Organizations

Healthy Retail Policies (formerly Diabetes Prevention and Management)

In response to requests from the community, we are working to pilot healthy retail policies and programs to increase access to healthy foods in a large food desert. In late 2015 HTCC received a Plan4Health grant that is supporting pilots for produce pushcarts, produce trucks, and healthy corner stores in Southeast Fort Worth.

Community

PSE Strategies

We continue to develop population health and policy-systems-environment (PSE) competencies in HTCC members and community partners through our annual Coalitions Breakfast and Coalitions newsletters. We are also participating in the Institute for Healthcare Improvement’s Pathway to Pacesetters (P2) program (Initiative), This national learning collaborative is part of the 100 Million Healthier Lives initiative.

Research

Primary Data

Many local organizations conduct community health needs assessments on a regular basis in order to determine where to focus their resources and efforts. We have many sources of secondary data to inform these assessments, but not as many sources of primary data. HTCC is building a catalog of existing data resources that routinely capture public opinion, and seeking to develop a standardized set of questions that can be used to capture public priorities routinely.