Box 3, Folder 15, Document 27

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EUGENE T . BRANCH. Chairma,1 ,;j 1hr: Boctr,J ,;/ f)irt!1..'l<'r.\
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DUANE W. BECK.
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6 November 1969
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The Honorable Sam Massell, Jr.
Pryor Street, S. W.
Atlanta, Georgia
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Dear Mr. Massell:
We would like to add our congratulations to the many you have
been receiving, on your election. We should also like to add our
pledge of support and cooperation in your efforts to keep Atlanta
a great and evolving city.
As you know, the Community Council of the Atlanta Area has had
an organizational grant from the Department of Health, Education,
and Welfare to bring into being a new agency for "comprehensive
areawide health planning" for the six-county metropolitan area.
The basic work is larg ely complete. A 52-member " Metropolitan
Atlanta Council for Health" has been established, a detailed
proposal for a five-year work program has been prepared and submitted,
and an organizational structure for carrying out comprehensive
health planning has been created.
However, a number of new r and rather bold departures from tradition
have been made , in an effort to implement, fully, the vision of
Public Law 89- 749, the "Partnership for Health" act. Th ese involve,
in particular, an enhanced role for MACLOG in coordinating health
planning with other major planning activities, and real and
meaningful participation in planning and decision-making by poor
and black citizens of the community .
Your g uidance and help in both these areas are urgently needed.
It is not an exaggeration to say that two or three decisions by
you, now, can have an extremely important impact, not only on the
success of health planning in this metropolitan area, but also on
race relations in all aspects of community life, and even on the
threatened "abolish Atlanta" movement. Howard Atherton is giving
his full backing to the proposals we would like to place before you.
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BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Cecil Alexander
Ivan Allen, 111
Luther Alverson
Rolph A. Beck
Eugene T. Branch
Napier Bur,on, Jr , M. D
W . L. Calloway
Bradley Currey, Jr.
Campbell Dosher
• Albert M. Davis, M. D.
Rav J. Efird
Jock P. Etheridge
Rufus J. Evans, M D.
Robert L. Foreman Jr.
Jomes P. Furniss
Donald H Gore1s
Lorry L Geller~tedt, Jr.
Mrs. Thor,10s H. G1b,;,1n
H. M. Gloster
John Godwm, M. D.
Elliott Goldstein
Vivion Henderson
Mr,. Hc-len Howard
William', Howland
Mrs. Edmund W Hughes
Horry E. Ingram
John Izard
Joseph W Jones
Wolter M. Mitchell
Phil Normore
A B Padgett
Mrs. Rhodes L Perdue
J Will am Pinbton, Jr
W R. Pruitt
T O Vinson , M. D.
Rev. Allrsor, Williams
John C. Wilson
ADVISORY BOARD
J. G. Bradbury
Jomes V. Carmichael
R. Howard Dobbs, Jr
Edwin I. Hatch
Boisfeu i Ilet Jones
Mills B. Lone Jr.
William W Moore, Jr., M . D.
Lucien E Oliver
W. A. Porker, Sr.
Richard H R,ch
John A. S,bley
Lee Tolley
Elbert P Tutt le
William C Wardlow, Jr.
George W. Woodruff
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If at all possible, we would like to see you for about 45 minutes
some ti me during the next ten days to fill you in on the details.
You may recall that one of us (RBL) at your September 17th talk
to the Emory-Grady Family Planning Clinic staff brought up the
question of planning versus crisis-meeting. Your answer stressed
the importance of planning to prevent crises. We believe this
is such an opportunity.
Sincerely yours,
A. B. Padgett, hairman pro tem,
Metropolitan Atlanta Council
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Comprehensive Areawide He alth
Planning
Encl : statement on compreh ensive areawi de
health planning
n ews letters (Nos. 1 apd 6)

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