Posts Tagged ‘Dallas’

Urgent blood shortage lingers while hospitals expand services

Will current blood donations fulfill post-pandemic transfusion demands? As masks are peeling off, the blood supply remains in dire straits across North, Central and East Texas. Some longtime blood banking professionals describe it as the worst seen in 30 years. Carter BloodCare says blood donations are urgently needed, especially from people who have never donated […]

Dallas announces at-home vaccination program to start April 13

The City of Dallas announced yesterday it is partnering with the Visiting Nurse Association of Texas (VNA) for a program to vaccinate area residents who lack transportation to reach vaccine hubs or pharmacies. Dallas Fire-Rescue employees and VNA staff will vaccinate homebound residents with the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. The program will begin with the […]

Texas to open COVID-19 vaccination to all adults on March 29

The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) announced yesterday that all adults will now be eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine beginning Monday, March 29. DSHS expects vaccine supplies to increase as soon as next week. The state’s Expert Vaccine Allocation Panel recommended opening vaccination to everyone to protect as many Texans as possible. […]

North Texas Healthcare Coverage Collaborative launches to address growing number of uninsured residents

United Way of Metropolitan Dallas (UWMD), the Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council and the Dallas County Enroll North Texas ACA Coalition announced the launch of the North Texas Healthcare Coverage Collaborative (NTHCC), an innovative collaboration formed to address the growing number of uninsured North Texans, as a result of COVD-19, by providing financial assistance to maintain […]

Two new locations opening for vaccine registration in Dallas

There are two new locations opening for COVID-19 vaccine registration this week in Dallas. The registration sites are targeting people in the Phase 1A and 1B category, which includes healthcare workers and those aged 65 and older with underlying health conditions. The first site opens this Thursday between 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the […]

Using data to drive community action

Blog by Kristin Jenkins, President, DFWHC Foundation Let’s use data to drive community action. The DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) Foundation has partnered with the Community Council of Greater Dallas, Parkland Center for Clinical Innovation and the University of Texas at Dallas to launch the new web-based information center Dallas Community Data for Action. The project, […]

Active Shooter Training Workshop on June 21

Both Tarrant and Dallas counties will host an Active Shooter Consequence Management Training Workshop on Thursday, June 21 at the Richardson Civic Center from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The educational event is geared towards emergency managers, emergency responders, health and hospital personnel, municipal and county managers, public works personnel, human resource directors and other […]

Going green and good community health

Blog by Kristin Jenkins, President of the DFWHC Foundation The DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) Foundation is participating in a region-wide collaborative Park Project involving a partnership between the City of Dallas, the Trust for Public Land, Parkland Health & Hospital System and the Foundation’s own Information and Quality Services Center. The Trust for Public Land […]

DFWHC Foundation to work with Dallas County on “ReJuvenATE” program

The DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) Foundation, in collaboration with Dallas County, the City of Dallas, Dallas County Juvenile Department, the Caruth Police Institute and UT Southwestern University Hospitals, was awarded a federal grant this month from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to provide trauma response training over the next two years […]