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Alliance Participates in National Collaborative to Target Adverse Childhood Experiences

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As representatives of Children’s Health, the Alliance has joined health care systems and community organizations from five major cities across the country in the national Building Community Resilience (BCR) collaborative. The purpose of the collaborative is to reduce the frequency and impact of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), which negatively affect children’s health. To achieve this goal, members […]

Healthy Housing Training Equips Residents and Community Leaders of ZIP Code 75216

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Thanks to the efforts of the Alliance’s Asthma – Physical Environments Working Group, the University of Texas School of Public Health and EPA Region 6 hosted a healthy housing training for residents and community leaders of ZIP code 75216. The training helped attendees identify root causes of health conditions like asthma that are influenced by the environment […]

Brighter Bites Wins Texas Health Champion Award

Brighter Bites has earned a 2016 Texas Health Champion Award from the Michael and Susan Dell Center for Healthy Living. Given to one individual and one organization each year, the Texas Health Champion Award recognizes not only overall impact on the burden of obesity, but also effort toward sustainability and effective inclusion of all essential […]

City of Dallas Hosts Local Foods, Local Places Workshop

The City of Dallas has recently received a technical assistance grant to implement the Local Foods, Local Places program. On August 24 and 25, the city will be hosting a workshop for any individuals or organizations who would like to participate in developing the program. The program particularly needs people and organizations responsible for bringing […]

Alliance Community Partner Offers Health Screenings at Hackney Foods

As a result of the Alliance‘s Healthy Corner Store pilot project, important work continues in the 75210 ZIP code. Capitalizing on the groundwork laid by the Alliance, J.R. Newton, R.N, Community Health Nurse at CitySquare (above right) recently began addressing an important need of Mill City families: access to preventative health care. She and her team are now offering free health […]

Alliance Participates in Groundbreaking Collaborative to Build Community Resilience

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The Alliance has been tightly focused on the pressing health issues of obesity and asthma. These conditions are symptoms of multiple interrelated social determinants of health, which require more comprehensive and innovative strategies than traditional health care models offer. To effect change, we must think in terms of moving health care upstream. To address asthma and […]

Thousands of Spacer Bags Distributed to Targeted Area Schools

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This past school year, after receiving feedback from school nurses, the Alliance convened clinical experts from Children’s Health with key school partners to facilitate the distribution of Asthma Spacer Bags. So far, more than 2,200 Asthma Spacer Bags have been provided to local school nurses for students with asthma in Dallas ISD, Richardson ISD and […]

Alliance and Partners Bring 1,000 Communities Campaign to National Audience

The Alliance has played a key convening role in the 1,000 Communities Campaign here in Dallas. As a result, the Alliance and its campaign partners were invited to present “The Dallas Example: Addressing Substandard Housing” at the NEHA 2016 AEC and HUD Healthy Homes Conference in San Antonio. The conference represented a rare opportunity to […]

Alliance Presents at Tipping the Scales Conference

On May 3, the Alliance and Children’s Health had the privilege of being invited by the Cooper Institute and the SMU Maguire Center for Ethics and Public Responsibility to present at “Tipping the Scales for Children: From Ethics to Action to Well-Being.” This conference brought together respected and impactful thought leaders to tackle one of the most […]