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November 10, 1961 - Image 8

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1961-11-10

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'■ Council of Federations Issues Report on Health Planning Study

Council of Jewish Federations
and Welfare Funds issued a re-
port containing a number of rec-
ommendations for improving the
care of the greatly increasing
numbers of aged and chronically
ill through community-wide co-
ordination of medical and nurs-
ing resources.
The report, highly lauded by
U.S. Surgeon General Luther L.
Terry, is the result of an inten-
sive four-year study sponsored
by the Council's Health Planning
Committee, directed by Dr. Franz
GoIdmann, former professor of
Public Health at Harvard and an
international authority in' the
field. The Council's research

study was financed in part by
the United States Public Health
The report is designed to serve
as a blueprint 'for local commu-
nity action. Though based on
studies made in Jewish hospitals,
nursing homes and welfare agen-
cies, it deals with problems com-
mon to all welfare councils, pub-
lic health departments, commu-
nity planning bodies and medical
One hundred and eighty-seven
hospitals, special institutions for
the long-term sick, homes for the
aged, family service and voca-
tional service agencies, and wel-
fare federations under Jewish
auspices cooperated in the re-

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search on which this study is
based. Fifteen premilinary re-
ports were issued at various
stages in the study. The key rec-
ommendations of the final, pub-
lished report are:
1. That the functions of gen-
eral hospitals be expanded to
include responsibility for acute
hospital services for the chronic
sick, for more cooperation be-
tween hospitals, long-term institu-
tions and social agencies, and
for the extension of hospital
skills to chronic disease before,
during and after hospitalization.
2. That the function of homes
for the aged be converted into
service for the long-term care of
physically and mentally impaired

adults, and that a variety of other
community services must be de-
veloped for the care of the
healthy aged.
3. That organized home care
programs require vast expansion;
that systematic plans for inter-
agency and inter-professional co-
operation be developed; and that
new patterns of association with
government, insurance organiza-
tions and commercial enterprises
must be developed by voluntary,
non-profit agencies and institu-
Louis- Stern of Newark, chair-
man of the Council's Health
Planning Committee, headed a
group of 90 lay and professional
representatives from communities

throughout the country, many of
them with wide experience in
health planning. The report will
be analyzed and discussed by
member federations at a special
session at the Council's General
Assembly to be held in Dallas,
Tex., Nov. 16-19.
Detroit organizations which
participated in the study project
include the Home for Aged, Sinai
Hospital and the Jewish Welfare
Detroiters who served on the
Health Planning Committee in-
clude Edward I. Fleischman, Mil-
ford R. Pregerson, Dr. Julien
Priver, executive director of Sinai
Hospital; Dr. Jack Rom. and Alan
E. Schwartz. -


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