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'The Business of Health Care Report'

Community Health Improvement Programs Reach Beyond Hospitals

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I’m Doug Hawthorne, CEO of Texas Health Resources, with “The Business of Health Care Report.”

Texas Health believes that our mission to improve the health of the people in the communities we serve involves more than caring for patients in our hospitals. We reach out into the community with education and services that help people stay healthy and improve their overall well-being.

Two of the programs we support address the health and safety of children.

For several years, we have supported the Child Automobile Safety Initiative that includes child car-seat safety checks and installation. This is a comprehensive program that educates people about child passenger safety and the risk of injury from motor vehicle collisions.

Texas Health collaborates on another initiative — the Healthy Zone Schools program — with the United Way of Metropolitan Dallas, The Cooper Institute and the Texas Education Agency. This program utilizes evidence-based knowledge and best practices to help schools create an environment that promotes healthy behaviors. Texas Health is assisting in the development of training curriculum and materials to support Healthy Zone Schools.

Texas Health believes that healthy people are happier, enhance the well-being of their families, contribute more to their communities and jobs, and have less financial impact on the health care system. We’re committed to helping people develop healthy behaviors early in life and maintain them throughout life.

For our faith-based health system — Texas Health Presbyterian, Texas Health Harris Methodist and Texas Health Arlington Memorial — I’m Doug Hawthorne.

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