Categorized: community

Responding to communities in need during shelter-in-place orders

Published: March 30, 2020

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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 Read More »

HE SHOULD STILL BE WITH US

Published: July 19, 2019

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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 Read More »

Grow Southeast: Fighting Food Insecurity, One Farm at a Time

Published: June 4, 2019

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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 Read More »

Why is Spring the most important time to talk with your teens?

Published: April 1, 2019

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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 Read More »

Reflections on equity, diversity and inclusion

Published: March 4, 2019

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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 Read More »

An Almost Forgotten but Still Important Health Risk: Tuberculosis

Published: January 14, 2019

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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 Read More »

Medicine: Are you taking what you think you’re taking?

Published: December 10, 2018

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School of Public Health & Texas Center for Health Disparities Community Blog   The Problem Every day, millions of people across the globe do not take their medications correctly. They might be taking too much or too little. The results can have bad consequences. These might be accidental overdose, poor control of chronic disease or Read More »

Electronic Cigarettes: Friend or Foe?

Published: November 7, 2018

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School of Public Health & Texas Center for Health Disparities Community Blog   While the debate about the potential benefit of e-cigarettes/vapes for long-term cigarette smokers continues, tobacco and independent companies are busy creating a new generation of people addicted to nicotine. Cigarette smoking has been trending down in the U.S. for years, particularly for youth. Read More »

Breast Cancer: Let’s Not Settle for Less

Published: October 19, 2018

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School of Public Health & Texas Center for Health Disparities Community Blog Whether through our own experiences or a loved one’s, breast cancer can be scary. As a community, we have worked hard in the last few decades to increase awareness and knowledge regarding breast health. We started recognizing October as the breast cancer awareness Read More »