Even before the creation of the Health Equity and Community Engagement division, Tarrant County Public Health has been involved in community efforts, agencies and organizations that promote diversity and health equity. Some of these activities were single events, others are ongoing.
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.
Carnival de Salud
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.
Conversations About Health / Platicas Sobre La Salud
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.
Health Equity in Action
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.
Healthy Moms – Health Babies – Health Community (H3)
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
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.
STAR Fellowship Program
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.
Strong Families Coalition of Greater Tarrant County
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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