Ownership of the videotape originals of the Prescription for Health (PfH) programs was transferred by the Pima County Medical Society to the Arizona Health Sciences Library (AHSL). Dr. Ronald P. Spark and Access Tucson also graciously allowed AHSL to digitize tapes from their respective collections for PfH programs that were not otherwise available.
Except for the tapes in Dr. Ronald P. Spark's and Access Tucson's collections the Arizona Health Sciences Library (AHSL) owns the videotape originals of the Prescription for Health (PfH) programs. AHSL has permission from the Pima County Medical Society (PCMS) to reproduce and make publicly available this digital version of the PfH programs. The digital files are freely available for non-commercial, educational use. For any other use, permission must be requested from PCMS which retains the intellectual property rights of the programs (Pima County Medical Society, 5199 East Farness Drive, Tucson, Arizona, 85712-2187). The Arizona Board of Regents (on behalf of AHSL) holds copyright to the metadata.
3/4" U-matic videocassette digitized into MPEG4 format using H.264 video compression, 720x480 (NTSC) aspect ratio, 30 frames per second for archival purposes. This file was subsequently converted to a 320x240 aspect ratio, 30 frames per second format using elgato turbo.264 to create a smaller MPEG4 file for web presentation.
Prescription for Health public access cable TV series (1983-1997)