Academic journal article Policy & Practice of Public Human Services

Our Do'ers Profile

Academic journal article Policy & Practice of Public Human Services

Our Do'ers Profile

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In "Our Do'ers Profile," we highlight some of the hard working and talented individuals in the public human services field. This issue features Cornelius D. Hogan of the Vermont Agency of Human Services, as we approach the end of his term as president of APHSA.

Name: Cornelius "Con" D. Hogan

Title: Secretary, Agency of Human Services; State of Vermont

Years of Service: Began current assignment in January 1991

Rewards of the Job: Participating in the systematic and substantial improvement in the well-being of Vermont's citizens over a sustained period of time

Challenges of the Job: Finding the time to work on longer term issues rather than day-to-day maintenance

Accomplishments Most Proud Of: 40 percent decline in teenage pregnancies since 1991; an overall 35 percent decline in substantiated child abuse since 1991; a 48 percent decline in child sexual abuse for ages 0 to 5; an increase in parentage establishment from 57 percent in 1991 to 89 percent in 1997; essentially universal health care for Vermont's children and statewide local efforts of early baby visits for families of all newborns

Reason for Supporting APHSA: "The political strength of the organization is essential to our having the running room to get the complex work done. …

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