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Metropolitan Detroit Health Education Council Records

Identifier: UR001431
The papers of MDHEC reflect the history of the organization through its internal communications and correspondence mainly with the director, Susan Antisdel.
Series Description: Series 1: Office Files, 1975-1989 Correspondence, memos, minutes, and other items that relate to the MDEHC's business operations.


  • 1974 - 1989



Collection is open for research.


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4.5 Linear Feet (9 MB)


Subjects include: community health programs; consumer education; United Health Organization


The Metropolitan Detroit Health Education Council (hereafter referred to as MDHEC) is a consortium of organizations interested in health education, and maintaining a network of communication among the organizations to facilitate and coordinate health education in the metropolitan Detroit area.

MDHEC came into being in 1974 as a project of the United Community Services organization. MDHEC became the health education division of United Health Organization (UHO) yet maintained independence by continuing the use of its original name and governing board. This arrangement continued until 1981, at which time MDHEC integrated fully with UHO.

MDHEC defines as its purpose, "To foster the health of people by promoting excellence in the provision of health education programs and services, and by functioning as facilitators between and among organizations in the metropolitan Detroit area".


Arranged in 1 series - Series 1 (Boxes 1-9). Files are arranged alphabetically by subject or type of material. Contents of files are arranged in chronological order.


The papers of the Metropolitan Detroit Health Education Council were placed in the Archives of Labor and Urban Affairs in April of 1990.

Processing History

Processed and finding aid written by Walter P. Reuther Library in October of 1993.
Metropolitan Detroit Health Education Council Records
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Repository Details

Part of the Walter P. Reuther Library Repository

5401 Cass Avenue
Detroit MI 48202 USA