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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…

Working with ASPA Affiliates to Prevent Prostate Cancer

As President of the Sacramento Chapter and a 26-year member of ASPA, I was recently tested for prostate cancer and like most cancer patients, embarked upon a self-education project that…

‘I Will Think of You Everyday,’ on Acknowledging Sacrifice

It is difficult to acknowledge loss where it is misunderstood. Do we have the capacity to recognize that our actions can at times result in loss for those we are…

The Neolithic Revolution in Public Health

Public health faces radical change in the coming years. Recent federal policies that impact health care delivery will also affect the public health system. The Health Information Technology for Clinical…

Holistic Wellness: Preparing Our Youth for the Future

While focus in education appears to be on the highest possible test score, one cannot help but wonder how this affects the health of our youth in general. With extracurricular…

Experiencing the Risks and Rewards of Foreign Service

Experiencing the Risks and Rewards of Foreign Service

In the course of my career I have had the opportunity to serve my country overseas in two capacities. The first one was when I enlisted in the U.S. Army…