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Guide to the Health Care Council of Orange County Records MS.R.096
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  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Accruals
  • Processing History
  • Historical Background
  • Bibliography
  • Collection Scope and Content Summary
  • Collection Arrangement
  • Separation Note
  • Processing Note
  • Related Collections

  • Title: Health Care Council of Orange County records
    Identifier/Call Number: MS.R.096
    Contributing Institution: Special Collections and Archives, University of California, Irvine Libraries
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 27.2 Linear feet (25 boxes) and 11 unprocessed linear feet
    Date (bulk): Bulk, 1986-2006
    Date (inclusive): 1974-2010
    Abstract: The collection documents the activities of the Health Care Council (HCC) of Orange County, California, a coalition of health-related organizations that works to improve access to healthcare services for all Orange County residents. Because HCC staff members serve as advocates and advisors for many health-related and community services task forces and committees, the collection contains materials on a wide spectrum of community organizations and concerns in Orange County.
    Creator: Health Care Council of Orange County (Calif.).

    Access

    The collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    Property rights reside with the University of California. Copyrights are retained by the creators of the records and their heirs. For permissions to reproduce or to publish, please contact the Head of Special Collections and Archives.

    Preferred Citation

    Health Care Council of Orange County Records. MS-R096. Special Collections and Archives, The UC Irvine Libraries, Irvine, California. Date accessed.
    For the benefit of current and future researchers, please cite any additional information about sources consulted in this collection, including permanent URLs, item or folder descriptions, and box/folder locations.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Felix A. Schwarz, Health Care Council Director, 2002, 2006, 2007, 2008. Additional gift, 2012.

    Accruals

    Accruals are expected.

    Processing History

    Processed by Cyndi Shein, 2008.

    Historical Background

    The Health Care Council (HCC) of Orange County, California is a coalition of over one hundred health-related organizations that work to strengthen families, protect children, preserve the independence of older adults, treat the uninsured and under-insured working poor, prevent substance abuse, ease the suffering of the ill, and improve access to healthcare services for all Orange County residents. HCC's definition of "health" includes health education, disease prevention, medical treatment and rehabilitation, and also considers socioeconomic factors such as poverty, employment, transportation, housing, and literacy.
    The United Way of Orange County, California founded the United Way Health Care Task Force (UWHCTF) in 1986 in response to the healthcare shortage created by Orange County's economic crisis. The task force evolved into HCC. HCC dissolved its partnership with United Way and was incorporated as a California Corporation in January 1994. HCC became a 501(c)(3) non-profit, public benefit corporation in October 1996 and is funded by foundation grants, service contracts, and contributions.

    Bibliography

    Health Care Council of Orange County. "About Us." Health Care Council of Orange County: 2006. http://www.healthoc.com/aboutus.html (accessed April 7, 2008).

    Collection Scope and Content Summary

    The collection comprises the records of the Health Care Council (HCC) of Orange County, a coalition of health-related organizations that works to improve the health of Orange County residents. The collection documents the establishment and operations of the HCC and its predecessor, the United Way Health Care Task Force (UWHCTF), as well as the broad scope of its directors' activities. It provides a wealth of studies and summaries about the health of Orange County residents and their access to health care services. Materials are rich in information concerning Orange County's health care services and needs, including important contextual information on influential factors such as poverty, affordable housing, health insurance, legislative issues, nursing education, transportation, literacy, and Orange County's 1994 bankruptcy.
    Because HCC staff members serve as advocates and advisors for many task forces and committees, the collection contains materials on a wide spectrum of community organizations in Orange County. Materials include documentation on the Countywide Needs Assessment Project, Orange County Health Needs Assessment (OCHNA), Action Plan Project, Families and Communities Together (FaCT), Family Preservation and Support Program, Orange County Immunization Coalition (OCIC), All Kids Count, Older Adults and Persons with Disabilities Committee, Caring Connections Program, Senior Citizens Advisory Council, Health and Welfare Task Force, Community Service Task Group, Partnership for Responsible Public Policy, and many more.
    Materials include meeting agendas, minutes, agreements, correspondence, notes, reports, subject files, resource files, strategic and fiscal plans, project budgets, and informational publications from various organizations.

    Collection Arrangement

    This collection is arranged in seven series.
    • Series 1. Administrative records, 1986-2008. 1.8 linear feet
    • Series 2. Orange County Health Care Needs Assessment records, 1974-2005. 2.6 linear feet
    • Series 3. Directors' files, 1982-2006. 9.2 linear feet
    • Series 4. Family and children's services files, 1995-2005. 1 linear foot
    • Series 5. Grant and funding files, 1987-2007. 4.0 linear feet
    • Series 6. Seniors' services files, 1996-2006. 4.0 linear feet
    • Series 7. Welfare reform files, 1995-2004. 1.6 linear feet

    Separation Note

    Several publications were removed from this collection, shelved separately in Special Collections and Archives, and cataloged in the online catalog, ANTPAC.

    Processing Note

    Electronic records donated on floppy disks were printed or refreshed and migrated to CD-ROMs; floppy disks were not retained.

    Related Collections

    Health Care Matters, the newsletter of the Health Care Council of Orange County, has been shelved separately in Special Collections and Archives and cataloged in ANTPAC.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Health Care Council of Orange County (Calif.) -- Archives..
    United Way Health Care Task Force (Orange Co., Calif.).
    Medical care -- California -- Orange County -- History -- Sources.
    Public health -- California -- Orange County -- History -- Sources