“Blueprint” Can Chart Course Toward Healthier Texans

October 16, 2019

Please attribute this statement about the Blueprint for a Healthy Texas initiative to David C. Fleeger, MD, president of the Texas Medical Association (TMA).


“Congratulations to Executive Commissioner Dr. Courtney Phillips and the Texas Health and Human Services Commission for launching this ambitious multipoint initiative to improve the health of Texans.

“TMA applauds this bold approach of identifying several areas in which the state can aim for measurable improvements to our patients’ health and well-being. Promising goals, specifically regarding increasing babies’ access to preventive care and easing women’s paths to cancer screenings and long-acting reversible contraception (Initiative 8: Women & Children: Improve Health Outcomes for Women, Mothers and Children), have the potential to save both lives and dollars – particularly among minority and underserved Texans.”

TMA is the largest state medical society in the nation, representing nearly 53,000 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

Marcus Cooper (512) 370-1382; cell: (512) 650-5336

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October 16, 2019

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