411 Elm St., 2nd Floor
Dallas, Texas 75202
Road and Bridge Office
715 Rowlett Rd.
Garland, Texas 75040
We just got our flu shot! Have you?
DCHHS Offers Free Flu Vaccine
Please Join us Wednesday,
November 12th at 1:00 PM
Third Annual Health and Wellness Event
September is National Preparedness Month
National Preparedness Month creates an opportunity for every Dallas County resident to learn more about ways to prepare for all types of emergencies.
This year we are reminding residents to take steps to prepare during NPM including:
- Get an Emergency Supply Kit
- Make a Family Emergency Plan
- Be Informed about the emergencies and their appropriate responses
To find out more about National Preparedness Month click here.
On August 19th the Garland NAACP hosted a community meeting to discuss the recent uprising in Ferguson, MO with a panel of experts and activists focused on keeping Garland’s young men and women safe. The meeting was attended by many community activists, NAACP members, churches, local and county officials.
Pictured are: Garland NAACP President Ricky McNeal, Commissioner Theresa Daniel, Alex Batiste, Chief of Police Mitch Bates, Dale H. Long, GISD Superintendent Dr. Bob Morrison, Reverend Ronald Session-Shiloh Church, GISD School Board Trustee Linda Griffin, and City Councilmen B.J. Williams
Commissioner Daniel and Commissioner Cantrell joined Garland Mayor Athas and councilmembers to celebrate the opening of the new frontage road along Interstate 635 East on August 6.
The $10 million highway project consists of restructuring the Centerville exit ramp, and the addition of a service road. The Texas Department of Transportation project represents a small portion of a larger project being developed to reconstruct and reconfigure I-635 East from U.S. Highway 75 to Interstate 30. The Interstate 635 East project is expected to increase economic development and improve traffic flow in the area.
Dallas County is offering Free Immunizations for Texas Vaccines for Children (TVFC) eligible children.
August 1, 2014
8:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Mayor's Back to School Fair
Automobile & Centennial Bldgs.
Fair Park, Dallas, 75215
August 9, 2014
9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
DeSoto ISD - Freshman Campus
620 S. Westmorland Rd., DeSoto, TX 75115
August 16, 1024
8:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Dallas County Health & Human Services
2377 N. Stemmons Fwy., Dallas, TX 75207
For more information please call
DCHHS Offers Free Flu Vaccines
Dallas County Health and Human Services is offering the seasonal flu vaccine for children and adults. The adult flu vaccine is free for all uninsured and low income Dallas County adult residents and individuals covered by Medicare. The vaccine is also free for children who are eligible for Texas Vaccines for Children (TVFC).
This year’s flu vaccine is an all-in-one inoculation that offers protection against multiple flu strains including the H1N1 virus. DCHHS also has the Flu Mist available for children 2-18 years of age. It is quadrivalent, meaning it protects against four strains of the flu virus.
Officials don’t anticipate this season to be much different from last flu season, but that doesn’t change the importance of getting vaccinated.
“There were two influenza-associated pediatric deaths in Dallas County in 2013,” said Director Zachary Thompson.
The flu vaccine is recommended for almost everyone except children younger than 6 months and people who have severe allergies to eggs. The Centers of Disease Control and Prevention recommend the flu vaccine as the best means of flu prevention.
It takes the body about two weeks after vaccination for antibodies to develop and provide protection against the flu virus infection. Dallas County residents are urged to come get their flu vaccine now.
“I encourage everyone to get a flu shot now so that you are protected this flu season,” said Dr. Christopher Perkins, DCHHS medical director and health authority.
The adult flu vaccine is offered in the adult immunization clinic on the first floor at the DCHHS Building, 2377 North Stemmons Freeway in Dallas. Clinic hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday – Friday. Appointments aren’t necessary. The children’s flu vaccine is available at all DCHHS immunization clinics. For more information call 214-819-2163.
On July 19th, 2014, contractors for the City of Dallas will be removing the island at the intersection of Justice Center Dr. and N. Riverfront Blvd. The work will start at 7:00am and will last approximately 8 hours. There will be one lane open in each direction at all times. Entrance to the parking garages will not be blocked at any time. Please plan accordingly for any traffic congestion this work may cause.
This Saturday, June 28, 2014, from 8:00-11:00 a.m, at the
Southwest Center Mall, 3662 W. Camp Wisdom, Dallas TX 75237
Residents of the member cities in the Dallas County HHW Program
are encoraged to drop off their used
Batteries, Oil , Latex Paint, and Antifreeze.
Residents of the following cities are eligible to attend.
Unincorporated Dallas County
Please join us today as we open the newest trail in our district!
Trail Opening - Click here for PDF
Mental Health Awareness Month
The Dallas County Behavioral Health Leadership Team ensures that Dallas County is an active partner with other counties in developing a strong regional behavioral healthcare system. Commisioner Daniel is a vital part of the team.
Have a Happy and Safe Memorial Day!
Every year since 1963, the President of the United States has issued a proclamation announcing National Small Business Week, which recognizes the critical contributions of America’s entrepreneurs and small business owners. More than half of Americans either own or work for a small business, and they create about two out of every three new jobs in the U.S. each year.
As part of National Small Business Week, Commissioner Daniel would like to take the opportunity to highlight the impact of outstanding entrepreneurs and small business owners. Every day, they’re working to grow small businesses, create 21st century jobs and drive innovation.Small business are vital to Dallas County's growth and success!
Commissioner Daniel is happy to be hosting the site for the Texas A & M Agrilife and Texas Master Gardener's demonstration garden. If you would like tips on how to conserve water, utilize Earth-Kind landscape principles and horticultural best practices, then visit them online at: www.dallascountymastergardeners.org
SPRING CLEANING OPPORTUNITY THIS SATURDAY, APRIL 26
If you live in one of fifteen participating cities, you can dispose of HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE items for free at a special
HOME CHEMICAL COLLECTION EVENT
old paint ... pesticides ... cleaning products ... used motor oil ... batteries ... old cosmeticsaerosol sprays ... craft & hobby supplies ... fluorescent lights ... pool & yard chemicals
Any home product containing chemicals
that you would NOT want to eat or drink!
Click for details Hazardous Waste Collection
Public Hearing to discuss the proposed
Trinity Parkway Project
Public Hearing Scheduled for April 24, 2014
The North Texas Tollway Authority (NTTA), in cooperation with the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), will hold an open house and conduct a formal Public Hearing on Thursday, April 24, 2014, at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center (formerly the Dallas Convention Center Arena), 650 S. Griffin Street, Dallas, Texas, 75202. The purpose of the Public Hearing is to inform the public and agencies and solicit comments on the schematic plans for the project alternatives and on the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS). The Open House will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. before the Public Hearing to allow for questions and review of project exhibits. NTTA and TxDOT staff will be present to answer questions regarding the proposed project at the Open House. The formal Public Hearing presentation will begin promptly at 7 p.m. followed by a formal public comment period.
Great article about Parkland Hospital in the New York Times!
"As a Hospital Rises, So Do Hopes for a Neighborhood"
April is Child Abuse Awareness Month
Hurry, Enrollment Ends March 31st!!
Call 311 or visit www.healthcare.gov
MEET THE NEW PARKLAND CEO
Join Parkland for a Q&A with new CEO Dr. Fred Cerise
Hosted by Dallas County Commissioner Dr. Theresa Daniel
and Parkland Hospital
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
6:30- 8:30 p.m.
Eastfield CollegePleasant Grove Campus
802 South Buckner Blvd. Dallas, TX 75217
This community-focused event will allow you to:
- Ask questions
- Share your concerns
- Talk about challenges in your community
- Help shape plans and vision for the community's hosptital system