Texas School Health Advisory Committee (TSHAC)

The Texas School Health Advisory Committee’s (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 policy makers.  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 provide assistance 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

Past Meetings

Date: February 27, 2023
Time: 10:00 a.m. CT
Location: Texas Department of State Health Services  
                1100 W 49th St, Austin, TX 78756  
                Robert D. Moreton Building, Room M-100      

TSHAC Feb. 2023 agenda  |  Live stream of meeting (Select the "Moreton M-100 Live" tab on this meeting's date and time.) 


Future meeting date, time and location are subject to change. 
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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 other department representative 
  • 17 members representing school personnel or school district board members, registered school nurse, parents of school-age children, physician, school counselor, nonprofit representatives 
  • physical educator, health educator, and a 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  

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