Posts Tagged ‘educational programs’

Foundation’s CHC to roll out “Recovery 101” mental health program

The DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) Foundation’s Community Health Collaborative (CHC) announced today it would roll out the peer-led mental health and substance abuse recovery program “Recovery 101: How to Become a ROCC Star” across North Texas. Working with UT Southwestern Medical Center (UTSW), the Association of Persons Affected by Addiction (APAA) and the National Alliance […]

North Texas Community Health Collaborative achieves “10,000 Lives Goal”

The DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) Foundation announced today that its Community Health Collaborative had surpassed its goal of training 10,000 North Texas residents in Mental Health First Aid. To date, the collaborative has trained 14,864 residents in 16 counties to include Dallas, Tarrant, Collin, Denton, Ellis, Erath, Grayson, Hood, Hunt, Johnson, Kaufman, Navarro, Parker, Rockwall, […]

Sherry Cusumano named vice chair of Community Health Collaborative

The DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) Foundation announced today that Sherry Cusumano, RN, LCDC, MS, administrative director of community education and clinical development at Medical City Green Oaks, will serve as vice chair of the organization’s North Texas Community Health Collaborative. Cusumano will join Ashleigh Kinney, director of family services and child life at Scottish Rite […]

Workforce attends Nursing Task Force meeting in Austin

Our DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) Foundation Workforce Center Director Sally Williams took a road trip to Austin on March 25 to participate in a Texas Board of Nursing Task Force discussion at the William P. Hobby Building downtown. The event was an opportunity for state healthcare educators to discuss the transition of new nursing graduates […]

Foundation interns present study at TPHA Conference

DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) Foundation interns Rachel Blaydes and Alex Fernandez displayed their work over the past semester with a poster presentation on North Texas behavioral health during the Texas Public Health Association (TPHA) Annual Conference on March 18 in San Antonio. Coordinated by Dr. Sushma Sharma, the DFWHC Foundation’s director of population health research, […]

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 […]

Foundation brings in Cynosure Health data expert for hospital visits

As part of an effort to reduce readmissions, the Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council Foundation coordinated a series of meetings February 27-28 at area hospitals with Pat Teske, a national expert from Cynosure Health Solutions, providing the education. Teske is the improvement advisor and implementation officer at Cynosure, and with the DFWHC Foundation in tow, did […]

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 […]

Engaging and Retaining the Health Workforce

A note of encouragement to those concerned about the health workforce. With health care reform and the aging population, the future has never been brighter. As the backbone of the health care system, the health workforce is receiving well-deserved focus. Title V. of the Health Care Reform reinforces this fact. Here is an excerpt from […]