The Texas Public Health Coalition (TPHC) consists of more than 20 organizations dedicated to advancing core public health principles at the state and community levels. Due to our broad membership, we feel confident in representing the voice of the Texas health care community on the matters that impact the public the most. The coalition is a reliable resource on public health topics and ensures policymakers have the tools they need to make wise and balanced public health policy. In 2013, TPHC’s areas of focus are immunizations, tobacco use, obesity, and cancer prevention.
- Improve the health of all Texans and their communities,
- Promote health and prevent disease, and
- Educate Texans to adopt healthy lifestyles and promote personal responsibility
2013 Legislative Session: TPHC's 2013 legislative agenda focused on improving Texas’ immunization rates, reducing tobacco use, and preventing obesity and cancer. The coalition achieved results by passing new laws that strengthen the state's vaccination policies.
University of Health: Our Economy, Our Health
THPC held public health forums throughout 2012 to discuss Texas’ role in public health and safety, and economic stability. These sessions focused on public health infrastructure, immunizations, obesity, and tobacco use and cancer prevention and their impact on the physical and fiscal health of Texas. Staff members of Texas legislators and news media were invited to attend.
View the presentations from each forum:
Public Health Infrastructure:
Tobacco Use and Cancer Prevention:
The members of the Texas Public Health Coalition include: