A partnership with the community is essential as we seek to better understand the health care needs of the County and plan the Tarrant County health care delivery system of the future. We plan to conduct four community forums, two focus groups and dozens of stakeholder interviews with a wide variety of individuals invested in the health care delivery system in Tarrant County.
Health Management Associates (HMA) is the vendor engaged by the County to conduct “Long-Range Planning for JPS Health Network.” HMA will draw on themes from the stakeholder engagement as they develop recommendations for the Tarrant County Hospital District. HMA will include a summary of these themes on this website and in their final report.
Moderated by G. K. Maenius, County Administrator, HMA will conduct community forums -- “listening sessions” -- to gain input from the general public, including JPS Network users, on health care needs and future direction of the healthcare delivery system in Tarrant County. We will:
Four Community Forums have been scheduled throughout the county for the convenience of interested residents. All forums will begin at 6 p.m.
Wednesday, November 9
2300 Circle Drive
Fort Worth, TX, 76119
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video of Community Forum No. 1, November 9, 2016
Thursday, December 1
700 E. Abram St.
Arlington, TX, 76010
Wednesday, December 7
Lake Worth Activity Center
7005 Charbonneau Road
Lake Worth, TX, 76135
Tuesday, January 10
645 Grapevine Highway
Hurst, TX, 76054
Facilitated by HMA, the County will conduct two focus groups – small group discussions. These will address health care service access in the JPS Health Network, and current and future health care service needs in the county. Focus group participants will include JPS Health Network users and health care advocates from the community.
We will recruit participants and conduct focus groups in November 2016. We will transcribe and analyze the focus group discussions, identify themes as well as individual input. HMA will prepare a report summary for each focus group and an aggregate report of themes across the two focus groups.
With input from the County and the JPS Health Network, HMA developed a list of dozens of individuals and organizational representatives that have particular insight and investment in the health care delivery system in Tarrant County.
These include the county commissioners and selected county staff, JPS Network board members and selected JPS staff; other elected officials; community health centers, including community behavioral health centers; selected hospital systems, including behavioral health hospitals; nursing homes; health professions training programs; relevant community organizations, coalitions and associations; business and civic organizations; law enforcement; and health foundations. Particular emphasis is placed on individuals representing underserved populations.
HMA will conduct a combination of face-to-face and telephone interviews with these individuals to obtain input into the future direction of the health care delivery system in Tarrant County.
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