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July 19, 1941


JAMA. 1941;117(3):204-205. doi:10.1001/jama.1941.02820290046014

FEDERAL GRANTS TO STATES FOR PUBLIC HEALTH WORK  AN ANALYSIS BY THE BUREAU OF LEGAL MEDICINE AND LEGISLATIONFor the fiscal year ending June 30, 1942, the sum of $11,000,000 has been made available by the Congress to assist states, counties, health districts and other political subdivisions of the states in establishing and maintaining adequate public health activities, including the training of personnel for state and local public health work.1 Under the provisions of the Social Security Act, as amended, the Surgeon General of the United States Public Health Service, with the approval of the Federal Security Administrator, is required to allot the money made available for grants for public health work on the basis of (1) the population, (2) special health problems and (3) the financial needs of the respective states. Regulations have now been issued providing for the distribution of this federal money.2Twenty-seven and five-tenths