Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts

Degree Discipline



This problem is designed to investigate the development and activities of a community health council called the Brazos County Negro Health Council and to discover how it functions toward the betterment of community health.

It is the writer's opinion that a community can organize successfully to meet it problems in the realms of health.

This problem brings to mind a good number of questions which must be answered. First, What are the underlying purposes of the Health Council? Some other questions are, How is the Council supported ? How much cooperation does the Council receive from the community? What are the principle accomplishments of the Council? These and many other questions will arise and be answered from time to time as this paper develops.

The subject matter of this paper will be concerned with the development of the Brazos County Negro Health Council, the setting of the County Health Council and the present activities of the Council and their relation to the community health.

A study of this nature may be useful in that it contributes to the body of information already in existence. The findings and conclusions reveal the otherwise unnoticed status of the organization. It will serve as an index of what phase of this organization should be improved to eradicate the harmful health factors in the community. It may also serve to stimulate more participation by the citizens and increase support of the Council's program by public agencies and foundations.

Committee Chair/Advisor

D. S. Yarbrough


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Date of Digitization


Contributing Institution

John B Coleman Library

City of Publication

Prairie View





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