Monday, November 18, 2019

Tarrant Cares Website is One-Stop Resource for Health & Human Services

The website’s clean, simple and two-paragraph home page is deceiving considering the enormous amount of information and number of resources it offers. TarrantCares.org is an easy-to-use, one-stop information tool that enables users to find pertinent community health websites, keep personal records, and communicate directly with elected officials. TarrantCares.org provides individuals, families, caregivers and agencies a comprehensive destination to find the latest information, products and services, and professional assistance with issues for all ages – from newborns to seniors:

 

Easy to navigate, the website is divided into nine primary categories from the home page:

  • Adult and Juvenile Community Corrections
  • Children and Families
  • Domestic, Sexual and Other Violence
  • Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
  • Mental/Behavioral Health
  • Prenatal to Age 5
  • Public Health and Healthy Communities
  • Seniors/Adults with Disabilities
  • Veterans, Service Members and Their Families

Once clicking on the category of choice, each section offers a bullet list of specific topics addressed on the website, helping users to find information and resources faster. In addition, at the top of each page is a sub-menu that easily directs users to the next step of their search (topics vary depending on category):

  • Service Directory – database of county/public organizations that provide assistance
  • Library – directory of news articles, support groups, interactive tools and more for user research
  • Legislate – list of state and federal bills from the current legislative session that could affect children and youths; updated daily to follow amendments and votes
  • Links – lists of local, state and national websites to find online information about government programs and nonprofit organizations that specialize in that issue
  • Assistive Devices — database lists more than 21,000 currently available products from more than 3,000 companies and is updated every three months
  • Social Networking – free networking platform especially designed for local and state social-services community
  • Insurance – options for low-cost insurance programs and private insurance
  • Child Care – list of licensed child care providers and financial assistance programs
  • Support & Advocacy – list of local, state and national support groups for behavioral health clients, families and service providers
  • Personal Health Record – organize and store important medical and healthcare-related information for yourself, family members, or others you care for.

A unique feature of the website is the Community Dashboard, found in the Public Health & Healthy Communities section, which gives a demographic profile and statistics of Tarrant County residents (based on census data) in the following categories:

  • Health
  • Environment
  • Social Environment
  • Economy
  • Government & Politics
  • Transportation
  • Education
  • Public Safety 

TarrantCares.org is sponsored by the United Way of Tarrant County, Mental Health Connection of Tarrant County, UNT Health Science Center, and local public and private hospitals.  

 

Get the right help at the right time: TarrantCares.org.