Texas Public Health Coalition

  • About the Texas Public Health Coalition

    border health mapWho we are: The Texas Public Health Coalition is a coalition of health professional organizations and health-focused organizations dedicated to disease prevention and health promotion.

    Purpose: The coalition works to reduce preventable disease by advancing effective public policies that promote a safe and healthy environment and healthy behaviors for all Texas residents.


    The mission of the coalition is to:

    • Develop leadership and consensus among health professionals and health-focused organizations and entities on critical public health issues.
    • Prioritize and advocate for statewide policies, programming, and funding to address public health issues.
    • Inform and educate Texas elected officials on public health issues.
    • Provide information and analysis on public health policy for media, policy makers, regulatory bodies, and the public.
    • Monitor our state’s progress in addressing high-priority public health issues.
    • Strengthen the interaction between the health care and public health communities.

    Get to Know Our Member and Resource Organizations 

  • Join us for a Conversation on Children’s Health and Vaccines

    border health mapVaccine refusal, vaccine hesitancy, and vaccine confusion are major public health hazards. The Texas Public Health Coalition is proud to sponsor the Texas Tribune’s upcoming panel discussion, A Conversation on Children’s Health and Vaccines. Three leading vaccine experts will discuss the rise of the anti-vaccination movement in Texas and the role of health professionals in combating misleading and dangerous anti-vaccine messages.

    Event Details and Registration 

  • Legislative Hotline: Senate Passes Tobacco, Budget Bills; Debates Patient Autonomy

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    Deciding how to spend the final days and hours of life is highly a personal decision, and it’s one physicians encourage their patients to make long before the need arises. Today, the Senate debated end-of life-bills after voting yesterday to approve its version of the state’s 2020-21 budget and to raise the minimum age to purchase tobacco and vape products.

    All of This and More
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  • TPHC Presents “Disasters, Diseases and DSHS: State of the State”

    DSS Panel190Is Texas prepared for the next big public health threat? Current and former Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) commissioners made a rare joint appearance at the January 2019 Distinguished Speaker Series to discuss Texas' greatest health challenges and reinforce the value public health in Texans' every day lives. TPHC Chair John Carlo, MD, moderated the panel.

    Missed the Event? Watch the Facebook Live Recording  


    TMA is helping to strengthen your practice by offering advice and creating a climate of medical success across the state. 

  • What could a TMA membership mean for you, your practice, and your patients?