Our Work

Healthy Tarrant County Collaboration (HTCC) is a partnership of hospitals, public health organizations and universities working to build healthier communities. With our combined talents, expertise and support of our organizations we were able to achieve many of the goals outlined in our 2015-2018 strategic plan. Building upon those successes, we have outlined new goals and objectives for 2019-2021.

Healthy Foods Access. We are working to increase access to healthy foods in underserved areas across Tarrant County, with an initial goal to develop or identify at least one option for healthy food purchasing within one mile of 50% of the household in East/Southeast Fort Worth.  Our strategies include expanding our network of healthy corner stores, surveying all stores accepting SNAP by zip code to identify existing bright spots, continuing to explore sustainable options for mobile produce sales, and providing backbone support to Grow Southeast — an urban agriculture initiative.

Policy-Systems-Environmental (PSE) Strategies.  We will focus on opportunities to advocate for local policies that support health and well being at the city and  county levels.

Resident Engagement.    We will also study an array of strategies for including the general public’s input into our member institution’s programs and assessments, ReThink Health’s Resident Engagement Practices Typology.