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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

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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

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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."




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