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Improving children's health

The Center for Children's Health, led by Cook Children's, is home to the Community-wide Children's Health Assessment & Planning Survey (CCHAPS), Community Health Outreach and Community Health Research. The center's goal is to create aligned collaborations that will allow us to make our North Texas region one of the healthiest places to raise a child.

Community Health Outreach

Community programs

The Center for Children's Health is proud to lead coalitions in our six-county region that are dedicated to making North Texas one of the healthiest places to raise a child. These coalitions include:

Health issues

Health issues

Based on our Community-wide Children's Health Assessment & Planning Survey (CCHAPS) conducted in 2008, we have identified six health issues impacting the children in our six-county area:

Community-wide Children's Health Assessment & Planning Survey (CCHAPS) data
Providing a data point and an update on the health of children in our six-county service area.

Regional Workshop – Beyond Health Fairs
Raise awareness and increase understanding of community health improvement activities and the people and organizations that lead them. – Sharon Ladin, Principle, Summit Strategies


Recognizing that no one organization can make this happen alone, Cook Children's and The Center for Children's Health are working with other like-minded organizations in its six-county region. We are committed to providing resources and facilitating collaboration in communities interested in children's health.

The Center for Children's Health strives to be a good steward of:

• Children's health data
• Children's health research
• Children's health outreach
• Children's health collaborations

Community Health Needs Assessment Report and Implementation Strategies
Public comment on this report is encouraged and should be sent via email to: CHNAFeedback@cookchildrens.org

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