Teaching Case - Coping with Pediatric AIDS: Developing a Statewide Approach in New Jersey (B)

Coping with Pediatric AIDS: Developing a Statewide Approach in New Jersey (B)


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    This case describes the factors that allow one inner city hospital-Children's Hospital, Newark-to develop a program to treat children with AIDS that becomes a national and international model. It sketches the ways in which highly specialized pediatric care comes to be delivered in a package that includes social work and other support services for some of Newark's poorest families-hit hard by the AIDS epidemic. The case allows exploration of how an innovative program developed, as well as raising specific AIDS treatment and funding issues which threaten the long-term prospects of the Children's Hospital program. Successful programs dealing with major social problems often invite replication. Yet the attempt to use a successful program as a model raises the question of whether the factors which led to success can-or must-themselves be replicated. This case explores the process by which the state of New Jersey decided to use the Children's Hospital, Newark program for children with AIDS as a statewide model. It examines both the process of deciding where else the program should be established and two sites which ultimately are chosen-one seemingly successful, the other troubled.

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    Publication Date: January 01, 1990
    HKS Case Number: 958.0
    Case Author: Pamela Varley
    Faculty Lead: Penny Feldman
    Pages (incl. exhibits): 14
    Setting: United States
    Language: English
    Funding Source: Josiah Macy, Jr. Foundation
    _year: Older than 2000
    _pages: 1-15
    _geography: US & Canada
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