ERIC Number: ED173619
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
New York State Operation MEDIHC Program. Recruitment, Counseling and Referral Services for Vietman-era Veterans Seeking Health Career Employment and/or Educational Opportunities. Final Report, April 1, 1972 - March 31, 1979.
Bailey, John E.; Stefka, Charles J.
A program was conducted by the New York State Health Deaprtment's Veterans Health Manpower Center (VHMC) from April, 1972, through March, 1979, to serve the health career interests of Vietman-era veterans. (For two years prior to 1972 the program was carried out by the Health Department's Office of Special Health Manpower Programs.) Since its inception, 6,797 veterans enrolled and availed themselves of the counseling and placement services offered by VHMC. Out of this number approximately 2,800 were placed in health employment or entered health education programs, and an additional 1,470 veterans were place in non-health employment or educational settings. The prime problem which faced the veterans seeking health-care employment was the nonacceptance of their service training and experience as equivalent to civilian education. The overall placement rate was 80%, making the program highly successful. The program met the needs of the medically-trained veterans in New York State and contributed substantially to easing the problems of recruiting and maintaining health care service personnel in the rural, less-populated, and under-served areas of the state. It is recommended that an expanded program be continued to meet the health needs of these areas of the state. (ELG)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Health Resources Administration (DHEW/PHS), Bethesda, MD.
Authoring Institution: New York State Dept. of Health, Albany.
Identifiers: New York