ERIC Number: ED183498
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Determining the Impact and Effectiveness of Health Education as it Relates to Federal Policy. Health Education Monographs, Vol. 6, Supplement 1, 1978.
Green, Lawrence W.
Research evidence on the potentials of health education for contributing to resolution of national health issues was reviewed. It is concluded that greater investments in health education on selected problems for selected populations would yield a better cost-benefit return than comparable investments in tertiary medical care. High priority groups for specific education changes can be identified, as well as the point of diminishing returns of expenditure, thus focusing and containing health education programs. Among the 36 specific recommendations drawn from the research evidence are a series of criteria for design of health education programs. A general recommendation for a major federal investment in health education research is outlined. (Author/JD)
Descriptors: Federal Programs, Government Role, Health Education, Health Services, Medical Services, Preventive Medicine, Program Costs, Program Design, Program Development, Research Utilization
Dr. Lawrence W. Green, Professor and Head, Division of Health Education, Department of Health Services Administration, Johns Hopkins University, School of Hygiene & Public Health, 615 N. Wolfe St., Baltimore, MD 21205.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Evaluative; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Washington, DC. Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Not available in paper copy due to small print in original document.