ERIC Number: ED101078
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Report on Discussions of the Task Force on the Manpower Distribution Project of the National Health Council.
National Health Council, New York, NY.
Twenty-six health manpower experts met to: (1) recommend criteria for selecting proposals for local/regional demonstration projects; (2) recommend criteria for selection of areas or sites in which to implement demonstration projects, and (3) develop guidelines for a national program to involve the health professions in alleviating the problem of maldistribution of health personnel. An introduction summarizes the purpose, objectives, composition, and meeting procedure of the task force. An extensive review of health manpower maldistribution, scarcity areas, and the results of efforts to correct maldistribution are reviewed in section 1, A Perspective of the Problem. Section 2, Guidelines for Local/Regional Demonsration Programs, describes the task force's proposed guidelines for projects; criteria for selection of sites; the role of interested community groups and the National Health Council (NHC) in planning demonstration projects; and discussions of modifying the selection and training of personnel to encourage service in scarcity areas and more effective utilization of existing manpower. Section 3, Recommendations for the Program at the National Level, explains the four types of roles suggested for the NHC by the task force. Appendixes on task force members, the agenda, participants, and public expectations of health delivery in scarcity areas conclude the document. (NH)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (DHEW), Bethesda, MD. Bureau of Health Manpower Education.
Authoring Institution: National Health Council, New York, NY.
Note: Task Force Meeting (Memphis, Tennessee, January 1973)