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Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Harney County Records Inventory

Health and Human Services Records

1964-[ongoing]

Series documents the activities of the county health and human services programs operated by the county. Series includes narrative or statistical monthly, quarterly, and annual reports or minutes discussing program goals, objectives, and accomplishments. Program areas include public and mental health; juvenile services; adult and family services; women, infant, and child (WIC) services; alcohol and drug abuse; and developmental disabilities. In 1994 the name of the Children and Youth Services Commission was changed to the Commission on Children and Families.

The Health Department in Harney County began in 1938 with the employment of a county nurse. The county also ran a hospital until 1992.

Records at the Harney County Courthouse, Clerk's Office:
County Hospital Minutes, 1988-1992 (.05 cu.ft.);
Health District Board Minutes, 1991 (.05 cu.ft.);
[Hospital Minutes-County], 1993 (.05 cu.ft.).

Records at the Harney County Courthouse, Clerk's Basement Records Room:
Harney County Hospital Minutes, Contracts, and Financial Reports, 1975-1990 (1 cu.ft.);
HCCCF Meeting Archives [Harney County Commission on Children and Families Records-includes minutes], 1991-2000 (.80 cu.ft.);
[Hospital Minutes-County], 1983-1988 (.25 inch of microfilm jackets).

Records at the Harney Behavioral Health Office:
Behavioral Health Advisory Minutes [includes alcohol and drug treatment information and developmental disabilities information until 2002], 2000-present (.25 cu.ft.);
Mental Health Advisory Board Minutes, 1964-1996 (10 binders).

Records at the Harney County Education Service District Annex Building, Commission on Children and Families Office:
Harney County Commission on Children and Families Meeting Minutes, 2001, 2003 (1 binder); 2004-2005 (2 binders).

Records at the Harney County Commission on Children and Families Director's Home Office:
Harney County Commission on Children and Families Meeting Minutes, 2006-present (2 binders).

Records at the Harney County Web Site:
Harney County Comprehensive Plan on Children and Families [PDF], 2008 (Internet).

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