Local Public Health Authorities and Training: The Texas Medical Association recognizes that there is an interdependence between medicine and public health and supports the preservation of the local health authority role as the bridge between both. TMA supports increased public health training in medical schools, residencies, and continuing medical education to improve physician understanding of public health and to help bridge the gap between private medicine and public health. TMA also urges the Department of State Health Services to encourage the local public health entities that they fund to collaborate with county medical societies to strengthen the bond between medicine and public health (Council on Public Health, p 76, A-97; amended CPH Rep. 2-A-07; amended CSPH Rep. 3-A-13).
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October 07, 2016