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In satellites launched during the late 1950's and early 1960's, all control functions-maintaining proper orientation and position-were implemented by either analog or fixed digital hardware. Since then, spacecraft engineers have placed more of these functions under computer control. Now virtually all control and signal processing applications are… (More)
This article outlines some of the barriers to health care experienced by Asian and Pacific Islander Communities. The authors then describe a number of strategies the Washington State Department of Health has used to reduce cultural and linguistic barriers to health care. As a state health agency, the Department has promoted accessible programs through… (More)
This article examines the impact of a statewide Medicaid managed care program, the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS), on the local public health system in Arizona. Based on interviews with current and former state and local public health officials, the authors describe public health concerns with capitated health care delivery systems… (More)
In 1997, 29 states were applying managed care programs to workers' compensation. Several major initiatives to develop standard performance measures are underway.