On November 14 the formation of an Inter-Association Committee on Health was announced.
Six national associations, the American Dental Association, the American Hospital Association, the American Medical Association, the American Nurses Association, the American Public Health Association and the American Public Welfare Association have joined forces to study and attempt to find solutions to the many problems connected with health in the United States. These are the associations most vitally concerned with the delivery of medical care in all its aspects.
The first meeting was held July 20, 1949 and was called by the American Medical Association. The Hospital, Medical, Public Health and Public Welfare associations were represented. At this meeting it was decided to issue invitations to the Dental and Nurses associations to join in this project. All six associations took part in the second meeting on August 20, when it was decided that a more or less permanent