Posts Tagged ‘diabetes’

Community health projects to highlight Sunday’s “The Human Side of Healthcare”

From Faith in Action initiatives at Baylor Scott & White to diabetes awareness at Parkland, a variety of community health projects will highlight Sunday’s edition of the DFW Hospital Council’s weekly radio program “The Human Side of Health Care.” The broadcast will air on KRLD 1080 AM at 1:00 p.m. It’s a loaded lineup, with […]

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 […]

Foundation’s Community Health Collaborative receives Dr. Ron Anderson Innovation Award

The North Texas Community Health Collaborative was announced as the winner of the Dr. Ron J. Anderson Thinking Progressively for Health and Innovation Award for its report detailing Type 2 Diabetes disparities in Dallas during the 93rd Annual Texas Public Health Conference on March 29 at the Hilton Hotel in Fort Worth. Led by Dr. […]

DMN story reveals overall Texas numbers on health

In a story penned this morning by The Dallas Morning News reporter Karen Robinson-Jacobs, a composite index of more than 20 factors in America’s Health Rankings revealed Texas ranked 34th in overall health, down from 31st in 2014. Released by the United Health Foundation, the report showed Texas had one of the largest declines among […]

Physician Data Analytics – Use in a Hypertension and Diabetes Case Study

Blog by Richard Howe, PhD, Executive Director, North Texas Regional Extension Center Over the last two months, I discussed some basic “rules of the road” for improving use of your electronic health record (EHR). This month I would like to describe how an EHR, along with a data analytics tool, could be used to support […]

Foundation publishes in peer-reviewed journal on diabetes in Dallas

In the Winter 2014 edition of the Journal of Health Disparities Research and Practice, the DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) Foundation published “Environmental Disparities Present a Challenge for Diabetes Prevention and Management Efforts in Dallas County.” The paper rendered Dallas County transparent and exposed specific zip codes displaying unusually high prevalence of diabetes. Authors included Sushma […]

Improving our Health: The Mental Health Conundrum – Part Two

Thanks for reading last week. You gave some great answers on what unsettles your mental well-being on a daily basis. They included sick family members, job woes, money worries and depressing news stories. This week, let’s talk about how mental health affects our physical well-being. The Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council Foundation’s research discovered the two […]

AstraZeneca makes donation to community health website

The Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council Foundation (DFWHC Foundation) announced today that global biopharmaceutical company AstraZeneca has made a charitable contribution of $2,000 in support of the community health website Healthy North Texas. Created under the direction of the DFWHC Foundation, the website’s ongoing efforts in detailing North Texas diabetes inspired the contribution. The DFWHC Foundation’s […]

World Diabetes Day

The American Diabetes Association’s Annual World Diabetes Day Symposium was held Nov. 14, 2012 in Grand Prairie and offered a summary of local diabetes health information. Highlights included: Dr. Meghan Jardine presented Parkland Health & Hospital System’s “Healthy Living with Diabetes Program.” According to Dr. Jardine, more than 2,000 patients participate in the program, which […]