Far too many Fort Worth women are dying after childbirth. Here's what we can do.
Shockingly, the U.S. is the only developed country in the world where maternal death rates — deaths while pregnant or within one year after giving birth — are rising. In the public health region that includes Tarrant County, maternal deaths happened at a rate of 25.4 per 100,000 live births, higher than the state rate of 25.2 deaths.
Health Literacy Can Save Your Life
Health literacy might sound like a lot of medical mumbo jumbo, but it has real-life implications. More than $230 billion a year in health care costs are linked to low health literacy.
Asthma 411 Expands to Give Tarrant County Kids a Better Understanding of the Disease
The educational outreach program, introduced in October, is the newest addition to Asthma 411, a comprehensive evidence-based initiative in Tarrant County. The new program combines fun with facts to help kids gain a better understanding of asthma as well as respiratory health.
Health Talk Podcast with Dr. Wagner
With Health Literacy Month quickly approaching, our Clinical Executive Dr. Wagner interviewed with 930 AM The Answer for the Health Talk Podcast to inform audiences the importance of health literacy to patient safety.
UNTHSC Pilot Program Equips the Next Generation of Safety Leaders
Dr. Subhash Aryal Awarded Ophthalmology and Blindness Prevention Big Data Research Grant
Dr. Subhash Aryal, Associate Professor, Biostatistics and Epidemiology, at the UNTHSC School of Public Health, has been awarded the Research to Prevent Blindness (RPB)/American Academy of Ophthalmology Award for IRIS® Registry Research.
When Gaps Become Sinkholes
Maternal deaths have increased sharply across the country in recent years. In 2015, the U.S. maternal death rate was 26.4 per 100,000 per live birth (GBD, 2015). This rate is more than double the 1987 U.S. rate of 7.2 deaths per 100,000 births (CDC, 2016).
Find SaferCare Texas on AHRQ
Regional programs for patient safety seek to provide communities with resources targeted to distinct needs and populations while addressing key areas of concern. This organization hosts educational opportunities, collaboratives and a research program to develop innovations in patient safety.
North Texas: Online Sympton Checker Answers New Moms' Health Questions
The University of North Texas Health Science Center (UNTHSC) has joined with Texas Christian University (TCU) and North Texas families to develop a new online tool for helping postpartum moms take care of their health.
UNTHSC and TCU Develop New Online Tool for New Moms Health Questions
Because a mother’s health is so important to that of her baby, a team from UNT Health Science Center has joined with TCU’s Harris College of Nursing and families across Tarrant County to develop a new online tool for helping postpartum moms take care of their health.
UNTHSC Pain Research Registry to Expand Statewide
An innovative pain research registry at UNT Health Science Center will expand to other major Texas cities, a big step for the project that could help change the way chronic pain is treated
SaferCare Texas Making Health Care Safer for Patients
Complicated medical literature, stacks of discharge orders and convoluted prescriptions can frustrate patients and lead to costly hospitalizations or even death.
Medicine: Are you taking what you think you’re taking?
Every day, millions of people across the globe do not take their medications correctly. They might be taking too much or too little. The results can have bad consequences. These might be accidental overdose, poor control of chronic disease or death.