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Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Wasco County Records Inventory

Health and Human Services Records

1860-[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.

Wasco County shares mental health, developmental disabilities, and alcohol and drug abuse programs with Sherman and Hood River Counties. The central administrative records of these programs are located in the Center for Living Administrative Office in The Dalles. Members of the county courts of Wasco, Gilliam, and Sherman, along with lay people meet as a combined Board of Health.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Human Services Records [includes requests for payment of indigent health care, petitions for relief, and relief program administration records], 1860-1904 (.25 cu.ft.).

Records at the Wasco County Courthouse, Clerk's Vault:
County Indust. Farm [Industrial Farm and Hospital Reports and Attachments], 1930-1972 (.85 cu.ft.).

Records at the Wasco County Courthouse Annex Building, Public Health Department Office Room 116:
North Central Public Health District [Board of Health Records-includes minutes], 2008-present (1 binder).

Records at the Wasco County Courthouse Annex Building, Public Health Department Basement Storage Room:
[North Central Public Health District Board of Health Records-includes minutes], 2008-present (.20 cu.ft.).

Records at the Mid-Columbia Center for Living Administrative Office (The Dalles):
[Board Minutes-Tri-County Mental Health-served Wasco, Hood River, and Sherman Counties], 1987-1994 (.20 cu.ft.);
Quadra-County Mental Health Board [Meeting Records-includes minutes, exhibits, and related records], 1996-2008 (14 binders);
[Quadra-County Mental Health Board Minutes-served Wasco, Hood River, Gilliam, and Sherman Counties], 1994-1995 (.20 cu.ft.);
Tri-County Mental Health Board [Meeting Records-includes minutes, exhibits, and related records-serves Wasco, Hood River, and Sherman Counties], 2008-present (2 binders).

Records at the Wasco County Commission on Children and Families Office:
Commission Minutes [Commission on Children and Families Meeting Packets-includes minutes], 2008-present (4 binders).

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