January 2023

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, and improving the health and well-being of the residents in Tarrant County.

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Community Outreach Updates

 Happy New Year from JPS Community Outreach!

In 2022, JPS Health Network collaborated with the Tarrant Area Food Bank to bring the RED Bus to several JPS locations. The purpose of the RED Bus is to provide resource assistance and nutrition education to families experiencing food insecurity.

We are happy to announce that this collaborative effort will continue in the new year!

To see RED Bus dates, view our Monthly Calendar of Events on the Community Outreach webpage.

Tuesday, January 3

Diamond Hill Health Center

3308 Deen Road

Fort Worth, TX 76106

9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Wednesday, January 4

Stop Six-Walter B. Barbour

Health Center

3301 Stalcup Road

Fort Worth, TX 76119

9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Thursday, January 5

Medical Home

Southeast Tarrant

1050 W. Arkansas Lane

Arlington, TX 76013

9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Thursday, January 12

Health Center for Women

1201 S. Main Street

Fort Worth, TX 76104

9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Tuesday, January 24

South Campus Health Center

2500 Circle Drive

Fort Worth, TX 76119

9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

For more information, contact JPS Community Outreach at

JPS Hosts Groundbreaking Ceremony for Medical Home Southwest Tarrant

JPS Health Network hosted a groundbreaking ceremony on Wednesday, December 7, for the new Medical Home Southwest Tarrant, a future primary care clinic located in the 76123 zip code that will primarily serve residents of the Fort Worth Wedgewood neighborhood in Southwest Tarrant County.


Cervical Cancer Awareness Month

More than 14,000 women in the United States are diagnosed with invasive cervical cancer each year, but the disease is preventable with vaccination and appropriate screening. All women are at risk for cervical cancer. It occurs most often in women over age 30. Long-lasting infection with certain types of human papillomavirus (HPV) is the main cause of cervical cancer. HPV is a common virus that is passed from one person to another during sex. At least half of sexually active people will have HPV at some point in their lives, but few women will get cervical cancer.

Screening tests and the HPV vaccine can help prevent cervical cancer. When cervical cancer is found early, it is highly treatable and associated with long survival and good quality of life.

The JPS Oncology & Infusion Center is home to The Hope Team, a team of health care professionals dedicated to providing cancer patients with the best, most individualized care possible. You can reach the Hope Team by calling 817-702-8300.


Upcoming Signature Event

Join Commissioner Roy Charles Brooks for the 9th Annual Prostate Cancer Screening Event, a Healthy Lives Matter Initiative, on February 18, 2023 at Moncrief Cancer Institute. Prostate cancer screening includes education and a blood test. FREE meal will be provided.

Registration opens on January 9, 2023.


Community Resources

Goodwill North Central Texas, in conjunction with Tarrant County Adult Education and Literacy, is proud to announce a new opportunity for adults 25 years and older to obtain their high school equivalency/GED. Starting on January 9, 2023, classes will be taught Monday - Thursday from 12:30 - 3:30 p.m., with additional opportunities to gain extra knowledge on Fridays. Students may also work for Goodwill during the course, but it is not a requirement. 

To learn more, contact Bradley Leake 817-332-7866 ext. 2044 or Theresa Lam 817-332-7866 ext. 2040


COVID-19 & Flu Updates

As part of a COVID-19 Health Disparity Grant, JPS Community Outreach is conducting a voluntary survey to help us improve and reduce COVID-19 health disparities. This survey will help us gather information about ways people reduce the spread of COVID-19. 

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To take this survey, scan the QR code or click here.

Do you need a COVID-19 or flu test or vaccine?

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.

CDC recommends that people ages 5 years and older get one updated (bivalent) booster that protects against the original COVID-19 variant and the new variants if it has been at least two months since their last COVID-19 vaccine dose.

People who have gotten more than one original (monovalent) booster that only protects against the original COVID-19 variant are also recommended to get an updated (bivalent) booster to get protection from new variants also. 

Community Partner Spotlight

Moncrief Cancer Institute

Moncrief Cancer Institute is a nonprofit, early detection, and cancer support center that works to fight cancer and reduce its impact. It provides free cancer screenings for women and men who are uninsured and qualify. Moncrief is a part of UT Southwestern and offers an exceptional level of academic medical expertise in cancer services.

This month, Moncrief’s Mobile Screening Clinic will travel to the following locations to provide free mammograms and free prostate screenings for women and men who qualify. Call 817-288-9970 or go to to request an appointment.

January 7: New Breed Grace Baptist Church, 2001 Oakland Blvd., Fort Worth, TX 76103 (mammogram)

January 20: Bob Duncan Center, 2800 S Center St., Arlington, TX 76014 (prostate)

January 28: Greater Mount Moriah Church, 510 N. Race St., Everman, TX 76140 (mammogram)

January 30: YMCA Cooper, 7120 S. Cooper St., Arlington, TX 76001 (mammogram)

Learn more about Moncrief Cancer Institute



JPS Community Outreach

Dr. Kandra Torrence, DrPH

Community Outreach Manager


Ariel Hall, MPH, CHW

Community Health Worker


Karina Garcia, CHW

Community Health Worker


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