Welcome to the Policy Information Center
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The Policy Information Center provides technical assistance and support to the Office of the
Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation and the Office of the Secretary as requested.
The Center maintains numerous database applications and offers auxiliary technical support
services; publishes ASPE materials; and contains a comprehensive library. In addition, the
Policy Information Center provides exemplary customer service by employing a competent,
professional, caring, and approachable staff that offers proactive solutions.
The Center implements and oversees the ASPE publication process, including policy and issue
briefs, reports, research summaries and annual overviews. We provide information management
services through several different Web-based applications. These services are accessible through
the ASPE Web site and the ASPE Intranet.
The Center maintains a professional library with a concentration on health and human service
issues. The library hosts a collection of evaluation studies sponsored by HHS; offers research
services for ASPE and the Department; and provides training on information search techniques.
ASPE provides policy analysis and advice to the Secretary by administering evaluation, data
collection, demonstration and other research projects that provide information needed for HHS
policy development; and the Policy Information Center provides the resources for ASPE staff to
maintain a reputation for high-quality research and comprehensive analysis in meeting this