ERIC Number: ED072231
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Reference Count: 0
National Invitational Conference to Promote Collaborative Efforts for Health Manpower Preparation and Utilization (Chicago, Ill., May 1-3, 1972). Summary Report.
Peterson, Dale F., Comp.; Kerr, Elizabeth E., Comp.
A total of 46 participants representing 35 associations and agencies attended a 3-day national conference designed to provide a working forum to explore issues, roles, and means whereby national organizations and agencies with an interest in the preparation and utilization of health manpower could enhance their effectiveness through collaborative efforts. During small group sessions, participants were to: (1) identify existing situations of concern in the areas of politics and power, manpower data, role definitions, and preparation-utilization, (2) make recommendations for dealing with each situation, and (3) suggest actions for implementing recommendations. Some recommendations were: (1) Remove the U.S. Public Health Service from the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare to insure more effective leadership, (2) Establish a central data agency to permit more reliable and current collection and dissemination of health manpower data, (3) Develop national minimal performance-based standards for the health fields, and (4) Provide exploratory opportunities and information for individuals contemplating careers in the health field so that their career decisions can be based on adequate information and experiences. (SB)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Vocational Association, Washington, DC. Health Occupations Education Div.; National Health Council, New York, NY.