Fort Worth residents benefit from innovative health and wellness services
Fort Worth is home to many innovative health and wellness services for residents, including:
UNT Mobile Care for Kids
The University of North Texas Health Science Center has established a Pediatric Mobile Clinic to serve underprivileged children–including more than 75,000 uninsured kids in Tarrant County.
The unit travels to schools, churches, community centers and other sites, providing free wellness visits, sports physicals, routine checkups, immunizations, screening, lab tests, nutritional education and more.
MedStar Emergency Services
MedStar Mobile Healthcare is the EMS provider for more than 880,000 people in 15 Tarrant County cities, with a fleet of 54 ambulances responding to some 117,000 calls each year and an accredited 911 call center. MedStar’s Mobile Integrated Healthcare programs–designed to reach more patients throughout the community with timely, excellent health services–have drawn raves from the National Association of EMTs.
Moncrief Clinic for Cancer Survivors
UT Southwestern’s Moncrief Cancer Institute has established a Survivorship Program that includes a clinic featuring a gym, nutrition classes and other services.
The program “is a science-based, community-led initiative that will unify the city’s cancer and service providers under a common framework,â€ says Keith Argenbright, M.D., director at Moncrief Cancer Institute. “We act in concert with a patient’s medical providers, offering services that would not otherwise be available in our area.”
FWSCC Citywide Safety Initiatives
The Fort Worth Safe Communities Coaltion (FWSCC) includes more than 50 organizations and 130 people “sharing the work to promote safety and prevent injuriesâ€ in the city. With a mission of “building a safe community through motivation and mobilization of people working together in prevention of violence and injury.” FWSCC’s multiple task forces hone in on specific aspects of safety–from elder abuse and drowning to child neglect and drug overdoses.
“Every advisory board and task force member on the FWSCC is passionate about promoting safety and prevention within our community,â€ says Debbie Krauser, program director for Fort Worth Emergency Services Collaborative. “We are truly blessed that we have such talented and motivated residents committed to making Fort Worth a safer place to grow, live, work and play.”