Task Force of Border Health Officials

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Vision

A Healthy and Equitable Border Community

Mission

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

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Reports:


Task Force of Border Health Officials Meeting Agendas and Minutes:

Meeting Date  Agenda Minutes  Presentations
December 11, 2017 Agenda  Minutes  
February 7, 2018 Agenda
Minutes
 
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, 2019AgendaMinutesMosquito Surveillance
February 20, 2020Agenda  
October 15, 2020Agenda  
October 30, 2020   
November 18, 2020   
December 10, 2020   
Last updated October 7, 2020