Public Health Funding & Policy Committee

Duties of the Committee

The committee shall:

  1. Define the core public health services a local health entity should provide in a county or municipality.
  2. Evaluate public health in this state and identify initiatives for areas that need improvement.
  3. Identify all funding sources available for use by local health entities to perform core public health functions.
  4. Establish public health policy priorities for this state; and
  5. At least annually, make formal recommendations to the department regarding:
    1. The use and allocation of funds available exclusively to local health entities to perform core public health functions.
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    3. Ways to improve the overall public health of citizens in this state.
    4. Methods for transitioning from a contractual relationship between the department and the local health entities to a cooperative-agreement relationship between the department and the local health entities; and
    5. Methods for fostering a continuous collaborative relationship between the department and the local health entities.

Recommendations made under Subsection (a)(5)(A) must be in accordance with prevailing epidemiological evidence, variations in geographic and population needs, best practices, and evidence-based interventions related to the populations to be served; state and federal law; and federal funding requirements.

 

Upcoming/Recent Meetings

Meeting Date Agendas Minutes Webcast Recordings Handouts

December 7, 2022

Agenda

 

Webcast

COVID-19 Vaccine and Monkeypox Debrief (PPTX)
Community Conversations on Health (PPTX)
Policy on LHD Topics (PPTX)
Data Sharing Through SHARP (PPTX)

October 12, 2022

Agenda

Minutes

Webcast

COVID-19 Vaccine and Monkeypox Debrief (PDF)

August 31, 2022

Agenda

Minutes

Webcast

COVID-19 Vaccine and Monkeypox Debrief (PPTX),
Community Conversations on Health (PPTX)

May 25, 2022

Agenda

Minutes

Webcast

COVID-19 Vaccine Debrief (PPTX),
Immtrac2 Data Accessibility (PPTX)

April 13, 2022

Agenda

Minutes

Webcast

COVID-19 Vaccine Debrief (PPTX),
LHE Data Sharing Enhancement Effort (PPTX),
S.B. 73 Establishing a Provider Type for LHDs (PPTX)

February 9, 2022

Agenda

Minutes

Webcast

COVID-19 Vaccine Debrief (PPTX),
Public Health Provider - Charity Care Program (PHP-CCP) (PPTX),
S.B. 73 Provider Type for LHDs (PPTX)

ALL MEETINGS
All Recorded Webcasts
 

Learn More About the Committee

 

Reports and Documents

Annual Reports 


Local Health Department Survey Summary


DSHS Responses to PHFPC Annual Report Recommendations


Core Services


Contact Information

For more information about participating in Public Health Funding & Policy Committee meetings, contact:

Rafael Alberti, MPH
Texas Department of State Health Services
Division for Regional & Local Health Services
1100 W. 49th Street, Austin, TX  78756

Phone: 1-512-839-4963
Fax: 512-776-7590
Email: Rafael.Alberti@dshs.texas.gov