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Good Health Comes to Those Who Fight for it

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Creator:
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum
East of the River Health Association
Subject:
Anacostia Community Museum
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum
East of the River Health Network
East of the River Health Association
Physical description:
3 open reel 1/2 inch video recording
Culture:
African American
Type:
Video recordings
Interviews
Meetings
Place:
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.)
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
1970
Circa 1970s
Notes:
Title transcribed from opening credits of video recording.
East of the River Health Network management team pulled together residents of the East of the River community to contribute to the development of an effective prepaid group health plan for residents living East of the River. Their responsibility included the development of a new health care delivery system in terms of providing comprehensive and personalized health care services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week as needed to all residents who wish to participate in the program. East of the River residents, who participated in the new health care delivery system, prepaid for health care services either directly or indirectly through a third-party arrangement with emphasis on preventive health care.
Summary:
Members of the East of the River Health Network staff and board, and members of the community review of the physical facilities committee's report for a new healthcare center and the benefits package committee report covering health care plan options for East of the River neighborhoods (wards 7 and 8 of Washington, D.C.). They also introduce themselves. Interviews with East of the River Health Network staff members who explain the mission and role of East of the River Health Network in the community, their individual job responsibilites, and a plan for the East of the River Health Network's first healthcare facility. Rudy Sellers, Executive Director, explains the goals of East of the River Health Network management team and East of the River neighborhood demographics. Dr. Deborah Marcus, the Medical Director, discusses her goals for hiring staff, health care philosophy, development of a medical program, and work with the community.
Board meeting and interviews. Part of ACM Museum Events, PR, and Ceremonies Recordings. AV003100: edited footage of board meeting and interviews with credit title cards at beginning and end of recording. AV000805: staff member interviews and credit title cards [also on recording from 001143 - 002511: Black Leaders '73]. AV000810: staff interviews and board meeting. Undated.
Cite as:
Good Health Comes to Those Who Fight for it, Record Group AV09-023, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Topic:
Neighborhoods
African American neighborhoods
African Americans
Social history
Community organization
Medical care
Health maintenance organizations
Health planning
Health insurance
Local number:
ACMA AV003100
ACMA AV000805
ACMA AV000810
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Anacostia Community Museum Archives
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