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NBC DFW Covers Healthy Housing Code Updates

Last week Ken Kalthoff of NBC DFW covered the Dallas City Council’s 12-1 vote to update the city’s Chapter 27 Housing Code, which had not been changed in three decades. The report features Dallas resident and tenant Patricia Vega, who has moved several times in search of healthier housing for her four children, three of

Alliance Executive Director Meets with USDA Administrator about Food Insecurity

Alliance Executive Director Cheryl McCarver met today with USDA Administrator of Food and Nutrition Services (FNS) Audrey Rowe, along with Margaret Lopez, Dallas ISD Executive Director of Food and Nutrition Services, and other local community stakeholders. They discussed local victories in overcoming food insecurity and encouraging healthy eating. Attendees focused on several local initiatives that

Alliance Participates in National Collaborative to Target Adverse Childhood Experiences

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

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

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

Alliance and Partners Bring 1000 Communities Campaign to National Audience

The Alliance has played a key convening role in the 1000 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