The federal Council on Health Promotion and Disease Prevention began work this week, and Sen. Orrin Hatch says it should be "a catalyst for reaching the goal of the eradication of disease."

Dr. A. Garth Fisher of Brigham Young University is a council member. Hatch, R-Utah, said Fisher, an expert in nutrition and physical fitness, has a background that will "greatly assist in the council's goals."The group is to write a report in 18 months, making an inventory of federal, state, local and private health programs.

The list will tell the Department of Health and Human Services "which work and those that don't," Hatch said.