ERIC Number: ED466744
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Sep-5
Reference Count: N/A
Annual Initiative Review: Report of Health Care Delivery Initiative. California Community Colleges Economic Development Program Annual Initiative Report.
Comins, James L.; Krozek, Charles
This 1999-2000 report addresses the objectives and impact of California's Health Care Delivery Initiative (HCDI), which is comprised of a network of Regional Health Occupations Resource Centers (RHORCs) and their community college and health care industry partners. The HCDI identifies needed workers, develops/modifies community college curricula, forms community college consortia to deliver programs, and secures resources to assure sufficient financial support for program implementation. Some of the seven objectives of the initiative are as follows: to provide technical assistance to community colleges in the areas of new program and curriculum development, curriculum revision, and faculty and staff development; and to market and disseminate information to the health care industry and community colleges in the region regarding available curricula, programs, services, training/educational opportunities, and RHORC services. The report identifies eight key areas of progress in meeting the objectives. Impact of the HCDI includes a 136% increase in training contact hours and a 255% increase in assistance contact hours. In addition, the RHORCs increased their service to incumbent workers by 59%. Key recommendations include improving the marketing of RHORCs and the initiative, and seeking additional funding outside economic development sources. (NB)
Descriptors: Allied Health Occupations, Allied Health Occupations Education, Community Colleges, Health, Health Occupations, Health Personnel, Health Services, Medical Education, Medical Services, Nursing Education, Professional Education, Professional Training, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California Community Colleges, Sacramento. Economic Development Coordination Network (EDNet).
Identifiers - Location: California