ERIC Number: ED225794
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Technology Serves the People: The Story of a Co-operative Telemedicine Project by NASA, the Indian Health Service and the Papago People. STARPAHC.
In the story of STARPAHC (Space Technology Applied to Rural Papago Advanced Health Care) the genesis of the telemedicine concept at NASA is traced; a brief account of the history of the Indian Health Service (IHS) and the activities of the Office of Research and Development (ORD) are given; the culture and aspirations of the Papago people are presented; and the basic processes leading to the design, implementation, and evaluation of this project are described. The primary purpose has been to document the historical evolution of STARPAHC as an example of a successful co-operative project that involved the confluence of several organizations and groups, including NASA, IHS/ORD, and the Papago. The most striking aspect of this project was that it used advanced space age telecommunications technology to bring health care to remote parts of the Papago Reservation. (ERB)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, American Indian Reservations, Delivery Systems, Medical Services, Program Development, Rural Areas, Telecommunications, Tohono O Odham People
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 (Stock No. 017-028-00009-0).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Indian Health Service (PHS), Tucson, AZ. Office of Research and Development.
Identifiers: Papago Indian Reservation AZ; STARPAHC Project; Telemedicine