ERIC Number: ED185878
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: N/A
Area Health Education Centers: The Pioneering Years, 1972-1978.
Odegaard, Charles E.
Federal policies and contracts relating to Area Health Education Centers are examined. The evolution of federal programs in the health field is traced, including a discussion of the Carnegie Commission's special reports, the Comprehensive Health Manpower Training Act of 1971, and subsequent amendments to the Act. A detailed outline of the functions of these federal policies is included. A critique of 11 universities and their area health education centers is also presented. Site visits to each location are described. The services of the health education centers are assessed in reference to the recommendations of the Carnegie Commission that include: improved and increased health care services, minority representation in the health care field, cost effectiveness, and a more effective relationship of health care education to health care delivery. (SF)
Descriptors: Colleges, Delivery Systems, Financial Support, Government Role, Health Education, Health Occupations, Health Services, Higher Education, Institutional Characteristics, National Programs, Needs Assessment, Physicians, Program Descriptions, Public Health, Universities
Carnegie Council on Policy Studies in Higher Education, 2150 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley, CA 94704
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Historical Materials; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Carnegie Council on Policy Studies in Higher Education, Berkeley, CA.