Fort Worth, Texas,
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HUD Secretary Carson impressed with city programs, volunteerism

Fort Worth Star Telegram - HUD Secretary Ben Carson continued his listening tour in Fort Worth Thursday, saying he was impressed with how the city has leveraged public-private partnerships to improve the health and education of its residents.

One of his stops was at the Cook Children’s Clinic on Berry Street. There, Carson spoke with Rick Merrill, Cook Children’s president and CEO, and was interested in how the pediatric healthcare provider chose locations for its seven community clinics. Carson also heard about Cook Children’s efforts in reducing asthma in the community and its program of going into the homes of children who come to their emergency rooms repeatedly for treatment, to search for and remediate the cause.

“You guys are on top of it,” Carson said. “You’re taking a holistic approach and that really is the key.”

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