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June 29, 1935


JAMA. 1935;104(26):2351-2353. doi:10.1001/jama.1935.02760260039012

Two sections of the Economic Security Bill1 are specifically devoted to public health: title V, which deals with maternity and child welfare and the care of crippled children and which is to be administered by the U. S. Children's Bureau, and title VI, which has to do with public health programs in state and local communities and which is to be administered by the U. S. Public Health Service. Both sections provide for federal subsidies to states and territories in varying amounts and under varying conditions. In order to set in motion machinery for the administration of the act, a conference was called by the Surgeon General of the U. S. Public Health Service and another by the Chief of the Children's Bureau, both conferences meeting in Washington, D. C., immediately following the meeting of the State and Provincial Health Authorities of North America at Atlantic City. Representatives of

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