ERIC Number: ED111245
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Jun
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An Overview of the Health Professions Educational Assistance Act, 1963-1971. Report No. A1.
Legislation regarding federal assistance to health professionals is reviewed with tables included on specific expenditures and enrollments. The 1963 Health Professions Educational Assistance Act provided financial assistance for schools in two areas: subsidies for construction of new capacity and loans to students. Amendments to the act in 1965 continued those two programs and added three new ones for financial assistance. They added basic improvement grant, special improvement grant, and scholarship programs, as well as new appropriations for student loans. The Health Manpower Act of 1968 continued with modifications the earlier legislation and also covered nurse training, allied health professions and public health training, and health research facilities. Details are given on Title I, Health Professions Training. The Comprehensive Health Manpower Training Act of 1971 made extensive additions and modifications to the H.P.E.A. program, with programs more explicitly defined, requirements for receiving federal funds raised, and incentives for increasing enrollments and graduates increased. The most extensive changes came in the area of institutional support to schools. (LBH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Sponsor: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, New Brunswick, NJ.
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