ERIC Number: ED080804
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971
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Operation MEDIHC in Texas; Military Experience Directed into Health Careers. March 1970--June 1971. Final Report.
Texas Univ., Houston. School of Public Health.
The purpose of the project was to develop and establish a counseling and vocational guidance service to assist military health personnel in the transition to civilian health programs, and in so doing, establish procedures and guidelines adaptable to other MEDIHC offices in other states. Recognizing that five percent of the discharged Armed Forces Medical Services personnel are separated at bases in Texas, the institution contracted with the Governor's Office of Comprehensive Health Planning to devise ways to direct separatees into health careers, find employment for the fifteen percent already qualified in health occupations, expedite and maximize enrollment of those seeking further training, and after analyzing Texas health manpower shortages, to recommend solutions to this problem. The objectives were met to the satisfaction of the project officer of the contract and to the project staff by dividing the work into five areas: contact of separatees, counseling and vocational guidance, entry into jobs and/or training programs, followup of separatee status, and program evaluation. 891 applications were received in the time reported. Recommendations were made in three areas. (Correspondence, tables, outlines, and application forms are included.) (AG)
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Sponsor: Community Health Service (DHEW/PHS), Bethesda, MD.
Authoring Institution: Texas Univ., Houston. School of Public Health.