Health—General & Rehabilitative

HEALTHY TARRANT COUNTY COLLABORATION

Together for Tarrant County

Fort Worth, TX

Mission

Mission: To improve the health of the community through a collaborative partnership of health care systems, public health organizations, universities, and other community partners.
Vision: Through collaborative efforts, the people of Tarrant County are healthier.

Ruling Year

2006

Executive Director

Ms. Linda Fulmer

Main Address

PO Box 8040

Fort Worth, TX 76124 USA

Keywords

Prevention of chronic disease, Healthy eating and active living,

EIN

43-2087946

 Number

7946812980

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (E01)

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Programs + Results

What we aim to solve New!

Increasing healthy foods access for low income people living in food deserts and low-access neighborhoods.

Our programs

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Primary Data

Grants Convenor

Policy-Systems-Environmental Strategies

Southeast Fort Worth Urban Agriculture Initiative

Healthy Foods Assets Mapping

Where we workNew!

Charting Impact

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The theme for our new strategic plan is "Partner and Community Engagement". The goals are:
Goal 1: Increase quality primary data for Tarrant County for Community Health Needs Assessments (CHNA) and grant applications.

Goal 2: Continue diabetes prevention/management efforts in 76112 and 76119 through promotion of healthy retail policies and procedures to increase availability of healthy foods, increasing health considerations into the City of Fort Worth's planning and zoning decision-making.

Goal 3: Integrate Policy, Systems and Environment (PSE) strategies.
Goal 3.1: Be the grant convener for Tarrant County

Goal 3.2. Continue to develop population health and policy-systems-environment (PSE) competencies in HTCC members and community partners

We are establishing work groups that will implement strategies to achieve the objectives for each of the goals identified above:

Goal 1:
Obj 1. By the end of July 2016, a complete inventory of all known data sets (recent <5 yrs) for Tarrant County residents and neighborhoods will be compiled, assessed and stored on an electronic repository.
Obj 2. By the end of October 2016, a standardized list of questions will be developed utilizing state and national survey tools and community-generated questions.
Obj 3. By the end of March 2017, a Request for Proposals (RFP) will be developed for vendor(s) to conduct surveys and interviews in select communities utilizing both the standardized list of questions and community-generated questions.

Goal 2:
Obj 1. By the end of March 2017, HTCC & Plan4Health partners will recruit, train, and deploy three produce cart vendors in the target area.
Obj 2. By the end of March 2017, HTCC & Plan4Health partners will recruit and deploy one mobile mart in the target area.
Obj 3. By the end of March 2017, HTCC & Plan4Health partners will engage two convenience or dollar stores in an evidence-based Healthy Corner Store program
Obj 4. By the end of March 2017, HTCC & Plan4Health partners will have identified candidates with public health training in all Fort Worth council districts willing to serve on the City Plan Commission or the Zoning Commission, and assured that their respective councilmembers know of their interest.
Obj 5. At the conclusion of the grant, HTCC will disseminate the results of the project through a conference presentation and an accompanying manuscript.

Goal 3.1:
Obj 1. By the end of February 2016, all of the key partners in seeking population health grants will be identified and committed to discussions on how to better position Tarrant County to succeed in applications for large government and national foundation health-focused grants.
Obj 2. By the end of December 2016, a process and infrastructure will be developed and utilized by HTCC grant-seeking partners to collaborate on population health grants that align with Tarrant County Voices for Health .
Obj 3. By the end of July 2017, a process and infrastructure will be developed and utilized county-wide to identify a single lead applicant for large government and national foundation health-focused grants.
Obj 4. Participants will increase their knowledge about and confidence in their ability to implement PSE strategies by December 2017 Applications to include PSE strategies.

Staff from our member institutions and other community partners come together for project-specific work groups to implement strategies aimed at achieving the objectives listed above.

Our Executive Director is our only dedicated staff person.

The strategic plan has SMART objectives that have measurement built into them. The plan will be reivewed annually to verify that progress is being made, as well as to identify whether there is a need to modify any of the objectives.

Goal 1: Increase quality primary data for Tarrant County for Community Health Needs Assessments (CHNA) and grant applications.
2016 Status:
• We completed an inventory of all known data sets by the end of July, and at that point realized that it was important to have a third party conduct a review of each in order to understand the ways in which these data sets were developed.
• One of our work group members, Marcela Gutierrez, connected her colleague, Dr. Katherine Sanchez, who had some seed money to research this issue as it pertains to CHNAs. The seed money is intended to develop background information that can be used to apply for NIH research funding in 2017 to conduct a more comprehensive study on how to systematically gather primary data (voice of the general public) for use in assessments and grant applications.

Goal 2: Continue diabetes prevention/management efforts in 76112 and 76119 through promotion of healthy retail policies and procedures to increase availability of healthy foods, increasing health considerations into the City of Fort Worth's planning and zoning decision-making.
2016 Status:
• These objectives are all related to the deliverables in the Plan4Health grant, and the grant timeline was extended in October 2016 to run through February 2017.
• We have been able to engage 2 convenience stores in becoming pilot Healthy Corner Stores, which exceeds the goal by 1 store.
• • We have succeeded in partnering with a social entrepreneur who is launching both the mobile fresh market and push cart program, and her goal is to grow from the one truck and three push carts into a fleet of mobile fresh markets.
• In working with the social entrepreneur, we have also developed a network of Southeast Fort Worth residents interested in developing an urban agriculture movement in the area, and with the support of Commissioner Brooks office, we are convening regular meetings with this group to discuss how to coordinate their respective efforts to better reach the community.
• Our communications campaign, which has been built on the existing Live A More Colorful Life campaign developed by Tarrant County Public Health, has been freshened by the Blue Zones Project's marketing team, and has been deployed in a layered manner that touches every person in the targeted zip codes multiple times. This significantly exceeds the grant deliverable of touching at least 50% of the residents at least once.
Goal 3.1: Be the grant convener for Tarrant County2016 Status:
• We have been successful in convening all interested parties several times during 2016 to discuss how to coordinate on large grant applications such that there is only one applicant out of Tarrant County.

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BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?

Yes

CEO OVERSIGHT

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Yes

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

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Yes

BOARD COMPOSITION

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No

BOARD PERFORMANCE

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No

Organizational Demographics

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