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ERIC Number: ED015809
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Oct-23
Pages: 6
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RESPONSE TO CHALLENGE - NEW PROGRAM DIRECTIONS.
CARTER, LISLE C., JR.
ALTHOUGH ONLY 36 PER CENT OF OUR POPULATION LIVE IN RURAL AREAS, 52 PER CENT OF OUR POOR RESIDE THERE. RURAL INFANT MORTALITY AND RURAL DEATHS FROM INFECTIOUS DISEASES ARE MUCH HIGHER THAN THE NATIONAL AVERAGE, AND RURAL MIGRATORY FARM WORKERS HAVE SIMILARLY HIGH MORTALITY RATES. RURAL AREAS HAVE SUBSTANTIAL SHORTAGES IN ALL HEALTH SERVICES. ALTHOUGH RECENT FEDERAL PROGRAMS HAVE BEEN INITIATED TO ALLEVIATE THESE SHORTAGES, LITTLE PROGRESS HAS BEEN MADE IN IMPLEMENTATION. NOT ONLY IS SKILLED MANPOWER RELUCTANT TO MOVE TO RURAL AREAS, BUT LOCAL RESOURCES, SERVICE DELIVERY SYSTEMS, AND INSTITUTIONAL ARRANGEMENTS ARE VIRTUALLY NONEXISTENT IN MANY AREAS. FEDERAL PROGRAMS OF HEALTH SERVICES WILL HAVE LITTLE CHANCE FOR SUCCESS UNTIL LOCAL INITIATIVE CAN PROVIDE FOUNDATIONAL SUPPORT. THIS SPEECH WAS DELIVERED AT THE NATIONAL OUTLOOK CONFERENCE ON RURAL YOUTH, OCTOBER 23-26, 1967, WASHINGTON, D. C., SPONSORED JOINTLY BY THE U. S. DEPARTMENTS OF AGRICULTURE, HEALTH, EDUCATION, AND WELFARE, INTERIOR, AND LABOR, OEO, AND THE PRESIDENT'S COUNCIL ON YOUTH OPPORTUNITY. (BR)
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Identifiers: Foster Grandparent Program; MEDICAID; MIGRANT HEALTH PROGRAM; PARTNERSHIP FOR HEALTH