Forum explores links between health and business

November 11, 2015

UNTHSC Campus Aerial

The Better Health Through Economic Opportunity forum is coming to UNT Health Science Center on Thursday and will explore the links among health, education, employment and income.

It’s the fourth in a series of 10 forums held around the country by the US Chamber of Commerce Foundation and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce is also hosting the event.

The forum will focus on the influence of local and regional businesses to empower healthier individuals and communities. Regional business leaders, industry experts, and elected officials will gather to discuss and explore the best ways to secure and enhance Texas’ future, both nationally and globally. Among the speakers are:

  • Bill Thornton President and CEO, Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce
  • Betsy Price, Mayor of Fort Worth
  • Cheryl Oldham, Vice President, Education Policy, U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, Center for Education and Workforce
  • Elizabeth Sobel Blum, Senior Advisor of Community Development, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation is dedicated to strengthening America’s long-term competitiveness and educating the public on how the free enterprise system improves society and the economy.

Hsc Tcom Gold Humanism Society Inductees Fc
TCOM Chapter of the Gold Humanism Honor Society welcomes new inductees 

By Steven Bartolotta The humanistic side of medicine is alive and well at Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. The TCOM Chapter of the Arnold P Gold Foundation inducted 45 students and four faculty members into the Gold Humanism Honor Society on the campus of The University of North Texas H...Read more

Jun 15, 2021

John Licciardone Hsc Fort Worth Fc
eHealth interventions could help African-American patients in battle with chronic pain

By Steven Bartolotta The PRECISION Pain Research Registry at the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth has identified important racial disparities in pain management that became more evident during the COVID-19 pandemic. Its study recently published in the special COVID...Read more

Jun 14, 2021

Diana Cervantes. Assistant Professor Biostatistics & Epidemiology
Dr. Diana Cervantes named among Fort Worth’s ‘most influential’ for public health service during the pandemic

By Sally Crocker Dr. Diana Cervantes has spent the last year keeping people informed and updated on all things coronavirus, and now she’s being recognized as one of Fort Worth Inc.’s “400 Most Influential People” for helping protect the community’s health during the pandemic. Dr....Read more

Jun 8, 2021

Opal Lee photo by Rodger Mallison/Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Celebrating Juneteenth

By Diane Smith-Pinckney On June 19 1865, Major General Gordan Granger marched into Galveston with a critical message: “The people of Texas are informed that, in accordance with a Proclamation from the Executive of the United States, all slaves are free.”  This was the opening se...Read more

Jun 8, 2021