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{Tarrant County Public Health - Safeguarding Our Community}

 Director's Message
 Mission & Vision
 Organizational Chart
 Ten Essential Services of Public Health
 Breast & Cervical Cancer Screening
 Chronic Disease Prevention
 Hepatitis B & C
 HIV Testing, Counseling and Prevention Services
 HIV/AIDS Preventive Medicine Clinical Services
 North Texas Regional Laboratory
 Nurse-Family Partnership
 Refugee Health Screening
 Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs/HIV)
 Travel Health Services
 Tuberculosis (TB)
 Vaccine Distribution
 Women, Infants and Children Program (WIC)

Community Youth Development (CYD)
 Community Collaborative Committee
 CYD Home page
 CYD Program
 Fiscal Year 2013 CYD Service Providers
 Requests for Proposals (RFPs)
 Youth Risk Factors
 Disease Reporting & Investigation
 Ebola Information
 Give Flu the boot!
 Hepatitis B Babies
 Perinatal Hepatitis B Presentation
 Tarrant County Influenza Surveillance
 West Nile Virus Information
 West Nile Virus, 2014-2015 season
 WNV 2014-2015 Season, Previous Updates
 Air Quality
  Air pollution issues are a major concern in the fast growing Fort Worth Dallas metroplex. In Texas, counties do not have regulatory authority for air pollution issues, but we are able to educate and help businesses and individuals. From educating school children and business people to helping establish telecommuter programs, Tarrant County strives to help maintain clean air.
 Consumer Health Contract Cities
  The Tarrant County Public Health regulates food establishments in the unincorporated areas of Tarrant County as well as the following cities.
 Drinking Water Information & Testing
 Environmental Health Contract Cities
  The Tarrant County Public Health regulates On Site Sewerage Facilities (OSSF) in the unincorporated areas of Tarrant County as well as the following cities:
 Food Defense Program
  Food Security is becoming an essential focus in our nation’s Public Health arena. The potential risk of deliberate contamination of the food purchased for use at home or when dining out is a new reality. The best way to combat this concern is to be prepared. Through education and preventive control measures, Tarrant County Public Health can prepare permitted food establishment to prevent, detect, and respond to tampering or other malicious, criminal, or terrorist actions or threats of the food supply.
 Food Handler / Manager Education
  Many cities (see below chart) require that individuals working with food receive basic training in the safety measures and dangers involved with preparing food. The Tarrant County Public Health Department teaches classes at a variety of locations and times throughout the county. Currently the class lasts one hour with a little extra time needed for paperwork and to take the test. Call to reserve a seat in a class.
 Food Safety Program
  In order to assure that food served to the public is safe, a permitting and inspection program requires all retail food establishments to be in substantial compliance with state regulations. Through contracts with most of the cities in Tarrant County (NOT Ft Worth, Arlington, North Richland Hills or Euless) the food safety staff routinely check food establishments. The results of these inspections are posted in this section of the web.
 Living Green In Healthy Environments
  The three key principals of Reduce, Reuse and Recycle are very famous term used to describe three ways one can help produce less waste. The Three R’s are also important ways to go green and live green. Going green and living green means changing our lifestyles to protect the environment in ways that also protect our health.
 Milk & Dairy Product Testing
  The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) has strict guidelines for the monitoring of the milk and dairy industry. Samples are taken monthly to ensure adherence to these regulations and the Food and Drug Administration food safety program. The North Texas Regional Laboratory analyzes these samples and reports their findings to the state.
 Natural Lawn Care
  Natural Lawn Care: Francine Stephens, Healthy Child Healthy World. Children love to roll around on grass. But most lawns are maintained with toxic chemicals. And they don't disappear from the lawn when we can't see them. Use of chemicals to maintain lawns actually may do a bit of harm to the lawn itself. That's because chemical fertilizers don't build soil and may acidify it.
 Safe Alternatives to Household Hazardous Products
  Safe Alternatives to Household Hazardous Products. Many homes in the Tarrant County contain some type of household chemical product — drain cleaner, motor oil, oven cleaner, weed killer, and bleach — just to name a few. In an effort to make our lives easier, we often turn to these products when it comes time to do our daily chores. However, when they are not used up, these household chemicals become household hazardous waste.
 Septic System Inspections/Permitting
  In an area growing as quickly as Tarrant County approximately 700 On-Site Sewage Facilities are permitted and inspected each year. Technology has impacted the field of sewage disposal to the extent that only 15% of the systems installed today are the standard Septic Systems. While cites provide centralized sewage collection and treatment to much of the county, there are still many areas that require on-site systems. Tarrant County contracts with 22 cities including Fort Worth.
 Storm Water Education & Pollution Prevention
  Stormwater pollution, also known as Non-Point Source Pollution, is becoming increasingly significant. As “phase II” of the Federal requirements is enacted Tarrant County becomes directly involved. In order to be properly prepared for this next stage, the Commissioners Court created a position to guide Tarrant County in this program. An award winning water conservation program, SmartScape, was created by a consortium including Tarrant County.
 Swimming Pool Inspections
  Swimming pools and spas are permitted and inspected for compliance with state regulations. Inspections are performed in 21 cities, Dallas-Fort Worth airport and the unincorporated area. Typically two inspections are performed per pool or spa.
 Texas SmartScape
  Texas SmartScape was developed to help guide homeowners and gardeners in the use of native and adaptive plants in their landscapes. Chock full of assorted attractive plants that require little or no pesticides or fertilizers to grow, the Texas SmartScape is a great help in cultivating environmentally friendly landscapes. Many of the plants featured require less water and will also attract butterflies and hummingbirds, thus improving local habitat.
 Workplace Green Tips for Employees
  Workplace Green Tips for Employees from EPA. The places where we work, shop, play, and learn account for nearly half the nation’s energy use. Learn how you can make many of the same green choices at work as you make at home to save energy and fight global warming.
 AIDS Perspectives Newsletter
 About Monitoring & Assessment Project (M.A.P.)
 About Wise County Monitoring & Assessment Demonstration Project (M.A.D.P.)
  This web page is a report of the 2000-2001 Wise County Community Health Report
 AIDS Perspectives
 Eye on Epidemiology
 Health Data and Information
 Heat-related Illness and Death Reports Archive
 HIV and AIDS in Tarrant County
 M.A.P. Community Health Report 2000-2001
  Final report of the Tarrant County Monitoring & Assessment Project.
 Monitoring & Assessment Project (M.A.P.)
  This web page is about the 2000/2001 Tarrant County community assessment.
 Wise County M.A.D.P. Community Health Report 2000-2001
  Final report of the Wise County Monitoring & Assessment Demonstration Project.
 2011 Recipes
 A Few Heart-Smart Fruits and Vegetables
 April - National Cancer Control Month 2013
 April 2014 Herb and Container Gardens
 April Colorful Kid's Recipes - 2012
 April Recipes 2014
 April Recipes- 2013
 August is Children's Eye and Safety Month
 August Kid Recipes
 August Recipe 2014
 August Recipes 2012
 August Recipes 2013
 Building A Health Pantry
 Building A Healthy Kitchen
 Choose My Plate
  "Choose My Plate" is a new initiative, replacing the food pyramid, as a new dietary guideline for Americans.
 Chronic Disease Prevention
  We provide education and screenings that help prevent and reduce the effects of chronic diseases like asthma, diabetes, heart disease, hypertension and obesity.
 College in Color
 College in Color- Weight Matters
 Colorful Kid Recipes April 2013
 Colorful Kids Facts - June 2013
 Colorful Kids Recipe April 2014
 Colorful Kids Recipes - August 2012
 Colorful Kids Recipes - December 2012
 Colorful Kids Recipes - June 2013
 Colorful Kids Recipes - November 2012
 Colorful Kids Recipes - October 2012
 Colorful Kids Recipes - September 2012
 Colorful Kids Recipes February 2014
 Colorful Kids Recipes March 2014
 Colorful Kids recipes-January 2014
 Colorful Tips - August 2012
 Colorful Tips - December 2011
 Colorful Tips - December 2012
 Colorful Tips - January 2012
 Colorful Tips - July 2012
 Colorful Tips - June 2012
 Colorful Tips - March 2012
 Colorful Tips - May 2012
 Colorful Tips - November 2011
 Colorful Tips - November 2012
 Colorful Tips - October 2012
 Colorful Tips - September 2012
 Colorful Tips- April 2012
 Colorful Tips- February 2012
 Colorful Tips- January 2013
 Colorful Tips- October 2011
 Colorful Tips- September 2011
 December Colorful Kid's Recipe 2013
 December Colorful Kids Recipes - 2011
 December Recipes 2011
 December Recipes 2012
 December Recipes 2013
 Diabetes Awareness and Prevention Education
  The Diabetes Awareness and Prevention Curriculum is geared towards middle school-aged students.
 Diabetes Awareness Month
 Farmers Market
 February Colorful Kid's Recipes - 2012
 February Colorful Kids
 February is American Heart Month
 February is National Heart Health Awareness Month
 February Recipes 2012
 February Recipes 2014
 Freedom From Smoking
 Go Fresh with Farmers Market
 Health For Me
 Healthy Tips for the Holidays
 Heart Healthy Recipes- February 2013
 January Colorful Kid's Recipes - 2012
 January Recipes 2012
 January Recipes 2014
 January Recipes- 2013
 July 2014 Recipes
 July Colorful Kids Recipes - 2011
 July Colorful Kids Recipes - 2012
 July Colorful Kids Recipes 2013
 July Recipes - 2012
 July Recipes 2013
 July Recipes- 2011
 June Colorful Kids Recipes - 2012
 June is Men's Health Awareness Month
 June Kid Recipes
 June Recipes
 June Recipes - 2012
 Kids Growing Healthy
  A program designed for 5th grade students in Tarrant County. This program offers five free, interactive sessions and a 2-to-3 month follow-up evaluation to identify changes in daily nutrition and physical activity behaviors.
 Live A More Colorful Life
  Tarrant County's newest health initiative featuring nutritional facts on a colorful assortment of foods, along with recipies for adults and children.
 Locally Grown - August 2012
 Locally Grown - November 2012
 Locally Grown - April 2012
 Locally Grown - December 2011
 Locally Grown - December 2012
 Locally Grown - February 2012
 Locally Grown - January 2012
 Locally Grown - July 2012
 Locally Grown - June 2012
 Locally Grown - May 2012
 Locally Grown - November 2011
 Locally Grown - November 2012
 Locally Grown - September 2011
 Locally Grown - September 2012
 Locally Grown- January 2013
 Locally Grown- March 2012
 Locally Grown- October 2011
 Locally Grown- October 2012
 March - National Nutrition Month 2013
 March Colorful Kid's Recipes - 2012
 March Nutrition Month 2014
 March Recipes 2012
 March Recipes 2014
 March Recipes for Kids
 May - Hypertension and the DASH Diet
 May 2014 Kid's Recipe
 May 2014 Recieps
 May Colorful Kid's Recipes - 2012
 May Recipes - 2013
 May Recipes 2012
 National Cholesterol Education Month
 National Birth Defect Prevention
 November Colorful Kids Recipes - 2011
 November Recipes - 2012
 November Recipes 2011
 November Recipes 2013
 November Recipes: Staying Fresh with Fall Harvest
 Nutrition Month Recipes 2013
 Nutty November Colorful Kids Recipes 2013
 Obesity Prevention Tips
 October 2014
 October Colorful Kids Recipes - 2011
 October Recipes - 2012
 October Recipes 2013
 Outrageous October Recipes
 Packing Healthy Brown Bag Lunches
 Planning and Preparing Healthy Snacks
 Recipes for Kids May 2013
 Sassy September Kid's Recipes 2013
 September 2014
 September Colorful Kids Recipes - 2011
 September Kid's Recipe 2014
 September Recipes - 2011
 September Recipes 2012
 September Recipes 2013
 Speakers Bureau
  Looking for a speaker or educational materials? Click on the Speakers Bureau link to see a complete list of health topics.
 Starting a Garden
 Staying Fresh With Fall Harvest
 Tobacco Control
  Tobacco control information highlighting smoke-free ordinances.
 Tobacco Prevention
  Tobacco prevention and awareness information for parents, teachers and youth.
 Vegetarian Awareness Month
 What's In Season - August 2012
 What's In Season - April 2012
 What's In Season - December 2011
 What's In Season - December 2012
 What's in Season - January 2012
 What's In Season - July 2012
 What's In Season - June 2012
 What's In Season - March 2012
 What's in Season - November 2011
 What's In Season - November 2012
 What's In Season - October 2012
 What's In Season - Septemeber 2012
 What's In Season- February 2012
 What's in Season- January 2013
 What's In Season- May 2012
 What's in Season- October 2011
 What's In Season- September 2011

 2011 In The News
 2012 In The News
 ACA Marketplace Exchange
 Business Partner - WNV 2013
 Childcare providers - WNV 2013
 Community Education Partner - WNV 2013
 Faith community - WNV 2013
 In the News
 Pertussis in Tarrant County
 Precinct area ground spraying maps
 Primary and Secondary schools - WNV 2013
 Spraying for mosquitoes in Tarrant County
 TCPH investigating two measles cases
 TCPH statement, 10-5-12
 West Nile in the News
 West Nile Virus 2013
 WNV 2012
 WNV in the News 2013
 WNV Multimedia 2013
 WNV Resources
 WNV Resources, 2013
 WNV Toolkit - 2013
 WNV toolkit for businesses, child care, community education/universities & colleges, primary & secondary schools, faith community
 Annual Reports
 Healthcare Reform Forum Outlines "Basics Texans Need to Know"
  A forum held at Tarrant County Public Health, outlined important changes healthcare provided need to know concerning pending healthcare reform.
 Informational Publications
 Safeguarding Our Community's Health newsletter
 Tarrant County Public Health offers meningitis vaccine
 Previous years alerts/recalls
 Recall of Swimming Pool and Inground Spa Drain Covers
 All Hazards Preparedness
 Bioterrorism Agents and Disease Fact Sheets
 Community Preparedness Toolkit
  A Toolkit to Help Communities Prepare for Pandemic Flu
 Contact Information
 Flu Prevention for Businesses
  Influenza preparedness information for businesses
 Flu Prevention for Communities
  Influenza preparedness information for communities & individuals
 Flu Prevention for Health Care Providers
  Influenza preparedness information for health care providers
 Flu Prevention for Schools & Educators
  Influenza preparedness information for schools and educators
 Flu Prevention Information
  A variety of topics on influenza preparedness
 Influenza Archived Reports
 Laboratory Response
 Point of Dispensing (POD)
 Public Health Preparedness Publications
 Resource Links
 Special Needs - Public Health Preparedness for People with Special Needs
 Tarrant County Influenza Surveillance
 Volunteer: Be a Local Hero

Obesity Prevention
 Obesity Prevention Policy Council
 Administration Office: Tarrant County Public Health
  1101 S. Main Street, Fort Worth, TX 76104 · 817-321-4700
 Arlington Public Health Center
  536 W. Randol Mill Road, Arlington, TX 76011-5738 · 817-321-4716
 Bagsby-Williams Public Health Center
  3212 Miller Avenue, Fort Worth, TX 76119-1948 · 817-531-6738
 La Gran Plaza Mall Public Health Center
  4200 S. Freeway, Fort Worth, TX 76115-1400 · 817-920-5752
 Northwest Public Health Center
  3800 Adam Grubb Road, Lake Worth, TX 76135-3506 · 817-238-4441
 Southwest Public Health Center
  6551 Granbury Road, Fort Worth, TX 76133-4926 · 817-370-4530
 Watauga Public Health Center
  6601 Watauga Road, Suite 122, Watauga, TX 76148 · 817-514-5030
 2013 Public Health Week Poster Contest
 2014 Public Health Week Poster Contest
  The Public Health Week Poster Contest has been cancelled for this year.

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