Box 3, Folder 13, Document 59

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The most critical problem facing many of the poor is the
absence of health services. Before an individual can hold a
job or keep one he or she must have good health. Our older
people require better health services and the very young in
poor families. Existing health services meet only a fraction
of the need of poor people.

We recommend:


That Fulton County start a visiting nurse.service for
the many elderly and bedfast who cannot get to Grady

That some decentralization of the health services
now available at Grady be undertaken to make them
more accessible to people and to attempt to ease

the overcrowding there.

Enforce the city code which requires that ambulances
be staffed by a doctor, a registered nurse, or a per-
son with Red Cross First Aid training. Extend the
code to cover the counties which do not have require-

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