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By Helen J. Muller

Public wellbeing and fitness in a Retrenchment period illustrates the political and fiscal truth of creating cutbacks in conventional government-sponsored courses. This ebook severely examines the problems pertaining to cutbacks by way of targeting l. a. County, which has one of many biggest public health and wellbeing provider platforms within the state, and explains how cutbacks have been legitimized and carried out. Muller and Ventriss suggest that the retrenchment technique bargains a chance for policymakers and voters alike to seriously learn new offerings that may no longer have existed during times of economic growth. They criticize the current concentrate on managerialism and suggest an alternate method. known as the co-possibility version, it complements a extra humane and important coverage procedure in making cutbacks. This version hyperlinks the citizen, policymaker, and public association in a brand new courting, fostering an atmosphere for coverage experimentation and innovation during this retrenchment period.

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1/068 subject : Public health administration, Public health--Citizen participation. Page i Public Health in a Retrenchment Era Page ii SUNY Series in Public Administration Peter Colby, Editor Page iii Public Health in a Retrenchment Era An Alternative to Managerialism Helen J. Muller and Curtis Ventriss State University of New York Press ALBANY Page iv Published by State University of New York Press, Albany © 1985 State University of New York All rights reserved Printed in the United States of America No part of this book may be used or reproduced in any manner whatsoever without written permission except in the case of brief quotations embodied in critical articles and reviews.

It is apparent that decisions on how to allocate scarce resources will not be easy. We make the explicit argument in this book that a new kind of political and administrative thinking is requiredone which forges new links between the government and the citizens. The recommendations we propose are not blueprints for a certain policy action. Rather our approach focuses on the process of how joint power sharing could proceed. " These strategies incorporate a learning approach into the public policy process, particularly with an eye to developing alternative health delivery systems.

We feel special appreciation for the considerable assistance provided by senior level administrators and other professionals in the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services, key staff members in the Los Angeles County Chief Administrative Office, and members of the Los Angeles County Health Alliance. To all the other individuals who related their experiences to us and who gave their time for interviews (they know who they are), we give our thanks. Without the contributions of all these individuals this book would not be possible.

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