What is the Texas Public Health Coalition?
The Texas Public Health Coalition consists of more than 30 health professional organizations and health-focused organizations dedicated to disease prevention and health promotion.
The coalition works to reduce preventable disease by advancing effective public policies that promote a safe and healthy environment and healthy behaviors for all Texans.
When communities are unhealthy, Texans lose quality of life and taxpayers pay the price. Keeping Texans well wherever they live, learn, work, and play can prevent chronic disease and save lives.
Vaccines are safe, cost-effective, and proven to protect people from potentially deadly infectious diseases. Higher vaccination rates can protect vulnerable Texans from harm.
Too many pregnant women and new mothers in Texas experience preventable health problems or die prematurely. We must do more to make it safe to be a mom in Texas.
Public Health Infrastructure
Strong public health infrastructure delivers value to Texans every day. As Texas’ population grows and new health threats emerge, Texas’ public health infrastructure must keep pace to prevent paying a high price in the future.
Tobacco & E-cigarette Use
Tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable disease and premature death in Texas, and new electronic vapor products continue to entice youth.