ERIC Number: ED071566
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Oct
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Training the Nation's Health Manpower.
National Institutes of Health (DHEW), Bethesda, MD. Bureau of Health Manpower Education.
Over the past decade, there has been an increasing concern about the lack of health manpower to serve the U.S. population. The areas hardest hit by this shortage are the poverty areas in large cities and rural areas where 30% of the population but only 10% of the physicians live. Many Federal programs have begun to alleviate the problem of the health manpower shortage, especially since 1963 when the Health Professions Educational Assistance (HPEA) Program was enacted in Congress. In 1967, the Bureau of Health Manpower was formed by HEW to coordinate the health manpower training programs that were multiplying and expanding rapidly. In 1970, the Bureau adopted the name of the Bureau of Health Manpower Education and proceeded to carry out its main objective of improving the training and increasing the supply of health workers. To this end, the Bureau has set up a number of scholarship and loan programs in the areas of dentistry, veterinary medicine, nursing, and medicine. In addition, recruiting programs have been initiated to identify and recruit potential health care workers into the health education system. (HS)
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Authoring Institution: National Institutes of Health (DHEW), Bethesda, MD. Bureau of Health Manpower Education.