WE HAIL honored with Innovators in Aging award
By Jan Jarvis
The Texas Health and Human Services Commission recently recognized WE HAIL by presenting it the Innovators in Aging award. This is the first time the HHSC has presented the award, which honors programs that have made a positive impact on the lives of older Texans. WE HAIL is among five recipients honored for developing innovative programs.
“Every day across the state, many people and organizations are quietly working to improve the lives of older Texans,” said Holly Riley, Aging Services Coordination Manager for HHSC. “It is important to recognize them for their contributions and that we encourage others to take innovative actions.
UNT Health Science Center, which partners with Texas Christian University, JPS Health Network, United Way of Tarrant County’s Area Agency on Aging and several other community-based aging services providers, is honored to be recognized, said Janice Knebl, DO, MBA, Director of the Center for Geriatrics, Dallas Southwest Osteopathic Physicians Endowed Chair and Professor in Geriatrics.
“We are very excited to have our WE HAIL recognized by Texas Health and Human Services for an inaugural Innovator in Aging Award,” Dr. Knebl said.
WE HAIL was established in July 2015 with funding from Health Resources and Services Administration’s Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program for $850,000 annually.
The program was developed to transform clinical training environments for health care professionals and caregivers in order to meet the needs of older adults in Tarrant County and surrounding rural communities.
In addition to offering training opportunities, WEHAIL promotes interprofessional teamwork by working with physicians, nurses, caregivers, physician assistants, physical therapists, pharmacists, social workers and others.
By Alex Branch Alan Stucky carries Naloxone everywhere. The UNT System Vice Chancellor and General Counsel always is prepared to administer the opioid reversal drug, also known by its brand name Narcan, should he encounter someone suffering an opioid overdose. He does this in loving mem...Read more
Jan 23, 2020
UNT Health Science Center and Quest Diagnostics, the world’s leading provider of diagnostic information services, have formed a unique collaboration that converges data, research and technologies to help improve prevention and treatment for individuals at high-risk for preventable diseases, su...Read more
Jan 21, 2020
By Jan Jarvis If anyone can navigate through the complex health care system, it is Dr. Dan McCoy. A physician and President of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas, Dr. McCoy knows his way around a hospital. But when his 93–year-old father fell and broke his hip, Dr. McCoy was ensnared by a s...Read more
Jan 21, 2020
Dr. Saperstein provided empathetic, high-quality care to countless patients at the UNTHSC Patient Care Clinic on East Seminary Drive. He retired in 2010. A U.S. Navy veteran, Dr. Saperstein operated a private practice in Kansas City, Mo., and Fort Worth prior to joining UNTHSC. At HSC, Dr. Sapers...Read more
Jan 20, 2020