ERIC Number: ED200579
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
A Health Education Cadre for Health Maintenance Organizations.
Belcastro, Philip A.
A framework is given for providing comprehensive health education services within a Health Maintenance Organization (HMO) setting. In order to be effective, an HMO's health education program needs to be administrationally and organizationally approached as an integral component of the HMO and not as an adjunct service. Three service units of the health education program provide health education for scheduled subscribers, non-scheduled subscribers, and for scheduled homogeneous groups. Subscribers to the HMO, upon arriving for a scheduled medical appointment, are directed to the health education unit where they wait until called. Health educators, through multi-media and live programs, use this waiting time for health education. A similar service is offered to subscribers who have no immediate health care appointments. A health education unit also offers small group programs for subscribers with similar health or medical problems. These subscribers receive education programs targeted for their particular condition. (JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Health Maintenance Organizations