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The Dialectics Of Change: The New York City Health And Hospitals Corporation At A Crossroad, Edna Wells Handy Jan 1992

The Dialectics Of Change: The New York City Health And Hospitals Corporation At A Crossroad, Edna Wells Handy

Fordham Urban Law Journal

New York City Mayors have long struggled with what to do with the New York City Health and Hospital Corporation ("HHC"). HHC is neither a city agency nor a department; nor is it a true public benefit corporation or authority. Given recent problems faced by HHC, like the AIDS crisis, evaporating public funding, a shrinking pool from which to hire employees, the movement to make HHC more accountable and connected with city government has grown. This article argues that to fully take advantage of the potential that HHC has, the opposite should be done: HHC should be allowed to vest ...


Hiv And The Need For A Voluntarist Approach, David A. Hansell, Esq. Jan 1992

Hiv And The Need For A Voluntarist Approach, David A. Hansell, Esq.

Fordham Urban Law Journal

After a decade of fighting AIDS, the public health community has come to recognize that strategies to combat the infection must be premised on voluntarism and not on coercion. Attempts to combat AIDS with coercive public health strategies stem from a desire to force AIDS into an ill-fitting traditional disease-response framework, overlooking the differences between HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases, including the limitations in available treatment modalities for HIV. A return to such a cramped, narrowly-medicalized view of the AIDS epidemic has enormous social implications and a coercive strategy would frustrate efforts to stem the spread of the disease ...