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One Zip Code at a Time: Tarrant County’s Retail Food Environment

Guest blog article by Linda Fulmer, BSW, MEd Executive Director, Healthy Tarrant County Collaboration Healthy Tarrant County Collaboration (HTCC) has been working to address healthy food access in underserved neighborhoods for a few years now, and after reviewing the Baltimore City’s Food Environment:  2018 report, we wanted to do the same kind of study for…
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Overcoming Pandemic Fatigue to Promote Health Equity

As the holidays fast approach and 2020 continues to give us a run for our money, many people are feeling the effects of pandemic fatigue. Pandemic fatigue occurs when people grow tired of practicing measures meant to slow the spread of COVID-19, such as social distancing, wearing a mask, staying away from large gatherings, etc.…
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Why you should vote

By now we are all intimately familiar with the horrific events that have occurred in 2020. It has been a year full of multifaceted injustices ranging from the outrageously high COVID-19 death toll that has disproportionately affected communities of color, to the violence and deaths that have resulted from police brutality. There have been substantial…
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Responding to communities in need during shelter-in-place orders

In this video blog, we will discuss some community groups who are particularly vulnerable as a result of COVID 19 shelter-in-place orders. We will also hear about how community organizations are quickly pivoting their work to respond to these urgent needs.  During this video we speak to: Ms. Leah King Chief Executive Officer United Way…
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HE SHOULD STILL BE WITH US

School of Public Health & Texas Center for Health Disparities Community Blog Something happened!!!!! The sounds I awoke to coming from the living room were screams. I always had intense dreams, but I know this wasn’t one of them. I knew something bad had really happened. A few weeks earlier, my mom found out that…
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Grow Southeast: Fighting Food Insecurity, One Farm at a Time

School of Public Health & Texas Center for Health Disparities Community Blog   Linda Fulmer, B.S.W., M. Ed. Executive Director, Healthy Tarrant County Collaboration In 2014 we met with the community leaders in East and Southeast Fort Worth to ask what they thought could help make their neighborhoods healthier. They pointed out that while many organizations…
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Understanding and Responding to Moms with Postpartum Depression in our communities, in our families

School of Public Health & Texas Center for Health Disparities Community Blog By Luvleen Dharni Whether the first or third child, having a baby brings tremendous responsibility and readjustment in the daily routine. For many, the new life brings joy and happiness, but along with these celebrations, unexpected challenges may arise. For the last 15 years,…
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Why is Spring the most important time to talk with your teens?

School of Public Health & Texas Center for Health Disparities Community Blog Why is Spring the most important time to talk with your teens? “I came to MADD (Mother’s Against Drunk Driving) in the months after Helen Marie died a sudden, violent death by an alcohol- and marijuana-impaired teen driver. Just as suddenly, we faced…
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Reflections on equity, diversity and inclusion

School of Public Health & Texas Center for Health Disparities Community Blog   Last Fall I was asked to chair an ad hoc (temporary) committee to develop a diversity and inclusion plan for our School of Public Health (SPH). This seemed like a fairly straightforward task for a couple of different reasons.  First, our accrediting…
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An Almost Forgotten but Still Important Health Risk: Tuberculosis

School of Public Health & Texas Center for Health Disparities Community Blog   Public Health Irony An irony of public health is that the more effective we are the less visible we become—we work to prevent disease, to keep bad things from happening. The constant chatter in social media isn’t focused on what isn’t happening…