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Mrs Ly-Huong Nguyen Barrett

Other Faculty, Social Work
Last Updated: April 14, 2021
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Teaching Interests

Teaching Interests
Health and Mental Health, Policy, Field Training, Leadership and Professional Development.

Biography

Biography

Ly-Huong Barrett is an Assistant Professor in Practice in the School of Social Work at the University of Texas at Arlington. Ly-Huong is a licensed clinical social worker and licensed attorney.

Education

Education

    • 2014 MSW in Social Work
      The University of Texas at Arlington
      (Distinction: Summa cum laude)
    • 2003 JD in Law
      Baylor University
    • 1997 BA in Economics
      The University of Texas at Austin

Licensure and Certifications

Licensure and Certifications

    • 2018 Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Texas State Board of Social Work Examiners
    • 2015 Licensed Master Social Worker, Texas State Board of Social Work Examiners
    • 2010 Certified Mediator,
    • 2003 Licensed Attorney, State Bar of Texas

Appointments

Appointments

    • Sept 2017 to Present Assistant Professor in Practice
      School of Social Work, University of Texas at Arlington (Arlington, TX, United States)
    • Sept 2016 to Mar 2018 Social Worker (PRN)
      Care Coordination, UT Southwestern University Hospitals (Dallas, TX, United States)
    • Nov 2016 to July 2017 Therapist (part-time)
      Counseling Services, Lena Pope (Forth Worth, TX, United States)
    • June 2015 to Jan 2017 Inpatient Psychiatric Social Worker/ Program Therapist
      Millwood Hospital (Arlington, TX)
    • July 2014 to Dec 2014 Graduate Research Assistant
      Center for Clinical Social Work (Arlington, TX)
    • Aug 2013 to Dec 2013 Masters Social Work Intern
      Dallas Probate Courts (Dallas, TX)
    • May 2013 to Aug 2013 Inpatient Psychiatric Social Work Intern
      Millwood Hospital (Arlington, TX)
    • May 2012 to June 2013 Product Analyst
      US Health Group, Inc. (Fort Worth, TX)
    • Apr 2009 to May 2012 Attorney at Law and Mediator
      Law Offices of Ly Barrett (Austin, TX)
    • May 2005 to Apr 2009 Associate Director
      Texas Life Insurance Co. (Waco, TX)

Memberships

    • June 2018 to Present Arlington Bar Association
      The Arlington Bar Association supports local attorneys, service organizations and programs for people in the Arlington,Texas area.
    • Jan 2013 to Present National Association of Social Workers
      Member
    • Jan 2003 to Present State Bar of Texas
      Member
      The mission of the State Bar of Texas is to support the administration of the legal system, assure all citizens equal access to justice, foster high standards of ethical conduct for lawyers, enable its members to better serve their clients and the public, educate the public about the rule of law, and promote diversity in the administration of justice and the practice of law.
    • Nov 2016 to Dec 2018 Blue Ribbon Committee, Tarrant County - Precinct 2
      Member
      The Commissioners Court established a Citizen’s Blue Ribbon Committee to review current and future needs of the JPS Health Network. Its purpose is to evaluate how JPS can best serve its stakeholders over the next 30 years. The Committee will use information generated from an analysis of current and prospective local, state and national healthcare delivery trends as well as a comprehensive evaluation of the facilities as they relate to current and future delivery of healthcare. The findings will be presented to the Commissioners Court and Tarrant County Hospital District Board of Managers for further action. The Committee consists of 12 members – two appointed by each of the Court Members and one appointed by the Court as a whole and serve as Co-Chairs of the Committee.
    • Mar 2016 to Dec 2018 Partners in Health of Tarrant County
      Board Member
      Who We Are: Tarrant County Public Health and Commissioner Andy Nguyen have partnered with leaders in our local minority communities to form Partners In Health, in an effort to bridge the gap between available healthcare resources and the underserved populations in Southeast Tarrant County. What We Do: Partners In Health is working to build a sustainable outreach to the minority underserved communities through focused initiatives. Partners In Health aims to encourage, educate and inform our community about the importance of personal health management through preventive care, regular check-ups, and chronic disease care. Why We Do It: As an Asian American and being part of a generally underserved community, Commissioner Nguyen understands the importance of healthcare education. “Building trust, fostering familiarity and access to resources including translation services should be a priority for all healthcare providers seeking to properly serve these communities,” states Nguyen.

Students Supervised

    • Dec 2020
      Other
      Tra'Mia Curry, I volunteer as a Field Instructor for two bachelor students who are currently placed with Mavs Unite. They were previously placed with Saint Maria Goretti Catholic Church. I meet with the students weekly for them to reflect and evaluate their learning experiences. I mentor and provide resources to guide them through personal and professional challenges. We conduct midterm and final evaluations each semester that they are enrolled in Field courses. Each student formulated and currently are conducting research on their respective macro projects. Tra'Mia's topic is on sickle cell disease awareness and services. (Social Work)
      Field Instructor - BSW Field Seminar I & II
      Sickle cell disease awareness program
    • Dec 2020
      Other
      Cynthia Verkest, I volunteer as a Field Instructor for two bachelor students who are currently placed with Mavs Unite. They were previously placed with Saint Maria Goretti Catholic Church. I meet with the students weekly for them to reflect and evaluate their learning experiences. I mentor and provide resources to guide them through personal and professional challenges. We conduct midterm and final evaluations each semester that they are enrolled in Field courses. Each student formulated and currently are conducting research on their respective macro projects. Cynthia's topic is on suicide awareness and services. (Social Work)
      Field Instructor - BSW Field Seminar I and II
      Suicide Awareness
    • Dec 2019
      Undergraduate Honors Activities
      Abigayle Brooks, (Social Work)
      Significance of Research
    • Dec 2019
      Undergraduate Honors Activities
      Emmalee Whitmire, Student decided to drop out of the Honor's Program at the end of the semester and did not complete the paper. (Social Work)

Courses

      • SOCW 5367-003 TREATING PARNT-CHILD RELATIONS
        (Course Id: 109081)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2021
      • SOCW 5367-004 TREATING PARNT-CHILD RELATIONS
        (Course Id: 109081)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2021
      • SOCW 5315-005 BRAIN AND BEHAVIOR
        (Course Id: 111785)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2021 Download Syllabus
      • SOCW 5315-011 BRAIN AND BEHAVIOR
        (Course Id: 111785)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2021 Download Syllabus
      • SOCW 5315-013 BRAIN AND BEHAVIOR
        (Course Id: 111785)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2021 Download Syllabus
      • SOCW 5367-002 TREATING PARNT-CHILD RELATIONS
        (Course Id: 109081)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2021 Download Syllabus
      • SOCW 5367-004 TREATING PARNT-CHILD RELATIONS
        (Course Id: 109081)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2021 Download Syllabus
      • SOCW 5367-008 TREATING PARNT-CHILD RELATIONS
        (Course Id: 109081)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2021 Download Syllabus
      • SOCW 2361-001 INTRO SOC WORK
        (Course Id: 108920)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2020
      • SOCW 2361-002 INTRO SOC WORK
        (Course Id: 108920)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • SOCW 2361-003 INTRO SOC WORK
        (Course Id: 108920)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2020
      • SOCW 2361-005 INTRO SOC WORK
        (Course Id: 108920)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2020
      • SOCW 1231-002 SOCIAL WORK PROFESSIONALISM
        (Course Id: 113224 | Xlist Coursepre: UNIV-SW | Xlist Coursenum: 1131-002 | Mav Course: No)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • SOCW 3300-001 SOCIAL WORK PROFESSIONALISM
        (Course Id: 113225)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2020
      • SOCW 3300-003 SOCIAL WORK PROFESSIONALISM
        (Course Id: 113225)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • SOCW 3300-012 SOCIAL WORK PROFESSIONALISM
        (Course Id: 113225)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • UNIV-SW 1131-002 STUDENT SUCCESS
        (Course Id: 101210 | Xlist Coursepre: SOCW | Xlist Coursenum: 1231 | Stearnz: 6)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2020
      • SOCW 5681-003 FOUND FIELD SPLIT I
        (Course Id: 112757 | Xlist Coursepre: SOCW | Xlist Coursenum: 5681-103 | Mav Course: No | Servlearn Desc: Students provided social work services at an agency. In turn, the agency provides the training and knowledge necessary for student to be practicing social workers upon graduation. The partnership helps agencies enhance their training manuals and programs. Moreover, students regularly complete journals to reflect on their experiences.)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • SOCW 5681-103 FOUND FIELD SPLIT I
        (Course Id: 112757 | Xlist Coursepre: SOCW | Xlist Coursenum: 5681-003 | Mav Course: No)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • SOCW 4952-001 SOCIAL WORK FIELD II
        (Course Id: 112655 | Xlist Coursepre: SOCW | Xlist Coursenum: 4952-101 | Mav Course: No | Servlearn Desc: Students provided social work services at an agency. In turn, the agency provides the training and knowledge necessary for student to be practicing social workers upon graduation. The partnership helps agencies enhance their training manuals and programs. Moreover, students regularly complete journals to reflect on their experiences.)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2020
      • SOCW 4952-101 SOCIAL WORK FIELD II
        (Course Id: 112655 | Xlist Coursepre: SOCW | Xlist Coursenum: 4952-001 | Mav Course: No | Servlearn Desc: Students provided social work services at an agency. In turn, the agency provides the training and knowledge necessary for student to be practicing social workers upon graduation. The partnership helps agencies enhance their training manuals and programs. Moreover, students regularly complete journals to reflect on their experiences.)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • SOCW 3308-011 SOCIAL WORK RESEARCH
        (Topic: Human Behavior & Diverse Pop | Course Id: 108926 | Mav Course: No)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • SOCW 5681-001 FOUND FIELD SPLIT I
        (Course Id: 112757 | Xlist Coursepre: 5681 | Xlist Coursenum: 101 | Mav Course: No | Servlearn Desc: Students provided social work services at an agency. In turn, the agency provides the training and knowledge necessary for student to be practicing social workers upon graduation. The partnership helps agencies enhance their training manuals and programs. Moreover, students regularly complete journals to reflect on their experiences.)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2019 Download Syllabus
      • SOCW 5681-101 FOUND FIELD SPLIT I
        (Course Id: 112757 | Xlist Coursepre: SOCW 5681 | Xlist Coursenum: 001 | Servlearn Desc: Students provided social work services at an agency. In turn, the agency provides the training and knowledge necessary for student to be practicing social workers upon graduation. The partnership helps agencies enhance their training manuals and programs. Moreover, students regularly complete journals to reflect on their experiences.)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2019 Download Syllabus
      • SOCW 4952-002 SOCIAL WORK FIELD II
        (Course Id: 112655 | Xlist Coursepre: SOCW 4952 | Xlist Coursenum: 102 | Mav Course: No | Servlearn Desc: Students provided social work services at an agency. In turn, the agency provides the training and knowledge necessary for student to be practicing social workers upon graduation. The partnership helps agencies enhance their training manuals and programs. Moreover, students regularly complete journals to reflect on their experiences.)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2019 Download Syllabus
      • SOCW 4952-102 SOCIAL WORK FIELD II
        (Course Id: 112655 | Xlist Coursepre: SOCW 4952 | Xlist Coursenum: 002 | Mav Course: No | Servlearn Desc: Students provided social work services at an agency. In turn, the agency provides the training and knowledge necessary for student to be practicing social workers upon graduation. The partnership helps agencies enhance their training manuals and programs. Moreover, students regularly complete journals to reflect on their experiences.)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2019 Download Syllabus
      • SOCW 3308-001 SOCIAL WORK RESEARCH
        (Topic: Social Work Research Methods | Course Id: 108926 | Mav Course: No)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2019 Download Syllabus
      • SOCW 5681-001 FOUND FIELD SPLIT I
        (Course Id: 112757 | Xlist Coursepre: SOCW 5681 | Xlist Coursenum: 101 | Servlearn Desc: Students provided social work services at an assigned agency. In turn, the agency provided the training and knowledge necessary for student to become professional practicing social workers upon graduation. The partnership helps agencies enhance their training manuals and programs. Moreover, students regularly write brief journals to reflect on their work experiences.)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2019 Download Syllabus
      • SOCW 5681-002 FOUND FIELD SPLIT I
        (Course Id: 112757 | Xlist Coursepre: 5681 | Xlist Coursenum: 102 | Servlearn Desc: Students provided social work services at an assigned agency. In turn, the agency provided the training and knowledge necessary for student to be practicing social workers upon graduation. The partnership helps agencies enhance their training manuals and programs. Moreover, students regularly completed journals to reflect on their experiences.)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2019 Download Syllabus
      • SOCW 5681-101 FOUND FIELD SPLIT I
        (Course Id: 112757 | Xlist Coursepre: SOCW 5681 | Xlist Coursenum: 001 | Servlearn Desc: Students provided social work services at an assigned agency. In turn, the agency provided the training and knowledge necessary for student to be practicing social workers upon graduation. The partnership helps agencies enhance their training manuals and programs. Moreover, students regularly complete journals to reflect on their experiences.)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2019 Download Syllabus
      • SOCW 5681-102 FOUND FIELD SPLIT I
        (Course Id: 112757 | Xlist Coursepre: 5681 | Xlist Coursenum: 002 | Servlearn Desc: Students apply social work knowledge and skills at their field placement and regularly reflect and maintain a journal about their experiences. Students provide services to the community, and the agency supports student development and professionalism.)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2019
      • SOCW 5681-001 FOUND FIELD SPLIT I
        (Course Id: 112757 | Xlist Coursepre: SOCW | Xlist Coursenum: 5681-101)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2018 Download Syllabus
      • SOCW 5681-005 FOUND FIELD SPLIT I
        (Course Id: 112757 | Xlist Coursepre: SOCW | Xlist Coursenum: 5681-105)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2018 Download Syllabus
      • SOCW 5681-101 FOUND FIELD SPLIT I
        (Course Id: 112757 | Xlist Coursepre: SOCW | Xlist Coursenum: 5681-001)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2018 Download Syllabus
      • SOCW 5681-105 FOUND FIELD SPLIT I
        (Course Id: 112757 | Xlist Coursepre: SOCW | Xlist Coursenum: 5681-005)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2018
      • SOCW 2311-002 INTRO SOC WORK
        (Course Id: 108920)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2018 Download Syllabus
      • SOCW 2311-011 INTRO SOC WORK
        (Course Id: 108920)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2018 Download Syllabus
      • SOCW 5482-003 ADVANCED FIELD SPLIT I
        (Course Id: 109107)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2018
      • SOCW 5482-016 ADVANCED FIELD SPLIT I
        (Course Id: 109107 | Servlearn Desc: Field Placement class.)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2018 Download Syllabus
      • SOCW 5681-001 FOUND FIELD SPLIT I
        (Course Id: 112757 | Servlearn Desc: Field Placement Seminar)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2018 Download Syllabus
      • SOCW 5681-101 FOUND FIELD SPLIT I
        (Course Id: 112757 | Servlearn Desc: Field Placement Seminar.)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2018 Download Syllabus
      • SOCW 2311-003 INTRO SOC WORK
        (Course Id: 108920)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2018 Download Syllabus
      • SOCW 2311-008 INTRO SOC WORK
        (Course Id: 108920)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2018 Download Syllabus
      • SOCW 3301-001 THEORIES OF HUMAN BEHAVIOR
        (Course Id: 108922 | Xlist Coursepre: HONR-SW | Xlist Coursenum: 3304-001)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2018 Download Syllabus
      • SOCW 5681-001 FOUND FIELD SPLIT I
        (Course Id: 112757 | Servlearn Desc: Field Placement Seminar Course)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2017 Download Syllabus
      • SOCW 5681-101 FOUND FIELD SPLIT I
        (Course Id: 112757 | Servlearn Desc: Field Placement Seminar.)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2017 Download Syllabus
      • SOCW 5343-001 HEALTH POL & SOC JUSTICE
        (Course Id: 109056)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2017 Download Syllabus
      • SOCW 5344-001 SOCIAL WORK AND MANAGED CARE
        (Course Id: 109096)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2017 Download Syllabus
      • SOCW 5308-004 RESEARCH AND EVALUATION I
        (Course Id: 108980)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017

Service to the University

    • Jan 2021 to  Present Special Institutional Assignment
      NTTF Service/Social Welfare Social Justice
      Faculty liaison for UTA SSW Social Welfare Social Justice Minor. Review and update the webpage and promotional brochure for the minor. Conduct outreach and communicate with students about the minor.
    • Nov 2020 to  Present Maverick Advantage Reviewer
      Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs
      Meet with students to interview them about their distinguishing activities while at UTA in the areas of:
      - Leadership Development
      - Undergraduate Research
      - Community Engagement
      - Career Development
      - Global Engagement
    • Sept 2018 to  Present Committee Chair
      Faculty Awards Committee/School of Social Work
      2018-2019 - Committee Chair
      1. Organized regular committee meetings.
      2. Supported multiple faculty members on submitting materials for teaching and research awards. In 2019, Dr. Scannapieco received the NASW Fort Worth Chapter Social worker of the Year Award and Helen DeMore-Callejas won the NASW Fort Worth Chapter Student of the Year Award.
      3. Worked with team to develop new database system to share and store faculty awards information on SharePoint.
      4. Attended basketball games in support of Social Work faculty who were recognized for their work and commitment to the University.
      5. Attended UTA Faculty Spring Awards event in support of faculty members.

      2019-2020 - Committee Chair
      1. Organized regular committee meetings.
      2. Supported multiple faculty members on submitting materials for teaching and research awards.
      3. Worked with team to enhance new database and update information on awards available to faculty and Ph.D students.

      2020-2021 - Committee Chair
      1. In addition to above, maintain and update shared database with current award and nominees' information.
      2. Developed video for faculty members on how to develop an award winning nomination packet.
      3. Collaborated with Content Committees for award information and support to match awards with faculty.
      4. NASW Fort Worth Chapter winners; Dr. Scott Ryan and Ms. Kiva Harper.
      5. UTA Teaching Award winners; Ms. Ericka Freeman and Dr. Diane Mitschke.
    • Sept 2018 to  Present Committee Member
      Health Committee/School of Social Work
      2018-2019: As a committee member, 1. I regularly attended the monthly meetings, 2. updated EPAS and syllabi for health courses, and 3. volunteered at the Health Poverty Simulation on a Saturday morning. 2019-2020: 1.Regularly attend monthly meetings. 2. Update syllabi for health course. 3. Toured the UTA Smart Hospital.
    • Dec 2017 to  Present Attendee, Graduation
      Graduation/School of Social Work
      Attended all Fall and Spring UTA SSW graduations.
    • Sept 2019 to  Aug 2020 NTTF Service
      Field Orientation/School of Social Work
      For this NTTF appointed service to the School of Social Work, I worked directly with Dr. Dawnetta Smith, Assistant Dean for Field Education.
      1. Provide feedback and updates on syllabi.
      2. Review and update PowerPoint presentations for Field Orientation for students.
      3. Review and update PowerPoint presentations for Field Orientation for Field Instructors.
    • Past to  July 2020 Guest Speaker
      UTA School of Social Work
      Presented to Professor Tracy Orwig's Generalist Micro class. Focused the discussion on educational and work experience in obtaining Master in Social Work, becoming a License Clinical Social Worker, and working with a law and social work degree.
    • Nov 2019 to  Nov 2019 Attendee, Award Ceremony
      Night of Excellence/School of Social Work
      Attended award ceremony.
    • Nov 2019 to  Nov 2019 Attendee, Meeting
      Relationship Violence & Sexual Assault Prevention Program (RVSP)
      Attended RVSP event on conflict resolution with speaker, Casie Wofford. Connected with RVSP staff and obtained resources and materials for classes and students. Shared published research with speaker.
    • Sept 2017 to  Aug 2019 NTTF Service
      Career Progression Service/School of Social Work
      1. Planned and organized the UTA Spring Social Work Career Panel which is open to all students campus-wide. Approximately 30 students attended the event, and a video recording was made available on social media. 2. Enhanced the relationship and performed as the liaison between the Lockheed Martin Career Development Center (LMCDC) and the School of Social Work (SSW). 3. Organized a resume workshop for students at the SSW. 4. Initiated the online resume workshop project with the LMCDC to be utilized with online SSW courses. Assisted with incorporating LMCDC career services within SSW courses. 5. Performed as the liaison between employers in the community and the SSW regarding job placement opportunities. 6. Coordinated updates to the SSW Career Corner website to provide career information for social workers. 7. Supported student organization and attended Social Work Advocacy Day in Austin, Texas (March 2019).
    • Jan 2019 to  Aug 2019 Task Force Member
      Canvas Migration Team/School of Social Work
      1. Completed the Growing with Canvas training course, 2. Assigned approximately 14 master course shells. For each course shell, I - completed a pre-migration checklist, which includes cleaning up the courses to bring their size to under 3GB. - meet online with the Canvas staff member to review any specifics about migrating the set of courses assigned. - complete the post-migration checklist, which includes reviewing the course to ensure that all content is properly migrated and available, links are working, and it will be ready for faculty to copy and teach for their assigned semester. - reviewed Blackboard course shells for usable course content and transferred content to respective Canvas course shells.
    • Apr 2019 to  Apr 2019 Attendee, Award Ceremony
      Night of Excellence/School of Social Work
      Attended Award Ceremony and presented award to student.
    • Sept 2017 to  Aug 2018 Committee Member
      Faculty Awards Committee/ School of Social Work
      Specifically, worked with the nomination of a public official for the NASW Public Official of the Year Award. Nominee won the NASW Fort Worth Chapter award. Assist with updating the award resources for Faculty. Including, teaching, research, and service awards given by professional organizations, academic bodies, community groups and other resources.

Service to the Profession

    • Feb 2020 to  Present
      Committee Member (Arlington, Texas,
      National Association of Social Workers - North Central Texas - Fort Worth Branch
      As a Steering Committee member of the NASW Steering Committee, I attend monthly meetings, assist in planning speaking events for all members, and act as liaison between the NASW committee and the UTA community. I connected the NASW committee with UTA SSW graduating student members to provide NASW graduation cords.
    • Jan 2019 to  Mar 2019
      Support/Organizer for Social Work Advocacy Day (Arlington, Texas, UTA)
      National Association of Social Workers/Texas Chapter
      Worked directly with Will Francis, Government Relations Director of NASW/TX Chapter to plan and organize Social Work Advocacy Day (SWAD) in Austin. 1. Acted as liaison between NASW/TX Chp and UTA SSW Student Council. 2. Supported students in registering and attending the event in Austin. 3. Attended SWAD in Austin and guided students to visiting and speaking to state legislators.
    • Mar 2018 to  Mar 2018
      Awards Banquet - Presented Public Service of the Year Award
      National Association of Social Workers/Texas Chapter
      Presented Public Service Award of the Year to Commissioner Andy Nguyen at NASW North Texas-Fort Worth Branch Annual Awards Banquet.

Service to the Community

Service to the Community

    • Sept 2017 to  Present
      Volunteer (Arlington, Texas,
      Arlington Independent School District
      Volunteered at the local elementary school to ensure school information were appropriately communicated and delivered to parents. Assisted teachers and the school librarian with preparing classroom activities.
    • Nov 2016 to  Dec 2018
      Committee Member (Arlington, Texas, United States)
      Blue Ribbon Committee
      The Commissioners Court established a Citizen’s Blue Ribbon Committee to review current and future needs of the JPS Health Network. Its purpose is to evaluate how JPS can best serve its stakeholders over the next 30 years. The Committee will use information generated from an analysis of current and prospective local, state and national healthcare delivery trends as well as a comprehensive evaluation of the facilities as they relate to current and future delivery of healthcare. The findings will be presented to the Commissioners Court and Tarrant County Hospital District Board of Managers for further action. The Committee consists of 12 members – two appointed by each of the Court Members and one appointed by the Court as a whole and serve as Co-Chairs of the Committee.
    • Mar 2016 to  Dec 2018
      Board Member (Arlington, Texas, United States)
      Partners in Health
      Who We Are: Tarrant County Public Health and Commissioner Andy Nguyen have partnered with leaders in our local minority communities to form Partners In Health, in an effort to bridge the gap between available healthcare resources and the underserved populations in Southeast Tarrant County. What We Do: Partners In Health is working to build a sustainable outreach to the minority underserved communities through focused initiatives. Partners In Health aims to encourage, educate and inform our community about the importance of personal health management through preventive care, regular check-ups, and chronic disease care. Why We Do It: As an Asian American and being part of a generally underserved community, Commissioner Nguyen understands the importance of healthcare education. “Building trust, fostering familiarity and access to resources including translation services should be a priority for all healthcare providers seeking to properly serve these communities,” states Nguyen.
    • Jan 2010 to  Dec 2012
      Volunteer (Fort Worth, Texas,
      Legal Aid of Northwest Texas
      Conducted assessments of clients legal circumstances and provided brief legal counseling.