Posts Tagged ‘substance misuse’

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 […]

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 […]

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day set for Oct. 27

Mark your calendars as the Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) National Prescription Drug Take Back Day has been set for Saturday, October 27 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. “Don’t be the dealer, keep them safe, clean them out and take them back,” so goes the slogan promoting a crucial public safety and public health issue […]

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 to participate in “Smart Justice” program

Blog by Kristin Jenkins, President of the DFWHC Foundation “Vision is the art of seeing what is invisible to others.” – Jonathan Swift The numbers make the issue obvious, but they are still hard to believe. Twenty to 25 percent of people in Texas county jails are diagnosed with mental illness, with annual costs to […]

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 […]

“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 […]

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 […]

Behavioral Health Report covers 16 North Texas counties

Seven North Texas counties have no psychiatric care beds and the number of behavioral care providers throughout the region are below national and state levels, according to a Behavioral Health Community Needs Assessment Report released this week. The 130-page report by the North Texas Community Health Collaborative was the opening bell of a strategic goal […]

Smart Justice Project program to help area patients

Blog by Kristin Jenkins, President of the DFW Hospital Council Foundation On January 23, the DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) Foundation hosted the first Meadows Smart Justice Project Collaborative meeting here at our offices. In attendance were representatives from Texas Health Resources, Parkland Health and Hospital System, Baylor Scott and White Health, Meadows Policy Institute, Loopback […]