Posts Tagged ‘Mental Health First Aid Training’

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 […]

Foundation’s Sushma Sharma to receive NAMI Mental Health Award

Dr. Sushma Sharma, our own DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) Foundation director of population health research, was announced this week as a surprise recipient of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Texas award as the 2020 Mental Health Professional of the Year. NAMI Texas is an alliance of more than 600 local affiliates who work […]

DFWHC Foundation awarded second phase of funding for community mental health program

The Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council (DFWHC) Foundation announced today it was awarded the second phase of funding for its Community Mental Health Grant Program from the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC). With seven North Texas counties without psychiatric care beds and the number of behavioral care providers throughout the region ranking below national […]

Foundation Blog – Supporting a successful recovery

Blog by Jen Miff, President, DFWHC Foundation While we work together to optimize our regions’ immediate and continued pandemic response, it is critical to also keep an eye toward longer-term objectives that will support a successful recovery. Even as COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations rise, the DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) Foundation has facilitated collaboration and cooperation […]

Virtual NAMI Walk 2020 raises mental health awareness in North Texas

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) North Texas hosted its annual walk on Saturday, May 30 to bring North Texans together for raising awareness and addressing mental health disparities in the community. Themed “A National Day of Hope,” the NAMI walk was one of the largest community movements in North Texas which brings residents […]

Foundation thanks hospitals during Mental Health Awareness Month

Since 1949 in the U.S., May has been designated as Mental Health Awareness Month. As the month comes to a close, the DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) Foundation would like to thank hospitals, local mental health authorities, partners and leaders for supporting the “10,000 Lives Program” for North Texas. With seven North Texas counties having no […]

Foundation Blog – COVID-19 story is still being written

By Jennifer Miff, President of the DFWHC Foundation Our COVID-19 story in North Texas is still being written. We hope Spring 2020 will go down in history as a public health victory, but there is still a chance that impatience and fear could get the better of us. Regardless of the outcome, I will always […]

Foundation Blog – Data stewardship and collaboration

By Jen Miff, President of the DFWHC Foundation As I write this, I am entering my fourth month with the DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) Foundation. I continue to be awed by the dedicated collaboration across our community. Working together, we advance the DFWHC Foundation’s vision to inspire collective improvement of health outcomes. Last month, the […]

SUPC to host Mental Health Training Conference on Jan. 31

The Substance Use Prevention Coalition (SUPC) of Collin County will host a “Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Training Conference” on Thursday, January 31 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Allen Independent School District Service Center in Allen, Texas. Dr. Kurt Kleinschmidt, a professor of emergency medicine at UT Southwestern, will serve as […]

DFWHC accepts award for community work on mental health

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) North Texas presented its 2018 Community Awards on December 6 during a dinner ceremony at the Lovers Lane United Methodist Church in Dallas. Recipients included the DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) for its work in increasing mental health awareness by sponsoring “I’m Listening,” a radio program that inspired community […]