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From the Editor
Welcome to the newest issue of Human Services Today - the premier international
journal in Human Services! Our focus internationally, rather than just
the US, is quite evident in this issue with three features. We start out
with Professor Figueroa and his fine legal scholarship examining the issues
of whether or not people have a right to health. In Chile, their constitution
and its support of right to health is being used to promote treatment
of people with HIV/AIDs. “In the Field” features a nonprofit
organization supporting girl’s education in Uganda. Additionially,
Dr. Alfred Kisubi joins us as our new International Editor.
Dr.’ s Garcia and Rose use the unique WEBStar approach to the
interconnection of people and problem-solving and its application to Human
Services. Dr. Cramer’s Web Resource Spotlight focuses on evaluation.
As always, I look forward to hearing your comments, suggestions as well
as reviewing your manuscript or accepting your offer to serve on our editorial
Enforcing the Right to Health before the Courts:
The case of HIV-AIDS in Chile
The enforcement of the right to health raises many questions:
is there a right to health; which are the different ways of enforcing
economic rights and which is the most appropriate for the right to health;
can any person seek in court the enforcement of the right to health; are
judges institutionally capable of addressing this issue; etcetera. The
objective of this article is to provide some light to these questions
in a non-technical way, doing two things: presenting the experience of
Chile regarding judicial enforcement of the right to health in cases of
people with HIV-AIDS, and providing some insight from the international
doctrine concerning the enforcement of this right.
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Expanding the Potential of Online Courseware in Human Service
Penny A. Garcia
Stephen A. Rose
WebSTAR utilizes web-based online courseware as a portal through which
students at a number of campuses across distances can collaborate around
an inquiry based problem. WebSTAR provides a means of structuring that
environment for both student and faculty interaction and collaboration.
WebSTAR telecommunication projects were initially used to promote intercampus
collaboration among teacher education faculty and their classes. Findings
from these initial projects (i.e. students were eager to create items
for an audience greater than their immediate class, and were anxious for
positive feedback on their efforts by other campuses) are briefly summarized.
Some of these findings are applicable to many university courses and suggest
that the WebSTAR model would be useful across disciplines. An example
of the use of the WebSTAR model in a human services course to acquaint
students with the advocacy process is presented.
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In the Field -- Iganga Female Headteachers Association (IGAFHA)
Florence Mutyabule, Link Secretary
Iganga Female Headteachers (Principals) Association is a non-profit organization
that brings the female headteachers together to provide a platform for
the girl child articulate critical issues that affects her socially, economically
and morally as a result of the rigged cultural rules of the area. The
organization further provides assistance to the abused girl children.
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Web Resource Spotlight
Meeting with our Advisory Board is always informative. At our spring meeting
one person started asking about evaluating programs and community impact.
That prompted me to explore this topic in more depth and bring you a short
list of sites on these topics. If you have additional sites you use, send
them to me firstname.lastname@example.org and
I’ll list them in our next issue.
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The 2005 National Organization for Human Services Conference
will be October 26-29, 2005 at the Hilton in East Brunswick, New Jersey.
The Hilton East Brunswick is located in Central New Jersey, exit 9 off
of the New Jersey Turnpike I-95 just minutes from Rutgers and Princeton
University, Six Flag Great Adventure Theme park, Jersey Shore, Outlet
shopping, Raceway Park in Englishtown, Meadowlands Race Track, Giant Staduim,
PNC Art Center, two miles from downtown New Brunswick business center
and State Theather of New Brunswick. Located only 20 minutes from Newark
International Airport, 35 minutes from Manhattan, 30 minutes from Trenton
and only 40 minutes from Philadelphia. Check nohse.com
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