Foundation releases CHC Annual Review

The DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) Foundation released an annual review detailing the activities of its North Texas Community Health Collaborative (CHC) today to the public. The report provides information on activities, projects and volunteers over the past year.

The Foundation’s CHC began as a series of meetings between regional health organizations focused on discussing the most urgent needs of its patients. The purpose was to gain an understanding of hospitals’ approaches to community health. Today, the CHC is comprised of healthcare, public health, data analysis, health disparities and strategic planning professionals.

Projects over the last year included:

• The identification of Type 2 diabetes-related disparities in Dallas and Fort Worth;
• The completion of a 16-county Community Health Needs Assessment on behavioral health-related disparities;
• The promotion the Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute “Smart Justice” Project;
• The implementation of Mental Health First Aid to kick off the “10,000 Lives Initiative.”

Members of each CHC committee are also detailed.

You can download the report here.

For information, please contact Dr. Sushma Sharma at [email protected].