General Social Service: Philadelphia

By Leo Stern

Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA), January 1, 1914

This article explains the creation and the structure of Philadelphia's General Social Service Bureau, which does all the Jewish medical social service of the city, both for Jewish hospitals and for Jewish patients in non-Jewish hospitals. The Bureau facilitates information sharing so that hospitals can know when more than one of them is treating the same patient or family, helps direct patients to the medical services most suited to their needs, and administers to social and economic needs in a way that can have a preventive health function. In Bulletin of the National Conference of Jewish Charities 1913-1914, Baltimore, Vol.IV:6, ed. Lee F. Frankel.

Topic: Social Services, Health and Healing, Communal Organization

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Genre: Newsletter

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Stern, Leo. General Social Service: Philadelphia. Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA). 1 January 1914: http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=3188


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