Availability of agency program manuals.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... (AABD) of the Social Security Act must provide that: (a) Program manuals and other policy issuances... hours by individuals, upon request for review, study, or reproduction by the individual. (b)(1) A...

  15. Using a 360-Degree Appraisal Approach to Re-Design Advising Programs

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    Maples, Glenn; Harris, Bette; Greco, Anna M.

    2010-01-01

    Over the past 30 years, researchers have repeatedly demonstrated the need to improve academic advising. Nonetheless, at many Universities academic advising remains a neglected endeavor--poorly measured, managed and rewarded. This paper considers the implementation of an academic advising program which parallels the 360-Degree feedback approach…

  16. An appraisal of oak wilt control programs in Pennsylvania and West Virginia

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    Thomas W. Jones; Thomas W. Jones

    1971-01-01

    Attempts to control oak wilt, ranging from relatively smallscale experiments to statewide programs, have been made in many States. Among the few currently active, those of Pennsylvania and West Virginia are notable for their size and duration. The pest-control organizations of the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture and the West Virginia Department of Agriculture...

  17. 32 CFR 700.336 - The Director, Office of Program Appraisal.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ....336 Section 700.336 National Defense Department of Defense (Continued) DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY UNITED STATES NAVY REGULATIONS AND OFFICIAL RECORDS UNITED STATES NAVY REGULATIONS AND OFFICIAL RECORDS The... will assist the Secretary in assuring that existing and proposed Navy and Marine Corps programs provide...

  18. 32 CFR 700.336 - The Director, Office of Program Appraisal.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ....336 Section 700.336 National Defense Department of Defense (Continued) DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY UNITED STATES NAVY REGULATIONS AND OFFICIAL RECORDS UNITED STATES NAVY REGULATIONS AND OFFICIAL RECORDS The... will assist the Secretary in assuring that existing and proposed Navy and Marine Corps programs provide...

  19. 32 CFR 700.336 - The Director, Office of Program Appraisal.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ....336 Section 700.336 National Defense Department of Defense (Continued) DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY UNITED STATES NAVY REGULATIONS AND OFFICIAL RECORDS UNITED STATES NAVY REGULATIONS AND OFFICIAL RECORDS The... will assist the Secretary in assuring that existing and proposed Navy and Marine Corps programs provide...

  20. 32 CFR 700.336 - The Director, Office of Program Appraisal.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ....336 Section 700.336 National Defense Department of Defense (Continued) DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY UNITED STATES NAVY REGULATIONS AND OFFICIAL RECORDS UNITED STATES NAVY REGULATIONS AND OFFICIAL RECORDS The... will assist the Secretary in assuring that existing and proposed Navy and Marine Corps programs provide...

  1. Reconstructing Program Theories: Methods Available and Problems To Be Solved.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Leeuw, Frans L.

    2003-01-01

    Discusses methods for reconstructing theories underlying programs and policies, focusing on three approaches: (1) an empirical approach that focuses on interviews, documents, and argumentational analysis; (2) an approach based on strategic assessment, group dynamics, and dialogue; and (3) an approach based on cognitive and organizational…

  2. Are Universities Reaping the Available Benefits Internship Programs Offer?

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    Weible, Rick

    2010-01-01

    Many research studies have examined the benefits student internships offer students and employers, but few looked at the benefits internships might lend to educational institutions. A survey instrument was developed and sent to 619 deans of all U.S. business programs. In all, 29% replied. The results indicate some institutions are gaining the…

  3. Developing physician-leaders: key competencies and available programs.

    PubMed

    Stoller, James K

    2008-01-01

    Because effective leadership is critical to organizational success, frontrunner organizations cultivate leaders for bench depth and pipeline development. The many challenges in healthcare today create a special need for great leadership. This paper reviews the leadership competencies needed by physician-leaders and current experience with developing physician-leaders in healthcare institution-sponsored programs. On the basis of this review, six key leadership competency domains are proposed: 1. technical skills and knowledge (regarding operational, financial, and information systems, human resources, and strategic planning), 2. industry knowledge (e.g., regarding clinical processes, regulation, and healthcare trends), 3. problem-solving skills, 4. emotional intelligence, 5. communication, and 6. a commitment to lifelong learning. Review of current experience indicates that, in addition to leadership training through degree and certificate-granting programs (e.g., by universities and/or official medical societies), healthcare institutions themselves are developing intramural programs to cultivate physician-leaders. Greater attention is needed to assessing the impact and effectiveness of such programs in developing leaders and benefiting organizational outcomes.

  4. Are Universities Reaping the Available Benefits Internship Programs Offer?

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Weible, Rick

    2010-01-01

    Many research studies have examined the benefits student internships offer students and employers, but few looked at the benefits internships might lend to educational institutions. A survey instrument was developed and sent to 619 deans of all U.S. business programs. In all, 29% replied. The results indicate some institutions are gaining the…

  5. Programmed Depot Maintenance Capacity Assessment Tool: Workloads, Capacity, and Availability

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2007-01-01

    Texas; McClellan AFB , Sacramento , California.; and PEMCO Aeroplex, Birmingham, Alabama. 3 For the purposes of this analysis, we wished to exclude any...and Budgeting System SM-ALC Sacramento Air Logistics Center SPD system program director TSAR Theater Simulation of Airbase Resources TSG tanker...BRAC) Commission’s report that recommended closing the Sacramento Air Logistics Center (SM-ALC), among other U.S. Department of Defense (DoD

  6. 22 CFR 502.3 - Availability of program materials on public Web sites.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-04-01

    ... information Web sites designed for foreign audiences. To access currently-available Agency program materials... 22 Foreign Relations 2 2014-04-01 2014-04-01 false Availability of program materials on public Web... BROADCASTING BOARD OF GOVERNORS PROGRAM MATERIALS § 502.3 Availability of program materials on public Web sites...

  7. Fellowship Available: 2005 IIASA Young Scientists Summer Program

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    2004-12-01

    The International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) near Vienna, Austria, will host its annual Young Scientists's Summer Program (YSSP) for a selected group of graduate students from around the world. These students, primarily doctoral, will work closely with IIASA's senior scientists on projects within the institute's theme areas: natural resources and environment (e.g., transboundary air pollution and greenhouse gas initiative), population and society (e.g., risk, modeling, and society, and sustainable rural development), and energy and technology (e.g., transitions to new technologies and dynamic systems). Applicants must be advanced graduate students at a U.S. university; have comparable experience with ongoing research at IIASA; students who would benefit from interactions with scientists worldwide; and be interested in investigating the policy implications of his/her work.The U.S. Committee for IIASA provides airfare and a living allowance for those selected to participate in the fellowship.

  8. Appraisal of the communication skills of residents in the Family Medicine Program in Central Saudi Arabia

    PubMed Central

    Alsaad, Saad M.; Alshammari, Sulaiman A.; Almogbel, Turki A.

    2016-01-01

    Objectives: To assess patients’ perceptions of the communication skills of family medicine residents. Methods: This is a cross-sectional study. Data were collected from patients, seeing 23 residents from 4 family medicine residency programs in Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia namely, King Khalid University Hospital, Riyadh Military Hospital, Security Forces Hospital, and King Abdul-Aziz Medical City. The translated version of the Communication Assessment Tool (CAT) was used. Data were collected during January and February 2013. Results: A total of 350 patients completed the CAT, with an 87.5% response rate. Patients rated each resident differently, but the mean percentage of items, which residents rated as excellent was 71%. In general, male residents were rated higher 72.8 ± 27.2 than female residents 67.8 ± 32.2 with a significant difference; (p<0.005). Also, significant differences were found based on the gender of the residents, when each item of the CAT was compared. Comparing training centers, there were no significant differences found in the overall percentage of items rated as excellent or among items of the CAT. Conclusion: The study identified areas of strength and weaknesses that need to be addressed to improve communication skills of physicians. PMID:27381544

  9. [Appraisal of Audiovisual Materials.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Johnson, Steve

    This document consists of four separate handouts all related to the appraisal of audiovisual (AV) materials: "How to Work with an Appraiser of AV Media: A Convenient Check List for Clients and Their Advisors," helps a client prepare for an appraisal, explaining what is necessary before the appraisal, the appraisal process and its costs,…

  10. 77 FR 65448 - Funding Availability Under Supportive Services for Veteran Families Program

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    2012-10-26

    ... AFFAIRS Funding Availability Under Supportive Services for Veteran Families Program AGENCY: Department of... Families (SSVF) Program, initial and renewal supportive services grant application processes, and amount of... following address: Supportive Services for Veteran Families Program Office, National Center on...

  11. 77 FR 3545 - Notice of Availability of the Draft Program Environmental Impact Report (PEIR): Southern...

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    2012-01-24

    ... Availability of the Draft Program Environmental Impact Report (PEIR): Southern California Association of... Draft Program Environmental Impact Report (PEIR). SUMMARY: The Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) has prepared a Draft Program Environmental Impact Report (PEIR), SCH 2011051018, in...

  12. 75 FR 25319 - Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) Program Availability of Application Packages; Correction

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    2010-05-07

    ... Internal Revenue Service Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) Program Availability of Application Packages... document contains a correction to a notice of the Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) Program Availability... Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) Program. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The Grant Program Office at...

  13. 77 FR 58442 - Fund Availability Under the Supportive Services for Veteran Families Program; Amendment

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    2012-09-20

    ... AFFAIRS Fund Availability Under the Supportive Services for Veteran Families Program; Amendment AGENCY... for supportive services grants under the Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) Program. VA... (76 FR 74849), titled, ``Fund Availability Under the Supportive Services for Veteran Families...

  14. 25 CFR 170.150 - What Federal funds are available for a tribe's transit program?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ... 25 Indians 1 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false What Federal funds are available for a tribe's transit... WATER INDIAN RESERVATION ROADS PROGRAM Indian Reservation Roads Program Policy and Eligibility Transit Facilities § 170.150 What Federal funds are available for a tribe's transit program? Title 23...

  15. 25 CFR 170.150 - What Federal funds are available for a tribe's transit program?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ... 25 Indians 1 2012-04-01 2011-04-01 true What Federal funds are available for a tribe's transit... WATER INDIAN RESERVATION ROADS PROGRAM Indian Reservation Roads Program Policy and Eligibility Transit Facilities § 170.150 What Federal funds are available for a tribe's transit program? Title 23...

  16. 25 CFR 170.150 - What Federal funds are available for a tribe's transit program?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-04-01

    ... 25 Indians 1 2014-04-01 2014-04-01 false What Federal funds are available for a tribe's transit... WATER INDIAN RESERVATION ROADS PROGRAM Indian Reservation Roads Program Policy and Eligibility Transit Facilities § 170.150 What Federal funds are available for a tribe's transit program? Title 23...

  17. 25 CFR 170.150 - What Federal funds are available for a tribe's transit program?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ... 25 Indians 1 2013-04-01 2013-04-01 false What Federal funds are available for a tribe's transit... WATER INDIAN RESERVATION ROADS PROGRAM Indian Reservation Roads Program Policy and Eligibility Transit Facilities § 170.150 What Federal funds are available for a tribe's transit program? Title 23...

  18. 25 CFR 170.150 - What Federal funds are available for a tribe's transit program?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ... 25 Indians 1 2011-04-01 2011-04-01 false What Federal funds are available for a tribe's transit... WATER INDIAN RESERVATION ROADS PROGRAM Indian Reservation Roads Program Policy and Eligibility Transit Facilities § 170.150 What Federal funds are available for a tribe's transit program? Title 23...

  19. 75 FR 22437 - Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) Program Availability of Application Packages

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    ... Internal Revenue Service Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) Program Availability of Application Packages... of the availability of Application Packages for the 2011 Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) Program... application package to the IRS for the 2011 Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) Program is July 9,...

  20. 76 FR 30243 - Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) Program Availability of Application Packages

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-05-24

    ... Internal Revenue Service Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) Program Availability of Application Packages... of the availability of Application Packages for the 2012 Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) Program... application package to the IRS for the 2012 Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) Program is June 30,...

  1. 76 FR 32355 - Notice of Funds Availability (NOFA) Inviting Applications for the Biorefinery Assistance Program

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-06-06

    ... Availability (NOFA) Inviting Applications for the Biorefinery Assistance Program AGENCY: Rural Business... applications for Fiscal Year 2011 program funds available under the Biorefinery Assistance Program, which...: http://www.rurdev.usda.gov/BCP_Biorefinery.html . Follow instructions for obtaining the application and...

  2. 76 FR 30243 - Community Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Matching Grant Program-Availability of...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-05-24

    ... Internal Revenue Service Community Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Matching Grant Program--Availability of Application Packages AGENCY: Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Treasury. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY... service by the deadline date. ADDRESSES: Internal Revenue Service, Grant Program Office, 401 West...

  3. 7 CFR 762.127 - Appraisal requirements.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ... 7 Agriculture 7 2014-01-01 2014-01-01 false Appraisal requirements. 762.127 Section 762.127 Agriculture Regulations of the Department of Agriculture (Continued) FARM SERVICE AGENCY, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE SPECIAL PROGRAMS GUARANTEED FARM LOANS § 762.127 Appraisal requirements. (a) General. The...

  4. 30 CFR 77.1704 - First aid training program; availability of instruction to all miners.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ... 30 Mineral Resources 1 2014-07-01 2014-07-01 false First aid training program; availability of... WORK AREAS OF UNDERGROUND COAL MINES Miscellaneous § 77.1704 First aid training program; availability... shall make available to all miners employed in the mine a course of instruction in first aid...

  5. 30 CFR 77.1704 - First aid training program; availability of instruction to all miners.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ... 30 Mineral Resources 1 2012-07-01 2012-07-01 false First aid training program; availability of... WORK AREAS OF UNDERGROUND COAL MINES Miscellaneous § 77.1704 First aid training program; availability... shall make available to all miners employed in the mine a course of instruction in first aid...

  6. 30 CFR 77.1704 - First aid training program; availability of instruction to all miners.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... 30 Mineral Resources 1 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false First aid training program; availability of... WORK AREAS OF UNDERGROUND COAL MINES Miscellaneous § 77.1704 First aid training program; availability... shall make available to all miners employed in the mine a course of instruction in first aid...

  7. 30 CFR 77.1704 - First aid training program; availability of instruction to all miners.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ... 30 Mineral Resources 1 2011-07-01 2011-07-01 false First aid training program; availability of... WORK AREAS OF UNDERGROUND COAL MINES Miscellaneous § 77.1704 First aid training program; availability... shall make available to all miners employed in the mine a course of instruction in first aid...

  8. 30 CFR 77.1704 - First aid training program; availability of instruction to all miners.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ... 30 Mineral Resources 1 2013-07-01 2013-07-01 false First aid training program; availability of... WORK AREAS OF UNDERGROUND COAL MINES Miscellaneous § 77.1704 First aid training program; availability... shall make available to all miners employed in the mine a course of instruction in first aid...

  9. 75 FR 16072 - Fisheries Finance Program; Final Program Notice and Announcement of Availability of Federal...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-03-31

    ... National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648-XV46 Fisheries Finance Program; Final Program...-term direct loans made underthe Fisheries Finance Program (FFP). The FFP provides financing for the... finance either vessel construction or reconstruction that increases vessel harvesting capacity. The FFP...

  10. 28 CFR 345.41 - Performance appraisal for inmate workers.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... 28 Judicial Administration 2 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Performance appraisal for inmate workers... FEDERAL PRISON INDUSTRIES (FPI) INMATE WORK PROGRAMS Inmate Worker Standards and Performance Appraisal § 345.41 Performance appraisal for inmate workers. Work supervisors should complete a performance...

  11. 7 CFR 1486.205 - What types of funding are available under the program?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ...) COMMODITY CREDIT CORPORATION, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE LOANS, PURCHASES, AND OTHER OPERATIONS EMERGING MARKETS PROGRAM Eligibility, Applications, and Funding § 1486.205 What types of funding are available...

  12. 7 CFR 1486.205 - What types of funding are available under the program?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ...) COMMODITY CREDIT CORPORATION, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE LOANS, PURCHASES, AND OTHER OPERATIONS EMERGING MARKETS PROGRAM Eligibility, Applications, and Funding § 1486.205 What types of funding are available...

  13. 77 FR 3435 - Notice of Funding Availability: Rural Development Voucher Program

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    2012-01-24

    ...: Rural Development Voucher Program AGENCY: Rural Housing Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice of Rural Development Voucher Program Availability. SUMMARY: The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) in Fiscal Year 2006 established a demonstration Rural Development Voucher Program, as authorized under Section 542 of...

  14. 42 CFR 417.106 - Quality assurance program; Availability, accessibility, and continuity of basic and supplemental...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ... Qualified Health Maintenance Organizations: Services § 417.106 Quality assurance program; Availability, accessibility, and continuity of basic and supplemental health services. (a) Quality assurance program. Each HMO or CMP must have an ongoing quality assurance program for its health services that meets the...

  15. 25 CFR 170.921 - What emergency or disaster assistance programs are available?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ... have been damaged due to natural disasters (floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, etc.). (b) The Federal... 25 Indians 1 2013-04-01 2013-04-01 false What emergency or disaster assistance programs are... emergency or disaster assistance programs are available? (a) FHWA operates two emergency relief programs:...

  16. 25 CFR 170.921 - What emergency or disaster assistance programs are available?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ... have been damaged due to natural disasters (floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, etc.). (b) The Federal... 25 Indians 1 2012-04-01 2011-04-01 true What emergency or disaster assistance programs are... emergency or disaster assistance programs are available? (a) FHWA operates two emergency relief programs:...

  17. 25 CFR 170.921 - What emergency or disaster assistance programs are available?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ... have been damaged due to natural disasters (floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, etc.). (b) The Federal... 25 Indians 1 2011-04-01 2011-04-01 false What emergency or disaster assistance programs are... emergency or disaster assistance programs are available? (a) FHWA operates two emergency relief programs:...

  18. 25 CFR 170.921 - What emergency or disaster assistance programs are available?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ... have been damaged due to natural disasters (floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, etc.). (b) The Federal... 25 Indians 1 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false What emergency or disaster assistance programs are... emergency or disaster assistance programs are available? (a) FHWA operates two emergency relief programs:...

  19. 25 CFR 170.921 - What emergency or disaster assistance programs are available?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-04-01

    ... have been damaged due to natural disasters (floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, etc.). (b) The Federal... 25 Indians 1 2014-04-01 2014-04-01 false What emergency or disaster assistance programs are... emergency or disaster assistance programs are available? (a) FHWA operates two emergency relief programs:...

  20. 77 FR 27178 - Notice of Funds Availability; Inviting Applications for the Emerging Markets Program; Correction

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-05-09

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Commodity Credit Corporation Notice of Funds Availability; Inviting Applications for the Emerging Markets... 23, 2012, concerning funds availability and inviting applications for the Emerging Markets Program...

  1. A REVIEW OF PRESENT EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS AVAILABLE TO OLDER ADULTS IN CALIFORNIA'S PUBLIC ADULT EDUCATION PROGRAM.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    DEGABRIELE, EUGENE H.

    ADMINISTRATORS OF ADULT EDUCATION PROGRAMS IN ADULT SCHOOLS AND JUNIOR COLLEGES IN CALIFORNIA WERE SURVEYED IN MAY 1967 AS TO WAYS IN WHICH THEIR PROGRAMS WERE SERVING THE EDUCATIONAL NEEDS OF ADULTS AGED 50 AND OVER. FINE ARTS, CRAFTS, HOMEMAKING, BUSINESS EDUCATION, AMERICANIZATION, CIVIC EDUCATION AND SPECIAL FIELDS, VOCATIONAL AND INDUSTRIAL…

  2. 76 FR 76541 - Medicare Program; Availability of Medicare Data for Performance Measurement

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    2011-12-07

    ... 42 CFR Part 401 Medicare Program; Availability of Medicare Data for Performance Measurement; Final... 401 RIN 0938-AQ17 Medicare Program; Availability of Medicare Data for Performance Measurement AGENCY... the comments were from organizations engaged in performance measurement or data aggregation that...

  3. 76 FR 33565 - Medicare Program; Availability of Medicare Data for Performance Measurement

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    2011-06-08

    ... measurement errors and assessing measure reliability. Identifying appropriate peer groups of providers and... 42 CFR Part 401 Medicare Program; Availability of Medicare Data for Performance Measurement; Proposed...-AQ17 Medicare Program; Availability of Medicare Data for Performance Measurement AGENCY: Centers...

  4. 7 CFR 400.51 - Availability of actual production history program.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ... 7 Agriculture 6 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Availability of actual production history program. 400.51 Section 400.51 Agriculture Regulations of the Department of Agriculture (Continued) FEDERAL CROP... History § 400.51 Availability of actual production history program. An Actual Production History...

  5. 7 CFR 400.51 - Availability of actual production history program.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ... 7 Agriculture 6 2014-01-01 2014-01-01 false Availability of actual production history program. 400.51 Section 400.51 Agriculture Regulations of the Department of Agriculture (Continued) FEDERAL CROP... History § 400.51 Availability of actual production history program. An Actual Production History...

  6. 7 CFR 400.51 - Availability of actual production history program.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ... 7 Agriculture 6 2013-01-01 2013-01-01 false Availability of actual production history program. 400.51 Section 400.51 Agriculture Regulations of the Department of Agriculture (Continued) FEDERAL CROP... History § 400.51 Availability of actual production history program. An Actual Production History...

  7. 43 CFR 404.11 - What type of assistance is available under the program?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... 43 Public Lands: Interior 1 2011-10-01 2011-10-01 false What type of assistance is available under the program? 404.11 Section 404.11 Public Lands: Interior Regulations Relating to Public Lands BUREAU OF RECLAMATION, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR RECLAMATION RURAL WATER SUPPLY PROGRAM Overview § 404.11 What type of assistance is available under the...

  8. 7 CFR 400.51 - Availability of actual production history program.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ... 7 Agriculture 6 2012-01-01 2012-01-01 false Availability of actual production history program. 400.51 Section 400.51 Agriculture Regulations of the Department of Agriculture (Continued) FEDERAL CROP... History § 400.51 Availability of actual production history program. An Actual Production History (APH...

  9. 7 CFR 400.51 - Availability of actual production history program.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ... 7 Agriculture 6 2011-01-01 2011-01-01 false Availability of actual production history program. 400.51 Section 400.51 Agriculture Regulations of the Department of Agriculture (Continued) FEDERAL CROP... History § 400.51 Availability of actual production history program. An Actual Production History (APH...

  10. 42 CFR 110.30 - Benefits available to different categories of requesters under this Program.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ... 42 Public Health 1 2013-10-01 2013-10-01 false Benefits available to different categories of requesters under this Program. 110.30 Section 110.30 Public Health PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES VACCINES COUNTERMEASURES INJURY COMPENSATION PROGRAM Available Benefits § 110...

  11. 42 CFR 110.30 - Benefits available to different categories of requesters under this Program.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ... 42 Public Health 1 2014-10-01 2014-10-01 false Benefits available to different categories of requesters under this Program. 110.30 Section 110.30 Public Health PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES VACCINES COUNTERMEASURES INJURY COMPENSATION PROGRAM Available Benefits § 110...

  12. 42 CFR 110.30 - Benefits available to different categories of requesters under this Program.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... 42 Public Health 1 2011-10-01 2011-10-01 false Benefits available to different categories of requesters under this Program. 110.30 Section 110.30 Public Health PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES VACCINES COUNTERMEASURES INJURY COMPENSATION PROGRAM Available Benefits § 110...

  13. 42 CFR 110.30 - Benefits available to different categories of requesters under this Program.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ... 42 Public Health 1 2012-10-01 2012-10-01 false Benefits available to different categories of requesters under this Program. 110.30 Section 110.30 Public Health PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES VACCINES COUNTERMEASURES INJURY COMPENSATION PROGRAM Available Benefits § 110...

  14. 75 FR 36270 - Appraisal Subcommittee; Appraiser Regulation; Privacy Act Implementation

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    2010-06-25

    ... INSTITUTIONS EXAMINATION COUNCIL 12 CFR Part 1102 Appraisal Subcommittee; Appraiser Regulation; Privacy Act Implementation AGENCY: Appraisal Subcommittee of the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council...-7577 or alice@asc.gov ; Appraisal Subcommittee; 1401 H Street, NW., Suite 760, Washington, DC...

  15. Health Risk Appraisal Use at Headquarters

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Borcherding, Donald

    1997-01-01

    Specific topics which relate to the NASA Health Risk Appraisal (HRA) include: (1) What is a HRA?; (2) Risk factors; (3) Program use at NASA Headquarters; (4) An alternative approach; (5) Group HRA reports; and (6) Future considerations and conclusion.

  16. Health Risk Appraisal Use at Headquarters

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Borcherding, Donald

    1997-01-01

    Specific topics which relate to the NASA Health Risk Appraisal (HRA) include: (1) What is a HRA?; (2) Risk factors; (3) Program use at NASA Headquarters; (4) An alternative approach; (5) Group HRA reports; and (6) Future considerations and conclusion.

  17. 7 CFR 1980.444 - Appraisal of property serving as collateral.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ... Program § 1980.444 Appraisal of property serving as collateral. (a) Appraisal reports prepared by... industry and those prepared by the lender in accordance with its policy and procedures. All appraisals will... is made within 3 years from the date of the most recent borrower's appraisal report, and there is no...

  18. Tranexamic acid as part of remote damage-control resuscitation in the prehospital setting: A critical appraisal of the medical literature and available alternatives.

    PubMed

    Ausset, Sylvain; Glassberg, Elon; Nadler, Roy; Sunde, Geir; Cap, Andrew P; Hoffmann, Clément; Plang, Soryapong; Sailliol, Anne

    2015-06-01

    Hemorrhage remains the leading cause of preventable trauma-associated mortality. Interventions that improve prehospital hemorrhage control and resuscitation are needed. Tranexamic acid (TXA) has recently been shown to reduce mortality in trauma patients when administered upon hospital admission, and available data suggest that early dosing confers maximum benefit. Data regarding TXA implementation in prehospital trauma care and analyses of alternatives are lacking. This review examines the available evidence that would inform selection of hemostatic interventions to improve outcomes in prehospital trauma management as part of a broader strategy of "remote damage-control resuscitation" (RDCR). The medical literature available concerning both the safety and the efficacy of TXA and other hemostatic agents was reviewed. TXA use in surgery was studied in 129 randomized controlled trials, and a meta-analysis was identified. More than 800,000 patients were followed up in large cohort study. In trauma, a large randomized controlled trial, the CRASH-2 study, recruited more than 20,000 patients, and two cohort studies studied more than 1,000 war casualties. In the prehospital setting, the US, French, British, and Israeli militaries as well as the British, Norwegian, and Israeli civilian ambulance services have implemented TXA use as part of RDCR policies. Available data support the efficacy and the safety of TXA. High-level evidence supports its use in trauma and strongly suggests that its implementation in the prehospital setting offers a survival advantage to many patients, particularly when evacuation to surgical care may be delayed. TXA plays a central role in the development of RDCR strategies.

  19. 76 FR 21347 - Proposed Pesticide Program's Pilot Fragrance Notification Program; Notice of Availability

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    2011-04-15

    ... comment and with any disk or CD-ROM you submit. If EPA cannot read your comment due to technical..., is not placed on the Internet and will be publicly available only in hard copy form. Publicly..., if only available in hard copy, at the OPP Regulatory Public Docket in Rm. S-4400, One Potomac Yard...

  20. 76 FR 41756 - Notice of Funds Availability Under the Rural Business Enterprise Grant Program To Provide...

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    2011-07-15

    ... Grant Program To Provide Technical Assistance for Rural Transportation Systems AGENCY: Rural Business... funds available under the Rural Business Enterprise Grant (RBEG) Program to provide Technical Assistance... Grants To Provide Technical Assistance for Rural Transportation Systems was published on January 20, 2011...

  1. 13 CFR 124.702 - What types of assistance are available through the 7(j) program?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ... 13 Business Credit and Assistance 1 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false What types of assistance are available through the 7(j) program? 124.702 Section 124.702 Business Credit and Assistance SMALL BUSINESS... through the 7(j) program? Through its private sector service providers, SBA may provide a wide variety...

  2. 75 FR 52303 - Notice of Funding Availability: Rural Development Voucher Program

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    2010-08-25

    ...: Rural Development Voucher Program AGENCY: Rural Housing Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice; Correction..., announcing the funding available for the Rural Development Voucher Program. A correction to the document is..., SW., STOP 0782, Washington, DC 20250-0782, telephone (202) 720-1615. Persons with hearing or speech...

  3. 76 FR 71934 - Tobacco Transition Payment Program; Availability of Current Assessment Methods Determination...

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    2011-11-21

    ... Farm Service Agency Tobacco Transition Payment Program; Availability of Current Assessment Methods... and importer assessments that fund the Tobacco Transition Payment Program (TTPP). It is in response to.... v. Vilsack et al.-- involving the terms and construction of the Fair and Equitable Tobacco Reform...

  4. 13 CFR 124.702 - What types of assistance are available through the 7(j) program?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ... 13 Business Credit and Assistance 1 2014-01-01 2014-01-01 false What types of assistance are available through the 7(j) program? 124.702 Section 124.702 Business Credit and Assistance SMALL BUSINESS... through the 7(j) program? Through its private sector service providers, SBA may provide a wide variety of...

  5. 13 CFR 124.702 - What types of assistance are available through the 7(j) program?

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    2012-01-01

    ... 13 Business Credit and Assistance 1 2012-01-01 2012-01-01 false What types of assistance are available through the 7(j) program? 124.702 Section 124.702 Business Credit and Assistance SMALL BUSINESS... through the 7(j) program? Through its private sector service providers, SBA may provide a wide variety of...

  6. 13 CFR 124.702 - What types of assistance are available through the 7(j) program?

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    2013-01-01

    ... 13 Business Credit and Assistance 1 2013-01-01 2013-01-01 false What types of assistance are available through the 7(j) program? 124.702 Section 124.702 Business Credit and Assistance SMALL BUSINESS... through the 7(j) program? Through its private sector service providers, SBA may provide a wide variety of...

  7. 78 FR 17777 - Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) Program Availability of Application Packages

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    ... Internal Revenue Service Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) Program Availability of Application Packages AGENCY: Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Treasury. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: This document provides notice... must be submitted through Grants.gov . ADDRESSES: Internal Revenue Service, Grant Program Office, 5000...

  8. 78 FR 17776 - Community Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Matching Grant Program-Availability of...

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    ... Internal Revenue Service Community Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Matching Grant Program--Availability of Application Packages AGENCY: Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Treasury. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY... Program is May 31, 2013. All applications must be submitted through Grants.gov . ADDRESSES: Internal...

  9. 77 FR 20694 - Community Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Matching Grant Program-Availability of...

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    ... Internal Revenue Service Community Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Matching Grant Program--Availability of Application Packages AGENCY: Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Treasury. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY... Program is May 31, 2012. All applications must be submitted through Grants.gov . ADDRESSES: Internal...

  10. 77 FR 20695 - Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) Program Availability of Application Packages

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    ... Internal Revenue Service Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) Program Availability of Application Packages AGENCY: Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Treasury. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: This document provides notice... must be submitted through Grants.gov . ADDRESSES: Internal Revenue Service, Grant Program Office, 5000...

  11. 75 FR 1755 - Public Telecommunications Facilities Program: Notice of Availability of Funds

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    ... National Telecommunications and Information Administration Public Telecommunications Facilities Program: Notice of Availability of Funds AGENCY: National Telecommunications and Information Administration, U.S.... SUMMARY: On December 2, 2009, the National Telecommunications and Information Administration...

  12. 78 FR 29428 - Availability of Noise Compatibility Program for Chicago Midway International Airport, Chicago...

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    ... Federal Aviation Administration Availability of Noise Compatibility Program for Chicago Midway International Airport, Chicago, Illinois AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: The FAA announces its determination that the noise exposure maps submitted by the City of Chicago...

  13. Breast Self-Examination: Programs and Materials Available for Teaching and Research

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    Greco, Linda Del; Desmeules, Louise

    1985-01-01

    There is an abundance of information of breast self-examination (BSE) as a method of detecting breast cancer. This article describes the various teaching programs and sources of information available to physician, nurse and patient. Materials featuring old, young, black or white women are available; many can be obtained in English, French, Spanish and Braille. These materials range from annotated bibliographies, pamphlets and research reports to programs of continuing education for physicians, nurses and patients. PMID:21274089

  14. Utilizing Team Debate to Increase Student Abilities for Mentoring and Critical Appraisal of Global Health Care in Doctor of Nursing Practice Programs.

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    Elliott, Naomi; Farnum, Karen; Beauchesne, Michelle

    2016-01-01

    Although graduates of doctor of nursing practice (DNP) programs are expected to demonstrate competence in advanced clinical scholarship, mentoring, and leadership, little is published about how team debate on a global health care topic supports DNP student learning and skill development. This article reports on an illuminative evaluation of DNP student learning experiences of team debate in the context of a 2-week international school program in Ireland. A focused illuminative evaluation approach involving a cohort of seven DNP students, who had participated in an international school team debate, was used. Data were collected using a Web-based qualitative questionnaire designed to elicit in-depth reflective accounts of DNP students' learning experiences. Content analysis revealed that team debate on a global health care topic enhanced learning in relation to fostering critical thinking and critical appraisal skills; encouraging teamwork; providing opportunities for mentoring, relationship building, and socialization into profession; and, from the DNP student perspective, increasing knowledge and global understanding of health care. This evaluation provides insights for nurse educators into the benefits of introducing team debate as a group activity to enhancing scholarly inquiry and mentoring skills of DNP students. Further research to evaluate team debate in other nurse education programs is needed. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  15. Accessibility and Availability of Online Information for Orthopedic Surgery Residency Programs

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    Davidson, Austin R.; Loftis, Christopher M.; Throckmorton, Thomas W.

    2016-01-01

    Abstract Background Prospective orthopedic residency applicants commonly use one of three databases to identify potential programs: Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), American Medical Association (FREIDA), or Orthogate. org. In addition, institutional websites are typically the primary source of information once programs are identified. We sought to evaluate the databases and websites used by prospective orthopedic surgery applicants for content and accessibility. We hypothesized that information would be more available in comparison to previous studies but would still fail to provide complete, up to date program information for the prospective applicant. Methods Three online databases were queried in December 2014 to compile a list of orthopedic residency programs in the United States. This combined list was used as a basis for evaluating individual institution websites. Previously described criteria were used to evaluate the availability of information contained within orthopedic surgery residency websites. Results At the time of online review, 157 programs were identified. Depending on the database in question, up to 33% of programs either did not provide a link or listed a non-functioning link. Among the variety of evaluated criteria, inclusion of the information varied between 12% and 97% for the individual program websites. Conclusions Online databases are useful in listing programs, but individual program details and direct functional links are lacking. Most program websites contain varying degrees of desired information; however, not all programs maintain websites which consistently provide information to satisfy the evaluated criteria in this study. Improved online accessibility and availability of information for residency programs would increase their visibility and utility for prospective applicants. PMID:27528832

  16. Accessibility and Availability of Online Information for Orthopedic Surgery Residency Programs.

    PubMed

    Davidson, Austin R; Loftis, Christopher M; Throckmorton, Thomas W; Kelly, Derek M

    2016-01-01

    Prospective orthopedic residency applicants commonly use one of three databases to identify potential programs: Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), American Medical Association (FREIDA), or Orthogate. org. In addition, institutional websites are typically the primary source of information once programs are identified. We sought to evaluate the databases and websites used by prospective orthopedic surgery applicants for content and accessibility. We hypothesized that information would be more available in comparison to previous studies but would still fail to provide complete, up to date program information for the prospective applicant. Three online databases were queried in December 2014 to compile a list of orthopedic residency programs in the United States. This combined list was used as a basis for evaluating individual institution websites. Previously described criteria were used to evaluate the availability of information contained within orthopedic surgery residency websites. At the time of online review, 157 programs were identified. Depending on the database in question, up to 33% of programs either did not provide a link or listed a non-functioning link. Among the variety of evaluated criteria, inclusion of the information varied between 12% and 97% for the individual program websites. Online databases are useful in listing programs, but individual program details and direct functional links are lacking. Most program websites contain varying degrees of desired information; however, not all programs maintain websites which consistently provide information to satisfy the evaluated criteria in this study. Improved online accessibility and availability of information for residency programs would increase their visibility and utility for prospective applicants.

  17. Availability and Diversity of Training Programs for Responders to International Disasters and Complex Humanitarian Emergencies

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    Jacquet, Gabrielle A.; Obi, Chioma C.; Chang, Mary P.; Bayram, Jamil D.

    2014-01-01

    Introduction: Volunteers and members of relief organizations increasingly seek formal training prior to international field deployment. This paper identifies training programs for personnel responding to international disasters and complex humanitarian emergencies, and provides concise information – if available- regarding the founding organization, year established, location, cost, duration of training, participants targeted, and the content of each program. Methods: An environmental scan was conducted through a combination of a peer-reviewed literature search and an open Internet search for the training programs. Literature search engines included EMBASE, Cochrane, Scopus, PubMed, Web of Science databases using the search terms “international,” “disaster,” “complex humanitarian emergencies,” “training,” and “humanitarian response”. Both searches were conducted between January 2, 2013 and September 12, 2013. Results: 14 peer-reviewed articles mentioned or described eight training programs, while open Internet search revealed 13 additional programs. In total, twenty-one training programs were identified as currently available for responders to international disasters and CHE. Each of the programs identified has different goals and objectives, duration, expenses, targeted trainees and modules. Each of the programs identified has different goals and objectives, duration, expenses, targeted trainees and modules. Seven programs (33%) are free of charge and four programs (19%) focus on the mental aspects of disasters. The mean duration for each training program is 5 to 7 days. Fourteen of the trainings are conducted in multiple locations (66%), two in Cuba (9%) and two in Australia (9%). The cost-reported in US dollars- ranges from $100 to $2,400 with a mean cost of $480 and a median cost of $135. Most of the programs are open to the public, but some are only available by invitation only, such as the International Mobilization Preparation for

  18. [Appraisal: a concept analysis].

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    Kuo, Chia-Chi; Lin, Chiu-Chu; Ma, Shu-Ching

    2007-04-01

    Appraisal is a cognitive response by an individual facing an event within a given environment. When the individual has passed through a thought process that gives the event meaning, the coping process is finally completed. Coping heightens an individual's well-being. Negative appraisal will induce an emotional coping response and affect one's quality of life, mental state and health. Several researchers applied the concept of appraisal to their disciplines. The concept of appraisal, however, is poorly defined. This article applies the methodology outlined by Walker and Avant (1995) to analyze the concept of appraisal. The definition of appraisal, examples, and empirical references provided in this paper will be useful in nursing practice in relation to the role of appraisal in coping.

  19. 75 FR 78674 - Emergency Food Assistance Program; Availability of Foods for Fiscal Year 2011

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    ... Food and Nutrition Service Emergency Food Assistance Program; Availability of Foods for Fiscal Year 2011 AGENCY: Food and Nutrition Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: This notice announces the surplus and purchased foods that the Department expects to make available for donation to States for use...

  20. 78 FR 7750 - Emergency Food Assistance Program; Availability of Foods for Fiscal Year 2013

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    2013-02-04

    ... Food and Nutrition Service Emergency Food Assistance Program; Availability of Foods for Fiscal Year 2013 AGENCY: Food and Nutrition Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: This notice announces the surplus and purchased foods that the Department expects to make available for donation to States for use...

  1. 76 FR 74849 - Fund Availability Under the Supportive Services for Veteran Families Program

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    2011-12-01

    ... and significant increase in utility costs; f. Mental health and substance use issues; g. Physical... AFFAIRS Fund Availability Under the Supportive Services for Veteran Families Program AGENCY: Department of... availability of funds for supportive services grants under the Supportive Services for Veteran Families...

  2. 42 CFR 102.30 - Benefits available to different categories of requesters under this program.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES VACCINES SMALLPOX COMPENSATION PROGRAM Available Benefits § 102.30 Benefits... vaccine recipients and vaccinia contacts. A requester who is an eligible smallpox vaccine recipient or... vaccine recipient or vaccinia contact may be entitled to receive a death benefit. (c) Benefits available...

  3. 42 CFR 102.30 - Benefits available to different categories of requesters under this program.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ... HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES VACCINES SMALLPOX COMPENSATION PROGRAM Available Benefits § 102.30 Benefits... vaccine recipients and vaccinia contacts. A requester who is an eligible smallpox vaccine recipient or... vaccine recipient or vaccinia contact may be entitled to receive a death benefit. (c) Benefits available...

  4. 42 CFR 102.30 - Benefits available to different categories of requesters under this program.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ... HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES VACCINES SMALLPOX COMPENSATION PROGRAM Available Benefits § 102.30 Benefits... vaccine recipients and vaccinia contacts. A requester who is an eligible smallpox vaccine recipient or... vaccine recipient or vaccinia contact may be entitled to receive a death benefit. (c) Benefits available...

  5. 42 CFR 102.30 - Benefits available to different categories of requesters under this program.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ... HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES VACCINES SMALLPOX COMPENSATION PROGRAM Available Benefits § 102.30 Benefits... vaccine recipients and vaccinia contacts. A requester who is an eligible smallpox vaccine recipient or... vaccine recipient or vaccinia contact may be entitled to receive a death benefit. (c) Benefits available...

  6. 42 CFR 102.30 - Benefits available to different categories of requesters under this program.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ... HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES VACCINES SMALLPOX COMPENSATION PROGRAM Available Benefits § 102.30 Benefits... vaccine recipients and vaccinia contacts. A requester who is an eligible smallpox vaccine recipient or... vaccine recipient or vaccinia contact may be entitled to receive a death benefit. (c) Benefits available...

  7. 78 FR 57845 - Notice of Availability (NOA) for Strategic Network Optimization (SNO) Program Environmental...

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    2013-09-20

    ... of the Secretary Notice of Availability (NOA) for Strategic Network Optimization (SNO) Program Environmental Assessment AGENCY: Defense Logistics Agency, DoD. ACTION: Notice of Availability (NOA) for... period will end 30 days after publication of this NOA in the Federal Register. Comments received by...

  8. Availability and characteristics of abortion training in US ob-gyn residency programs: a national survey.

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    Turk, Jema K; Preskill, Felisa; Landy, Uta; Rocca, Corinne H; Steinauer, Jody E

    2014-04-01

    To assess the availability and characteristics of abortion training in US ob-gyn residency programs. We surveyed fourth-year residents at US residency programs by email regarding availability and type of abortion training, procedural experience and self-assessed competence in abortion skills. We conducted multivariable, ordinal logistic regression with general estimating equations to determine individual-level and resident-reported, program-level correlates of quantity of uterine evacuation procedures done during residency. Three hundred sixty-two residents provided data, representing 161 of the 240 residency programs contacted. Access to training in elective abortion was available to most respondents: 54% reported routine training--where abortion training was routinely scheduled; 30% reported opt-in training--where training was available but not routinely integrated; and 16% reported that elective abortion training was not available. Residents in programs with routine elective abortion training and those who intended to do abortions before residency did a greater number of first-trimester manual uterine aspiration and second-trimester dilation and evacuation procedures than those without routine training. Similarly, routine, integrated training, even for indications other than elective abortion, correlated with more clinical experience (all p<.01, odds ratio and confidence interval shown below). There is a strong independent relationship between routine training and greater clinical experience with uterine aspiration procedures. Copyright © 2014 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  9. Cardiac rehabilitation in Canada and Arab countries: comparing availability and program characteristics.

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    Turk-Adawi, Karam I; Terzic, Carmen; Bjarnason-Wehrens, Birna; Grace, Sherry L

    2015-11-26

    Despite the high burden of cardiovascular diseases in Arab countries, little is known about cardiac rehabilitation (CR) delivery. This study assessed availability, and CR program characteristics in the Arab World, compared to Canada. A questionnaire incorporating items from 4 national / regional published CR program surveys was created for this cross-sectional study. The survey was emailed to all Arab CR program contacts that were identified through published studies, conference abstracts, a snowball sampling strategy, and other key informants from the 22 Arab countries. An online survey link was also emailed to all contacts in the Canadian Association of Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation directory. Descriptive statistics were used to describe all closed-ended items in the survey. All open-ended responses were coded using an interpretive-descriptive approach. Eight programs were identified in Arab countries, of which 5 (62.5 %) participated; 128 programs were identified in Canada, of which 39 (30.5%) participated. There was consistency in core components delivered in Arab countries and Canada; however, Arab programs more often delivered women-only classes. Lack of human resources was perceived as the greatest barrier to CR provision in all settings, with space also a barrier in Arab settings, and financial resources in Canada. The median number of patients served per program was 300 for Canada vs. 200 for Arab countries. Availability of CR programs in Arab countries is incredibly limited, despite the fact that most responses stemmed from high-income countries. Where available, CR programs in Arab countries appear to be delivered in a manner consistent with Canada.

  10. 7 CFR 764.356 - Appraisal and valuation requirements.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ... 7 Agriculture 7 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Appraisal and valuation requirements. 764.356 Section 764.356 Agriculture Regulations of the Department of Agriculture (Continued) FARM SERVICE AGENCY, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE SPECIAL PROGRAMS DIRECT LOAN MAKING Emergency Loan Program § 764.356 Appraisal...

  11. A study of N-version programming and its impact on software availability

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    Xie, Min; Xiong, Chengjie; Ng, Szu-Hui

    2014-10-01

    N-version programming is a useful approach to improve the quality of software, especially for safety-critical systems. Positive performance in enhancing software availability is an expected result. In this paper, a software availability model for the study of the impact of N-version programming technique is proposed and investigated. The characteristics of the N-version software system and its operation and failure process are analysed. Based on this analysis, the time-dependent behaviour of the software system, which alternates between online and offline states, is described using a Markov chain. This model derives quantitative measures of software availability. Numerical examples and comparisons are also presented in this paper to directly illustrate N-version programming's positive impact on software availability measures. N-version programming generally provides a positive impact on the system. However, it does not always guarantee a higher availability performance. General recommendations are provided on N-version software structure design based on cost-effective criteria.

  12. Satisfaction with Space Available Dental Care and the Active Duty Dependents Dental Insurance Program

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1990-06-25

    availability of space available military dental care is found. Less than 10% of Army families belong to other civilian dental insurance programs. Leading ...no choi e. Leading reasons for nonenrollment include easy access to dental cLre for dependents in military clinics and the limited scope of services...extractions (tooth removal), (f) partial or full dentures , (g) sealants, (h) other, or (i) I do not know. With regard to cost of an expanded plan, we askd

  13. 75 FR 81605 - Endocrine Disruptor Screening Program (EDSP); Announcing the Availability of a Draft for Weight...

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    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY Endocrine Disruptor Screening Program (EDSP); Announcing the Availability of a Draft for Weight-of... CONTACT. List of Subjects Environmental protection, Endocrine disruptors, Screening assays, Weight-of...

  14. 76 FR 8741 - National Toxicology Program (NTP): Office of Liaison, Policy, and Review; Availability of Draft...

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    ... at http://ntp.niehs.nih.gov/go/36051 ) that will be peer-reviewed by an NTP Technical Reports Peer... information, when available, will be posted on the NTP Web site ( http://ntp.niehs.nih.gov/go/36051 ) or may... NTP testing program is found at http://ntp.niehs.nih.gov/go/test . Attendance and Registration The...

  15. Availability of High School Extracurricular Sports Programs and High-Risk Behaviors

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    Cohen, Deborah A.; Taylor, Stephanie L.; Zonta, Michela; Vestal, Katherine D.; Schuster, Mark A.

    2007-01-01

    Background: The Surgeon General has called for an expansion of school-based extracurricular sports programs to address the obesity epidemic. However, little is known about the availability of and participation in high school extracurricular sports and how participation in these sports is related to high-risk behaviors. Methods: We surveyed Los…

  16. 78 FR 28947 - Fund Availability Under VA's Homeless Providers Grant and Per Diem Program (VANS)

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    2013-05-16

    ... CFR 61.1. Authority: Funding applied for under this Notice is authorized by title 38 U.S.C. 2011, 2012... section sets forth provisions for obtaining a van capital grant under 38 U.S.C. 2011. In addition to being... AFFAIRS Fund Availability Under VA's Homeless Providers Grant and Per Diem Program (VANS)...

  17. Implementation and Evaluation of a Condom Availability Program on a College Campus: Lessons from the Field

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    Eastman-Mueller, Heather P.; Gomez-Scott, Jessica R.; Jung, Ae-Kyung; Oswalt, Sara B.; Hagglund, Kristofer

    2016-01-01

    The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advocate access to condoms as a critical sexual health prevention strategy. The purpose of this article is to discuss the implementation and evaluation of a condom availability program using dispensing machines in residence halls at a Midwestern U.S. university. Undergraduate students (N = 337)…

  18. 75 FR 3517 - Notice of Funding Availability for the Small Business Transportation Resource Center Program

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    2010-01-21

    ... Office of the Secretary Notice of Funding Availability for the Small Business Transportation Resource... Resource Center (SBTRC) program in the Southwest Region, the South Atlantic Region, and the Mid-South... term ``small business'' will refer to: 8(a), Disadvantaged business enterprises (DBE), women owned...

  19. 76 FR 60022 - Endocrine Disruptor Screening Program; Weight-of-Evidence Guidance Document; Notice of Availability

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    2011-09-28

    ... the endocrine system. The combined results and information will also be used to identify which tests... AGENCY Endocrine Disruptor Screening Program; Weight-of-Evidence Guidance Document; Notice of Availability AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: EPA's Endocrine Disruptor...

  20. 78 FR 19183 - Notice of Funding Availability for the Rural Energy for America Program

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    2013-03-29

    .... (6) Hybrid projects. If the application is for a hybrid project, technical reports, as required under... applicable. For hybrid applications, each technical report will be evaluated and scored based on its own... Availability (NOFA) announces the acceptance of applications under the Rural Energy for America Program...

  1. 78 FR 54657 - Guidance for Tobacco Retailers on Tobacco Retailer Training Programs; Availability

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    2013-09-05

    ... HUMAN SERVICES Food and Drug Administration Guidance for Tobacco Retailers on Tobacco Retailer Training... Drug Administration (FDA) is announcing the availability of a guidance for tobacco retailers entitled ``Tobacco Retailer Training Programs.'' The Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act (Tobacco...

  2. 13 CFR 124.702 - What types of assistance are available through the 7(j) program?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ... 13 Business Credit and Assistance 1 2011-01-01 2011-01-01 false What types of assistance are available through the 7(j) program? 124.702 Section 124.702 Business Credit and Assistance SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION 8(a) BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT/SMALL DISADVANTAGED BUSINESS STATUS DETERMINATIONS 8(a) Business...

  3. Beers-Fick criteria and drugs available through the Farmácia Dose Certa program.

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    Lucchetti, Giancarlo; Lucchetti, Alessandra Lamas Granero; Pires, Sueli Luciano; Gorzoni, Milton Luiz

    2011-01-06

    Farmácia Dose Certa is a program available in the State of São Paulo that is a national reference for providing drugs free of charge to the population. Elderly people receiving care deserve special attention regarding drugs that are appropriate for their age group. The objective was to assess the drugs in the program considered to be inappropriate for the elderly. Descriptive study evaluating free drug distribution in the State of São Paulo, Brazil. Following the criteria proposed by Beers and Fick (drugs or drug classes that should be avoided among elderly people, independent of the diagnosis or clinical condition, because of the high risk of side effects and because other, safer drugs are available), the drugs in the Farmácia Dose Certa program that might be inappropriate for elderly people and the levels of evidence for each drug included were assessed. Among the available drugs, 10 (25.6%) were included within the Beers-Fick criteria. The drugs selected were: amitriptyline, cimetidine, diazepam, digoxin, fluoxetine, methyldopa, nifedipine, promethazine, thioridazine and ferrous sulfate. The list of drugs available within the Farmácia Dose Certa program may be considered appropriate for the general population, but not completely for the elderly population. Adjusting this list to the pharmacological aspects of aging will reduce the risks of drug interactions, falls, mental confusion and excessive sedation that result from drugs that are considered inappropriate for consumption by elderly people.

  4. 49 CFR 1546.103 - Form, content, and availability of security program.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... 49 Transportation 9 2011-10-01 2011-10-01 false Form, content, and availability of security program. 1546.103 Section 1546.103 Transportation Other Regulations Relating to Transportation (Continued) TRANSPORTATION SECURITY ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY CIVIL AVIATION SECURITY FOREIGN...

  5. 49 CFR 1546.103 - Form, content, and availability of security program.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ... 49 Transportation 9 2013-10-01 2013-10-01 false Form, content, and availability of security program. 1546.103 Section 1546.103 Transportation Other Regulations Relating to Transportation (Continued) TRANSPORTATION SECURITY ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY CIVIL AVIATION SECURITY FOREIGN...

  6. 49 CFR 1546.103 - Form, content, and availability of security program.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ... 49 Transportation 9 2014-10-01 2014-10-01 false Form, content, and availability of security program. 1546.103 Section 1546.103 Transportation Other Regulations Relating to Transportation (Continued) TRANSPORTATION SECURITY ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY CIVIL AVIATION SECURITY FOREIGN...

  7. Implementation and Evaluation of a Condom Availability Program on a College Campus: Lessons from the Field

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    Eastman-Mueller, Heather P.; Gomez-Scott, Jessica R.; Jung, Ae-Kyung; Oswalt, Sara B.; Hagglund, Kristofer

    2016-01-01

    The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advocate access to condoms as a critical sexual health prevention strategy. The purpose of this article is to discuss the implementation and evaluation of a condom availability program using dispensing machines in residence halls at a Midwestern U.S. university. Undergraduate students (N = 337)…

  8. Data Availability in Appliance Standards and Labeling Program Development and Evaluation

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    Romankiewicz, John; Khanna, Nina; Vine, Edward; Zhou, Nan

    2013-05-01

    In this report, we describe the necessary data inputs for both standards development and program evaluation and perform an initial assessment of the availability and uncertainty of those data inputs in China. For standards development, we find that China and its standards and labeling program administrators currently has access to the basic market and technical data needed for conducting market and technology assessment and technological and economic analyses. Some data, such as shipments data, is readily available from the China Energy Label product registration database while the availability of other data, including average unit energy consumption, prices and design options, needs improvement. Unlike some other countries such as the United States, most of the necessary data for conducting standards development analyses are not publicly available or compiled in a consolidated data source. In addition, improved data on design and efficiency options as well as cost data (e.g., manufacturing costs, mark-ups, production and product use-phase costs) – key inputs to several technoeconomic analyses – are particularly in need given China’s unconsolidated manufacturing industry. For program evaluation, we find that while China can conduct simple savings evaluations on its incentive programs with the data it currently has available from the Ministry of Finance – the program administrator, the savings estimates produced by such an evaluation will carry high uncertainty. As such, China could benefit from an increase in surveying and metering in the next one to three years to decrease the uncertainty surrounding key data points such as unit energy savings and free ridership.

  9. Availability and Capacity of Substance Abuse Programs in Correctional Settings: A Classification and Regression Tree Analysis

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    Kitsantas, Panagiota

    2009-01-01

    Objective to be addressed The purpose of this study was to investigate the structural and organizational factors that contribute to the availability and increased capacity for substance abuse treatment programs in correctional settings. We used Classification and Regression Tree statistical procedures to identify how multi-level data can explain the variability in availability and capacity of substance abuse treatment programs in jails and probation/parole offices. Methods The data for this study combined the National Criminal Justice Treatment Practices survey (NCJTP) and the 2000 Census. The NCJTP survey was a nationally representative sample of correctional administrators for jails and probation/parole agencies. The sample size included 295 substance abuse treatment programs that were classified according to the intensity of their services: high, medium, and low. The independent variables included jurisdictional-level structural variables, attributes of the correctional administrators, and program and service delivery characteristics of the correctional agency. Results The two most important variables in predicting the availability of all three types of services were stronger working relationships with other organizations and the adoption of a standardized substance abuse screening tool by correctional agencies. For high and medium intensive programs, the capacity increased when an organizational learning strategy was used by administrators and the organization used a substance abuse screening tool. Implications on advancing treatment practices in correctional settings are discussed, including further work to test theories on how to better understand access to intensive treatment services. This study presents the first phase of understanding capacity-related issues regarding treatment programs offered in correctional settings. PMID:19395204

  10. Coupled Climate Model Appraisal a Benchmark for Future Studies

    SciTech Connect

    Phillips, T J; AchutaRao, K; Bader, D; Covey, C; Doutriaux, C M; Fiorino, M; Gleckler, P J; Sperber, K R; Taylor, K E

    2005-08-22

    The Program for Climate Model Diagnosis and Intercomparison (PCMDI) has produced an extensive appraisal of simulations of present-day climate by eleven representative coupled ocean-atmosphere general circulation models (OAGCMs) which were developed during the period 1995-2002. Because projections of potential future global climate change are derived chiefly from OAGCMs, there is a continuing need to test the credibility of these predictions by evaluating model performance in simulating the historically observed climate. For example, such an evaluation is an integral part of the periodic assessments of climate change that are reported by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. The PCMDI appraisal thus provides a useful benchmark for future studies of this type. The appraisal mainly analyzed multi-decadal simulations of present-day climate by models that employed diverse representations of climate processes for atmosphere, ocean, sea ice, and land, as well as different techniques for coupling these components (see Table). The selected models were a subset of those entered in phase 2 of the Coupled Model Intercomparison Project (CMIP2, Covey et al. 2003). For these ''CMIP2+ models'', more atmospheric or oceanic variables were provided than the minimum requirements for participation in CMIP2. However, the appraisal only considered those climate variables that were supplied from most of the CMIP2+ models. The appraisal focused on three facets of the simulations of current global climate: (1) secular trends in simulation time series which would be indicative of a problematical ''coupled climate drift''; (2) comparisons of temporally averaged fields of simulated atmospheric and oceanic climate variables with available observational climatologies; and (3) correspondences between simulated and observed modes of climatic variability. Highlights of these climatic aspects manifested by different CMIP2+ simulations are briefly discussed here.

  11. Limited supermarket availability is not associated with obesity risk among participants in the Kansas WIC Program.

    PubMed

    Ford, Paula B; Dzewaltowski, David A

    2010-10-01

    Socioecological theory and a growing body of research suggests that geographic, racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic disparities in the prevalence of obesity are linked to disparities in the availability of food retail outlets that provide healthy food options. We examined the availability of food stores for low-income women in Kansas and tested whether food store availability was associated with obesity using cross-sectional, geocoded data from women participating in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) (n = 21,166) in Kansas. The availability and density of food stores within a 1, 3, and 5 mile radius of residence was determined, and multivariate logistic regression was used to examine the association of food store availability with obesity. The availability of convenience, grocery stores, and supermarkets varied across the urban-rural continuum, but the majority of WIC recipients lived within a 1 mile radius of a small grocery store. WIC participants in micropolitan areas had the greatest availability of food stores within a 1 mile radius of residence. Availability and density of food stores was not associated with obesity in metropolitan and rural areas, but availability and density of any type of food store was associated with an increased risk of obesity among WIC recipients in micropolitan areas. These results suggest that limited spatial availability of grocery stores and supermarkets does not contribute to obesity risk among low-income WIC recipients in Kansas, and that urban influence moderates the contribution of food environments to obesity.

  12. Appraising Reading Achievement.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Ediger, Marlow

    To determine quality sequence in pupil progress, evaluation approaches need to be used which guide the teacher to assist learners to attain optimally. Teachers must use a variety of procedures to appraise student achievement in reading, because no one approach is adequate. Appraisal approaches might include: (1) observation and subsequent…

  13. Geoscience at Community Colleges: Availability of Programs and Geoscience Student Pathways

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Gonzales, L. M.; Keane, C. M.; Houlton, H. R.

    2011-12-01

    Community colleges served over 7.5 million students in 2009, and have a more diverse student population than four-year institutions. In 2008, 58% of community college students were women and 33% of students were underrepresented minorities. Community colleges provide a large diverse pool of untapped talent for the geosciences and for all science and engineering disciplines. The most recent data from NSF's 2006 NSCRG database indicate that within the physical sciences, 43% of Bachelor's, 31% of Master's and 28% of Doctoral recipients had attended community college. Until recently, fine-grained datasets for examining the prevalence of community college education in geoscience students' academic pathways has not been available. Additionally, there has been limited information regarding the availability of geoscience programs and courses at community colleges. In 2011, the American Geological Institute (AGI) expanded its Directory of Geoscience Departments (DGD) to cover 434 community colleges that offer either geoscience programs and/or geoscience curriculum, and launched the first pilot of a standardized National Geoscience Exit Survey. The survey collects information not only about students' pathways in the university system and future academic and career plans, but also about community college attendance including geoscience course enrollments and Associate's degrees. The National Geoscience Exit Survey will be available to all U.S. geoscience programs at two- and four-year colleges and universities by the end of the 2011-2012 academic year, and will also establish a longitudinal survey effort to track students through their careers. Whereas the updated DGD now provides wider coverage of geoscience faculty members and programs at community colleges, the Exit Survey provides a rich dataset for mapping the flow of students from community colleges to university geoscience programs. We will discuss the availability of geoscience courses and programs at community

  14. Appraisal and evaluation of the workshop instruction program for untrained health sciences library managers in Region VIII: 1976-1978.

    PubMed

    Gadzikowski, C

    1982-04-01

    A study was conducted to determine whether the basic skills workshop offered by the Midcontinental Regional Medical Library Program from 1976 through 1978 should be revised. Results indicated that a majority of workshop participants were library managers in hospitals with under 200 beds. Workshop attendance was most helpful in libraries where new services were initiated after the workshop, although existing services (particularly interlibrary loan) were noticeably improved. Cataloging was considered to be the most useful workshop topic by former participants. Increased emphasis on administrative functions and on the provision of reference services was recommended.

  15. Availability of Health-Related Programs in Private and Public Prisons.

    PubMed

    Baćak, Valerio; Ridgeway, Greg

    2017-01-01

    Little is known about the resources available to protect inmates' health in private prisons compared to their public counterparts. This is the first national-level study that exclusively examined the availability of health-related programs in private and public prisons in the United States. We applied propensity score weighting and doubly robust estimation to compare private prisons to comparable public prisons. Data were self-reported by prison administrators as part of the 2005 Census of State and Federal Adult Correctional Facilities. We found that private prisons offered fewer substance dependency, psychological/psychiatric, and HIV/AIDS-related programs. But the differences were progressively reduced when the comparison was limited to public prisons most similar on a variety of facility-level characteristics. The extent to which the two types of prisons differ is closely tied to the characteristics of the facilities that are compared.

  16. 24 CFR 200.200 - What is the Appraiser Roster?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ... 24 Housing and Urban Development 2 2012-04-01 2012-04-01 false What is the Appraiser Roster? 200.200 Section 200.200 Housing and Urban Development Regulations Relating to Housing and Urban... HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT GENERAL INTRODUCTION TO FHA PROGRAMS Appraiser Roster § 200.200 What is...

  17. 49 CFR 24.103 - Criteria for appraisals.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ... Transportation Office of the Secretary of Transportation UNIFORM RELOCATION ASSISTANCE AND REAL PROPERTY ACQUISITION FOR FEDERAL AND FEDERALLY-ASSISTED PROGRAMS Real Property Acquisition § 24.103 Criteria for appraisals. (a) Appraisal requirements. This section sets forth the requirements for real property...

  18. 28 CFR 345.41 - Performance appraisal for inmate workers.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ... 28 Judicial Administration 2 2012-07-01 2012-07-01 false Performance appraisal for inmate workers. 345.41 Section 345.41 Judicial Administration FEDERAL PRISON INDUSTRIES, INC., DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE FEDERAL PRISON INDUSTRIES (FPI) INMATE WORK PROGRAMS Inmate Worker Standards and Performance Appraisal...

  19. 28 CFR 345.41 - Performance appraisal for inmate workers.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ... 28 Judicial Administration 2 2011-07-01 2011-07-01 false Performance appraisal for inmate workers. 345.41 Section 345.41 Judicial Administration FEDERAL PRISON INDUSTRIES, INC., DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE FEDERAL PRISON INDUSTRIES (FPI) INMATE WORK PROGRAMS Inmate Worker Standards and Performance Appraisal...

  20. 28 CFR 345.41 - Performance appraisal for inmate workers.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ... 28 Judicial Administration 2 2013-07-01 2013-07-01 false Performance appraisal for inmate workers. 345.41 Section 345.41 Judicial Administration FEDERAL PRISON INDUSTRIES, INC., DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE FEDERAL PRISON INDUSTRIES (FPI) INMATE WORK PROGRAMS Inmate Worker Standards and Performance Appraisal...

  1. 28 CFR 345.41 - Performance appraisal for inmate workers.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ... 28 Judicial Administration 2 2014-07-01 2014-07-01 false Performance appraisal for inmate workers. 345.41 Section 345.41 Judicial Administration FEDERAL PRISON INDUSTRIES, INC., DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE FEDERAL PRISON INDUSTRIES (FPI) INMATE WORK PROGRAMS Inmate Worker Standards and Performance Appraisal...

  2. 12 CFR 1102.305 - Publicly available records.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ... 12 Banks and Banking 9 2012-01-01 2012-01-01 false Publicly available records. 1102.305 Section... the Federal Register; (C) Administrative staff manuals and instructions to staff that affect a member... ASC's field review of the State agency's appraiser regulatory program. (c) Applicable fees. (1)...

  3. Feasibility and use of school-based condom availability programs in Tijuana, Mexico.

    PubMed

    Zellner, Jennifer A; Martinez-Donate, Ana P; Hovell, Melbourne F; Sipan, Carol L; Blumberg, Elaine J; Carrizosa, Claudia M; Rovniak, Liza

    2006-11-01

    Condom availability programs (CAPs) may increase access to condoms and contribute to increased condom use among youth. This study describes the characteristics, degree of satisfaction, and gender differences among users of a CAP implemented in two high schools in Tijuana (Baja California, Mexico). A kiosk distributing free male condoms was set up in two high schools in Tijuana. Kiosk users (N=570) were more likely to be male, young, and/or enrolled in a lower SES school. Most kiosk users were either sexually active or planning to have sex. Females were less likely to request condoms and to continue using the kiosk, but more likely to request information on other contraceptive methods. Results demonstrate the feasibility of implementing CAPs in Mexican schools and suggest that these programs can improve adolescents' condom access.

  4. 25 CFR 170.616 - How are advance payments made when additional IRR Program funds are made available after...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ... 25 Indians 1 2011-04-01 2011-04-01 false How are advance payments made when additional IRR Program... are advance payments made when additional IRR Program funds are made available after execution of the self-governance agreement? When additional IRR Program funds are available, following the procedures...

  5. 25 CFR 170.616 - How are advance payments made when additional IRR Program funds are made available after...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ... 25 Indians 1 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false How are advance payments made when additional IRR Program... are advance payments made when additional IRR Program funds are made available after execution of the self-governance agreement? When additional IRR Program funds are available, following the procedures...

  6. Updating the programming of a precision grip is a function of recent history of available feedback.

    PubMed

    Whitwell, Robert L; Goodale, Melvyn A

    2009-04-01

    In a recent study (Whitwell et al. in Exp Brain Res 185:111-119, 2008), we showed that the visuomotor system is "cognitively impenetrable" to the extent that explicit predictive knowledge of the availability of visual feedback on an upcoming trial fails to optimize grasping. The results suggested that the effects of trial history, rather than the anticipatory knowledge of the nature of an upcoming trial, plays the most significant role in how the availability of visual feedback is exploited by the visuomotor system when programming grip aperture (e.g., opening the hand wider when visual feedback is unavailable). Here, we provide direct evidence that trial history indeed plays a critical role in the programming of grip aperture. Twelve individuals grasped objects of three different sizes placed at one of two distances either with or without visual feedback of the hand and object (closed- or open-loop trials, respectively). Runs of four consecutive closed- or open-loop trials were interleaved with sequences of closed and open-loop trials that alternated back and forth from trial to trial. Peak grip aperture (PGA) decreased linearly with successive closed-loop trials and increased linearly with successive open-loop trials. We also compared PGA for trials that were preceded by a run of four consecutive closed- (or open-loop) trials with trials that were preceded by only one closed- (or open-loop) trial. This analysis indicated that consistency in the runs of closed- or open-loop trials significantly reduced the effect of the availability of feedback on grasping in the trial following the run. We conclude that while the margin of error observed in precision grasping is largely a function of the availability of visual feedback on the current trial, it is evidently also a function of the recent history of the availability of visual feedback on previous trials.

  7. Trends in linezolid susceptibility patterns: report from the 2002-2003 worldwide Zyvox Annual Appraisal of Potency and Spectrum (ZAAPS) Program.

    PubMed

    Anderegg, Tamara R; Sader, Helio S; Fritsche, Thomas R; Ross, James E; Jones, Ronald N

    2005-07-01

    Linezolid is an important oxazolidinone antimicrobial for the treatment of infections caused by Gram-positive cocci, especially vancomycin-resistant enterococci and oxacillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (ORSA). Since its introduction, however, ribosomal mutations have been detected that produce resistance; thus, longitudinal surveillance remains necessary to monitor for emerging resistance in all geographic areas of oxazolidinone use. The 2003 Zyvox Annual Appraisal of Potency and Spectrum (ZAAPS) Program compared linezolid minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) results with 13-15 comparator antimicrobial agents (8089 isolates) and also with results from an earlier surveillance period (2002). Sampling institutions in the United States of America (USA), Canada, Europe (seven nations), South America (three nations) and the Asia-Pacific (three nations) referred 200 Gram-positive cocci to the central laboratory for MIC processing and identification confirmation. Linezolid resistance (MIC > or = 8 mg/L) was established by alternative susceptibility testing methods as well as by ribosomal target characterisation. Concurrent drug use data were collected. Linezolid activity against the six major organism groups did not vary between years or geographic areas. In contrast, penicillin resistance increased 2% in Streptococcus pneumoniae; macrolide resistance was stable among beta-haemolytic streptococci (19-21%), but increased in S. pneumoniae (+2%); ORSA rates increased 4%; and vancomycin resistance in enterococci was present, but varied markedly by region. Non-clonal linezolid-resistant isolates were detected, each having the same G2576U 23S rRNA target mutation. Furthermore, the first linezolid-resistant, non-USA isolate (S. aureus in Greece) was observed, apparently related to linezolid use. In 2003, near complete activity for linezolid against Gram-positive isolates was again documented (99.93% susceptible) in the ZAAPS Program. Rare linezolid-resistant isolates were

  8. Cognitive appraisals of stereotype threat.

    PubMed

    Berjot, S; Roland-Levy, C; Girault-Lidvan, N

    2011-04-01

    Using the cognitive appraisal conceptualisation of the transactional model of stress, the goal was to assess how victims of stereotype threat respond to this situation in terms of primary appraisals (threat/challenge) and to investigate whether those appraisals may mediate the relation between stereotype threat and performance. Results show that, while participants from North Africa living in France did appraise the situation more as a threat and less as a challenge, only challenge appraisal mediated between stereotype threat and performance.

  9. 43 CFR 404.46 - Who will the appraisal report be provided to?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... 43 Public Lands: Interior 1 2011-10-01 2011-10-01 false Who will the appraisal report be provided to? 404.46 Section 404.46 Public Lands: Interior Regulations Relating to Public Lands BUREAU OF RECLAMATION, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR RECLAMATION RURAL WATER SUPPLY PROGRAM Appraisal Investigations § 404.46 Who will the appraisal report be provide...

  10. 29 CFR 36.425 - Counseling and use of appraisal and counseling materials.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... 29 Labor 1 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 true Counseling and use of appraisal and counseling materials. 36... in Education Programs or Activities Prohibited § 36.425 Counseling and use of appraisal and... sex in the counseling or guidance of students or applicants for admission. (b) Use of appraisal...

  11. 43 CFR 404.42 - How much time is provided to complete an appraisal investigation?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ... 43 Public Lands: Interior 1 2012-10-01 2011-10-01 true How much time is provided to complete an... BUREAU OF RECLAMATION, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR RECLAMATION RURAL WATER SUPPLY PROGRAM Appraisal Investigations § 404.42 How much time is provided to complete an appraisal investigation? An appraisal...

  12. 43 CFR 404.42 - How much time is provided to complete an appraisal investigation?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ... 43 Public Lands: Interior 1 2013-10-01 2013-10-01 false How much time is provided to complete an... BUREAU OF RECLAMATION, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR RECLAMATION RURAL WATER SUPPLY PROGRAM Appraisal Investigations § 404.42 How much time is provided to complete an appraisal investigation? An appraisal...

  13. 43 CFR 404.42 - How much time is provided to complete an appraisal investigation?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ... 43 Public Lands: Interior 1 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false How much time is provided to complete an... BUREAU OF RECLAMATION, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR RECLAMATION RURAL WATER SUPPLY PROGRAM Appraisal Investigations § 404.42 How much time is provided to complete an appraisal investigation? An appraisal...

  14. 43 CFR 404.42 - How much time is provided to complete an appraisal investigation?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ... 43 Public Lands: Interior 1 2014-10-01 2014-10-01 false How much time is provided to complete an... BUREAU OF RECLAMATION, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR RECLAMATION RURAL WATER SUPPLY PROGRAM Appraisal Investigations § 404.42 How much time is provided to complete an appraisal investigation? An appraisal...

  15. 43 CFR 404.42 - How much time is provided to complete an appraisal investigation?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... 43 Public Lands: Interior 1 2011-10-01 2011-10-01 false How much time is provided to complete an... BUREAU OF RECLAMATION, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR RECLAMATION RURAL WATER SUPPLY PROGRAM Appraisal Investigations § 404.42 How much time is provided to complete an appraisal investigation? An appraisal...

  16. Standardized training tools for the UPDRS activities of daily living scale: newly available teaching program.

    PubMed

    Goetz, Christopher G; LeWitt, Peter A; Weidenman, Meredith

    2003-12-01

    The Unified Parkinson's Disease Rating Scale (UPDRS) is the most widely used scale for evaluation of clinical impairment in PD. Whereas the motor section has been studied intensively for clinimetric properties and has an associated training tape, the Activities of Daily Living (ADL) section has been studied less rigorously. In preparation for a multicenter study that planned to use the UPDRS ADL score as an outcome, the authors reviewed the UPDRS ADL scale and designed a teaching program to provide a uniform technique for data acquisition without changing any wording of the primary scale. The teaching program is composed of four components: overall guidelines, clarifying points, recommended strategies, and a teaching videotape. The videotape shows examples of interviewers assessing each ADL item with patients of different disability levels and provides a complete ADL assessment of a single patient. Systematic training and utilization of this teaching program offer the potential for more uniformity in results of ADL assessments conducted in clinical practice and multicenter, international studies of PD. The written materials and videotape belong to the Movement Disorder Society and are available by contacting the MDS central office.

  17. Evaluating the impact of a Connecticut program to reduce availability of unhealthy competitive food in schools.

    PubMed

    Long, Michael W; Henderson, Kathryn E; Schwartz, Marlene B

    2010-10-01

    This article seeks to inform state and local school food policies by evaluating the impact of Connecticut's Healthy Food Certification (HFC), a program which provides monetary incentives to school districts that choose to implement state nutrition standards for all foods sold to students outside reimbursable school meals. Food service directors from all school districts participating in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) (N = 151) in Connecticut were surveyed about the availability of competitive foods before and after the 2006-2007 implementation of HFC. Food categories were coded as healthy or unhealthy based on whether they met the Connecticut Nutrition Standards. Data on NSLP participation were provided by the State Department of Education. Changes in NSLP participation and availability of unhealthy competitive foods in elementary, middle, and high schools were compared pre- and post-HFC across districts participating (n = 74) versus not participating (n = 77) in HFC. On average, all districts in Connecticut reduced the availability of unhealthy competitive foods, with a significantly greater reduction among HFC districts. Average NSLP participation also increased across the state. Participating in HFC was associated with significantly greater NSLP participation for paid meals in middle school; however, implementing HFC did not increase overall NSLP participation beyond the statewide upward trend. The 2006-2007 school year was marked by a significant decrease in unhealthy competitive foods and an increase in NSLP participation across the state. Participation in Connecticut's voluntary HFC further reduced the availability of unhealthy competitive foods in local school districts, and had either a positive or neutral effect on NSLP participation. © 2010, American School Health Association.

  18. The Ninth Grade Physical Science Programs An Appraisal of Achievement, Understanding, and Vocational Interest Developed Through Three Different Physical Science Curriculums in Lincoln Schools.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Durst, Wesley Nolan

    This study appraises some aspects of student development that have resulted from instruction in three different physical science courses: Traditional Physical Science, Interaction of Matter and Energy, and Introductory Physical Science. The students were analyzed for differences in understanding of science, achievement in science, or vocational…

  19. USGS Water Availability and Use Science Program - research Towards a national water budget

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Dalton, M.

    2016-12-01

    A key part of achieving the US Department of the Interior's sustainability goals is informing the public and decision makers about the status and trends of the Nation's water resources. To achieve these goals the USGS has implemented a National Water Census (NWC) to provide a more accurate picture of the quantity of the Nation's water resources and improve forecasting of water availability for current and future economic, energy production, and environmental uses. In 2016, to streamline water sustainability activities, the USGS realigned all water availability and use oriented research, including the NWC, within a new Program - the Water Availability and Use Science Program (WAUSP). WAUSP supports producing a current, comprehensive scientific assessment of the factors that influence water availability through development of nationally consistent datasets on the status and trends of water budget components (precipitation, streamflow, groundwater, and evapotranspiration), as well as human water use; improving the current understanding of flow requirements for ecological purposes; and evaluating water-resource conditions in selected river basins, or Focus Area Studies, where competition for water is a local concern. In addition to supporting research that provides water budget component estimates at the smallest possible spatial and temporal scale, WAUSP has supported the development of new methods and techniques to improve estimation of water use through the National Water Use Science project. These efforts include developing a heat budget-based model to improve estimates of thermoelectric water use, evaluating direct and indirect water use associated with unconventional oil and gas production, and developing methods to estimate irrigation consumptive use at both the local and regional scale. Additionally, WAUSP collaborates with federal, State, local, and University partners on a number of other water use related research including the new Water Use Data and

  20. Programs, '63: A Guide to Programed Instructional Materials Available to Educators by September 1963. Bulletin, 1964, No. 3. OE-34015-63. [Part II

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Hanson, Lincoln F.

    1963-01-01

    This bulletin lists materials available in the fall of 1963 to assist educators in their selections of programmed instruction materials, and updates the inaugural issue, "Programs '62." Since the 1962 edition provided a number of first analyses of programmed material available, some of the present statistical data have been related to last year's…

  1. Programs, '63: A Guide to Programed Instructional Materials Available to Educators by September 1963. Bulletin, 1964, No. 3. OE-34015-63. [Part I

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Hanson, Lincoln F., Ed.

    1963-01-01

    This bulletin lists materials available in the fall of 1963 to assist educators in their selections of programmed instruction materials, and updates the inaugural issue, "Programs '62." Since the 1962 edition provided a number of first analyses of programmed material available, some of the present statistical data have been related to last year's…

  2. 43 CFR 404.25 - How can I request Reclamation to review an appraisal investigation or feasibility study that was...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ... appraisal investigation or feasibility study that was not completed under this program? 404.25 Section 404... review an appraisal investigation or feasibility study that was not completed under this program? (a) To request Reclamation to review an appraisal investigation or feasibility study that was not completed...

  3. A Need to Reassess Physical-Organic Curricula: A Course Enhancement Using Readily Available Quantum Chemistry Programs.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Lipkowitz, Kenny B.

    1982-01-01

    Describes a graduate-level course in physical-organic chemistry in which students learn to solve problems using computer programs available through the Quantum Chemistry Program Exchange. Includes condensed syllabus and time line showing where various computational programs are introduced. (Author/JN)

  4. A Need to Reassess Physical-Organic Curricula: A Course Enhancement Using Readily Available Quantum Chemistry Programs.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Lipkowitz, Kenny B.

    1982-01-01

    Describes a graduate-level course in physical-organic chemistry in which students learn to solve problems using computer programs available through the Quantum Chemistry Program Exchange. Includes condensed syllabus and time line showing where various computational programs are introduced. (Author/JN)

  5. Assessing and appraising nursing students' professional communication

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Diers, Jane E.

    The purpose of this research was to define professional communication in nursing and to develop a prototype to assess and appraise communication at a selected college. The research focused on verbal and nonverbal communication between the nurse and the client using a simulated environment. The first objective was to identify the major characteristics of professional communication in nursing. In this study, the characteristics of professional communication emerged from the constant comparison method of the results of research studies in the fields of healthcare and communication. These characteristics became the elements, representative properties, and descriptive dimensions to assess and appraise verbal and nonverbal communication at the college of study. The second objective was to develop a template to assess verbal and nonverbal communication at a selected college. Using a two-fold process, the researcher used the results from the first objective to begin template construction. First, specialists in the fields of communication and nursing established the content validity of the elements, representative properties, and descriptive dimensions. Second, the course educators determined the relevancy and importance of the elements, properties, and descriptive dimensions to the objectives of two courses at the college of study. The third objective was to develop a rubric to appraise nursing students' verbal and nonverbal communication in a videotaped communication review. An appraisal rubric was constructed from an extension of the template. This rubric was then tested by faculty at the selected college to appraise the communication of five students each in the junior and senior years of the nursing program.

  6. 31 CFR 359.66 - Is the Education Savings Bonds Program available for Series I savings bonds?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... Program available for Series I savings bonds? 359.66 Section 359.66 Money and Finance: Treasury... PUBLIC DEBT OFFERING OF UNITED STATES SAVINGS BONDS, SERIES I Miscellaneous Provisions § 359.66 Is the Education Savings Bonds Program available for Series I savings bonds? You may be able to exclude from...

  7. 30 CFR 75.1713-4 - First-aid training program; availability of instruction to all miners.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ... 30 Mineral Resources 1 2012-07-01 2012-07-01 false First-aid training program; availability of... Miscellaneous § 75.1713-4 First-aid training program; availability of instruction to all miners. On or before... the mine a course of instruction in first-aid conducted by the operator or under the auspices of...

  8. 30 CFR 75.1713-4 - First-aid training program; availability of instruction to all miners.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ... 30 Mineral Resources 1 2014-07-01 2014-07-01 false First-aid training program; availability of... Miscellaneous § 75.1713-4 First-aid training program; availability of instruction to all miners. On or before... the mine a course of instruction in first-aid conducted by the operator or under the auspices of...

  9. 30 CFR 75.1713-4 - First-aid training program; availability of instruction to all miners.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ... 30 Mineral Resources 1 2011-07-01 2011-07-01 false First-aid training program; availability of... Miscellaneous § 75.1713-4 First-aid training program; availability of instruction to all miners. On or before... the mine a course of instruction in first-aid conducted by the operator or under the auspices of...

  10. 30 CFR 75.1713-4 - First-aid training program; availability of instruction to all miners.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... 30 Mineral Resources 1 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false First-aid training program; availability of... Miscellaneous § 75.1713-4 First-aid training program; availability of instruction to all miners. On or before... the mine a course of instruction in first-aid conducted by the operator or under the auspices of...

  11. 30 CFR 75.1713-4 - First-aid training program; availability of instruction to all miners.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ... 30 Mineral Resources 1 2013-07-01 2013-07-01 false First-aid training program; availability of... Miscellaneous § 75.1713-4 First-aid training program; availability of instruction to all miners. On or before... the mine a course of instruction in first-aid conducted by the operator or under the auspices of...

  12. Communicating with Faculty Using a Diagnostic Performance Appraisal Process.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Gibson, Ken

    In spite of the many teacher evaluation models available and the extensive research on performance appraisal, few community colleges have effectively come to terms with this difficult task. Many administrators prefer to avoid the interpersonal conflict and the possible legal ramifications of performance appraisal. However, in times of limited…

  13. 78 FR 47480 - Notice of Funding Availability for the Tribal Transportation Program Safety Funds

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    2013-08-05

    ... include, but are not limited to: Safety Management System Implementation Plan activities; Public service announcements; and Programs implemented to inform the public or address behaviors that affect transportation... engineering improvements, enforcement and emergency services improvements, and education programs, all...

  14. 77 FR 36034 - Notice of Funding Availability for the Small Business Transportation Resource Center Program

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    2012-06-15

    ... Assistance Internship Program (WGP), and any other materials or resources that DOT or OSDBU may develop for... Equipment To Perform the Services Described in This Announcement (I) Women and Girls Internship Program 1... & Girls Internship Program in their geographical region. The SBTRC shall design and establish an...

  15. 75 FR 14661 - Bank Enterprise Award (BEA) Program; Notice of Funds Availability

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    ... Community Development Financial Institutions Fund Bank Enterprise Award (BEA) Program; Notice of Funds... 2010 Funding Round of the Bank Enterprise Award (BEA) Program. Announcement Type: Announcement of... the FY 2010 funding round of the BEA Program must be received by 5 p.m. ET on May 5,...

  16. 75 FR 25314 - Community Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Matching Grant Program-Availability of...

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    ... Internal Revenue Service Community Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Matching Grant Program... Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Matching Grant Program, which was published in the Federal Register on... packages for the 2011 Community Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Matching Grant Program. FOR...

  17. 77 FR 4276 - Notice of Funds Availability (NOFA) for the Biorefinery Assistance Program

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    ... Biorefinery Assistance Program AGENCY: Rural Business-Cooperative Service and Rural Utilities Service, USDA... for the Biorefinery Assistance Program for FY 2012. Applications will not be accepted under this program until further notice. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kelley Oehler, Energy Branch, Biorefinery...

  18. 76 FR 38648 - Availability of the Geothermal Technologies Program Blue Ribbon Panel Report and Request for...

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    ...The Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Geothermal Technologies Program (the Program) assembled a geothermal Blue Ribbon Panel (the Panel) on March 22/23, 2011 in Albuquerque, New Mexico for a guided discussion on the future of geothermal energy in the United States and the role of the DOE Program. The Geothermal Blue Ribbon Panel Report......

  19. 9 CFR 55.3 - Appraisal and destruction of captive cervids.

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    2010-01-01

    ..., DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE COOPERATIVE CONTROL AND ERADICATION OF LIVESTOCK OR POULTRY DISEASES CONTROL OF CHRONIC WASTING DISEASE Chronic Wasting Disease Indemnification Program § 55.3 Appraisal and...

  20. 9 CFR 55.3 - Appraisal and destruction of captive cervids.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ..., DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE COOPERATIVE CONTROL AND ERADICATION OF LIVESTOCK OR POULTRY DISEASES CONTROL OF CHRONIC WASTING DISEASE Chronic Wasting Disease Indemnification Program § 55.3 Appraisal and...

  1. 9 CFR 55.3 - Appraisal and destruction of captive cervids.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ..., DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE COOPERATIVE CONTROL AND ERADICATION OF LIVESTOCK OR POULTRY DISEASES CONTROL OF CHRONIC WASTING DISEASE Chronic Wasting Disease Indemnification Program § 55.3 Appraisal and...

  2. 12 CFR 34.45 - Appraiser independence.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ... 12 Banks and Banking 1 2014-01-01 2014-01-01 false Appraiser independence. 34.45 Section 34.45 Banks and Banking COMPTROLLER OF THE CURRENCY, DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY REAL ESTATE LENDING AND APPRAISALS Appraisals § 34.45 Appraiser independence. (a) Staff appraisers. If an appraisal is prepared by...

  3. Organizational correlates of service availability in outpatient substance abuse treatment programs.

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    Edwards, Jennifer R; Knight, Danica K; Flynn, Patrick M

    2011-10-01

    In pursuit of quality care for drug abuse treatment programs, researchers continue to monitor program characteristics related to service provision. The current study examines 115 outpatient drug-free programs in four U.S. regions and documents typical methods of offering an array of services and the relationship between program characteristics and services offered onsite and by referral. Core services (e.g., comprehensive assessments) are offered primarily onsite, whereas delivery methods of wraparound services are mixed with transitional services offered generally onsite and medical services traditionally offered offsite. Accredited programs offered more core services onsite, while those providing case management offered more core and wraparound services onsite. Programs with a higher proportion of dually diagnosed clients offered more core services onsite and fewer wraparound services by referral. Programs with a higher concentration of criminal justice-referred clients offered fewer core services onsite. These findings suggest ways of improving access to services.

  4. Availability and Perceived Value of Masters of Business Administration Degree Programs in Pharmaceutical Marketing and Management

    PubMed Central

    Clauson, Kevin A.; Latif, David A.

    2012-01-01

    Objectives. To examine pharmacist-targeted master of business administration (MBA) degree programs and investigate pharmacists’ perceptions regarding them. Methods. Specialized MBA programs in pharmaceutical marketing and management offered at US colleges and schools of pharmacy were identified in the literature and compared. Pharmacists’ perceptions of MBA programs were evaluated through a survey of clinical preceptors affiliated with a school of pharmacy. Results. Seven US universities that offer an MBA program in pharmaceutical marketing and management were identified. Thirty-three percent of the 57 pharmacist preceptors who responded to the survey reported plans to pursue an MBA degree program. Respondents preferred MBA programs related to healthcare or pharmacy (66%) over general MBA programs (33%). Conclusion. An MBA in pharmaceutical marketing and management could provide pharmacists with advanced knowledge of the operational and strategic business aspects of pharmacy practice and give pharmacy graduates an advantage in an increasingly competitive job market. PMID:22611273

  5. Increasing the Availability of Physical Activity Programs for Older Adults: Lessons Learned From Texercise Stakeholders.

    PubMed

    Stevens, Alan B; Thiel, Shannon B; Thorud, Jennifer L; Smith, Matthew Lee; Howell, Doris; Cargill, Jessica; Swierc, Suzanne M; Ory, Marcia G

    2016-01-01

    Many initiatives have been developed to facilitate older adults' engagement in physical activity (PA) and document its benefits. One example is Texercise, a 12-week program with a focus on increasing participants' self-efficacy. The goal of this paper is to augment the knowledgebase of PA program implementation and dissemination by elucidating the experience of Texercise implementation as perceived by multiple stakeholders. We conducted 28 semistructured stakeholder interviews and categorized the responses into four preset themes: (1) program delivery and advocacy; (2) value/merit of the program; (3) successes/challenges of offering and sustaining the program; and (4) recommendations for enhancing implementation and delivery. We identified emergent subthemes through further analysis. Many perceptions that are broadly applicable to community organizations emerged. Our findings highlight the importance of stakeholder support when embedding PA programs in communities. Furthermore, the findings are crucial to understanding underlying processes that support widespread program dissemination and sustainability.

  6. Availability and perceived value of masters of business administration degree programs in pharmaceutical marketing and management.

    PubMed

    Alkhateeb, Fadi M; Clauson, Kevin A; Latif, David A

    2012-05-10

    To examine pharmacist-targeted master of business administration (MBA) degree programs and investigate pharmacists' perceptions regarding them. Specialized MBA programs in pharmaceutical marketing and management offered at US colleges and schools of pharmacy were identified in the literature and compared. Pharmacists' perceptions of MBA programs were evaluated through a survey of clinical preceptors affiliated with a school of pharmacy. Seven US universities that offer an MBA program in pharmaceutical marketing and management were identified. Thirty-three percent of the 57 pharmacist preceptors who responded to the survey reported plans to pursue an MBA degree program. Respondents preferred MBA programs related to healthcare or pharmacy (66%) over general MBA programs (33%). An MBA in pharmaceutical marketing and management could provide pharmacists with advanced knowledge of the operational and strategic business aspects of pharmacy practice and give pharmacy graduates an advantage in an increasingly competitive job market.

  7. Performance Appraisal Systems in Higher Education: An Exploration of Christian Institutions

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    Flaniken, Forrest W.

    2009-01-01

    Although there is substantial literature on the use of performance appraisal in the for-profit world, there is little literature available concerning the appraisal of staff positions in higher education. More knowledge is needed in this area since there is considerable research indicating that performance appraisal creates benefits to an…

  8. 75 FR 41498 - Draft Guidance for Tobacco Retailers on Tobacco Retailer Training Programs; Availability; Agency...

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    2010-07-16

    ... Retailer Training Programs.'' The Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act (Tobacco Control Act... the Tobacco Control Act. The regulation contains: Provisions designed to limit young people's access...

  9. 76 FR 48204 - Fund Availability Under VA's Homeless Providers Grant and Per Diem Program

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    2011-08-08

    ... deadline. Applicants should take this practice into account and make early submission of their material to... programs addressing emotional, social, spiritual, and generative needs. Terminally Ill (1) Help...

  10. The Pupil Appraisal Center.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Wilborn, Bobbie; Gentile, Lance M.

    The primary purpose of the Pupil Appraisal Center (PAC) is to promote teacher education by providing teachers and students direct experience in resolving behavioral disorders and learning problems. PAC provides specialized teacher training in counseling, reading, hearing, speech, and language development and provides service to area schools for…

  11. Performance Appraisal and Counseling

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Powers, M. L.

    1972-01-01

    Author, an Associate Professor of Industrial Management Engineering at the University of Oklahoma, has worked with both large and small companies and organizations in many kinds of business and industry. He discusses performance appraisal of employees, merit raises, counseling and interviewing techniques. (Editor/DR)

  12. 75 FR 24824 - Energy Efficiency Program for Consumer Products: Public Meeting and Availability of the Framework...

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    2010-05-06

    ... inform DOE of this fact as soon a possible by contacting Ms. Brenda Edwards at (202) 586-2945 so that the.... Department of Energy, Building Technologies Program, Mailstop EE-2J, Framework Document for Commercial..., U.S. Department of Energy, Building Technologies Program, Sixth Floor, 950 L'Enfant Plaza, SW...

  13. 75 FR 24718 - Guidance for Industry on Documenting Statistical Analysis Programs and Data Files; Availability

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    2010-05-05

    ... entitled ``Documenting Statistical Analysis Programs and Data Files.'' This guidance is provided to inform study statisticians of recommendations for documenting statistical analyses and data files submitted to... guidance entitled ``Draft Guidance for Industry on Documenting Statistical Analysis Programs and Data Files...

  14. Beyond Course Availability: An Investigation into Order and Concurrency Effects of Undergraduate Programming Courses on Learning.

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    Urbaczewski, Andrew; Urbaczewski, Lise

    The objective of this study was to find the answers to two primary research questions: "Do students learn programming languages better when they are offered in a particular order, such as 4th generation languages before 3rd generation languages?"; and "Do students learn programming languages better when they are taken in separate semesters as…

  15. Education for Family Life: A Survey of Available Programs and Their Evaluation. Occasional Paper Number 4.

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    Eastman, Moira

    In reviewing the literature related to education for family life, this discussion focuses on three main areas: the need for such education, trends in the development of family life education programs, and the results of evaluations of a wide range of programs. Evidence was found concerning (1) the key role families play in their members'…

  16. 75 FR 10806 - Training Program for Regulatory Project Managers; Information Available to Industry

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    2010-03-09

    ... Program). The purpose of this document is to invite pharmaceutical companies interested in participating in this program to contact CDER. DATES: Pharmaceutical companies may submit proposed agendas to the... and review quality by providing the staff with a better understanding of the pharmaceutical industry...

  17. 78 FR 8544 - Training Program for Regulatory Project Managers; Information Available to Industry

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    2013-02-06

    ... Program). The purpose of this document is to invite pharmaceutical companies interested in participating in this program to contact CDER. DATES: Pharmaceutical companies may submit proposed agendas to the... better understanding of the pharmaceutical industry and its operations. To this end, CDER is continuing...

  18. 22 CFR 502.6 - Terms of use for accessing program materials available on agency Web sites.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-04-01

    ... available on agency Web sites. 502.6 Section 502.6 Foreign Relations BROADCASTING BOARD OF GOVERNORS... program materials available on agency Web sites. (a) By accessing Agency Web sites, Requestors agree to all the Terms of Use available on those Web sites. (b) All Requestors are advised that Agency...

  19. Randomized Trial of the Availability, Responsiveness and Continuity (ARC) Organizational Intervention for Improving Youth Outcomes in Community Mental Health Programs

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    Glisson, Charles; Hemmelgarn, Anthony; Green, Philip; Williams, Nathaniel J.

    2013-01-01

    Objectives: The primary objective of the study was to assess whether the Availability, Responsiveness and Continuity (ARC) organizational intervention improved youth outcomes in community based mental health programs. The second objective was to assess whether programs with more improved organizational social contexts following the 18-month ARC…

  20. Evaluation of a Commercially Available Program and in Situ Training by Parents to Teach Abduction-Prevention Skills to Children

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    Beck, Kimberly V.; Miltenberger, Raymond G.

    2009-01-01

    Child abduction is a serious problem; therefore, it is essential that researchers evaluate the efficacy of commercially available abduction-prevention programs. A multiple baseline design across participants (ages 6 to 8 years) was used to evaluate the effects of a training program, The Safe Side. Experimenters assessed safety responses in situ in…

  1. Randomized Trial of the Availability, Responsiveness and Continuity (ARC) Organizational Intervention for Improving Youth Outcomes in Community Mental Health Programs

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Glisson, Charles; Hemmelgarn, Anthony; Green, Philip; Williams, Nathaniel J.

    2013-01-01

    Objectives: The primary objective of the study was to assess whether the Availability, Responsiveness and Continuity (ARC) organizational intervention improved youth outcomes in community based mental health programs. The second objective was to assess whether programs with more improved organizational social contexts following the 18-month ARC…

  2. 76 FR 30990 - Notice of Funding Availability for the Small Business Transportation Resource Center Program

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    2011-05-27

    ... programs, such as, business assessment, management training, counseling, technical assistance, marketing... maintenance, rehabilitation, restructuring, improvement, or revitalization of any of the nation's modes of... dissemination, small business counseling, and technical assistance with small businesses currently doing...

  3. 78 FR 41817 - Notice of Funding Availability for the Small Business Transportation Resource Center Program

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    2013-07-11

    ... training programs, business assessment, management training, counseling, marketing and outreach, and the...). Throughout this notice, ``transportation- related'' is defined as the maintenance, rehabilitation... dissemination, small business counseling, and technical assistance with small businesses currently doing...

  4. 43 CFR 404.27 - How will Reclamation evaluate my request to review an appraisal investigation or feasibility...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ... to review an appraisal investigation or feasibility study completed without the support of... Reclamation evaluate my request to review an appraisal investigation or feasibility study completed without... appraisal investigation or feasibility study is eligible to be reviewed under the program. Reclamation...

  5. 43 CFR 404.36 - Will Reclamation reimburse me for the cost of an appraisal investigation or a feasibility study...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ... of an appraisal investigation or a feasibility study that was not completed under § 404.11(a) or (b... Reclamation reimburse me for the cost of an appraisal investigation or a feasibility study that was not... appraisal investigations and feasibility studies that are completed under the program pursuant to §...

  6. Availability and Accessibility of Student-Specific Weight Loss Programs and Other Risk Prevention Health Services on College Campuses

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    Hayes, Sharon; Napolitano, Melissa; Hufnagel, Katrina

    2016-01-01

    Background More than one third of college students who are overweight or obese are in need of weight loss programs tailored to college students. However, the availability and accessibility of these programs is unknown. Objective The aim of this study is to examine the availability and ease of access to weight loss programs for students at 10 universities with the largest undergraduate enrollment. Methods The 10 public universities with the largest student bodies with a mean (SD) undergraduate enrollment of 41,122 (7657) students were examined. The websites of the universities were assessed to determine the availability of weight loss programs. Services for high-risk health needs common to university campuses (ie, alcohol and other drugs, victim services, sexual health, and eating disorders) were searched. Results Of the universities searched, 3 (30%, 3/10) offered weight loss programming, however, none met the predetermined criteria. Comparatively, all schools (100%, 10/10) offered no-cost and continual enrollment programming for the other high-risk health needs. Conclusions There are limited weight loss services available to undergraduate students compared with other university services. Collaboration between existing college health service providers is suggested for the delivery of appropriate programming for overweight and obese undergraduates wanting to lose weight. PMID:27278261

  7. Services available at the Brazilian Study and Monitoring of Space Weather (Embrace) Program

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Dal Lago, A.; Cecatto, J. R.; Costa, J. E. R.; Da Silva, L. A.; Rockenbach, M.; Braga, C. R.; Mendonca, R. R. S.; Mendes, O., Jr.; Koga, D.; Alves, L. R.; Becker-Guedes, F.; Wrasse, C. M.; Takahashi, H.; Banik de Padua, M.; De Nardin, C. M.

    2015-12-01

    Since 2008, Brazilian government has been supporting a Space Weather Program at the National Institute for Space Research (INPE). The main objective of the "Brazilian Study and Monitoring of Space Weather (Embrace) Program" is to proceed with data collection and maintenance of Space Weather observation, modeling processes of the Sun-Earth on a global and regional scale, provide information in real time and make Space Weather forecast, and provide diagnostics of their effects on different technology systems through the collection of satellite data, surface and computational modeling. Advantage was taken on the long lasting expertise of the local scientific community, specially regarding local phenomena, such as the equatorial ionosphere and effects of the South American Magnetic Anomaly. Since April 2012, weekly briefings are held where scientists discuss and evaluate in a comprehensive manner all the chains of events from the sun, interplanetary space, earth magnetosphere, radiation belts, ionosphere, upper atmosphere, and reaching the effects on ground. One unique aspect of Embrace program is the strong emphasis on ionospheric and upper atmospheric disturbances. Recently, strong focus on radiation belt variability is progressively been included. Another important particularity of this program is the use of cosmic ray observations to develop nowcasting and forecasting of solar wind structures. In this work, we present an overview of activities and contributions related to the EMBRACE Program.

  8. 78 FR 54476 - Availability of Draft National Toxicology Program Technical Reports; Request for Comments; Notice...

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    ... available by September 20, 2013, at http://ntp.niehs.nih.gov/go/36051 . The peer-review meeting is open to... the meeting and registration are available at http://ntp.niehs.nih.gov/go/36051 . DATES: Meeting...: Draft TRs should be available by September 20, 2013, at http://ntp.niehs.nih.gov/go/36051 . Public...

  9. 75 FR 19348 - Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA): Section 515 Rural Rental Housing Program for New...

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    2010-04-14

    ... . For questions regarding design and construction project delivery methods, questions about any of the energy efficiency and environmental sustainability programs, as well as questions about design and construction contracts should be directed to Meghan Walsh, A.I.A., LEED AP, Architect, USDA/RD/PSS,...

  10. 49 CFR 1546.103 - Form, content, and availability of security program.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ... of any unauthorized explosive, incendiary, or weapon on or about each individual's person or accessible property, except as provided in § 1546.201(d), through screening by weapon-detecting procedures or...) Law enforcement support. Each security program required by § 1546.101(d) must include the procedures...

  11. 49 CFR 1546.103 - Form, content, and availability of security program.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ... of any unauthorized explosive, incendiary, or weapon on or about each individual's person or accessible property, except as provided in § 1546.201(d), through screening by weapon-detecting procedures or...) Law enforcement support. Each security program required by § 1546.101(d) must include the procedures...

  12. 78 FR 59338 - Notice of Funds Availability Under the Rural Microentrepreneur Assistance Program

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    2013-09-26

    ..., sexual orientation, or all or part of an individual's income is derived from any public assistance... for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity....) If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA...

  13. 76 FR 56678 - Energy Efficiency Program for Consumer Products: Public Meeting and Availability of the Framework...

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    2011-09-14

    ... conservation standards for certain general service fluorescent lamps (GSFLs) and incandescent reflector lamps... Conservation Act (EPCA) (42 U.S.C. 6291 et seq.) sets forth a variety of provisions designed to improve energy efficiency. Part B of Title III (42 U.S.C. 6291-6309) established the ``Energy Conservation Program for...

  14. Evaluating the Impact of a Connecticut Program to Reduce Availability of Unhealthy Competitive Food in Schools

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    Long, Michael W.; Henderson, Kathryn E.; Schwartz, Marlene B.

    2010-01-01

    Background: This article seeks to inform state and local school food policies by evaluating the impact of Connecticut's Healthy Food Certification (HFC), a program which provides monetary incentives to school districts that choose to implement state nutrition standards for all foods sold to students outside reimbursable school meals. Methods: Food…

  15. 75 FR 30108 - Low Income Taxpayer Clinic Grant Program; Availability of 2011 Grant Application Package

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    2010-05-28

    ... for the 2011 grant cycle (the 2011 grant cycle runs January 1, 2011, through December 31, 2011). The... on the findings of this assessment, for the 2011 grant cycle, the LITC Program Office is particularly... receiving a grant for the 2010 grant cycle, or (2) organizations servicing the following counties...

  16. The Costs of Out-of-School-Time Programs: A Review of the Available Evidence

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    Lind, Christianne; Relave, Nanette; Deich, Sharon; Grossman, Jean; Gersick, Andrew

    2006-01-01

    Nearly two-thirds of U.S. families are now headed by two working parents or a single working parent. Accompanying the rise in working parents is a growing demand for high-quality supervised care and enrichment activities for children and youth during out-of-school hours. To make sound investment decisions, policymakers, program providers and…

  17. 76 FR 9028 - Training Program for Regulatory Project Managers; Information Available to Industry

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    2011-02-16

    ... in this program to contact CDER. DATES: Pharmaceutical companies may submit proposed agendas to the Agency by April 18, 2011. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Beth Duvall-Miller, Center for Drug Evaluation... INFORMATION CONTACT). Dated: February 9, 2011. Leslie Kux, Acting Assistant Commissioner for Policy. BILLING...

  18. 77 FR 10538 - Training Program for Regulatory Project Managers; Information Available to Industry

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    2012-02-22

    ... in this program to contact CDER. DATES: Pharmaceutical companies may submit proposed agendas to the Agency by April 23, 2012. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dan Brum, Center for Drug Evaluation and... submitting a proposed agenda to Dan Brum (see DATES and FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT). Dated: February 14...

  19. 78 FR 33154 - Low Income Taxpayer Clinic Grant Program; Availability of 2014 Grant Application Package

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    2013-06-03

    ... involved in tax disputes with the IRS, or educate individuals for whom English is a second language of.... 501(a) that operates programs to inform individuals for whom English is a second language about their... income taxpayers in controversies with the IRS or inform individuals for whom English is a second...

  20. 77 FR 25787 - Low Income Taxpayer Clinic Grant Program; Availability of 2013 Grant Application Package

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    2012-05-01

    ... involved in tax controversies with the IRS, or inform individuals for whom English is a second language of.... 501(a) that operates programs to inform individuals for whom English is a second language about their... represent low income taxpayers in controversies with the IRS or inform individuals for whom English is a...

  1. 76 FR 21325 - Notice of Funds Availability: Inviting Applications for the Market Access Program

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    2011-04-15

    ... Program Announcement Type: New. Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number: 10.601. SUMMARY: The.... agricultural commodities and products through cost-share assistance. Financial assistance under the MAP will be... using quantifiable product or country goals. The FAS also considers the extent to which a proposed...

  2. 78 FR 34978 - Amendment to Notice of Funding Availability for the Rural Energy for America Program

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    2013-06-11

    ... program levels for feasibility studies increasing from $250,000 to up to $350,000 and for grants of $20... RES feasibility studies. The Agency is also amending, for a second time, the application deadline for...) grants, (2) RES and EEI grant and loan combinations and (3) RES feasibility study grants. The...

  3. Going Public: Who Leaves a Large, Longstanding, and Widely Available Urban Voucher Program?

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    Cowen, Joshua M.; Fleming, David J.; Witte, John F.; Wolf, Patrick J.

    2012-01-01

    This article contributes to research concerning the determinants of student mobility between public and private schools. The authors analyze a unique set of data collected as part of a new evaluation of Milwaukee's citywide voucher program. The authors find several important patterns. Students who switch from the private to the public sector were…

  4. Multi-component access to a commercially available weight loss program: A randomized controlled trial

    USDA-ARS?s Scientific Manuscript database

    This study examined weight loss between a community-based, intensive behavioral counseling program (Weight Watchers PointsPlus that included three treatment access modes and a self-help condition. A total of 292 participants were randomized to a Weight Watchers (WW; n=147) or a self-help condition (...

  5. Evaluating the Impact of a Connecticut Program to Reduce Availability of Unhealthy Competitive Food in Schools

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Long, Michael W.; Henderson, Kathryn E.; Schwartz, Marlene B.

    2010-01-01

    Background: This article seeks to inform state and local school food policies by evaluating the impact of Connecticut's Healthy Food Certification (HFC), a program which provides monetary incentives to school districts that choose to implement state nutrition standards for all foods sold to students outside reimbursable school meals. Methods: Food…

  6. 77 FR 42790 - Notice of Funding Availability for the Small Business Transportation Resource Center Program

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    2012-07-20

    ..., management training, counseling, marketing and outreach, and the dissemination of information, to encourage... disseminate information and distribute DOT-published marketing materials, such as Short Term Lending Program... in the organization's regional area. OSDBU will consider the extent to which the proposed objectives...

  7. 78 FR 4973 - Notice of Funding Availability for the Small Business Transportation Resource Center Program

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    2013-01-23

    ..., management training, counseling, marketing and outreach, and the dissemination of information, to encourage...-published marketing materials, such as Short Term Lending Program (STLP) Information, Bonding Education... extent to which the proposed objectives are specific, measurable, time-specific, and consistent with...

  8. 31 CFR 351.81 - Is the Education Savings Bond Program available for Series EE savings bonds?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ... available for Series EE savings bonds? 351.81 Section 351.81 Money and Finance: Treasury Regulations... DEBT OFFERING OF UNITED STATES SAVINGS BONDS, SERIES EE Miscellaneous Provisions § 351.81 Is the Education Savings Bond Program available for Series EE savings bonds? You may be able to exclude from...

  9. 31 CFR 359.66 - Is the Education Savings Bonds Program available for Series I savings bonds?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ... available for Series I savings bonds? 359.66 Section 359.66 Money and Finance: Treasury Regulations Relating... OFFERING OF UNITED STATES SAVINGS BONDS, SERIES I Miscellaneous Provisions § 359.66 Is the Education Savings Bonds Program available for Series I savings bonds? You may be able to exclude from income...

  10. 31 CFR 351.81 - Is the Education Savings Bond Program available for Series EE savings bonds?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ... available for Series EE savings bonds? 351.81 Section 351.81 Money and Finance: Treasury Regulations... DEBT OFFERING OF UNITED STATES SAVINGS BONDS, SERIES EE Miscellaneous Provisions § 351.81 Is the Education Savings Bond Program available for Series EE savings bonds? You may be able to exclude from...

  11. 31 CFR 359.66 - Is the Education Savings Bonds Program available for Series I savings bonds?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ... available for Series I savings bonds? 359.66 Section 359.66 Money and Finance: Treasury Regulations Relating... OFFERING OF UNITED STATES SAVINGS BONDS, SERIES I Miscellaneous Provisions § 359.66 Is the Education Savings Bonds Program available for Series I savings bonds? You may be able to exclude from income...

  12. 31 CFR 351.81 - Is the Education Savings Bond Program available for Series EE savings bonds?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... available for Series EE savings bonds? 351.81 Section 351.81 Money and Finance: Treasury Regulations... DEBT OFFERING OF UNITED STATES SAVINGS BONDS, SERIES EE Miscellaneous Provisions § 351.81 Is the Education Savings Bond Program available for Series EE savings bonds? You may be able to exclude from...

  13. 49 CFR 24.103 - Criteria for appraisals.

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    2011-10-01

    ... Appraisal Foundation at the following URL: http://www.appraisalfoundation.org/htm/USPAP2004/toc.htm. 2 The..., regulations and practices. It is available at http://www.usdoj.gov/enrd/land-ack/toc.htm or in soft cover...

  14. 32 CFR 644.43 - Gross appraisals.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... 32 National Defense 4 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 true Gross appraisals. 644.43 Section 644.43 National... HANDBOOK Appraisal § 644.43 Gross appraisals. (a) Preparation. (1) The gross appraisal sections of real... reflect actual market conditions and unit prices. (2) Each gross appraisal will be supported by...

  15. Making evidence-based lifestyle modification programs available in community mental health centers: why so slow?

    PubMed

    Chwastiak, Lydia

    2015-04-01

    Lifestyle modification programs to promote healthy diet and physical fitness should be an integral component of the treatment provided in community mental health centers. Over 50% of adults with serious mental illness are obese. Persons with schizophrenia consume more calories and saturated fats, on average, than the general population, while fewer than 20% engage in regular physical activity. © Copyright 2015 Physicians Postgraduate Press, Inc.

  16. Canceled DOD Programs: DOD Needs to Better Use Available Guidance and Manage Reusable Assets

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2014-03-01

    this process is not tailored to weapon systems and was not designed to track other types of assets such as rights to technical data and software , or...Increasingly, individual weapon system investments are getting more complex and more dependent on software . Moreover, in many cases, weapon systems... software and technical data, which can include manuals, engineering drawings, specifications, data rights, and data delivery. When a program ends

  17. 12 CFR 564.3 - Appraisals required; transactions requiring a State certified or licensed appraiser.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ... 12 Banks and Banking 5 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Appraisals required; transactions requiring a... SUPERVISION, DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY APPRAISALS § 564.3 Appraisals required; transactions requiring a State certified or licensed appraiser. (a) Appraisals required. An appraisal performed by a State certified...

  18. It is possible: availability of lymphedema case management in each health facility in Togo. Program description, evaluation, and lessons learned.

    PubMed

    Mathieu, Els; Dorkenoo, Ameyo M; Datagni, Michael; Cantey, Paul T; Morgah, Kodjo; Harvey, Kira; Ziperstein, Joshua; Drexler, Naomi; Chapleau, Gina; Sodahlon, Yao

    2013-07-01

    Lymphatic filariasis (LF) is a vector-borne parasitic disease that can clinically manifest as disabling lymphedema. Although the LF elimination program aims to reduce disability and to interrupt transmission, there has been a scarcity of disease morbidity management programs, particularly on a national scale. This report describes the implementation of the first nationwide LF lymphedema management program. The program, which was initiated in Togo in 2007, focuses on patient behavioral change. Its goal is two-fold: to achieve a sustainable program on a national-scale, and to serve as a model for other countries. The program has five major components: 1) train at least one health staff in lymphedema care in each health facility in Togo; 2) inform people with a swollen leg that care is available at their dispensary; 3) train patients on self-care; 4) provide a support system to motivate patients to continue self-care by training community health workers or family members and providing in home follow-up; and 5) integrate lymphedema management into the curriculum for medical staff. The program achieved the inclusion of lymphedema management in the routine healthcare package. The evaluation after three years estimated that 79% of persons with a swollen leg in Togo were enrolled in the program. The adherence rate to the proposed World Health Organization treatment of washing, exercise, and leg elevation was more than 70% after three years of the program, resulting in a stabilization of the lymphedema stage and a slight decrease in reported acute attacks among program participants. Health staff and patients consider the program successful in reaching and educating the patients. After the external funding ended, the morbidity management program is maintained through routine Ministry of Health activities.

  19. It is Possible: Availability of Lymphedema Case Management in each Health Facility in Togo. Program Description, Evaluation, and Lessons Learned

    PubMed Central

    Mathieu, Els; Dorkenoo, Ameyo M.; Datagni, Michael; Cantey, Paul T.; Morgah, Kodjo; Harvey, Kira; Ziperstein, Joshua; Drexler, Naomi; Chapleau, Gina; Sodahlon, Yao

    2013-01-01

    Lymphatic filariasis (LF) is a vector-borne parasitic disease that can clinically manifest as disabling lymphedema. Although the LF elimination program aims to reduce disability and to interrupt transmission, there has been a scarcity of disease morbidity management programs, particularly on a national scale. This report describes the implementation of the first nationwide LF lymphedema management program. The program, which was initiated in Togo in 2007, focuses on patient behavioral change. Its goal is two-fold: to achieve a sustainable program on a national-scale, and to serve as a model for other countries. The program has five major components: 1) train at least one health staff in lymphedema care in each health facility in Togo; 2) inform people with a swollen leg that care is available at their dispensary; 3) train patients on self-care; 4) provide a support system to motivate patients to continue self-care by training community health workers or family members and providing in home follow-up; and 5) integrate lymphedema management into the curriculum for medical staff. The program achieved the inclusion of lymphedema management in the routine healthcare package. The evaluation after three years estimated that 79% of persons with a swollen leg in Togo were enrolled in the program. The adherence rate to the proposed World Health Organization treatment of washing, exercise, and leg elevation was more than 70% after three years of the program, resulting in a stabilization of the lymphedema stage and a slight decrease in reported acute attacks among program participants. Health staff and patients consider the program successful in reaching and educating the patients. After the external funding ended, the morbidity management program is maintained through routine Ministry of Health activities. PMID:23690550

  20. 42 CFR 137.249 - Will retrocession adversely affect funding available for the retroceded program?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ..., DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES INDIAN HEALTH SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES TRIBAL SELF-GOVERNANCE Retrocession § 137.249 Will retrocession adversely affect funding available for the...

  1. 78 FR 20502 - Energy Conservation Program: Availability of the Preliminary Technical Support Document for...

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    2013-04-05

    ... Document for General Service Fluorescent Lamps and Incandescent Reflector Lamps AGENCY: Office of Energy... and availability of the preliminary analysis on general service fluorescent lamps (GSFLs) and incandescent reflector lamps (IRLs) energy conservation standards in the Federal Register. This...

  2. The effectiveness of health appraisal processes currently in addressing health and wellbeing during spatial plan appraisal: a systematic review

    PubMed Central

    2011-01-01

    Background Spatial planning affects the built environment, which in turn has the potential to have a significant impact on health, for good or ill. One way of ensuring that spatial plans take due account of health is through the inclusion of health considerations in the statutory and non statutory appraisal processes linked to plan-making processes. Methods A systematic review to identify evaluation studies of appraisals or assessments of plans where health issues were considered from 1987 to 2010. Results A total of 6161 citations were identified: 6069 from electronic databases, 57 fromwebsite searches, with a further 35 citations from grey literature, of which 20 met the inclusion criteria. These 20 citations reported on a total of 135 different case studies: 11 UK HIA; 11 non UK high income countries HIA, 5 UK SEA or other integrated appraisal; 108 non UK high income SEA or other integrated appraisal. All studies were in English. No relevant studies were identified reporting on low or middle income countries. The studies were limited by potential bias (no independent evaluation, with those undertaking the appraisal also responsible for reporting outcomes), lack of detail and a lack of triangulation of results. Health impact assessments generally covered the four specified health domains (physical activity, mental health and wellbeing, environmental health issues such as pollution and noise, injury) more comprehensively than SEA or other integrated appraisals, although mental health and wellbeing was an underdeveloped area. There was no evidence available on the incorporation of health in Sustainability Appraisal, limited evidence that the recommendations from any type of appraisal were implemented, and almost no evidence that the recommendations had led to the anticipated outcomes or improvements in health postulated. Conclusion Research is needed to assess (i) the degree to which statutory plan appraisal processes (SA in the UK) incorporate health; (ii) whether

  3. The effectiveness of health appraisal processes currently in addressing health and wellbeing during spatial plan appraisal: a systematic review.

    PubMed

    Gray, Selena; Carmichael, Laurence; Barton, Hugh; Mytton, Julie; Lease, Helen; Joynt, Jennifer

    2011-11-24

    Spatial planning affects the built environment, which in turn has the potential to have a significant impact on health, for good or ill. One way of ensuring that spatial plans take due account of health is through the inclusion of health considerations in the statutory and non statutory appraisal processes linked to plan-making processes. A systematic review to identify evaluation studies of appraisals or assessments of plans where health issues were considered from 1987 to 2010. A total of 6161 citations were identified: 6069 from electronic databases, 57 fromwebsite searches, with a further 35 citations from grey literature, of which 20 met the inclusion criteria. These 20 citations reported on a total of 135 different case studies: 11 UK HIA; 11 non UK high income countries HIA, 5 UK SEA or other integrated appraisal; 108 non UK high income SEA or other integrated appraisal. All studies were in English. No relevant studies were identified reporting on low or middle income countries.The studies were limited by potential bias (no independent evaluation, with those undertaking the appraisal also responsible for reporting outcomes), lack of detail and a lack of triangulation of results. Health impact assessments generally covered the four specified health domains (physical activity, mental health and wellbeing, environmental health issues such as pollution and noise, injury) more comprehensively than SEA or other integrated appraisals, although mental health and wellbeing was an underdeveloped area. There was no evidence available on the incorporation of health in Sustainability Appraisal, limited evidence that the recommendations from any type of appraisal were implemented, and almost no evidence that the recommendations had led to the anticipated outcomes or improvements in health postulated. Research is needed to assess (i) the degree to which statutory plan appraisal processes (SA in the UK) incorporate health; (ii) whether recommendations arising from health

  4. Educational opportunities in bladder cancer: increasing cystoscopic adherence and the availability of smoking-cessation programs.

    PubMed

    Kowalkowski, Marc A; Goltz, Heather Honoré; Petersen, Nancy J; Amiel, Gilad E; Lerner, Seth P; Latini, David M

    2014-12-01

    Cancer survivors who continue to smoke following diagnosis are at increased risk for recurrence. Yet, smoking prevalence among survivors is similar to the general population. Adherence to cystoscopic surveillance is an important disease-management strategy for non-muscle-invasive bladder cancer (NMIBC) survivors, but data from Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results program (SEER) suggest current adherence levels are insufficient to identify recurrences at critically early stages. This study was conducted to identify actionable targets for educational intervention to increase adherence to cystoscopic monitoring for disease recurrence or progression. NMIBC survivors (n = 109) completed telephone-based surveys. Adherence was determined by measuring time from diagnosis to interview date; cystoscopies received were then compared to American Urological Association (AUA) guidelines. Data were analyzed using non-parametric tests for univariate and logistic regression for multivariable analyses. Participants averaged 65 years (SD = 9.3) and were primarily white (95 %), male (75 %), married (75 %), and non-smokers (84 %). Eighty-three percent reported either Ta- or T1-stage bladder tumors. Forty-five percent met AUA guidelines for adherence. Compared to non-smokers, current smokers reported increased fear of recurrence and psychological distress (p < 0.05). In regression analyses, non-adherence was associated with smoking (OR = 33.91, p < 0.01), providing a behavioral marker to describe a survivor group with unmet needs that may contribute to low cystoscopic adherence. Research assessing survivorship needs and designing and evaluating educational programs for NMIBC survivors should be a high priority. Identifying unmet needs among NMIBC survivors and developing programs to address these needs may increase compliance with cystoscopic monitoring, improve outcomes, and enhance quality of life.

  5. Time-dependent Data System (TDDS); an interactive program to assemble, manage, and appraise input data and numerical output of flow/transport simulation models

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    Regan, R.S.; Schaffranek, R.W.; Baltzer, R.A.

    1996-01-01

    A system of functional utilities and computer routines, collectively identified as the Time-Dependent Data System CI DDS), has been developed and documented by the U.S. Geological Survey. The TDDS is designed for processing time sequences of discrete, fixed-interval, time-varying geophysical data--in particular, hydrologic data. Such data include various, dependent variables and related parameters typically needed as input for execution of one-, two-, and three-dimensional hydrodynamic/transport and associated water-quality simulation models. Such data can also include time sequences of results generated by numerical simulation models. Specifically, TDDS provides the functional capabilities to process, store, retrieve, and compile data in a Time-Dependent Data Base (TDDB) in response to interactive user commands or pre-programmed directives. Thus, the TDDS, in conjunction with a companion TDDB, provides a ready means for processing, preparation, and assembly of time sequences of data for input to models; collection, categorization, and storage of simulation results from models; and intercomparison of field data and simulation results. The TDDS can be used to edit and verify prototype, time-dependent data to affirm that selected sequences of data are accurate, contiguous, and appropriate for numerical simulation modeling. It can be used to prepare time-varying data in a variety of formats, such as tabular lists, sequential files, arrays, graphical displays, as well as line-printer plots of single or multiparameter data sets. The TDDB is organized and maintained as a direct-access data base by the TDDS, thus providing simple, yet efficient, data management and access. A single, easily used, program interface that provides all access to and from a particular TDDB is available for use directly within models, other user-provided programs, and other data systems. This interface, together with each major functional utility of the TDDS, is described and documented in this

  6. A physical map of important QTLs, functional markers and genes available for sesame breeding programs.

    PubMed

    Dossa, Komivi

    2016-10-01

    Sesame is one of the oldest oilseed crops grown mainly in Africa and Asia. Although genetic and genomic studies on sesame have started late, the past 5 years have witnessed extensive progresses in these areas on this crop. Important genomic sequence resources such as functional markers, genes and QTLs linked to agronomically important traits, have been generated through linkage mapping and association analysis to assist sesame improvement programs. However, most of these data are scattered in different maps making them hard to be exploited efficiently in breeding programs. In this study, we report a comprehensive physical map gathering 151 published genomic sequence resources which highlighted some hotspot functional regions in the sesame genome. Moreover, 83,135 non-redundant SSRs have been supplied along with their physical position and motif composition. This will assist future research in fine mapping or pinpointing more functional genes based on the already published QTLs and functional markers. This physical map represents a good landmark for further non-overlapping genetic and genomic studies working towards sesame improvement.

  7. 78 FR 60873 - Appraisal Subcommittee Meeting

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    2013-10-02

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office FEDERAL FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS EXAMINATION COUNCIL Appraisal Subcommittee Meeting AGENCY: Appraisal Subcommittee of the Federal... amended, notice is hereby given that the Appraisal Subcommittee (ASC) will meet in closed session:...

  8. 7 CFR 1955.128 - Appraisers.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ... least one of the following qualifications: (1) Certification by a National or State appraisal society... that the appraiser meets the criteria for a certification in a National or State appraisal society....

  9. 75 FR 73085 - National Toxicology Program (NTP): Office of Liaison, Policy, and Review; Availability of Draft...

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    2010-11-29

    ...; available at http://ntp.niehs.nih.gov/go/36051 ) that will be peer-reviewed by an NTP Technical Reports Peer... site ( http://ntp.niehs.nih.gov/go/36051 ) or may be requested in hardcopy from the Designated Federal.../go/test . Attendance and Registration The meeting is scheduled for January 26, 2011, from 8:30 a.m...

  10. 77 FR 24166 - Notice of Funds Availability; Inviting Applications for the Quality Samples Program

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    ...), timely and effective implementation of technical assistance, and submission of a written evaluation... be made available to any QSP participant. All proposals will be reviewed against the evaluation... review period only if the applicant specifically requests such reconsideration in writing, and only...

  11. 75 FR 26185 - Notice of Funds Availability; Inviting Applications for the Quality Samples Program

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    2010-05-11

    ... implementation of technical assistance, and submission of a written evaluation report within 90 days of... the claim is not supported by adequate documentation. 3. Reporting: A written evaluation report must... available to any QSP participant. All proposals will be reviewed against the evaluation criteria...

  12. 77 FR 24173 - Notice of Funds Availability: Inviting Applications for the Emerging Markets Program

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    2012-04-23

    ... Availability. DATES: To be considered for funding, applications must be received by 5 p.m. Eastern Daylight... [World Development Indicators; November 2011, http://siteresources.worldbank.org/DATASTATISTICS/Resources... Dun and Bradstreet Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number. An applicant may request a DUNS...

  13. 42 CFR 417.106 - Quality assurance program; Availability, accessibility, and continuity of basic and supplemental...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ... emergency care service, if the number of providers of that basic health service who will provide the service... includes general practice, family practice, general internal medicine, general pediatrics, and general... after-hours services. (Medically necessary emergency services must be available 24 hours a day, 7 days a...

  14. 42 CFR 417.106 - Quality assurance program; Availability, accessibility, and continuity of basic and supplemental...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ... emergency care service, if the number of providers of that basic health service who will provide the service... includes general practice, family practice, general internal medicine, general pediatrics, and general... after-hours services. (Medically necessary emergency services must be available 24 hours a day, 7 days a...

  15. 42 CFR 417.106 - Quality assurance program; Availability, accessibility, and continuity of basic and supplemental...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... outside its service area any basic health service that is not a primary care or emergency care service, if... practice, family practice, general internal medicine, general pediatrics, and general obstetrics and.... (Medically necessary emergency services must be available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.) (c) Continuity of...

  16. THE ENGLISH PROGRAM OF THE USOE CURRICULUM STUDY AND DEMONSTRATION CENTER MATERIALS CURRENTLY AVAILABLE.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    1967

    AFTER FIVE YEARS OF FEDERALLY-SUPPORTED CURRICULUM RESEARCH IN ENGLISH, 14 STUDY CENTERS AND FIVE DEMONSTRATION CENTERS ARE NOW MAKING THE RESULTS OF THEIR WORK AVAILABLE TO THE PUBLIC. THIS PAMPHLET LISTS TITLES OF REPORTS AND INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS PREPARED BY THE FOLLOWING CENTERS--(1) CARNEGIE-MELLON UNIVERSITY, (2) TEACHERS COLLEGE, COLUMBIA…

  17. 76 FR 55868 - Notice of Funding Availability: Inviting Applications for the Food for Progress Program; Correction

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    2011-09-09

    ... Foreign Agricultural Service Notice of Funding Availability: Inviting Applications for the Food for...) published a notice in the Federal Register on July 28, 2011, inviting proposals for the Food for Progress... to the application and review process, and provides updates to web links for helpful documents....

  18. THE ENGLISH PROGRAM OF THE USOE CURRICULUM STUDY AND DEMONSTRATION CENTER MATERIALS CURRENTLY AVAILABLE.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    1967

    AFTER FIVE YEARS OF FEDERALLY-SUPPORTED CURRICULUM RESEARCH IN ENGLISH, 14 STUDY CENTERS AND FIVE DEMONSTRATION CENTERS ARE NOW MAKING THE RESULTS OF THEIR WORK AVAILABLE TO THE PUBLIC. THIS PAMPHLET LISTS TITLES OF REPORTS AND INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS PREPARED BY THE FOLLOWING CENTERS--(1) CARNEGIE-MELLON UNIVERSITY, (2) TEACHERS COLLEGE, COLUMBIA…

  19. 78 FR 23893 - Notice of Funds Availability: Inviting Applications for the Market Access Program

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    2013-04-23

    ... goals. The FAS also considers the extent to which a proposed project targets markets with the greatest... Commodity Credit Corporation Notice of Funds Availability: Inviting Applications for the Market Access...: The Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) announces that it is inviting proposals for the 2014 Market...

  20. 75 FR 26194 - Notice of Funds Availability: Inviting Applications for the Market Access Program

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    2010-05-11

    .... The FAS also considers the extent to which a proposed project targets markets with the greatest growth... Commodity Credit Corporation Notice of Funds Availability: Inviting Applications for the Market Access... Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) announces that it is inviting proposals for the 2011 Market Access...

  1. 77 FR 24169 - Notice of Funds Availability: Inviting Applications for the Market Access Program

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    2012-04-23

    ... or country goals. The FAS also considers the extent to which a proposed project targets markets with... Commodity Credit Corporation Notice of Funds Availability: Inviting Applications for the Market Access... Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) announces that it is inviting proposals for the 2013 Market Access...

  2. Two years post affordable medicines facility for malaria program: availability and prices of anti-malarial drugs in central Ghana.

    PubMed

    Freeman, Alexander; Kwarteng, Anthony; Febir, Lawrence Gyabaa; Amenga-Etego, Seeba; Owusu-Agyei, Seth; Asante, Kwaku Poku

    2017-01-01

    The Affordable Medicines Facility for malaria (AMFm) Program was a subsidy aimed at artemisinin-based combination therapies (ACTs) in order to increase availability, affordability, and market share of ACTs in 8 malaria endemic countries in Africa. The WHO supervised the manufacture of the subsidized products, named them Quality Assured ACTs (QAACT) and printed a Green Leaf Logo on all QAACT packages. Ghana began to receive the subsidized QAACTs in 2010. A cross-sectional stock survey was conducted at 63 licensed chemical shops (LCS) and private pharmacies in two districts of the Brong-Ahafo region of Ghana to determine the availability and price of all anti-malarial treatments. Drug outlets were visited over a 3-weeks period in October and November of 2014, about 2 years after the end of AMFm program. At least one QAACT was available in 88.9% (95% CI 80.9% - 96.8%) of all drug outlets with no difference between urban and rural locations. Non-Assured ACTs (NAACT) were significantly more available in urban drug outlets [75.0% availability (95% CI 59.1% - 90.9%)] than in rural drug outlets [16.1% availability (95% CI 2.4% - 29.9%)]. The top selling product was Artemether Lumefantrine with the Green Leaf Logo, a QAACT. There was a significant difference in the mean price of a QAACT [$1.04 USD (95% CI $0.98 - $1.11)], and the mean price of a NAACT in both the urban and rural areas [$2.46 USD (95% CI $2.11 - $2.81)]. There was no significant difference in the price of any product that was available in urban and rural settings. About 2 years after the AMFm program, subsidized QAACTs in Ghana were widely available and more affordable than NAACTs in the Kintampo North District and Kintampo South Municipality of Ghana. The AMFm program appeared to have mostly succeeded in making QAACTs available and affordable.

  3. Randomized trial of the Availability, Responsiveness and Continuity (ARC) organizational intervention for improving youth outcomes in community mental health programs.

    PubMed

    Glisson, Charles; Hemmelgarn, Anthony; Green, Philip; Williams, Nathaniel J

    2013-05-01

    The primary objective of the study was to assess whether the Availability, Responsiveness and Continuity (ARC) organizational intervention improved youth outcomes in community based mental health programs. The second objective was to assess whether programs with more improved organizational social contexts following the 18-month ARC intervention had better youth outcomes than programs with less improved social contexts. Eighteen community mental health programs that serve youth between the ages of 5 and 18 were randomly assigned to ARC or control conditions. Clinicians (n = 154) in the participating programs completed the Organizational Social Context (OSC) measure at baseline and following the 18-month ARC organizational intervention. Caregivers of 393 youth who were served by the 18 programs (9 in ARC and 9 in control) completed the Shortform Assessment for Children (SAC) once a month for six months beginning at intake. Hierarchical linear models (HLM) analyses indicated that youth outcomes were significantly better in the programs that completed the 18 month ARC intervention. HLM analyses also showed that youth outcomes were best in the programs with the most improved organizational social contexts following the 18 month ARC intervention. Youth outcomes in community mental health programs can be improved with the ARC organizational intervention and outcomes are best in programs that make the most improvements in organizational social context. The relationships linking ARC, organizational social context, and youth outcomes suggest that service improvement efforts will be more successful if those efforts include strategies to improve the organizational social contexts in which the services are embedded. Copyright © 2013 American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  4. An Appraisal of Coupled Climate Model Simulations

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    Sperber, K; Gleckler, P; Covey, C; Taylor, K; Bader, D; Phillips, T; Fiorino, M; Achutarao, K

    2004-02-24

    In 2002, the Program for Climate Model Diagnosis and Intercomparison (PCMDI) proposed the concept for a state-of-the-science appraisal of climate models to be performed approximately every two years. Motivation for this idea arose from the perceived needs of the international modeling groups and the broader climate research community to document progress more frequently than provided by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Assessment Reports. A committee of external reviewers, which included senior researchers from four leading international modeling centers, supported the concept by stating in its review: ''The panel enthusiastically endorses the suggestion that PCMDI develop an independent appraisal of coupled model performance every 2-3 years. This would provide a useful 'mid-course' evaluation of modeling progress in the context of larger IPCC and national assessment activities, and should include both coupled and single-component model evaluations.''

  5. 31 CFR 351.81 - Is the Education Savings Bond Program available for Series EE savings bonds?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ... 31 Money and Finance:Treasury 2 2011-07-01 2011-07-01 false Is the Education Savings Bond Program available for Series EE savings bonds? 351.81 Section 351.81 Money and Finance: Treasury Regulations Relating to Money and Finance (Continued) FISCAL SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY BUREAU OF THE PUBLIC...

  6. 31 CFR 351.81 - Is the Education Savings Bond Program available for Series EE savings bonds?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ... 31 Money and Finance: Treasury 2 2014-07-01 2014-07-01 false Is the Education Savings Bond Program available for Series EE savings bonds? 351.81 Section 351.81 Money and Finance: Treasury Regulations Relating to Money and Finance (Continued) FISCAL SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY BUREAU OF THE FISCAL...

  7. Notice of Data Availability Concerning Renewable Fuels Produced from Barley Documents under the Renewable Fuel Standard Program

    EPA Pesticide Factsheets

    EPA issues a Notice of Data Availability (NODA) to release its lifecycle green-house gas (GHG) analysis of barley used as a feedstock to produce ethanol under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) program. Find the Federal Register and fact sheet on this here.

  8. Performance Appraisal Applied to Leadership

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Jefferson, Anne L.

    2010-01-01

    Performance appraisal is a measurement process of how well an individual is doing her or his job. In most organisations, this appraisal is an annual event. Generally, it is done to encourage job performance, to flag areas that need attention, to inform both parties as to expectations. Much of the literature speaks to this process in terms of the…

  9. Critical Appraisal: Bulk-fill Composites, Part I.

    PubMed

    Swift, Edward J

    2015-01-01

    The Journal of Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry published a Critical Appraisal of bulk-fill flowable composite resins by Dr. Ricardo Walter in early 2013 (JERD 2013;25(1):72-6). Since then, new bulk-fill composite options have become available and have rapidly achieved great popularity. This two-part Critical Appraisal reviews some of the more recent information on the various bulk-fill options.

  10. A lifestyle program of exercise and weight loss is effective in preventing and treating type 2 diabetes mellitus: Why are programs not more available?

    PubMed

    Ades, Philip A

    2015-11-01

    There is substantial evidence that type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) can be prevented in high-risk individuals by a lifestyle program of regular exercise and weight reduction. Additionally, there is emerging evidence that new onset T2DM (<1year) can go into remission after weight loss and exercise in a majority of motivated individuals, obviating a need for glucose lowering medications. Yet, lifestyle programs to support such behavior change are not widely available. Moreover, health care insurance companies generally do not provide coverage for behavioral weight loss programs to prevent or treat T2DM. Consequently, physicians caring for individuals with T2DM may find it much easier to start a chronic glucose lowering medication rather than attempting to motivate and support patients through long-term behavior change. The cardiac rehabilitation model of disease management, with a network of over 2000 programs in the U.S., is well suited to deliver medically-supervised lifestyle programs. National organizations such as the American Diabetes Association and the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation should support greater availability and use of lifestyle programs for T2DM treatment and prevention. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  11. Comparative review of available computer programs for modeling meteorological and terrain effects on long-range propagation of audible noise

    SciTech Connect

    Liebich, R.E.; Chun, Kyong C.

    1994-06-01

    Assessment of the environmental impacts of audible noise produced by human activities -- such as construction and operation of industrial facilities, vehicular traffic, and aircraft operations -- requires the use of sound-propagation computer programs capable of predicting the sound-pressure spectra that will be produced by these noise sources at distances as great as 10 km. Under acoustically unfavorable meteorological conditions, such as ground-based temperature inversions and noise-sensitive receptors being located downwind from intrusive sound sources, audible noise levels can be increased, even on the order of 20 dB. This paper presents a brief overview of computer programs currently available (``operational``) for predicting the effects of such meteorological conditions on audible noise levels in a format that allows gross comparison of the relative capabilities of the programs from the standpoint of engineering application to environmental impact assessment.

  12. 43 CFR 404.45 - What will be included in the appraisal report prepared by Reclamation?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... 43 Public Lands: Interior 1 2011-10-01 2011-10-01 false What will be included in the appraisal report prepared by Reclamation? 404.45 Section 404.45 Public Lands: Interior Regulations Relating to Public Lands BUREAU OF RECLAMATION, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR RECLAMATION RURAL WATER SUPPLY PROGRAM Appraisal Investigations § 404.45 What will be...

  13. 6 CFR 17.425 - Counseling and use of appraisal and counseling materials.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ... Discrimination on the Basis of Sex in Education Programs or Activities Prohibited § 17.425 Counseling and use of... appraisal and counseling materials. A recipient that uses testing or other materials for appraising or... disproportion is not the result of discrimination in the instrument or its application. (c) Disproportion...

  14. 43 CFR 41.425 - Counseling and use of appraisal and counseling materials.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ... Discrimination on the Basis of Sex in Education Programs or Activities Prohibited § 41.425 Counseling and use of... appraisal and counseling materials. A recipient that uses testing or other materials for appraising or... disproportion is not the result of discrimination in the instrument or its application. (c) Disproportion...

  15. 10 CFR 1042.425 - Counseling and use of appraisal and counseling materials.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ... BASIS OF SEX IN EDUCATION PROGRAMS OR ACTIVITIES RECEIVING FEDERAL FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE Discrimination... appraisal and counseling materials. A recipient that uses testing or other materials for appraising or... disproportion is not the result of discrimination in the instrument or its application. (c) Disproportion...

  16. AN APPRAISAL OF POSSIBILITIES FOR A HEAD START PROGRAM AMONG THE POTAWATOMI INDIANS OF KANSAS. INDIAN COMMUNITIES AND PROJECT HEAD START.

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    BEE, ROBERT L.

    AT THE TIME OF THIS REPORT, TO THE AUTHOR'S KNOWLEDGE, NO ACTION EITHER BY THE POTOWATOMI OR INTERESTED WHITES HAD BEEN TAKEN TOWARD SETTING UP A HEAD START PROGRAM FOR THE POTOWATOMI OF KANSAS. THE AUTHOR STATES WHY, IN THIS OPINION, THE POTOWATOMI DO NOT NEED A HEAD START PROGRAM. IN SPITE OF THE BELIEF, THE REPORT ATTEMPTS TO GIVE BASIC…

  17. 7 CFR 4279.144 - Appraisals.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ... 7 Agriculture 15 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Appraisals. 4279.144 Section 4279.144 Agriculture... Appraisals. Lenders will be responsible for ensuring that appraisal values adequately reflect the actual value of the collateral. All real property appraisals associated with Agency guaranteed loanmaking...

  18. 48 CFR 1437.7002 - Appraisal standards.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ... 48 Federal Acquisition Regulations System 5 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Appraisal standards. 1437... CATEGORIES OF CONTRACTING SERVICE CONTRACTING Appraisal Services (Real Property) 1437.7002 Appraisal standards. (a) All real property appraisals for condemnation purposes shall be consistent with...

  19. 36 CFR 223.222 - Appraisal.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... 36 Parks, Forests, and Public Property 2 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Appraisal. 223.222 Section... DISPOSAL OF NATIONAL FOREST SYSTEM TIMBER Special Forest Products Appraisal and Pricing § 223.222 Appraisal... methods to determine appraised value include, but are not limited to, transaction evidence...

  20. 12 CFR 34.85 - Appraisal requirements.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ... 12 Banks and Banking 1 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Appraisal requirements. 34.85 Section 34.85... APPRAISALS Other Real Estate Owned § 34.85 Appraisal requirements. (a) General. (1) Upon transfer to OREO, a national bank shall substantiate the parcel's market value by obtaining either: (i) An appraisal...

  1. 78 FR 60872 - Appraisal Subcommittee Meeting

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    2013-10-02

    ... INSTITUTIONS EXAMINATION COUNCIL Appraisal Subcommittee Meeting AGENCY: Appraisal Subcommittee of the Federal... amended, notice is hereby given that the Appraisal Subcommittee (ASC) will meet in open session for its....) Discussion Agenda Appraisal Foundation May, June and July 2013 Grant Reimbursement Requests Phase 2...

  2. 36 CFR 254.9 - Appraisals.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... requirements that meet the intent of Title XI, Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery, and Enforcement Act of... appraiser(s) shall provide to the authorized officer appraisals estimating the market value of Federal and... meeting the requirements of FIRREA. (b) Market value. (1) In estimating market value, the appraiser...

  3. 7 CFR 761.7 - Appraisals.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ... section describes Agency requirements for: (1) Real estate and chattel appraisals made in connection with... loans. (b) Appraisal standards. (1) Real estate appraisals, technical appraisal reviews and their... State Office) or other format containing the same information. (c) Use of an existing real...

  4. 7 CFR 1955.128 - Appraisers.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ... real estate properties, all contract (fee) appraisers should include the sales comparison, income (when... Inventory Property § 1955.128 Appraisers. (a) Real property. The State Director may authorize the County... estate contract appraisers must be certified as State-Certified General Appraisers. (b) Chattel...

  5. 7 CFR 1955.128 - Appraisers.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ... real estate properties, all contract (fee) appraisers should include the sales comparison, income (when... Inventory Property § 1955.128 Appraisers. (a) Real property. The State Director may authorize the County... estate contract appraisers must be certified as State-Certified General Appraisers. (b) Chattel...

  6. 7 CFR 1955.128 - Appraisers.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ... real estate properties, all contract (fee) appraisers should include the sales comparison, income (when... Inventory Property § 1955.128 Appraisers. (a) Real property. The State Director may authorize the County... estate contract appraisers must be certified as State-Certified General Appraisers. (b) Chattel...

  7. 7 CFR 1955.128 - Appraisers.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ... real estate properties, all contract (fee) appraisers should include the sales comparison, income (when... Inventory Property § 1955.128 Appraisers. (a) Real property. The State Director may authorize the County... estate contract appraisers must be certified as State-Certified General Appraisers. (b) Chattel...

  8. 12 CFR 323.5 - Appraiser independence.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ... appraiser, that appraiser must be independent of the lending, investment, and collection functions and not... appraisal are involved in the lending, investment, or collection functions of the regulated institution, the regulated institution shall take appropriate steps to ensure that the appraisers exercise independent...

  9. 12 CFR 34.45 - Appraiser independence.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ... staff appraiser, that appraiser must be independent of the lending, investment, and collection functions... perform an appraisal are involved in the lending, investment, or collection functions of the regulated institution, the regulated institution shall take appropriate steps to ensure that the appraisers exercise...

  10. 12 CFR 34.45 - Appraiser independence.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ... staff appraiser, that appraiser must be independent of the lending, investment, and collection functions... perform an appraisal are involved in the lending, investment, or collection functions of the regulated institution, the regulated institution shall take appropriate steps to ensure that the appraisers exercise...

  11. 12 CFR 34.45 - Appraiser independence.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ... staff appraiser, that appraiser must be independent of the lending, investment, and collection functions... perform an appraisal are involved in the lending, investment, or collection functions of the regulated institution, the regulated institution shall take appropriate steps to ensure that the appraisers exercise...

  12. 12 CFR 34.45 - Appraiser independence.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ... staff appraiser, that appraiser must be independent of the lending, investment, and collection functions... perform an appraisal are involved in the lending, investment, or collection functions of the regulated institution, the regulated institution shall take appropriate steps to ensure that the appraisers exercise...

  13. The benefits of school-based condom availability: cross-sectional analysis of a comprehensive high school-based program.

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    Wolk, L I; Rosenbaum, R

    1995-09-01

    To analyze the benefits of a school-based condom availability program relative to the risks that such a program may incur. A confidentially-administered survey instrument was completed by 152 randomly selected high-school students (approximately 14% of the entire student population). The respondents had a mean age of 15.9 years (range: 14-19 years) and a proportionate gender distribution. Ninety-three percent of all respondents had "heard of" the school's program and knew from whom they could receive condoms. Twenty-six percent of the respondents had received condoms from the program with 67% using them. Of those receiving condoms but not using them, more than half did not need them, owing to absence of anticipated sexual activity. Of the nonreceivers, 53% had never had sexual intercourse and 27% received condoms from other sources. The benefit of the program by aiding a sexually-active student was found to be more than three times as great as the risk of encouraging a nonsexually active student to have sexual intercourse (RR = 3.2; 95% C.I. = 2.1, 4.9). The prevalence of sexual activity among all respondents was not significantly higher than the state's average based on gender and age (59.8% vs. 54.5%; z = 1.24, p > .05, n.s.). Given the lack of increased sexual activity and the favorable benefit-risk ratio, we conclude that school-based condom availability is successfully utilized by sexually-active adolescents and may be an effective means to reduce potentially harmful outcomes, such as unintended pregnancy and sexually-transmitted diseases.

  14. Education and training initiatives for crisis management in the European Union: a web-based analysis of available programs.

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    Ingrassia, Pier Luigi; Foletti, Marco; Djalali, Ahmadreza; Scarone, Piercarlo; Ragazzoni, Luca; Corte, Francesco Della; Kaptan, Kubilay; Lupescu, Olivera; Arculeo, Chris; von Arnim, Gotz; Friedl, Tom; Ashkenazi, Michael; Heselmann, Deike; Hreckovski, Boris; Khorram-Manesh, Amir; Khorrram-Manesh, Amir; Komadina, Radko; Lechner, Kostanze; Patru, Cristina; Burkle, Frederick M; Fisher, Philipp

    2014-04-01

    Education and training are key elements of disaster management. Despite national and international educational programs in disaster management, there is no standardized curriculum available to guide the European Union (EU) member states. European- based Disaster Training Curriculum (DITAC), a multiple university-based project financially supported by the EU, is charged with developing a holistic and highly-structured curriculum and courses for responders and crisis managers at a strategic and tactical level. The purpose of this study is to qualitatively assess the prevailing preferences and characteristics of disaster management educational and training initiatives (ETIs) at a postgraduate level that currently exist in the EU countries. An Internet-based qualitative search was conducted in 2012 to identify and analyze the current training programs in disaster management. The course characteristics were evaluated for curriculum, teaching methods, modality of delivery, target groups, and funding. The literature search identified 140 ETIs, the majority (78%) located in United Kingdom, France, and Germany. Master level degrees were the primary certificates granted to graduates. Face-to-face education was the most common teaching method (84%). Approximately 80% of the training initiatives offered multi- and cross-disciplinary disaster management content. A competency-based approach to curriculum content was present in 61% of the programs. Emergency responders at the tactical level were the main target group. Almost all programs were self-funded. Although ETIs currently exist, they are not broadly available in all 27 EU countries. Also, the curricula do not cover all key elements of disaster management in a standardized and competency-based structure. This study has identified the need to develop a standardized competency-based educational and training program for all European countries that will ensure the practice and policies that meet both the standards of care and

  15. Reducing Child Maltreatment by Making Parenting Programs Available to All Parents: A Case Example Using the Triple P-Positive Parenting Program.

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    Pickering, John A; Sanders, Matthew R

    2016-10-01

    Preventing the maltreatment of children is a major public health challenge. Using the Triple P-Positive Parenting program as an example, this article makes the case that strengthening parenting and family relationships at a population level is a potentially powerful means of taking on this challenge. We focus on the value of making parenting programs available to all parents in the community. We conclude by examining the key ingredients required to make a population-level parenting approach to reducing child maltreatment work. © The Author(s) 2016.

  16. The Conterminous United States Mineral Appraisal Program; background information to accompany folio of geologic, geochemical, geophysical, and mineral resource maps of the Choteau 1 degree x 2 degrees Quadrangle, Montana

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    Earhart, Robert L.; Grimes, David J.; Leinz, Reinhard W.; Kleinkopf, M. Dean

    1981-01-01

    The Choteau l? x 2? quadrangle in northwest Montana was studied by an interdisciplinary research team in order to appraise its mineral resource and hydrocarbon potential The appraisal is based on field and laboratory investigations of the geology, geochemistry, and geophysics. The results of the investigations are published as a folio of maps, figures, tables, and accompanying discussions. This circular provides background information on the investigations and integrates the published components of the resource appraisal. A comprehensive bibliography cites both specific and general references to the geology, geochemistry, geophysics, and mineral deposits of the Choteau l? x 2? quadrangle.

  17. Reach of Effective, Nationally-Available, Low-Cost, Nonprofit Weight Loss Program in Medically Underserved Areas (MUAs)

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    Nassel, Ariann F.; Thomas, Deborah

    2016-01-01

    Obesity rates are higher for ethnic minority, low-income, and rural communities. Programs are needed to support these communities with weight management. We determined the reach of a low-cost, nationally-available weight loss program in Health Resources and Services Administration medically underserved areas (MUAs) and described the demographics of the communities with program locations. This is a cross-sectional analysis of Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) chapter locations. Geographic information systems technology was used to combine information about TOPS chapter locations, the geographic boundaries of MUAs, and socioeconomic data from the Decennial 2010 Census. TOPS is available in 30 % of MUAs. The typical TOPS chapter is in a Census Tract that is predominantly white, urban, with a median annual income between $25,000 and $50,000. However, there are TOPS chapters in Census Tracts that can be classified as predominantly black or predominantly Hispanic; predominantly rural; and as low or high income. TOPS provides weight management services in MUAs and across many types of communities. TOPS can help treat obesity in the medically underserved. Future research should determine the differential effectiveness among chapters in different types of communities. PMID:26072259

  18. Reach of Effective, Nationally-Available, Low-Cost, Nonprofit Weight Loss Program in Medically Underserved Areas (MUAs).

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    Mitchell, Nia S; Nassel, Ariann F; Thomas, Deborah

    2015-12-01

    Obesity rates are higher for ethnic minority, low-income, and rural communities. Programs are needed to support these communities with weight management. We determined the reach of a low-cost, nationally-available weight loss program in Health Resources and Services Administration medically underserved areas (MUAs) and described the demographics of the communities with program locations. This is a cross-sectional analysis of Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) chapter locations. Geographic information systems technology was used to combine information about TOPS chapter locations, the geographic boundaries of MUAs, and socioeconomic data from the Decennial 2010 Census. TOPS is available in 30 % of MUAs. The typical TOPS chapter is in a Census Tract that is predominantly white, urban, with a median annual income between $25,000 and $50,000. However, there are TOPS chapters in Census Tracts that can be classified as predominantly black or predominantly Hispanic; predominantly rural; and as low or high income. TOPS provides weight management services in MUAs and across many types of communities. TOPS can help treat obesity in the medically underserved. Future research should determine the differential effectiveness among chapters in different types of communities.

  19. Analyzing the Impacts of Natural Environments on Launch and Landing Availability for NASA's Exploration Systems Development Programs

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    Altino, Karen M.; Burns, K. Lee; Barbre, Robert E., Jr.; Leahy, Frank B.

    2014-01-01

    The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is developing new capabilities for human and scientific exploration beyond Earth orbit. Natural environments information is an important asset for NASA's development of the next generation space transportation system as part of the Exploration Systems Development (ESD) Programs, which includes the Space Launch System (SLS) and Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle (MPCV) Programs. Natural terrestrial environment conditions - such as wind, lightning and sea states - can affect vehicle safety and performance during multiple mission phases ranging from pre-launch ground processing to landing and recovery operations, including all potential abort scenarios. Space vehicles are particularly sensitive to these environments during the launch/ascent and the entry/landing phases of mission operations. The Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) Natural Environments Branch provides engineering design support for NASA space vehicle projects and programs by providing design engineers and mission planners with natural environments definitions as well as performing custom analyses to help characterize the impacts the natural environment may have on vehicle performance. One such analysis involves assessing the impact of natural environments to operational availability. Climatological time series of operational surface weather observations are used to calculate probabilities of meeting/exceeding various sets of hypothetical vehicle-specific parametric constraint thresholds. Outputs are tabulated by month and hour of day to show both seasonal and diurnal variation. This paper will discuss how climate analyses are performed by the MSFC Natural Environments Branch to support the ESD Launch Availability (LA) Technical Performance Measure (TPM), the SLS Launch Availability due to Natural Environments TPM, and several MPCV (Orion) launch and landing availability analyses - including the 2014 Orion Exploration Flight Test 1 (EFT-1) mission.

  20. Appraisal Tools for Clinical Practice Guidelines: A Systematic Review

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    Siering, Ulrich; Eikermann, Michaela; Hausner, Elke; Hoffmann-Eßer, Wiebke; Neugebauer, Edmund A.

    2013-01-01

    Introduction Clinical practice guidelines can improve healthcare processes and patient outcomes, but are often of low quality. Guideline appraisal tools aim to help potential guideline users in assessing guideline quality. We conducted a systematic review of publications describing guideline appraisal tools in order to identify and compare existing tools. Methods Among others we searched MEDLINE, EMBASE and the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews from 1995 to May 2011 for relevant primary and secondary publications. We also handsearched the reference lists of relevant publications. On the basis of the available literature we firstly generated 34 items to be used in the comparison of appraisal tools and grouped them into thirteen quality dimensions. We then extracted formal characteristics as well as questions and statements of the appraisal tools and assigned them to the items. Results We identified 40 different appraisal tools. They covered between three and thirteen of the thirteen possible quality dimensions and between three and 29 of the possible 34 items. The main focus of the appraisal tools were the quality dimensions “evaluation of evidence” (mentioned in 35 tools; 88%), “presentation of guideline content” (34 tools; 85%), “transferability” (33 tools; 83%), “independence” (32 tools; 80%), “scope” (30 tools; 75%), and “information retrieval” (29 tools; 73%). The quality dimensions “consideration of different perspectives” and “dissemination, implementation and evaluation of the guideline” were covered by only twenty (50%) and eighteen tools (45%) respectively. Conclusions Most guideline appraisal tools assess whether the literature search and the evaluation, synthesis and presentation of the evidence in guidelines follow the principles of evidence-based medicine. Although conflicts of interest and norms and values of guideline developers, as well as patient involvement, affect the trustworthiness of guidelines, they are

  1. Etiopathogenesis of cataract: An appraisal

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    Gupta, Varun B; Rajagopala, Manjusha; Ravishankar, Basavaiah

    2014-01-01

    Natural eye lens is a crystalline substance to produce a clear passage for light. Cataract is opacity within the clear lens of the eye and is the dominant cause of socio-medical problem i.e., blindness worldwide. The only available treatment of cataract is surgery. However, insufficient surgical facilities in poor and developing countries and post-operative complications inspire researchers to find out other modes of treatment for cataract. In this review, an attempt has been made to appraise various etiological factors of cataract to make their perception clear to build up counterpart treatment. Present study is an assortment of various available literatures and electronic information in view of cataract etiopathogenesis. Various risk factors have been identified in development of cataracts. They can be classified in to genetic factors, ageing (systemic diseases, nutritional and trace metals deficiencies, smoking, oxidative stress etc.), traumatic, complicated (inflammatory and degenerative diseases of eye), metabolic (diabetes, galactosemia etc.), toxic substances including drugs abuses, alcohol etc., radiation (ultraviolet, electromagnetic waves etc.) are implicated as significant risk factors in the development of cataract. PMID:24618482

  2. BINSYN: A Publicly Available Program for Simulating Spectra and Light Curves of Binary Systems with or without Accretion Disks

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    Linnell, Albert P.; DeStefano, Paul; Hubeny, Ivan

    2012-08-01

    The BINSYN program suite, a collection of programs for analysis of binary star systems with or without an optically thick accretion disk, is available for download from a wiki. This article describes the package, including download instructions. BINSYN produces synthetic spectra of individual binary star components plus a synthetic spectrum of the system. If the system includes an accretion disk, BINSYN also produces a separate synthetic spectrum of the disk face and rim. A system routine convolves the synthetic spectra with filter profiles of several photometric standards to produce absolute synthetic photometry output. The package generates synthetic light curves and determines an optimized solution for system parameters. This article includes illustrative literature references that have used the suite, including mass transfer rates in several cataclysmic binary systems.

  3. Analyzing the Impacts of Natural Environments on Launch and Landing Availability for NASA's Eploration Systems Development Programs

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Altino, Karen M.; Burns, K. Lee; Barbre, Robert E.; Leahy, Frank B.

    2014-01-01

    NASA is developing new capabilities for human and scientific exploration beyond Earth orbit. Natural environments information is an important asset for NASA's development of the next generation space transportation system as part of the Exploration Systems Development Program, which includes the Space Launch System (SLS) and MultiPurpose Crew Vehicle (MPCV) Programs. Natural terrestrial environment conditions - such as wind, lightning and sea states - can affect vehicle safety and performance during multiple mission phases ranging from prelaunch ground processing to landing and recovery operations, including all potential abort scenarios. Space vehicles are particularly sensitive to these environments during the launch/ascent and the entry/landing phases of mission operations. The Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) Natural Environments Branch provides engineering design support for NASA space vehicle projects and programs by providing design engineers and mission planners with natural environments definitions as well as performing custom analyses to help characterize the impacts the natural environment may have on vehicle performance. One such analysis involves assessing the impact of natural environments to operational availability. Climatological time series of operational surface weather observations are used to calculate probabilities of meeting or exceeding various sets of hypothetical vehicle-specific parametric constraint thresholds.

  4. An Individual Appraisal and Prescription for the Beginning Jogger.

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    Davis, Myron W.; VanWoerkom, Carol L.

    1981-01-01

    The Cardiovascular Appraisal and Prescription Program is designed to provide safe initiating procedures for the beginning jogger. By using this procedure, the participant learns how to pace the amount of jogging according to the present level of fitness. A self-administered stress monitor worksheet and a sample exercise workout are included. (JN)

  5. A Complement to Testing: Skill-Based Appraisal.

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    Latulippe, Laura; Light, Mary Lu

    The limitations of objectives tests, the language skills needed for university work, and effective ways of appraising and communicating these skills to the university are discussed. The goals of university English as a second language (ESL) programs is to train international students in the linguistic and academic skills they will need in American…

  6. 49 CFR 24.104 - Review of appraisals.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ... Transportation Office of the Secretary of Transportation UNIFORM RELOCATION ASSISTANCE AND REAL PROPERTY ACQUISITION FOR FEDERAL AND FEDERALLY-ASSISTED PROGRAMS Real Property Acquisition § 24.104 Review of... appraiser (see § 24.103(d)(1) and appendix A, § 24.104) shall examine the presentation and analysis of...

  7. 7 CFR 1942.3 - Preparation of appraisal reports.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ... 7 Agriculture 13 2012-01-01 2012-01-01 false Preparation of appraisal reports. 1942.3 Section 1942.3 Agriculture Regulations of the Department of Agriculture (Continued) RURAL HOUSING SERVICE, RURAL... (CONTINUED) PROGRAM REGULATIONS (CONTINUED) ASSOCIATIONS Community Facility Loans § 1942.3 Preparation...

  8. 7 CFR 1942.3 - Preparation of appraisal reports.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ... 7 Agriculture 13 2014-01-01 2013-01-01 true Preparation of appraisal reports. 1942.3 Section 1942.3 Agriculture Regulations of the Department of Agriculture (Continued) RURAL HOUSING SERVICE, RURAL... (CONTINUED) PROGRAM REGULATIONS (CONTINUED) ASSOCIATIONS Community Facility Loans § 1942.3 Preparation...

  9. 7 CFR 1942.3 - Preparation of appraisal reports.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ... 7 Agriculture 13 2011-01-01 2009-01-01 true Preparation of appraisal reports. 1942.3 Section 1942.3 Agriculture Regulations of the Department of Agriculture (Continued) RURAL HOUSING SERVICE, RURAL... (CONTINUED) PROGRAM REGULATIONS (CONTINUED) ASSOCIATIONS Community Facility Loans § 1942.3 Preparation...

  10. 7 CFR 1942.3 - Preparation of appraisal reports.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ... 7 Agriculture 13 2010-01-01 2009-01-01 true Preparation of appraisal reports. 1942.3 Section 1942.3 Agriculture Regulations of the Department of Agriculture (Continued) RURAL HOUSING SERVICE, RURAL... (CONTINUED) PROGRAM REGULATIONS (CONTINUED) ASSOCIATIONS Community Facility Loans § 1942.3 Preparation...

  11. Vital Defenses: Social Support Appraisals of Black Grandmothers Parenting Grandchildren

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    Stevenson, Michelle L.; Henderson, Tammy L.; Baugh, Eboni

    2007-01-01

    Guided by the conceptual frameworks of social support appraisal mechanisms and cultural variant perspectives, the reported experiences of 23 Black grandmothers parenting grandchildren who receive cash assistance under the current welfare program, Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF), were used to integrate macro- and micro-level…

  12. An Individual Appraisal and Prescription for the Beginning Jogger.

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    Davis, Myron W.; VanWoerkom, Carol L.

    1981-01-01

    The Cardiovascular Appraisal and Prescription Program is designed to provide safe initiating procedures for the beginning jogger. By using this procedure, the participant learns how to pace the amount of jogging according to the present level of fitness. A self-administered stress monitor worksheet and a sample exercise workout are included. (JN)

  13. Performance Appraisal and Accountability for School Psychologists: Issues and Procedures.

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    Cobb, Carolyn T.; Stacey, Dennis C.

    This document concerns performance appraisal as mandated by the North Carolina Legislature for all certified educational professionals. It notes that, in 1985, all newly certified professional education personnel, including school psychologists, came under the Initial Certification Program (ICP) requirements which issued newly certified school…

  14. The Practice, Practicality, and Prospects of Training for Performance Appraisal.

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    Feldman, Jack M.

    Historically, training for performance appraisal has focused on the same issues as instrument development--the reduction of psychometric errors in ratings. Efforts were centered around teaching people to use rating scales properly. A review of the literature shows these programs met with mixed success. While a meta-analysis of these data are…

  15. The Impact of Adding an Eccentric-Exercise Component to the Rehabilitation Program of Patients With Shoulder Impingement: A Critically Appraised Topic.

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    Valier, Alison R; Averett, Ryan S; Anderson, Barton E; Welch Bacon, Cailee E

    2016-05-01

    Shoulder pain is a common musculoskeletal complaint and is often associated with shoulder impingement. The annual incidence of shoulder pain is estimated to be 7% of all injuries, and is the third-most-common type of musculoskeletal pain. Initial treatment of shoulder impingement follows a conservative plan and emphasizes rehabilitation programs as opposed to surgical interventions. Shoulder rehabilitation programs commonly focus on strengthening the muscles of the shoulder complex and, more specifically, the rotator cuff. The rotator cuff is a primary dynamic stabilizer of the glenohumeral joint, using both eccentric and concentric contractions. The posterior rotator cuff, including teres minor and infraspinatus, works eccentrically to decelerate the arm during overhead throwing. Exercises to strengthen the rotator cuff and the surrounding dynamic stabilizers of the shoulder girdle vary and include activities such as internal and external rotation, full-can lifts, and rhythmic stabilizations. Traditionally, shoulder rehabilitation programs have focused on isotonic concentric contractions. Common strengthening exercises typically involve movements that result in shortening the muscle length while simultaneously loading the muscles. However, recent attention has been given to eccentric exercises, which involve lengthening of the muscle during loading, for the treatment of a variety of different tendinopathies including those of the Achilles and patellar tendons. The eccentric, or lengthening, motion is thought to be beneficial for people who are involved in activities that place eccentric stress on their shoulder, such as overhead throwers. Based on studies related to the Achilles tendon, eccentric exercise may positively influence the tendon structure by increasing collagen production and decreasing neovascularization. The changes that occur as a result of eccentric exercises may improve function, strength, and performance and decrease pain more than concentric

  16. Adjusting an Available Online Peer Support Platform in a Program to Supplement the Treatment of Perinatal Depression and Anxiety

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    Schueller, Stephen M

    2016-01-01

    Background Perinatal depression and anxiety are common and debilitating conditions. Novel, cost effective services could improve the uptake and the impact of mental health resources among women who suffer from these conditions. E-mental health products are one example of such services. Many publically available e-mental health products exist, but these products lack validation and are not designed to be integrated into existing health care settings. Objective The objective of the study was to present a program to use 7 Cups of Tea (7Cups), an available technological platform that provides online peer (ie, listener) based emotional support, to supplement treatment for women experiencing perinatal depression or anxiety and to summarize patient’s feedback on the resultant program. Methods This study consisted of two stages. First, five clinicians specializing in the treatment of perinatal mood disorders received an overview of 7Cups. They provided feedback on the 7Cups platform and ways it could complement the existing treatment efforts to inform further adjustments. In the second stage, nine women with perinatal depression or anxiety used the platform for a single session and provided feedback. Results In response to clinicians’ feedback, guidelines for referring patients to use 7Cups as a supplement for treatment were created, and a training program for listeners was developed. Patients found the platform usable and useful and their attitudes toward the trained listeners were positive. Overall, patients noted a need for support outside the scheduled therapy time and believed that freely available online emotional support could help meet this need. Most patients were interested in receiving support from first time mothers and those who suffered in the past from perinatal mood disorders. Conclusions The study results highlight the use of 7Cups as a tool to introduce accessible and available support into existing treatment for women who suffer from perinatal mood

  17. An Analysis of the Human/Computer Interface of the Program Manager Support System: Capps(Contract Appraisal System) and Gat(Government Activity Tasking)

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    1988-12-01

    instance, users in a nuclear power plant might need a system that provides: quick response times, display screens that use color and sounds for warnings...34TJS CRAMl .............. DFC 14v P),. . A-V. AFIT/GIR/LSY/88D-6 AN ANALYSIS OF THE HUMAN/COMPUTER INTERFACE OF THE PROGRAM MANAGER SUPPORT SYSTEM...events is through employing attention getting 15 t ~chniques. Rubinstein, Hersh, and Shneiderman suggest using the subsequent methods (Rubinstein and Hersh

  18. Forensic anogenital exam interventions: potential contributions of cognitive appraisal theory.

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    Waibel-Duncan, Mary Katherine; Sandier, Howard M

    2002-02-01

    This manuscript proposes that Smith and Lazarus's cognitive appraisal theory offers a useful conceptual guide for exploring the mechanisms underlying psychoeducation's apparent efficacy at reducing children's forensic anogenital exam distress. After presenting an overview of Smith and Lazarus's cognitive emotional relational theory of emotions, the authors suggest how this model of cognition-emotion associations might inform the refinement and evaluation of current preparatory interventions as well as the design of future patient/family education programs. Empirical evidence from the broader pediatric literature and direct observations of children's anogenital exam experiences suggest how cognitive appraisal theory translates into clinical research and practice. Avenues for future research are proposed.

  19. The effects of a commercially available weight loss program among obese patients with type 2 diabetes: a randomized study.

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    Foster, Gary D; Borradaile, Kelley E; Vander Veur, Stephanie S; Leh Shantz, Kerri; Dilks, Rebecca J; Goldbacher, Edie M; Oliver, Tracy L; Lagrotte, Caitlin A; Homko, Carol; Satz, Wayne

    2009-09-01

    The purpose of this study was to assess the effects of a commercially available weight loss program on weight and glycemic control among obese patients with type 2 diabetes. Participants included 69 patients (49 females, 20 males) with type 2 diabetes who had a mean +/- SD age of 52.2 +/- 9.5 years, a body mass index of 39.0 +/- 6.2 kg/m(2), and hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) of 7.5 +/- 1.6%. Over half (52.2%) of the participants were African American. Participants were randomly assigned to: 1) a portion-controlled diet (NutriSystem D) (PCD) or 2) a diabetes support and education (DSE) program. After the initial 3 months, the PCD group continued on the PCD for the remaining 3 months, and the DSE group crossed over to PCD for the remaining 3 months. The primary comparison for this study was at 3 months. At 3 months, the PCD group lost significantly more weight (7.1 +/- 4%) than the DSE group (0.4 +/- 2.3%) (P < 0.0001). From 3 to 6 months the change in weight for both groups was statistically significant. After 3 months, the PCD group had greater reductions in HbA1c than the DSE group (-0.88 +/- 1.1 vs 0.03 +/- 1.09; P < 0.001). From 3 to 6 months the PCD group had no further change in HbA1c, while the DSE group showed a significant reduction. These data suggest that obese patients with type 2 diabetes will experience significant improvements in weight, glycemic control, and cardiovascular disease risk factors after the use of a commercially available weight management program.

  20. Technical Safety Appraisal of the Rocky Flats Plant

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    Brown, Blake P.

    1989-01-01

    This report provides the results of a Technical Safety Appraisal (TSA) of the Rocky Flats Plant (RFP) conducted November 14 to 18 and November 28 to December 9, 1988. This appraisal covered the effectiveness and improvements in the RFP safety program across the site, evaluating progress to date against standards of accepted practice. The appraisal included coverage of the timeliness and effectiveness of actions taken in response to the recommendations/concerns in three previous Technical Safety Appraisals (TSAs) of RFP Bldg. 707 conducted in July 1986, Bldgs. 771/774 conducted in October/November 1986, and Bldgs. 776/777 conducted in January/February 1988. Results of this appraisal are given in Section IV for each of 14 technical safety areas at RFP. These results include a discussion, conclusions and any new safety concerns for each technical safety area. Appendix A contains a description of the system for categorizing concerns, and the concerns are tabulated in Appendix B. Appendix C reports on the evaluation of the contractor's actions and the current status of each of the 230 recommendations and concerns contained in the three previous TSA reports.

  1. 77 FR 20633 - Appraisal Subcommittee Notice of Meeting

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    ... INSTITUTIONS EXAMINATION COUNCIL Appraisal Subcommittee Notice of Meeting AGENCY: Appraisal Subcommittee of the... 1989, as amended, notice is hereby given that the Appraisal Subcommittee (ASC) will meet in open... agenda.) Discussion Agenda Appraisal Foundation December 2011 grant reimbursement request....

  2. 78 FR 9050 - Appraisal Subcommittee Notice of Meeting

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    ... INSTITUTIONS EXAMINATION COUNCIL Appraisal Subcommittee Notice of Meeting AGENCY: Appraisal Subcommittee of the... 1989, as amended, notice is hereby given that the Appraisal Subcommittee (ASC) will meet in open... agenda.) Discussion Agenda Appraisal Complaint National Hotline. Missouri Compliance Review. How...

  3. 77 FR 40051 - Appraisal Subcommittee; Notice of Meeting

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    ... INSTITUTIONS EXAMINATION COUNCIL Appraisal Subcommittee; Notice of Meeting AGENCY: Appraisal Subcommittee of... Act of 1989, as amended, notice is hereby given that the Appraisal Subcommittee (ASC) will meet in... discussion agenda.) Discussion Agenda Appraisal Foundation March 2012 Grant Reimbursement Request....

  4. 77 FR 14014 - Appraisal Subcommittee Notice of Meeting

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    ... INSTITUTIONS EXAMINATION COUNCIL Appraisal Subcommittee Notice of Meeting AGENCY: Appraisal Subcommittee of the... 1989, as amended, notice is hereby given that the Appraisal Subcommittee (ASC) will meet in open... discussion agenda.) Discussion Agenda: ] Appraisal Foundation September-November 2011 Grant...

  5. 76 FR 31961 - Appraisal Subcommittee Notice of Meeting

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    ... INSTITUTIONS EXAMINATION COUNCIL Appraisal Subcommittee Notice of Meeting AGENCY: Appraisal Subcommittee of the... of 1989, as amended, notice is hereby given that the Appraisal Subcommittee (ASC) will meet in open... discussion agenda.) Discussion Agenda: Appraisal Foundation January 2011 Grant Reimbursement...

  6. Cost-Effectiveness of Preventing Loss to Follow-up in HIV Treatment Programs: A Côte d'Ivoire Appraisal

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    Losina, Elena; Touré, Hapsatou; Uhler, Lauren M.; Anglaret, Xavier; Paltiel, A. David; Balestre, Eric; Walensky, Rochelle P.; Messou, Eugène; Weinstein, Milton C.; Dabis, François; Freedberg, Kenneth A.

    2009-01-01

    Background Data from HIV treatment programs in resource-limited settings show extensive rates of loss to follow-up (LTFU) ranging from 5% to 40% within 6 mo of antiretroviral therapy (ART) initiation. Our objective was to project the clinical impact and cost-effectiveness of interventions to prevent LTFU from HIV care in West Africa. Methods and Findings We used the Cost-Effectiveness of Preventing AIDS Complications (CEPAC) International model to project the clinical benefits and cost-effectiveness of LTFU-prevention programs from a payer perspective. These programs include components such as eliminating ART co-payments, eliminating charges to patients for opportunistic infection-related drugs, improving personnel training, and providing meals and reimbursing for transportation for participants. The efficacies and costs of these interventions were extensively varied in sensitivity analyses. We used World Health Organization criteria of <3× gross domestic product per capita (3× GDP per capita = US$2,823 for Côte d'Ivoire) as a plausible threshold for “cost-effectiveness.” The main results are based on a reported 18% 1-y LTFU rate. With full retention in care, projected per-person discounted life expectancy starting from age 37 y was 144.7 mo (12.1 y). Survival losses from LTFU within 1 y of ART initiation ranged from 73.9 to 80.7 mo. The intervention costing US$22/person/year (e.g., eliminating ART co-payment) would be cost-effective with an efficacy of at least 12%. An intervention costing US$77/person/year (inclusive of all the components described above) would be cost-effective with an efficacy of at least 41%. Conclusions Interventions that prevent LTFU in resource-limited settings would substantially improve survival and would be cost-effective by international criteria with efficacy of at least 12%–41%, depending on the cost of intervention, based on a reported 18% cumulative incidence of LTFU at 1 y after ART initiation. The commitment to start

  7. SARANEA: a freely available program to mine structure-activity and structure-selectivity relationship information in compound data sets.

    PubMed

    Lounkine, Eugen; Wawer, Mathias; Wassermann, Anne Mai; Bajorath, Jürgen

    2010-01-01

    We introduce SARANEA, an open-source Java application for interactive exploration of structure-activity relationship (SAR) and structure-selectivity relationship (SSR) information in compound sets of any source. SARANEA integrates various SAR and SSR analysis functions and utilizes a network-like similarity graph data structure for visualization. The program enables the systematic detection of activity and selectivity cliffs and corresponding key compounds across multiple targets. Advanced SAR analysis functions implemented in SARANEA include, among others, layered chemical neighborhood graphs, cliff indices, selectivity trees, editing functions for molecular networks and pathways, bioactivity summaries of key compounds, and markers for bioactive compounds having potential side effects. We report the application of SARANEA to identify SAR and SSR determinants in different sets of serine protease inhibitors. It is found that key compounds can influence SARs and SSRs in rather different ways. Such compounds and their SAR/SSR characteristics can be systematically identified and explored using SARANEA. The program and source code are made freely available under the GNU General Public License.

  8. Reduced Perinatal Leptin Availability May Contribute to Adverse Metabolic Programming in a Rat Model of Uteroplacental Insufficiency.

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    Nüsken, Eva; Wohlfarth, Maria; Lippach, Gregor; Rauh, Manfred; Schneider, Holm; Dötsch, Jörg; Nüsken, Kai-Dietrich

    2016-05-01

    Leptin availability in perinatal life critically affects metabolic programming. We tested the hypothesis that uteroplacental insufficiency and intrauterine stress affect perinatal leptin availability in rat offspring. Pregnant rats underwent bilateral uterine vessel ligation (LIG; n = 14), sham operation (SOP; n = 12), or no operation (controls, n = 14). Fetal livers (n = 180), placentas (n = 180), and maternal blood were obtained 4 hours (gestational day [E] 19), 24 hours (E20), and 72 hours (E22) after surgery. In the offspring, we took blood samples on E22 (n = 44), postnatal day (P) 1 (n = 29), P2 (n = 16), P7 (n = 30), and P12 (n = 30). Circulating leptin (ELISA) was significantly reduced in LIG (E22, P1, P2) and SOP offspring (E22). Postnatal leptin surge was delayed in LIG but was accelerated in SOP offspring. Placental leptin gene expression (quantitative RT-PCR) was reduced in LIG (E19, E20, E22) and SOP (E20, E22). Hepatic leptin receptor (Lepr-a, mediating leptin degradation) gene expression was increased in LIG fetuses (E20, E22) only. Surprisingly, hypoxia-inducible factors (Hif; Western blot) were unaltered in placentas and were reduced in the livers of LIG (Hif1a, E20; Hif2a, E19, E22) and SOP (Hif2a, E19) fetuses. Gene expression of prolyl hydroxylase 3, a factor expressed under hypoxic conditions contributing to Hif degradation, was increased in livers of LIG (E19, E20, E22) and SOP (E19) fetuses and in placentas of LIG and SOP (E19). In summary, reduced placental leptin production, increased fetal leptin degradation, and persistent perinatal hypoleptinemia are present in intrauterine growth restriction offspring, especially after uteroplacental insufficiency, and may contribute to perinatal programming of leptin resistance and adiposity in later life.

  9. 4 CFR 4.2 - Performance appraisal.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ... appraisal. (a) The GAO shall develop one or more performance appraisal systems which provide for periodic... the critical elements of the employee's position. (3) Annually evaluating each employee during the...

  10. 4 CFR 4.2 - Performance appraisal.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ... appraisal. (a) The GAO shall develop one or more performance appraisal systems which provide for periodic... the critical elements of the employee's position. (3) Annually evaluating each employee during the...

  11. 4 CFR 4.2 - Performance appraisal.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ... appraisal. (a) The GAO shall develop one or more performance appraisal systems which provide for periodic... the critical elements of the employee's position. (3) Annually evaluating each employee during the...

  12. Performance Appraisal: A Win/Win Approach.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Kaye, Beverly; Krantz, Shelley

    1983-01-01

    Training managers fully for the performance appraisal process can transform an appraisal discussion from an administrative exercise to a worthwhile experience that contributes to the organization as a whole. (Author/SSH)

  13. 12 CFR 34.43 - Appraisals required; transactions requiring a State certified or licensed appraiser.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ... by a State certified or licensed appraiser is required for all real estate-related financial transactions except those in which: (1) The transaction value is $250,000 or less; (2) A lien on real estate..., DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY REAL ESTATE LENDING AND APPRAISALS Appraisals § 34.43 Appraisals...

  14. Appraisal of family doctors: an evaluation study.

    PubMed Central

    Lewis, Malcolm; Elwyn, Glyn; Wood, Fiona

    2003-01-01

    BACKGROUND: Appraisal has evolved to become a key component of workforce management. However, it is not clear from existing proposals for appraisal of doctors whether employers, health authorities or primary care organisations should take responsibility for appraisal processes. AIMS: To evaluate the introduction of a pilot peer appraisal system in general practice and to gain insight into the reactions of appraisers and doctors. DESIGN OF STUDY: Semi-structured telephone interviews combined with participant surveys and documentary analysis. SETTING: Five health authorities in Wales. PARTICIPANTS: General practitioners (GPs) appointed as appraisers and volunteer practitioners (doctors). METHOD: Twenty-six appraisers were appointed and given training in the appraisal process, each appraising an average of eight individuals. Appraisers and appraised doctors participated in semi-structured telephone interviews and completed separate participant questionnaires. RESULTS: GPs willingly undertook peer appraisal in a volunteer-based pilot study where participation was recompensed. The majority of participating clinicians were positive, with appraisers reporting the most gain. Appraisers were enthusiastic, provided the process remained non-judgemental and did not threaten or burden their colleagues. Appraised doctors were less enthusiastic but the most significant perceived benefit was the opportunity to reflect on individual performance with a supportive colleague. There were, however, repeated concerns about time, confusion with revalidation and personal development plans, worries about including health and probity queries, and an opinion that the process would be entirely different if conducted with non-volunteers or by representatives of 'management'. CONCLUSION: This study illustrated three fundamental problems for appraisal systems in general practice. First, there is as yet no organisational hierarchy in general practice. Perhaps the aggregation of practices into

  15. Appraisal and Evaluation: Chimera, Fantasy, or Practicality?

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    Marland, Michael

    1986-01-01

    Looks beyond the threatening and remunerative aspects of teacher appraisal in the United Kingdom to the contribution that evaluation can make to professional and school development. Considers five sound reasons for appraisal, the roles and behaviors to be appraised, and some workable approaches and techniques. Effective leadership is the key.…

  16. Appraisal and Evaluation: Chimera, Fantasy, or Practicality?

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Marland, Michael

    1986-01-01

    Looks beyond the threatening and remunerative aspects of teacher appraisal in the United Kingdom to the contribution that evaluation can make to professional and school development. Considers five sound reasons for appraisal, the roles and behaviors to be appraised, and some workable approaches and techniques. Effective leadership is the key.…

  17. 25 CFR 700.39 - Appraisal.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ... 25 Indians 2 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Appraisal. 700.39 Section 700.39 Indians THE OFFICE OF NAVAJO AND HOPI INDIAN RELOCATION COMMISSION OPERATIONS AND RELOCATION PROCEDURES General Policies and Instructions Definitions § 700.39 Appraisal. The appraisal is an estimate of the fair market value which...

  18. 32 CFR 644.436 - Appraisal.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... 32 National Defense 4 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 true Appraisal. 644.436 Section 644.436 National... HANDBOOK Disposal Disposal of Fee-Owned Real Property and Easement Interests § 644.436 Appraisal. Under the... classification. Appraisals will not be undertaken for property which has been or is likely to be classified...

  19. 7 CFR 3550.62 - Appraisals.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ... 7 Agriculture 15 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Appraisals. 3550.62 Section 3550.62 Agriculture... DIRECT SINGLE FAMILY HOUSING LOANS AND GRANTS Section 502 Origination § 3550.62 Appraisals. (a) Requirement. An appraisal is required when the debt to be secured exceeds $15,000 or whenever RHS...

  20. 5 CFR 9901.411 - Appraisal period.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ... 5 Administrative Personnel 3 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Appraisal period. 9901.411 Section 9901... PERSONNEL SYSTEM (NSPS) Performance Management § 9901.411 Appraisal period. (a) Except as provided in paragraphs (a)(1) through (3) and (b) of this section, the appraisal period will be October 1 to September...

  1. 25 CFR 152.24 - Appraisal.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ... 25 Indians 1 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Appraisal. 152.24 Section 152.24 Indians BUREAU OF INDIAN AFFAIRS, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR LAND AND WATER ISSUANCE OF PATENTS IN FEE, CERTIFICATES OF COMPETENCY... Restricted Lands § 152.24 Appraisal. Except as otherwise provided by the Secretary, an appraisal shall...

  2. Problem Solving Appraisal of Delinquent Adolescents.

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    Perez, Ruperto M.; And Others

    The study investigated the following: (1) the relationship of problem solving appraisal to narcissistic vulnerability, locus of control, and depression; (2) the differences in problem solving appraisal, locus of control, and depression in first-time and repeat offenders; and (3) the prediction of problem solving appraisal by narcissistic…

  3. Staff Appraisal and Development through Interviewing

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Randell, G. A.

    1975-01-01

    The working paper discusses the purposes and problems of staff appraisal and recommends guidelines for the creation of an active and effective appraisal and development scheme in organization. Charts illustrate the principles around which management training can be oriented regarding appraisal interviews and observation of behavior. (Author/JB)

  4. 5 CFR 430.307 - Appraising performance.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ... 5 Administrative Personnel 1 2011-01-01 2011-01-01 false Appraising performance. 430.307 Section 430.307 Administrative Personnel OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT CIVIL SERVICE REGULATIONS PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT Managing Senior Executive Performance § 430.307 Appraising performance. (a) Annual appraisals...

  5. 5 CFR 430.307 - Appraising performance.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ... 5 Administrative Personnel 1 2013-01-01 2013-01-01 false Appraising performance. 430.307 Section 430.307 Administrative Personnel OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT CIVIL SERVICE REGULATIONS PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT Managing Senior Executive Performance § 430.307 Appraising performance. (a) Annual appraisals...

  6. 5 CFR 430.307 - Appraising performance.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ... 5 Administrative Personnel 1 2014-01-01 2014-01-01 false Appraising performance. 430.307 Section 430.307 Administrative Personnel OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT CIVIL SERVICE REGULATIONS PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT Managing Senior Executive Performance § 430.307 Appraising performance. (a) Annual appraisals...

  7. 5 CFR 430.307 - Appraising performance.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ... 5 Administrative Personnel 1 2012-01-01 2012-01-01 false Appraising performance. 430.307 Section 430.307 Administrative Personnel OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT CIVIL SERVICE REGULATIONS PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT Managing Senior Executive Performance § 430.307 Appraising performance. (a) Annual appraisals...

  8. Teacher Appraisal: Back to the Future.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Mortimore, Peter; Mortimore, Jo

    1991-01-01

    Reviews the government's progress in introducing a formal, systematic, and compulsory system of teacher appraisal across England and Wales, using comparisons with civil service, business, and commerce appraisal techniques. Describes national government-initiated pilot appraisal schemes, concluding with a discussion of implications for developing a…

  9. 30 CFR 882.12 - Appraisals.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ... actually occurred. Such updated appraisal shall not include any increase in value of the land as... LAND RECLAMATION RECLAMATION ON PRIVATE LAND § 882.12 Appraisals. (a) A notarized appraisal of private land to be reclaimed which may be subject to a lien under § 882.13 shall be obtained from...

  10. 12 CFR 34.85 - Appraisal requirements.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ... APPRAISALS Other Real Estate Owned § 34.85 Appraisal requirements. (a) General. (1) Upon transfer to OREO, a national bank shall substantiate the parcel's market value by obtaining either: (i) An appraisal in... develop a prudent real estate collateral evaluation policy that allows the bank to monitor the value...

  11. 7 CFR 762.127 - Appraisal requirements.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ... experience or training to establish market (not retail) values as determined by the Agency. (d) Real estate appraisals. A current real estate appraisal is required when real estate will be primary security. Agency... market or on the subject real estate and the appraisal was either completed within the past 12 months...

  12. 7 CFR 762.127 - Appraisal requirements.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ... experience or training to establish market (not retail) values as determined by the Agency. (d) Real estate appraisals. A current real estate appraisal is required when real estate will be primary security. Agency... market or on the subject real estate and the appraisal was either completed within the past 12 months...

  13. 7 CFR 762.127 - Appraisal requirements.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ... experience or training to establish market (not retail) values as determined by the Agency. (d) Real estate appraisals. A current real estate appraisal is required when real estate will be primary security. Agency... market or on the subject real estate and the appraisal was either completed within the past 12 months...

  14. 25 CFR 700.39 - Appraisal.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ... 25 Indians 2 2011-04-01 2011-04-01 false Appraisal. 700.39 Section 700.39 Indians THE OFFICE OF NAVAJO AND HOPI INDIAN RELOCATION COMMISSION OPERATIONS AND RELOCATION PROCEDURES General Policies and Instructions Definitions § 700.39 Appraisal. The appraisal is an estimate of the fair market value which is...

  15. 12 CFR 722.5 - Appraiser independence.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ..., that appraiser must be independent of the lending, investment, and collection functions and not... appraisal are involved in the lending, investment, or collection functions of the credit union, the credit union shall take appropriate steps to ensure that the appraisers exercise independent judgment. Such...

  16. 12 CFR 722.5 - Appraiser independence.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ..., that appraiser must be independent of the lending, investment, and collection functions and not... appraisal are involved in the lending, investment, or collection functions of the credit union, the credit union shall take appropriate steps to ensure that the appraisers exercise independent judgment. Such...

  17. 19 CFR 162.43 - Appraisement.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ... (CONTINUED) INSPECTION, SEARCH, AND SEIZURE Treatment of Seized Merchandise § 162.43 Appraisement. (a) Property under seizure and subject to forfeiture. Seized property shall be appraised as required by section... to the place of appraisement shall be reported. (b) Property not under seizure. The basis for a claim...

  18. 19 CFR 162.43 - Appraisement.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ... (CONTINUED) INSPECTION, SEARCH, AND SEIZURE Treatment of Seized Merchandise § 162.43 Appraisement. (a) Property under seizure and subject to forfeiture. Seized property shall be appraised as required by section... to the place of appraisement shall be reported. (b) Property not under seizure. The basis for a claim...

  19. Availability of Foods and Beverages in Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program-Authorized Dollar Stores in a Region of North Carolina.

    PubMed

    Racine, Elizabeth F; Batada, Ameena; Solomon, Corliss A; Story, Mary

    2016-10-01

    There are >25,000 Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)-authorized dollar stores throughout the United States; many are located in lower-income neighborhoods and provide an accessible food and beverage source for area residents. The purpose of this research was to determine the percent of food deserts within 16 counties in North Carolina that include a SNAP dollar store; examine the types of foods and beverages at SNAP dollar stores in these counties; test whether the foods and beverages offered vary by SNAP dollar store chain; and test whether the foods and beverages available differ by rural and urban location. This cross-sectional study used a combination of publicly available data and primary data to investigate the research questions. Secondary data sources were obtained from the US Department of Agriculture's SNAP retailer locator, the US Census, and the US Department of Agriculture's Food Access Research Atlas. Availability of foods and beverages was assessed among a sample of 90 SNAP dollar stores in 16 counties in southern and western sections of North Carolina. Data were collected in June 2014. About half (52%) of the food deserts in the research area included a SNAP dollar store. Most of the sampled stores sold healthier food staples, such as frozen meats, brown rice, 100% whole-wheat bread, and dried beans. None of the stores sold fresh fruits or vegetables. Some of the foods and beverages offered (eg, frozen fruit, frozen unseasoned vegetables, nonfat or low-fat milk, frozen ground beef) varied by SNAP dollar store chain. The foods and beverages offered did not differ by rural or urban county location. SNAP dollar stores offer a number of healthy food staples; however, they do not sell fresh fruits or vegetables. Further food environment research should include dollar stores. Copyright © 2016 Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  20. The Conterminous United States Mineral Appraisal Program; background information to accompany folio of geologic, geochemical, geophysical, and mineral resources maps of the Walker Lake 1 degree x 2 degrees Quadrangle, California and Nevada

    USGS Publications Warehouse

    Stewart, John Harris; Chaffee, M.A.; Dohrenwend, J.C.; John, D.A.; Kistler, R.W.; Kleinhampl, F.J.; Menzie, W.D.; Plouff, Donald; Rowan, L.C.; Silberling, Norman J.

    1984-01-01

    The Walker Lake 1? by 2? quadrangle in eastern California and western Nevada was studied by an interdisciplinary research team to appraise its mineral resources. The appraisal is based on geological, geochemical, and geophysical field and laboratory investigations, the results of which are published as a folio of maps, figures, and tables, with accompanying discussions. This circular provides background information on the investigations and integrates the information presented in the folio. The selected bibliography lists selected references to the geology, geochemistry, geophysics, and mineral deposits of the Walker Lake 1? by 2? quadrangle.

  1. The Conterminous United States Mineral Appraisal Program; background information to accompany folio of geologic, geochemical, geophysical, and mineral resources maps of the Tonopah 1 by 2 degree Quadrangle, Nevada

    USGS Publications Warehouse

    John, David A.; Nash, J.T.; Plouff, Donald; Whitebread, D.H.

    1991-01-01

    The Tonopah 1 ? by 2 ? quadrangle in south-central Nevada was studied by an interdisciplinary research team to appraise its mineral resources. The appraisal is based on geological, geochemical, and geophysical field and laboratory investigations, the results of which are published as a folio of maps, figures, and tables, with accompanying discussions. This circular provides background information on the investigations and integrates the information presented in the folio. The selected bibliography lists references to the geology, geochemistry, geophysics, and mineral deposits of the Tonopah 1 ? by 2 ? quadrangle.

  2. The Conterminous United States Mineral Appraisal Program; background information to accompany folio of geologic, geochemical, geophysical, and mineral resources maps of the Medford 1 degree x 2 degrees Quadrangle, Oregon and California

    USGS Publications Warehouse

    Smith, James G.; Blakely, R.J.; Johnson, M.G.; Page, N.J.; Peterson, J.A.; Singer, D.A.; Whittington, C.L.

    1986-01-01

    The Medford 1 ? by 2 ? quadrangle in southern Oregon and northern California was studied by an interdisciplinary research team to appraise its mineral resources. The appraisal is based on geological, geochemical, and geophysical field and laboratory investigations, the results of which are published as a folio of maps, figures, and tables, with accompanying discussions. This circular provides background information on the investigations and integrates the information presented in the folio. The bibliography lists selected references to the geology, geochemistry, geophysics, and mineral deposits of the Medford 1 ? by 2 ? quadrangle.

  3. Board & Supt. Share Appraisal Benefits.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Glaub, Gerald R.

    1983-01-01

    Although some board members and superintendents may consider superintendent evaluation as potentially disturbing for their working relationships, such evaluations may become more appealing when considered as part of a broader system of school governance and management. What is needed is a performance appraisal system developed jointly by…

  4. Psychotherapy: A 40-Year Appraisal.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Garfield, Sol L.

    1981-01-01

    Appraises selected issues and developments in the field of psychotherapy since 1940. Discusses increased participation of clinical psychologists in the area of psychotherapy, increased popularity of psychotherapy, declining influence of psychoanalysis and related views, emergence of behavioral and cognitive therapies, and recent emphasis on…

  5. Principal Appraisals Get a Remake

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Zubrzycki, Jaclyn

    2013-01-01

    A growing number of school districts--including large ones like those in Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, and Hawaii--have become recent converts to new principal-evaluation systems that tie school leaders' appraisals to student test scores. As of this school year, student achievement accounts for 40 percent to 50 percent of principals' evaluations…

  6. Critical Appraisal of Medical Literature

    PubMed Central

    Labrecque, Michel

    1989-01-01

    This skill-testing exercise is intended to update the “Critical Appraisal Package: Therapy,” published by the College of Family Physicians of Canada in 1986. The format follows the design of the original practical exercises of the package: clinical scenario, article, worksheet, and methodology notes. PMID:21249024

  7. Appraisal Psychology, Neurobiology, and Language.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Schumann, John H.

    2001-01-01

    Proposes that the confluence of stimulus appraisal and social cognition that is effected by the neural system in the brain has important implications for language and learning theories. Describes the anatomy and functions of this neural system and discusses how it may operate in motivation for second language acquisition and how in conjunction…

  8. 43 CFR 404.43 - What process will Reclamation follow to determine if an appraisal investigation is ready for review?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... 43 Public Lands: Interior 1 2011-10-01 2011-10-01 false What process will Reclamation follow to determine if an appraisal investigation is ready for review? 404.43 Section 404.43 Public Lands: Interior Regulations Relating to Public Lands BUREAU OF RECLAMATION, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR RECLAMATION RURAL WATER SUPPLY PROGRAM Appraisal...

  9. 43 CFR 404.32 - Can Reclamation reduce the non-Federal cost-share required for an appraisal investigation?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ... 43 Public Lands: Interior 1 2014-10-01 2014-10-01 false Can Reclamation reduce the non-Federal... SUPPLY PROGRAM Cost-Sharing § 404.32 Can Reclamation reduce the non-Federal cost-share required for an appraisal investigation? Yes. Reclamation may reduce the non-Federal cost-share for appraisal investigations...

  10. Appraisal-emotion relationships in daily life.

    PubMed

    Nezlek, John B; Vansteelandt, Kristof; Van Mechelen, Iven; Kuppens, Peter

    2008-02-01

    Using a daily process design, the present study examined relationships between momentary appraisals and emotional experience based on Smith and Lazarus' (1993) theory of emotions (1993). Nine times a day for 2 weeks, participants (N = 33, 23 women) recorded their momentary experience of 2 positive emotions (joy, love) and 4 negative emotions (anger, guilt, fear, sadness) and the core relational theme appraisal contents Smith and Lazarus hypothesized as corresponding to these emotions. A series of multilevel modeling analyses found that the hypothesized relationships between appraisal contents and these emotions were stronger than relationships between contents and other emotions, although appraisals were related to other emotions in many cases. Moreover, there were some individual differences in the strength of these relationships. These results suggest that there are no one-to-one relationships between appraisal contents and specific emotional experiences, and that specific emotions are associated with different appraisal contents, and that specific appraisals are associated with different emotions.

  11. 32 CFR 644.47 - Appraisal of other interests.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ... be used to support the remaining land value. Where such sales are not available, care must be... inspected, it will be so noted in the appraisal report. The decision concerning the necessity for a physical...) Concession leases under Graduated Rental System. ...

  12. Instructional Aides: Employment, Payroll Procedures, Supervision, Performance Appraisal, Legal Aspects.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Nielsen, Earl T.

    Designed to assist school administrators in their efforts to secure, train, and retain the most qualified instructional aides available, the monograph discusses procedures for employment, payroll processing, aide supervision, performance appraisal, and legal aspects involved in the hiring of instructional aides. Specific topics include…

  13. 7 CFR 3015.56 - Appraisal of real property.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ... of real property. In some cases, it will be necessary to establish the market value of land or a... must require that the market value or fair rental rate be set by an independent appraiser (or by a representative of the U.S. General Services Administration, if available) and that the value or rate be certified...

  14. Tapping the Source: A Listing of Groundwater Education Materials Available through the Groundwater Education in Michigan (GEM) Program. Updated.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Michigan State Univ., East Lansing. Inst. of Water Research.

    Established in 1988 through the cooperative efforts of the Institute of Water Research at Michigan State University and the W. K. Kellogg Foundation, the Groundwater Education in Michigan (GEM) program helps people understand the relationship between their actions and the quality of their environment, particularly groundwater. The program has a…

  15. 45 CFR 2521.20 - What types of AmeriCorps subtitle C program grants are available for award?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ...) Training, technical assistance and other special grants—(1) Purpose. The purpose of these grants is to...; and ensure program quality by supporting technical assistance and training programs. (2) Eligibility. Eligibility varies and is detailed under 45 CFR part 2524, “Technical Assistance and Other Special Grants.”...

  16. 45 CFR 2521.20 - What types of AmeriCorps subtitle C program grants are available for award?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ...) Training, technical assistance and other special grants—(1) Purpose. The purpose of these grants is to...; and ensure program quality by supporting technical assistance and training programs. (2) Eligibility. Eligibility varies and is detailed under 45 CFR part 2524, “Technical Assistance and Other Special Grants.”...

  17. 45 CFR 2521.20 - What types of AmeriCorps subtitle C program grants are available for award?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ...) Training, technical assistance and other special grants—(1) Purpose. The purpose of these grants is to...; and ensure program quality by supporting technical assistance and training programs. (2) Eligibility. Eligibility varies and is detailed under 45 CFR part 2524, “Technical Assistance and Other Special Grants.”...

  18. 30 CFR 75.1713-5 - First-aid training program; retraining of supervisory employees; availability to all miners.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... 30 Mineral Resources 1 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false First-aid training program; retraining of...-UNDERGROUND COAL MINES Miscellaneous § 75.1713-5 First-aid training program; retraining of supervisory... shall conduct refresher first-aid training courses each calendar year for all selected...

  19. 30 CFR 75.1713-5 - First-aid training program; retraining of supervisory employees; availability to all miners.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ... 30 Mineral Resources 1 2012-07-01 2012-07-01 false First-aid training program; retraining of...-UNDERGROUND COAL MINES Miscellaneous § 75.1713-5 First-aid training program; retraining of supervisory... shall conduct refresher first-aid training courses each calendar year for all selected...

  20. 30 CFR 75.1713-5 - First-aid training program; retraining of supervisory employees; availability to all miners.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ... 30 Mineral Resources 1 2013-07-01 2013-07-01 false First-aid training program; retraining of...-UNDERGROUND COAL MINES Miscellaneous § 75.1713-5 First-aid training program; retraining of supervisory... shall conduct refresher first-aid training courses each calendar year for all selected...

  1. 30 CFR 77.1705 - First aid training program; retraining of supervisory employees; availability to all miners.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ... 30 Mineral Resources 1 2014-07-01 2014-07-01 false First aid training program; retraining of..., SURFACE COAL MINES AND SURFACE WORK AREAS OF UNDERGROUND COAL MINES Miscellaneous § 77.1705 First aid..., 1972, each operator of a surface coal mine shall conduct refresher first aid training programs...

  2. 30 CFR 77.1705 - First aid training program; retraining of supervisory employees; availability to all miners.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ... 30 Mineral Resources 1 2011-07-01 2011-07-01 false First aid training program; retraining of..., SURFACE COAL MINES AND SURFACE WORK AREAS OF UNDERGROUND COAL MINES Miscellaneous § 77.1705 First aid..., 1972, each operator of a surface coal mine shall conduct refresher first aid training programs...

  3. 30 CFR 77.1705 - First aid training program; retraining of supervisory employees; availability to all miners.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ... 30 Mineral Resources 1 2013-07-01 2013-07-01 false First aid training program; retraining of..., SURFACE COAL MINES AND SURFACE WORK AREAS OF UNDERGROUND COAL MINES Miscellaneous § 77.1705 First aid..., 1972, each operator of a surface coal mine shall conduct refresher first aid training programs...

  4. 30 CFR 77.1705 - First aid training program; retraining of supervisory employees; availability to all miners.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ... 30 Mineral Resources 1 2012-07-01 2012-07-01 false First aid training program; retraining of..., SURFACE COAL MINES AND SURFACE WORK AREAS OF UNDERGROUND COAL MINES Miscellaneous § 77.1705 First aid..., 1972, each operator of a surface coal mine shall conduct refresher first aid training programs...

  5. 30 CFR 75.1713-5 - First-aid training program; retraining of supervisory employees; availability to all miners.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ... 30 Mineral Resources 1 2014-07-01 2014-07-01 false First-aid training program; retraining of...-UNDERGROUND COAL MINES Miscellaneous § 75.1713-5 First-aid training program; retraining of supervisory... shall conduct refresher first-aid training courses each calendar year for all selected...

  6. 30 CFR 77.1705 - First aid training program; retraining of supervisory employees; availability to all miners.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... 30 Mineral Resources 1 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false First aid training program; retraining of..., SURFACE COAL MINES AND SURFACE WORK AREAS OF UNDERGROUND COAL MINES Miscellaneous § 77.1705 First aid..., 1972, each operator of a surface coal mine shall conduct refresher first aid training programs...

  7. 30 CFR 75.1713-5 - First-aid training program; retraining of supervisory employees; availability to all miners.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ... 30 Mineral Resources 1 2011-07-01 2011-07-01 false First-aid training program; retraining of...-UNDERGROUND COAL MINES Miscellaneous § 75.1713-5 First-aid training program; retraining of supervisory... shall conduct refresher first-aid training courses each calendar year for all selected...

  8. High School Seniors' Career Interests, Educational Plans, and Perceptions of Programs and Services Available at Walla Walla Community College.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    VanAusdle, Steven L.; And Others

    In order to develop a marketing program for potential students and assist in institutional planning, a study was conducted at Walla Walla Community College (WWCC), Washington, to obtain information from high school seniors regarding their career interests, educational plans, and perceptions of WWCC's programs and services. Questionnaires were…

  9. Appraisal of Adult Literacy Programs in Ethiopia.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Wagaw, Teshome G.

    This paper critically examines the goals, processes, resources, and effectiveness of Ethiopia's efforts to teach its people to read. Of the estimated 27 million people living in Ethiopia, only ten percent are literate. In recognition of this, and with the hypothesis that literacy skills are prerequisites for building a just and egalitarian…

  10. Computer Aided Layout Programs. A Contemporary Appraisal,

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1982-01-01

    Hale [4], Ritzman [15], Hitchings and Cottam [8], and Scriabin and Vergin [16]. Unfortunately, all of these studies dealt with the quadratic assignment...Algorithms for Plant Loca’tion," Management Science, Vol. 18, pp. 240-248, 1972. [16] Scriabin , M., and R. C. Vergin, "Comparison of Computer Algorithms and

  11. Technical safety appraisal of the West Valley Demonstration Project

    SciTech Connect

    Not Available

    1989-09-01

    This report presents the results of one in a series of Technical Safety Appraisals (TSAs) being conducted of DOE nuclear operations by the Assistant Secretary for Environment, Safety, and Health Office of Safety Appraisals TSAs are one of the ititiatives announced by the Secretary of Energy on September 18, 1985, to enhance the DOE environment, safety and health program. This report presents the results of a TSA of the West Valley Demonstration Project (WVDP). The appraisal was conducted by a team of exerts assembled by the DOE Office of Safety Appraisal and was conducted during onsite visits of June 26-30 and July 10-21, 1989. West Valley, about 30 miles south of Buffalo, New York is the location of the only commercial nuclear fuel reprocessing facility operated in the United States. Nuclear Fuels Services, Inc. (NFS) operated the plant from 1966 to 1972 and processed about 640 metric tons of spent reactor fuel. The reprocessing operation generated about 560,000 gallons of high-level radioactive waste, which was transferred into underground tanks for storage. In 1972 NFS closed the plant and subsequently decided not to reopen it.

  12. Computer aided reliability, availability, and safety modeling for fault-tolerant computer systems with commentary on the HARP program

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Shooman, Martin L.

    1991-01-01

    Many of the most challenging reliability problems of our present decade involve complex distributed systems such as interconnected telephone switching computers, air traffic control centers, aircraft and space vehicles, and local area and wide area computer networks. In addition to the challenge of complexity, modern fault-tolerant computer systems require very high levels of reliability, e.g., avionic computers with MTTF goals of one billion hours. Most analysts find that it is too difficult to model such complex systems without computer aided design programs. In response to this need, NASA has developed a suite of computer aided reliability modeling programs beginning with CARE 3 and including a group of new programs such as: HARP, HARP-PC, Reliability Analysts Workbench (Combination of model solvers SURE, STEM, PAWS, and common front-end model ASSIST), and the Fault Tree Compiler. The HARP program is studied and how well the user can model systems using this program is investigated. One of the important objectives will be to study how user friendly this program is, e.g., how easy it is to model the system, provide the input information, and interpret the results. The experiences of the author and his graduate students who used HARP in two graduate courses are described. Some brief comparisons were made with the ARIES program which the students also used. Theoretical studies of the modeling techniques used in HARP are also included. Of course no answer can be any more accurate than the fidelity of the model, thus an Appendix is included which discusses modeling accuracy. A broad viewpoint is taken and all problems which occurred in the use of HARP are discussed. Such problems include: computer system problems, installation manual problems, user manual problems, program inconsistencies, program limitations, confusing notation, long run times, accuracy problems, etc.

  13. Evaluation of product switching after a state Medicaid program began covering loratadine OTC 1 year after market availability.

    PubMed

    Trygstad, Troy K; Hansen, Richard A; Wegner, Steven E

    2006-03-01

    to loratadine OTC. Though the average cost per LSA claim dropped dollar 4.15 (6.6%), from dollar 62.79 in the baseline period to dollar 58.64 in the OTC coverage period, time-series and rate-ratio results suggest that an additional dollar 6.01 (10.2%) could have been saved per LSA claim had OTC coverage been in effect at the time of the conversion of loratadine to OTC status. Although coverage of loratadine OTC offers a substantial cost-savings opportunity for the Medicaid program compared with Rx-only LSAs, not covering the OTC product immediately at the time of OTC availability contributed to (a) increased switching to Rx-only LSA products and (b) little use of loratadine OTC in the subsequent OTC coverage period.

  14. Great Careers in Two Years: The Associate Degree Option. High Skill and High Wage Jobs Available through Two-Year Programs.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Phifer, Paul

    This book explores high-skill and high-wage jobs available through two-year programs. It identifies 100 high-need occupational areas, and discusses "hot" programs and starting salaries for graduates of dental hygiene, manufacturing, process technology, telecommunications, physical therapy assisting, and registered nursing. Each career article…

  15. Great Careers in Two Years: The Associate Degree Option. High Skill and High Wage Jobs Available through Two-Year Programs.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Phifer, Paul

    This book explores high-skill and high-wage jobs available through two-year programs. It identifies 100 high-need occupational areas, and discusses "hot" programs and starting salaries for graduates of dental hygiene, manufacturing, process technology, telecommunications, physical therapy assisting, and registered nursing. Each career article…

  16. Teachers' Perceptions of the Availability and Need of a Support Program for Students with Learning Difficulties Attending Elementary Schools in the Atlantic Union Conference

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Coke, Lileth Althea

    2013-01-01

    Purpose of the Study. Support programs have been known to be very effective in helping students succeed academically, socially, behaviorally, and emotionally. The purpose of this study was to investigate teachers' perceptions of the availability and need of a support program for students with learning difficulties who attend elementary schools…

  17. Teachers' Perceptions of the Availability and Need of a Support Program for Students with Learning Difficulties Attending Elementary Schools in the Atlantic Union Conference

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Coke, Lileth Althea

    2013-01-01

    Purpose of the Study. Support programs have been known to be very effective in helping students succeed academically, socially, behaviorally, and emotionally. The purpose of this study was to investigate teachers' perceptions of the availability and need of a support program for students with learning difficulties who attend elementary schools…

  18. The SCAMPI Appraisal Method: Top Ten Myths (2004 Edition)

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2016-06-14

    variables, such as management change, acquisition, and reduced (or increased) emphasis on process improvement, that can affect results over a short term...2004 Jack R. Ferguson Manager , SEI Appraisal Program Report Documentation Page Form ApprovedOMB No. 0704-0188 Public reporting burden for the...full team interviews for managers , with mini-teams conducting Functional Area Representative interviews. © 2004 by Carnegie Mellon University CMMI

  19. 25 CFR 700.117 - Criteria for appraisals.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ... 25 Indians 2 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Criteria for appraisals. 700.117 Section 700.117 Indians... Acquisition and Disposal of Habitations and/or Improvements § 700.117 Criteria for appraisals. (a) Appraisal standards. The Commission's appraisals shall be based upon nationally recognized appraisal standards...

  20. 75 FR 36088 - Appraisal Subcommittee; Rules of Operation; Amendment

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-06-24

    ... INSTITUTIONS EXAMINATION COUNCIL Appraisal Subcommittee; Rules of Operation; Amendment AGENCY: Appraisal... governing the Chairperson and Vice Chairperson of the Appraisal Subcommittee. SUMMARY: The Appraisal... , respectively, or by U.S. Mail at Appraisal Subcommittee, 1401 H Street, NW., Suite 760, Washington, DC...

  1. 49 CFR 24.104 - Review of appraisals.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ... 49 Transportation 1 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Review of appraisals. 24.104 Section 24.104... appraisals. The Agency shall have an appraisal review process and, at a minimum: (a) A qualified review... market information in all appraisals to assure that they meet the definition of appraisal found in 49...

  2. 7 CFR 3550.111 - Appraisals (loans only).

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ... 7 Agriculture 15 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Appraisals (loans only). 3550.111 Section 3550.111... Waste Disposal Grants § 3550.111 Appraisals (loans only). An appraisal is required when the section 504... adequacy of the security. RHS may charge an appraisal fee. Appraisals must be made in accordance with...

  3. 12 CFR 722.4 - Minimum appraisal standards.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ... 12 Banks and Banking 6 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Minimum appraisal standards. 722.4 Section 722... APPRAISALS § 722.4 Minimum appraisal standards. For federally related transactions, all appraisals shall, at a minimum: (a) Conform to generally accepted appraisal standards as evidenced by the...

  4. 7 CFR 3560.753 - Agency appraisal standards and requirements.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ... concluded by each approach. (f) Real estate history. Appraisals must contain a 5-year ownership and sales... estate, which is the land and improvements, and the real property, or property rights, being appraised...) Appraisers. MFH appraisals prepared for the Agency will be written by Agency appraisers or independent...

  5. 7 CFR 3560.753 - Agency appraisal standards and requirements.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ... concluded by each approach. (f) Real estate history. Appraisals must contain a 5-year ownership and sales... estate, which is the land and improvements, and the real property, or property rights, being appraised...) Appraisers. MFH appraisals prepared for the Agency will be written by Agency appraisers or independent...

  6. Technical Safety Appraisal of the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

    SciTech Connect

    Not Available

    1990-12-01

    This report documents the results of the Technical Safety Appraisal (TSA) of the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) (including the Site 300 area), Livermore, California, conducted from February 26 to April 5, 1990. The purpose of the assessment was to provide the Secretary of Energy with the status of Environment, Safety and Health (ES H) Programs at LLNL. LLNL is operated by the University of California for the Department of Energy (DOE), and is a multi-program, mission-oriented institution engaged in fundamental and applied research programs that require a multidisciplinary approach. 1 fig.

  7. Do specialized services exist for LGBT individuals seeking treatment for substance misuse? A study of available treatment programs.

    PubMed

    Cochran, Bryan N; Peavy, K Michelle; Robohm, Jennifer S

    2007-01-01

    Substance abuse research has demonstrated that client sexual orientation influences treatment outcomes. Consequently, many substance user treatment programs offer services for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) individuals. In a recent search of SAMHSA treatment listings, 11.8% (N=911) of substance user treatment programs (including residential, outpatient, and partial hospitalization) in the United States and Puerto Rico indicated that they offer specialized services for LGBT clients. However, a telephone survey we conducted in 2003-2004 revealed that 70.8% of these "LGBT" programs were no different from services offered to the general population, and only 7.4% could identify a service specifically tailored to the needs of LGBT clients. Implications for LGBT individuals seeking services are discussed, the study's limitations are noted, and future research directions are identified.

  8. Positive emotion, appraisal, and the role of appraisal overlap in positive emotion co-occurrence.

    PubMed

    Tong, Eddie M W; Jia, Lile

    2017-02-01

    Appraisal research has traditionally focused on negative emotions but has not addressed issues concerning the relationships between several positive emotions and appraisals in daily life and the extent to which co-occurrence of positive emotions can be explained by overlap in appraisals. Driven by a priori hypotheses on appraisal-emotion relationships, this study investigated 12 positive emotions and 13 appraisal dimensions using Ecological Momentary Assessment. The results provide strong evidence that positive emotions and appraisals correlate significantly in daily life. Importantly, we found that the positive emotions' overlap on theoretically relevant, as compared to irrelevant, appraisals was stronger and more predictive of their co-occurrence. Furthermore, appraisal overlap on theoretically relevant appraisals predicted the co-occurrence of positive emotions even when the appraisal of pleasantness was excluded, indicating that positive emotions do not co-occur just by virtue of their shared valence. Our findings affirmed and refined the appraisal profiles of positive emotions and underscore the importance of appraisals in accounting for the commonality and differences among positive emotions. (PsycINFO Database Record

  9. 12 CFR 323.3 - Appraisals required; transactions requiring a State certified or licensed appraiser.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ... 12 Banks and Banking 4 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Appraisals required; transactions requiring a State certified or licensed appraiser. 323.3 Section 323.3 Banks and Banking FEDERAL DEPOSIT INSURANCE... State certified or licensed appraiser is required for all real estate-related financial transactions...

  10. 12 CFR 225.63 - Appraisals required; transactions requiring a State certified or licensed appraiser.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ... State certified or licensed appraiser. 225.63 Section 225.63 Banks and Banking FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM (CONTINUED) BOARD OF GOVERNORS OF THE FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM (CONTINUED) BANK HOLDING COMPANIES AND CHANGE IN... require an appraisal prepared by a State certified appraiser. (3) Complex residential transactions of $250...

  11. Test Takers' Performance Appraisals, Appraisal Calibration, and Cognitive and Metacognitive Strategy Use

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Phakiti, Aek

    2016-01-01

    The current study explores the nature and relationships among test takers' performance appraisals, appraisal calibration, and reported cognitive and metacognitive strategy use in a language test situation. Performance appraisals are executive processes of strategic competence for judging test performance (e.g., evaluating the correctness or…

  12. Test Takers' Performance Appraisals, Appraisal Calibration, and Cognitive and Metacognitive Strategy Use

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Phakiti, Aek

    2016-01-01

    The current study explores the nature and relationships among test takers' performance appraisals, appraisal calibration, and reported cognitive and metacognitive strategy use in a language test situation. Performance appraisals are executive processes of strategic competence for judging test performance (e.g., evaluating the correctness or…

  13. Evaluation of the HIV/AIDS Education Program/Including Condom Availability, 1990-1992. OREA Report.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Simkin, Linda; And Others

    The number of adolescents with AIDS and the number of young adults diagnosed with AIDS who were infected with HIV during adolescence continues to grow at alarming rates. This report evaluates a program that included staff development, mandated HIV/AIDS education for children in kindergarten through grade 12, and a peer leadership component that…

  14. Marine Education: A Bibliography of Educational Materials Available from the Nation's Sea Grant College Programs. Fifth Edition.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Texas A and M Univ., College Station. Sea Grant Coll. Program.

    This bibliography features a compilation of textbooks, curricular materials, and other marine education resource materials developed by individual Sea Grant programs throughout the Unites States. The listing is intended to be used as a tool for teachers and other individuals interested in helping students explore and understand our oceans and…

  15. Marine Education: A Bibliography of Educational Materials Available from the Nation's Sea Grant College Programs. Fifth Edition.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Texas A and M Univ., College Station. Sea Grant Coll. Program.

    This bibliography features a compilation of textbooks, curricular materials, and other marine education resource materials developed by individual Sea Grant programs throughout the Unites States. The listing is intended to be used as a tool for teachers and other individuals interested in helping students explore and understand our oceans and…

  16. 77 FR 4300 - Notice of Data Availability Concerning Renewable Fuels Produced From Palm Oil Under the RFS Program

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-01-27

    ... estimated lifecycle greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reductions of 17% and 11% respectively for these biofuels compared to the statutory baseline petroleum-based diesel fuel used in the RFS program. This analysis... asdinfo@epa.gov . The www.regulations.gov Web site is an ``anonymous access'' system, which means EPA will...

  17. Nutrition Services and Foods and Beverages Available at School: Results from the School Health Policies and Programs Study 2006

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    O'Toole, Terrence P.; Anderson, Susan; Miller, Clare; Guthrie, Joanne

    2007-01-01

    Background: Schools are in a unique position to promote healthy dietary behaviors and help ensure appropriate nutrient intake. This article describes the characteristics of both school nutrition services and the foods and beverages sold outside of the school meals program in the United States, including state- and district-level policies and…

  18. 45 CFR 2521.20 - What types of AmeriCorps subtitle C program grants are available for award?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ... religious organizations and labor organizations), and institutions of higher education may apply either to a... organizations), and institutions of higher education may apply either to a State or directly to the Corporation... term, renewal funding will be contingent upon periodic assessment of program quality, progress to...

  19. Food Service and Foods and Beverages Available at School: Results from the School Health Policies and Programs Study 2000.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Wechsler, Howell; Brener, Nancy D.; Kuester, Sarah; Miller, Clare

    2001-01-01

    Presents School Health Policies and Programs Study 2000 findings about state- and district-level policies and practices regarding various school food service issues, e.g., organization and staffing, food service and child nutrition requirements and recommendations, menu planning and food preparation, and collaboration. Also addressed are food…

  20. Nutrition Services and Foods and Beverages Available at School: Results from the School Health Policies and Programs Study 2006

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    O'Toole, Terrence P.; Anderson, Susan; Miller, Clare; Guthrie, Joanne

    2007-01-01

    Background: Schools are in a unique position to promote healthy dietary behaviors and help ensure appropriate nutrient intake. This article describes the characteristics of both school nutrition services and the foods and beverages sold outside of the school meals program in the United States, including state- and district-level policies and…