As a part of its continuing Recovery Mesquite efforts to help the community move forward and onward from the impacts of the pandemic, the City of Mesquite has started a series of Community Health Virtual Meetings. The monthly virtual community forums will be moderated by City Manager Cliff Keheley on various topics presented by expert guest speakers.
The April meeting featured Dr. Jaime A. Davidson, a Clinical Professor of Medicine, Diabetes Touchstone Center, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism at the University of Texas, Southwestern Medical Center and Dr. Laura Lee Hall, Ph.D., President of the National Minority Quality Forum’s Center for Sustainable Health Care Quality and Equity., in speaking about minority health. View the PowerPoint presentation.
The March meeting featured Lark Stewart, Director of Food & Nutrition Services at Mesquite ISD, who spoke about family nutrition. Pam Folsom, the city’s Senior Recreation Supervisor for 50+ Programs also joined Talli Zuckerman and Diana Truong, Dietetic Interns with the Visiting Nurses Association, in speaking about senior citizen nutrition.
The first meeting featured Glenda Matchett, RN, BSN, MHA, the Chief Executive Officer of Dallas Regional Medical Center who shared updates on COVID-19 in Mesquite and vaccine rollouts. Lisa Fox, the Director of Nursing at Dallas Regional Medical Center was also part of the forum, she discussed women’s heart health.