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Re-Opening the Conversation about Medicare

Re-Opening the Conversation about Medicare

In terms of health policy discussions, there seems to be a “gorilla in the room” concerning how to handle the ever-closer looming insolvency of the Medicare system. Indeed, even with…

Life Question: Do You Want Health Care or Do You Want Health? Pick One

Life Question:  Do You Want Health Care or Do You Want Health? Pick One

I always get annoyed when I hear about efforts to bring health care to the homeless. It’s not that anyone should be deprived of health care. But what the homeless…

Case Studies, Multimedia, Pay for Success and More: New Additions to the Intersector’s Project Resource Library for Cross-Sector Collaboration

Case Studies, Multimedia, Pay for Success and More: New Additions to the Intersector’s Project Resource Library for Cross-Sector Collaboration

In October of last year, The Intersector Project launched our Resource Library — a section of our website where practitioners, researchers and anyone exploring the field of cross-sector collaboration can…

Agricultural and Food Policy Updates

Agricultural and Food Policy Updates

With much of my attention focused on the wobbly and uncertain path of the American Health Care Act as its moves through the United States Senate, I’ve had to remind…

From The Carriage to The Convocation: How Community Development Can Finance Your Child’s Education

From The Carriage to The Convocation: How Community Development Can Finance Your Child’s Education

Let’s end student loans now! Every year, a child in America is plotted on a path towards a college degree. A tradition which never ends, parents begin their two decades’…

Humor – The Secret of Great Public Leadership

Humor – The Secret of Great Public Leadership

How’s your funny bone doing lately? Have you been taking your colleagues, employees, yourself and others too seriously for your own good? You might even have forgotten how powerful humor…

Police Officers as Street Bureaucrats

Police Officers as Street Bureaucrats

As a professor of public administration, facilitating a series of conversations between police and neighborhood residents in Wilmington, NC has provided many teachable moments. One of these situations is the…

How Do Our Budgets Measure Up?

How Do Our Budgets Measure Up?

Many times, the public sector has been called upon to do “more with less.” Today, with the earthquake emanating from the Trump administration, the public sector will be fortunate to…

Establishing Effective Government Program and Project Management Offices

Establishing Effective Government Program and Project Management Offices

As the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) works on implementing the Program Management Improvement and Accountability Act (PMIAA), Federal agencies are considering how to incorporate PMIAA into their agency…

Remote Traps – Avoid the Missteps of Remote Management

Remote Traps – Avoid the Missteps of Remote Management

According to recent data, the trend of remote working continues to grow at a strong pace in the U.S. In a recent Gallup poll 43 percent of employed Americans stated…

The Use of Enterprise Funds in America’s Local Governments

The Use of Enterprise Funds in America’s Local Governments

An Enterprise Fund is created when a public service generates sufficient revenues to pay for its cost. It is a simple concept, and one gaining in popularity among public officials…