Advocacy
Priorities

Serve as the trusted voice for local public health departments

Build capacity for population health and local public health departments

Improve public health policy

TACCHO Says

TACCHO researches and establishes statements on issues of importance to improving the health of the public. 

2020____________________________________________________________

TACCHO Statement on Racism

2019____________________________________________________________

2019 TACCHO Legislative Priorities - Immunizations, State Funded Contracts, Medicaid and LHDs, Data Access, Tobacco 21, DSHS Legislative Appropriations Request

 2018____________________________________________________________

TACCHO Hurricane Harvey Response

TACCHO Your LPH Resource

TACCHO LPH In Action

TACCHO Testimonies

 TACCHO educates policy makers and the public on the development and delivery of public health services and programs at the local level. This includes how various policies, rules and laws may impact the public's health and best practices that can improve the health of the population. 

 

TACCHO Testimony on December 3, 2019 to Texas Senate Health and Human Services Committee

Stephen L. Williams MEd - Remarks on Texas Healthcare Transformation and Quality Improvement Program Section 1115 Demonstration Waiver, including DSRIP Transition Plan

Testimony

Philip Huang, MD, MPH - Remarks on Multi-state Outbreak of EVALI (E-cigarette, or Vaping product use, Associated Lung Injury

Testimony

TACCHO March 1 US Capitol Hill Visits

 TACCHO members met in Washington, DC to visit with Texas Congressional policymakers and legislative staff. Members provided awareness on the impact of proposed federal funding cuts to public health programs and local public health departments (LHDs). LHDs use federal funds to provide, or augment, prevention, treatment and control services for:

  • Core public health functions of assessment of health risks, policy development and assurance that prevention, treatment and control services are available in the community
  • Infectious diseases (TB, HIV/STDs, flu)
  • Chronic diseases (heart disease, stroke, cancer, diabetes)
  • Emerging diseases (Zika, Ebola)
  • Injury prevention (bicycle helmets, car seats)