Focus Areas: Risks to Adolescent Health
Tarrant County Public Health
Fort Worth, TX
Amanda is a Physician Assistant with Tarrant County Public Health working with patients in communicable disease management. She has taken the lead in re-structuring the STI/STD clinics to better serve community needs, striving to improve quality of care and patient access. Amanda is also passionate about addressing health disparities in the community, especially among children and adolescents. She believes that focusing on these issues will help reduce unintended teen pregnancies, teen mental health struggles such as anxiety, depression and suicide, as well as reduce STI diagnoses in the community.
Tarrant County Public Health (TCPH) provides services to two million Tarrant County residents aimed at promoting, achieving and maintaining a healthy standard of living. Services include environmental, laboratory and disease control; health screenings, and education and community engagement. With a staff of approximately 400 professionals in 18 locations and outreach sites, TCPH serves a diverse client base and is nationally accredited by the Public Health Accreditation Board.