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. 56, No. 3, December

A Conversation with GARTH L. SPLINTER
With the recent discussions, about Medicaid coverage for lifestyle-enhancement drugs, POLICY & PRACTICE talked with Garth L. Splinter, M.D. Dr. Splinter is chief executive officer of the Oklahoma Health Care Authority. With a masters in business...
Beyond Outreach & Informing
Getting Serious About Covering Uninsured Children in Immigrant Families There are an estimated 10 million to 11 million uninsured children in the United States, and between 3 million and 4 million of these are eligible for, but not enrolled in,...
Faces & Places
Current and former APHSA board presidents, state and local council chairs, and a former executive director at a reception in honor of APHSA's new executive director, William Waldman, during his first council meeting. From the left: Bruce Potter, director...
Inside Story
Only a few experiences in life can compare to a happy childhood spent with a loving, committed, and responsible father. I certainly have fond memories of my childhood and my father. I remember him attending my school events; spending countless hours...
Letter from the Executive Director
William Waldman Much has been written about the actual and projected impact of the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 and related legislation and policy--about its devolution of more authority and responsibility...
Our Do'ers Profile
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...
SAVING MEDICARE: Why Medicaid Must Be Part of the Solution
At age 77, Vivian [*] was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. For the next four years, she was cared for at home by her husband and children. At age 81, however, Vivian fell and was taken by ambulance to the hospital. This seemingly minor fall led...
Texas
Reducing benefits fraud is one of Texas' major goals. When the Texas legislature passed a comprehensive welfare reform bill three years ago, the bill required the Texas Department of Human Services (TDHS) to develop a system using electronic finger...
The Unfinished Agenda: Two Years after TANF
For more than six decades, the Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) program was the entryway poor families walked through to gain access to a concatenation of federal benefit programs. Under the AFDC program, families were eligible for food...
What Policymakers Need to Know about FATHERS
Fathers have captured the nation's attention, and for good reason. High rates of divorce and out-of-wedlock childbearing have contributed to a substantial decline in the proportion of children living with their fathers. The public, policymakers, and...
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