Center for Population and Family Health records

Abstract: 

Correspondence, reports, grant proposals and other materials from Allan Rosenfield’s tenure as director of the Columbia University School of Public Health Center for Population and Family Health, 1975-1986, as well as a diaries, correspondence and reprints relating to Rosenfield’s time in Thailand in the late 1960s and early 1970s.

The Center for Population and Family Health (CPFH), known since 2000 as the Harriet and Robert Heilbrunn Department of Population and Family Health, a department of the Mailman School of Public Health, was founded in 1975 to improve the planning, management and effectiveness of population and family health programs in the context of broader development efforts.

Dr. Allan Rosenfield, an obstetrician/gynecologist who specialized in family planning, family health, and population control, served as the first director of the CPFH from 1975-1986. During Rosenfield’s tenure as director, projects operated by CPFH included multiple family planning research projects in Africa and Asia; the Law and Policy Program, which sought to inform government policies concerning access to family planning services, human rights, and women's rights; the creation of clinical service programs in upper Manhattan for families and teenagers, and, in partnership with Columbia's Department of Pediatrics, comprehensive primary health clinics in public schools in the Washington Heights neighborhood of Manhattan.

Creator: 

Columbia University. Mailman School of Public Health

Date [inclusive]: 

1967-1986

Languages: 

English

Physical Description: 

13 cubic feet (39 boxes)

Collection: 

Access: 

Columbia University records are closed to researchers for 25 years from date of creation.

Cite as: 

Records of the Columbia University School of Public Health Center for Population and Family Health, 1967-1986