ERIC Number: ED220260
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Aug
Reference Count: 0
The Impact of Selected Federal Health Programs on Rural Texas.
McManus, Elaine; And Others
The purpose of this report is to address the impact of several federally funded health programs serving rural Texans. The first section presents an overview of the statistical indices which demonstrate the current health status of rural Texans (health care problems of rural Texans exceed those of urban Texans, yet rural Texans have fewer resources to deal with these problems). The second section briefly traces the history of the Public Health Service (PHS) and then discusses four specific PHS programs--the Community Health Center Program, Rural Health Initiative (RHI) program, Migrant Health Program, and the National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Program. The next section addresses the impact of those primary health care programs on rural Texans; in 1980 there were 39 RHI clinic sites serving 46 counties, 18 migrant health clinics with 37 sites, and 120 NHSC personnel were employed in rural and migrant programs. The report provides an analysis of a survey (responded to by all but two clinics) which evaluated the impact on rural Texas of the RHI, Migrant Health, and NHSC programs. Although these programs have benefitted their target populations, it was found that budgetary cutbacks by the Federal government affected program ability to meet survey criteria. (BRR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Moody Foundation, Galveston, TX.; Richardson (Sid W.) Foundation, Fort Worth, TX.; Meadows Foundation, Dallas, TX.
Authoring Institution: Texas Univ., Austin. School of Nursing.
Identifiers: Community Health Center Programs; Impact; Impact Studies; Medically Underserved Areas; Migrant Health Program; National Health Service Corps; Rural Health Initiative Program; Texas
Note: Also funded by the Trull Foundation.