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Not-So-Sweet Charity

Sweet Charity: Emergency Food and the End of Entitlement by Janet Poppendieck (Viking Press; 1998) is finally beginning to receive the attention it deserves. My hope is that this book will provoke discussion in the nonprofit hunger industry, but Larry Brown’s safe summary [Public Health Rep 1999:114:381-3] just ratifies the obvious. The nonprofit hunger industry […]

Defining Infertility

Anne T. Fidler and Judith Bernstein present a thoughtful and comprehensive review in their article, “Infertility: From a Personal to a Public Health Problem” [Public Health Rep 1999;114:494-511]. The authors point out an important concern—the lack of a consistent definition of infertility. In the insurance debate, infertility is often referenced as a “condition” rather than a […]

Public Health in the New Millennium – Technology

To compare public health today to public health a thouand years ago is to compare apples and bicycles. A thousand years ago, women routinely died in childbirth, most people did not live to see the age of 40, minor injuries often led to disability, and minor illnesses often meant death. The difference between then and […]

OPERATION OF CALIFORNIA HEALTHY CITIES AND COMMUNITIES – Coordination and collaboration

Coordination and collaboration among public, private, and nonprofit groups is the cornerstone of the Healthy Cities and Communities philosophy. The road to collaboration is fraught with challenges. Turf issues, crossed communications, and conceptual misunderstandings all have the potential to derail rewarding, synergistic efforts. Nonetheless, collaboration has been a key ingredient in much of the Program’s […]

OPERATION OF CALIFORNIA HEALTHY CITIES AND COMMUNITIES

The Program takes a multi-tiered approach that includes technical assistance, funding, promotion, coordination and collaboration, systems reform, program evaluation, and celebration. Technical assistance. The goal of the Programs technical assistance services is to help participating cities and communities to develop, implement, and evaluate community-driven programs, policies, and plans for improved quality of life. Site-specific technical […]