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The Office of Human Services Policy (HSP)/HHS’ Chief Economist focuses on welfare, poverty, service delivery issues, data for research, policies affecting children, youth, and families, and economic matters affecting the Department.  HSP is in the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation in the Department of Health and Human Services.  Below are major areas HSP covers — click there for publications, on-going work, and related topics.

Income & Poverty

Family Formation

  • Child Support
  • Fatherhood
  • Teen Parents
  • More...

Special Populations

  • Domestic Violence
  • Immigrants
  • Hard-to-Serve Populations
  • Mental Health Issues
  • Race/Ethnicity Data
  • Substance Abuse
  • More...

Indicators & Databases

Welfare & Work

Children & Youth

  • Early Childhood (including Child Care)
  • Child Welfare, Child Abuse and Neglect
  • Family Preservation
  • Foster Care and Adoption
  • Youth (including Teen Pregnancy Prevention)
  • More...

On-Going Work:

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Reuben Snipper last modified this page on April 3, 2001.