Reporters: Attend University of Health State Briefing

Bending the Cost Curve: Public Health Solutions that Make

Cents for Texas!

  • WHAT: The thirdUniversity of Health” infosession of this legislative interim/ 85th legislative session examines Texas’ public health system, and is presented by the Texas Public Health Coalition (TPHC), a group of more than 35 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. The TPHC University of Health panels are designed for Texas legislators and their staff members.  

    This session will cover: Bending the Cost Curve: Public Health Solutions that Make Cents for Texas!  

  • WHEN: Wednesday, Feb. 8, 11:45 am-1:15 pm 

  • WHERE: Texas Medical Association building, 401 W. 15th St., Thompson Auditorium, first floor

  • WHO: Rep. Nicole Collier (D-Fort Worth); and Rep. J.D. Sheffield, DO (R-Gatesville), whose panel will be moderated by TPHC Vice Chair John Carlo, MD. Members will participate in a panel discussion sharing their views on immunizations, public health spending, health insurance, women’s health care, infectious disease response, health care worker shortages, and what they anticipate will be key public health issues this session. Plus, Ronald DePinho, MD, president of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, will discuss the Tobacco 21 initiative and other legislation related to raising the smoking age. 


TMA is the largest state medical society in the nation, representing more than 50,000 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

Last Updated On

February 08, 2017

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