Center for Healthy Communities
Dallas County Partnership for Health
UnityPoint Health - Des Moines is an active partner with the Dallas County Partnership for Health. Through the Center for Healthy Communities, UnityPoint Health has assisted this Partnership in assessing community need and planning organized community response to address them.
The Dallas County Partnership for Health is a collaborative of agencies and individuals dedicated to creating healthier communities within Dallas County. With leadership from the Dallas County Public Health Department, DCPH assesses community needs, identifies health goals and leverages partners to address the issues and needs of Dallas County residents.
Dallas County Partnership for Health Priority Goals
Access to Care
- By 2015, public awareness of resources to address the issues of access to care will increase by five percent.
- By 2015, demonstrate the effectiveness of a shared utility, health navigation, to assist with access issues.
- By 2015, mental health resource awareness will increase by at least 10 percent.
- Utilize took kit to deliver message to the public (schools, law enforcement, policy makers, employers, civic groups, etc.) to increase understanding of mental health/brain health issues and resources.
- Increase the percent of Dallas County adults who consume five or more fruits/vegetables per day by a one percent increment each time the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System asks this question (2011, 2013, 2015).
- Increase the percent of Dallas County adults who engage in regular physical activity by a one percent increase each time the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System asks this question (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015).
- By 2015, 75 percent of Dallas County residents, seeking treatment services, will be able to begin treatment services within seven days.
- Decrease youth use of alcohol, tobacco and drugs by one percent in each category by 2015.