Guide to Federal Records

Records of the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research


(Record Group 510)
1964-87

Overview of Records Locations

Table of Contents

  • 510.1 Administrative History
  • 510.2 Records of Predecessor Agencies 1964-87

510.1 Administrative History

Established: As a constituent unit of the Public Health Service (PHS), Department of Health and Human Services, by the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1989 (103 Stat. 2159), December 19, 1989.

Predecessor Agencies:
  • In the Public Health Service, Department of Health, Education, and Welfare (HEW, 1968-79), and Department of Health and Human Services (1979-89):
  • National Center for Health Services Research and Development, Health Services and Mental Health Administration (1968-73)
  • Bureau of Health Services Research, Health Resources Administration (HRA, 1973-75)
  • National Center for Health Services Research, HRA (1975-78)
  • National Center for Health Services Research, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health (OASH, 1978-85)
  • National Center for Health Services Research and Health Care Technology Assessment, OASH (1985-89)

Functions: Conducts and supports research, demonstration projects, evaluations, guidelines development, and dissemination of information on health care services and delivery systems.

Related Records:
Records of the Public Health Service, 1912-1968, RG 90.
Records of the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, RG 514.

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510.2 Records of Predecessor Agencies
1964-87

History: National Center for Health Services Research and Development established in the Health Services and Mental Health Administration, PHS, May 1968. Transferred to newly established Health Resources Administration, effective July 1, 1973, by HEW reorganization order, and redesignated Bureau of Health Services Research. Further redesignated National Center for Health Services Research, HRA, January 1975. Transferred to Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, 1978. Transferred to Department of Health and Human Services with PHS by Department of Education Organization Act (93 Stat. 695), October 17, 1979. Redesignated National Center for Health Services Research and Health Care Technology Assessment, OASH, 1985. Separated from OASH as Agency for Health Care Policy and Research, and made constituent unit of PHS, 1989. See 510.1.

Textual Records: Records of the National Center for Health Services Research, including records of Office of Management and Budget clearances, 1968-73; records of conferences, 1975-76; records of the National Advisory Health Services Council, 1964-74; closed contracts for experimental health systems, 1971-75; and records of project evaluations, 1974-78.

Machine-Readable Records: World Health Organization's International Collaborative Study of Medical Care Utilization (WHO/ICS-MCU), documenting family use of health services in selected areas of the United States and six foreign countries, 1968-69 (12 data sets), with supporting documentation, 1970. Survey of Health Services Utilization and Expenditures, 1963 (2 data sets) and 1970 (1 data set), with supporting documentation. National Medical Care Expenditure Survey (NMCES), 1977 (16 data sets), with supporting documentation. National Medical Expenditure Survey (NMES), 1987 (18 data sets), with supporting documentation. National Health Insurance/Employer Survey Data (HIES), 1977 (8 data sets), with supporting documentation.


Bibliographic note: Web version based on Guide to Federal Records in the National Archives of the United States. Compiled by Robert B. Matchette et al. Washington, DC: National Archives and Records Administration, 1995.
3 volumes, 2428 pages.

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This Web version is updated from time to time to include records processed since 1995.


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