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NEWS OF AFFILIATED SOCIETIES AND BRANCHES APHA Affiliated Societies and Branches Society and Secretary ALABAMA PUBLIC HEALTH ASSOCIATION, Ralph NEVADA PUBLIC HEALTH ASSOCIATION, Mrs. Elaine Roberts, State Health Dept., Montgomery Walbroek, 101 W. Arroya, Reno ARIZONA PUBLIC HEALTH ASSOCIATION, Verona NEW JERSEY PUBLIC HEALTH ASSOCIATION, Waldo Massey, State Dept. of Public Health, Phoenix McNutt, M.P.H., Delaware River Drive, Frenchtown ARKANSAS PUBLIC HEALTH ASSOCIATION, Mrs. NEW MEXICO PUBLIC HEALTH ASSOCIATION, Vada Russell, State Health Dept. Bldg., Little Rock Daniel T. Marley, P. 0. Box 8066, Albuquerque CALIFORNIA, NORTHERN PUBLIC HEALTH ASSO- NEW YORK CITY, PUBLIC HEALTH ASSOCIATION CIATION, Mrs. Joan Davis, City Health Dept., San Jose OF, Frances Ann McVey, 4317 Robinson St., Flushing CALIFORNIA, SOUTHERN, PUBLIC HEALTH ASSO- 55, N. Y. CIATION, Dorothea Hansen, City Health Dept., Los NEW YORK STATE PUBLIC HEALTH ASSOCIATION, Angeles 12 Carline Millicac, Rochester Regional Office, State COLORADO PUBLIC HEALTH ASSOCIATION, Alice Health Dept., Rochester de Bruyn Kops, 4660 S. Delaware, Englewood NORTH CAROLINA PUBLIC HEALTH ASSOCIATION, CONNECTICUT PUBLIC HEALTH ASSOCIATION, Robert W. Brown, Box 7525, Asheville Shirley Thayer, R.N., 61 Arnold Way, West Hartford 7 NORTH DAKOTA PUBLIC HEALTH ASSOCIATION, CUBAN PUBLIC HEALTH SOCIETY, Dr. Raphael Calvo Alice H. Peterson, M.D., State Dept. of Health, Bis- Fonseca, Calle 19 No. 511 Altos Vedado, Havana marck FLORIDA PUBLIC HEALTH ASSOCIATION, Everett H. OHIO PUBLIC HEALTH ASSOCIATION, Mrs. June Williams, Jr., P. 0. Box 210, Jacksonville O'Donnell, 3516 Braddock St., Dayton GEORGIA PUBLIC HEALTH ASSOCIATION, Mrs. OKLAHOMA PUBLIC HEALTH ASSOCIATION, Bill Martha Power, State Health Dept., Atlanta 3 Burk, 3400 North Eastern, Oklahoma City HAWAII PUBLIC HEALTH ASSOCIATION, Martin OREGON PUBLIC HEALTH ASSOCIATION, Muriel Covitz, 1018 Lunalilo Street, Honolulu David, City Bureau of Health, 203 N.E. 28th Ave., IDAHO PUBLIC HEALTH ASSOCIATION, Ralph Car- Portland penter, 129 N. Capitol Blvd., Boise PENNSYLVANIA PUBLIC HEALTH ASSOCIATION, ILLINOIS PUBLIC HEALTH ASSOCIATION, William J. Emma J. Petach. R.N., 324 N. Second St., Harrisburg Hixon, Evanston Health Dept., Evanston PUERTO RICO PUBLIC HEALTH ASSOCIATION, Mrs. INDIANA PUBLIC HEALTH ASSOCIATION, Malcolm Mae de Acin, Apartado 211, San Juan 2 J. McLelland, State Board of Health, Indianapolis SOUTH CAROLINA PUBLIC HEALTH ASSOCIATION, IOWA PUBLIC HEALTH ASSOCIATION, Lloyd Coe, Emily Anne Easterling, Richmond County Health Dept., Iowa Hospital Association. 1012 Liberty Bldg., Des Columbia Moines SOUTH DAKOTA PUBLIC HEALTH ASSOCIATION, KANSAS PUBLIC HEALTH ASSOCIATION, W. W. Wil- Alice Brady, R.N., State Dept. of Health, Pierre more, Kansas Tuberculosis and Health Assn., 1134 TENNESSEE PUBLIC HEALTH ASSOCIATION, C. B. Topeka Ave., Topeka Tucker, M.D., State Dept. of Health, 420 Sixth Ave., KENTUCKY PUBLIC HEALTH ASSOCIATION, Miss N., Nashville Peggy Fisher, 275 E. Main St., Frankfort TEXAS PUBLIC HEALTH ASSOCIATION, Joseph N. LOUISIANA PUBLIC HEALTH ASSOCIATION, A. G. Murphy, Jr., State Dept. of Health, Austin Owens, P. 0. Box 1872, Monroe UTAH PUBLIC HEALTH ASSOCIATION, Katherine MARYLAND PUBLIC HEALTH ASSOCIATION, Brandon, M.D., P. 0. Box 25, Foothill Station, Salt C. Murray Wylie, M.D., 615 North Wolfe St., Balti. Lake Citv more 5. Md. VIRGINIA PUBLIC HEALTH ASSOCIATION, Robert M. MASSACHUSETTS PUBLIC HEALTH ASSOCIATION, Parker, 401 Colley Ave., Norfolk 7 Mrs. Elizabeth K. Caso, Dept. of Health, Cambridge WASHINGTON STATE PUBLIC HEALTH ASSOCIA- MICHIGAN PUBLIC HEALTH ASSOCIATION, Howard TION, Vance McCallister, 1509 Public Safety Bldg., Hilton, Washtenaw County Health Dept., County Bldg., Seattle 4, Wash. Ann Arbor WEST VIRGINIA PUBLIC HEALTH ASSOCIATION, MINNESOTA PUBLIC HEALTH ASSOCIATION, D. S. Mrs. Katherine L. Brown, State Dept. of Health, Fleming, M.D., State Dept. of Health, University Cam- Charleston 5 pus, Minneapolis WISCONSIN ASSOCIATION FOR PUBLIC HEALTH, MISSISSIPPI PUBLIC HEALTH ASSOCIATION, H. E. Paul Weis, RR No. 2, Waunakee Boone, P. 0. Box 1700. Jackson WYOMING PUBLIC HEALTH ASSOCIATION, Lee MISSOURI PUBLIC HEALTH ASSOCIATION, Mfrs. Holder, P. 0. Box 2203, Cheyenne Nadia Craver, 5th Fl., State Office Bldg., Jefferson City MIDDLE STATES BRANCH, APHA, Thelma Luther, MONTANA PUBLIC HEALTH ASSOCIATION, Thomas Dept. of Health, Des Moines 19, Iowa S. Willett, Montana Public Health District 1. Hardin SOUTHERN BRANCH, APHA, M. L. McDonald, Dallas NEBRASKA PUBLIC HEALTH ASSOCIATION, Mrs. Health Museum, Dallas 24, Tex. Jack Carey, Lincoln Dairy Council, 620 Sharp Bldg., WESTERN BRANCH, APHA, Robert G. Beaumier, 1309 Lincoln, Neb. Smith Tower, Seattle. Wash. Wyoming: New But With a History of interest and base of membership the committee recognized that it was grow- The Wyoming Public Health Associa- ing into a public health association, and tion, one of APHA's new Affiliated officially organized as such in June, Societies, is more a reactivated than a 1949. The first WPHA remained an brand new organization. Its seed, active group until the middle Fifties. sowed in the early Forties, was the The inactivity which followed was due State Nutrition Committee of the State less to loss of interest than to the loss Council of Defense. In 1945 this be- of key leaders of WPHA through per- came the State Health and Nutrition sonnel changes. Committee. But with a widening scope In 1960 a group favoring WPHA's APRIL, 1961 611 reactivation conducted a survey of both (six, courtesy of the Honolulu Chamber professional and lay people in Wyoming of Commerce); the mainland responded to determine the extent of latent interest with some 100, accounting for a little in the state for reviving the society. less than a third of those attending the Of the respondents the majority said PPPHC. they would like to see the association At the first of four scientific sessions active again and would themselves share Alexander Spoehr, Ph.D., D.Sc., direc- in its work if it were reestablished. tor, Bernice P. Bishop Museum. Hono- In line with its objective of being an lulu, spoke on "Public Health and An- active organization for all people inter- thropology in the Pacific Islands Area." ested in health matters, WPHA has lost Noting first that in method and outlook Ino time in coming to the forefront in "public health and anthropology share Wyoming with a contribution to public certain points which lead to a measure health. It was joint participant with of congeniality between the two disci- the Utah and Colorado affiliates in Feb- plines," Dr. Spoehr then spoke of the ruary of the APHA-Western Branch- possibilities for more joint acti-ities in University of California sponsored Semi- helping the Pacific Islanders achieve nar on Cardiovascular Disease at Salt better health status. In hinterland areas, Lake City. WPHA was also able to pro- for example, modern therapy is fairly vide some scholarships for state resi- readily accepted, but traditional con- dents who attended the seminar. cepts of the causes and nature of dis- WPHA has planned the Wyoming ease are very resistant to change. The Health Conference, to be held in May, latter often bar the introduction of prac- which will comprise the first annual tices designed to improve community meeting of the association. The aim is health. In towns "the need is for as- to bring as many agencies and inter- sembling basic descriptive data on de- ested persons as possible together to dis- mography, on geographic, economic and cuss health problems and needs and social change, and on the collection of to recommend action to appropriate -arious kinds of statistical information agencies. which can serve for effective planning, At last report WPHA had 123 mem- of health services." bers including persons from industry, At the second session. Berwvn. F. official health agencies, voluntary or- Mattison, M.D., executive director. ganizations, education. medicine. the APHA, brought the Association's greet- military, hospitals, and many private ings and presided. Speakers were citizens interested in promoting commu- George V. Moorehead, public health nity health. educator, Hawaii Department of Health. who put the state's public health pro- Hawaii and Pan Pacific Conference gram into historical perspective; E. K. Chung-Hoon, M.D., chief of medical Hawaii Public Health Association services, Division of Hansen's Disease, turned its annual meeting into a hands- Hawaii Department of Health; and E. J. across-the-sea forum in 1960 with the Morgan of Honolulu's Board of Water sponsoring assistance of APHA. This Supply, who spoke on Oahu's artesian took form as the Pan Pacific Public water supply system. Health Conference held in Honolulu. Another session was given over to November 6-7. It immediately followed panels on "Studies to Appraise Our the 88th Annual Meeting of APHA, al- Environment" and "Arteriosclerosis lowing two days for travel time. Hawaii Studies in Hawaii." The former dealt had sent 16 delegates to San Francisco with plague, encephalitis, and-man is 612 VOL. 51. NO. 4, A.J.P.H. AFFILIATED SOCIETIES AND BRANCHES not the culprit here-air pollution dur- Other panel members, Herman Hille- ing volcanic eruption; the latter was boe, M.D., New York, Richard K. C. concerned with bovine arteriosclerosis Lee, host health officer, and Dr. Matti- as well as with human atherosclerosis. son, discussed the urgency of long-term Both panels drew for their experts on planning, the development of priorities, the state health department staff. the need for research, and the prepara- The concluding session was a panel tioIn of more personnel. The topics of on "Looking Ahead in Public Health." panelists Dorothy Devereux, R.N., mem- This was used as an occasion both for ber of Hawaii's House of Representa- summarizing the presentations at the tives, and Richard Voyer, an attorney four sessions and for the presentation of from Texas, included interpersonal rela- papers. One of these was given by Nils tions, the significance of group judg- P. Larsen, M.D., medical advisor, ment in planning, research and opera- Hawaiian Sugar Planters' Association. tion. and the value of health councils. He exemplified some of the expensive Royce Higa, executive secretary, Tu- community problems that are wide- berculosis Association, County of Hawaii, spread enough to make them public was succeeded as president of HPHA health hazards: alcoholism, affecting by Leo Bernstein, M.D., M.P.H., deputy families and industry; narcotic drug director of health, Hawaii Department addiction; family planning gaps; en- of Health. Other officers for 1960-1961 vironmental health barriers including are: smog. fall-out, and urban sprawl; prob- Vice-President-George Fernandes lems of old age, including need for Secretary-Martin B. Covitz, M.P.H., health encouraging low-rent community hous- educator, Hawaii Heart Association, Hono- ing; and the need for well qualified and lutlu Treasurer-David Bowvers, executive director. experienced personnel and for a critical Tuberculosis and Health Association. Hono- wvell informed citizenship. lmmlu APHA Menibership Blank on Page XLIX In Preparation for the 1961 Polio Season Communicable Disease Center, Atlanta, Ga., will make available in "reasonable number" a new brochure entitled "Babies and Breadwinners." This is the theme for the proposed 1961 Neighborhood Polio Vaccination Campaign which has been based on the recommendations made in January bv the Surgeon General's Advisory Committee on Poliomyelitis Control (see page 641, this issue). Surgeon General Luther L. Terry calls it "A community action plan to stimulate vaccinations of infants and young parents, particularly in low-income areas." APRIL, 1961 613
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