Tarrant County Resource Guide: English & Spanish
By Tarrant County WIC
Tarrant County created this resource guide to promote and increase community clinical linkages as part of the CPHMC project. This guide provides contact information for health and wellness, housing, food access, transportation, safety, employment, childcare and domestic violence resources.
As part of the Community Partnerships for Healthy Mothers and Children project, Tarrant County WIC determined that providing training to hospital staff would be an effective way to boost local breastfeeding rates. Having heard of the success of a training developed for this audience, which resulted in 10% increase in exclusive breastfeeding rates in 3 hospitals, Tarrant County WIC reached out to its creators to learn more. Lactation staff from City of Dallas WIC, Parkland Hospital, Methodist Dallas Medical Center, and Charlton Methodist Medical Center used the Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding published by UNICEF and WHO to guide the content of their Baby Friendly Skills Workshop. Prepared with an evidenced-based plan and shared lessons learned, Tarrant County WIC contacted lactation staff from John Peter Smith Hospital (JPS) and Medical Center Arlington (MCA) to discuss emulating the successful training model. The newly formed training team committed quickly and developed training materials, hosting their first training only two months later.
December 11, 2017
Tarrant County WIC (2016) Tarrant County Resources. Available online: https://thewichub.sfo2.digitaloceanspaces.com/2017/12/Tarrant-County-Resource-List_Combined-Eng-Span.pdf