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Guide to the Public Health Department Records
2007-001, 2007-004, and 2007-009  
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Description
This collection contains records and documents created by the Public Health Department from 1940 to 2006. The majority of the collection is statistical reports.
Background
Counties were first mandated to care for the county welfare by the state legislature in 1850. The Public Health Department, which has existed as a separate administrative unit from at least 1940, is responsible for assessing community health status, preventing diseas, injury, and premature death, promoting health practices, and collecting vital statistics. In 1993 the department was merged with the County hospital system to become part of the Santa Clara Valley Health and Hospital System (SCVHHS.
Extent
22 archives boxes and 3 unboxed plaques
Restrictions
The Archives can claim physical ownership only for some collections. Users are responsible for securing permission of the copyright holder for publication or quotation.
Availability
Collection is open for research.