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Greetings from the
Center for Children's Health!

It's been a busy few months and we have a lot to share with you.

Since our last issue, we've hosted successful child health summits in four counties. In Tarrant County this month, folks are working diligently to raise awareness for Drowning Prevention Month, and next month, we'll celebrate National Community Health Improvement Week.

It's definitely an eventful time, but we must make sure we give you, all of our coalition members and volunteers, a huge THANK YOU! We are beyond grateful for your constant efforts to improve the health of children in our communities.

Read on for an update on our events, as well as what's going on in your neighborhoods.

 

Denton County

Denton County

Almost 100 Denton community stakeholders attended the second annual Denton County Child Health Summit on Jan. 31. Attendees learned more about the 2012 Community-wide Children's Health & Assessment Survey (CCHAPS) results specific to Denton County. They listened to discussions about suicide assessment, prevention and emotional wellness. The Wellness Alliance for Total Children's Health also shared its latest efforts to improve the mental health of children in Denton County. Click here to view the presentations shared at the summit.

  Tarrant County

Tarrant County

Did you know that drowning is the leading cause of death for children under the age of 5 and the second leading cause of death for children under 14? But it's almost always preventable. May is Drowning Prevention Awareness Month and awareness activities are underway in Tarrant County. The Colin's Hope Water Safety Walk in memory of Xander Vento is scheduled for June 1. Safe Kids Tarrant County is looking for volunteers to help with the walk. Click here for more information on volunteer opportunities and life-saving drowning prevention information

Johnson County

The Johnson County Child Health Summit is scheduled for May 16. Attendees will hear 2012 CCHAPS results specific to their county, as well as learn about the latest efforts to promote healthy lifestyles by the Johnson County Alliance for Healthy Kids. Click here to register for the summit.

  Hood County

Hood County

At the second annual Hood County Child Health Summit on March 7, presentations were given on Hood County's results from the 2012 CCHAPS. Hood County for Healthy Children coalition members also shared how the group is promoting healthy parenting practices. Click here to view the presentations shared at the summit.

Wise County

Wise County

Over 60 community stakeholders from Wise County attended the second annual Wise County Child Health Summit on April 18. They learned about Wise County's results from the 2012 CCHAPS and the latest efforts by the Wise Coalition for Healthy Children to promote healthy parenting practices in Wise County. Additionally, participants wrote down the "One Thing" they could do to help with child abuse prevention. Click here to view the presentations and resources shared at the summit.

  Parker County

Parker County

Parker County community stakeholders gathered on Feb. 12 for the second annual Parker Child Health Summit. Attendees learned about Parker County's results from the 2012 CCHAPS and learned more about the latest efforts to improve childhood obesity by the Healthy Children Coalition for Parker County. Click here to view the presentations and resources shared at the summit.

 

Upcoming events in your community:

National Community Health Improvement Week
National Community Health Improvement Week, June 2-8, is a national recognition event to raise awareness and increase understanding of community health improvement activities and the people and organizations that lead them. Cook Children's Community Health Outreach (CHO) department works with more than 270 partner organizations and leads eight coalitions or collaborative programs dedicated to improve the safety and health of at-risk children in our six-county service region. It focuses on education, disease and injury prevention and advocacy. The department’s work could not be done without the devoted coalition members and volunteers that give their time and talents. Click here for more information on how CHO is helping the community.

 

Contact Us

For more information about The Center for Children's Health, Community Children's Health Assessment & Planning Survey (CCHAPS) or for more in-depth survey analysis, please direct requests to thecenter@cookchildrens.org.

 

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