ERIC Number: ED065806
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
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Health Paraprofessionals for a Model Cities Program: A Review and Evaluation Two Years After Training.
This paper presents a follow-up of what happened to health service personnel two years after training in an innovative program. Residents of a disadvantaged community were trained to serve as Family Health Workers, being provided with employment opportunities as well as academic accreditation. The program included academic courses related to community health practice and on-the-job training in public health field settings. The Model Cities Family Health Worker program was evaluated for the most part as a success. However, if the program were to be repeated, recommendations are made for a closer integration of academic and on-the-job training. In addition, another counselor would be needed to supervise and counsel the trainees. More curriculum input from supporting hospitals in the training process would be an essential addition and hopefully neighborhood health centers would play a greater role in field training. (Author/WS)
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Authoring Institution: Columbia Univ., New York, NY. Coll. of Physicians and Surgeons.