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    MEDIA ADVISORY:

     

    County-wide Health Plan to be Unveiled

     

    WHAT: Proposed plan targets education, environment,

    health care access, community partnerships.

    WHEN: Thurs., March 6, 2014; 10 a.m. - Noon

     

    WHERE: Dr. Marion J. Brooks Building,

    Tarrant County Public Health

    1101 S. Main St., Fort Worth, 76104

    Call 817-321-4700 for more information.

     

     

    BACKGROUND:

     

    In 2012, a group of concerned citizens met with local business and community leaders, academicians and health officials to identify and address specific health issues affecting people who live, learn, work and play in Tarrant County. This group, now known as Tarrant County Voices for Health, identified aspects of local education, environment, health care access and community partnerships that must be addressed to improve the community’s health. This meeting introduces their plan and lays out steps for its implementation.

     

    In addition to many local citizens, officials and community leaders taking part in this meeting include:

    • B. Glen Whitley, Tarrant County Judge
    • Roy Charles Brooks, Tarrant County Commissioner - Precinct #1
    • Dr. Lou K. Brewer, Director - Tarrant County Public Health
    • Stacey Guillen, Oncology Program Coordinator - Baylor All Saints Medical Center
    • Dr. Marcelo Cavazos, Superintendent - Arlington Independent School District
    • Don Gatzke, Dean – University of Texas at Arlington, School of Architecture
    • Kristin Jenkins, President – Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council Foundation
    • Dr. Richard Kurz, Dean – University of North Texas Health Science Center, School of Public Health
    • Dr. Robert Munoz, Vice President for Continuing Education Services - Tarrant County College District
    • Dennis Shingleton, Councilman - City of Fort Worth

    The meeting is free and open to the public. For additional details, visit the “Tarrant County Voices for Health” Web page.

     

    Contact: Al Roy, Public Information Officer, 817-321-5313, cell: 817-422-3828 anroy@tarrantcounty.com



    News release date: February 28, 2014