Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital is committed to working with community residents and organizations to make measurable, sustainable improvements in health status of underserved populations in order to fulfill our mission: To improve the health of the people in the communities we serve.
To do this, we formed a Community Health Council which is a collaboration of many local organizations including the Arlington Independent School District, City of Arlington, the University of Texas at Arlington, JPS Health Promotions, Tarrant County Public Health, Arlington Life Shelter, Safe Haven, Mission Arlington, East Arlington Support Center, and the United Way. The council meets regularly to address identified community needs by reviewing current programs and services and creating new ones.
Upcoming Events and Programs
In the event of inclement weather, the Sibling, Breastfeeding, Baby Care Basics, Childbirth and Childbirth Refresher classes will follow Arlington ISD for closings and/or cancellations. For more information, please contact Joy Griffin.
For information about community classes, follow this link or call 1-877-THR-WELL (1-877-847-9355).
Did You Know?
- According to 2009-10 Tarrant County Public Health data, 65.7 percent of residents are overweight or obese, 8.5 percent have been diagnosed with diabetes, 27 percent have high blood pressure and 9.2 percent have been diagnosed with asthma.
- According to Healthy People 2010, 18.5 percent of Tarrant County residents are smokers, only 40 percent received the flu vaccine, only 25.7 percent report eating five fruits and vegetables each day and only 47.4 percent report meeting weekly physical activity requirements.