Reporters: Attend Zika University of Health State Briefing

Zika: Is Your District Ready?”

 May 9, 2016   

  • WHAT: The second “University of Health” infosession, an examination of Texas’ public health system, presented by the Texas Public Health Coalition (TPHC), a group of more than 30 organizations dedicated to advancing core public health principles at the state and community levels. The Texas Medical Association (TMA), a TPHC member, is hosting this event. This second briefing in the series of informational University of Health panels by TPHC is designed for Texas legislators and their staff members. This session will cover:
    • Zika: Is Your District Ready? (John Hellerstedt, MD)
    • Local Perspectives on Zika (John Carlo, MD; Eduardo Olivarez)
  • WHEN: Wednesday, May 11, 11:45 am-1:15 pm
  • WHERE: Texas Medical Association building, 401 W. 15th St., Thompson Auditorium, first floor
  • WHO:  John Hellerstedt, MD, commissioner of the Texas Department of State Health Services; John Carlo, MD, vice chair, TPHC; Eduardo Olivarez, chief administrative officer, Hidalgo County Health & Human Services; and Texas legislators and their staff members.

TMA is the largest state medical society in the nation, representing more than 49,000 physician and medical student members. It is located in Austin and has 110 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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Brent Annear (512) 370-1381; cell: (512) 656-7320; email: brent.annear[at]texmed[dot]org

Marcus Cooper (512) 370-1382; cell: (512) 650-5336 email: marcus.cooper[at]texmed[dot]org

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