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Knepper, Hillary - - 2012
In the United States, health care is not equitably distributed. As indicated in the literature, age, income, and other socio-economic indicators contribute to substantial differences in the variety and scope of health services. The 2010 Affordable Care Act illustrates the United States' effort to bring balance and equity to the ...
Clay, Joy - - 2012
As the research findings in this symposium demonstrate, public and nonprofit managers in health and human service agencies continue to collaborate with multiple goals in mind. As would be anticipated, the collaborations described in the symposium generally addressed service gaps, enhanced services, improved access, and expanded programs. A common underlying ...
Sullivan, Brenda - - 2012
Local governments have long used partnerships and collaborations with the nonprofit and private sectors to improve services, support innovation, and save cost. Nowhere is this more evident than in the public health and human services sectors. This case study follows up on an earlier report on the attributes of a ...
Mayhew, Fred - - 2012
This article examines the nature of interorganizational relationships that are formed within a multi-tier human service delivery system. Taking into account the hierarchical structure of a statewide initiative to support early childhood education, the study investigates the differences in the relationships between organizations at the service and administrative levels of ...
Wrobel, Sharon - - 2012
Early childhood education and childcare have traditionally been dominated by nonprofit and other grant-funded agencies. However, public education agencies are increasingly involved with early childhood education through state funded pre-K program initiatives. As public pre-school programming has steadily expanded, programs such as Head Start have to compete for enrollment. As ...
Vaccaro, Joan - - 2012
Objective: to examine the relationships among reported medical advice, diabetes education, health insurance and health behavior of individuals with diabetes by race/ethnicity and gender.
Packard, Thomas - - 2012
This is a study of organizational change strategies employed in seven county human service agencies to improve the coordination of services through the structural integration of previously free standing organizations or the development of voluntary interagency collaborative service delivery systems. The central question involves the identification of organizational change tactics ...
Ransom, James - - 2012
Background: Vaccines are valuable, cost-effective tools for preventing disease and improving community health. Despite the importance and ubiquity of vaccinations, childhood immunization coverage rates vary widely by geography, race, and ethnicity. These differences have been documented for nearly two decades, but their sources are poorly understood. Between 2005 and 2008, ...
Fertig, Angela - - 2012
This study estimates the benefits and costs of a free clinic providing primary care services. Using matched data from a free clinic and its corresponding regional hospital on a sample of newly enrolled clinic patients, patients' non-urgent emergency department (ED) and inpatient hospital costs in the year prior to clinic ...
Palumbo, Mary - - 2011
Purpose: Practical nurses (PNs) rated their general and emotional health and their employers' attention to their health and safety. These components were examined in relationship to work setting and intention to leave for the purpose of exploring workforce issues involving these important care providers of frail elders.
Ferdaus, Riaz - - 2011
Previous studies have suggested that breast cancer patients with a delay of three months or more in initiating radiotherapy after breast conservative surgery, have increased recurrence and lower survival than those without treatment delay.
Haas, Stephen - - 2011
The co-occurrence of child abuse and domestic violence has gained increasing attention over the last several years. As a result, there have been a number of efforts around the country to cross-train domestic violence and child welfare workers. Many of these initiatives are based on recommendations derived from prior research ...
Zahradnik, Anne - - 2011
This study recounts the findings from a year-long survey of Brooklyn residents. Survey respondents were questioned about their knowledge of asthma signs, triggers, symptoms and their attitudes and beliefs about asthma. If they had asthma or were responsible for a child or adult who had asthma they were asked questions ...
Harris, G.L.A. - - 2011
Healthcare disparities are fast encroaching upon equal access healthcare systems like the military. While this growth has been attributed to the same antecedents as those found in the general civilian population, four additional assumptions are posited as contributing factors to healthcare disparities that are peculiar to the military. Research on ...
Lee, Doohee - - 2011
Nonmedical use of prescription drugs is increasingly prevalent in the United States, but limited research is available on prescription drugs misuse in the workforce. We investigated whether absenteeism and turnover are associated with having problems linked to prescription drug misuse among employees. We also further explored the moderating effects of ...
Neely-Barnes, Susan - - 2011
This study assesses the social, emotional and behavioral symptoms of 2,575 youth who were receiving behavioral health services from a private provider agency, either in an out of home placement (e.g., foster care home, a group home or a residential treatment facility) or in their own home (through the In-Home ...
Hy, Ronald - - 2011
Public sector spending on health care clearly has a positive economic impact on local communities. Not only does such spending provide residents with better health care, but it is widely recognized as an investment that returns continual dividends in the form of better jobs, higher incomes, and additional state and ...
Kochanowski, Yvonne - - 2011
Faced with high levels of senior civil servant retirement in the coming years and limited by civil service requirements, government organizations often struggle to maintain the knowledge base of previous processes and results while promoting people who are truly interested in being leaders in an agency. Upcoming generations of public ...
Tataw, David - - 2011
This study examines the effect of a provider alliance on service utilization, satisfaction , self efficacy, and attachment to a regular source of care for participating low income urban children and their families. The use of Physician Assistants and community health workers to expand community outreach, primary care services, pediatric ...
Gumus, Gulcin - - 2011
Purpose: This article explores the participation of healthcare managers in professional development (PD) activities, the reasons for seeking PD and the perceived support of their organizations in terms of reward and recognition.
Hewitt, Anne - - 2011
Objectives: This paper reports on a state agency's training activities undertaken to totally redesign a long-term-care (LTC) delivery system as part of the national Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) initiative.
Dodd, Arleen - - 2011
The authors of this article report on an intervention designed to improve the academic component of an extended after-school program. The agency involved in this intervention was a non-profit community action group (CAG) agency whose mission is to improve the socio-economic well-being of the residents of Upper Manhattan, the Bronx, ...
Strong, Denise - - 2011
This article describes a study of public access to enforcement and disciplinary information provided by the websites of health professional regulatory boards. The study explored the current state of transparency by specifically examining the availability of disciplinary data on the websites of state boards of medicine, nursing and dentistry. Web ...
Alkadry, Mohamad - - 2011
onsiderable evidence supports the existence of racial disparities in incidence, mortality, and morbidity related to stroke. Awareness of risk factors could substantially lower the probability of stroke incidence. Awareness of stroke warning signs and treatment options could significantly alter the outcome of a stroke if patients immediately seek emergency help. ...
Richardson, Brad - - 2010
At present there are few examples of sustained reductions in disproportionate minority contact with the juvenile justice and child welfare systems. This article describes the use of three instruments that have been used to measure levels of racial and ethnic disproportionality and disparities: The Disproportionality Diagnostic Tool, Ecomap and Racial ...
Mumpower, Jeryl - - 2010
Data from NIS-4, NCANDS, and the State of California were used to analyze the front end of the child welfare services system--the referral and substantiation components--in terms of the system's ability to diagnose or detect instances of child maltreatment. The analyses show that Blacks are disproportionately represented in rates of ...
Dorch, Edwina - - 2010
The goal of this study was to assess whether child welfare services were available and proximal in identified, predominantly Black and Hispanic ZIP code areas of three southern cities. GIS mapping of services contained in a state 2-1-1 community services data base revealed that there were no treatment services and/or ...
Cheesman, Fred L., - - 2010
actors differentiating blended sentencing cases (Serious Youthful Offenders or SYOs) from conventional juvenile cases and cases transferred to the adult criminal court in Ohio were investigated using a two-stage probit. Conventional juvenile cases differed from cases selected for non-conventional processing (i.e., SYO or transfer) according to offense seriousness, number of ...
Bell, William - - 2010
Vickers, Margaret - - 2010
The lived experience of the Illness Onset Status Passage for people with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is explored here. Glaser and Strauss' (1971) status passage is used to analyse the properties of this Status Passage. The Illness Onset Status Passage for people with MS includes three key phases: (1) An Unknown ...
Tataw, David - - 2010
The aim of this paper is to evaluate and report the impact of the Health Services Utilization Improvement Model (HUIM) on utilization and satisfaction with care, as well as knowledge regarding prevention, detection, and treatment of asthma, diabetes, tuberculosis, and child injury among low income health services consumers. HUIM outcomes ...
Plein, L. - - 2010
While relatively overlooked in health policy research and analysis, state high risk insurance pools play a notable role in contemporary health policy arrangements. Also know as State Comprehensive Health Insurance Plans, high-risk pools emerged in the late 1970s as states began to grapple with the challenges of the medically uninsured. ...
Zahradnik, Anne - - 2010
Jesilow, Paul - - 2010
The United States Congress mandated the establishment of the National Practitioner Data Bank in large part to decrease the likelihood that errant individuals might be able to avoid detection by licensing boards and practice medicine. We use a decade of longitudinal data (1985-94), for each of the 50 states, to ...
Alkadry, Mohamad - - 2010
urality, characterized with limited access to emergency stroke care, adds another risk factor to victims of stroke. Although there is a growing literature on gender differences, very little is known about how these gender differences intersect with rurality. A random sample of 2,000 adults were invited to participate (n=1,114) in ...
Grosso, Ashley - - 2010
This paper examines the relationship between social support and the probability of getting tested for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) among at-risk adults in the United States. According to the literature, social support is one mechanism through which social capital is purported to work. Several studies have hypothesized that social capital ...
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