Educational Experiences

The Office of Practice and Learning works with schools all over Texas to build partnerships between the Texas Department of State Health Services and academic institutions. This helps us make the current and future public health workforce stronger. 

By working with schools, we can offer students and staff valuable learning opportunities and resources. We also create a network of professionals who want to make Texans healthier. We hope to inspire the next group of leaders who will tackle the tough health challenges we face. 

We want you to join us in our mission to make public health better in Texas! 

Examples of ways we have collaborated with academia 

  • Hosted public health career panels 

  • Developed Academic Public Health Partnerships  

  • Visited classes to talk about job opportunities at DSHS 

  • Connected faculty with DSHS employees to guest lecture 

To learn more about how we’ve engaged with schools and academia visit the Partnerships in Practice page.