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Principal Officials of the
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, EDUCATION, AND WELFARE

Secretary, John W. GARDNER
Under Secretary, WILBUR J. COHEN

STAFF OFFICES

Assistant Secretary for Legislation, Ralph K. Huitt

Assistant Secretary for Education, PAUL A. Miller
Assistant Secretary for Health and Scientific Affairs, Philip R. LEE, M.D.

Assistant Secretary for Program Coordination, William GORHAM
Assistant Secretary for Individual and Family Services, LISLE C. CARTER, JR.
Assistant Secretary for Administration, Donald F. SIMPSON

Comptroller, James F. Kelly
General Counsel, ALANSON W. Willcox

OPERATING AGENCIES

Administration on Aging, WILLIAM D. BECHILL, Commissioner

Office of Education, HAROLD Howe, II, Commissioner
Food and Drug Administration, James L. GODDARD, M.D., Commissioner
Public Health Service, William H. STEWART, M.D., Surgeon General

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

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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, EDUCATION, AND WELFARE

Regional Boundaries and Offices

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Foreword

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

Americans.

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.

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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.

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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

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Teaching materials for a course in disaster survival and emergency medical treatment, are provided free of charge.

PACKAGED DISASTER HOSPITALS

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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

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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

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Research to improve the health of the people of the United States is the mission of the
National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland.

THE CLINICAL CENTER, NIH

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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

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This grant program provides funds to health institutions for building and equipping the costly, complex facilities required for modern health research.

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