Pfizer Sponsors the DFW INT'L Guide to Economical Health Services 2012

For immediate release
July 3, 2012
Anne Marie Weiss-Armush
DFW International Community Alliance
president@dfwinternational.org
www.dfwinternational.org/resource_center/

Dallas, TX - DFW International Community Alliance announces the update of their Guide to Economical Health Services, sponsored by Pfizer. The directory is now available at most north Texas public libraries and as a download from the DFW International website. This 80 page guide lists all the free and reduced-cost neighborhood clinics and hospitals that serve North Texans and includes detailed instructions about basic qualifications for service through each medical center.  Services range from dental and vision care, prenatal health, diabetes and heart disease, and mental health, alcoholism, domestic violence, pregnancy, diabetes, senior citizens, teen issues, delayed child development, AIDS, vision, STDs, etc.

Gary Pelletier, Director of Pfizer Helpful Answers, Pfizer's family of patient assistance programs says "Pfizer has a long tradition of helping eligible patients get access to the Pfizer medicines they need. We are particularly pleased to have developed a strong partnership with an organization such as DFW International, which does so much to service the community."

"Our Guide to Economical Health Services provides an inexpensive and effective source of essential information on health care and human services," explained Anne Marie Weiss-Armush, president and founder of DFW International. "Texas has the highest uninsured rate in the country with nearly 24% or 5.5 million Texans lacking coverage. More than half (58%) of the Hispanic population in Texas is uninsured. Not only do they lack access to the most basic health information and services, but linguistic and cultural differences limit their access to available information andresources."

According to DFW International Community Alliance's 2011 report, 44% of North Texas residents are immigrants (foreign-born and their children), with one million immigrants moving here in the past 10 years.

DFW International Community Alliance is the portal for global North Texas, a network of 1,600 of the region's ethnic and internationally-focused civic, community and educational organizations. Its mission is to build mutual understanding and respect by linking diverse international cultural communities. The organization produces Fiesta Latinoamericana! in The Dallas Arts District in October and the Dallas International Festival on Memorial Day Weekend. It promotes and links North Texas ethnic and immigrant groups through its website and cultural calendar at www.dfwinternational.org.