Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science


Master of Health Education


The Department of Public Health, Austin, Texas, reported by letter that Anderson County stood high in the number of deaths in respect to counties in Texas.

With this information at hand, it was clearly evident that, indeed, here was a rich field worthy of investigation. In studying the health status of the Negro citizens of the Evans Springs Community, the writer's purpose was to determine the prevailing factors affecting their health.

The writer made a study of fifty families representing a cross section of the community. The study is to reveal the following situations: 1. What types of illnesses have affected the Negro residents of Evans Springs the past year? 2. To what extent were they due to housing and diet? 3. What public health services are available to the people of the community? 4. To what extent does the community school contribute to the idea of adequate health education? 5. To ascertain, if possible, the cause for the abnormal death rate occurring in the community the last twelve months. 6. To recommend a solution.

In this study it is the problem of the writer to show that an abnormal sick and death rate exist in the Evans Springs Community by presenting actual cases as revealed by an individual case study of fifty families . The writer will make recommendations for improving the situation.

The material contained in this investigation will be confined to the Evans Springs Community and Anderson County in general .

Committee Chair/Advisor

J. M. Drew

Committee Member

C. A. Wood

Committee Member

James A. Stevens

Committee Member

R. B. Jefferson


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John B Coleman Library

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