Policy & Practice

A professional journal publishing articles on current health and human services issues for wide audience. Coverage includes social policy issues, reports of significant works of human service practitioners, social work theory and legislation, and editoria

Articles from Vol. 61, No. 3, September

2003 Summer Council Meeting
[ILLUSTRATIONS OMITTED] Caption: Nearly 300 administrators and staff attended APHSA's Summer Council Meeting, which took place July 19-22 in Washington, D.C. Meeting participants attended sessions on a variety of topics, from child support, the...
Getting Money to the Workers
Preparing income tax returns can be daunting, even for those who have become used to the annual experience. For those families new to the job market, however, not understanding tax returns can be costly, both in lost credits and in fees paid to tax preparation...
Getting Money to the Workers: Preparing Income Tax Returns Can Be Daunting, Even for Those Who Have Become Used to the Annual Experience. for Those Families New to the Job Market, However, Not Understanding Tax Returns Can Be Costly, Both in Lost Credits and in Fees Paid to Tax Preparation Firms
It was for this reason that Colgate University students volunteered to get into the tax return preparation business, an endeavor that helped 127 low-income families in rural, upstate New York take advantage of the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC). ...
Inside Story
On a recent walk through a shopping mall, I began thinking about APHSA, a member association, and retail stores--thinking how they are alike. There are some obvious similarities. At the end of the workday, retail stores tally sales; APHSA tallies...
Making Medical Decisions for Foster Children
A function that distinguishes the job of many human service administrators is their responsibility for making decisions about medical treatment of children in agency custody. Because of the physical and mental traumas many of these children have faced,...
Making Medical Decisions for Foster Children
A function that distinguishes the job of many human service administrators is their responsibility for making decisions about medical treatment of children in agency custody. Because of the physical and mental traumas many of these children have faced,...
Newsmakers
Carol L. Adams was appointed secretary of the Illinois Department of Human Services. Adams was formerly executive director of Northeastern Illinois University's undergraduate and graduate Center for Inner City Studies. Nationally acclaimed for her expertise...
Our Do'ers Profile
In Our Do'ers Profile, we highlight some of the hard-working and talented individuals in public human services. This issue features Helene Nelson, secretary of the Department of Health and Family Services in Madison, Wisconsin. Name: Helene Nelson...
Program Gives Recipients Freedom to Choose
Medicaid recipients with disabilities who control their own supportive services are significantly more satisfied and appeared to get better care than those receiving services through home care agencies, according to an initial evaluation of a demonstration...
Program Gives Recipients Freedom to Choose
Medicaid recipients with disabilities who control their own supportive services are significantly more satisfied and appeared to get better care than those receiving services through home care agencies, according to an initial evaluation of a demonstration...
Providing Services in Indian Country
Nationwide, welfare-to-work efforts have found some success with help from an economy that produced many entry-level jobs. But the picture is much different on most American Indian reservations. Many tribal communities suffer from disproportionate...
Providing Services in Indian Country
Providing Services inNationwide, welfare-to-work efforts have found some success with help from an economy that produced many entry-level jobs. But the picture is much different on most American Indian reservations. Many tribal communities suffer from...
The Legacy of Roberto: A Touch of Royalty
As a sports fan, late spring is one of my favorite times of the year. It's time for basketball and hockey playoffs, auto racing is in full swing, and baseball season, my favorite sport, has begun. Ah, life is good! For me, this season has special...
Who Is Coming on Welfare Now, and Why?
(ProQuest Information and Learning: ... denotes text missing in the original.)Most researchers agree the robust economy of the late 1990s was a critical factor in the "success" of welfare reform. Yet "what if" questions lurked in the background. What...
Who Is Coming on Welfare Now, and Whys?
Most researchers agree the robust economy of the late 1990s was a critical factor in the "success" of welfare reform. Yet "what if" questions lurked in the background. What if the economy declines, what will happen to recently employed welfare leavers?...