Bending the Cost Curve: Public Health Solutions
Cents for Texas!
- WHAT: The
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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Annear (512) 370-1381; cell: (512) 656-7320; email: brent.annear[at]texmed[dot]org
Cooper (512) 370-1382; cell: (512) 650-5336; email: marcus.cooper[at]texmed[dot]org
Last Updated On
February 08, 2017