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Principal Officials of the
Secretary, John W. GARDNER
Assistant Secretary for Legislation, Ralph K. Huitt
Assistant Secretary for Education, PAUL A. Miller
Assistant Secretary for Program Coordination, William GORHAM
Comptroller, James F. Kelly
Administration on Aging, WILLIAM D. BECHILL, Commissioner
Office of Education, HAROLD Howe, II, Commissioner
Saint Elizabeths Hospital, Dale C. CAMERON, Superintendent
Social Security Administration, ROBERT M. BALL, Commissioner Vocational Rehabilitation Administration, Mary E. SWITZER, Commissioner
Welfare Administration, Ellen Winston, Commissioner
The Department of Health, Education, and Welfare now
operates more than two hundred separate programs to help
people. Few of these programs are carried out entirely by
the Federal Government. Most are partnerships which depend
on the active cooperation and initiative of state and local
governments, non-governmental organizations, and individual
For these programs to produce the full benefit intended
by the Congress, people must know what they are and how they
can be used. That is the purpose of this volume: to provide
basic information on current HEW programs to other participants
in the Federal-State-local partnership.
We hope this compendium will be useful and will welcome
requests for more information about any of the programs
described in the following pages.
John W. Gardner
Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare
FOR COPIES of the individual fact sheets, or information concerning the programs, write to the agencies whose addresses are given at the end of each fact sheet.
OTHER INQUIRIES concerning this book may be directed to Office of Public Information, U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Washington, D.C. 20201.
The National Center for Health Statistics collects and reports statistical information on all aspects of health, to provide a basis for appraising the health of the people as a whole and for planning programs to improve health.
MEDICAL SELF-HELP TRAINING
Teaching materials for a course in disaster survival and emergency medical treatment, are provided free of charge.
PACKAGED DISASTER HOSPITALS
Units of sufficient medical supplies and equipment to establish complete 200-bed general hospitals are stored in strategic locations throughout the country.
NATURAL DISASTER SERVICES
The Public Health Service is prepared to assist an area stricken by a massive disaster when local and State resources are so overwhelmed that the health of survivors is threatened.
National Institutes of Health
NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH
Research to improve the health of the people of the United States is the mission of the
THE CLINICAL CENTER, NIH
The Clinical Center of the National Institutes of Health is a 516-bed research hospital, located in Bethesda, Maryland. Patients must be referred by their private physicians, and each is selected to meet the requirements of a current research project.
HEALTH RESEARCH FACILITIES
This grant program provides funds to health institutions for building and equipping the costly, complex facilities required for modern health research.