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Public Health in a Changing Health Care System: Linkages Between Public Health and MCOs In the Treatment and Prevention of STDs

Public health agencies and managed care organizations share responsibility for the health of the populations they serve. Their relationships are particularly important in the area of STDs. This study analyzes the evolving relationships between managed care organizations and public health agencies in how they manage the prevention, treatment, and tracking…

HIV/AIDS Research: Successes Bring New Challenges

This issue brief, prepared for the Kaiser Family Foundation’s Capitol Hill Briefing Series on HIV/AIDS, provides an overview of key HIV/AIDS research issues and activities. It includes information about the types of HIV/AIDS research, who conducts HIV/AIDS research, funding for HIV/AIDS research, and remaining challenges for such research over the…

Sexuality, Poverty and the Inner City

Elijah Anderson, Ph.D., Department of Sociology, and Patricia Lynn Stern, both of the University of Pennsylvania, explore teen sexuality from the perspectives of youth in two very different Philadelphia communities: an inner-city black neighborhood and a predominantly white working class one. Seminar participants consider how issues such as race, religion,…

Improving the Use of Contraceptives: The Challenge Continues

Researchers, clinicians, and policymakers examine the challenge of improving contraceptive use in the United States through a look at patient-provider relationships, currently available methods of contraception, the needs of special populations, and promising intervention and communication strategies. This article was part of those published as a special supplement to Obstetrics…

Federal HIV/AIDS Spending: A Budget Chartbook, Fiscal Year 2002

This fifth edition of the Federal Budget Chartbook provides a comprehensive overview of the most recent data on federal funding for HIV/AIDS by agency and major program and in the areas of care and assistance, research, prevention, and the international arena. The chartbook also includes data on spending trends since…

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