What strikes me as odd (best case) and pathetic and scary (worst case) is that fewer than 20 people will be testifying at the hearing. Why pathetic and scary? These administrations comprise nearly 80% of the DOH budget. Moreover, these administrations are responsible for incredibly important issues and services including nutrition; child, adolescent and school health; substance abuse prevention and treatment; HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment; and the more mundane yet equally important policy and planning.
Do you have any sense of why more folks are not testifying at the DOH performance oversight hearing? Let me know anonymously on Google Docs. I will report the responses soon.