News tagged with public policy

Time to reopen PFI contracts

It is time to reopen private finance initiative (PFI) contracts say leading public health physician, Professor Allyson Pollock, and colleagues in the British Medical Journal today.

Feb 09, 2011
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The economics of smoking

(PhysOrg.com) -- Phil DeCicca studies the economics of one of the country's top killers - smoking. A health economist by trade, DeCicca researches the impact public policies have on the habits of smokers: Does the rate of ...

Jan 25, 2011
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Probing public policy with a new lens

In each of two cities, a team of local agencies launches a campaign to keep children from joining gangs. The two use similar tactics, combining counseling, tutoring and recreation. One initiative shows great results; the ...

Apr 19, 2010
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