DFWHC Foundation report detailed in The Dallas Morning News


A regional healthcare study prepared by Summer Collins, director of population and public health research in the Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council Foundation (DFWHC Foundation), was covered on the front page of The Dallas Morning News, Wednesday, May 23. The article, titled “Study: Area has doctor shortage” and penned by Sherry Jacobson, highlighted report details involving chronic diseases and a regional shortage in primary-care doctors and medical specialists.

The Community Needs Assessment Report for Regional Health Partnership 9, created as part of the Texas Healthcare Transformation and Quality Improvement Program – Medicaid 1115 Waiver, was developed by Collins and the DFWHC Foundation following a request from Dallas Medical Resources. Conclusions of the report were presented Tuesday, May 22 to officials at Parkland Health and Hospital System.

The article can be found on The Dallas Morning News website at http://www.dallasnews.com/health/headlines/20120522-report-dallas-fort-worth-lacks-primary-care-doctors-specialists-to-meet-population-demands.ece?action=reregister.

A draft of the report can be found at: http://www.healthyntexas.org/.