The clinic became selfsufficient in 10 months after a small startup grant from the Tennessee Mid-South Regional Medical Program
. No insurance reimbursement was applied for.
His service to the state was exemplified by his key role in the development of the West Virginia Regional Medical Program
during the presidency of Lyndon Johnson in the 1960s.
Jerry also became a member of the Iowa Comprehensive Health Planning Council and a board member of the Iowa Regional Medical Program
Winthrop Rockefeller from 1967-70, advising him on health matters, then became associate coordinator for the Arkansas Regional Medical Program
Braiker began her career as a Social Worker for Aid to Families with Dependent Children, carrying a case load of 70 families, and as a Public Relations Specialist for Regional Medical Programs
at the University of California in San Francisco.