ERIC Number: ED050421
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Apr-30
Reference Count: 0
The Role of Consumers in Planning and Evaluation of College Health Programs.
Remer, Robert B.
This report presents the thesis that most college health services will have to undergo critical reexamination and drastic changes before students can rightfully participate as consumers and before effective planning becomes standard operating procedure. The two basic areas where these changes will have to occur are: (1) in consideration and treatment of the student as a dues paying consumer, along with all the other members of society; and (2) in far bolder plans for consumer participation, comprehensiveness, and planning mechanisms than are now the case in most college communities. In addition, the concept of consumer participation is explored to reveal that there are gaps between practice and promise not only on college campuses but in the whole health care system. In addition, the nature of health planning and evaluation is explored to reveal that the most effective planning process is not always harmonious, that negotiation is the language, and that planning and evaluation necessarily presume medical, social, and political dimensions. (Author/TA)
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Authoring Institution: Geomet, Inc., Rockville, MD.
Note: Paper presented at the American College Health Association Convention in San Francisco, California, April 27-30, 1971