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Voluntary Health Agencies: An Interpretive Study.

Voluntary Health Agencies: An Interpretive Study. There are over 20,000 voluntary health agencies in the United States, with at least 300,000 rather exceptional citizens serving on boards or committees of these agencies. The number of volunteer workers giving some of their time and effort outside board meetings would exceed a million, and this does not include the millions of Red Cross workers. Exclusive of that spent by the Red Cross, the money spent annually throughout the country approaches $50,000,000. It is obvious, therefore, that a critical evaluation of the purpose, function and prospects of these voluntary health agencies is of great importance to the future growth of organized health work in this country. The present study was launched under the auspices of the National Health Council in 1941 aided by a fund from the Rockefeller Foundation. The volume is well worth reading by pediatricians, many of whom are, no doubt, on the boards of these voluntary http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png American journal of diseases of children American Medical Association

Voluntary Health Agencies: An Interpretive Study.

American journal of diseases of children , Volume 73 (5) – May 1, 1947

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Publisher
American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright © 1947 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.
ISSN
0096-8994
eISSN
1538-3628
DOI
10.1001/archpedi.1947.02020400107012
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Abstract

There are over 20,000 voluntary health agencies in the United States, with at least 300,000 rather exceptional citizens serving on boards or committees of these agencies. The number of volunteer workers giving some of their time and effort outside board meetings would exceed a million, and this does not include the millions of Red Cross workers. Exclusive of that spent by the Red Cross, the money spent annually throughout the country approaches $50,000,000. It is obvious, therefore, that a critical evaluation of the purpose, function and prospects of these voluntary health agencies is of great importance to the future growth of organized health work in this country. The present study was launched under the auspices of the National Health Council in 1941 aided by a fund from the Rockefeller Foundation. The volume is well worth reading by pediatricians, many of whom are, no doubt, on the boards of these voluntary

Journal

American journal of diseases of childrenAmerican Medical Association

Published: May 1, 1947

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