2018 Premier Public Health Conference

TACCHO’s 2018 “Premier Public Health Conference” offered relevant, timely and cross-cutting information on the current movement to position public health entities as the chief community health strategist within their jurisdictions.

Premier Public Health Conference
TACCHO's 2018 Premier Public Health Conference

“ Shaping the Health of Texans for Tomorrow through the Public Health Leadership Today “

Jan. 31, 2018 – Feb. 1, 2018

A Conference for Local and Regional Health Department Staff in Texas

TACCHO’s 2018 “Premier Public Health Conference” offered relevant, timely and cross-cutting information on the current movement to position public health entities as the chief community health strategist within their jurisdictions. During the day and a half event, national, state and local public health professionals outlined:

  • The national debate on health reform and its impact on public health, PH 3.0, collective policy, health equity, roles and responsibilities of the chief community health strategist, and how LHDs can lead the discussion and planning for community health improvement. 
  • The state debate on health, including the critical connections needed between health-care and public health, and how Texas policy makers are moving to improve the health of Texans. 
  • Best practices at the local level in prevention, protection, preparedness and promotion that are making a positive difference in the community’s health. 
  • Improving leadership skills to inspire internal staff and external collaborative groups, provide clear vision and strategy for improving community health and identifying and addressing challenges in collaboration with key stakeholders. 
  • Recognizing local public health entities and professionals for excellence in public health practice.
Location

Horseshoe Bay Resort-Texas Hill Country
P.O. Box 4650
Horseshoe Bay, TX 78657
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Conference Speaker Slides

Session 1 - "The Local Health Departments as the Chief Health Strategist: Making Policy Work for Your Community" - John Auerbach, MBA, CEO, President, Trust for America's Health. PDF Slides

Session 2 - " A Message from NACCHO" - Umair A. Shah, MD, MPH, President, National Association of County and City Health Officials.PDF Slides

Session 3 - " Violence: A Public Health Responsibility" - Derek L. Taylor, Senior Management Coordinator, Stand Up SA.PDF Slides

Session 4 - "LHD Panel on Preparedness Planning & Response for Special Populations"  

- "Victoria City/County Hurricane Harvey Response, a Public Health Perspective" - Jena West, MA, PHEP Coordinator, Victoria County Health Department. PDF Slides

- "Leaving a Mobile Footprint: Surveying the Mobile Unit Impact in Harris County after Hurricane Harvey" - Williams Hudson, MPH, DSRIP Projects Administrator, Harris County Public Health. PDF Slides

- "Implementation of Influenza Screening, Testing and Vaccination Clinics in Two Shelters Following Hurricane Harvey" - Essi Havor, MSN, RN, APHN-BC, Chief Nurse, Immunization Bureau, Houston Health Department. PDF Slides

Session 5 - "Modernize Your Community Strategy Using a Geographic Lens" - Este Geraghty, MD, MS, MPH/CPH, GISP, Chief Medical Officer & Health Solutions Directors, Esri. PDF Slides

Session 7 - "LHD Panel on Promoting Health Equity Through Environmental Change and Policy" -

-"Just Ask! A Community-first Approach to Improving Women's Health" - Janet Jones, MPH, CHES, Lead Public Health Education Specialist, Waco-McLennan County Public Health District. PDF Slides

- "Making Cultural Connections" - Allison McAdow, MS, RD, LD, WIC Quality Assurance and Training Coordinator, Tarrant County Public Health. PDF Slides

- "Tobacco 21 in San Antonio" - Colleen M. Bridger, MPH, PhD, Director, San Antonio Metropolitan Health District. PDF Slides

Session 8 - "Public Health 3.0: Navigating the Future of Public Health" - Karen DeSalvo, MD, MPH, MSc, Former Acting Assistant Secretary of Health and Professor of Medicine and Population Health, Dell Medical School. PDF Slides