Tarrant County Public Health provides its services with the intent to promote, achieve and maintain a healthy standard of living across Tarrant County. We also cooperate and partner with local, state and national entities who are willing to work with us on policy development and the common goal of improving the health and quality of life for our neighbors and fellow residents.
The Healthy Tarrant County Collaboration is a partnership of hospitals, public health organizations and universities working to build healthier communities. HTCC helps its members and community partners better understand how to use policy-systems-environmental (PSE) strategies in community health improvement efforts.
The Immunization Collaboration of Tarrant County (ICTC) is a collaboration of over 40 agencies and organizations, public and private, committed to providing the systematic eradication of childhood, adolescent and adult vaccine-preventable diseases in Tarrant County. ICTC provides low cost vaccines to over 7,000 children, teens, and adults annually and community awareness, outreach, and education on the importance of immunizations to more than 20,000 people every year.
The JPS Health Network works to improve health status and access to health care needs Tarrant County families. The hospital on Main Street is licensed for 573 beds and is attached to a Patient Care Pavilion - a five-story acute care facility, along with an outpatient care center and a dedicated facility for psychiatric services.
National Collaborative for Infants & Toddlers
NCIT is a nationwide effort to prioritize a strong start for infants and toddlers by ensuring a healthy start at birth, stronger support of families with infants and toddlers, and expanded access to high-quality care and learning environments. NCIT brings together early childhood leaders, philanthropy, policymakers and practitioners inside and outside state and local government to create and strengthen promising policies and programs and share best practices, ensuring more states and communities can support the healthy development of our youngest children.
The North Texas Area Community Health Centers (NTACHC) offers a full range of quality family-oriented comprehensive primary and preventive services, including Family Medicine, Pediatrics, OB-GYN, family planning services, prenatal care, behavioral care services (depression and anxiety counseling) and health education promotion and disease prevention services. NTACHC operates clinics located in the Northside and Southeast Fort Worth and in Arlington.
Preventable injuries are the #1 killer of kids in the United States. Throughout the world, almost one million children die of mostly preventable injuries each year. Safe Kids Tarrant County is a nonprofit organization working to help families and communities keep kids safe from such injuries. Based on the needs of the community, this coalition implements evidence-based programs, such as car-seat checkups, safety workshops and sports clinics, that help parents and caregivers prevent childhood injuries.
The Tarrant County Diabetes Collaboration (TCDC) is a non-profit organization established in 1997 as part of a community-based approach to address Type 2 diabetes among people living in Tarrant County. The collaboration is made up of volunteers who are certified diabetes educators, nurses, dietitians, and health educators. These volunteers work for Tarrant County Public Health, JPS Health Network, social service agencies, advocacy groups, pharmaceutical and medical device makers.
The Tarrant County Food Policy Council is a coalition of citizens, organizations, government and business leaders concerned for the health of our community. It works to bring together all parts of the local food system to find solutions to current food issues at the local level, with the goal of helping everyone have access to healthy foods. The council takes a systems approach to making change in our community, looking at issues from how and where our food is produced, to where it can be accessed, to what happens to waste and everything in between.
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