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Missed it live? Rewatch Texas Tribune’s “A Conversation on Children’s Health and Vaccines,” co-sponsored by the Texas Public Health Coalition

May 9, 2019


Register today for Texas Tribune’s “A Conversation on Children’s Health and Vaccines,” co-sponsored by TPHC

Fri, April 26, 2019 | 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM CDT

Please join in person or via livestream for a discussion on how and why the anti-vaccination movement has taken off in Texas, what the ramifications have been, and how health care professionals are pushing back to deflate dangerous and misleading messaging. Panelists include:

  • Peter Hotez, co-director of the Texas Children’s Hospital Center for Vaccine Development

  • Rekha Lakshmanan, director of advocacy and public policy for The Immunization Partnership

  • Umair Shah, executive director of Harris County Public Health

Emily Ramshaw, editor-in-chief of The Texas Tribune, will moderate this event.

March 25, 2019

CBS Austin: Bills to raise smoking age to 21 filed in Texas Legislature
TPHC Chair Dr. John Carlo represented the coalition at a press conference unveiling Senate Bill 21 to raise the legal tobacco purchase age to 21.


March 5, 2019


TPHC Presents “Disasters, Diseases and DSHS: State of the State”

Is 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? Click to watch the Facebook Live Recording.

January 16, 2019