ERIC Number: ED073886
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Evaluation of DHEW Health Manpower Training Programs Relative to Indians. Final Report.
Cresap, McCormick, and Paget, Inc., New York, NY.
The objectives of this study effort were to identify factors contributing to the shortage of health professionals of American Indian descent, to determine to what extent the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare (DHEW) manpower training programs are acting as mechanisms to aid Indians in reaching the highest levels of health training for which they individually qualify, and to determine the future role of DHEW in developing an adequate pool of health professionals and para-professionals of Indian descent. An "Evaluation of the DHEW Health Manpower Training Programs Relative to Indians" and a companion article entitled "Attitudes and Interests of Indian People Regarding Health Careers" report the findings of the study. Organizations evaluated include the Indian Health Service (IHS), the Bureau of Health Manpower Education, the Office of Education, the DHEW Regional Offices, and other DHEW Federal Government agencies and organizations. Additional chapters are devoted to a summary of conclusions and recommendations and a plan of action. Appendixes include IHS organizations and locations visited; supporting details on Indian employment within the IHS; position descriptions of the Service Unit Training Officer, the Area Indian Health Career Counselor, and the Indian Health Professional Association Coordinator; and criteria for evaluating the interest shown by colleges and universities in Indian students. (HBC)
Descriptors: Allied Health Occupations Education, American Indians, Attitude Measures, Attitudes, Career Planning, Federal Programs, Interest Inventories, Labor Force Development, Medical Services, Professional Personnel
U.S. Department of Commerce, National Technical Information Service, Springfield, Va. 22151 (PB-213-888/6, MF $0.95, HC $6.75)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Cresap, McCormick, and Paget, Inc., New York, NY.