Immunization Program Receives Resolution for National Infant Immunization Week
Dallas County Commissioner Dr. Elba Garcia, center, presented the DCHHS Immunization Program with a resolution on April 22, 2014 for their efforts toward the increase in immunization rates and to proclaim April 26 – May 3 as National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW) in Dallas County.
Left to right: Dr. Christopher Perkins, DCHHS medical director/health authority; Eloy Garcia, DCHHS Preventive Health Division clerk; Cathy Cabrera, RN, DCHHS Immunization Program nurse; Erikka Neroes, DCHHS public information officer; Dr. Elba Garcia, Dallas County commissioner; Zachary Thompson, DCHHS director; Barbara Davis, RN, DCHHS Well Child Immunization Program supervisor; Gerardette Asfaw, RN, DCHHS Vaccines for Children supervisor; Tammara Scroggins, DCHHS Public Health Communicable Disease assistant director.
Out of the Closet Grand Opening April 19, 2014
Here’s a great story from Dallas Voice about the grand opening of Out of the Closet, a resale store operated by AIDS Healthcare Foundation. The store provides HIV testing and a full-service pharmacy is soon to come. DCHHS Director Zachary Thompson was there for the ribbon cutting on April 19.
AIDS Walk South Dallas 2014
On March 18, 2014 in Commissioner’s Court, Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price presented a resolution to AIDS Walk South Dallas, a program with the goal to inspire, educate and galvanize the community of South Dallas and surrounding areas to continue to curb the spread of HIV/AIDS and assist those impacted.
Left to right: Auntjuan Wiley, AIDS Walk South Dallas founder/chair; Erikka Neroes, DCHHS public information officer; Zachary Thompson, DCHHS director; John Wiley Price, Dallas County commissioner.
World Kidney Day 2014
DCHHS partnered with the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) to raise awareness about early detection and prevention of kidney disease. On March 4, 2014, Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price presented NKF with a resolution for their efforts and to acknowledge March 13, 2014 as World Kidney Day.
Left to right: Dr. Christopher Perkins, DCHHS medical director/health authority; Tammara Scroggins, DCHHS assistant director, Communicable Diseases Division; Susan Manuel, NKF program manager; Mark Edwards, NKF division program director; John Wiley Price, Dallas County commissioner; Cora McClendon, NKF volunteer; Amanda O’Neal, kidney transplant recipient and NKF volunteer; Erikka Neroes, DCHHS public information officer; Zachary Thompson, DCHHS director.
Click to download flyers for the March 13 World Kidney Day 2014 event:
Dallas County Health and Human Services
Advises Public to Vaccinate for Pertussis
Pertussis is a highly contagious respiratory disease caused by the bacterium Bordetella pertussis and transmitted from person to person by coughing, sneezing or close contact. The most effective way to prevent pertussis is by vaccinating with DTaP for infants and children, and with Tdap for preteens, teens and adults.
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1 million condoms donated by the AIDS Healthcare Foundation International Condom Day
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Left to right: Bret Camp of the AIDS Healthcare Foundation, Dallas City Council member Dwaine Caraway and Zachary Thompson, director of Dallas County Health and Human Services.
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In The News 2013
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SAVE THE DATE
SATURDAY, MARCH 22, 2014
Goal: To inspire, rally and galvanize the community of South Dallas and surrounding areas to continue to curb the spread of HIV/AIDS and assist those impacted.
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Key participants at a recent Best Southwest luncheon focusing on health care.
Left to right: Methodist President and CEO Stephen L. Mansfield, PhD, FACHE; Methodist Charlton President Jonathan Davis, FACHE; Zachary Thompson, Director, Dallas County Health and Human Services; Lancaster Mayor Marcus Knight.
WFAA: Flu cases more than triple in three weeks in Dallas County
Dallas County sees steady decline in new AIDS diagnoses
Health Director Zach Thompson says county must be vigilant to see a drop in infections among all age groups and categories.
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TCDRS Summer Horizons -- Mosquitos, money and time
Like the blazing heat, mosquitos are just a fact of life during a Texas summer. But, in addition to itchy bites, certain species also carry West Nile Virus. Find out what the folks at Dallas County Health and Human Services do to manage these pests, as well as protect the public from health hazards year round.
Click here to read the Texas County and District Retirement System (TCDRS) publication "The Horizons". Please enjoy the article titled “Mosquito Patrol.”
Fight The Bite with DCHHS Online Mosquito Services
DCHHS is committed to protecting the health and welfare of the communities we serve from mosquitoes and vector-borne disease. Residents experiencing a mosquito problem may call 214-819-2115 or click here to set up a free service request.
Detailed stats aid Dallas County HIV/AIDS fight, but ignorance, stigma hinder success
Zachary Thompson knows by heart the areas of Dallas whose residents are contracting HIV/AIDS at above-average rates. With precision, he can quote the most recent annual diagnosis rates among different age groups, races and both genders. Data drives a lot of what the Dallas County Health and Human Services director does. The statistics are vital tools to his department’s quest to knock Dallas County from atop the state’s list of counties with the highest HIV transmission rates.
Click here to read the Dallas Morning News article
Click here for the STD/HIV Prevention Education in Dallas County ISDs report
Flu vaccines are available at:
Dallas County Health Department Children's Immunization Clinic
2377 North Stemmons Freeway
1st Floor, room 159
Dallas, Texas 75207
8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
*Read DCHHS’ most recent influenza surveillance report Click here.
Dallas County Medical Providers Health Advisory: Influenza Activity in Dallas County.
Treatment information: Zanamivir Aqueous Solution For The Treatment of Serious Influenza Illness
WFAA: Health officials take notice as flu concern spreads in North Texas
"The flu vaccine is matched with the A and B strain we're seeing," says health department director Zachary Thompson. "It is not too late for a flu shot."
WFAA: Dallas County's West Nile Plans Changed by Mild Winter
"It's still West Nile season, as far as we are concerned," said Dallas County Health and Human Services Director Zachary Thompson.
Dr. Perkins and Scott Sawlis Will Be Featured On The "The Doctors" ShowPediatrician Dr. Jim Sears tours one of DFW’s leading West Nile virus labs to learn more about the disease. Medical Director of Dallas County Health and Human Services, Dr. Christopher Perkins, reveals how researchers are making headway in learning about the illness.
Dallas County Health and Human Services Mosquito Control Program
DCHHS West Nile Virus Video
Here's a new full featured video from Dallas County Health and Human Services with more information and tips for fighting West Nile Virus.
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Attention All Texas Students Entering College Fall 2012
You need a meningitis vaccine (MCV4) before you go to college this fall. It is a new requirement passed by the Texas Legislature (Senate Bill 1107, 82nd Legislature) without the vaccine you cannot enter college.
Texas Vaccines for Children patient eligibility changes in low cost vaccinations effective January 1, 2012.
The Texas Department of State Health Services has developed policy changes to the Texas Vaccines for Children childhood vaccine program. Click here for more information. Schools and Daycare Centers please click here for more information.
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