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With the establishment of the Health and Physical Fitness Project in its Bureau of Health Education, the Association takes another step forward in its effort to contribute to the promotion of health. Health and physical fitness are important even though the popular interest in them has considerably diminished with the end of the war. The Board of Trustees early in 1946 authorized the establishment of a health and physical fitness project in the Bureau of Health Education to work under the supervision of the American Medical Association Committee on Health and Physical Fitness.
The project will include the health and fitness problems of the preschool child, the school child, the college students, the adult, both rural and urban, and the industrial worker. Though the committee contemplates cooperation with all other health agencies working toward health improvement in home, school, industry and community, it has expressed the belief that it is
HEALTH AND PHYSICAL FITNESS. JAMA. 1946;132(9):517. doi:10.1001/jama.1946.02870440031011