Health and Wellness Alliance for Children

Health and Wellness Alliance for Children The Alliance is a coalition of community-based organizations whose mission is to improve the health and well-being of children in the Dallas area.

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The polls are open! Vote for the Alliance to help us win A Community Thrives Grant.   http://hubs.ly/H073cyb0
04/12/2017
Vote Now - A Community Thrives

The polls are open! Vote for the Alliance to help us win A Community Thrives Grant. http://hubs.ly/H073cyb0

Ideas can be completely original starting from the ground up, or an existing passion project that you would like to expand upon. The bigger the better.

$160 billion: the estimated direct and indirect health-related costs of hunger and food insecurity in the U.S. in 2014. ...
04/08/2017
FRAC On The Move: Presenting From the World Congress on Medicaid - Food Research & Action Center

$160 billion: the estimated direct and indirect health-related costs of hunger and food insecurity in the U.S. in 2014. Three ways health care providers can fight food insecurity: .http://hubs.ly/H06-xjz0

Alex Ashbrook, director of Special Projects and Initiatives at the Food Research & Action Center (FRAC), recently spoke at the World Congress 10th Annual Medicaid Managed Care Summit on the issue of food insecurity as a social determinant of health. Below is an edited transcript of her presentation....

"The job that families wanted done was not just to have health insurance, was not just to have medical care, but they wa...
03/24/2017
Q & A: Cheryl McCarver & Peter Roberts, the Family-Centered Business Model - Stakeholder Health

"The job that families wanted done was not just to have health insurance, was not just to have medical care, but they wanted a better life."http://hubs.ly/H06RdNj0

An Exploration of a Family-Centered Business Model, from Children’s Health System of Texas Interview with Peter Roberts, President, Population Health and Insurance Services at Children’s Health; and Cheryl McCarver, VP & Executive Director Health & Wellness Alliance for Children Children’s Healt...

On April 11, you're invited to attend free event featuring a panel of experts will provide perspectives on worksite lact...
03/18/2017
State and Federal Laws for Worksite Lactation Support: What Employers Need to Know

On April 11, you're invited to attend free event featuring a panel of experts will provide perspectives on worksite lactation support, hosted by the Texas Mother-Friendly Worksite Program. http://hubs.ly/H05_f1H0

What Is It?*
A free event featuring a panel of experts will provide perspectives on worksite lactation support, including:
Legal Requirements under the Break Time for Nursing Mothers provision of the Fair Labor Standards Act by the United States Department of Labor (DOL)
Pregnancy and Lactation Disc...

Resilience can overcome the effects of toxic stress. That's why the Alliance is leading the way as a member of the Build...
03/15/2017
The most important thing I didn’t learn in medical school: Adverse childhood experiences • SJS

Resilience can overcome the effects of toxic stress. That's why the Alliance is leading the way as a member of the Building Community Resilience collaborative. http://hubs.ly/H06JTyX0

The most important thing I didn’t learn in medical school is about adverse childhood experiences, also known as ACEs. To be sure, if I had understood them then the way I do now, I would have been a better and more compassionate physician. Importantly, I would ...

How is your community building a Culture of Health? What Is a Culture of Health? http://hubs.ly/H06CWJF0
03/09/2017
What Is a Culture of Health?

How is your community building a Culture of Health? What Is a Culture of Health? http://hubs.ly/H06CWJF0

Across the country, communities are focused on building a Culture of Health. Here's a look at what that means and how the Alliance is building a Culture of Health in Dallas.

"Now more than ever... it’s critical for leaders and stakeholders to work together."
03/04/2017
How Cities Can Support & Finance a Culture of Health

"Now more than ever... it’s critical for leaders and stakeholders to work together."

What does it take to ensure cities are healthier places to live, learn, work and play? A strategy that engages the right stakeholders. This post was co-authored by Kevin Barnett, Colby Dailey and S…

Children’s Health recently published a white paper about its groundbreaking school-based telehealth network, which serve...
03/02/2017

Children’s Health recently published a white paper about its groundbreaking school-based telehealth network, which served about 4,000 patients in only two years. http://hubs.ly/H06wZw90

Researchers didn't see disparities in heart health until the 1980's, and the differences have been widening ever since. ...
03/02/2017
Case Studies in Health Disparities: Heart Disease

Researchers didn't see disparities in heart health until the 1980's, and the differences have been widening ever since. http://hubs.ly/H06vZTs0

Eliminating disparities in heart health requires us to rethink our approach to clinical care and to address social determinants of health such as food access.

This new white paper, published by Children's Health, highlights the Alliance’s role in convening policy advocates. http...
02/28/2017

This new white paper, published by Children's Health, highlights the Alliance’s role in convening policy advocates. http://hubs.ly/H06tFLj0

"If we really want to make a difference, we have to move outside the conventional health care system into the community....
02/25/2017
Case Studies in Health Disparities: Heart Disease

"If we really want to make a difference, we have to move outside the conventional health care system into the community." http://hubs.ly/H06r7f-0

Eliminating disparities in heart health requires us to rethink our approach to clinical care and to address social determinants of health such as food access.

Save the date! On April 11, you're invited to attend free event featuring a panel of experts will provide perspectives o...
02/25/2017
State and Federal Laws for Worksite Lactation Support: What Employers Need to Know

Save the date! On April 11, you're invited to attend free event featuring a panel of experts will provide perspectives on worksite lactation support, hosted by the Texas Mother-Friendly Worksite Program. http://hubs.ly/H05_d_90

What Is It?*
A free event featuring a panel of experts will provide perspectives on worksite lactation support, including:
Legal Requirements under the Break Time for Nursing Mothers provision of the Fair Labor Standards Act by the United States Department of Labor (DOL)
Pregnancy and Lactation Disc...

"Eliminating these health disparities isn't just about reducing a financial burden. "It's about everyone living the heal...
02/23/2017
Case Studies in Health Disparities: Heart Disease

"Eliminating these health disparities isn't just about reducing a financial burden. "It's about everyone living the healthiest life possible." http://hubs.ly/H06r6H70

Eliminating disparities in heart health requires us to rethink our approach to clinical care and to address social determinants of health such as food access.

Tomorrow you can voice your opinion about how to eliminate food deserts in southern Dallas. http://hubs.ly/H06qdp20
02/22/2017

Tomorrow you can voice your opinion about how to eliminate food deserts in southern Dallas. http://hubs.ly/H06qdp20

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The Health and Wellness Alliance for Children is a group of community organizations working across multiple sectors to measurably improve the overall health and well-being of children in our region. We encourage and facilitate collaboration across many sectors, including health, education, government, nonprofits and the faith community. Today, we have more than 40 community partner organizations actively engaged and guiding the Alliance’s work, with Children’s Medical Center Dallas incubating the concept.

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