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Sector Skills Plan Update 2014-2015 for the Period 2015-2020

The article highlights the impact of policies in the health and social development sectors and the factors that constitute major shifts in the sector. The Health and Welfare Sector Education and Training Authority's (HWSETA) skills development priorities were identified, together with the...

Building the Skills of Direct Care Workers: The Alaskan core competencies initiative

This article details the development of a set of cross-sector core competencies relevant to workers in the fields of mental health, addictions, developmental and physical disabilities, and the long-term care of older adults. Also described are the related assessment tools, curriculum, and train-the...

Communities Deliver: The critical role of communities in reaching global targets to end the AIDS epidemic

The report includes community-based service delivery for orphans and other children made vulnerable due to AIDS and health service provision. Ending the epidemic requires services that reach all vulnerable populations and a strong health workforce.

Workload and Casework Review: Qualitative review of social worker caseload, casework and workload management

This report is a review of findings of social worker caseload, casework and workload management from frontline staff in child, youth and family service programs in New Zealand.

The Millennium Development Goals Report 2015

Entered into in 2000, the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) helped to set ambitious targets around the world and re-shaped decision making by developing and developed nations. Yet, there is still more work to be done, and the new Sustainable Development Goals aim to build upon the goals and...

Opportunities to Improve Models of Care for People with Complex Needs

Much has been learned about effective ways to organize, deliver and pay for care for high-cost patients. These efforts have collectively identified core elements of care models, financing strategies, data and analytic supports, workforce capacities, governance models, and regulatory frameworks that...

On the Fast-Track to End AIDS by 2030: Focus on location and population

The 2015 World AIDS Day report, Focus on location and population, includes 50+ examples of how countries are getting on the Fast-Track. It shows how governments are working with community groups and international partners to scale up health and social services to reach more people.

The Impact of Public Investment in Social Care Services on Employment, Gender Equality and Poverty: The Turkish case

The social care service sector remains an underdeveloped sector in Turkey. This study evaluates a demand-side economic rationale for public investment in the social care sector by estimating its potential for employment creation, pro-women allocation of jobs, and poverty alleviation.

Le Renforcement des Systemes de Protection de l'Enfance en Afrique SubSaharienne: Un Appel a l'Action

L’objectif de cette déclaration est (i) de présenter notre vision commune des systèmes de protection de l’enfance en Afrique subsaharienne et d’expliquer pourquoi ils sont importants et méritent des investissements et lancer un appel à l’action auprès des gouvernements, à l’Union africaine.

Realising the Rights of Every Child Everywhere: Moving forward with the EU

This compendium demonstrates the commitment of different actors to strengthening EU action on children’s rights. It also aims to inspire action and an even more ambitious vision for the EU to play a leading role in realising the rights of every child everywhere.

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