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TACCHO

The Texas Association of City & County Health Officials (TACCHO) is the premier member organization serving both Texas local public health officials and the departments which they lead in order to enhance local public health practice in Texas with the ultimate goal of improving the health of Texans and the communities in which they live.

TACCHO News

 Learn what is happening at the national, state and local levels! 

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Coronavirus 2019 - COVID-19 Information

 

TEXANS CAN DIAL 2-1-1 FOR INFORMATION ON COVID-19 AND LOCAL COMMUNITY RESOURCES ON HEALTH CARE, UTILITIES, FOOD, HOUSING, AND MORE. 

Learn more from national, state and local entities regarding the Coronavirus Disease - COVID-2019. TACCHO members understand the severity of this novel (new) coronavirus infections (called COVID-19), are actively monitoring the evolving situation and working closely with local, state and national entities to refine plans and respond appropriately.

The Texas Department of State Health Services provides the following Guidance:

How can Texans slow the spread of COVID-19?

  • The next two weeks are critical in slowing the spread of COVID-19. Texans must act now.
  • Stay home as much as possible, especially if you are sick, older, and/or have a medical condition.
  • If you are sick, stay home except to access medical care. If you are able to take care of yourself, stay home. If you need to see your doctor, call ahead.
  • Avoid gatherings of more than 10 people and non-essential trips into public.
  • Cancel events of more than 10 people.
  • Limit close contact (at least six feet) with other people. Employers should allow alternative work options as much as possible.

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As advocates for the health and well-being of Texans, TACCHO members educate all interested stakeholders on local public health through research, data, and personal stories, helping our partners better understand what it means to live in Texas.

2020 Premier Public Health Conference

On March 2-3, 2020 in Houston, TX, TACCHO held its Annual “Premier Public Health Conference” that focused on workforce development in public health. The annual conference is attended by state and local public health professionals in Texas. 
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Awards and Recognition

TACCHO recognizes the efforts of our peers, and congratulates their success in the field of public health at the TACCHO annual public health conference. 
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Get involved

TACCHO members work directly with stakeholders to educate on local public health policy and practice. Other activities include emerging infectious disease, policy formation, intergovernmental relations, and member education.