Posts Tagged ‘community health collaborative’

Sherry Cusumano named vice chair of Community Health Collaborative

The DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) Foundation announced today that Sherry Cusumano, RN, LCDC, MS, administrative director of community education and clinical development at Medical City Green Oaks, will serve as vice chair of the organization’s North Texas Community Health Collaborative. Cusumano will join Ashleigh Kinney, director of family services and child life at Scottish Rite […]

Foundation’s Sushma Sharma to receive NAMI Mental Health Award

Dr. Sushma Sharma, our own DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) Foundation director of population health research, was announced this week as a surprise recipient of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Texas award as the 2020 Mental Health Professional of the Year. NAMI Texas is an alliance of more than 600 local affiliates who work […]

DFWHC Foundation awarded second phase of funding for community mental health program

The Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council (DFWHC) Foundation announced today it was awarded the second phase of funding for its Community Mental Health Grant Program from the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC). With seven North Texas counties without psychiatric care beds and the number of behavioral care providers throughout the region ranking below national […]

Virtual NAMI Walk 2020 raises mental health awareness in North Texas

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) North Texas hosted its annual walk on Saturday, May 30 to bring North Texans together for raising awareness and addressing mental health disparities in the community. Themed “A National Day of Hope,” the NAMI walk was one of the largest community movements in North Texas which brings residents […]

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 […]

Substance misuse research covers 16 North Texas counties

Eleven North Texas counties have deaths attributed to drugs and alcohol higher than state averages, while seven counties have death totals higher than national averages, according to a Substance Abuse/Misuse Community Needs Assessment Report of North Texas released this week. The 214-page document by the North Texas Community Health Collaborative was a first-of-its-kind study rendering […]

Jan. 15 event detailing North Texas drug abuse statistics posted online

The North Texas Community Health Collaborative’s (CHC) educational event on January 15 detailing drug abuse numbers in the region has now been posted online. Before 70-plus attendees, the CHC presented findings from its Regional Substance Abuse/Misuse Needs Assessment Report covering 2017. The drug and alcohol abuse trends covered Collin, Dallas, Denton, Ellis, Erath, Grayson, Hood, […]

Foundation’s CHC to release data on regional substance abuse

Seven North Texas counties have higher drug and alcohol death rates than the national average and Opioids were the most dispensed prescriptions in North Texas, according to a presentation hosted yesterday by the North Texas Community Health Collaborative (CHC) at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children in Dallas. Before 70-plus attendees, the CHC presented findings […]

Foundation to release regional substance abuse numbers at Jan. 15 event

If you are interested in the scoop on North Texas substance abuse numbers covering 16 counties, then you don’t want to miss this DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) Foundation meeting on January 15 from 10:00 a.m. to 12 noon at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children in Dallas. Titled “Substance Abuse/Misuse Needs Assessment for 16 North […]

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 […]