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Head Start: It Works For Indiana Children And Families!, Jennifer Dobbs-Oates, James Elicker, Volker Thomas 2010 Purdue University - Main Campus

Head Start: It Works For Indiana Children And Families!, Jennifer Dobbs-Oates, James Elicker, Volker Thomas

Center for Families Publications

This technical report summarizes new and existing data to address the question, “Does Head Start work for Indiana children, families, and communities?” Data sources consulted in this study include the state Head Start Program Information Report, local Indiana Head Start and Early Head Start Programs, existing national studies of Head Start and Early Head Start, and local and national data available on children’s development in early care and education programs for low-income families. This report concludes that Indiana’s Early Head Start and Head Start programs are indeed providing substantial benefits to children, families, and communities. The report summarizes ...


Risky Business: Effectiveness Of State Market-Based Health Programs, Christopher Stream, Nathan Myers 2010 University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Risky Business: Effectiveness Of State Market-Based Health Programs, Christopher Stream, Nathan Myers

Public Policy and Leadership Faculty Publications

Since the 1990s, state governments have been leaders of health care reform. Today, approximately 47 million people are without health insurance. As health care costs and uninsurance levels continue to rise, states are pursuing a variety of government- and market-based strategies to address this growing social problem. Health care research has indicated that state-based programs have proven to be successful in extending access to coverage. However, the question remains as to whether the market-based programs have had a positive impact on state health care. Advocates for market-based state health programs argue that the reforms benefit the greater good because they ...


Cardiovascular Disease—Risk Benefits Of Clean Fuel Technology And Policy: A Statistical Analysis, Paul Gallagher, William Lazarus, Hosein Shapouri, Roger Conway, Fantu Bachewe, Amelia Fischer 2010 Iowa State University

Cardiovascular Disease—Risk Benefits Of Clean Fuel Technology And Policy: A Statistical Analysis, Paul Gallagher, William Lazarus, Hosein Shapouri, Roger Conway, Fantu Bachewe, Amelia Fischer

Economics Publications

The hypothesis of this study is that there is a statistical relationship between the cardiovascular disease mortality rate and the intensity of fuel consumption (measured in gallons/square mile) at a particular location. We estimate cross-sectional regressions of the mortality rate due to cardiovascular disease against the intensity of fuel consumption using local data for the entire US, before the US Clean Air Act (CAA) in 1974 and after the most recent policy revisions in 2004. The cardiovascular disease rate improvement estimate suggests that up to 60 cardiovascular disease deaths per 100,000 residents are avoided in the largest urban ...


Public Health Workforce Trust Measures: Comparative Analysis Of T1-T2 Measures Across Two Lhd’S And Organizational Responses To Economic Hard Times, William A. Mase 2010 Georgia Southern University

Public Health Workforce Trust Measures: Comparative Analysis Of T1-T2 Measures Across Two Lhd’S And Organizational Responses To Economic Hard Times, William A. Mase

William A. Mase

This public health workforce research initiative expands practice-based employee trust measurement in a time-one time-two (T1 – T2) quantitative design methodology. The initiative is an expansion of previously conducted research within the Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky Health Departments. Tailored workforce-based quality improvement (QI) initiatives were developed and implemented within the two local health departments (LHD’s). Workforce-based QI was a product of strategic initiatives defined by leadership of both health departments and informed by a critical review of the data collected in 2008. Analysis of additional independent variables and interaction terms were evaluated and are presented for supervisor/employee race concordance ...


A Poor Fit For Los Angeles Op-Ed: Incentives For South Gate Clothing Company To Relocate Should Be Killed By L.A.’S Jobs Czar, Peter Dreier 2010 Occidental College

A Poor Fit For Los Angeles Op-Ed: Incentives For South Gate Clothing Company To Relocate Should Be Killed By L.A.’S Jobs Czar, Peter Dreier

UEP Faculty & UEPI Staff Scholarship

No abstract provided.


Ssrn As An Initial Revolution In Academic Knowledge Aggregation And Dissemination, David Bray, Sascha Vitzthum, Benn Konsynski 2010 National Defense University

Ssrn As An Initial Revolution In Academic Knowledge Aggregation And Dissemination, David Bray, Sascha Vitzthum, Benn Konsynski

Sascha Vitzthum

Within this paper we consider our results of using the Social Science Research Network (SSRN) over a period of 18 months to distribute our working papers to the research community. Our experiences have been quite positive, with SSRN serving as a platform both to inform our colleagues about our research as well as inform us about related research (through email and telephoned conversations of colleagues who discovered our paper on SSRN). We then discuss potential future directions for SSRN to consider, and how SSRN might well represent an initial revolution in 21st century academic knowledge aggregation and dissemination. Our paper ...


When Is A Lot Still Not Enough? Health Information, The Public Good And Privacy Rights, Robert J. McGrath 2010 University of New Hampshire

When Is A Lot Still Not Enough? Health Information, The Public Good And Privacy Rights, Robert J. Mcgrath

The University Dialogue

No abstract provided.


The Social Determinants Of Health: Defining A Research Agenda For Canada’S Urban Aboriginal Population, Chantelle Richmond, Katie Big-Canoe 2010 Western University

The Social Determinants Of Health: Defining A Research Agenda For Canada’S Urban Aboriginal Population, Chantelle Richmond, Katie Big-Canoe

Aboriginal Policy Research Consortium International (APRCi)

No abstract provided.


Disproportionate And Unjustifiable: Teen First Nations Mothers And Unstated Paternity Policy, Michelle Mann 2010 Western University

Disproportionate And Unjustifiable: Teen First Nations Mothers And Unstated Paternity Policy, Michelle Mann

Aboriginal Policy Research Consortium International (APRCi)

No abstract provided.


Scientific Certainty In A Time Of Uncertainty: Predicting Vulnerability Of Canada’S First Nations To The H1n1/09 Pandemic, Nicholas Spence 2010 Western University

Scientific Certainty In A Time Of Uncertainty: Predicting Vulnerability Of Canada’S First Nations To The H1n1/09 Pandemic, Nicholas Spence

Aboriginal Policy Research Consortium International (APRCi)

No abstract provided.


Towards The Adoption Of A National Aboriginal Health Policy, Josee G. Lavoie, Laverne Gervais 2010 Western University

Towards The Adoption Of A National Aboriginal Health Policy, Josee G. Lavoie, Laverne Gervais

Aboriginal Policy Research Consortium International (APRCi)

No abstract provided.


Adapting And Developing Educational Best Practices And Curricula For Aboriginal Tobacco Cessation Interventions, Hillary Connolly, Jeff D'Hondt, Marilyn Herie, Peter Selby 2010 Western University

Adapting And Developing Educational Best Practices And Curricula For Aboriginal Tobacco Cessation Interventions, Hillary Connolly, Jeff D'Hondt, Marilyn Herie, Peter Selby

Aboriginal Policy Research Consortium International (APRCi)

No abstract provided.


Cervical Cancer Screening Strategies For Aboriginal Women, Agnes T. Black 2010 Western University

Cervical Cancer Screening Strategies For Aboriginal Women, Agnes T. Black

Aboriginal Policy Research Consortium International (APRCi)

No abstract provided.


Community Conditions As Factors Of Health, Economic Outlook, And Mobility: Survey Data And Aboriginal People In Manitoba, Christopher Adams 2010 Western University

Community Conditions As Factors Of Health, Economic Outlook, And Mobility: Survey Data And Aboriginal People In Manitoba, Christopher Adams

Aboriginal Policy Research Consortium International (APRCi)

No abstract provided.


Community Influences On The Mental Health Of First Nations Children In Canada: Health Information And Research Division, Statistics Canada, Dafna Kohen, Lisa Oliver 2010 Western University

Community Influences On The Mental Health Of First Nations Children In Canada: Health Information And Research Division, Statistics Canada, Dafna Kohen, Lisa Oliver

Aboriginal Policy Research Consortium International (APRCi)

No abstract provided.


Strengths-Based Programming For First Nations Youth In Schools: Building Engagement Through Healthy Relationships And Leadership Skills, Claire V. Crooks, Debbie Chiodo, Darren Thomas, Ray Hughes 2010 Western University

Strengths-Based Programming For First Nations Youth In Schools: Building Engagement Through Healthy Relationships And Leadership Skills, Claire V. Crooks, Debbie Chiodo, Darren Thomas, Ray Hughes

Aboriginal Policy Research Consortium International (APRCi)

FirstNationsyouthinCanadademonstratedisproportionatelyhighratesofnegative behaviors such as violence, substance abuse, and leaving school early. An understanding of historical context and current environment helps explain these patterns. Providing culturally relevant opportunities for youth to build healthy relationships and leadership skills has the potential to increase youth engagement. Over the past four years our multidisciplinary team of researchers, educators, program developers, and community leaders have worked together to develop a number of school-based initiatives that focus on increasing youth engagement through building on strengths and the promotion of healthy relationships. Specific strategies include peer mentoring, a credit-based academic course, and transition conferences for grade 8 ...


Diy Media: Movement Perspectives On Critical Moments, Produced By Mark Read. A Dvd Series From Deep Dish Tv (1988-2010), Martin Wallace 2010 University of Maine - Main

Diy Media: Movement Perspectives On Critical Moments, Produced By Mark Read. A Dvd Series From Deep Dish Tv (1988-2010), Martin Wallace

Library Staff Publications

This is part one of a two-part review of the DVD Series DIY Media: Movement Perspectives on Critical Moments, produced by Mark Read. This part of the review covers the following parts of the video series: Expression = Life – ACT UP, Video, and the AIDS Crisis; Many Yeses, One No – Confronting Corporate Globalization; and Resistencia Y Solidaridad – El Salvador, Colombia, and the U.S. Solidarity Movement. Both the technical quality of the series and its content are reviewed. The second part of this review, covering other parts of the series, was written by another reviewer and is not included here.


Identifying Central Actors: A Network Analysis Of The 2009-2010 Health Reform Debate, Jennifer Hayes Clark, Stacey Pelika, Elizabeth Rigby 2010 University of Houston - Main

Identifying Central Actors: A Network Analysis Of The 2009-2010 Health Reform Debate, Jennifer Hayes Clark, Stacey Pelika, Elizabeth Rigby

Jennifer Hayes Clark

The fragmented design of American institutions intentionally diffuses authority among political actors. As a result, tracing the (often changing) distribution of power is essential to better understanding the policymaking process. In this paper, we capitalize on the current health care debate’s multidimensionality and its high salience, as reflected in the extensive media coverage it has attracted. Through network analysis of daily news articles from five news sources that vary in approach and audience, we assess the centrality of each Member of Congress to the health care debate in general, as well as at each stage of this recent policy ...


‘The Better We Are Watched The Better We Behave’. Are Devolved Parliaments Providing A Better Window For Oversight?, Gordon Marnoch 2010 University of Ulster

‘The Better We Are Watched The Better We Behave’. Are Devolved Parliaments Providing A Better Window For Oversight?, Gordon Marnoch

Gordon Marnoch

The paper examines the health policy oversight systems operating in the United Kingdom, Scottish, Northern Ireland and Welsh parliaments/assemblies with specific comparisons drawn between current rules, practices and behaviours evident in parliamentary committees. Focusing on the 2007-8 parliament/assembly sessions, comparative data is presented relating to the attendance by members on committee, the amount of time devoted to health policy oversight, the percentage of committee places held by non-government party members, cross examination of key witnesses and hours spent examining the budget. Institutional obstacles and incentives relevant to effective oversight are compared.


Emerging Law Addressing Climate Change And Water, Prof. Elizabeth Burleson 2010 SelectedWorks

Emerging Law Addressing Climate Change And Water, Prof. Elizabeth Burleson

Prof. Elizabeth Burleson

The World Economic Forum recognizes that while restrictions on energy affect water systems and vice versa, energy and water policy are rarely coordinated. The International Panel on Climate Change predicts that wet places will become wetter and dry places will become dryer. Transboundary water, energy and climate coordination can occur through international consensus building.


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