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GRACE Community Clinic patients and researcher meet to discuss health care needs.

The United Way of Tarrant County wants to better understand the need for- and offerings provided by local community health centers.

As one of the few, and most accredited, community health programs in Tarrant County, the GRACE Community Clinic was host, and its patients were asked to provide their insights for a needs assessment session conducted earlier this week.

The satisfaction rate among GRACE Community Clinic patients is outstanding, yet many GRACE patients have been served at other health centers throughout the D-FW Metroplex, and are in a unique position to compare and contrast the services provided by area clinics.

Danielle Rohr, MS, a senior evaluation and assessment manager with the School of Public Health at UNT’s Health Science Center selected the GRACE Community Clinic and conducted the focus group session.

“The United Way wants information to understand what is working well [with community health centers] and what barriers and/or gaps exist,” said Shirley Roberts, RN, BAS, CCM, Grace Community Clinic nurse manager.

“We appreciate our clients and feel so thankful that United Way included GRACE because of our standing in the community,” said Roberts.

Data from the needs assessment will be complied, analyzed and distributed throughout Tarrant County by the United Way, and be available to other health centers across the country.

For more information: GRACE Community Clinic, or email Shirley Roberts. For information: United Way of Tarrant County.