Posts Tagged ‘community health collaborative’

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 […]

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 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 […]

North Texas collaborative makes appearance at D.C. conference

Representatives of the North Texas Community Health Collaborative were invited to the nation’s capital on April 22- April 25 to discuss “Accelerating the Impact of Population Approaches to Mental Health First Aid” during the National Council for Behavioral Health Conference at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in Maryland. The event attracted more than […]

Oliveros and Kinney to chair Community Health Collaborative

The DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) Foundation hosted a North Texas Community Health Collaborative Board Meeting on March 21 at its headquarters in Irving to discuss strategic priorities for 2018. The board selected Catherine Oliveros, vice president of community health improvement at Texas Health Resources, as chair and Ashleigh Kinney, director of family services and child […]

North Texas CHC presents report on area behavioral health needs

Seven North Texas counties have no psychiatric care beds and the number of behavioral care providers are below national and state levels, according to a report released Tuesday by the North Texas Community Health Collaborative (CHC). Before a crowded room of 70-plus attendees, the CHC presented findings from its Regional Behavioral Health Needs Assessment at […]

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, […]

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 […]

Improving mental health and substance misuse in Texas

Blog by Kristin Jenkins, President of the DFWHC Foundation With a growing North Texas focus on improving the mental health and substance misuse of residents, the DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) Foundation is supporting the efforts with new collaborations. The DFWHC Foundation’s Community Health Collaborative Advisory Board, representing 11 area health systems, has selected the improvement […]