Posts Tagged ‘behavioral health’

Foundation thanks hospitals during Mental Health Awareness Month

Since 1949 in the U.S., May has been designated as Mental Health Awareness Month. As the month comes to a close, the DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) Foundation would like to thank hospitals, local mental health authorities, partners and leaders for supporting the “10,000 Lives Program” for North Texas. With seven North Texas counties having no […]

Coronavirus update and patient programs to highlight “Human Side of Health Care” on Sunday

A Coronavirus update and some innovative patient programs will highlight Sunday’s edition of the DFW Hospital Council’s (DFWHC) weekly radio program “The Human Side of Health Care.” There will also be a detailed discussion on the “patient experience” at area hospitals. The broadcast will air on KRLD 1080 AM at 1:00 p.m. CST. Guest stars […]

“Human Side of Health Care” interviews guests from Methodist, Medical City and MADD

The third edition of the DFW Hospital Council’s weekly radio program “The Human Side of Health Care” was broadcast on Sunday, January 19 on KRLD 1080 AM. Guest stars included: • John Phillips, President of Methodist Dallas Medical Center; • Sherry Cusumano, Executive Director of Community Education and Clinical Development at Medical City Green Oaks; […]

DFWHC’s “The Human Side of Health Care” interviews guests from Children’s, JPS, Hunt and Medical City

The second edition of the DFW Hospital Council’s weekly radio program “The Human Side of Health Care” was broadcast on Sunday, January 12 on KRLD 1080 AM. Guest stars included: • Jason Isham, Director of Integrated Behavioral Health at Children’s Health; • Lara Burnside, Senior VP, Strategy, Chief Patient Experience Officer at JPS Health Network; […]

DFWHC-sponsored “I’m Listening” to air in Spanish tomorrow morning

A live, two-hour broadcast of “I’m Listening,” will air tomorrow morning in Spanish from 7:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. on 107.5 La Grande FM. The program will kick off a busy weekend of radio conversation to inspire community awareness on depression while highlighting the start of National Suicide Prevention Week. For the second straight year, […]

Foundation interns present study at TPHA Conference

DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) Foundation interns Rachel Blaydes and Alex Fernandez displayed their work over the past semester with a poster presentation on North Texas behavioral health during the Texas Public Health Association (TPHA) Annual Conference on March 18 in San Antonio. Coordinated by Dr. Sushma Sharma, the DFWHC Foundation’s director of population health research, […]

DFWHC accepts award for community work on mental health

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) North Texas presented its 2018 Community Awards on December 6 during a dinner ceremony at the Lovers Lane United Methodist Church in Dallas. Recipients included the DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) for its work in increasing mental health awareness by sponsoring “I’m Listening,” a radio program that inspired community […]

Mental Health First Aid training hosted today in Dallas

A second round of classes in Mental Health First Aid training continued today for 20-plus attendees at the offices of the Community Council of Greater Dallas. Hosted by the Community Council and the North Texas Behavioral Health Authority, the classes are the first to take place in the community. Mental Health First Aid is an […]

Foundation receives funding to roll out Mental Health First Aid

With seven North Texas counties having no psychiatric care beds and the number of behavioral care providers throughout the region below national and state levels, the Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council (DFWHC) Foundation announced today it was chosen to receive a Community Mental Health Grant from the Texas Health and Human Services Commission. The funding will […]

Foundation to participate in “Smart Justice” program

Blog by Kristin Jenkins, President of the DFWHC Foundation “Vision is the art of seeing what is invisible to others.” – Jonathan Swift The numbers make the issue obvious, but they are still hard to believe. Twenty to 25 percent of people in Texas county jails are diagnosed with mental illness, with annual costs to […]