Texas School Health Advisory Committee (TSHAC)

The Texas School Health Advisory Committee (TSHAC) assists the Department of State Health Services (department) to support and coordinate school health programs and school health services. It also provides leadership to identify and disseminate school health best practices and resources for school policymakers.  View statutes and rules about the TSHAC.

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Council Statements

Vision: We, the TSHAC, envision healthier Texans through coordinated school health. 
Mission: To assist in establishing a leadership role for DSHS in the support for and delivery of coordinated school health programs and school health services.  
Goals:  Active leadership – Best practices identification and dissemination – Coordinated school health promotion 

Next Public Meeting

Date: February 5, 2024

Time: 10:00 a.m. CT

Agenda: Here

Livestream: Here


Future meeting dates, times, and locations are subject to change. 

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Past Meetings

Committee Membership 

View the committee membership roster. [pdf] Read about advisory committee appointments.  

The TSHAC consists of: 

  • One representative from the Texas Department of Agriculture 
  • One representative from Texas Education Agency 
  • The department's school health program coordinator or another department representative 
  • 17 members representing school personnel or school district board members, registered school nurse, parents of school-age children, physicians, school counselors, nonprofit representatives 
  • Physical educator, health educator, and school nutrition program educator

View more details about the committee’s composition.



TSHAC Statute and Rules 

School Health Advisory Committee: Texas Health and Safety Code, Title 12, Chapter 1001, Subchapter D, Section 1001.0711   
Analysis of Results: Texas Education Code, Texas Education Code, Title 2, Chapter 38, Subchapter A, Section 38.104   
School Health Advisory Committee: Texas Administrative Code, Texas Administrative Code, Title 25, Part 1, Chapter 37, Subchapter R, Section 37.350

Questions about TSHAC?

Email: SchoolHealth@dshs.texas.gov

Phone: 512-776-7279