Posts Tagged ‘health’

New York City begins new era in nutritional warnings

By Dr. Sushma Sharma, Director of Public and Population Health Research, DFWHC Foundation Starting today, New York City officially became the first U.S. city to successfully enforce chain restaurants to add a warning icon next to high-sodium items on menus. The New York City Board of Health voted unanimously September 9 to be the first […]

Future of Data Analytics in Healthcare: Part II

In my previous blog, I reviewed the framework of data analytics and how changing clinical practice requires first measuring it. Not only do you have to measure the thing you want to change, but you must be willing to accept the current reality. We’ve heard many providers say “the data is not accurate and does […]

Improving our Health: The Mental Health Conundrum –Part Three

Each of us can improve our mental health and the mental health of others. This is the hard work that could be done to minimize loss of health and loss of life in our society from desperately ill people. It’s important for all of us to get educated, get involved and get help when necessary. […]

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 […]

Investing in the Community

Here’s to 2012 and the hope the coming months signify quality work and exciting new research. The Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council (DFWHC) Foundation will begin its new year with funding designed to improve patient care in hospitals and attack the community-wide problems associated with North Texas diabetes. The North Texas Regional Extension Center (NTREC) deserves […]

It’s HOT Out There!

Right now I dread going outside for any reason. Usually I am the first one to gather people together to go out to lunch. But lately, I would rather eat in our small kitchen than venture outside. There is no way to get cool in the five to ten minute run to the restaurant! Even […]

Healthcare Associated Infections and Antibiotic Stewardship Educational Event

On June 8th, the Foundation will be hosting the third annual Patient Safety Educational Event.  This year, based on the input from our Patient Safety and Quality Committee, we have identified the informational need surrounding Healthcare Associated Infections, as well as Antibiotic Stewardship programs. Currently Healthcare Associated Infections (HAIs) remain one of the biggest challenges […]

Healthy North Texas: Our New Community Health Resource

What an exciting start to 2011 for the Community Health Division! As the director of Population and Public Health Research, it’s a constant adventure to find ways to improve population health through data and information. I am excited to announce the launch of our community health website this month, Healthy North Texas! Through the support […]