Larry J. Gordon Papers - 1970-1979

A collection of information of papers published by one of the Academy’s Founding Members and selected material from his professional archives. This listing includes details about the papers published during this decade.

Year Title Location Description Keywords
1979 Health Education in the Health and Environment Department Governor’s Conference on Rural Medical Practice Presentation explaining the role of health educators. Health education, optimal health, prevention, life-styles, health hazards, quality of life, quality of life, positive health
1979 New Mexico Shouldn’t Feel Inferior Published in “The New Mexican” Newspaper columnist some of the achevements and qualities of Larry Gordon. President of the American Public Health Association, comprehensive environmental health department, New Mexico Environmental Improvement Agency, comprehensive laboratory system, protracted plugging, outstanding man
1979 Program Organization and Management Newsletter, Washington State Public Health Association Discusses various aspects of program organization, management, staffing, methodology. program design, and organizational principles. Organizational terminology, management foundations, management concepts, definitions, program methodology, tunnelitis visionosis, totemism, organizational principles
1979 Management in the Public Sector Washington State Public Health Association; published in Environment News Digest, Nov/Dec 1979 Details a number of management practices based on experience in the public sector. Getting things done through others. Public sector, private sector, management techniques, planning, leading, organizing, controlling, create, innovate, propose, recruit talent, delegation, decision making, developing employees
1978 State Official Examines Priorities Published in New Mexico Tumor Registry Newsletter, Vol. 7, No. 2 Editorial lamenting the lack effort to prevent death and illness from tobacco. carcinogens, tobacco subsidies, cost containment, sickness treatment, prevention, lung cancer, lip cancer, tongue cancer, mouth concer, esophageal cancer, stomach cancer, bladder cancer, pancreatic cancer, smoking epidemic
1978 Environmental Health: Everyone’s Responsibility American Medical Association “Strategy Session on Public, Environmental and Occupational Health Programs,” Chicago, IL. Emphasizes cost benefit superiority of prevention, promotion and environmental health and protection; describes programs and organizations to enable people to die “young” as late in life as possible. Prevention, sickness treatment, health status, land-use, transportation, resource development, energy development, environmental health organizations, priorities, personnel, mission, goals
1978 Walter F. Snyder Award Annual Educational Conference of National Environmental Health Association Text of presentation for The Walter F. Snyder Award for Achievement in Attaining Environmental Quality. Innovative, model cities, urban renewal, housing conservation, low-rent/leased housing, multiple goals, Albuquerque Environmental Health Department, Scientific Laboratory System, Environmental Improvement Agency
1977 Consumer Protection vs. Special Interests Published in Newsletter, Conference of Local Environmental Health Administrators Commentary discussing the types of programs that should be assigned to environmental health agencies attuned to consumer protection, and the problem of assigning such programs to special interest agencies. Fragmentation, consumer protection, industry protection, quality services, uniformity, duplication of effort, program balance, rational priorities, economic development, scope of program, political action
1977 Mission Impossible? Published in Journal of Environmental Health, 1977 Discusses the proper mission for environmental health programs and the failure of some agencies to fulfill such a mission. Mission, conflict-of-interest, fox-in-the-henhouse, public scrutiny, citizen groups, environmental quality advocacy
1977 Public Information Journal of Environmental Health, Vol. 39, No. 5, (May/June 1977), 184 Editorial discussing the need for continuing public information. Public information, management tool, salesperson, stockholders, corporate executive board, target groups, print media, electronic media, democratic process
1977 Relative Advantages of State District Programs a Compared With Local Programs Annual Meeting of CLEHA and NEHA, San Diego, CA Lists issues to be considered and some of the differences between local and district programs. Provides examples. Budget, staffing, laboratory facilities, organizational visibility, regulatory action, interagency communication, comprehensiveness, political intervention, mission and goals, problem shed, conflict of interest, conflict with sickness treatment
1977 Unified Planning in a Public Health Agency U. S.- Mexico Border Public Health Association Itemizes and defines the process for successful public health planning. Program planning, goal, mission, problems, prioritize, conflicts of interest, programs, program design, methods, evaluation, means to an end.
1976 Water Pollution Control Administration U. of Hawaii Civil Engineering Seminar Describes various aspects of administering a water pollution control program. Goal, public health, recreational values, esthetic values, biota, wildlife, swimming, fish, shellfish, mission, environmental health problem, environmental health program, engineering competencies, conflicts of interest, standards, regulations, performance criteria, discharge permits, compliance schedules, effluent taxes, citizen support, public information, enforcement, economic vitality.
1976 Pride in Achievement Editorial, Journal of Environmental Health Encouraging environmental health professionals to aspire and achieve, and noting that capabilities are as great as other professions. Career heights, capable environmental health personnel, status, professionalism
1976 No Significant Deterioration: An Essential Tool for Long-term Environmental Protection Editorial, Journal of Environmental Health Discusses the ramifications of “no significant deterioration” in depth. Health protection, economic benefits, self-sufficiency, Clean Air Act, No significant deterioration, ambient air standards, atmospheric visibility, property damage, best available control technology, technology forcing
1976 Planning and Management of Environmental Health Programs in Urban Areas National Environmental Health Association, Nashville, TN Outlines the differences and the similarites between urban and other programs, discusses a number of essential managment and organizational principles. Program priorities, goals, mission, program scope, institutional settings, program methods
1976 Planning: An Essential Tool Editorial, Journal of Environmental Health Describes the steps required for environmental health program planning. Goal, mission, problem, priority, program methods, tools and resources, objectives, evaluation technique
1976 Environmental Epidemiologist Needed Editorial, Journal of Environmental Health Urges graduate academic programs to produce environmental epidemiologists in order to develop a health basis for environmental standards and regulations, and as a necessity for “getting health back in the environment”. Environmental protection standards, human ecology, environmental epidemiology, prevention
1976 Changing Public Health Curriculum School of Public Health, Univ. of Hawaii Presentation to faculty and students summarizing recommendations about changing public health curriculum. Curriculum, accreditation, Council on Education for Public Health, Milbank Memorial Commission of the Study of Higher Education for Public Health, educational objectives, self-evaluation and peer review
1976 Effective Managers Use Personnel and Resources To Get The Job Done Journal of Environmental Health, Jan/Feb 1976 A few practical management practices. Practical management, public and political pressures, organizational trends, territorial defense, bureaucratic bungling, planning, leading, organizing, controlling, getting things done through others, innovation, delegation, decision making, recruiting talent, alternative solutions, developing employees, identifying and prioritizing problems, recommending programs, public information, coordination, mission, goals, program methods
1976 Organization of Environmental Programs International Assoc. of Milk, Food and Environmental Sanitarians, Toronto, Canada; published in Journal of Milk and Food Technology, Vol. 39, No. 5, May 1976 Provides examples and discusses concepts that must be considered when organizing environmental programs. Standard models, program management, goals, mission, program scope, institutional setting, manpower
1976 Radioactive Wastes and Our Future Editorial, Journal of Environmental Health, September/October 1976 Discusses problems associated with disposal of radioactive wastes in order to ensure permanent safe disposal. Cites several Federal Reports and recommendations. Nuclear energy, site selection, site management and monitoring
1976 Reorganizing Federal Health Programs Editorial, Journal of Environmental Health Describes the organizational and programmatic issues that must be considered to reorganize federal health programs. Sickness treatment, health care, disease prevention, health promotion, environmental health, conflict-of-interest
1976 Report on the Status of Environmental Health in the American Public Health Association American Public Health Association, Wash., DC A Report requested by the American Public Health Association in order to understand and hopefully address the environmental health shortcomings within the APHA. Organization, APHA Professional Staff, Journal of the American Public Health Association, Section on Environment
1975 Sanitarians and the Environment Colorado State University Covers a variety of issues and problems involving sanitarians. Management foundations, political pressures, organizational trends, program methodology, legislative demands, program scope, program goals, leaders, territorial defense, mission, environmental problems
1975 The Environment in Relation to a National Health Insurance Program Colorado Environmental Health Association Notes that any National Health Insurance Program will be doomed to failure and skyrocketing costs in the absence of prerequisite effective environmental health services. Environmental health must not be left halfway between leprosy and the quarantine station. National Health Insurance, health care, cost-benefit, environmental quality
1974 Programming for Effective Problem Solving NM Health and Social Services Department Training Program Discusses various aspects of planning in the public sector. Bureaucratic bunglings, management techniques, professional manager, planning, organizing, leading, controlling, create, innovate, decision making, alternatives, developing employees, mission, problem, program, objectives, program methods
1974 What’s Wrong With Environmental Health? APHA Meeting, New Orleans; published in “Environment News Digest” Jan/Feb 1975 A critical look at some of the inadequacies of public health, the lack of leadership, incestuous meetings, environment redefined while environmental health slept. Self-styled leaders, mushrooming environmental problems, energy, land-use, transportation, population, “We have met the enemy and he is us,” environmental health inertia, tarnished leadership roles, Thanatopsis
1973 Potpourri of Environmental Management Methods Training Course, NM Environmental Improvement Agency Keynote Presentation Methods, quality environment, conflicts of interest, environmental degradation, political process, citizen groups, leadership, multiple goals, anticipate problems, regional approach, priority issues, define problems, public opinion, technology, transportation, energy, research
1973 Approaches to Effective Reorganization American Public Health Association, San Francisco, and published in “Newsletter, Conference of Local Environmental Health Administrators,” 1977 Presentation iterating a spectrum of issues to be considered when determining organizational placement of environmental programs. Fragmentation, organizational issues, multiple goals, coordination, consumer and public protection, regulatory component, organizational visibility, problem shed, ecology, administrative and program interdigitation, public expectations, comprehensive environmental effort, public confusion, earmarked budgets, comprehensive programming, leadership
1973 Fees for Service: Pro and Con CDC Training Course, Atlanta, GA Discusses the various types, as well as pros and cons of fees for service. Legally feasible, revenue, simple, certain, equitable, power to license, court interpretations, rate structure, ordinance
1971 Gordon named head of Environmental Agency Article in Albuquerque Tribune News item announcing the appointment of Larry Gordon as Director of the newly created New Mexico Environmental Improvement Agency. State level, environmental control, food, air, water, water pollution, waste disposal, consumer protection
1971 Man’s Apathy to Environment Termed Ticket to Extinction Albuquerque Tribune Feature article quoting parts of Larry Gordon’s presentation as featured speaker at a five-state conference on air pollution control. Extinction, air pollution, ecology, paper mill, automobiles, housing, mass transit, taxes, freeways
1970 CDC Training Letter CDC, Atlanta, GA Letter discussing the 1970 and future status of sanitarians and health agencies. Sanitarians, health agencies, personnel shortage, re-training necessity, program fragmentation, tunnel vision, organizational changes, multiple goals, departments of environment, management techniques
1970 EPA Creation President”s Advisory Council on Executive Organization, Wash., DC Summary of Recommendations re- creation of EPA. President’s Advisory Council on Executive Organization, APHA Section on Environment, public service and public protection, environmental protection mission, comprehensive approach, public health standards, evaluation
1970 State Responsibilities in Environmental Management and Consumer Protection USPHS Environmental Health Conference, Wash., DC Historical and circa 1970 description of state Environmental Health roles. Sanitary engineering, environmental management and consumer protection, direct regulation, technical and consultative services, standards, surveillance, public information, research, administer federal funds, plan review, networking, problem-shed approach, evaluation, training
1970 The Role of State Governments in Programs of Environmental Management and Consumer Protection American Public Health Association Describes the appropriate role of states in environmental health. Sanitary engineering, organizational structure, state health agency, agriculture, labor, natural resources, consumer protection, conservation, direct authority, technical support, standards, surveillance, public information, research, federal funds, training
1970 Managerial Concepts Regarding Environmental Agencies Presented at the 29th Annual Conference , Western Association of Food and Drug Oficials; Published Vo., 41, No. 1, Association of Food and Drug Officials Quarterly Journal Provides explicit and practical management concepts for environmental agencies. Management techniques, planning, leading, organizing, controlling,creating, innovating, recruiting, delegating, decision making, considering alternatives, developing personnel, goals, missions, program scope, program-problem relationships, program methodology, program design, program tools and resources, organizational principles, manpower
1970 Dear Governor King Santa Fe, NM Letter indicating the need for enhancing environmental quality; recommending organizational, budgetary, programmatic, support services and personnel issues. Resulted in creating the NM Environmental Improvement Agency. Environmental quality, environmental crisis, prevention, organizational concepts, comprehensive programming, support services, mission and goals

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