ERIC Number: ED429505
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Recommendations on Strategies To Enhance the Delivery of Health Care to All Californians. The Commission's Response to Senate Concurrent Resolution 23. Commission Report 99-1.
California State Postsecondary Education Commission, Sacramento.
This report responds to a California Senate directive to the state's postsecondary education commission to examine the extent to which health care is accessible and equitably distributed throughout the state. The Commission, in conjunction with several state agencies and the University of California, conducted an analysis and offered 11 recommendations to achieve the policy goal of access to medical care for all California residents and communities. Recommendations emphasize the link between educational experiences and the supply and choice of physicians. Introductory material describes the collaborative process of the study and the context for the Commission's recommendations and is based on equity as the fundamental Commission principle. The recommendations on expanding accessibility of health care are grouped into six categories: (1) precollege strategies; (2) undergraduate education; (3) admission to medical school; (4) medical school; (5) transition to practice; and (6) evidence of effectiveness. Appended are the text of the Senate resolution authorizing the investigation and an executive summary which groups recommendations into those for the short-term, mid-term, and long-term. (DB)
Descriptors: Access to Health Care, Delivery Systems, Health Services, Higher Education, Long Range Planning, Medical Education, Physicians, Statewide Planning
California Postsecondary Education Commission, 1303 J St., Suite 500, Sacramento, CA 95814-2938; Tel: 916-445-7933.
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California State Postsecondary Education Commission, Sacramento.
Identifiers - Location: California