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August 24, 1957


JAMA. 1957;164(17):1927. doi:10.1001/jama.1957.02980170067009

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REPORTS ON HEALTH AGENCIES  Two recent reports, one published by a committee of the American Medical Association and the other by the National Better Business Bureau, Inc., place new emphasis on the expanding role of voluntary health agencies in the health and economy of the nation. The bureau surveyed 284 businesses constituting a cross section of American industry; its report is based on replies from 158 of the firms and on information from 26 national health agencies. The A. M. A. publication is on "Suggested Guides to Relationships Between Medical Societies and Voluntary Health Agencies."

According to the bureau's poll:  —The average company contributes to twice as many national health agencies as it did five years ago.—Nearly all national business firms are supporting these agencies through direct contributions and through United Funds and Community Chests.—Figuring the rising number and amount of contributions to more and more such health

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