Reporters: Attend Third University of Health State Briefing

Policy Strategies to Keep Article II From Surpassing Article III

 Sept. 9, 2016   

  •  WHAT: The thirdUniversity of Health” infosession, featuring a discussion of how best to manage Texas’ public health budget while serving Texans, 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 third briefing in the series of informational University of Health panels by TPHC is designed for Texas legislators and their staff members, and will examine case studies and options to reduce the cost of chronic disease. (See program details below.) 
  • WHEN: Friday, Sept. 9, 11:30 am-1:15 pm 
  • WHERE: Texas Medical Association building, 401 W. 15th St., Thompson Auditorium, first floor 
    • Welcome and Introduction 
      • Don R. Read, MD, TMA president
      • David Lakey, MD, chair, TMA Council on Science and Public Health; chief medical officer, associate vice chancellor for population health at The University of Texas System
    • Case Studies on the Leading Driver of Preventable Deaths in Texas 
      • Explore the intersection of chronic disease and mental healthCho Lam, PhD; William T. Wilson, DrPH
      • Prevention of future chronic disease cost in adolescent populationsMelissa Blythe Harrell, PhD, MPH, and Henry (Shelton) Brown III, PhD
      • Intervention with pregnant women and smoking cessationJanice Blalock, PhD

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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Contact:  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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