Collection Scope and Content Summary
Title: Health Care Council of Orange County records
Identifier/Call Number: MS.R.096
Special Collections and Archives, University of California, Irvine Libraries
Language of Material:
27.2 Linear feet
(25 boxes) and 11 unprocessed linear feet
Date (bulk): Bulk, 1986-2006
Date (inclusive): 1974-2010
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.
Health Care Council of Orange County (Calif.).
The collection is open for research.
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.
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.
Gift of Felix A. Schwarz, Health Care Council Director, 2002, 2006, 2007, 2008. Additional gift, 2012.
Accruals are expected.
Processed by Cyndi Shein, 2008.
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.
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.
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
Several publications were removed from this collection, shelved separately in Special Collections and Archives, and cataloged
in the online catalog, ANTPAC.
Electronic records donated on floppy disks were printed or refreshed and migrated to CD-ROMs; floppy disks were not retained.
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