- WHAT: The University of Health Forum II with a focus on immunizations. The Texas Public Health Coalition (TPHC) is holding its second public health forum to discuss Texas’ role in public health and safety, and economic stability. This session will focus on immunizations and how they affect the physical and fiscal health of Texas. Staff members of Texas legislators (and news media) are invited to attend.
- WHEN: Thursday, April 26, Noon-1:45 pm
- WHERE: Texas Medical Association (TMA) building, 401 W. 15th St., Thompson Auditorium, First Floor
- WHO: Jason V. Terk, MD, FAAP, pediatrician and senior consultant at Cook Children’s Physician Network and chair of TMA’s Council on Science and Public Health; and Anna C. Dragsbaek, of president/CEO of The Immunization Partnership in Houston. Dr. Terk will present “Vaccinations — Guarding All of Us … Protecting Our Economy” and Ms. Dragsbaek will describe the importance of “Community Immunity.”
The 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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