Task Force of Border Health Officials



A Healthy and Equitable Border Community


To identify and raise awareness of health issues impacting border communities and establish policy priorities to enhance border public health, creating a healthy bi-national community.

General Duties of the Task Force

The task force shall make recommendations to the commissioner for short-term and long-term border health improvement plans. The short-term plan shall identify health objectives proposed to be accomplished before the fourth anniversary of the date the plan is adopted. The long-term plan shall identify health objectives proposed to be accomplished before the ninth anniversary of the date the plan is adopted. 
(From: S.B.1680 Chapter 120, SUB-CHAPTER C., Section 120.101. SHORT-TERM AND LONG-TERM PLANS.) 

For the complete text of the enabling legislation for the Task Force, please see:
SB 1680 Chapter 120 Task Force of Border Health Officials  

Contact Information:

For more information about participating at Task Force meetings, contact:

John Simo Villarreal | Bi-national Coordinator
Texas Department of State Health Services
Office of Border Public Health, MC 1962
1100 W. 49th Street, Austin, TX  78756
512-776-7436 | 512-776-7262 fax

Email:    OBPH@dshs.texas.gov



Meeting Agendas and Minutes:

Meeting Date  Agenda Minutes  Presentations
December 11, 2017 Agenda  Minutes   
February 7, 2018 Agenda
April 13, 2018 Agenda  Minutes   
June 27-28, 2018 Agenda  Minutes   
September 5-6, 2018 Agenda  Minutes   
September 21, 2018
Agenda  Minutes  
December 7, 2018  Agenda  Minutes   
March 8, 2019 Agenda Minutes  
June 7, 2019 Agenda Minutes  
September 13, 2019 Agenda Minutes 

Expansion of Border Infectious Disease Surveillance (BIDS)
Community Health Worker (CHW) Training Center
Operation Loan Star (OLS)

December 13, 2019 Agenda Minutes Mosquito Surveillance
February 20, 2020 Agenda Minutes  
October 15, 2020 Agenda Minutes  
October 30, 2020 Agenda Minutes  
November 18, 2020 Agenda  Minutes  
December 10, 2020 Agenda 
February 18, 2021Agenda
  This meeting is cancelled due to inclement weather.
May 20, 2021   
July 15, 2021   
October 21, 2021   
December 9, 2021   
Last updated February 25, 2021