Under the title "Local Health Units for the Nation" Emerson1 reports for the Subcommittee2 on Local Health Units of the American Public Health Association's Committee on Administrative Practice the status of local public health organization in the counties in the continental United States, exclusive of city health departments.
The committee was appointed under the provisions of a resolution passed by the American Public Health Association on Oct. 29, 1942, a similar resolution passed by the state and provincial health authorities of North America in 1944 and another passed by the House of Delegates of the American Medical Association on June 10, 1942. All these resolutions called, in effect, for the "earliest possible complete coverage of the nation's area and population by county, district or regional modern health service."3 This report is a large volume of 381 pages in which is set forth for each state the present
LOCAL PUBLIC HEALTH ORGANIZATION. JAMA. 1945;129(5):351. doi:10.1001/jama.1945.02860390037013