Martin Luther King, Jr. MemorialIn a guest editorial article published in volume 10 of the JHCPU, Roscoe C. Young Jr., MD, MSPH, PCCP and Renée Ewing Bowen, RN, JD, addressed major ethical issues receiving increasing attention at that time. These issues included intellectual honesty, mandatory testing/treatment for HIV/AIDS, abortion, end-of-life issues, and gene therapy. Young and Bowen stated that good ethical and moral behavior and empathy toward patients is required of medical students and physicians. This paper was presented on August 1998 at the Freshman Orientation for the class of 2002 at Meharry Medical College.

On and Off the Playing Field: Ethics in Medicine, by Roscoe C. Young Jr. and Renée Ewing Bowen

Photo: Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, Washington, DC.


Dr. Rueben Warren (then at the CDC and now the Director of the National Center for Bioethics in Research and Health Care at Tuskegee University) took a leadership role on the JHCPU editorial board, often working with Dr. Bailus Walker, Professor at Howard University and former President of other American Public Health Association. Many other national leaders in health care for the underserved joined the editorial board as well.


children playing in waterIn volume 14 of the JHCPU, a guest editorial by Kathleen Mathieson, PhD, and Jennie Kronenfeld, PhD, discusses the barriers to enrollment and outreach strategies in the Children’s Health Insurance Program. The manuscript presents a case study of the efforts of the state of Arizona to increase CHIP enrollment through outreach projects funded by private foundations. 

Barriers to Enrollment and Successful Outreach Strategies in CHIP: Reflections on the Arizona Experience, by Kathleen M. Mathieson and Jennie Jacobs Kronenfeld

Photo: Possible beneficiaries of SCHIP (State Children’s Health Insurance Program).