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Author: Perry Stevens
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: highlights, control, tobacco, state
Number of Pages: 134
Published: 2000-07
ISBN-10: 0788187120
ISBN-13: 9780788187124

Analyzes tobacco use on a state-by-state basis. It compiles a wide variety of state-based data into a 2-page summary of highlights for each state, showing the prevalence of tobacco use, the health impact & costs associated with tobacco use, tobacco control legislation, tobacco agriculture & manufacturing, & tobacco use prevention & control programs. State-specific data are comparable among states within each topic area. The state-specific summaries are followed by a 2-page summary of highlights for the U.S. overall, & then by a series of tables & maps. These gather together the state-specific

Author: Jess T. Ford
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: state, planning, evaluation, personnel, strategic, training, improve, additional, steps, needed, department
Number of Pages: 78
Published: 2011-05-01
ISBN-10: 1437982883
ISBN-13: 9781437982886

Because the U.S. Dept. of State (State) is the lead U.S. foreign affairs agency, its personnel require certain knowledge, skills, and abilities to address the global challenges and security threats facing the U.S. State devoted about $255 million to personnel training in FY 2010; the dept's. Foreign Service Institute (FSI) is the primary training provider for State's more than 66,000 Foreign Service, civil service, and locally employed staff (LE staff) worldwide. This report examined: (1) State's purpose and structure for training personnel; and (2) the extent to which State's training incorpo

Author: Denise Fantone
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: improvements, operational, bolster, current, efforts, coordination, interagency, aid, reform, comprehensive, strategy, foreign
Number of Pages: 59
Published: 2009-12
ISBN-10: 1437916759
ISBN-13: 9781437916751

In Jan. 2006, to better align foreign assistance programs with U.S. foreign policy goals, the Sec. of State appointed the Administrator of the U.S. Agency for Internatżl. Devżt. (USAID) to serve concurrently as Dir. of Foreign Assistance and gave it authority over all Dept. of State and USAID foreign assistance funding and programs. The Office of the Dir. of Foreign Assistance (State/F) was given responsibility for reforming foreign assistance by, among other things, consolidating State and USAID foreign assistance processes. This report: (1) examines State/F's key efforts to consolidate Sta

Author: Jess Ford
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: overseas, citizens, improved, monitoring, needed, american, provided, wide, department, range, emergency, services, state
Number of Pages: 46
Published: 2010-01
ISBN-10: 1437922953
ISBN-13: 9781437922950

In 2008, the Department of State (DoS) estimated nearly 5 million U.S. citizens lived overseas, and 64 million trips were taken overseas by U.S. citizens. Since protecting and serving U.S. citizens abroad are among State's chief priorities, State must be prepared to provide emergency assistance to Americans abroad. This report describes: (1) what services State provides to U.S. citizens who are the victims of crimes, suffer accidents, or otherwise need emergency services; (2) how State is prepared to assist U.S. citizens who are in need of emergency services; and (3) how State monitors the ass

Author: Elaine M. Howle
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: state, risk, select, agencies, issues, face, updated, california, auditor, assessment
Number of Pages: 100
Published: 2010-06
ISBN-10: 1437918727
ISBN-13: 9781437918724

Three issues have been added to the high-risk list: (1) The budget. The State has experienced ongoing deficits that greatly outweigh any surpluses, and much of the implemented solutions have only pushed the problem into the future; (2) The admin. of the $85.4 billion the State expects to receive under the Amer. Recovery and Reinvest. Act of 2009. Certain state agenciesż internal controls over their admin.of fed. programs have had problems; (3) The production and delivery of electricity. The State is at risk of failing to meet targets to increase the use of renewable electricity sources, and n

Author: Patrick A. Langan
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: federal, institutions, state, admitted, prisoners, race
Number of Pages: 62
Published: 1991-06
ISBN-10: 1568068271
ISBN-13: 9781568068275

Documents the racial composition of U.S. prisoners across 60 years. Statistics are year-by-year and state-by-state on the race of prisoners admitted to State and federal prisons in the U.S. Tables.

Author: Louis W. McHardy
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: update, legislative, violence, family
Number of Pages: 97
Published: 1999-04
ISBN-10: 0788143662
ISBN-13: 9780788143663

Contains a state-by-state review of 1996 legislative action addressing the problems of domestic violence & the needs of its victims & their children. Each state entry includes information on legislative sessions & actions including criminal penalties & procedures, civil orders for protection, prevention & treatment, family & children, & other related legislation. Includes information on state domestic violence coalitions & state legislative contacts.
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