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Overview

Agency History

Scope and Contents of the Records

Arrangement of the Records

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Records, 1975-1989,

Texas State Library and Archives Commission

Texas Department of Health, Bureau of Disease Control and Epidemiology, Cancer Registry Division:

An Inventory of Administrative Files at the Texas State Archives, 1975-1989, undated



Overview

Creator: Texas. Cancer Registry Program.
Title: Administrative files
Dates: 1975-1989, undated
Abstract: These records consist of administrative records of the Cancer Registry Division of the Texas Department of Health, particularly from 1975 to 1987, with a few undated files. Types of records include interoffice memoranda; report briefs; agenda, minutes, and meeting summaries; reports; budget documents; correspondence with the public and with other state agencies; speeches; copies of legislation and administrative rules; membership lists and mailing lists; interagency contracts; master agreements for federal grants; training materials; brochures; handbooks and handbook revisions; job descriptions and organizational charts; notes; etc. The purpose of the program is to provide an accurate and continuing source of data concerning cancer and certain specified precancerous and tumorous diseases, compiling statistics which medical authorities agree would help in the early recognition, prevention, cure, or control of cancer.
Quantity: 2.94 cubic ft.
Language English.

Agency History

In 1979 the 66th Legislature enacted the Texas Cancer Control Act (House Bill 853), which created the Cancer Registry Program within the Texas Department of Health, making cancer a reportable disease. The purpose of the program is to provide an accurate and continuing source of data concerning cancer and certain specified precancerous and tumorous diseases, compiling statistics which medical authorities agree would help in the early recognition, prevention, cure, or control of cancer. Staff members are assigned to the state's public health regions and to the central office to review and abstract medical records, and also to train individual hospital-based registrars to submit data. Subsequent lack of funding early in its existence forced the Program to concentrate on four of the state's twelve public health regions. In order to facilitate the analysis of the data which was being collected, the Cancer Registry Program was transferred from the Bureau of Chronic Disease to the Bureau of Epidemiology in May of 1982. The Bureau has recently been renamed the Bureau of Disease Control and Epidemiology.

In June of 1980, the Board of Health created a Technical Advisory Committee for the Cancer Control Program, composed of nine members selected by the Board, with staggered three-year terms. Composition of the Advisory Committee included a radiotherapist, a pathologist, a medical records administrator, a medical oncologist, a surgeon, an oral surgeon, and three consumer representatives. The Technical Advisory Committee was abolished sometime around 1984.

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Scope and Contents of the Records

These records consist of administrative records of the Cancer Registry Division of the Texas Department of Health, particularly from 1975 to 1987, with a few undated files. Types of records include interoffice memoranda; report briefs; agenda, minutes, and meeting summaries; reports; budget documents; correspondence with the public and with other state agencies; speeches; copies of legislation and administrative rules; membership lists and mailing lists; interagency contracts; master agreements for federal grants; training materials; brochures; handbooks and handbook revisions; job descriptions and organizational charts; notes; etc. The “report briefs” were used to document telephone conversations, meetings, trips, and other types of contacts, especially with the media. The meetings files apply to Board of Health meetings, staff meetings, supervisors' meetings, and meetings of various professional associations. Types of reports include annual and biennial reports, quarterly reports, quarterly progress reports (summarizing accomplishments and disappointments), trip reports, activity workload reports, monthly statistical program updates, monthly statistical travel reports, and special reports, both narrative and statistical.

To prepare this inventory, the described materials were cursorily reviewed to delineate series, to confirm the accuracy of contents lists, to provide an estimate of dates covered, and to determine record types.

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Arrangement of the Records

Arrangement is alphabetical according to a subject filing system used by the division, and generally in reverse chronological order within each subject.

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Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

None.

Restrictions on Use

None.

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Index Terms

The terms listed here were used to catalog the records. The terms can be used to find similar or related records.
Subjects:
Cancer--Texas--Statistics.
Document Types:
Correspondence--Texas--Cancer--Statistics--1975-1989.
Reports--Texas--Cancer--Statistics--1975-1989.
Minutes--Texas--Cancer--Statistics--1975-1989.
Administrative records--Texas--Cancer--Statistics--1975-1989.

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Related Material

The following materials are offered as possible sources of further information on the agencies and subjects covered by the records. The listing is not exhaustive.

Texas State Archives
Texas Department of Health, Bureau of Chronic Disease Prevention, Breast and Cervical Cancer Control Program, Cancer surveys, 1993, 5 cubic ft.
Texas Cancer Council, Records, 1984-2001, 1.31 cubic ft.
Texas Legislature, Legislative Task Force on Cancer in Texas, Records, 1974-1988, 45.42 cubic ft.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

(Identify the item), Records, Cancer Registry Division, Bureau of Disease Control and Epidemiology, Texas Department of Health. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

Accession Information

Accession number: 1990/132

These records were transferred to the Texas State Archives by the Texas Department of Health on April 25, 1990.

Processing Information

Tony Black, September 1990

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Detailed Description of the Records

 

Records, 1975-1989,
2.94 cubic ft.

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1990/132-1 1. Accomplishments, FY 1986
2. Activity Workload Reports, FY 1983-1986
3. Activity Workload Reports, FY 1977-1982
4. Administrative Policies and Procedures--Epidemiology, 1983-1986
5. Agent Orange, 1985
6. American Cancer Society, 1981
7. American Heart Association, 1986-1987
8. American Joint Committee on Cancer, 1983
9. American Public Health Association, 1984
10. Arizona, 1983
11. Arkansas, undated
12. Association of State and Territorial Health Officials, 1984-1987
13. Availability of Cancer Incidence Data for the State of Texas, 1986
14. Biennial Report, FY 1981-1983
15. Board of Health, 1986-1987
16. Board of Health, 1985
17. Board of Health, 1984
18. Board of Health, 1982-1983
19. Board of Health, 1981
20. Board of Health, 1980
21. Budget, FY 1985-1987
22. Budget, FY 1984-1985
23. Budget, FY 1983-1986
24-25. Budget, FY 1982-1983
26. Budget, FY 1981-1982
27. Budget, FY 1980-1981
28. Budget, FY 1975-1984
29-31. Cancer Control Act--Amendment, 1978-1986
32. Cancer Program Updates, 1982-1984
33. Cancer and Heart Program Updates, 1980-1981
34. Cancer and Heart Program Updates, 1978-1979
35. Cancer Registry Division Annual Report, FY 1986
36. Cancer Registry Requirements, 1984, 1989
37. Cancer Reporting Legislation, 1985-1986
38. Case Selection Policy, undated
39. Central Cancer Registries/Directory of State Officials, 1982
40. Change in Staffing--Requests, 1984-1987
41. Colorado, 1982
42. Commissioner, 1980-1986
43. Community and Rural Health, Associate Commissioner for, 1982-1984
44. Computer Software Development, 1984
45. Confidentiality, 1978-1985
46. Data Processing--Summary of Costs, 1987
47. Evaluation of Program, undated
48. Fiscal Division, 1983-1987
49. Georgia, 1984-1987
50. Goals and Objectives, ca. 1980-1987
51. Grants and Contracts, 1980-1987
52. Interagency Center for Cancer Prevention and Control, 1980
53. Investigations, 1986
54. Job Analysis, undated
55. Job Descriptions, 1982-1983
56-57. Legislation, 1978-1979
58. Library--Texas State, 1977-1986
59. Library--Texas Department of Health, 1982-1987
60. Local Health Departments, 1981, 1985
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1990/132-2 1. Management by Objectives (MBO), 1983-1984
2. Management by Objectives (MBO), 1982
3. Management by Objectives (MBO), 1981
4. Management by Objectives (MBO), 1980
5. Materials Acquisition and Management Division, 1985-1987
6. Media Contacts, 1984-1987
7. Mesothelioma Study, 1985-1987
8. Michigan, 1980-1984
9. Microfiche, 1984
10. Minnesota, 1984
11-12. Multiple Mailouts, 1981-1986
13-14. National Cancer Institute, 1987
15. National Conference on Central Registry Operation, 1986
16. National Death Index, 1985
17. National Tumor Registrars Association, 1982-1984
18. Organizational Charts, 1979
19. Personnel Management, Bureau of, 1981-1985
20. Plans, 1981
21. Plan--5 Year, 1977
22. Plan--6 Year, 1979
23. Population Projections by County and by Age, 1980, 1984
24. Preventable Diseases, 1982-1986
25. Puerto Rico, ca. 1980
26. Quarterly Progress Reports: Accomplishments, Disappointments, 1984-1986
27. Quarterly Progress Reports: Accomplishments, Disappointments, 1982-1983
28. Quarterly Report, December 1986-February 1987
29. Quarterly Report, September-November 1986
30. Quarterly Report, June-August 1986
31. Quarterly Report, March-May 1986
32. Quarterly Report, December 1985-February 1986
33. Quarterly Report, September-November 1985
34-35. Redirection, 1981
36. Regional Coordinators' Meetings, 1984-1986
37. Regional Information, 1981-1982, 1987
38. Reimbursement, 1985-1986
39. Reimbursement Payment Cycle Schedules, 1986
40. Reports--Other, 1980-1985
41. Requests for Data--Epidemiological, 1985
42. Requests for Information--Legislators, 1983-1985
43. Rules and Regulations, 1982
44. SEER Program, 1983-1984
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1990/132-3 1-3. Speeches, 1980, 1982, undated
4. Staff Meetings, 1985-1987
5. Staff Meetings, 1984
6. Staff Meetings, 1983
7. Staff Meetings, 1980-1982
8. Staff Meetings--Bureau of Epidemiology, 1983
9. State Health Plan, 1982-1986
10. State Health Plan, 1979-1981
11. State Health Plan Development Questionnaire, 1981
12. Sunset Commission, 1981-1983
13. Supervisors' Meetings, 1986
14. Supervisors' Meetings, 1985
15. Supervisors' Meetings, 1983-1984
16. Support Services, Associate Commissioner for, 1982-1985
17. Suspense File System, undated
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1990/132-4 1-3. Technical Advisory Committee, 1979-1986
4. Telecommunications Work Requests, 1986-1987
5. Texas Cancer Council, 1984
6. Texas Cancer Information Service, 1977
7. Texas Hospital Association, 1986
8. Texas Medical Foundation, 1977
9. Texas Medical Record Association, 1982, 1986
10. Texas Tumor Registrars Association, 1981-1985
11. Texas Public Employee's Association, 1985-1986
12. Texas Public Health Association, 1985
13. Training/Seminars, 1985-1986
14-15. Travel, 1981-1986
16. Travel Reports, 1986-1987
17. Travel Reports, 1985
18. Trip Reports, 1979-1986
19. Tumor Registry Monthly Reports, 1984
20. University of Texas School of Public Health (Houston), 1980, 1986
21. University of Texas System Cancer Center, 1981
22. University of Texas System Cancer Center--Computer Data Exchange, 1980
23. University of Texas System Cancer Center--Interagency Agreement, 1980

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