Tarrant County focusing on the well-being of children

Tarrant County
Focusing on the health and well-being of children

Tarrant County Photo - kids at the Ballpark in Arlington

Tarrant County is committed to providing a safer, healthier community where all children, across all social and economic lines, can grow, laugh, play, thrive, and reach their fullest potential.

Tarrant County is home to several coalitions led or funded by Cook Children's:

The Children's Oral Health Coalition
The Children's Oral Health Coalition (COHC), led by Cook Children's Community Health Outreach department, works to improve the oral health of children in Tarrant County, especially underserved children.

Homeless Initiative
Cook Children's teamed with local elected officials and homeless shelter staff in Fort Worth and Arlington to help homeless children access primary and preventive care.

Immunization Collaboration
Cook Children's Medical Center co-founded the Immunization Collaboration of Tarrant County in 1991 so that more children could get immunizations and help improve the immunization rate locally.

Mental Health Connection
In 2000, Cook Children's helped create the Mental Health Connection (MHC) to find gaps in health services in our community and to help fill those gaps with better mental health services in Tarrant County.

Safe Kids Tarrant County
Safe Kids Tarrant County (SKTC) is a local coalition led by Cook Children's Community Health Outreach department and is a nationally recognized community partnership.

Save a Smile
Save a Smile is an innovative, nationally recognized, collaborative program dedicated to providing restorative and preventive dental care to low-income children in the community through volunteer dentists.

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