Posts Tagged ‘Tarrant County’

Tarrant County COVID-19 vaccine registration sites open this weekend – volunteers needed

Tarrant County has announced three COVID-19 vaccine registration sites will be open this weekend. On Friday, April 9, there will be two sites available at Brighter Outlook Inc. and the Saginaw Community Center. On Saturday, April 10 a registration site will be open at the El Rancho Supermercado store on North Main Street. Saginaw Community […]

The Secret Sauce to overcoming vaccine hesitancy – your local church

Excerpted from a Stateline article by Christine Vestal Nationwide, efforts to vaccinate people at churches and other trusted locations in targeted communities appears to be gaining momentum. MedStar Mobile Healthcare, a Fort Worth, Texas, regional emergency medical service, hit what leaders there considered a home run recently, vaccinating 757 people in a single day at […]

Texas to open COVID-19 vaccination to all adults on March 29

The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) announced yesterday that all adults will now be eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine beginning Monday, March 29. DSHS expects vaccine supplies to increase as soon as next week. The state’s Expert Vaccine Allocation Panel recommended opening vaccination to everyone to protect as many Texans as possible. […]

North Texas Healthcare Coverage Collaborative launches to address growing number of uninsured residents

United Way of Metropolitan Dallas (UWMD), the Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council and the Dallas County Enroll North Texas ACA Coalition announced the launch of the North Texas Healthcare Coverage Collaborative (NTHCC), an innovative collaboration formed to address the growing number of uninsured North Texans, as a result of COVD-19, by providing financial assistance to maintain […]

“Opioid Management” event attracts sold-out audience of 100-plus

The DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) Foundation’s complimentary educational event “Opioid Management: A Path for the Future” attracted a sold-out audience of 100-plus attendees this morning at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital in Frisco. Topics included an update on U.S. strategies, diversions and resources. Lisa Sullivan of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) opened the event with a […]

Was it good for Texas to decline Medicaid expansion?

WFAA Ch. 8 Reporter David Schechter tackled the thorny issue of Texas Medicaid expansion during an extended news segment broadcast last night. With the state having a chance in 2013 to drastically expand healthcare coverage to 1.5 million of the poorest Texans, it emphatically said no. The question Schechter asked was a simple one – […]

Active Shooter Training Workshop on June 21

Both Tarrant and Dallas counties will host an Active Shooter Consequence Management Training Workshop on Thursday, June 21 at the Richardson Civic Center from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The educational event is geared towards emergency managers, emergency responders, health and hospital personnel, municipal and county managers, public works personnel, human resource directors and other […]