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. 72, No. 6, December

Bridging the Gap
Designing Innovation in the Two-Generation SpaceA review of these two-generational programs by social scientists in the mid-1990s revealed that, while service participation increased, there were few effects on parental income or employment and "no effects...
Building Partnerships with Higher Education
The Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS) has built a strong professional development system for early care and education professionals. From inception, IDHS identified partnerships with Illinois Higher Education Institution faculty as integral...
Comprehensive Protection Needed for Individuals with Profound Developmental Disabilities at Risk of Abuse and Neglect
Maltreatment of individuals who are profoundly developmentally disabled is a problem that occurs across many settings and is investigated by human service workers and others. The prevalence1 and incidence2 of such maltreatment is unknown. While we know...
Earning That Market Moola
How one North Carolina county transformed its health delivery system through collaborative partnerships with communityFinding itself near the bottom of the list of North Carolina's counties in the tally of overall health ratings was a humbling experience...
Leveraging Public-Private Partnerships for Stronger Outcomes
Now, more than ever, partnerships among human-serving organizations with similar values, principles, missions, and goals are occurring across agencies, across sectors, both nationally and globally. Our members are increasingly turning to public-private...
Making Mpc+ Matter
Implementing Evidence-Based Teen Pregnancy Prevention in Child Welfare OrganizationsIN 2011, The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy (The National Campaign), in partnership with APHSA and with support from the Annie E. Casey Foundation,...
NAPIPM Holds 34th Annual Education Conference
Federal, state, and local human service professionals and other stakeholders from across the nation responsible for assessing and improving program outcomes gathered August 18-21 at the Hyatt Mission Bay in San Diego for the 34th annual National Association...
Our Do'ers Profile
In Our Do'ers Profile, we highlight some of the hardworking and talented individuals in public human services. This issue features William J. "Bill" Streur, Commissioner, Alaska Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS).Name: William J. "Bill"...
Selling Lives: Seeking a Unified Solution to Human Trafficking
For most people, it's almost impossible to imagine the nature and the magnitude to which some people's very lives are being sold, worldwide, including here in the United States. Generally referred to as human trafficking, perhaps because using the correct...
Sonoma County's Upstream Investments Initiative
Prioritizing Prevention and Evidence-Based PracticeRather than spend shrinking public and private resources to address societal problems once they occur, "upstream" investments strategically target risk factors by intervening with evidence-based and...
Supporting Nonprofit Partners
Improving Financial Sustainability and AccountabilityThe Montgomery County, Maryland, Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has always had strong ties with the nonprofit com munity. Since fiscal year (FY) 2007, however, the number of nonprofits...
The "Pay for Success" Experiment
It's no secret that a small number of clients and families require millions of dollars in human services each year. We provide them with behavioral health treatment, housing, training, and services to meet their complex needs-all necessary, but often...
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