Policy & Practice of Public Human Services

A quarterly professional magazine published by the American Public Human Services Association (APHSA). Contains commentary and practice-oriented articles about issues important to administrators and practitioners in public human services. Relates experiences of administration of public assistance programs and services, examines research and demonstration projects within the field, and provides resources to make administrators more efficient and effective.

Articles from Vol. 58, No. 4, December

A CONVERSATION with Sue Hall
The federal Food Stamp Program, a cornerstone of the nation's welfare program since 1961, was designed to ensure that all Americans have enough to eat. Yet the program appears to be falling far short of its mission. Many families are leaving the program...
Charting
New Courses for Children's Health Insurance The passage of the Balanced Budget Act (BBA) of 1997 and the creation of the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) as Title XXI of the Social Security Act launched a wave of speculation over...
Child Welfare Waivers: What Are We Learning?
The child welfare field has long been dissatisfied that Title IV-E of the Social Security Act, the primary source of funding for children who have been abused and neglected, provides unlimited funds to take children from their homes but only limited...
Churners: A Focus Group Analysis of the Return Rate of Former Rural TANF Recipients
A grant from the University of North Carolina at Pembroke Committee on Faculty Development and special funds from the Office of the Chancellor funded this research. The findings were presented at the 25th Annual National Institute on Social and Human...
Faces & Places
Executive Leadership Institute CEO Retreat Girdwood, Alaska Karen Perdue commissioner of Alaska's Department of Health and Human Services, and William Waldman, executive director of APHSA, toured the community health center in the Native Alaskan...
Inside Story
The holiday season is once again upon us. This is my favorite time of the year! Whether you decorate your home with a beautifully lit Christmas tree, eat latkes and light candles during the eight days of Hannukah, or carry out the seven principles...
Letter from the Executive Director
William Waldman In our September 2000 issue of POLICY & PRACTICE, we featured an interview with Thomas Perez, director of the Office for Civil Rights of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The U.S. Supreme Court decision in Olmstead...
Reweaving America's Social Safety Net
The 107th Congress that begins in January may prove to be the most important session in the history of public human service programs. Laws guaranteeing federal entitlements and funding for critical social benefits, programs, and services must be reauthorized...
The Hartpence Trust: Oklahoma's Scholarship Program for Custody Students
We've all heard the expression, "Let your little light shine." That's exactly what veteran human services professional Mary Louise Hartpence did through her estate 17 years ago. Today the Lou Hartpence Scholarship Trust shines brightly each year in...
The Last Word
On November 11, 2000, I submitted my resignation as executive director of the American Public Human Services Association (APHSA). I have deeply enjoyed the wonderful opportunity to provide the staff leadership to an association dedicated to the same...
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