Posts Tagged ‘Community Health’

New Federal Statistical Research Data Center opens in Dallas

The Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council (DFWHC) Foundation was on hand Dec. 5 for the official opening of the Dallas-Fort Worth Federal Statistical Research Data Center at the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas. DFWHC Foundation President Kristin Jenkins and Dr. Sushma Sharma, the Foundation’s director of public and population health research, serve as board members of […]

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 […]

Details of the Texas State Health Plan

By Kristin Jenkins, President of the DFWHC Foundation In November of even-numbered years, the Texas Statewide Health Coordinating Council (SHCC) updates the Texas State Health Plan and submits their work to the governor. This legally-required plan seeks to ensure health-planning activities and that healthcare is provided in a cost-effective manner. The 2019-2020 update addresses many […]

Health Literacy Committee to meet Nov. 2

The DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) Foundation’s Health Literacy Collaborative Committee will be having its first meeting of the fiscal year on Friday, November 2 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at the Foundation offices in Irving. All attendees are welcome for a forum created in 2017 to develop a health literate culture in North Texas. […]

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day set for Oct. 27

Mark your calendars as the Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) National Prescription Drug Take Back Day has been set for Saturday, October 27 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. “Don’t be the dealer, keep them safe, clean them out and take them back,” so goes the slogan promoting a crucial public safety and public health issue […]

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’s Dr. Sharma to be panelist at Global People’s Summit on Sept. 22

The DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) Foundation’s own Dr. Sushma Sharma will serve as a panelist during the “Dallas Global People’s Hub: Reimagine Our Community” on September 22 at The Brain Performance Institute in Dallas. The event, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., will take place during The Global People’s Summit and is hosted by The […]

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 […]

Inaugural Sepsis Challenge attracts 60-plus over the weekend

The inaugural Dallas Fort Worth Sepsis Challenge, a community 5K run and walk, attracted 60-plus over the weekend on September 1 at Trinity Park in Fort Worth. The DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) Foundation served as an event sponsor. Hosted by the Sepsis Alliance, the event officially kicked off Sepsis Awareness Month throughout September to raise […]

Promo tapings for DFWHC-sponsored “I’m Listening” radio program begin today

Radio promos began taping today in advance of the September 9 two-hour broadcast “I’m Listening,” a program to inspire community awareness on depression while highlighting the start of National Suicide Prevention Week. The event is sponsored locally by the Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council (DFWHC) in a continuation of its 2018 mental health and substance misuse […]