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The Fat Fight: The Risks And Consequences Of The Federal Government’S Failing Public Health Campaign , Kelli K. Garcia Apr 2007

The Fat Fight: The Risks And Consequences Of The Federal Government’S Failing Public Health Campaign , Kelli K. Garcia

Faculty Scholarship Series

The federal government has declared obesity and overweight to be one of the most pressing public health threats facing the United States today and is engaged in a “war on obesity”. Unfortunately, the main arsenal employed in this war has been ineffective media based health information campaigns that encourage people to diet and exercise. This article critically evaluates the federal government’s efforts in the “war on obesity” that emphasize individual based change and do not address the structural barriers, such as inability to afford healthy foods and a lack of safe, accessible places to exercise that keep people from ...


Closing The Gap Between Can And May In Health-Care Providers' Scope Of Practice: A Primer For Policymakers, Barbara J. Safriet Jan 2002

Closing The Gap Between Can And May In Health-Care Providers' Scope Of Practice: A Primer For Policymakers, Barbara J. Safriet

Faculty Scholarship Series

A gap has developed within the United States health care industry
between the abilities of non-physician care providers and the activities
government regulation allows them to perform. Dominant provider groups
extensively lobby state legislators in order to obtain scope-of-practice
monopolies, which confer exclusive control over their areas of interest and
exclude other equally-capable groups from performing such services. As a
result, the excluded providers' skills are under-used, creating a systemic
inefficiency. This Essay explores the development of the current scope-of-practice system and discusses possible solutions, including a review of
current reforms in Colorado and Ontario, Canada.


Health Care Dollars And Regulatory Sense: The Role Of Advanced Practice Nursing, Barbara J. Safriet Jan 1992

Health Care Dollars And Regulatory Sense: The Role Of Advanced Practice Nursing, Barbara J. Safriet

Faculty Scholarship Series

Our current health care "system" has been criticized for providing too little
care, too late, for too few people, at too high a cost. In this Article, Dean
Safriet argues that these problems require a fundamental restructuring of
existing health care delivery systems and more effective utilization of all health
care personnel. Dean Safriet urges immediate legislative reform to reduce the
restrictions that currently constrain advanced practice nurses, especially nurse
practitioners and certified nurse-midwives. Advanced practice nurses have
demonstrated repeatedly that they can provide cost-effective, high-quality
primary care for many of the neediest members of society, but their role in ...


Restrictions On Nursing Care For Children: A Policy That Saves No Dollars And Makes No Sense (With Mary T. Giliberti), Caroll L. Lucht, Mary T. Giliberti Jan 1991

Restrictions On Nursing Care For Children: A Policy That Saves No Dollars And Makes No Sense (With Mary T. Giliberti), Caroll L. Lucht, Mary T. Giliberti

Faculty Scholarship Series

In 1981, three and a half-year old Katie Beckett caught the attention of
President Ronald Reagan. Katie had contracted viral encephalitis as an infant
and as a result required a mechanical ventilator to help her breathe. Her
parents wanted to take her home from the hospital where she had lived since
infancy, but Medicaid would fund her care only if she remained in the institution.
Therefore Katie remained in the hospital, which cost the public approximately
$10,000 more per month than home care.