ERIC Number: ED215275
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: N/A
[White House Conference on Aging, 1981. Creating an Age Integrated Society: Implications for Governmental Structures. Report and Executive Summary of the Technical Committee.]
Cohen, Elias S.; And Others
This Technical Committee Report addresses the interactions between governmental structure and aging policy and administration, focusing on three general areas: (1) the role of government; (2) strategies to achieve national objectives; and (3) the most effective, efficient, and responsive structure for delivery of needed services. The impact of policy, organizational linkages, funding, and management styles on the achievement of national objectives is discussed along with the pluralistic nature of society, the current emphasis on decentralized decision-making and service delivery, and the multi-jurisdictional pattern through which programs are implemented. A section of the philosophy and experience of government in the field of aging considers, among other issues, age-integrated and age-segregated approaches to aging. Government organization is discussed at the federal, state, and local levels, and general issues of government structure are examined, i.e., decentralization versus centralization, advisory structures, advocacy, and citizen/client accountability. Management, intergovernmental, and public policy issues are also presented. Although this report does not contain specific recommendations for the White House Conference on Aging delegates, options and alternative designs are presented whenever feasible. An executive summary of this report is also included. (NRB)
Publication Type: Reports - General; Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: White House Conference on Aging, Washington, DC.