The rural health officer has had his administrative problems in communicable disease control somewhat simplified in recent years by the improved organization of community groups interested in this problem. There is a trend in rural areas toward organization of many professional and lay groups on a county-wide basis and toward thinking in terms of county problems. These larger groups show improved leadership as well as a broader interest in community affairs. They encompass many fields and develop programs in the areas of education, health, recreation and other related subjects. The health officer is taking advantage of this trend to work out solutions to communicable disease problems, as well as to educate the people in his jurisdiction.
MAJOR GROUPS CONCERNED IN RURAL COMMUNICABLE DISEASE CONTROL
1. The County Medical Society.—County medical societies are showing improved membership and through committees are taking an active