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Author: Terry Savela
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: health, behavioral, care, organizations, managed, services, public, mental, contracting, opinions
Number of Pages: 33
Published: 2008-06
ISBN-10: 1437901913
ISBN-13: 9781437901917

This report synthesizes the collective experiences of four managed behavioral health care organizations (MBHOs) that hold public sector managed care carve-out contracts. Four representatives of these MBHOs participated in a day-long focus group meeting, and two others were interviewed by telephone. Contents: Approach to the Study; Program Design; Financial Requirements and Reimbursement; Procurement Process; Implementation and Ongoing Administration; Recommendations of Focus Group Participants; Summary References; and Appendix: List of Focus Group Participants.

Author: Albert Gore
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: telephone, service, practices, public, american, serving
Number of Pages: 44
Published: 1995-06
ISBN-10: 0788128582
ISBN-13: 9780788128585

Summarizes best practices in industry that may be applicable to government. Organized around major themes -- leadership, information management, planning, human resources, management of processes results, & customer focus and satisfaction. A consistent focus is on the customer & on the integration of the customers' needs into the organizations' management, technology & human resource systems.

Author: Julie Todaro-Cagle
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: club, read, handbook, planning, librarian
Number of Pages: 128
Published: 1993-10
ISBN-10: 0788123572
ISBN-13: 9780788123573

Covers: what is a read-to-me program? why a read-to-me program in a reading environment? program goals, with simple objectives and activities; programming for read-to-me's with parents, family members, and (or) caregivers: focus on the child; programming: focus on the family; planning; finding and keeping your audience; scheduling your program; and guidelines. Bibliography. Appendices: goals and objectives; information on young children; and blank forms. Drawings.

Author: Albert Gore
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: national, performance, review, world, budget, steps, governing, balanced, reinvention
Number of Pages: 45
Published: 1996-06
ISBN-10: 0788129066
ISBN-13: 9780788129063

Al Gore's address at the Nat. Press Club on Mar. 4, 1996. Lays the groundwork for bringing the Fed. gov't. into a new era. Creates various partnerships -- with citizens, state & localities, businesses, & Fed. workers. The key themes in these initiatives are: customize solutions & services (takes the focus away from the old one-size-fits-all” approach); focus on the needs, not the means; build on success; & better results don't mean increased costs. Each initiative aims to improve service & reduce costs for all Amer. Includes supporting background papers.

Author: DIANE Publishing Company
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: risk, adolescents, behavior, reports, recent, system, youth, health, measuring, surveill
Number of Pages: 98
Published: 2004-08-30
ISBN-10: 0788123211
ISBN-13: 9780788123214

13 articles on the Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System. First nine articles focus on the task of the system to focus on, & systematically track, the prevalence of unprotected sexual intercourse, cigarette smoking, weapon carrying, & other behaviors. The final four articles describe innovative research projects with high-risk adolescents. Tables. Bibliographies.

Author: Aamir M. Fazil
Publisher: Food & Agriculture Org.
Keywords: seafood, products, focus, modelling, risk, assessment, primer
Number of Pages: 68
Published: 2005
ISBN-10: 9251054177
ISBN-13: 9789251054178

This paper is written as an introduction to the concepts of microbial risk assessment in general, but with a seafood focus and greater emphasis on the quantitative approach. The risk of food-borne disease is a combination of the likelihood of exposure to the pathogen, the likelihood of infection or intoxication resulting in illness and the severity of the illness. In a system as complex as the production and consumption of food, many factors affect both the likelihood and severity. To manage food safety effectively, a systematic means of examining these factors is necessary.

Authors: Jaana Juvonen, Vi-Nhuan Le, Tessa Kaganoff, Cathe
Publisher: RAND
Keywords: american, middle, school, facing, challenges, wonder, years, focus
Number of Pages: 100
Published: 2004
ISBN-10: 0833033905
ISBN-13: 9780833033901

Young teens undergo multiple physical, social-emotional, and intellectual changes, which have been viewed as setting them apart from both younger and older students. The basic concept of a separate middle school was to better focus on and serve the special needs of children in their early teens. The question is whether middle schools, as currently designed and operated, are performing that function well. Or, as some have alleged, do they unintentionally encourage poor behavior, alienation, disengagement, and low achievement? This monograph is a comprehensive assessment of the American middle s
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