ERIC Number: ED037185
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Investigation of the Feasibility of Establishing Health Technology Demonstration Centers. Final Report.
This investigation studied the feasibility of establishing a network of centers to demonstrate model programs in the health technologies. It was necessary to: 1)identify colleges with multiple health-related programs; 2) identify campus health-related programs which have recognizable strengths; 3)further define "recognizable strengths" through site visits to a sample of these programs; 4)designate health technician occupational areas for which few or no satisfactory programs are now available; and 5)utilize the data gathered to reach conclusions about a feasible plan which would assist two-year colleges seeking to initiate or improve health technician programs. A compilation of the results from reporting colleges showed great variation in the number and types of health-related programs available within each of 10 national regions. However, the findings revealed that a good potential network of demonstration centers exist. For best results, a mechanism will be required that will tie present innovative elements into a dissemination system. This system should provide for the sharing of scarce research personnel, help health practitioner associations extend their services, and provide an instrument for disseminating information and sharing contributions to program development. (DS)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: National Health Council, New York, NY.