TQI founding member receives D CEO Healthcare award

The DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) Foundation was thrilled to learn Dr. Michael Mack received the 2017 D CEO Excellence in Healthcare Award in the category of Achievement in Medical Research announced earlier this month. Dr. Mack, a medical director of cardiothoracic surgery at Baylor Scott & White Health, was the founding member of the Foundation’s […]

Foundation provides training detail on recent TWC Grant

Presenting information on the Texas Workforce Commission Skills Development Fund, DFW Hospital Council Foundation President Kristin Jenkins and Foundation Workforce Director Sally Williams discussed training details with an audience of 20 representatives on December 7 at the United Way offices in Dallas. The forum was held in coordination with grant partners Medical City Healthcare and […]

CHC hosts first “Mental Health First Aid” training with MHMR of Tarrant County

My Health My Resources (MHMR) of Tarrant County hosted the first of what will be many training classes of Mental Health First Aid curriculum to attendees yesterday at its offices in Fort Worth. MHMR of Tarrant County is a partner of the North Texas Community Health Collaborative (CHC) which has taken on the ambitious goal […]

North Texas collaborative to present “Behavioral Health Needs” on Jan. 9

The North Texas Community Health Collaborative (CHC) will present findings from its Regional Behavioral Health Needs Assessment on January 9 at a location TBD. Please mark your calendar. The presentation is from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon and lunch will be provided. The report will cover the behavior health needs of 16 counties including Collin, […]

Health insurance for Texas children expected to be extended

In a story in this morning’s Dallas Morning News, Texas officials received some good pre-holiday tidings. They may not have to send out health insurance cancellation letters to nearly half a million kids three days before Christmas. The federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services on Wednesday said it’s very likely to give Texas enough […]

Foundation hosts first Health Literacy meeting

The DFW Hospital Council Foundation hosted its first Health Literacy Collaborative Committee meeting on October 23 at its main offices in Irving. The forum was attended by 22 people representing hospitals and schools in North Texas. The Committee was created for the purpose of inspiring a health literate culture in North Texas with a goal […]

A Christmas to remember? Could 400,000 children lose health coverage?

More than 400,000 Texas kids might lose their health coverage right before Christmas, according to The Dallas Morning News in a report yesterday. The state needs $90 million more in federal funding or else it will cut off the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) on January 31, and will send notices about the program’s end […]

Community Health Worker Forum set for December 8

The DFW Community Health Worker Association will be hosting the CHW Employer Developmental Forum on Friday, December 8 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Texas Health Resources Pavilion in Arlington, Texas. The educational event is a great opportunity to learn about how utilizing community health workers in your organization can help you better […]