Posts Tagged ‘North Texas’

Community health projects to highlight Sunday’s “The Human Side of Healthcare”

From Faith in Action initiatives at Baylor Scott & White to diabetes awareness at Parkland, a variety of community health projects will highlight Sunday’s edition of the DFW Hospital Council’s weekly radio program “The Human Side of Health Care.” The broadcast will air on KRLD 1080 AM at 1:00 p.m. It’s a loaded lineup, with […]

Substance misuse research covers 16 North Texas counties

Eleven North Texas counties have deaths attributed to drugs and alcohol higher than state averages, while seven counties have death totals higher than national averages, according to a Substance Abuse/Misuse Community Needs Assessment Report of North Texas released this week. The 214-page document by the North Texas Community Health Collaborative was a first-of-its-kind study rendering […]

Jan. 15 event detailing North Texas drug abuse statistics posted online

The North Texas Community Health Collaborative’s (CHC) educational event on January 15 detailing drug abuse numbers in the region has now been posted online. Before 70-plus attendees, the CHC presented findings from its Regional Substance Abuse/Misuse Needs Assessment Report covering 2017. The drug and alcohol abuse trends covered Collin, Dallas, Denton, Ellis, Erath, Grayson, Hood, […]

Foundation’s CHC to release data on regional substance abuse

Seven North Texas counties have higher drug and alcohol death rates than the national average and Opioids were the most dispensed prescriptions in North Texas, according to a presentation hosted yesterday by the North Texas Community Health Collaborative (CHC) at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children in Dallas. Before 70-plus attendees, the CHC presented findings […]

Foundation to release regional substance abuse numbers at Jan. 15 event

If you are interested in the scoop on North Texas substance abuse numbers covering 16 counties, then you don’t want to miss this DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) Foundation meeting on January 15 from 10:00 a.m. to 12 noon at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children in Dallas. Titled “Substance Abuse/Misuse Needs Assessment for 16 North […]

North Texas collaborative makes appearance at D.C. conference

Representatives of the North Texas Community Health Collaborative were invited to the nation’s capital on April 22- April 25 to discuss “Accelerating the Impact of Population Approaches to Mental Health First Aid” during the National Council for Behavioral Health Conference at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in Maryland. The event attracted more than […]

No Magic Bullet for Scarce Talents – The Solution must be Intentional and Decisive

The job market is keeping employers in fierce competition for scarce talents. This would certainly be an understatement when it comes to healthcare. Experienced talents such as ER and OR nurses and other specialty nursing, and allied health professions such as physical therapy continue to dominate the recruiting space in healthcare. The workforce staff at […]

Update on Regional Health Information Exchange in North Texas

It has been a busy summer.  North Texas’ Regional Health Information Exchange, housed in the North Texas Accountable Healthcare Partnership, has finalized its operational plans, sustainability model and is in the last phases of vendor selection for a Health Information Exchange technology firm.  Last Thursday, Sept. 29, three finalist vendors presented to a collection of […]

Welcome to our new blog!

Thanks for your support of the DFWHC Foundation and welcome to our new blog! We hope you’ll enjoy hearing about these activities and continue to join us in improving the health of North Texans. We have a new look and logo – with the focus on you and the community. The purpose of the new […]