Posts Tagged ‘healthcare research’

New Federal Statistical Research Data Center opens in Dallas

The Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council (DFWHC) Foundation was on hand Dec. 5 for the official opening of the Dallas-Fort Worth Federal Statistical Research Data Center at the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas. DFWHC Foundation President Kristin Jenkins and Dr. Sushma Sharma, the Foundation’s director of public and population health research, serve as board members of […]

Mental Health First Aid training hosted today in Dallas

A second round of classes in Mental Health First Aid training continued today for 20-plus attendees at the offices of the Community Council of Greater Dallas. Hosted by the Community Council and the North Texas Behavioral Health Authority, the classes are the first to take place in the community. Mental Health First Aid is an […]

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 receives funding to roll out Mental Health First Aid

With seven North Texas counties having no psychiatric care beds and the number of behavioral care providers throughout the region below national and state levels, the Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council (DFWHC) Foundation announced today it was chosen to receive a Community Mental Health Grant from the Texas Health and Human Services Commission. The funding will […]

Foundation interns produce Behavioral Health Providers Repository

The DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) Foundation teamed with interns from the University of North Texas (UNT) Health Science Center and Texas Woman’s University (TWU) to produce an extensive Behavioral Health Providers Repository covering 16 North Texas counties. The document lists behavioral health providers in each county including addresses, websites and services provided. The counties detailed […]

Dallas team releases the latest numbers on child suicide death rates

Assembled from data from the years 2012-2016, the Dallas County Child Death Review Team has released the latest statistics on child suicide death rates in the county. The numbers revealed an alarming 79 percent increase in suicides for children ages 14-17, with 51.8 percent of those suicides completed by children between the ages of 16-17. […]

“National Public Health Week” celebrated at the Foundation!

Join the DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) Foundation in celebrating National Public Health Week to become part of a growing movement to create the healthiest nation in one generation. The DFWHC Foundation is celebrating the power of prevention, advocating for healthy policies, sharing strategies for successful partnerships and championing a strong public health system. During the […]

Last chance to register for Thursday’s “Alzheimer’s Research Update”

Last chance to register for the DFW Hospital Council and Alzheimer’s Association’s educational event “Alzheimer’s Research Update: Early Detection Resources and Tools” this Thursday, March 8 from 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. in the main auditorium at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children in Dallas. Registration will close tomorrow at 5:00 p.m. Learn about the […]

One week until March 8 “Alzheimer’s Research Update”

At this very moment, more than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease, the sixth-leading cause of death in the U.S. It is the only disease among the top-10 causes that cannot be cured, prevented or slowed. In just one week, learn about the latest developments to find a cure during the DFW Hospital […]

NBC and D CEO detail behavioral health report

During a segment last night on NBC 5 News, Reporter Bianca Castro detailed the Behavioral Health Community Needs Assessment Report released this week by the North Texas Community Health Collaborative. The study was also covered by D CEO Healthcare Daily Reporter Shawn Shinneman. Coordinated by the DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) Foundation, the Collaborative released the […]