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March 1, 1995

First Annual Medical Alliance Month Starts Today

JAMA. 1995;273(9):688. doi:10.1001/jama.1995.03520330018007

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THIS IS the first day of the first annual Medical Alliance Month.

More than 60 000 women and men are active in Medical Alliance programs in connection with local and state medical societies and the American Medical Association (AMA). Medical Alliance is today's name for what most medical associations once called the Medical Auxiliary.

Much of the credit for the month-long observance that begins today, AMA Alliance officials say, goes to Barbara Tippins, the current national president (and wife of an Atlanta, Ga, area obstetrician-gynecologist). Among other goals, this month's effort emphasizes Medical Alliance dedication to public health.

Nationwide Challenges  As Medical Alliance Month gets under way, some 602 alliance initiatives in 36 states are engaged in heightening public awareness of family violence and providing support to its victims.In addition, more than 2200 alliance programs have begun to address the challenges associated with immunization, tobacco addiction, sex education, teenage

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