Incorporated in 1971, the SFVHC's
purpose was to meet the health needs of the San Fernando Valley by developing programs to
train health personnel. Using the facilities of community hospitals
in the valley, the Consortium provided continuing education for health personnel in
the form of career advancement seminars and workshops on new technology. The collection
primarily consists of minutes and program proposals, and documents the establishment and
development of the Consortium.
The San Fernando Valley Health Consortium (SFVCH) was incorporated in 1971 after members of
the Northeast Valley Health Corporation began discussing the concept of forming a health
consortium to improve minority education, job placement, and health services in the San
Fernando Valley. The Corporation presented a proposal to Dr. James Cleary, President of San
Fernando Valley State College (now CSUN), and in October of 1969, the campus gave full
support to the establishment of a health consortium. Initial funding, in the amount of
$20,000, for the program was donated by the Welfare Planning Commission. It was decided that
RMP would be the main funding agency for the continuation of the program, and the university
would be its central administrative unit.
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