Educating on Health

 TACCHO members provide education to their community members, as well each other, on programs and policies that will improve the health of the population.

TACCHO Education

Promote and encourage education for the development of a competent public health workforce

Promote the value of public health to others

Vaccine Messages
Core Public Health Functions

As the coordinated voice of local public health in Texas, TACCHO members ensure that the public health needs of local communities are considered during development of local, state and national policies.

TACCHO members implement the core public health functions:

  • ASSESSMENT: The assessment and monitoring of the health of communities and populations at risk to identify health problems and priorities;

  • POLICY DEVELOPMENT - The formulation of public policies designed to solve identified local and national health problems and priorities;

  • ASSURANCE - To assure that all populations have access to appropriate and cost-effective care, including health promotion and disease prevention services, and evaluation of the effectiveness of that care.


April 2021

Epidemiologists, such as the one above employed by Houston Health Department, monitor, collect, analyze and report data on disease in the community to help identify the trends of health, or poor health, that is occuring among the population as a whole. This data is used to inform and develop programs and policies that focus on the improvement of health outcomes for both the individual and community. 

Angelina County and Cities Health District and the Deep East Texas Partnership are rallying the population to "Take Your Shot!" ACCHD Director Sharon Shaw stated "that the Deep East Texas Partnership is getting the word out there through community members to take the COVID-19 vaccination. The three county area (Angelina, Polk and San Augustine) community members are rallying behind public health in a unique campaign using billboards, radio, TV, flyers, social media and word of mouth to promote vaccination in Deep East Texas. for more information go to the ACCHD webpage! For additional pictures and links go here.


March 17, 2021

TACCHO Members Testify at Texas Senate Health and Human Services Committee! Go here to read more!


March 15, 2021

Community Health Worker Outreach in San Antonio for COVID-19 Vaccinations to Marginalized Communities!

San Antonio has instituted a COVID-19 Community Prevention Team that uses Community Health Workers to provide outreach in communities of need, as identified by the San Antonio Equity/Atlas Matrix Map, to encourage COVID-19 vaccinations.  Go here for more information!

February 28, 2021

Vaccination Day in Lubbock! 

The Kresge Foundation featured an article on the Lubbock Health Department and their work to provide COVID-19 vaccinations in the community. Noted as having the 10th highest COVID-19 case rate in the nation in October 2020, it now ranks near the top among the most vaccinated populations in the state. Read more here and listen to local leaders discussing the strong relationships that paved the way for this success!

TACCHO Members

TACCHO Members provide a variety of educational materials, programs and training within their local community.


Resources in Texas

Educational Materials and Training Resouces in Texas


Texas Department of State Health Services 

Description: The state health department provides numerous educational materials and training opportunities on a wide range of public health topics. 


Resources Outside of Texas



CDC Learning Connection

Description: Offers a variety of different training resources for staff as well as a direct link to CDC Train. CDC also provides a large inventory of educational materials for the public and professionals.




Description: You can find a variety of courses here. This is a great way to develop in areas that are useful to an organization. Users can learn, for example, how to use programs like excel, learn about basic accounting principles or learn about epidemics. The topics vary widely. Many courses are free but they do typically require a time commitment.



FEMA NIMS Training

Description: These courses focus on training for the National Incident Management System.



HRSA Regional Public Health Training Centers

Description: HRSA funds PHTCs to strengthen the public health workforce.  The centers operate within public health schools amd programs. They provide specialised training for public health students and workers. Training focuses on Technical, Scientific and Leadership topics.



National Network of Public Health Institutes - Public Health Learning Network

Description: The Public Health Learning Network seeks to elevate public health practice by promoting the creation, collaboration, and distribution of high quality, relevant and accessible training and education opportunities for the public health workforce.



Northwest Center for Public Health Practice

Description: Offers a variety of training with a particular focus on preparedness and program development. Many courses are free on-demand.



Patient Assessment & Certification Training

Description: Offers a variety of trainings on policy, health equity, communication and other topics. These are free on-demand.



Public Health Law Academy

Decription: These courses focus on public health law and legal epidemiology.



Tulane University School of Public Health Region 6 South Central Public Health Training Center

Description:  Key activities of the Center include development and delivery of courses on-site or through a variety of distance delivery modalities; needs assessments that inform the choices of training topics; and an extensive evaluation program for both curricula and the Center as a whole. 



 University of North Carolina Institute for Public Health

Description: These trainings are epidemiology and preparedness focused. These are free on-demand.