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Obamacare and the Anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation

Our nation cannot fully celebrate the freeing of slaves 150 years after Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation. Black poverty, unemployment, poor health care, inadequate housing and a variety of social ills remain unaddressed. President …

Obama offers compromise on birth control health coverage

The Obama administration has proposed a compromise over the mandated coverage of contraceptives in the Affordable Healthcare Act that was approved by Congress in 2012. Officials state that the proposed mandate will …

Turkeys Aren’t the Only Ones Sticking their Necks on the Block This Year

Government agencies and spirituality go together like, well, they don’t. Remember that all-encompassing conversation stopper: SEPARATION OF CHURCH AND STATE! As far as amendments go, the first is quite memorable. Not being …

Outcomes Measurement in the Human Services: Cross-Cutting Issues and Methods

Outcomes Measurement in the Human Services, 2nd Ed.: Cross-Cutting Issues and Methods in the Era of Health Reform Jennifer L. Magnabosco and Ronald W. Manderscheid, Editors (NASW Press: 2011)       …

The Pope on Condoms: Where the Rubber Meets the Road

This post originally appeared on Trans-Missions, the USC Knight Chair in Media and Religion site. Many theologians, reporters and devout Catholics uttered a collective “whaaat?!?” when the Holy See announced that condoms …

Faith, Health and Policy : Public Health Reentry in San Diego

In August 2006, a collaboration of African American clergy, community-based organizations and state and county representatives joined together to form a Public Health Reentry Task Force to address the health care needs …