ERIC Number: ED451387
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999
Building the Future of Allied Health: Report of the Implementation Task Force of the National Commission on Allied Health.
Health Resources and Services Administration (DHHS/PHS), Rockville, MD. Bureau of Health Professions.
This report presents the implementation plans recommended by the Implementation Task Force (ITF) of the National Commission on Allied Health (NCAH) and reviews the purpose, goals, and impact of each plan. Chapter 1 introduces the NCAH and ITF and provides an overview of the role of allied health in today's health care environment and how that role relates to NCAH's and ITF's goals of fostering education reform, outcomes research, and collaboration. Chapters 2-4 each focus on one of these goals. In chapter 2, which focuses on education, section 1 provides an overview of the forces shaping change in allied health education and of the issues that must be addressed by educational reform, and section 2 presents the strategies ITF selected to advance NCAH education recommendations. In chapter 3, which is on outcomes research, section 1 summarizes the need for assessment data on allied health services, types of research needed, and obstacles to be overcome; and section 2 presents the strategies ITF selected to advance the research needed as an objective foundation for future change. The focus of chapter 4 is collaboration. Section 1 identifies principal areas where collaboration is needed and explains why, and section 2 presents implementation plans ITF developed to advance collaboration in support of shared values. Appendixes include 34 references; survey mailing list, respondents, and instrument; and glossary. (YLB)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Health Resources and Services Administration (DHHS/PHS), Rockville, MD. Bureau of Health Professions.