ERIC Number: ED214728
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
The Message Transferred. A Record of Data Feedback Procedures to Interested Agency Clienteles and County Citizens as Part of the Human Service Agencies' Collaboration in the Delivery of Services and Amenities to Rural Citizens in Clinton County, New York.
Gore, Jane S.; And Others
A 1977 study in Clinton County, New York, investigated collaboration among human service agencies in the delivery of services and amenities to rural citizens. A major assumption was that agencies working together would be more effective in meeting local needs. Thirty public, private, and non-profit agencies were chosen based on their supposed interest in a rural transportation network. The highest ranking administrator plus 1 or 2 other professionals or board members from each agency made up the sample (n=57). Interviews were held with the sample regarding themselves and their agencies and a questionnaire was mailed to them requesting views of each of the other 29 agencies in terms of agency interaction. A Guttman Scale construction provided characteristics of agencies having high interaction scores. Over 70 people attended a day-long workshop which communicated results and planned for future inter-agency collaboration activities. Since participating agencies wanted additional feedback, 28 individual agency sessions of 1 1/2 to 2 hours were conducted in the fall of 1978. An evaluation at the session showed agency personnel wanted to increase communications internally with staff and staff/board members in terms of daily activities and long-range program planning. Scripts for two audio-visual programs plus six appendices of agency and workshop materials comprise the bulk of the document. (BRR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Agriculture, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: State Univ. of New York, Plattsburgh. Coll. at Plattsburgh.
Identifiers: New York (Clinton County)
Note: In collaboration with the Council of Community Services in Plattsburgh and Clinton County, New York.