In July 2012 our Board approved a new strategic plan that will guide our work from 2012 through 2015.

The Plan

Healthy Tarrant County Collaboration 2019 – 2021 Strategic Plan

Goal 1. Healthy Foods Access. Increase access to healthy foods in underserved areas across Tarrant County

Objective 1. At least one option for healthy food purchasing within one mile of 50% of the household in East/Southeast Fort Worth.

Action Item 1. Convert 2 existing corner stores located in the target area into Healthy Corner Stores.

Action Item 2. Create existing asset maps by conducting healthy foods availability index surveys in 100% of the stores accepting SNAP benefits zip code by zip code, with the aim of completing surveys in 100% of Tarrant County’s zip codes by 2021.

Action Item 3. Identify and implement sustainable strategies to expand sales of fresh produce using mobile options in neighborhoods with the least access to healthy shopping.

Action Item 4. Provide back bone support to Grow Southeast, an urban agriculture initiative supporting 5 grassroots urban farmers.

Objective 2. By April 2021, HTCC will disseminate a healthy food availability tool that can be used by the community and health providers to direct patients to places as close to home as possible for shopping.

Objective 3. Expand healthy corner store program to one other underserved area in Tarrant County.


Goal 2. Policy-Systems-Environmental (PSE) Strategies. Increase city policies that support health and wellbeing in Fort Worth, Arlington, North Richland Hills, Watauga, or Haltom City and/or Tarrant County.

Objective 1. Identify gaps and prioritize issues that have a significant health implication in Fort Worth, Arlington, North Richland Hills, Watauga and Haltom City by end of June 2019.

Objective 2. Develop policy strategies on 3-5 of the identified issues for Fort Worth, Arlington, North Richland Hills, Watauga and Haltom City by end of March 2020.

Objective 3. One or more of the cities (Fort Worth, Arlington, North Richland Hills, Watauga and Haltom City) will be encouraged to adopt a policy that supports health and wellbeing on HTCCs recommendation by end December 2021.


Goal 3. Resident Engagement. Increase resident engagement with member organizations utilizing the Resident Engagement Practices Typology.