THE first step of the Committee for Improvement of Child Health has been a big one. The Committee has drawn up a recommendation for federal support of pediatric education.
This recommendation arises directly out of the Academy's nation-wide two-year Study of Child Health Services and is the first specific action taken by the ICH Committee. It is a step which has not been undertaken lightly. The proposal was drawn up after consideration in two meetings and consultation with deans of medical schools and heads of pediatric departments, officials of the Federal Security Administration and others particularly concerned. The recommendation was then submitted to the Executive Board and received the unanimous approval of the Board at a special meeting in Chicago on February 8, 1948.