Using Grants as Incentives For Public Health Emergency Preparedness: A Double-Edged Sword?
The recent crises with H1N1 and the Ebola virus show the need for collaboration in public health emergencies. Interviews with an Indiana-based organization focused on public health and emergency preparedness suggest that while federal grant funding is essential to collaboration it also creates barriers to operationalizing these efforts. Read more.
From Academia to the Agency: Take Two Years, Learn How Public Organizations Operate
MBA professors have obtained private sector work experience at some point in their academic careers. Why should MPA professors be any different within the public sector? Read more.
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Voter ID and Homeland Security
Thirty states are now requiring voter IDs in order for people to vote.The result of these new voter ID laws will be that over 10 percent of all citizens are at risk of being blocked from voting. Read more.
Is Mental Health in the Workplace Ignored?
Mental health has become an incredibly explosive issue as local governments struggle with how to police, track and otherwise respect the mentally ill. Over the years, I indiscriminately shared jokes about “going postal” and other references to anger in the workplace. Now I look back and chide myself for not being more thoughtful. Are we ready to engage mental illness in the workplace? Read more.
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