ERIC Number: ED189358
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Report on Minorities in Allied Health Occupations. (Final Report Documents).
American Society of Allied Health Professions, Washington, DC.
This study assessing representation of minorities in allied health training is presented in five sections. Section 1 describes survey methodology for principal data sources used (the 1973-74 and 1975-76 inventories of collegiate and hospital-based education programs), methods of data file development, and limitations. Section 2 presents findings about the enrollment patterns of minorities. Findings for all minorities together and for each of the four racial/ethnic subgroups (Black, Hispanic, Native American, and Asian), are presented in subsections based on key variables considered most relevant to examination of institutional and program characteristics associated with minority enrollments: program setting, academic year, allied health occupational area, award level (certificate, associate, baccalaureate, or graduate), geographic distribution, institutional ethnic characterization, and one area of federal funding. Section 3 is organized so that each minority group is separately profiled to all the above variables. Section 4 summarizes purpose, methodology, and major findings highlighting major patterns in racial/ethnic enrollment. The final section contains conclusions about findings and recommendations for continued improvement in quantity and quality of minority allied health manpower. Appendixes, amounting to over one-half of the report, contain detailed tabulation of enrollment data, occupational profiles, and auxiliary survey-related documents. (YLB)
Descriptors: Alaska Natives, Allied Health Occupations, Allied Health Occupations Education, American Indians, Asian Americans, Associate Degrees, Bachelors Degrees, Blacks, Colleges, Demography, Educational Certificates, Educational Research, Enrollment, Enrollment Trends, Federal Aid, Graduate Medical Education, Higher Education, Hispanic Americans, Institutional Characteristics, Medical Education, Minority Groups, Teaching Hospitals
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Health Resources Administration (DHEW/PHS), Rockville, MD. Office of Health Resources Opportunity.
Authoring Institution: American Society of Allied Health Professions, Washington, DC.