Hurricane Harvey – How North Texans can help

08/31/2017

Excerpted from a Dallas Morning News story by Cassandra Jaramillo and Loyd Brumfield Hundreds of Harvey evacuees have come to Dallas-Fort Worth to avoid the damage and danger of the storms. Here’s how North Texans can help, with shelter, supplies and volunteer efforts: Volunteer: CITY OF DALLAS: Volunteers may be needed to help evacuees at designated recreation centers. Volunteers can … Read More

Alzheimer’s Disease – creating a safety net through collaboration

08/10/2017

The DFW Hospital Council is posting blogs submitted by our Associate Members. The following was provided by the Alzheimer’s Association. For guidelines, please contact Chris Wilson at chrisw@dfwhc.org. By Dr. Stephanie Woods, Texas Woman’s University, Conclusions drawn from Community Conversations (2017) The Community Conversations Health Care Series on Alzheimer’s Disease is a community stakeholder driven initiative designed to promote collaborative, … Read More

MADD – “Walk like MADD” events set for the Fall

08/08/2017

The DFW Hospital Council is posting blogs submitted by our Associate Members. The following was provided by MADD. For guidelines, please contact Chris Wilson at chrisw@dfwhc.org. On the road of life, Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) wants every family to be safe without the threat of drunk or drugged driving. And we want every family to stay whole without the … Read More

DFWHC Board makes a stand against violence

06/09/2017

In honor of today’s national day of awareness for “Hospitals Against Violence,” the DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) Board of Directors stood for a photograph to display unity with hospitals across the U.S. The campaign was the brainchild of the American Hospital Association (AHA) with a goal to focus national attention on ending all forms of violence through digital media to … Read More

DFWHC stands with AHA initiative to prevent violence

05/23/2017

The DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) announced today that it supports the American Hospital Association’s (AHA) initiative “Hospitals Against Violence.” The campaign’s goal is to focus national attention on ending all forms of violence through digital media to include tweets, photos and other online efforts. A national day of awareness has been scheduled for Friday, June 9 when hospitals across the … Read More

One down, many to go…Arlington approves smoking ban

05/10/2017

For almost a decade, the DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) has advocated for smoking bans in North Texas. Last night, the City of Arlington approved a new smoking ban by a vote of 7-2, following the lead of such communities as Dallas, Southlake, Benbrook, Flower Mound, Little Elm, Plano, Frisco, McKinney and Mesquite. “We continue our efforts in North Texas, as … Read More

DFWHC releases flyer in advance of Arlington smoke-free discussion

05/08/2017

In advance of tomorrow’s discussion by the City of Arlington’s council members on procedures involving a new smoking ban in public places, the DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) and its Foundation released a public flyer last week detailing the dangers of smoking in the city. Working in coordination with the American Heart Association, DFWHC President/CEO W. Stephen Love has been available … Read More

Did you wear your jeans today?

04/26/2017

Did you wear your jeans today? For the past 18 years, Peace Over Violence has run its Denim Day campaign on a Wednesday in April in honor of Sexual Violence Awareness Month. The campaign was originally triggered by a ruling by the Italian Supreme Court where a rape conviction was overturned because the justices felt the victim was wearing tight … Read More

DFWHC applauds Arlington’s new smoking ban

04/25/2017

For almost a decade, the DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) has advocated for non-smoking businesses frequented by the public. The City of Arlington approved a new smoking ban two weeks ago, prompting the city to consider itself officially “smoke-free.” “We continue our efforts in North Texas, as last year Denton, Red Oak, Duncanville, DeSoto and Seagoville enacted smoke-free ordinances,” said W. … Read More

Study reveals North Texas sexual assault statistics

05/05/2016

In the DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) Foundation study “Disparities Associated with Sexual Assaults and Abuses Identified by Hospitals in North Texas and Dallas County in 2010-2012” released this week, North Texas statistics involving sexual assault and abuse have been revealed for one of the first times in the region. The goal of the study was to detail community trends in … Read More