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ERIC Number: ED113655
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
Pages: 12
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[Teen-Age Medical Center and Walk-In Counseling Center (Model Cities). End of Contract Report.]
Galt, Lester
This paper presents the objectives and results of an experimental program, the Teen Age Medical Service, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The first objective of this program was to experiment with new ways of delivering additional, more extensive, and continuous personal services while maintaining the emergency and episodic services that have successfully evolved. Program components used in assessing movement toward this objective were: (1) a pregnancy service for teenagers which integrated medical and social services; (2) family planning services for teenagers; (3) provision for continuity of medical service for alienated or emancipated teenagers; (4) a system for community institutional coordination; (5) a medical service clinic for the poor; (6) a personalized, comprehensive medical care program for teenagers; and (7) a community health education program. Three other objectives for the Teen Age Medical Service were examined in relation to program content and quality of services. These program objectives were: (1) to develop methods of involving and employing youth in the actual delivery of health services to their peers; (2) to assist other concerned individuals and groups interested in initiating similar youth services in other metropolitan locations; and (3) to develop effective methods of integrating the findings and experience of the center into public policy. (Author/SJL)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Sponsor: Public Health Service (DHEW), Rockville, MD.
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Identifiers - Location: Minnesota (Minneapolis)