Posts Tagged ‘Community Health’

Conference detailing human trafficking set for Jan. 11

The North Texas Cluster of The Links, Inc. is hosting a “Human Trafficking Awareness Conference” on January 11 from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. CST at the University of North Texas Dallas Campus. Speakers will include: • Alan Schonborn from the office of Governor Abbott; • Vicki Spriggs of Texas Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA); […]

Foundation makes holiday donation to “Toys for Tots”

An annual holiday tradition at the offices of the DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC), the DFWHC Foundation and GroupOne Background Screening, staff members donated toys to the DFW Toys for Tots program this week. A total of 55 toys were donated to the charity program, created in 1947 at the behest of the U.S. Marine Corps […]

Our greatest asset is your trust

Blog by Jennifer Miff, President of the DFW Hospital Council Foundation As the newest president of the DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) Foundation, I have big shoes to fill and even bigger opportunities to leverage. My immense thanks to Kristin Tesmer for her leadership of the DFWHC Foundation over the past 10 years and the incredible […]

“Opioid Management” event attracts sold-out audience of 100-plus

The DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) Foundation’s complimentary educational event “Opioid Management: A Path for the Future” attracted a sold-out audience of 100-plus attendees this morning at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital in Frisco. Topics included an update on U.S. strategies, diversions and resources. Lisa Sullivan of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) opened the event with a […]

So, you have a Health Literate Health Care Organization…or do you?

In honor of October being Health Literacy Month, the DFWHC Foundation posted the following guest blog. By Brennan Lewis, DNP, APRN, CPNP-PC/AC, PCNS-BC Many of you have likely heard the phrase “health literacy” in one capacity or another, but what exactly do we mean when we discuss it? According to the Patient Protection and Affordable […]

“WebLitLegit” video asks local teenagers about online health literacy

Did you know October is Health Literacy Month? In honor of the occasion, the DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) Foundation’s Health Literacy Collaborative produced the local video “WebLitLegit” where multiple teenagers are asked about their online health literacy. A recent study found that 70% of youths use the Internet as their first source of health information. […]

Health Literacy Month – Are your teens “WebLitLegit?”

By Katie Shanklin, UNT Health Science Center Would you trust Internet health information for your teen? A study in 2016, found that 70% of youths use the Internet as their first source of health information. This is problematic because during this phase, many teens have limited e-health literacy, lacking the knowledge and skills to distinguish […]

Jennifer Miff named new president of DFWHC Foundation

The Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council (DFWHC) announced today that Jennifer Miff has been named the new President of the DFWHC Foundation. Miff will replace Kristin Tesmer, the long-time former president of the DFWHC Foundation who stepped down in September to join Dallas Medical Resources. Miff has extensive experience leading data analytics to drive growth and […]

Sepsis 5K raises over $17,000

The Second Annual Dallas Fort Worth Sepsis Challenge, a community 5K run and walk, held September 14 at Trinity Park in Fort Worth raised over $17,000, with more than 70 participants. The DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) Foundation served as an event sponsor. Hosted by the Sepsis Alliance and Medical City North Hills, the event officially […]

Did you know today is World Sepsis Day?

Did you know today is World Sepsis Day? Working with the Sepsis Alliance, the DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) Foundation will participate in multiple events in the coming weeks to promote the campaign. Sepsis can be caused by any type of infection: bacterial, viral, fungal, or even parasitic. Many infections can be prevented simply by good […]