Posts Tagged ‘education’

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, […]

DFW Citywide Palliative Medicine Interest Group to meet Jan. 16

An inaugural meeting of the DFW Citywide Palliative Medicine Interest Group is set for Wednesday, January 16 from 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. at the UT Southwestern T. Boone Pickens Biomedical Building. Breakfast begins at 7:30 a.m. followed by the meeting from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. The meeting will be in the 3rd Floor […]

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. […]

Foundation hosts CPPS course for 60 attendees

The DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) Foundation’s Hospital Improvement Innovation Network (HIIN) hosted a Certified Professional in Patient Safety (CPPS) review course on August 15 at the Arlington Convention Center. More than 60 attendees turned out for the course. The CPPS credential is earned by professionals who have demonstrated a high level of proficiency in the […]

Local physicians to start Supportive/Palliative Care interest group

A team of local physicians including Dr. Robert Fine of Baylor University Medical Center, Dr. Mary Paulk of UT Southwestern and Dr. Winnie Wang of UT Southwestern are planning to kick off a city-wide Supportive/Palliative Care interest group. The goal is to bring Palliative Medicine providers together from across the metroplex to meet four times […]

Foundation to participate in “Pathways to Work”

The National Fund for Workforce Solutions announced in January that it was awarding $100,000 to “Pathways to Work,” a partnership of employers, funders and training providers led by the United Way of Metropolitan Dallas to advance job quality strategies in the healthcare industry. The Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council (DFWHC) Foundation is expected to support “Pathways […]

Workforce hosts first Preceptor Academy of the Year

The DFW Hospital Council Foundation Workforce Center’s first Preceptor Academy of 2018 kicked off this morning at Medical City Dallas Hospital with an audience of 70-plus attendees. Speakers included Shannon Bowling, professional development specialist therapy services at UT Southwestern Medical Center; Dr. Tony Paterniti; Dr. Susan Sheriff, professor and director of graduate programs at Texas […]

Foundation hosts first Health Literacy meeting

The DFW Hospital Council Foundation hosted its first Health Literacy Collaborative Committee meeting on October 23 at its main offices in Irving. The forum was attended by 22 people representing hospitals and schools in North Texas. The Committee was created for the purpose of inspiring a health literate culture in North Texas with a goal […]

Foundation members to receive discount to online ACU classes

Members of the DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) can now learn online for a 10 percent discount, thanks to a new partnership with the Abilene Christian University’s (ACU) new North Texas campus that opened in Addison in 2015. The growing demand for faith-based online graduate programs has prompted ACU to bring expanded degree offerings to North […]

Free health information technology online courses now available

The DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) Foundation is pleased to introduce the Health Informatics Curriculum and Training for Transformation (HICATT). This free online informatics training course for healthcare professionals opened for registration this month. The curriculum is funded by a grant from the Office of National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC). The DFWHC Foundation is […]