HGAC - Agency (Houston Galveston Area Council) records

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HGAC - Agency (Houston Galveston Area Council) records


  • 1975-1980 (Creation)


1.5 cubic feet (3 boxes)

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Founded in 1966 and funded by the US Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, the H-GAC is the regional planning and oversight organization through which local governments consider issues and cooperate in solving area-wide problems. H-GAC serves thirteen counties in the Houston-Galveston area. The greater HGAC includes departments of community and environmental planning (conservation, historic map collection), data services (geographic, information technology, web development, regional 911); finance and budget; human services (independent living for seniors; job placement; and aid for low-income persons); public services; and transportation.
The Health Systems Agency specifically seeks to promote the development of health systems in the region by determining need, developing an implementation plan, reviewing data, and reviewing applications for assistance. Among their missions “is to facilitate the procurement of goods and services in an open, fair, transparent, and economically competitive environment”.

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The HGAC Agency collection contains applications for Hermann Hospital, St. Luke’s, TCH, THI, Gulf Coast dialysis Center, Methodist, VA Hospital, West Houston Dialysis Center, UT System Cancer Center, and Zimmerman Medical Clinic Dialysis Center. The collection also contains annual reports, general information, spectrum, health service plan, health system plan draft, project review report, copies of the Health Times, newsletters, directory (water damaged), the Area Agency on Aging bulletin, and other related prints.

Subjects: Government, Aging

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This collection is unrestricted.

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Materials are in fair condition with signs of water damage.

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  • English

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Inventory, May 2020.

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