April 2022

About JPS Community Outreach

Community Outreach fulfills the JPS mission of “transforming healthcare delivery for the communities we serve” by strengthening and building community links internal and external to the network, improving the health and well-being of the residents in Tarrant County.

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Community Outreach Updates

JPS is committed to being a leader in the areas of access, healthcare equity, and outreach to those individuals that have historically been denied. For the past several months, JPS Community Outreach has been creating action plans to develop partnerships and collaborations within the communities we serve. 

Our Strategic Plan helps Community Outreach foster and support a more equitable, diverse, and inclusive environment that continually strives for equity mindedness and elimination of disparities, so all individuals have the opportunity to achieve the highest standard of health.

View Our Strategic Plan


What's in the Master Plan for the JPS Main Campus?

JPS recently unveiled a draft version of the master plan for the JPS Bond Program, the $800 million project which will redefine the JPS main campus and create a new hospital complex. In addition to the taxpayer-funded bond construction program, JPS will invest another $400 million toward capital improvements which will add complementary projects in a combined effort to upgrade the main campus.

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Every April, the HHS Office of Minority Health (OMH) observes National Minority Health Month to highlight the importance of improving the health of racial and ethnic minorities and reducing health disparities.

 This year’s theme "Give Your Community a Boost!" focuses on the continued importance of COVID-19 vaccination, including boosters, as one of the strongest tools we have to end the COVID-19 pandemic that has disproportionately affected communities of color.


This year marks the fifth year anniversary of the Black Maternal Health Week (BMHW) campaign. Founded and led by the Black Mamas Matter Alliance, BMHW is a week of awareness, activism, and community building intended to:

  • Deepen the national conversation about Black maternal health in the US;
  • Amplify community-driven policy, research, and care solutions;
  • Center the voices of Black Mamas, women, families, and stakeholders;
  • Provide a national platform for Black-led entities and efforts on maternal health, birth and reproductive justice; and
  • Enhance community organizing on Black maternal health.


Upcoming Signature Event

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Registration for this event is free. Register by April 25 to receive a box lunch.


Upcoming Local Events

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Community Resources

Could you use extra support and guidance while caring for a loved one with dementia?

If so, Resources for Enhancing Alzheimer’s Caregiver Health (REACH) may be just what you need. This skill-building program empowers caregivers through services that nourish self-esteem, increase disease knowledge, and reduce stress. Over a six-month period, a caregiver meets one-on-one with a Dementia Care Specialist to address dementia-related behaviors, home safety, self-care, social support, and caregiver stress. REACH is offered at no cost and is available in English and Spanish.

To learn more visit or call the Alzheimer’s Association North Central Texas Chapter at 817-336-4949.

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COVID-19 Updates

Do you need a COVID-19 test, vaccine, or booster?

Please help us preserve our ER and Urgent Care facilities by scheduling an appointment with your provider or by visiting

If you are a patient at JPS:

JPS patients can use MyChart or call 817-702-1100 to schedule an appointment with their PCP.

If you are NOT a patient at JPS:

Those needing COVID-19 testing or vaccines can visit to find a location nearest you.

COVID-19 Vaccine FAQs with Dr. Jocelyn Zee

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Have you misplaced your

COVID-19 vaccine card?

Tarrant County Public Health offers several options for residents of Tarrant County who have misplaced their COVID-19 vaccination records.


Community Partner Spotlight

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Meet Linda Fulmer of the

Healthy Tarrant County Collaboration

With over 30 years' experience working in the not-for-profit world, Linda currently serves as the Executive Director of the Healthy Tarrant County Collaboration. A collaboration of hospitals, public health organizations, and universities seeking to improve the health of Tarrant County through targeted implementation of evidence-based prevention programs. Linda says, "There are few challenges greater than providing individuals and families with the knowledge, tools, and resources they need to improve their health and reduce their risk for obesity and chronic disease. On the one hand, it is important for people to know what they need to do. Awareness is the easy part. But, awareness alone seldom leads to a sustained change in an individual’s healthy habits. The gap between awareness and action is where Healthy Tarrant County Collaboration is focusing its efforts".

Learn more about Healthy Tarrant County Collaboration



JPS Community Outreach

Dr. Kandra Torrence, DrPH

Community Outreach Manager


Ariel Hall

Community Health Worker


Karina Garcia

Community Health Worker


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