Hunter Foundation For Health Care records

Abstract

The Hunter Foundation for Health Care records (dated 1956-1976; 1.3 cubic feet; 4 boxes) comprise meeting minutes, financial records, newsletters, and patient care guidelines that document the formation and work of the Hunter Foundation for Healthcare nonprofit to provide health care to low-income individuals and families in Lexington, Kentucky, and surrounding counties from 1968 to 1972.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Hunter Foundation For Health Care records
Date
1956-1976 (inclusive)
Extent
1.3 Cubic Feet
Subjects
Community Health Services -- Kentucky
Health care issues, costs, and access
Health care reform -- Kentucky
Health facilities -- Kentucky -- Lexington.
Medicine
Medicine -- History
Medicine -- Kentucky -- Lexington
Medicine -- Kentucky -- Fayette County
Nonprofit organizations -- Management
Nonprofit organizations -- Marketing
Arrangement
Collection is arranged by subject.
Finding Aid Author
Humza Anwar and Carol Street
Preferred Citation
1997ms244 : [identification of item], Hunter Foundation for Health Care records, 1956-1976, University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
The Hunter Foundation for Health Care was a nonprofit healthcare delivery model created to address the healthcare needs of low-income families and individuals located in the poorest areas of Lexington, Kentucky, as well as in the surrounding counties. The Foundation worked to achieve medical and dental health care for patients using a subscription model in which patients paid a low-cost monthly subscription and Medicaid and the Office of Economic Opportunity subsidized the remaining costs. Key participants in the Hunter Foundation represented the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, University of Kentucky College of Dentistry, University of Kentucky Medical Center, Northeast Lexington Health Council, East End Center Community Action, Fayette County Health Department, and organizers from the communty.
The Foundation was named in honor of Doctor John Edward Hunter, Sr. (1859-1956) and his son, Doctor Bush Alexander Hunter (1894-1983), who practiced medicine in Lexington from 1889 to 1976. Dr. John Hunter, originally born in Virginia before the Civil War, graduated from Western Reserve University Medical University and moved to Lexington in 1889. He started a private practice and later became the first African American surgeon at St. Joseph Hospital in Lexington. He practiced in Lexington until his retirement in 1952. Doctor Bush A. Hunter graduated from Howard University Medical School and joined his father's practice in 1926 and continued to practice medicine until his retirement in 1976.
Scope and Content
The Hunter Foundation for Health Care records (dated 1956-1976; 1.3 cubic feet; 4 boxes) comprise meeting minutes, financial records, newsletters, and patient care guidelines that document the formation and work of the Hunter Foundation for Healthcare nonprofit to provide health care to low-income individuals and families in Lexington, Kentucky, and surrounding counties from 1968 to 1972. The collection is divided into two series that reflect the work of the Hunter Foundation board and reference materials used by the board for health care and planning purposes. The papers originated from Dr. Joseph Engelbert, who was president of the Hunter Foundation board, and include many of his notes and prepared speeches to the board. The collection also contains a historical summary about the Hunter Foundation for Health Care written by Lawton S. Thomas at University of Michigan in 1976, which was mailed to Dr. Engelbert after the closure of the Hunter Foundation.

Restrictions on Access and Use

Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open to researchers by appointment.
Use Restrictions
The physical rights to the materials in this collection are held by the University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.

Contents of the Collection

Hunter Foundation for Health Care board records, 1968-1972

Hunter Foundation for Health Care bylaws, undated

  • Box 1, folder 1
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Hunter Foundation for Health Care proposal for a health system network for low income families in Fayette County, Kentucky, and the 16 surrounding counties of the Bluegrass Region, 1971

  • Box 1, folder 2
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Hunter Foundation reports, 1972-1973

  • Box 1, folder 3
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Hunter Foundation Board meeting minutes, notices, and notes, 1971-1972

  • Box 1, folder 4
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Hunter Foundation Board correspondence, 1972

  • Box 1, folder 5
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Hunter Foundation Health Center correspondence, 1968-1970

  • Box 1, folder 6
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Hunter Foundation Board directories, 1970-1972

  • Box 1, folder 7
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Hunter Foundation Board appointments and resignations, 1971-1972

  • Box 1, folder 8
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Hunter Foundation Executive Committee meetings, 1972

  • Box 1, folder 9
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Hunter Foundation At-Large Nominating Committee meetings, notes, 1971-1972

  • Box 1, folder 10
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Hunter Foundation Personnel Committee meetings, 1971-1972

  • Box 1, folder 11
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Hunter Foundation Board workshop agenda, presentation, 1972

  • Box 2, folder 1
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Hunter Foundation financial records and grants, 1968-1972

  • Box 2, folder 2
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Hunter Foundation Bulletins, numbers 1-9, 1971-1972

  • Box 2, folder 3
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Health Herald Bulletin, volumes 1-2, 1968-1971

  • Box 2, folder 4
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Let's Keep Well booklet, 1970

  • Box 2, folder 5
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Integrative Problems newsletter, 1974

  • Box 2, folder 6
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Hospital community representative correspondence, 1969

  • Box 2, folder 7
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Press releases and clippings, 1971-1972

  • Box 2, folder 8
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Discussions on the delivery of health care, 1968-1972

  • Box 2, folder 9
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Guides to health training for neighborhood health centers, 1969

  • Box 2, folder 10
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Health Center project log, 1969-1970

  • Box 3, folder 1-2
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Comprehensive Neighborhood Service Center: Health Service Plan, undated

  • Box 3, folder 3
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Family Health Clinic meeting minutes, 1971

  • Box 3, folder 4
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Healthy Neighborhood religious contacts, undated

  • Box 3, folder 5
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Reference materials, 1956-1976

University of Kentucky University Center for the Handicapped Administrative Policies manual, 1975

  • Box 4, folder 1
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Psychiatric Diagnostic and Treatment Center for Children application, 1968

  • Box 4, folder 2
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Judson Health Center, New York, New York, undated

  • Box 4, folder 3
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Mehharry Neighborhood Health Center promotional materials, 1968

  • Box 4, folder 4
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Group Health Plan brochures, 1963

  • Box 4, folder 5
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Health services reference articles, 1956-1970

  • Box 4, folder 6
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Aging reference materials, 1965-1971

  • Box 4, folder 7
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Optimal Healthcare for Mothers and Children, 1967

  • Box 4, folder 8
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Student health organizations reference article, 1968

  • Box 4, folder 9
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A Plan for Land Use, CIty County Planning Commission, Lexington and Fayette County, Kentucky, 1966

  • Box 4, folder 10
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Planning and Implementation of the Community Health Foundation of Cleveland, Ohio, 1968

  • Box 4, folder 11
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Lawton, Thomas S. History and Analysis of the Prefunding Stages of the Hunter Foundation for Health Care, Inc., Lexington, Kentucky. University of Michigan School of Public Health, 1976

  • Box 3, folder 6
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