Document Type

Graduate Project

Date of Degree Completion

Summer 1995

Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)



Committee Chair

Gregory S. Chan

Second Committee Member

Susan M. Madley

Third Committee Member

Jack L. McPherson


The purpose of this project was to develop an applied learning health occupations program model that encompassed interagency collaboration and partnership. The formal partnership in this project was established with the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department and the Bethel School District. Initially the model was designed for implementation in the Bethel School District and eventually other school districts in the State of Washington. To accomplish this purpose, a review of current literature regarding the future workforce, applied learning and partnerships between schools, business and the community was conducted and related materials from inservice programs and conferences was reviewed and assessed.