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    Tarrant County Disproportionality and Disparity Advisory Committee

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    Come join us for our first community chat of the year.

    6 - 8 p.m., Tuesday, January 23, 2018

    Dr. Marion J. Brooks Building, Tarrant County Public Health

    1101 S. Main Street, Fort Worth, TX 76104

    Register using (search: Community Chat)

    For more information, contact Albert Brown at


    Community Chat fliers available:



    Previous Events

    African American Health Expo

    African American Health Expo


    The African American Health Expo group is a not-for-profit group of volunteers who have come together to make a difference in the community. With the help of all the wonderful sponsors over the years they are been able to provide various health screenings and services for free or very little cost to the African American community.

    Save the Date:

    Saturday, April 9, 2016, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

    Tarrant County College, South Campus

    “Empowering Families: Pathway to Wellness and Well-being”



    Carnaval de Salud


    Carnaval de Salud 2014

    This annual health fair is part of the Hispanic Wellness Coalition's outreach to the local Hispanic community. Held the first Saturday of October, TCPH hosts this event as part of the annual Binational Health Week – a collaborative effort on behalf of the Mexican Ministry of Health, the Consul General of Mexico in Dallas and other local agencies. The goal is to promote sustainable partnerships that address health issues among Hispanics in the United States. 

    TCPH’s four-hour event features educational presentations and displays, a variety of free health screens, “edutainment” and lots of fun, family-oriented games and activities. Carnaval de Salud continues to grow in popularity with each year.

    The 12th Annual Carnaval de Salud will place Sat., Oct. 7, 2017, from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. at the Tarrant County College - Trinity River Campus at 300 Trinity Campus Circle, Fort Worth, TX 76102.

    News release regarding Carnaval de Salud leadership transition

    Sponsor and Exhibitor Registration


    Here are the results of a survey taken of attendees at the 2015 Carnaval de Salud.

    Here's the latest Carnaval de Salud flier. Also available in Spanish.

    (Accessibility Notice:  If you have problems accessing these fliers, please call 817-321-5318.)

    Conversations About Health / Platicas Sobre La Salud


    Save the Date, Jan 10th 2015 graphic

    Tarrant County Public Health joined Tarrant County College and other healthcare agencies when they presented "Conversations About Health/Platicas Sobre La Salud" Saturday, Jan. 10, 2015 at the Trinity Valley Campus of Tarrant County College.

    The attached presentations for this meeting were presented by:

    Eduardo Sanchez, MD, MPH, FAAFP        Luis Zayas, Ph.D.

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    Pictured above, left to right: Lee Saldivar- LULAC Council of Arlington; Judy Perez- Hispanic Women’s Network; Richard Gonzales- LULAC Council of Arlington; Kelly Hart- Program Director with Planned Parenthood of Texas; Ramon Romero- State Representative, District 90, Tarrant County, Texas; Marc Veasey- U.S. Congressman; Belinda Gonzalez Hampton, Tarrant County Public Health; Annette Soto- Chairwoman, Hispanic Women’s Network; Robert Munoz- Vice President for Continuing Education Services, Tarrant County College Disctict.

    Stacey Guillen, the chair of the Dallas Chapter of the Hispanic Women's Network of Texas, took part in the press conference.

    Stacey Guillen, the chair of the Dallas Chapter of the Hispanic Women's Network of Texas, took part in the press conference.

    Ramon Romero, State Representative, District 90, asnwers media questions.

    Ramon Romero, State Representative, District 90, answered media questions.

    U.S. Congressman Marc Veasey, along with Ramon Romero- State Representative, District 90, Tarrant County, both took part in the press conference.

    U.S. Congressman Marc Veasey, along with Ramon Romero- State Representative, District 90, Tarrant County, both took part in the press conference.

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    U.S. Congressman Marc Veasey addressed the group.

    Health Disparities in Tarrant County

    Infant mortality, or the loss of a child before his/her first birthday, is a tragedy that forever impacts a mother, father, family and community. The infant mortality rate (IMR) in Tarrant County varies from year to year, but has increased overall from 6.3 infant deaths per 1,000 live births in 2000 (the lowest rate in more than 30 years) to 7.5 infant deaths per 1,000 live births in 2010 (the most recent year data are available). The 2010 IMR for Tarrant County was higher than Texas and the United States (6.1 each), as well as the Healthy People 2010 and 2020 Objectives (4.5 and 6.0 respectively). Source: Fetal Infant Mortality Review, Tarrant County, 2008-2010

    Tarrant County addresses these critical issues through the Fetal Infant Mortality Review and the Nurse-Family Partnership Program.

    Fetal Infant Mortality Review of Tarrant County

    Health Equity in Action

    2014 Tarrant County Community Health Improvement Plan - Because Health Matters

    Where and how we live, learn, work and play affects our health. Understanding how these factors influence health is critical for developing the best strategies to address them. To accomplish these goals, Tarrant County Public Health -- in collaboration with representatives from social services, health care organizations, neighborhoods, businesses, schools, faith - based organizations and local government -- led a comprehensive community health planning effort to measurably improve the health of Tarrant County residents. This Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) addresses many social determinants of health.

    Be a part of the plan!

    To get involved, complete this form.

    Healthy Moms – Health Babies – Health Community (H3) 


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    UNT Health Science Center
    Texas Prevention Institute
    Research and Innovation

    The causes of infant mortality are broad and complex and impact the health of the Fort Worth community. Better pre-conception health care beginning with young girls can lead to better pregnancy outcomes. The Life Course approach recognizes that birth outcomes are driven by women’s overall health and community health problems they experience. This means the Healthy Moms – Healthy Babies – Healthy Community (H3) initiative focuses on community-based research and interventions over the entire lifecycle of community residents.

    Hispanic Wellness Coalition


    Hispanic Wellness Coalition

    The mission of the Hispanic Wellness Coalition (HWC) is to provide opportunities for access to health care and information through the Hispanic Wellness Fair and other programs.  These activities are designed to increase awareness of all forms of healthcare and healthy living opportunities available and to build relationships with health practitioners and wellness providers. 

    Save the Date:

    18th Annual Hispanic Wellness Fair
    Saturday- August 6, 2016
    9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

    STAR Fellowship Program


    UNT Health Science Center


    The STAR Fellowship Program, is a program designed for junior faculty and community leaders who are interested in Health Disparity Research. The STAR (Steps Toward Academic Research) Fellowship Program, offers a full year of collaborative training and interaction with faculty from the UNTHSC and other institutions, directed toward fostering the Health Disparities Research Initiative.

    Click here for applications.


    STAR Fellowship 2015 Poster

    Developed by Yvette M. Wingate, MPA

    2014-2015 STAR Fellow, Texas Center for Health Disparities

    Strong Families Coalition of Greater Tarrant County 


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    Strong Families Coalition is an anti-poverty group organized in 2013 with the vision to make Tarrant County a place for working families to thrive. Our mission is to reduce poverty, increase opportunities, and help families thrive by building partnerships among organizations and coordinating resources. Coalition members have opportunities to participate through education, research, collaboration and advocacy.
    Focus Areas: Payday and Auto-title Loan Life Planning (family planning, healthcare, goal setting, wrap-around resource referrals, medical home).


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