Through a rigorous process and many collaborative ventures, Cook Children's used CCHAPS data to pinpoint seven key issues impacting the health of children in our community. These issues include:
Coalitions have formed in each of the outlying counties in our service region to address one of these issues. The individual counties chose:
As progress is made, the coalitions will tackle additional children's health issues.
Tarrant County is home to several coalitions led or funded by Cook Children's that also focus on these issues. The Community Health Outreach department at Cook Children's leads the Children's Oral Health Coalition, Safe Kids Tarrant County and Save a Smile.
Our hope is that through these coalitions and our many partnerships, our region will be one of the healthiest areas to raise children in the coming decade. This goal can only become a reality if communities, collaborations and coalitions work together to set and achieve realistic, quantitative goals.
Using CCHAPS data, we have created a profile of children ages 0-14 in our six-county region, relating to each issue. The information can be found on the issue-specific pages.
If you are interested in getting involved in what's going on in your county, please contact your county representative: