Journal of Health and Human Services Administration

Articles from Vol. 32, No. 1, Summer

Community Capacity for Cancer Prevention
INTRODUCTION Community capacity is the ability of a community to respond to needs of its residents. Strategic thinking about a neighborhood involves identifying characteristics of communities that affect the ability to address important social and...
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Drug Treatment Program Compliance and Resistance Activities during Implementation of California's Proposition 36
BACKGROUND In November 2000, California voters approved Proposition 36, the "Substance Abuse and Crime Prevention Act of 2000 (SACPA)." This measure marked major changes to state law so that non-violent adult offenders who use or possess illegal...
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Health Literacy and English Language Comprehension among Elderly Inpatients at an Urban Safety-Net Hospital
INTRODUCTION Although most U.S. residents aged 65 or more have Medicare, coverage is not universal (Mold, Fryer, & Thomas, 2004). To qualify for Medicare, an individual, or one's spouse, needs to have contributed to Social Security for 10 years...
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Knowledge, Behaviour, Perceptions and Attitudes of University of Ghana Students towards HIV/AIDS: What Does Behavioural Surveillance Survey Tell Us?
INTRODUCTION One of the challenges facing many sub-Saharan African countries is the spread of Human Immunodefiency Virus (HIV) which causes the AIDS disease. Initially, the disease was associated with homosexuals and later with commercial sex workers....
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The Effects of Involvement and Ad Type on Attitudes toward Direct-to-Consumer Advertising of Prescription Drugs
ADVERTISING OF PRESCRIPTION DRUGS In the United States, the FDA loosened restrictions on Direct-to-Consumer advertising of prescription drugs in 1997. Only two countries i.e., the US and New Zealand allow Direct-to-Consumer Advertising (DTCA) of...
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