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The Long and Short of It

The Long and Short of It

There’s an old saying to the effect that a politician’s idea of “long term” is the period between now and the next election. That’s understandable; our electoral system is set…

Growing Digital Health, Increasing Challenges for Public Administrators – Part II

Growing Digital Health, Increasing Challenges for Public Administrators – Part II

This article is the second part of an article started last week where we discussed some of the ways digital health information is currently being used and some of the possible…

Aligning Emergency Management Education and Practice

Aligning Emergency Management Education and Practice

By: Thomas E. Poulin One of the challenges for graduate public administration programs is that, often, those entering such programs have little, if any, academic foundation in public administration. As…

Growing Digital Health, Increasing Challenges for Public Administrators (Part I)

  Information Communications Technologies (ICTs) are becoming a core part of the healthcare landscape, challenging public administrators to understand, participate and guide this rapidly evolving area. The 2009 Health Information…

Strategic Management of Medical Disasters

Strategic Management of Medical Disasters

By: Christine Springer Improving disaster response capabilities during an extreme biological incident or emergency requiring medical countermeasures requires strategic management. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) leads…

Taking Law Seriously

Taking Law Seriously

By: David Schultz Law matters.  It especially matters in public administration and policy.  Yet for too many years the public administration profession has ignored the connection between the law how…

Advancing and Improving Procurement and Contract Management in Government

By: Stephen B. Gordon Executives in the private sector recognized long ago that effective purchasing and supply management can support their number one strategic goal: profitability.  In contrast, elected officials…

The Great Disconnect

By: Sheila Suess Kennedy As another election season comes to a (merciful) close, one lesson is abundantly clear: there is a huge disconnect between the skill sets public offices require…

The Importance of Public Administration in Community Development Scholarship and Practice

By William Hatcher This is the first installment of a monthly column dedicated to exploring the connections between public administration and community development. Through this column, I hope to highlight…

Strategic Management in a Changing Health Services World

Strategic Management in a Changing Health Services World

By Christine Gibbs Springer The ultimate paradox for public managers today is the inability to forecast the future, yet the necessity to make sense of it in order to survive…