1. Inclusion of statutory rape in reporting requirements Alaska statutes require mandated reporters to report all instances where they suspect that a child has suffered harm as the result of child abuse.  The definition of child abuse includes specific reference to sexual abuse, and it does not include any provisions that indicate that it
Moving People from Welfare to Work. Lessons from the National Evaluation of Welfare-to-Work Strategies.. 2. The Status Quo and the Interventions
As has been documented in many studies, most welfare recipients eventually find jobs, and most do not stay on welfare for long. The challenge for welfare-to-work programs is to improve on these rates of job finding and welfare exit by enabling people to find jobs and leave welfare more quickly, to keep jobs longer and avoid returning to the welfar
Moving People from Welfare to Work. Lessons from the National Evaluation of Welfare-to-Work Strategies.. Introduction and Overview
Over the past three decades, federal and state policymakers have created a variety of programs with the common goal of moving people from welfare to work. How to go about increasing employment among welfare recipients, however, has long been debated. By laying out the lessons learned from the National Evaluation of Welfare-to-Work Strategies (
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In 1989-1990, there were several calls for a review or revision of the official poverty measure. 103 Among those calling for a revision of the poverty measure were the Joint Economic Committee (JEC) of Congress and Patricia Ruggles of the Urban Institute.
Reasons for Measuring Poverty in the United States in the Context of Public Policy — A Historical Review, 1916-1995. The Period Leading Up to the War on Poverty
In December 1959, the Joint Economic Committee of Congress published a paper on the low-income population by Robert Lampman, an economics professor at the University of Wisconsin at Madison; the paper was prepared in connection with a Committee study of employment, growth, and price levels. 27 The paper had been requested by the Committee,
Reasons for Measuring Poverty in the United States in the Context of Public Policy — A Historical Review, 1916-1995
The views expressed in this paper are those of the author and do not represent the position of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. August 1999, revised June 2000
Joshua M. Wiener, PhD, Sarita L. Karon, PhD, Mary McGinn-Shapiro, MPP, Brieanne Lyda-McDonald, MS, and Trini Thach, BS RTI International Diane Justice, MA, Scott Holladay, MPA, and Kimm Mooney, BA National Academy for State Health Policy Mary Sowers, BA National Association of State Directors of Developmental Disability Services August 2015
Changes in health markets and environment faced by PHLs naturally raise the question of whether the core functions of laboratories must change in response, or - to take a more activist position - whether more leadership from the laboratories can improve the public health. Our study suggests that while the overall charge of laboratories (e.g., invo
Public Health Laboratories and Health System Change . Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and PHLs
Because of the close tie between the PHL core laboratory functions and the disease surveillance and epidemiology functions of the CDC, the greatest potential for collaboration between PHLs and the federal government lies within the CDC. The PHL relationship with the CDC is robust, and one that is important for national disease surveillance.
The PHL is a central part of the public health infrastructure. PHLs support the public health infrastructure in each of the three core public health functions. Descriptions of PHL activities within these core functions have been previously described by the CDC and the ASTPHLD: 3, 4, 5
Changes in health markets and the environment faced by PHLs naturally raise the questions of whether the core functions of laboratories must change in response or whether more leadership from the laboratories can improve public health. Our study suggests that while the overall charge of PHLs (involvement in assessment, assurance, and policy develo
As part of its ongoing research program in public health infrastructure, The Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE) of the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) commissioned The Lewin Group to study the relationship between public health laboratories (PHLs) and managed care organizations (MCOs). As the study
Beginning Too Soon: Adolescent Sexual Behavior, Pregnancy and Parenthood. A Review of Research and Interventions.. Conclusions
Adolescence is usually too young an age to become a parent in the contemporary United States. This is largely because raising a child takes patience and resources that are acquired in advanced societies gradually with age, education, and experience. Moreover, among adolescents, it is those who are least well prepared to nurture and raise a child w
Beginning Too Soon: Adolescent Sexual Behavior, Pregnancy and Parenthood. A Review of Research and Interventions.
by : Kristin A. Moore, Brent C. Miller, Barbara W. Sugland, Donna Ruane Morrison, Dana A. Glei, Connie Blumenthal,
Beginning Too Soon: Adolescent Sexual Behavior, Pregnancy and Parenthood. A Review of Research and Interventions.. Review of Prevention Programs
Many concerned parties, including policy makers, tax payers, parents, scholars and program providers, want to identify programs that could bring about large reductions in unintended adolescent pregnancy and parenthood. For at least two decades now, varied approaches to prevention and intervention have been tried in the United States. As suggested
Beginning Too Soon: Adolescent Sexual Behavior, Pregnancy and Parenthood. A Review of Research and Interventions.. Review of Recent Research
The process leading to teenage pregnancy involves a sequence of turning points or events. Our review of research evidence in the full research report is organized around these turning points and events, including sexual intercourse, use of contraception, pregnancy, and pregnancy resolution. The flow chart shown in Figure 1 presents these transitio
Beginning Too Soon: Adolescent Sexual Behavior, Pregnancy and Parenthood. A Review of Research and Interventions.. Preface
This is an overview of two related reports that describe, respectively, recent research findings regarding adolescent sexual and fertility behavior and intervention programs aimed at reducing adolescent pregnancy and parenthood in the United States. The reports were commissioned by the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, U.S. Departme
Overview The Washington Administrative Code requires adult day care or day health centers that contract with the Department of Social and Health Services, an area agency on aging, or other Department designee to provide Medicaid services to department clients, to abide by specific contracting requirements.