Fort Worth, Texas. Deborah Krauser, RN, MSN, ANP-BC Pennsylvania Avenue Fort Worth, TX USA.

Size: px
Start display at page:

Download "Fort Worth, Texas. Deborah Krauser, RN, MSN, ANP-BC. 1301 Pennsylvania Avenue Fort Worth, TX 76104 USA. deborahkrauser@texashealth."

Transcription

1 Logo: Courtesy of the City of Forth Worth Name of Community: Fort Worth, Texas Primary Contact Person: Deborah Krauser, RN, MSN, ANP-BC Job Title: Director of Integration and Education Fort Worth Emergency Services Collaborative Name of Lead Organization: Fort Worth Emergency Services Collaborative Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth Address: Country: 1301 Pennsylvania Avenue Fort Worth, TX USA Phone: Fax:

2 Rev PART 2: COMMUNITY DESCRIPTION Where the West Begins.... From an Army outpost established in 1849 overlooking the Trinity River, Fort Worth today is the 16 th largest city in the United States, the 5 th largest in Texas, and is still growing rapidly. The county seat of Tarrant County, Fort Worth is located 30 miles west of Dallas, and is renowned for its cowboy heritage and cultural gems. Despite its tremendous growth over the last 20 years, Fort Worth has managed to maintain its small-town charm and sense of community a quality in which residents take great pride. Geographic Location. The Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington metropolitan statistical area (MSA) is the largest population center in Texas and is located in north-central Texas. Fort Worth anchors the western half of the MSA, and is located in the Cross Timbers region, which is the region in between the more heavily forested eastern regions and the Great Plains. Fort Worth: Where the West With a varied terrain, Fort Worth's elevation ranges from 500 to 900 feet above sea level. The climate is moderate with mild spring and fall weather, warm summers and cool winters. Fort Worth averages 34 inches of rain and three inches of snow annually and periodically experiences thunderstorms, hail, and tornados. 1 Population. With over 700,000 residents, Fort Worth is an increasingly diverse community, with a minority majority population. Within each age grouping the ethnic and racial percentages vary, with older adults continuing to be majority non-hispanic white, and children 1 Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce, accessed online at on

3 Rev and younger adults tending to have higher percentages of Hispanic heritage. Increasingly, Hispanic residents and those who were born in another country do not speak English. Close to 18% of the residents are living below the poverty line, compared with 14% nationwide. More than 75% have graduated from high school or college, and slightly over half of Fort Worth s families live in a home they own. Size. The city sprawls across 351 square miles, and includes urban, suburban, and rural characteristics. The large amount of undeveloped land within Fort Worth s city limits is a key reason why it is expected to continue growing rapidly over the next 10 to 15 years. Type of Government. The City of Fort Worth has a council-city manager style of government. Council appoints a professional city manager to administer and coordinate municipal operations and programs. City Council members also appoint the city secretary, city attorney, city auditor, municipal court judges and citizens who serve on city boards and commissions. Council members are elected from the district in which they reside, with the exception of the mayor who is elected at large. The mayor is the official head of the city's government and represents Fort Worth on ceremonial occasions. The mayor is a voting member of the City Council, presides over council meetings, and represents the council to the public. The mayor may respond to citizen concerns by appointing special committees to address particular issues. Council members and the mayor are elected for two years terms, after which they must step down or run for re-election. In the absence of the mayor, the mayor pro tem presides over council meetings. Duties of the council also include setting the tax rate, approving the budget, planning for capital improvements, adopting all city ordinances, and approving major land transactions, purchases and contracts. Though the city manager is appointed by City Council, the City Manager s Office is made up of non-political employees much like any other office. The employees in the City Manager s office oversee city operations and processes while acting as a clearinghouse for information both 3

4 Rev requested by and submitted to City Council. The City Manager s Office exists to keep the city running, regardless of who wins an election. Economic Situation. Home to four Fortune 500 companies (XTO Energy, American Airlines, RadioShack, and BNSF Railway) and a number of international corporations, Fort Worth s economic base is well diversified, with major sectors including defense contracting, health care, finance, telecommunications, energy production, tourism, and services. Some of our major employers include AMR/American Airlines, Texas Health Resources, Lockheed Martin, Naval Air Station/Fort Worth Joint Reserve Base, Fort Worth Independent School District, City of Fort Worth, JPS Health Network, Cook Children s Health Care System, Tarrant County Government, Bell Helicopter, Alcon Laboratories, and ATC Logistics & Engineering. Fort Worth is a very affordable place to live. The 3rd Quarter 2011 ACCRA Cost of Living Index for Fort Worth is 93.0, with 100 being the average of U.S. metro areas participating in the survey. The housing cost index for Fort Worth is 79.6, the grocery cost index is 90.7, the utility cost index is 109.6, the transportation cost index is 99.2, the health care cost index is 96.4 and the miscellaneous goods index is Fort Worth is home to five major colleges and universities, including a two private universities with a combined enrollment of over 12,000 students (Texas Christian University and Texas Wesleyan University), a health science center with a college of osteopathic medicine, schools of public health and health professions, and a graduate school of biomedical sciences (University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth), a five-campus community college with an enrollment of just over 50,000 students (Tarrant County College), and a Baptist seminary (Southwestern Theological Seminary). Demographic Profile. The following tables provide details on Fort Worth s demographics in comparison with Texas and the United States. In terms of gender, Fort Worth, Texas, and the US are balanced in having slightly more female than male residents. Age distribution, however, is markedly different for Fort Worth and Texas than for the US as a whole. Fort Worth has a higher percentage of residents under 18 years of age, and a lower percentage of older adults compared with the US overall. Ethnically, Fort Worth and Texas are much more diverse than the US overall, with double the percentage of Hispanic or Latino residents, and Fort Worth is a minority majority city. The Hispanic population is growing more rapidly than any other ethnicity, and is expected to continue to grow, indicating a greater urgency for culturally appropriate education, health, and human services. In terms of race, Fort Worth has a significantly lower percentage of white, non-hispanic residents and a significantly higher percent of African American residents than either Texas or the US. These statistics indicate that for safety promotion and injury prevention programs to be effective in many areas of Fort Worth, they must be culturally sensitive. 2 Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce, accessed online at on

5 Rev Table 1: Gender, age, race and ethnicity comparison between Fort Worth, Texas and the United States Fort Worth Texas United States Population 744,114 25,257, ,349,689 Gender: Female Male Age: Under years years years years years 65 years & older Ethnicity: Hispanic or Latino Non-Hispanic or Latino Race: White African American Asian American Indian and Alaskan Native Native Hawaiian / Pacific Islander Two or more races Other 50.6% 49.4% 28.9% 10.1% 16.3% 14.6% 12.9% 9.1% 8.0% 33.8% 66.2% 62.7% 18.3% 2.7% 0.7% 0.1% 2.9% 12.6% 50.4% 49.6% 27.2% 10.3% 14.3% 13.8% 13.6% 11.9% 10.4% 37.6% 62.4% 70.4% 11.8% 3.8% 0.7% 0.1% 2.7% 10.5% 50.8% 49.2% 24.0% 10.0% 13.2% 13.3% 11.9% 11.9% 13.1% 16.7% 83.3% 78.1% 13.1% 5.0% 1.2% 0.2% 2.3% Source: US Census Bureau, 2010 American Community Survey, 1-year estimates, accessed online Fort Worth residents age 25 and higher are more likely to have not graduated from high school than US residents in general, and with the changing ethnic demographics, this may worsen. Approximately one quarter (23.6%) of Fort Worth s African American students and 18.8% of Fort Worth s Hispanic students drop out before completing high school, compared to 3.9% of white students. 3 Fort Worth residents also lag in achieving a bachelor s degree or higher. The implications for safety promotion and injury prevention programs include a need for interventions that are aimed a people with lower literacy and incomes. Table 2: Educational attainment for population age 25+ for Fort Worth, Texas, and the United States Fort Worth Texas United States Educational Attainment: Less than high school graduate High school graduate (includes equivalency) Some college or associate s degree Bachelor s degree or higher 21.9% 26.8% 27.9% 23.2% 19.3% 25.6% 29.2% 25.9% 14.1% 28.4% 29.0% 28.5% Percent high school graduate or higher Percent bachelor s degree or higher 78.0% 23.2% 80.0% 25.8% 85.0% 27.9% Source: US Census Bureau, 2010 American Community Survey, 1-year estimates, accessed online Texas Education Agency, Secondary School Completion and Drop Outs in Texas Public Schools, , July 2011, accessed online

6 Rev Fort Worth and Texas have a slightly lower unemployment rate than the US generally, but the occupations and industries providing jobs are slightly different. More jobs are available in construction, manufacturing, and other blue-collar trades than is common in the US, and fewer jobs are available in education, health, and human services. This may be in part due to the Texas Legislature s sharp reductions in funding for education, health, and human services in the 82 nd Texas Legislature. More cuts are expected in the 83 rd Texas Legislature scheduled to begin in January This indicates that efforts to improve safety through education, health, and human service organizations may be challenging, as many of these organizations are currently losing program and staff capacity. More than 12% of Fort Worth s civilian labor force works for government agencies and departments, and 6.2% are self employed. Fort Worth residents are more likely to live below the poverty level, and to lack insurance than in the US generally. As a result, safety promotion and injury prevention programs need to be accessible to people with very low incomes and who lack insurance. Table 3: Economic status for population age 16+ Fort Worth, Texas, and the United States Fort Worth Texas United States In Labor Force Civilian Labor Force Employed Unemployed Armed Forces Not in labor force Percent Unemployed Occupation Management, business, science and arts Service occupations Sales and office Natural resources, construction, and maintenance Production, transportation and material moving Industry Agriculture, forestry, fishing, hunting, mining Construction Manufacturing Wholesale trade Retail trade Transportation, warehousing and utilities Information Finance, insurance, real estate, rental and leasing Professional, scientific, management, and administrative and waste management services Education, health, and social services Arts, entertainment, recreation and food services Other services, except public administration Public administration 66.5% 66.3% 60.7% 5.6% 0.2% 33.5% 8.5% 33.2% 15.9% 25.1% 11.4% 14.4% 1.3% 8.8% 11.6% 2.4% 10.2% 7.4% 2.8% 9.0% 10.6% 18.5% 8.0% 5.2% 4.1% 65.2% 64.7% 58.9% 5.1% 0.5% 34.8% 8.7% 34.3% 17.8% 25.1% 11.2% 11.7% 2.9% 8.0% 9.3% 2.9% 11.5% 5.5% 1.9% 6.6% 10.8% 21.8% 8.6% 5.3% 4.8% 64.4% 63.9% 57.0% 6.9% 0.4% 35.6% 10.0% 35.9% 18.0% 25.0% 9.1% 11.9% 1.9% 6.2% 10.4% 2.8% 11.7% 4.9% 2.2% 6.7% 10.6% 23.2% 9.2% 5.0% 5.2% 6

7 Rev Table 3: Economic status for population age 16+ Fort Worth, Texas, and the United States Fort Worth Texas United States Income and Benefits Median household income $48,224 $48,615 $50,046 With Social Security With retirement income With Supplemental Security Income With cash public assistance With food stamps 21.9% 13.9% 3.3% 2.2% 10.4% 24.0% 13.6% 4.9% 1.9% 12.9% 28.4% 17.5% 5.1% 2.9% 11.9% With no insurance coverage 24.2% 23.7% 15.5% Percentage with incomes below poverty level All families 14.0% 13.8% 11.3% All people 17.6% 17.9% 13.8% Source: US Census Bureau, 2010 American Community Survey, 1-year estimates, accessed online In terms of disability status, Tarrant County, for which Fort Worth serves as the county seat and has just under 50% of the county s population, has a slightly lower percentage of residents reporting a disability than Texas and the US. Like Texas and the US, the percentage of residents with disabilities increases with age, with over 36% reporting some type of disability at age 65 and higher. The most common disabling conditions for older adults are hearing impairments, ambulatory difficulty, and difficulty with living independently. The implications for safety promotion and injury prevention programs aimed at older adults are the need for programs to be able to be taken to the audience whenever possible, even in the home in some cases. In addition, programs need to be aimed at caregivers of those who need assistance to live independently. Many times, family members are the primary caregiver, and often the caregivers are either spouses or adult children. Table 4: Disability status for population age 25+ for Tarrant County*, Texas, and the United States Tarrant County* Texas United States Percent with a disability 9.9% 11.6% 11.9% Population under 5 years With a hearing difficulty With a vision difficulty Population 5 to 17 years With a hearing difficulty With a vision difficulty With a cognitive difficulty With an ambulatory difficulty With a self-care difficulty Population 18 to 64 years With a hearing difficulty With a vision difficulty With a cognitive difficulty With an ambulatory difficulty With a self-care difficulty With an independent living difficulty 0.3% 0.2% 0.3% 5.0% 0.6% 0.7% 3.6% 0.5% 0.7% 9.1% 1.9% 2.2% 3.4% 4.3% 1.5% 2.6% 0.6% 0.5% 0.4% 5.5% 0.7% 0.9% 4.0% 0.7% 1.0% 10.1% 2.3% 2.1% 3.9% 5.3% 2.0% 3.3% 0.8% 0.5% 0.4% 5.2% 0.6% 0.7% 3.7% 0.6% 0.9% 10.0% 2.1% 1.7% 4.2% 5.2% 1.8% 3.5% 7

8 Rev Table 4: Disability status for population age 25+ for Tarrant County*, Texas, and the United States Tarrant County* Texas United States Population 65 + years With a hearing difficulty With a vision difficulty With a cognitive difficulty With an ambulatory difficulty With a self-care difficulty With an independent living difficulty 36.1% 13.8% 6.7% 8.9% 23.9% 8.5% 16.5% 40.6% 16.9% 8.4% 10.8% 27.4% 10.7% 18.1% 36.7% 15.1% 6.9% 9.5% 23.8% 8.8% 16.2% Source: US Census Bureau, 2010 American Community Survey, 1-year estimates, accessed online *NOTE: ACS 2010 does not have data table for disabilities at the City level. Unique Issues and Attributes. The history of Fort Worth, Texas has been one of legends, heroes, and visionaries. Its path has been created by pioneers not willing to accept the status quo. The legend of Fort Worth s panther exemplifies this spirit. In October 1873, the United States suffered a financial setback when the nation s financial markets crashed. Railroad construction stopped across the country. At the time, this vital ingredient for Fort Worth s growth ended just west of Dallas. An 1875 article published in the Dallas Herald reported that Fort Worth was such a drowsy little town, a panther could be seen sleeping in the street by the courthouse. Within a year, Fort Worth s growth began to flourish with the extension of the railroad. The city enthusiastically embraced the nickname Panther City, and since then its path has never been the same. From the Paschal Panthers to the Fort Worth Cats to the sleeping symbol by the courthouse, the panther is a source of great pride for Fort Worth. 8

9 Rev Some fun tidbits about Fort Worth include: 60 percent of America's paper money is printed at the U.S. Bureau of Engraving and Printing Western Currency Facility in Fort Worth. Fort Worth is home to the oldest stock show and rodeo in the country - the Southwestern Exposition and Livestock Show. Also known as Cowntown, Fort Worth hosts the world's only twice-daily cattle drive in the Stockyards National Historic District. Bonnie and Clyde hid out from the law in Fort Worth's Stockyards Hotel. In 1909, the Fort Worth Zoo opened as the first zoo in Texas. Today the zoo is ranked one of the top zoos in the country. 9

10 Rev On November 22, 1963, President John F. Kennedy delivered his last public speech in Fort Worth before leaving for Dallas. Cowboys and Culture. Fort Worth celebrates its western heritage with a number of year-round attractions anchored in the Stockyards National Historic District. Fort Worth is also well known for having one of the largest arts districts in the world. The Fort Worth Cultural District features five internationally-recognized museums within walking distance of one another, each acclaimed for its architecture as well as the quality of its collections and programs. Fort Worth is home to the quadrennial Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, which launches the career of young concert pianists every four years. Many other attractions, too numerous to mention, help to make Fort Worth one of the most livable large cities in the United States, as well as a great place to visit. Nancy Lee and Perry R. Bass Performance Hall Meet Molly Who is Molly? To honor the hard work, cattle drives and trail dust upon which Fort Worth was built, a longhorn head sculpture was placed on the Stockyards National Historic District's Livestock Exchange Building in Folklore holds that the sculpture is called Molly, and her vantage point gave her a view of all the activity in town. When rumors were repeated without naming a source, Molly was invoked as the culprit. The icon of a steer head, Molly, is now part of Fort Worth's heritage and has a place in the City's logo as well as on many local businesses and organizations. 4 4 Fort Worth Convention & Visitors Bureau, accessed online at on July 27,

11 Rev Most Prevalent Injuries and Risks: What the data tells us. In reviewing the local data for injuries, data from several sources, including the Tarrant County Medical Examiner, MedStar, Cook Children s Health Care System, Tarrant County Public Health, Texas Center for Health Statistics, and the Texas Department of State Health Services EMS / Trauma Registry were collected and reviewed. Challenges in reviewing and aggregating these data included: Each reporting system uses different definitions of data elements and different parameters for what data is included, making it unrealistic to simply aggregate all of these sources. In addition, some registries collect data at the county level, and not at the city level. Injuries that do not result in death are more likely to not be clearly tracked in a consistent manner. In part this may be due to physicians diagnostic choices. Between 2006 and 2010, unintended accidental deaths represented 7.0% to 8.5% of all deaths, while suicides ranged from 2.6% to 3.2% and homicides ranged from 1.6% to 2.2%. The percentages vary from year to year and do not appear to indicate a trend up or down over this period. These three categories of deaths formed the basis for examination of injury data by the Coalition. Table 5: Deaths in Fort Worth Manner of Death Natural Accidental (Unintentional) 465 / 7.4% 517 / 8.5% 492 / 8.2% 504/ 7.5% 471 / 7.0% Suicide 200 / 3.2% 163 / 2.7% 182 / 3.0% 175 / 2.6% 172 / 2.6% Homicide 140 / 2.2% 94 / 1.6% 118 / 2.0% 109 / 1.6% 109 / 1.6% Pending Undetermined Non-Human Remains Reportable (Juris. Waived) Total Source: Tarrant County Medical Examiner s Office As illustrated in Figure 1, the majority of these deaths are, indeed, unintentional, with the intentional causes of suicide and homicide lagging significantly. This suggests that many of these deaths could be avoided with effective safety promotion and injury prevention programs. 11

12 Rev Figure 1. Injury deaths by intent, Fort Worth and Tarrant County, Fort Worth Tarrant County Age-Adjusted Mortality Rate (per 100,000 population) Healthy People 2010 Healthy People Unintentional Suicide Homicide Intent of Injury Death Data Source: Texas Department of State Health Services Data provided by: Tarrant County Public Health, Division of Epidemiology and Health Information, Injury Statistics, Fort Worth, Falls. A leading cause of unintentional injuries is falls. Men are more likely to die from falls, but women are more likely to be injured. Prevalence of injuries and deaths from falls increases with age, with the greatest, with the highest prevalence occurring in older adults. Also, whites have the highest rate of injuries and deaths from falls. Table 6: Injuries and deaths attributable to falls in Tarrant County, Texas, 2009 Injuries Rate* Deaths Rate* Total Population 5, Gender Males Females Age Children Ages 0 4 Youth Ages Adults Ages Adults Ages Adults Ages Adults Ages Older Adults 65 & over Race/Ethnicity Black / African American White Other Hispanic / Latino 2,082 3, ,051 3, , , *Age adjusted per 100,000 population Data source: Texas Department of State Health Services, EMS/Trauma Registry

13 Rev Multi-year data from the Tarrant County Medical Examiner on deaths attributable to falls also indicates that risk increases with age, and that men are more likely to die from falling than women. Table 7: Deaths attributable to falls in Tarrant County, Texas, Total Population Gender Males Females Age Race/Ethnicity Asian Black Hispanic White Source: Tarrant County Medical Examiner Motor vehicle crashes. Motor vehicle crashes are also a leading cause of unintentional deaths and injuries, with close to half of all crashes resulting in some injury. As indicated in Table 8 below, the five year trend shows a slight decline in total fatalities and injuries in 2010, and over the period the percentage of crashes resulting in no injury increased from just under 50% to slightly more than half Table 8: Motor vehicle crash fatalities and injuries, Fort Worth, Crash and Injury Type Fatal crashes Fatalities Serious injury crashes Serious injuries 1,938 2,685 2,213 2,290 1,827 2,451 1,899 2,575 1,758 2,517 Other injury crashes Other injuries 3,737 6,435 3,707 6,234 3,013 5,042 3,184 5,189 2,280 3,974 Non-injury crashes 5,958 (48%) 6,633 (49%) 6,805 (54%) 7,255 (54%) 5,048 (53%) Unknown severity crashes Total Crashes 12,492 13,485 12,579 13,341 9,639 Data Source: Texas Department of State Health Services Data provided by: Tarrant County Public Health According to data from Texas Department of State Health Services EMS/Trauma Registry, males have a much higher rate of injuries and deaths from motor vehicle crashes. Older adults have the highest rate of injuries and deaths from motor vehicle accidents, followed by youth 13

14 Rev and young adults ages Children have the lowest rates of injuries from motor vehicle crashes. African Americans have the highest rates of injuries from motor vehicle crashes, while whites have the highest numbers of crashes. Table 9: Motor Vehicle accident injuries and fatalities in Tarrant County, Texas, 2009 Traffic Non-Traffic Injuries Rate* Deaths Rate* Injuries Rate* Deaths Rate* Total Population Gender Males Females Age Children ages 0 14 Youth ages Adults ages Older adults age 65+ Race/Ethnicity Black White Other Hispanic/Latino *Age adjusted per 100,000 population Data source: Texas Department of State Health Services, EMS/Trauma Registry Data from the Tarrant County Medical Examiner also shows that men and working age adults have a higher risk of dying from crashes Table 10: Deaths attributable to motor vehicle crashes in Tarrant County, Texas, Total Population Gender Males Females Age Race/Ethnicity Asian Black Hispanic White Source: Tarrant County Medical Examiner

15 Rev Suicides. Firearms are overwhelmingly the leading cause of suicide deaths, followed by suffocation and poisoning. Between 2004 and 2008 there were 164 (rate of 5.6 per 100,000) suicides caused by firearms, 73 (rate of 2.3 per 100,000) by suffocation, and 52 (rate of 1.7 per 100,000) by poisoning. 5 While women attempted suicide more often, men were more likely to die from suicide attempts. Suicide injury and deaths occur at a much higher rate among whites. Teens and young adults receive suicide injuries at higher rates than other age groups, but suicide deaths are most prevalent among older adults. Table 11: Suicide injury and deaths in Tarrant County, Texas 2009 Injuries Rate* Deaths Rate* Total Population Gender Males Females Age Children ages 0 14 Youth ages Adults ages Older adults age 65+ Race/Ethnicity Black White Other Hispanic/Latino *Age adjusted per 100,000 population Data source: Texas Department of State Health Services, EMS/Trauma Registry Poisoning. Poisonings among young children are overwhelmingly the result of ingesting medications. Cook Children s Health Care System sees between 500 and 600 cases of poisoning each year, of which most are classified as medicinal poisonings. The majority of the cases involve children age five years and younger. Table 12: Cook Children s Poison Detail, Fort Worth, 2010 and Total Type of poison Medicinal Non-medicinal Not categorized Age Groupings 0 to 5 6 to 9 10 to to and over Source: Meditech Data Repository 409 (77%) (73%) (79%) (70%) Data Source: Texas Department of State Health Services; Data provided by: Tarrant County Public Health 15

16 Rev Cook Children s Health Care System data indicates that poisoning cases involving children have been holding steady since 2008 overall, but that the percentage of cases involving medicines are increasing. In looking at the total population, females have a slightly higher risk of poisoning injuries, while males have a significantly higher death rate from poisonings. Injuries from poisoning are most prevalent in adults age 50 and higher, with the greatest prevalence in older adults. Whites have the highest rates of both injuries and deaths from poisonings. Table 13: Injuries and deaths attributable to poisoning in Tarrant County, Texas, 2009 Injuries Rate* Deaths Rate* Total Population Gender Males Females Age Children Ages 0 4 Youth Ages Adults Ages Adults Ages Adults Ages Adults Ages Older Adults 65 & over Race/Ethnicity Black / African American White Other Hispanic / Latino *Age adjusted per 100,000 population Data source: Texas Department of State Health Services, EMS/Trauma Registry The Tarrant County Medical Examiner s data indicates that accidental deaths due to drugs are the leading cause of accidental death for adults age 30 59, and that a disproportionate percentage of these deaths are males. Table 14: Deaths attributable to drugs in Tarrant County, Texas, Total Population Gender Males Females Age

17 Rev Table 14: Deaths attributable to drugs in Tarrant County, Texas, Race/Ethnicity Asian Black Hispanic White Source: Tarrant County Medical Examiner Child Injuries. Data on child injuries from the Tarrant County Medical Examiner, Cook Children s Health Care System, and Texas Department of Family & Protective Services -- Child Protective Services Division indicate that the majority of unintentional child injuries are caused by: Falls from structures and from bicycles, skate boards, and other wheeled toys. Drowning in both man made bodies of water (swimming pools, tubs, etc.) and natural bodies of water (ponds, lakes, creeks). Hyperthermia caused by exposure to heat in motor vehicles as well as overexertion in sports. Poisoning from ingesting medications as well as non-medicinal poisons. Improper sleeping arrangements for babies. Data from Cook Children s Community-wide Children s Health Assessment & Planning Survey (CCHAPS) indicate that 6.0% of emergency department visits by Tarrant County children were due to injuries received while using skateboards, roller blades, or non-power scooters, and that 3.8% were due to injuries received while riding bicycles. In the past 5 years, 422 children injured while riding or playing with bicycles, skateboards, roller blades, or non-power scooters were seen and entered into the Trauma Registry at Cook Children s Health Care System. 6 Of these children, only 10.6% were wearing any type of protective gear during the incident. The following tables detail child trauma risk by age and ethnicity Table 15: Child trauma age groups and risk, Tarrant County, Poisoning Motor Vehicle Trauma Drowning Under 1 year 1 5 years X X X 6 9 years years 15 years and older X X X Source: Cook Children s Health Care System 6 Cook Children s Health Care System 17

18 Rev Table 16: Child drowning, motor vehicle trauma, and poisoning by ethnicity, Tarrant County, Total Population Hispanic Non-Hispanic 27.3% 72.7% Cause Total % of Total Drowning Hispanic Non-Hispanic Motor Vehicle Trauma Hispanic Non-Hispanic Poisoning 546 Hispanic 158 Non-Hispanic 388 Source: Cook Children s Health Care System ,121 1,210 1,911 2, , % 79.7% 38.8% 61.2% 30.3% 69.7% The incidence of motor vehicle trauma and poisonings appears slightly higher among Hispanics than among Non-Hispanics than the general population totals suggest. In looking deeper into drowning, 60% of the child victims are males, and the majority are between the ages of 1 to 5 years. Slightly more than 80% of the injuries were received in pools, followed by bathtubs (13.6%) and open water (3.8%), suggesting that injury prevention efforts should be targeted at pool safety for young children. 7 Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault. Domestic violence is the leading cause of injury to women between the ages of 15 and 44 in the United States. In Tarrant County intimate partner violence costs taxpayers $50 million per year, of which 70% is for direct medical and mental health services. Abuse occurs among people of all races, genders, socio-economic classes, religious affiliations, occupations and educational backgrounds. According to research, these numbers are an underestimate, because many victims do not report abuse. In Fort Worth the Fort Worth Police Department received 5,888 reports for cases involving assaults, murders, sexual assaults, and robberies where the victim indicated they were a victim of domestic violence. Within these reports a total of 6,552 unduplicated individuals were identified as victims, and a total of 8,248 offences/charges were filed. The calls were fairly evenly distributed across Fort Worth; 75% of the reported victims were female, and 85% were age 44 or younger 8 Many of these individuals seek medical care in the emergency departments of their local hospitals. These visits represent an opportunity to educate patients regarding resources and options. Often these conversations with the abused patient are guarded because the perpetrator is in the same room with the patient. 7 Cook Children s Health Care System 8 Fort Worth Police Department 18

19 Rev Sports Injuries. In recent years, the Texas Legislature has passed new regulations governing sports management for teens age 14 and higher as the result of an uptick in sports-related injuries among high school athletes. While data sources are scattered, the regulations are aimed at reducing risk for sudden cardiac arrest, concussion, and heat-related injuries. While these new regulations are making high school sports safer, they do not address the needs of young athletes under age 14. Across Fort Worth and Tarrant County there is an estimated 10,000 volunteer coaches managing youth sports teams. Most of these coaches are parents or other family members who have not been specifically trained on how to coach youth sports or youth sports safety. Disaster Preparedness and Vulnerable Populations. The City of Fort Worth Office of Emergency Management has long recognized the need to be able to locate vulnerable residents during emergencies, and understand what needs they may have. To help track where these residents are located, Fort Worth participates in the Special Needs Assistance Program, which allows residents with physical and cognitive disabilities, to register for inclusion in a database that enables emergency planners to better respond to these vulnerable residents in an emergency or disaster. This data is also utilized in the Fort Worth CAD (Computer Aided Dispatch) system during every 911 call, enabling paramedics and first responders to know prior to arrival any necessary information regarding special needs from dialysis, oxygen utilization, to hearing impairments or mental disorders. While the City has been promoting this database for several years, only 3% of the estimated eligible residents have registered. A recent example of working together: Falls Prevention Background. In 2008 the United Way s Area Agency on Aging of Tarrant County (AAATC) and its partners began implementing two evidence-based programs designed to help reduce falls in older adults (age 60+): A Matter of Balance Falls Prevention and HomeMeds. A Matter of Balance is an evidence-based, award-winning program designed to reduce the fear of falling and increase activity levels of older adults who have concerns about falling. The program is a structured group intervention which utilizes a variety of activities to address physical, social, and cognitive factors affecting fear of falling and to learn fall prevention strategies. The activities include group discussion, problem solving, skill building, assertiveness training, videotapes, sharing practical solutions and exercise training. This nationally recognized program was developed by the Roybol Center at Boston University. HomeMeds: Medication Management Improvement System is an evidence-based, technologyenabled intervention that addresses medication safety among older adults by connecting homecare and other community-based services to health care providers. Simply making better use of the information already being gathered in the home helps identifies potential medication problems so they can be resolved. HomeMeds addresses major gaps in care that leave homedwelling older adults at risk for adverse medication effects, providing unique information not 19

20 Rev typically available to prescribers, such as adverse effects, patients' use of over-the-counter medications, duplications resulting from multiple prescribers or hospital stays, and adherence problems. Physicians are more likely to change prescribing behaviors when given this information together with recommendations from a consultant pharmacist. Using existing effort and a non-medical workforce, a technology core, and sources of funding outside of Medicare and Medicaid, HomeMeds is affordable and saves healthcare dollars by preventing serious adverse drug events that cause emergency department use, hospitalization and institutionalization. In implementing these programs, AAATC contracted with Senior Citizen Services of Tarrant County (SCSTC). The organization began implementing these programs through their senior centers and churches located in Southeast Fort Worth. Making a connection. The Falls Task Force for the Fort Worth Safe Communities Coalition brings together representatives from AAATC, SCSTC, Fort Worth Fire Department (FWFD), University of North Texas Health Science Center s physical therapy program, Fort Worth Police Department (FWPD), hospital trauma staff, and more. Prior to the formation of this task force, most of these individuals and systems had not worked together before. At the inaugural meeting of the task force January 2012, Fort Worth Fire Department (FWFD) presented data on the frequency of calls to which FWFD and/or MedStar responded relating to falls. These included Incident Type 321 (EMS Call Excluding Vehicle Accident) and Incident Type 554 (assist invalid lift help). The following table provides a snapshot of the data presented. Table 17: Fort Worth Fire Department EMS & Falls Statistics, Total # of Incident codes: 321 & ,416 24,837 24,416 Total # ( %) of falls resulting in injuries 1418 (5.9%) 1430 (5.7%) 1474 (6.2%) Total # (%) of falls with injuries for adults age 60 and older 589 (41%) 567 (40%) 672 (46%) Total # (%) of assist invalid lift help non injury 1764 (7.3%) 2011 (8.2%) 2135 (9.1%) Source: Fort Worth Fire Department Responding to these calls is very expensive, as each fire truck will carry four firefighters on each call. Over time FWFD has identified a number of older adults who will call several times per year for assistance with lifts after falling down, as well as geographic areas where these calls are more frequent. Also during the meeting AAATC provided an overview on the Matter of Balance and HomeMeds programs. During the meeting it became clear: FWFD was not aware of the existing falls prevention programs, and no one around the table had any idea that FWFD and MedStar were responding to so many falls calls each year! The task force discussed the possibility of finding a way to connect the older residents calling for assistance after falling with the Matter of Balance and HomeMeds programs. Thus began a new collaboration between AAATC and FWFD. Within a few weeks a protocol was in place to allow FWFD to directly refer older adults to these programs, with permission. 20

Community/ Public/ Population Health Research Division. Dr. Sushma Sharma

Community/ Public/ Population Health Research Division. Dr. Sushma Sharma Community/ Public/ Population Health Research Division Dr. Sushma Sharma Projects Community Health: Working for and with the communities Community Health Collaborative Healthy North Texas Community Website

More information

COUNTY PROFILE lauderdale county

COUNTY PROFILE lauderdale county COUNTY PROFILE lauderdale county population households and housing economy education and poverty transporation data sources prepared by Memphis Area Association of Governments preface The purpose of the

More information

Demographic Analysis of the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community Using 2010 Census and 2010 American Community Survey Estimates

Demographic Analysis of the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community Using 2010 Census and 2010 American Community Survey Estimates Demographic Analysis of the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community Using 2010 Census and 2010 American Community Survey Estimates Completed for: Grants & Contract Office The Salt River Pima-Maricopa

More information

A SNAPSHOT OF ALPENA COUNTY

A SNAPSHOT OF ALPENA COUNTY A SNAPSHOT OF ALPENA COUNTY agbioresearch.msu.edu msue.msu.edu About the Data This County Profile is to be used with the 2015-2016 Issue Identification process for State University Extension. Unless otherwise

More information

SELECTED POPULATION PROFILE IN THE UNITED STATES. 2013 American Community Survey 1-Year Estimates

SELECTED POPULATION PROFILE IN THE UNITED STATES. 2013 American Community Survey 1-Year Estimates S0201 SELECTED POPULATION PROFILE IN THE UNITED STATES 2013 American Community Survey 1-Year Estimates Supporting documentation on code lists, subject definitions, data accuracy, and statistical testing

More information

COUNTY PROFILE tipton county

COUNTY PROFILE tipton county COUNTY PROFILE tipton county population households and housing economy education and poverty transporation data sources prepared by Memphis Area Association of Governments preface The purpose of the County

More information

Figure 3.1 Rate of fatal work-related injuries per 100,000 workers, Colorado and the United States, 2001-2008

Figure 3.1 Rate of fatal work-related injuries per 100,000 workers, Colorado and the United States, 2001-2008 Indicator : Fatal Work-Related Injuries Indicator : Fatal-Work Related Injuries Significance Fatal work-related injuries are defined as injuries that occur at work and result in death. Unintentional injuries

More information

Prevent Child Abuse Nevada Strategic Plan Page 1

Prevent Child Abuse Nevada Strategic Plan Page 1 Prevent Child Abuse Nevada Strategic Plan Page 1 Mission, Vision, Overarching Goals..3 Status of Child Abuse and Neglect in Nevada...4 Plan for Primary Prevention in Nevada....5 Goal 1: Community Resource.5

More information

April 2013 Texas Workforce Investment Council. People with Disabilities: A Texas Profile

April 2013 Texas Workforce Investment Council. People with Disabilities: A Texas Profile April 2013 Texas Workforce Investment Council People with : A Texas Profile The Mission of Texas Workforce Investment Council Assisting the Governor and the Legislature with strategic planning for and

More information

Changes in Self-Employment: 2010 to 2011

Changes in Self-Employment: 2010 to 2011 Changes in Self-Employment: 2010 to 2011 American Community Survey Briefs By China Layne Issued January 2013 ACSBR/11-21 INTRODUCTION From December 2007 to June 2009, the United States experienced an economic

More information

Characteristics of Violent Deaths among Homeless Persons in Maryland, 2003-2011 2015 Safe States Annual Meeting April 30, 2015

Characteristics of Violent Deaths among Homeless Persons in Maryland, 2003-2011 2015 Safe States Annual Meeting April 30, 2015 Characteristics of Violent Deaths among Homeless Persons in Maryland, 2003-2011 2015 Safe States Annual Meeting April 30, 2015 Jennifer Stanley, MPH, Epidemiologist Adebola Akinyemi, MPH, Center Chief

More information

For the 10-year aggregate period 2003 12, domestic violence

For the 10-year aggregate period 2003 12, domestic violence U.S. Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs Bureau of Justice Statistics Special Report APRIL 2014 NCJ 244697 Nonfatal Domestic Violence, 2003 2012 Jennifer L. Truman, Ph.D., and Rachel E. Morgan,

More information

Smith County Forum Sponsored and Facilitated by: Smith County Office Texas Cooperative Extension The Texas A&M University System

Smith County Forum Sponsored and Facilitated by: Smith County Office Texas Cooperative Extension The Texas A&M University System Smith County Forum Sponsored and Facilitated by: Smith County Office Texas Cooperative Extension The Texas A&M University System Smith County Forum 1 Smith County Forum Introduction This report presents

More information

COUNTY PROFILE fayette county

COUNTY PROFILE fayette county COUNTY PROFILE fayette county population households and housing economy 5 education and poverty 6 transporation 7 data sources 8 prepared by Memphis Area Association of Governments preface The purpose

More information

Indicator 3: Fatal Work-Related Injuries

Indicator 3: Fatal Work-Related Injuries Indicator 3: Fatal Work-Related Injuries Significance i Fatal work-related injuries are defined as injuries that occur at work and result in death. Each year, over 4,600 cases of work-related fatalities

More information

Health and Social Services Needs in Whitman County. 2015 Community Needs Assessment Results General Report COMMUNITY REPORT OF RESULTS

Health and Social Services Needs in Whitman County. 2015 Community Needs Assessment Results General Report COMMUNITY REPORT OF RESULTS COMMUNITY REPORT OF RESULTS This report contains an overview of the results collected by the Health and Social Services Needs in Whitman County Survey. A description of Whitman County, the survey process,

More information

Summary of Employment, Demographics, and Commuting Patterns for Marion County, Florida

Summary of Employment, Demographics, and Commuting Patterns for Marion County, Florida FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY, BUREAU OF LABOR MARKET STATISTICS Summary of Employment, Demographics, and Commuting Patterns for Marion County, Florida March 2015 Contents Labor Shed Analysis...

More information

Injuries are a Major Public Health Problem in Massachusetts

Injuries are a Major Public Health Problem in Massachusetts Injury Surveillance Program, Massachusetts Department of Public Health January 2015 Injuries are a Major Public Health Problem in Massachusetts Injuries are the third leading cause of death among Massachusetts

More information

Demographic Profile of Wichita Unemployment Insurance Beneficiaries Q2 2014

Demographic Profile of Wichita Unemployment Insurance Beneficiaries Q2 2014 Demographic Profile of Wichita Unemployment Insurance Beneficiaries Q2 2014 The Bureau of Labor Statistics defines an unemployed person as one 16 years and older having no employment and having made specific

More information

A Great Place. City of Lindström Economic Development Authority 13292 Sylvan Ave Lindstrom, MN 55045 (651) 257-0620 www.lindstrom.mn.

A Great Place. City of Lindström Economic Development Authority 13292 Sylvan Ave Lindstrom, MN 55045 (651) 257-0620 www.lindstrom.mn. A Great Place. City of Lindström Economic Development Authority 13292 Sylvan Ave Lindstrom, MN 55045 (651) 257-0620 www.lindstrom.mn.org Välkommen till Lindström! -Welcome to Lindstrom- Welcome! Thank

More information

An Equity Profile of the Kansas City Region. Summary. Overview. The Equity Indicators Framework. central to the region s economic success now and

An Equity Profile of the Kansas City Region. Summary. Overview. The Equity Indicators Framework. central to the region s economic success now and An Equity Profile of the Kansas City Region PolicyLink and PERE An Equity Profile of the Kansas City Region Summary Overview Across the country, regional planning organizations, community organizations

More information

EMPLOYMENT PROJECTIONS 2012-2022

EMPLOYMENT PROJECTIONS 2012-2022 For release 10:00 a.m. (EST) Thursday, December 19, 2013 USDL-13-2393 Technical information: (202) 691-5700 ep-info@bls.gov www.bls.gov/emp Media contact: (202) 691-5902 PressOffice@bls.gov EMPLOYMENT

More information

Violent Victimization of College Students, 1995-2002

Violent Victimization of College Students, 1995-2002 U.S. Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs Bureau of Justice Statistics Special Report National Crime Victimization Survey January 25, NCJ 26836 Violent Victimization of College Students, By

More information

Northern Marianas Islands: 2010 Census Summary Report

Northern Marianas Islands: 2010 Census Summary Report s : 2010 Census Summary Report MP1 SEX BY AGE [57] Universe: Total population Total: 53,883 48,220 15,160 6,382 15,624 3,847 7,207 2,527 3,136 0 Under 5 years 4,827 4,349 1,441 578 1,378 334 618 203 275

More information

Oklahoma county. Community Health Status Assessment

Oklahoma county. Community Health Status Assessment Oklahoma county Wellness Score 2014 Community Health Status Assessment Mental and Social Health Overall Mental Health score The World Health Organization defines mental health as a state of well-being

More information

THE PROFESSIONAL AND TECHNICAL WORKFORCE

THE PROFESSIONAL AND TECHNICAL WORKFORCE Fact Sheet 2013 THE PROFESSIONAL AND TECHNICAL WORKFORCE Introduction The professional and technical workforce is defined to include all workers in the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) category management,

More information

Demographic and Economic Profile. Mississippi. Updated May 2006

Demographic and Economic Profile. Mississippi. Updated May 2006 Demographic and Economic Profile Mississippi Updated May 2006 Metro and Nonmetro Counties in Mississippi Based on the most recent listing of core based statistical areas by the Office of Management and

More information

12 & 12, INC. FY 15 ANNUAL MANAGEMENT REPORT

12 & 12, INC. FY 15 ANNUAL MANAGEMENT REPORT 12 & 12, INC. FY 15 ANNUAL MANAGEMENT REPORT 12 & 12 Inc. is a comprehensive addiction recovery treatment center serving individuals and their families who are affected by alcoholism and other drug addictions.

More information

Social Trends Health Outcomes

Social Trends Health Outcomes Social Trends Health Outcomes Minnesota Council on Foundations Health Briefing May 10, 2011 Paul Mattessich, Ph.D. Wilder Research Minnesota Compass Working to change the equation From: Good intentions

More information

SAN DIEGO COUNTY S AGING & DISABILITY. RESOURCE CONNECTION Marketing Plan 2013-2014 SAN DIEGO COUNTY S AGING & DISABILITY

SAN DIEGO COUNTY S AGING & DISABILITY. RESOURCE CONNECTION Marketing Plan 2013-2014 SAN DIEGO COUNTY S AGING & DISABILITY SAN DIEGO COUNTY S AGING & DISABILITY RESOURCE CONNECTION IS A CORE PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN: COUNTY OF SAN DIEGO HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES AGENCY AGING & INDEPENDENCE SERVICES & ACCESS TO INDEPENDENCE SAN DIEGO

More information

Rush Center Statewide LGBT Community Survey Results Prepared for Georgia Equality and The Health initiative by the Shapiro Group

Rush Center Statewide LGBT Community Survey Results Prepared for Georgia Equality and The Health initiative by the Shapiro Group Rush Center Statewide LGBT Community Survey Results Prepared for Georgia Equality and The Health initiative by the Shapiro Group In an effort to better understand the needs of gay, lesbian, bisexual and

More information

Sex, Race, and Ethnic Diversity of U.S. Health Occupations (2010-2012)

Sex, Race, and Ethnic Diversity of U.S. Health Occupations (2010-2012) Sex, Race, and Ethnic Diversity of U.S. Health Occupations (2010-2012) January 2015 U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources and Services Administration Bureau of Health Workforce

More information

Behavioral Health Barometer. United States, 2014

Behavioral Health Barometer. United States, 2014 Behavioral Health Barometer United States, 2014 Acknowledgments This report was prepared for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) by RTI International under contract No.

More information

Community Information Book Update October 2005. Social and Demographic Characteristics

Community Information Book Update October 2005. Social and Demographic Characteristics Community Information Book Update October 2005 Public Health Department Social and Demographic Characteristics The latest figures from Census 2000 show that 36,334 people lived in San Antonio, an increase

More information

Prepared by: Michael R. Cousineau, Dr.PH Gregory D. Stevens. Ph.D. With assistance from Jessica Van Gurt. USC Division of Community Health

Prepared by: Michael R. Cousineau, Dr.PH Gregory D. Stevens. Ph.D. With assistance from Jessica Van Gurt. USC Division of Community Health Disparities in Health in the United States A conceptual framework for a multi-disciplinary approach to understanding health disparities and proposing policy solutions towards their elimination First Draft

More information

Educational Attainment of Veterans: 2000 to 2009

Educational Attainment of Veterans: 2000 to 2009 Educational Attainment of Veterans: to 9 January 11 NCVAS National Center for Veterans Analysis and Statistics Data Source and Methods Data for this analysis come from years of the Current Population Survey

More information

LOUISVILLE S BLUEPRINT

LOUISVILLE S BLUEPRINT PHASE ONE: MOVING LOUISVILLE TO ACTION ANTHONY D. SMITH GREG FISCHER Our Blueprint is dedicated to the late Dr. J. Blaine Hudson, who helped lead this work. Dr. Hudson committed his life to scholarship

More information

In 2014, U.S. residents age 12 or older experienced

In 2014, U.S. residents age 12 or older experienced U.S. Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs Bureau of Justice Statistics Revised September 29, 2015 Criminal Victimization, 2014 Jennifer L. Truman, Ph.D., and Lynn Langton, Ph.D., BJS Statisticians

More information

New Mexico. Comparison Profile prepared by the New Mexico Economic Development Department State Data Center. Page 1 of 5

New Mexico. Comparison Profile prepared by the New Mexico Economic Development Department State Data Center. Page 1 of 5 DEMOGRAPHICS Population estimates, July 1, 2014 2,085,572 Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014 1.4% Population estimates, July 1, 2013 2,085,287 Population, percent change - April

More information

HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE STATUS. 2009-2013 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates

HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE STATUS. 2009-2013 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates S2701 HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE STATUS 2009-2013 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates Supporting documentation on code lists, subject definitions, data accuracy, and statistical testing can be found

More information

Demography. Focus on the three contributors to population change: Fertility, mortality, and migration

Demography. Focus on the three contributors to population change: Fertility, mortality, and migration 1 Formal Demography Demography Focus on the three contributors to population change: Fertility, mortality, and migration Social Demography Focus on relationship between social, economic, and demographic

More information

Demographic Profile of Wichita Unemployment Insurance Beneficiaries Q3 2015

Demographic Profile of Wichita Unemployment Insurance Beneficiaries Q3 2015 Demographic Profile of Wichita Unemployment Insurance Beneficiaries Q3 2015 The Bureau of Labor Statistics defines an unemployed person as one 16 years and older having no employment and having made specific

More information

Demographic, Socio-Economic, Schooling, and Labor Market Indicators for 16-24 Year Olds in the City of Hartford

Demographic, Socio-Economic, Schooling, and Labor Market Indicators for 16-24 Year Olds in the City of Hartford Demographic, Socio-Economic, Schooling, and Labor Market Indicators for 16-24 Year Olds in the City of Hartford Prepared by: Center for Labor Market Studies Northeastern University Prepared for: National

More information

Health Care Access to Vulnerable Populations

Health Care Access to Vulnerable Populations Health Care Access to Vulnerable Populations Closing the Gap: Reducing Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Florida Rosebud L. Foster, ED.D. Access to Health Care The timely use of personal health services

More information

Comparison Profile prepared by the New Mexico Economic Development Department State Data Center. Page 1 of 5

Comparison Profile prepared by the New Mexico Economic Development Department State Data Center. Page 1 of 5 Comparing New Mexico to Colorado DEMOGRAPHICS Colorado New Mexico Population estimates, July 1, 2014 5,355,866 2,085,572 Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014 1.4% 1.4% Population

More information

Crime in Missouri 2012

Crime in Missouri 2012 Crime in Missouri MISSOURI STATE HIGHWAY PATROL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPEMENT DIVISION STATISTICAL ANALYSIS CENTER FOREWORD This publication is produced by the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Statistical Analysis

More information

NATIONAL BABY FACTS. Infants, Toddlers, and Their Families in the United States THE BASICS ABOUT INFANTS AND TODDLERS

NATIONAL BABY FACTS. Infants, Toddlers, and Their Families in the United States THE BASICS ABOUT INFANTS AND TODDLERS NATIONAL BABY FACTS Infants, Toddlers, and Their Families in the United States T he facts about infants and toddlers in the United States tell us an important story of what it s like to be a very young

More information

Cultural Competency -Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs on HBCU College Campuses

Cultural Competency -Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs on HBCU College Campuses Cultural Competency -Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs on HBCU College Campuses Presented by Alyssa C. Ryan, 2011 graduate of the University of the Virgin Islands Former Student Peer Educator and 2011-2013

More information

Infant mortality and injury-related deaths in Dallas County A five year review. September 20, 2013

Infant mortality and injury-related deaths in Dallas County A five year review. September 20, 2013 Infant mortality and injury-related deaths in Dallas County A five year review September 20, 2013 Dallas County Child Death Review Team A mechanism to describe the causes and circumstances of death among

More information

Tenafly, New Jersey Community Profile Based on June 2010 Census Data

Tenafly, New Jersey Community Profile Based on June 2010 Census Data Tenafly, New Jersey Community Profile Based on June 2010 Census Data Borough Overview Tenafly is a borough in Bergen County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 Census, the borough population was

More information

Wake County 1,000,000 residents 25,000 new residents per year

Wake County 1,000,000 residents 25,000 new residents per year Centrally located in the Triangle area of North Carolina, Wake County is one of the fastest growing areas in the nation and the second-most populous county in the state, with approximately 1,000,000 residents.

More information

In 2009, approximately 572,000 nonfatal violent crimes

In 2009, approximately 572,000 nonfatal violent crimes U.S. Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs Bureau of Justice Statistics Special Report March 2011 ncj 233231 Workplace Violence, 1993-2009 National Crime Victimization Survey and the Census

More information

Executive Summary. Healthy Lifestyles

Executive Summary. Healthy Lifestyles Executive Summary The is a major initiative of The Health Collaborative. The mission of the organization is to improve the health status of the community through collaborative means. Partners include the

More information

Big Horn County Resource Guide

Big Horn County Resource Guide Addiction Services Addiction Support Groups: See also Mental Health Alcoholics Anonymous (statewide) 888 607 2000 Drug Abuse Hotline (statewide) 877 297 6346 24 hr Rimrock Foundation www.rimrock.org 1231

More information

Vision STRATEGY. Values. Mission

Vision STRATEGY. Values. Mission Vision STRATEGY Values Mission Introduction Girard City is 25 square miles with approximately 9958 for population. It is made up of 95.3% White, 5.2% African American, 0.7% American Indian and Alaska Native,

More information

Work-Related Fatalities in North Carolina, 2011 and Five-Year Trend (2007-2011)

Work-Related Fatalities in North Carolina, 2011 and Five-Year Trend (2007-2011) Work-Related Fatalities in North Carolina, 2011 and Five-Year Trend (2007-2011) Introduction Workplace fatalities are rare; when they do occur, they are typically during a worker s most productive years

More information

Broome County Community Health Assessment 2013-2017 1 APPENDIX A

Broome County Community Health Assessment 2013-2017 1 APPENDIX A Community Health Assessment 2013-2017 1 APPENDIX A 2 Community Health Assessment 2013-2017 Table of Contents: Appendix A A Community Report Card will be developed based on identified strengths and opportunities

More information

Diversity in California s Health Professions: Physical Therapy September 2008

Diversity in California s Health Professions: Physical Therapy September 2008 Diversity in California s Health Professions: Physical Therapy September 2008 A report of the California Health Workforce Tracking Collaborative Timothy Bates and Susan Chapman UCSF Center for the Health

More information

Healthy Howard Health Plan: A Summary of Inaugural Members Demographics, Health Status and Goals in 2009

Healthy Howard Health Plan: A Summary of Inaugural Members Demographics, Health Status and Goals in 2009 Healthy Howard Health Plan: A Summary of Inaugural Members Demographics, Health Status and Goals in 2009 RESEARCH REPORT #1 Executive Summary Prepared for Healthy Howard, Inc. by the Department of Health,

More information

2016 Homeless Count Results Los Angeles County and LA Continuum of Care. Published by: Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority May 4, 2016 1

2016 Homeless Count Results Los Angeles County and LA Continuum of Care. Published by: Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority May 4, 2016 1 2016 Homeless Count Results Los Angeles County and LA Continuum of Care Published by: Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority May 4, 2016 1 Why Do We Count? The Homeless Count seeks to answer key questions

More information

Bryant T. Aldridge Rehabilitation Center Unit Specific Inclusive Diversity Analysis: CULTURAL COMPETENCY AND DIVERSITY PLAN February 2015

Bryant T. Aldridge Rehabilitation Center Unit Specific Inclusive Diversity Analysis: CULTURAL COMPETENCY AND DIVERSITY PLAN February 2015 Bryant T. Aldridge Rehabilitation Center Unit Specific Inclusive Diversity Analysis: CULTURAL COMPETENCY AND DIVERSITY PLAN February 2015 Prepared by Brian Agan A Cultural Competency and Inclusive Diversity

More information

Educational Attainment of the Population 25 Years and Over, by Selected Characteristics: 2011

Educational Attainment of the Population 25 Years and Over, by Selected Characteristics: 2011 of Eastern Oklahoma The U.S. Census Bureau created CICs to help make census information available to the public as a tool for better planning and action. Educational Attainment of the Population 25 Years

More information

OUTCOMES ONE YEAR LATER: AN UPDATE ON THE CLASS OF 2006

OUTCOMES ONE YEAR LATER: AN UPDATE ON THE CLASS OF 2006 January 2009 OUTCOMES ONE YEAR LATER: AN UPDATE ON THE CLASS OF 2006 A Research Report of the Central Texas Student Futures Project OUTCOMES ONE YEAR LATER: AN UPDATE ON THE CLASS OF 2006 A Research Report

More information

Focus Area 6: Mental Health, Alcohol, and Substance Abuse

Focus Area 6: Mental Health, Alcohol, and Substance Abuse Focus Area : Mental Health and Mental Disorders Alcohol Abuse Substance Abuse Autism Spectrum Disorders Exposure to Trauma 119 WORK GROUP ON MENTAL HEALTH, ALCOHOL, AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE Co-Chairs Barbara

More information

Employment-Based Health Insurance: 2010

Employment-Based Health Insurance: 2010 Employment-Based Health Insurance: 2010 Household Economic Studies Hubert Janicki Issued February 2013 P70-134 INTRODUCTION More than half of the U.S. population (55.1 percent) had employment-based health

More information

University Hospital Community Health Needs Assessment FY 2014

University Hospital Community Health Needs Assessment FY 2014 FY 2014 Prepared by Kathy Opromollo Executive Director of Ambulatory Care Services Newark New Jersey is the State s largest city. In striving to identify and address Newark s most pressing health care

More information

Custodial Mothers and Fathers and Their Child Support: 2011

Custodial Mothers and Fathers and Their Child Support: 2011 Custodial Mothers and Fathers and Their Child Support: 2011 Current Population Reports By Timothy Grall Issued October 2013 P60-246 IntroductIon This report focuses on the child support income that custodial

More information

Motor Vehicle Deaths Updated: August 2014

Motor Vehicle Deaths Updated: August 2014 Motor Vehicle Deaths Updated: Motor vehicle death rates rise rapidly during the teen years and remain very high into early adulthood. The rate for teens, however, has followed a downward trend for most

More information

State Guidelines Point in Time and Housing Inventory Count of Homeless Persons. January 2016

State Guidelines Point in Time and Housing Inventory Count of Homeless Persons. January 2016 State Guidelines Point in Time and Housing Inventory Count of Homeless Persons January 2016 Contact Information For more information concerning these Guidelines, and the Homelessness Housing and Assistance

More information

Workforce Training Results Report

Workforce Training Results Report Report December 2008 Secondary Career and Technical Education (CTE) Secondary CTE serves high school age youth in approximately 238 school districts and 10 Skills Centers throughout the state, preparing

More information

Florida s Families and Children Below the Federal Poverty Level

Florida s Families and Children Below the Federal Poverty Level Florida s Families and Children Below the Federal Poverty Level Florida Senate Committee on Children, Families, and Elder Affairs Presented by: February 17, 2016 The Florida Legislature Office of Economic

More information

The National Violent Death Reporting System (NVDRS): Linking Data. Saving Lives

The National Violent Death Reporting System (NVDRS): Linking Data. Saving Lives The National Violent Death Reporting System (NVDRS): Linking Data. Saving Lives Thank you for this opportunity to submit testimony in support of increased funding for the National Violent Death Reporting

More information

Schuylkill County Demographics:

Schuylkill County Demographics: Schuylkill County Demographics: Following is data collected specifically for Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania. The majority of the data below (without notation) has been obtained from the American Community

More information

Military Family Readiness. Ms. Barbara Thompson Director, Office of Family Readiness Policy Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense

Military Family Readiness. Ms. Barbara Thompson Director, Office of Family Readiness Policy Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense Military Family Readiness Ms. Barbara Thompson Director, Office of Family Readiness Policy Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense Preparing families for military service Identify the definition

More information

Adolescent Mortality. Alaska s adolescent mortality rate is 29% higher than the national rate and almost 1.6 times the Healthy People 2010 target.

Adolescent Mortality. Alaska s adolescent mortality rate is 29% higher than the national rate and almost 1.6 times the Healthy People 2010 target. Alaska Maternal and Child Health Data Book 23 15 Adolescent Mortality Nationally, unintentional injury, assault and suicide account for 51% of deaths among adolescents ages 1-14 years in 2. Over the last

More information

Introduction to Veteran Treatment Court

Introduction to Veteran Treatment Court Justice for Vets Veterans Treatment Court Planning Initiative Introduction to Veteran Treatment Court Developed by: Justice for Vets Justice for Vets, 10 February 2015 The following presentation may not

More information

Field/s of Interest: Arts, Culture & Humanities Environment/Animal Welfare Education _X Health Human Services Religion

Field/s of Interest: Arts, Culture & Humanities Environment/Animal Welfare Education _X Health Human Services Religion CHESTER COUNTY COMMUNITY FOUNDATION GRANT PROPOSAL SUMMARY SHEET One page only. This page will be shared electronically with Grant Committee Members & Fund Advisors. Note: If Philanthropy Network Greater

More information

Assistant Superintendent for Recreation

Assistant Superintendent for Recreation Assistant Superintendent for Recreation fast facts 1883 Year MPRB established 15.4 million 5 million 182 6,732 200,000 50 27 6 215 60 2 12 12 6 4 345 438 7 59 51 51 6 12 2 7 3 1 2 47 396 Estimated regional

More information

million 0.6 million 7.1 million

million 0.6 million 7.1 million KEY STATS Number of Americans who volunteer mainly with arts groups: 1 million volunteer secondarily with arts groups: 0.6 million provide free artistic services to non-arts groups: 7.1 million Research

More information

Youth Suicide: What can we learn from the New Jersey Violent Death Reporting System?

Youth Suicide: What can we learn from the New Jersey Violent Death Reporting System? Youth Suicide: What can we learn from the New Jersey Violent Death Reporting System? Katherine Hempstead, Director Center for Health Statistics Office of Injury Surveillance and Prevention May 16, 2006

More information

Regional Family Justice Center Network Concept Paper June 2007

Regional Family Justice Center Network Concept Paper June 2007 Regional Family Justice Center Network Concept Paper June 2007 Regional Family Justice Center Network Family violence is an extremely complex issue which manifests itself in varying dynamics within families

More information

Home Fire Preparedness Campaign Mobilize Guide

Home Fire Preparedness Campaign Mobilize Guide Home Fire Preparedness Campaign Mobilize Guide Disaster Cycle Services Job Tools DCS JT PRE/MTC August 2014 : Autumn Lotze Change Log Date Page(s) Section Change Owner: Disaster Cycle Services 2 Table

More information

Ladies by Design Junior Debutante Course COORDINATOR CERTIFICATION Touching Tomorrow s Women Today

Ladies by Design Junior Debutante Course COORDINATOR CERTIFICATION Touching Tomorrow s Women Today Ladies by Design Junior Debutante Course COORDINATOR CERTIFICATION Touching Tomorrow s Women Today Module 2: All About Girls: Statistics and Facts African American girls and teens statistics National Girls

More information

Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC) in the Portland Metro Area

Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC) in the Portland Metro Area TO: FROM: SUBJECT: The Honorable Amanda Marshall, US Attorney for the District of Oregon; Miriam Green, Department of Human Services Oregon Child Welfare Program Manager; Erin Ellis, the Sexual Assault

More information

Working Beyond Retirement-Age

Working Beyond Retirement-Age Working Beyond Retirement-Age Kelly A. Holder and Sandra L. Clark U.S. Census Bureau Housing and Household Economics Division Labor Force Statistics Branch Presented at the American Sociological Association

More information

Colorado Workers Face a Retirement Crisis

Colorado Workers Face a Retirement Crisis Colorado Workers Face a Retirement Crisis Almost half of Colorado s private- sector workers are not offered a retirement savings plan at work. That leaves 753,972 Coloradans without access to the easiest

More information

In 2013, U.S. residents age 12 or older experienced

In 2013, U.S. residents age 12 or older experienced U.S. Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs Bureau of Justice Statistics Revised 9/19/2014 Criminal Victimization, 2013 Jennifer L. Truman, Ph.D., and Lynn Langton, Ph.D., BJS Statisticians In

More information

A Portrait of Seattle s Low-Income Working Population

A Portrait of Seattle s Low-Income Working Population A Portrait of Seattle s Low-Income Working Population December 2011 Support provided by the City of Seattle Office of Economic Development 1 INTRODUCTION The Great Recession, now over two years gone, has

More information

Under the Radar: New York State Elder Abuse Prevalence Study

Under the Radar: New York State Elder Abuse Prevalence Study Under the Radar: New York State Elder Abuse Prevalence Study 2004 Target Elder Abuse NYS Summit Priority 2 Recommendation: Conduct a statewide research study to define the nature and scope of elder abuse,

More information

activity guidelines (59.3 versus 25.9 percent, respectively) and four times as likely to meet muscle-strengthening

activity guidelines (59.3 versus 25.9 percent, respectively) and four times as likely to meet muscle-strengthening 18 HEALTH STATUS HEALTH BEHAVIORS WOMEN S HEALTH USA 13 Adequate Physical Activity* Among Women Aged 18 and Older, by Educational Attainment and Activity Type, 09 11 Source II.1: Centers for Disease Control

More information

BICYCLE-RELATED INJURIES

BICYCLE-RELATED INJURIES BICYCLE-RELATED INJURIES Injury Prevention Plan of Alabama 3 BICYCLE-RELATED INJURIES THE PROBLEM: An estimated 140,000 children are treated each year in emergency departments for head injuries sustained

More information

Y O U T H L E A D. Summer U LEAD Program Application

Y O U T H L E A D. Summer U LEAD Program Application Summer U LEAD Program Application Y O U T H L E A D U LEAD is sponsoring a summer job program for Ramsey County Suburban youth ages 14 to 24. Youth must complete the summer application and complete work

More information

During 2010, U.S. residents age 12 or

During 2010, U.S. residents age 12 or U.S. Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs Bureau of Justice Statistics National Crime Victimization Survey Criminal Victimization, 2010 Jennifer l. truman, Ph.D., BJS Statistician During 2010,

More information

COLORADO REVISED STATUTES

COLORADO REVISED STATUTES COLORADO REVISED STATUTES *** This document reflects changes current through all laws passed at the First Regular Session of the Sixty-Ninth General Assembly of the State of Colorado (2013) *** TITLE 25.

More information

*****THIS FORM IS NOT A PROTECTIVE ORDER APPLICATION OR A PROTECTIVE ORDER*****

*****THIS FORM IS NOT A PROTECTIVE ORDER APPLICATION OR A PROTECTIVE ORDER***** SHAREN WILSON CRIMINAL DISTRICT ATTORNEY OF TARRANT COUNTY, TEXAS PROTECTIVE ORDER UNIT Family Law Center Phone Number 817-884-1623 200 East Weatherford Street # 3040 Fax Number 817-212-7393 Fort Worth,

More information

Aging & Caregiver Resources Helpful Numbers and Websites

Aging & Caregiver Resources Helpful Numbers and Websites Aging & Caregiver Resources Helpful Numbers and Websites (North Central Texas Area) Phone numbers and websites change. Look below for the name of an agency, product, or service in alphabetic order. 2-1-1

More information

Unintentional Injury. Key Findings:

Unintentional Injury. Key Findings: Unintentional Injury Publicly funded services to address Unintentional Injury in the MCH population are described in CHILD Profile. In addition the DOH Injury and Violence Prevention Program addresses

More information

UnitedHealthcare Community Grants Program. April 2014 Grant Guide

UnitedHealthcare Community Grants Program. April 2014 Grant Guide UnitedHealthcare Community Grants Program April 2014 Grant Guide TABLE OF CONTENTS Federal Opportunities, page 2 1. Environmental Regulatory Enhancement 2. Healthy Start Initiative: Eliminating Disparities

More information

A Geographic Profile of. Chicago Lawn, Gage Park, West Elsdon and West Lawn. Neighborhoods Served by. The Southwest Organizing Project

A Geographic Profile of. Chicago Lawn, Gage Park, West Elsdon and West Lawn. Neighborhoods Served by. The Southwest Organizing Project A Geographic Profile of Chicago Lawn, Gage Park, West Elsdon and West Lawn Neighborhoods Served by The Southwest Organizing Project The Southwest Organizing Project (SWOP) is a broad based community organization

More information