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Many federal programs established over the past two decades are directed toward increasing the numbers of disadvantaged and minority students in the health professions. Currently, these programs are separately administered by various entities within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Department of Education. In June 1979, the Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare established a task force to review efforts to improve access in the health professions for disadvantaged and minority individuals.

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Recommendations for Executive Action

Agency Affected Recommendation Status
Department of Health and Human Services 1. The Secretary of Health and Human Services should: (1) direct that the draft plan for coordinating HHS efforts be finalized and implemented, and (2) designate an official to work with Education in developing a plan to coordinate and link Education's programs with those of HHS.
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