ERIC Number: ED463442
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001
Kids into Health Careers Kit.
Hollins, Anthony, Jr., Comp.; Davis, Maurice, Comp.; Horne, Devonaline T., Comp.
This complete Kids into Health Careers (KIHC) information package contains guidance materials to use when working with local school systems. It provides operating instructions on how to choose and address an audience, either at a school or community-based organization. (KIHC is an initiative being developed to supplement the pool of qualified applicants from economically and educationally disadvantaged and underrepresented minority populations for entry into health professions training.) The packet includes an overview booklet; a poster with information on the back about what KIHC is, why it is so important, who KIHC is trying to reach, examples of career opportunities in the health professions, and reference guides; an operating instructions booklet covering qualifying, financial aid, fulfilling a need, selection criteria, addressing target audiences, and reporting elements; and a booklet with presentation models for students K-5, students 6-12, parents, and teachers, counselors, and school administrators. Appended are a list of 17 references detailing career opportunities in the health field; additional information on specific health careers and certificate positions; a list of 30 sources of financial aid; and a list of federally-funded health facility contacts for additional information. (YLB)
Descriptors: Affirmative Action, Allied Health Occupations Education, Career Choice, Career Education, Career Exploration, Economically Disadvantaged, Educational Finance, Educationally Disadvantaged, Elementary Secondary Education, Health Needs, Health Occupations, Medical Education, Minority Groups, Occupational Information, Student Financial Aid, Student Recruitment, Vocational Education
For Web-based version: http://www.bhpr.hrsa.gov/kidscareers/.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Health Resources and Services Administration (DHHS/PHS), Rockville, MD. Bureau of Health Professions.
Note: Kids into Health Careers (KIHC) Initiative packet for Bureau grantees. CD-ROM not available from ERIC.