Information Session to Outline Public Health Initiatives for Legislative Staffers
- WHAT: “University of Health: Our Economy, Our Health” — The first in a series of Texas Public Health Coalition (TPHC) discussions about the role of Texas’ public health initiatives in public health and safety, and economic stability. Staff members of Texas legislators are invited to attend.
- WHEN: Thursday, Feb. 23, Noon-1:45 pm
- WHERE: Texas Medical Association (TMA) building, 401 W. 15th St., Thompson Auditorium, First Floor
- WHO: Eduardo J. Sanchez, MD, MPH, vice president and chief medical officer, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas, and former commissioner of the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS); and Tommy Camden, MS, RS, health program manager, San Antonio Metropolitan Health District, and former director of the Lubbock City Health Department. Dr. Sanchez will discuss how public health is at the core of preparedness and public safety, and will describe how public health interventions have allowed society to be more productive and stable. Mr. Camden will explore the role of local public health authorities, and the major public health changes discussed in Lubbock late last year.
- University of Health is a program presented by TPHC, a group of more than 20 organizations dedicated to advancing core public health principles at the state and community levels. TMA, hosting this event, is a TPHC member.
TMA is the largest state medical society in the nation, representing more than 45,500 physician and medical student members. It is located in Austin and has 120 component county medical societies around the state. TMA’s key objective since 1853 is to improve the health of all Texans.
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