In July 2012 our Board approved a new strategic plan that will guide our work from 2012 through 2015.

The Plan

In July 2015 our Board approved a new strategic plan that will guide our work from 2015 through 2018.

GOAL: Integrating policy, systems, and environmental (PSE) strategies.

Goal 3.1: Be the grant convener for Tarrant County.

Obj 1. By the end of February 2016, all of the key partners in seeking population health grants will be identified and committed to discussions on how to better position Tarrant County to succeed in applications for large government and national foundation health-focused grants.

Obj 2. By the end of December 2016, a process and infrastructure will be developed and utilized by HTCC grant-seeking partners to collaborate on population health grants that align with Tarrant County Voices for Health1 .

Obj 3. By the end of July 2017, a process and infrastructure will be developed and utilized county-wide to identify a single lead applicant for large government and national foundation health-focused grants.

Obj 4. Participants will increase their knowledge about and confidence in their ability to implement PSE2 strategies by December 2017 Applications to include PSE strategies.

 

Goal 3.2. Continue to develop population health and policy-systems-environment (PSE) competencies in HTCC members and community partners

Obj 1. By the end of October 2015, HTCC will have a team of 8 members and community partners organized to participate in the IHI Pathway to Pacesetters3 18-month learning initiative.

Obj 2. 20 community partner agencies will participate at annual coalition’s breakfast / workshop, and 30% will report improvement in knowledge about PSE strategies as a result of their participation.

Obj 3. 15 communications that include PSE strategies with testimonial will be distributed to 35 community partners, with a 30% open rate.

Obj 4. By the end of September 2018, 2 learning opportunities (i.e. workshops, seminars, presentations) will be held on implementing policy-systems-environment (PSE) strategies to improve population health.

Obj 5. By the end of September 2018, HTCC will create a white paper on PSE strategies and recommendations. This will be disseminated to community partners across Tarrant County and the North Texas region.



GOAL: Continue diabetes prevention/management efforts in 76112 and 76119 through promotion of healthy retail policies and procedures to increase availability of healthy foods, increasing health considerations into the City of Fort Worth’s planning and zoning decision-making.

Obj 1. By the end of March 2017, HTCC & Plan4Health partners will recruit, train, and deploy one produce cart vendors in the target area.

Obj 2. By the end of March 2017, HTCC & Plan4Health partners will recruit and deploy one mobile mart in the target area.

Obj 3. By the end of March 2017, HTCC & Plan4Health partners will engage one convenience or dollar stores in an evidence-based Healthy Corner Store program

Obj 4. By the end of March 2017, HTCC & Plan4Health partners will have identified candidates with public health training in all Fort Worth council districts willing to serve on the City Plan Commission or the Zoning Commission, and assured that their respective councilmembers know of their interest.

Obj 5. At the conclusion of the grant, HTCC will disseminate the results of the project through a conference presentation and an accompanying manuscript.





GOAL: Increase quality primary data for Tarrant County for Community Health Needs Assessments (CHNA) and grant applications.

Obj 1. By the end of July 2016, a complete inventory of all known data sets (recent <5 yrs) for Tarrant County residents and neighborhoods will be compiled, assessed and stored on an electronic repository.

Obj 2. By the end of October 2016, a standardized list of questions will be developed utilizing state and national survey tools and community-generated questions.

Obj 3. By the end of March 2017, a Request for Proposals (RFP) will be developed for vendor(s) to conduct surveys and interviews in select communities utilizing both the standardized list of questions and community-generated questions.




1 A collaboration based out of Tarrant County Public Health with a mission to implement a strategic community health improvement plan. Click here for more information

2 Policy, Systems and Environmental Change

3 initiative focused on improvements to health and well-being of communities.