The Center for Children’s Health Regional Workshops and Summits

Regional Workshops and Summits

 

2014 Regional Workshop - Create lasting change: Core elements of sustainability

2014 Regional Workshop

Over 100 community leaders and volunteers from our six-county region gathered together on June 11, 2014 for the Regional Workshop – Create lasting change: Core Elements of sustainability. Hosted by The Center for Children’s Health and the Community Health Outreach Department, this event helped celebrate Community Health Improvement Week and strengthen capacity to improve community health in Denton, Hood, Johnson, Parker, Tarrant and Wise Counties by increasing the knowledge and skills of collaborative coalition members. Monte Roulier, the co-founder and president of Community Initiatives, a network of professionals and partner organizations dedicated to building healthy and whole communities, was the guest speaker.

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2013 Wise County Child Health Summit

2013 Wise County Child Health Summit

Over 60 community stakeholders from Wise County gathered together on Thursday, April 18, 2013 to attend the 2nd annual Wise County Child Health Summit. The event was emceed by Roy Eaton, President and Publisher of the Wise County Messenger. The Honorable Bill McElhaney, County Judge for Wise County provided the welcome for the event. Presenters for the day included Larry Tubb, Senior Vice President of System Planning at Cook Children’s and Executive Director of the Center for Children’s Health, Joyce L. Hood, Director of Occupational Health Services for Cook Children’s Health Care System, Gail Matthews, Director of Perinatal Services for the Wise Regional Health Care System and Pat Toles of the United Way of Tarrant County. Dena Silvers, Wise Coalition for Healthy Children coalition member and board member of the United Way of Hood County, provided the Call to Action for the day.

During Dena’s Call to Action, she conducted an activity asking each participant to write down the “One Thing” they could do to help with child abuse prevention. Click here to read people’s responses.

Attendees learned about the Wise County specific results from the 2012 CCHAPS and received updates on the latest efforts by the Wise Coalition for Healthy Children to promote healthy parenting practices in Wise County. There was a wide cross-section of professions represented at the event including school officials, elected officials, hospital personal and representatives from social service organizations.


2013 Second Annual Parker County Child Health Summit

Second Annual Parker County Child Health Summit

Community stakeholders from Parker County gathered together on Tuesday, February 12, 2013 to attend the 2nd annual Parker Child Health Summit. The event was emceed by the Honorable Kit Marshall, Mayor of Aledo, Texas. Other elected officials in attendance were the Honorable Mark Riley, County Judge, Parker County Commissioners Court and George Conley, County Commissioner. Presenters for the day included Larry Tubb, Senior Vice President of System Planning at Cook Children's and Executive Director of the Center for Children's Health, Brandy Allen, Vice President of Healthy Children Coalition for Parker County, Glenn Keller, a participant in the CNN Fit Nation Triathlon challenge, Michelle Buchanan, Director of Special Events for Center of Hope, Tracy Dixon, PTA President for Crockett Elementary School, Kristi Cross, Outreach Coordinator for Green Apple Therapy, Kathy Smith from the Texas A&M Agrilife Extension Service and representatives from the Health Occupations Students of America from Weatherford High School.

Attendees learned about the Parker County specific results from the 2012 CCHAPS and received updates on the latest efforts by the Healthy Children Coalition for Parker County to improve childhood obesity in Parker County. There was a wide cross-section of professions represented at the event including school officials, elected officials, hospital personal and representatives from social service organizations.


2013 Second Annual Denton County Health Summit

Second Annual Denton County Health Summit 2013

Almost 100 Denton community stakeholders attended the 2nd annual Denton Child Health Summit on Thursday, January 31st 2013. The event was emceed by Bing Burton, Director of the Denton County Public Health Department. Other speakers included Congressman Michael Burgess, Bobbie J. Mitchell, Denton County Commissioner Precinct 3, Larry Tubb, Senior Vice President of System Planning at Cook Children's and Executive Director of the Center for Children's Health, Lisa Elliott, Ph.D., licensed psychologist for Cook Children's, Keith Owens, M.S.A. and Michael Gibson, M.S.A. from the University of North Texas College of Visual Arts and Design, Phyllis Finley, Denton County MHMR, Vanita Haliburton, Grant Haliburton Foundation and Tae Y. Lee, M.D., child and adolescent psychiatrist.

At the event, Denton specific results from the 2012 CCHAPS were shared as well as an update on the latest efforts by the Wellness Alliance for Total Children's Health to improve the mental health of children in Denton County. There were a wide cross-section of professions represented at the event, including physicians, nurses, representatives from the public health department, elected officials, school counselors and representatives from other non-profit organizations focusing on mental health or other related health issues. Continuing education credits were offered at the event for physicians, nurses, social workers and licensed counselors.

In addition to the Denton specific data that was presented, attendees listened to discussions about suicide assessment and prevention and emotional wellness.


2012 Third Regional Child Health Summit

2011 regional summit - Rick Merrill President and CEO Cook Children's

The third Regional Child Health Summit took place Oct. 9, 2012 at the Cendera Center. Over 140 community stakeholders came together to hear the results from the 2012 Community-wide Children's Health Assessment & Planning Survey (CCHAPS).

At the event, the 2012 results were compared to the 2008 data and the newly launched The Center for Children's Health Web site was introduced. Attendees learned about the activities and accomplishments of the recently formed regional coalitions in the outlying counties, as well as the existing coalitions in Tarrant County.

Frances Dunn Butterfoss, Ph.D., president of Coalitions Work, a consulting group dedicated to building coalitions and partnerships for community health, was the keynote speaker. Butterfoss focused on building energy and excitement among coalition members now that the strategic framework has been laid and the real work has begun. Her speech was especially timely in light of the recent formation of coalitions in the five outlying counties, but was also a good reminder for long-standing coalitions.

The day ended with each of the attendees writing down and reflecting upon the ONE thing they would do to improve the health of children in our six-county area.


2012 Regional Workshop–"Trying hard isn't good enough"

2012 regional workshop

Community stakeholders from our six-county service area came together for the second annual Community-wide Children's Health Assessment & Planning Survey (CCHAPS) regional workshop on June 4. The featured speaker was Karen M. Finn, M.Ed., a partner and senior Consultant with Results Leadership Group (RLG). The topic of the workshop was Results-Based Accountability™ (RBA) as presented in the book "Trying Hard Is Not Good Enough" by Mark Friedman. Finn is highly experienced in RBA and performance metrics, particularly in the areas of children, youth, family and health policy. Click here to read more


2011 Regional Child Health Summit

2011 regional summit - Rick Merrill President and CEO Cook Children's

The second regional child health summit was held on January 12, 2011 at the Tarrant County College Trinity River Campus. The event was well attended with more than 160 participants representing a diverse group including: elected officials, social service agencies, school districts, mental health and faith-based organizations. Click here to read more.


2011 Regional Workshop - Building and Sustaining Effective Coalitions

2011 regional workshop

Nearly 130 community stakeholders came together for the first Community-wide Children's Health Assessment & Planning Survey (CCHAPS) regional workshop on June 7. The featured speaker was Frances D. Butterfoss, Ph.D., president of Coalitions Work, a consulting group in Yorktown, Va., dedicated to building coalitions and partnerships for community health. Dr. Butterfoss has 20 years of experience in consulting and training in regards to developing, sustaining and evaluating coalitions for health promotion and disease prevention. Click here to read more


2010 Regional Child Health Summit

2010 regional summit - attendees at session

The first of a planned annual event was held on January 15, 2010 at the Norris Conference Center in Fort Worth. The Child Health Summit provided attendees a first glimpse of the data collected through CCHAPS.

Attendees also learned about Cook Children's ongoing commitment to the initiative and plans for addressing top children's health issues.