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Welfare Reform on the Web (June 2001): Public Health - UK

A McGauran

Health Service Journal, vol.111, Apr 12th 2001, p.12-13

Policy initiatives that should improve public health are emerging from several government departments. The Treasury is focusing on abolishing child poverty and the Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions on neighbourhood renewal. In view of the plethora of projects that impact on public health, there is a need for clear strategic leadership of public health at local level and definite lines of accountability.

PERCEIVED OUTCOMES OF PUBLIC HEALTH PRIVATIZATION: A NATIONAL SURVEY OF LOCAL HEALTH DEPARTMENT DIRECTORS

C Keane, J Marx and E Ricci

Milbank Quarterly vol.79, 2001, p.115-137.

Articles examines the outcomes of the privatization of public health services in the US, focusing on performance of core functions, staffing and time devoted to management, and costs. Also reports on the expected outcomes of privatization as forecast by directors who have not privatized services, and directors' views on which specific services should not be privatized.