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The C. Everett Koop Papers

[Notes on the Surgeon General's report on AIDS] pdf (64,704 Bytes) transcript of pdf
[Notes on the Surgeon General's report on AIDS]
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1986-09 (September 1986)
[United States. Public Health Service. Office of the Surgeon General]
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AIDS, the Surgeon General, and the Politics of Public Health
Box Number: 54
Folder Number: 5b
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Series: Sequential Files
SubSeries: September 1986
Folder: S. G.'s Report on Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndroms (Drafts)
The Surgeon General's Report on AIDS
In February 1986 President Reagan, during a visit to HHS, charged the Surgeon General with the responsibility to develop a report on AIDS. This report was to be directed to the American people and to provide them with the facts on AIDS and its transmissibility.
In March the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) detailed Dr. Michael Samuels to the Office of the Surgeon General to assist Dr. Koop in developing the report. HRSA also detailed a full-time secretary, Mrs. Doris Martin, to the project and committed to any assistance required. OASH arranged to tap agencies for a modest travel budget.
The project approach has been to seek consultation with as many concerned groups as possible. To date the Surgeon General has personally met with:
National Hemophilia Foundation
U.S. Conference of Local Health Officials
National Association of County Health Officials
American Medical Association
AIDS Action Council
American Red Cross
American Dental Association
Health Insurance Institute
American Council of Life Insurance
U.S. Catholic Conference
National Council of Churches
Washington Business Group on Health
Association of State and Territorial Health Officials
Meetings have been scheduled with:
American Nurses Association
National Coalition of Black Lesbians and Gays
National Minority AIDS Council
National Association of Secondary School Principals
National Association of Elementary School Principals
National Association of State Boards of Education
American Federation of Teachers
National Educational Association
American Osteopathic Association
This series of meetings with a broad spectrum of organizations will provide invaluable insights into all issues and concerns regarding AIDS. The relationships established by these meetings will also provide a support mechanism for wide scale dissemination and acceptance of the report.
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