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Out in the Rural: A Mississippi Health Center and Its War on Poverty

Thomas J. Ward Jr. and H. Jack Geiger

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780190624620
eISBN:
9780190624651
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190624620.001.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

In 1965, as part of the War on Poverty, the Office of Economic Opportunity approved a $1.3 million grant to fund the development of the first two community health centers in the United States: The ... More


From South Africa to Mississippi

Thomas J. Ward

in Out in the Rural: A Mississippi Health Center and Its War on Poverty

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780190624620
eISBN:
9780190624651
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190624620.003.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

In order to bring health care to chronically poor blacks in the Deep South, Geiger and members of the Medical Committee on Human Rights allied with Tufts University to obtain Office of Economic ... More


Epilogue

Thomas J. Ward

in Out in the Rural: A Mississippi Health Center and Its War on Poverty

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780190624620
eISBN:
9780190624651
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190624620.003.0007
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

During the 1970s and 1980s, due to funding cuts and poor administration, the Delta Hospital and Health Center suffered a series of setbacks until the eventual closure of the hospital in 1984. The ... More


Conflict and Change

Thomas J. Ward

in Out in the Rural: A Mississippi Health Center and Its War on Poverty

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780190624620
eISBN:
9780190624651
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190624620.003.0006
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

The health center faced opposition from its inception, and while Geiger had anticipated the white resistance, unexpected tensions with leaders of the black community proved to just as disruptive to ... More


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