2019 Premier Public Health Conference

TACCHO’s 2019 “Premier Public Health Conference”  will focus on advancing the practice of public health by considering equity and inclusion in the planning, development and implementation of programs and policies at the state and local level.

Premier Public Health Conference
TACCHO 2019 Premier Public Health Conference

“ Advancing Public Health Through Equity and Inclusion“

February 4, 2019 – February 5, 2019

A Conference for Local and Regional Health Department Staff in Texas

TACCHO’s 2019 “Premier Public Health Conference”  provides a focus on ensuring that equity and inclusion are key factors when planning, developng and implementing public health programs and policies. During the day and a half event, national, state and local public health professionals will:

  • review how LHDs can lead the discussion and planning, as the community's chief health strategist, for community health improvement with a lens of equity and inclusion
  • learn data sources to identify health inequities and use in planning for health improvement 
  • share best and promising practices conducted at the local level using equity and inclusion in prevention, protection, preparedness and promotion activities that are making a positive difference in the community’s health. 
  • improve leadership skills to inspire internal staff and external collaborative groups, to consider equity and inclusion when planning for improving community health 
  • recognize local public health entities and professionals for excellence in public health practice.
Continuing Education

Continuing education credit/contact hours for this event are provided by The Texas Department of State Health Services, Continuing Education Service and include the following:

 This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Texas Medical Association (TMA) through the joint providership of The Texas Department of State Health Services, Continuing Education Service and Texas Association of City & County Health Officials. The Texas Department of State Health Services, Continuing Education Service is accredited by TMA to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Texas Department of State Health Services, Continuing Education Service designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.00 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Continuing Nursing Education:

The Texas Department of State Health Services, Continuing Education Service is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

The Texas Department of State Health Services, Continuing Education Service has awarded 7.00 contact hours of Continuing Nursing Education.

Social Workers:

The Texas Department of State Health Services, Continuing Education Service under sponsor number CS3065 has been approved by the Texas State Board of Social Worker Examiners (https://dshs.texas.gov/socialwork) to offer continuing education contact hours to social workers. The approved status of The Texas Department of State Health Services, Continuing Education Service expires annually on December 31. The Texas Department of State Health Services, Continuing Education Service has awarded 7.00 contact hours of Continuing Social Work Education.

Registered Sanitarians:

The Texas Department of State Health Services, Continuing Education Service is considered a sponsor of continuing education for Registered Sanitarians according to the Texas Administrative Code, Title 25, Part 1, Chapter 140, Subchapter C, Rule §140.113. The Texas Department of State Health Services, Continuing Education Service has awarded 7.00 contact hours of Continuing Education.

Certified Health Education Specialists:

Sponsored by The Texas Department of State Health Services, Continuing Education Service, a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 7.00 total entry-level Category I contact education contact hours.

Certificate of Attendance:

The Texas Department of State Health Services, Continuing Education Service has designated 7.00 hours for attendance.

Certified Public Health Credits - up to 7 CPH recertification credits may be earned at this event.