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West Bay Health Systems Agency administrative records
MSS 83-15  
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The collection contains the administrative records of the West Bay Health Systems Agency from 1976-1983.
With the passage of Public Law 93-641, the Bay Area Comprehensive Health Planning Agency began activities to develop a Health Systems Agency based on a nine county health service area. Area #4 was established for Marin, San Francisco and San Mateo Counties. Several groups applied for designation as Area #4 agency, and a compromise was reached between the Boards of Supervisors of Marin, San Francisco and San Mateo counties and the Comprehensive Health Planning Councils in Marin and San Mateo counties, and on June 16, 1976, the Agency was incorporated. The West Bay Health Systems Agency was fully designated by the Department of Health, Education and Welfare (DHEW) as the Health Systems Agency for the three counties on January 19, 1979. A first goal of developing a Health systems plan ("community / population based planning for the whole person") took the initial activity of the Agency. This was followed by implementation of the plan which would encompass review, comment and approval of "not only numbers of beds, but capital expenditures, federal funds for health coming into the area and the appropriateness of existing services." Implementation was carried out through meetings of advisory groups (consumers and providers of health care) and the gathering of information, both statistical and textual. All of these are represented in the West Bay records. The decline in funding support led to the dissolution of the Agency in July 1983, at which time the administrative records (with the exception of several series) came to UCSF Special Collections.
191.25 linear feet (153 cartons)
Copyright has not been assigned to the Library & Center for Knowledge Management. All requests for permission to publish or quote from material must be submitted in writing to the UCSF Archivist. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Library & Center for Knowledge Management as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.
Collection is open for research.