City of Houston Department of Public Health and Planning records

Identity elements

Reference code

IC 029

Level of description

Collection

Title

City of Houston Department of Public Health and Planning records

Date(s)

  • 1982-2006 (Creation)

Extent

1.75 cubic feet (5 boxes)

Name of creator

Administrative history

Houston Health Department Office of Planning, Evaluation, and Research for Effectiveness (OPERE) (2006), “comprises epidemiologists, statisticians, and GIS analysts who collaborate with . . . partners within and outside the department for research, analysis, interpretation, and sharing of information on health issues that affect our communities”. The Houston Health Department operates several community health centers and provides information on assistance with various health needs, including PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis) for those at elevated risk of contracting HIV, or PEP (post-exposure prophylaxis) for those who may recently have been exposed).

Content and structure elements

Scope and content

The City of Houston Department of Public Health and Planning collection contains annual reports, Houston health objectives, Wards data book, AIDS 1991, epidemiology notes, HealthScape, vital statistics, AIDS surveillance report, Health of Houston, and other papers and printed materials.

Subjects: public health, HIV/AIDS

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Conditions of access and use elements

Conditions governing access

This collection is unrestricted.

Physical access

Materials are in good condition.

Technical access

Conditions governing reproduction

Copyright restrictions may apply.

Languages of the material

  • English

Scripts of the material

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Finding aids

None.

Acquisition and appraisal elements

Custodial history

Deed-5

Immediate source of acquisition

Source is unknown.Assumed to be the creator.

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Accruals

No accruals are expected for this collection.

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Specialized notes

  • Citation: City of Houston Dept. of Public Health and Planning Department records; IC 029; John P. McGovern Historical Collections and Research Center, Houston Academy of Medicine-Texas Medical Center Library. Please cite the box and folder numbers where appropriate.

Alternative identifier(s)

TARO

00046

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