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Emergency preparedness toolkit for small and rural communities rolls out across the U.S.By: Sally Crocker   A quick reference guide to help small towns and rural communities prepare for potential disaster situations is now available for free download on four Texas websites and is being rolled out across the U.S. by a UNT Health Science Center public health professor and her team. The Toolkit for Rural Communities Read More »

Apr 3, 2018

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SPH student experiences politics and policy firsthand through Capitol Hill internshipBy Sally Crocker   The last few months have ushered in a whirlwind of change for UNTHSC School of Public Health student Megan Bhatti, who is interning this spring in Washington, D.C., for U.S. Rep. Kay Granger, representing the 12th District of Texas. Bhatti’s days are busy attending briefings, answering citizen phone calls to Representative Read More »

Mar 22, 2018

Sara Bryd
Public health student to bike across Africa for medical, educational missionBy Sally Crocker   Sara Byrd is looking forward to UNT Health Science Center graduation day for two very big reasons. After crossing the stage in cap and gown at this spring’s commencement ceremonies, the School of Public Health MHA graduate will board a plane for Africa. There she will participate in a seven-day, 489-mile Read More »

Mar 19, 2018

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United Way of Tarrant County selects UNTHSC for community assessmentUnited Way of Tarrant County today announced the selection of the UNT Health Science Center to conduct a comprehensive community needs assessment to uncover the most pressing social issues affecting the health and prosperity of the Tarrant County population. The results of the assessment, which will include in-depth, one-on-one interviews and focus groups with local Read More »

Mar 8, 2018

Dr. Marcy Paul
Connecting across cultures leads public health professor to new international roleBy Sally Crocker Dr. Marcy Paul has spent a lifetime following the teachings of Tikkun Olam, the Jewish concept of “repairing the world.” The foundations of Dr. Paul’s work in public health today, and her belief that every person has a responsibility to make the world better, have deep roots back to the convictions of Read More »

Feb 20, 2018

Carolyn Guidry receives award
SPH student wins national honor for excellence through diversityBy Sally Crocker UNTHSC DrPH student Carolyn Bradley-Guidry, MPAS, PA-C, CPH, has received national recognition for her service and citizenship in the area of diversity and inclusion. Bradley-Guidry, Assistant Professor in the UT Southwestern (UTSW) Department of Physician Assistant (PA) Studies, was recently promoted to Director of Diversity and Inclusion for the UTSW School of Read More »

Feb 15, 2018

Abby Winstead helps others in Haiti
Student’s passion runs deep for a healthier HaitiBy Sally Crocker Public health student Abby Winstead made her first trip to Haiti on a ministry mission seven years ago, and when she graduates from UNT Health Science Center this spring, she will take on a full time position there to continue serving families in need. Winstead will manage maternal and child health programming Read More »

Feb 14, 2018

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Clearing the smoke from Fort WorthBy Alex Branch Fort Worth soon will be officially smoke free. On March 12, the city’s updated smoking ordinance prohibiting smoking in bars and bingo parlors will take effect, bringing Fort Worth in line with every other major Texas city. “Fort Worth has made great strides in health and wellness, with many of our initiatives Read More »

Jan 31, 2018

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A tale of funding, public good and next stepsBy Sally Crocker In 2012, a group of UNTHSC faculty were approached with a unique opportunity. Millions of dollars had suddenly become available through Medicaid to fund innovative health care delivery projects for low-income and uninsured patients. The catch? Funding was performance-based, awarded as successful progress was proven. The Health Science Center could lose money Read More »

Jan 25, 2018

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Helping communities plan for the unexpectedBy Sally Crocker   A UNT Health Science Center instructor and students are leading an effort to help small and rural communities prepare for potential disaster situations. With support from the UTA Urban Planning Department, the team, led by Dr. Melissa Oden from the UNTHSC School of Public Health, has developed a rural community disaster Read More »

Jan 24, 2018