CRC Press was delighted to release from its offices in New York, New York, London, Great Britain, and Boca Raton, Florida, the first print run of Public Administration and Disability: Community Services Administration in the US (Racino, 2014) at http://www.crcpress.com/product/isbn/9781466579811.
Delayed a year in release, the newly copyrighted works, reflect the current movement from deinstitutionalization, community integration and inclusion, to a health care environment in the US. The new system, based on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010, may largely leave untouched the Medicaid and Medicare systems in the US.
The long-term services and supports (LTSS) concept of community care developed alongside the traditional hospital-facilities institutional health care has been supported for decades by the 200-member Consortium of Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) and even annually surveyed by the American Association for Retired Persons (AARP).
The book is an important contribution, including the modernized inclusive, equitable and sustainable housing and communities, and individual, family, and community financing in the health care financing environment. A critical chapter on categorical service systems, not found in health care and education texts in the US, also clearly delineates these "hidden" systems.
Public Administration and Disability also reflects the new education and training of aides in the nursing and addiction's fields within the context of the US direct support professional "community" workforce. These new efforts complement our early developments in Ph.D and Master's programs in education developed through federal infusion of funds to the university sector in the US (e.g., disability studies, psychiatric rehabilitation, disability policy studies in special education, rehabilitation counseling).
In conjunction with the current international agenda of the United Nations, the final chapter also proposes a Future of Public Administration and Disability and its Community Services Administration which reviews the typical functions of the categorical, governmental, non-profit, hybrid voluntary, and for-profit sectors in the US (e.g., Executives, human resource management).
Thank you again to our colleagues David Towell and John O'Brien for their leadership on inclusion and sustainability; to Sherri Larson and her University of Minnesota group (Amy Hewitt, Carrie Blakeway, and Lori Sedlezky) for their support workforce online training; to Steve Brown for his leadership on international disability and culture; and for the individual and public budgeting group including Great Britain's John Waters, Chris Hatton, and USA's Chas Moseley and Charlie Lakin, and early community integration leader Brian Lensink and personal assistance leader Judith Snow of Canada (the later both funded by Steve Taylor of the USA, recently deceased).
Journal reviewers are being sought, primarily in the international arena of public administration (e.g., Chinese Public Administration, Bolivian Public Administration, Middle Eastern and African continents). Contact CRC Press directly on their website. The United Nation's Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (2006) is currently in implementation in Europe and US teams are at work as the US President Obama signed, but was 6 Republican votes shy of ratification.