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Intrapreneurship and the Public Sector: A Missing Capability

Retaining talented employees within an organization is one of the most severe challenges facing our public agencies. In recent times, public agencies have taken a beating on a number of…

Recruitment in the Public Sector

Recruitment in the Public Sector

We have been hearing for the past four years that government is becoming the biggest job supplier and taking over that function from the private sector. While that has been…

Social Security Administration Talent Retention

The Partnership for Public Service reported the Social Security Administration (SSA) dropped from second to sixth rank for employee satisfaction and commitment of 19 large federal agencies surveyed in 2012.…

I’m looking for someone with 7 years of bad habits…

Bad habits, we all have them. As leaders and developers of human capital in any organization, do we ever stop to reflect internally about our bad habits when it comes…

The Cross-Sector Promotion of Public Health Across the United States

The month of April 2013 was a particularly active one in terms of health promotion at my place of employment, Villanova University, located on the outskirts of Philadelphia. In addition…

Meeting the Challenges of Health Care in New York State

Meeting the Challenges of Health Care in New York State

With the Affordable Care Act in short view providing medical coverage on a federal level to all residents of this nation, I have wondered, as an employee of the Erie…

Stakeholder Views on Healthcare Reform and Public Health in Oregon

Current ambitions to expand health insurance coverage intersect with concerns to improve public health. The reform agenda in the national Affordable Care Act in 2010, and parallel legislation enacted in…

Investigating Cell Phone Radiation Exposure

Investigating Cell Phone Radiation Exposure

According to the United Nations Telecommunication Agency’s “ICT Facts and Figures” there were almost six billion cell phone subscriptions globally in 2011. Cell phone subscriptions are still rising, but there…

Public Health Education Accreditation

Public Health Education Accreditation

There is a continuing urgency for both public administration and public health to formulate stronger crosswalks by integrating and coordinating their public functions and core responsibilities. This integration needs to…

Cities Around the Nation Honor Crime Victims and Advocates During National Crime Victims’ Rights Week

National Crime Victims’ Rights Week (April 21-27) provides an opportunity to increase awareness of the challenges faced by crime victims and to highlight the long struggle to establish victims’ rights,…

Public Administration is Public Health

Public Administration is Public Health

  William Henry Welch, founding Dean of the Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health, stated it best. “There are no social, no industrial, no economic problems which are…