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TPHA Committees

  • Programs
  • Membership Recruitment, Engagement, and Development 
  • Planning and Operations
  • Policy & Advocacy

 

Committee on Programs: The Chair of the Committee on Programs shall be the President of the Association. The membership of the Committee shall be the Section Secretaries, or if none, another Section designee; and if respective committees are assembled, the Chair of the Local Arrangements Committee, a representative of the Committee on Continuing Education, a representative of the Editorial Board, and a representative of the Affiliates. The President-elect shall be an ex-officio member.

The Committee on Programs shall arrange the program for the annual meeting.

Arrangements for the annual meeting shall include Convention Site Selection, Exhibit Procurement, Public Health Presentations, Local Arrangements, and Affiliates. Convention Site Selection, Exhibit Procurement, Public Health Presentations, Local Arrangement, and Awards are designated as subcommittees of the Committee on Programs.

The subcommittee on Awards shall seek and evaluate nominations from within the Association for recipients of Governing Council approved awards. The subcommittee on Awards shall also obtain nominations from the Policy & Advocacy Committee for the Legislator of the Year Award and from the Marketing Committee for Media awards. These recommendations shall be brought to the Executive Board for fund allocation and the Governing Council for approval. Other duties shall include presentation of the awards at the appropriate time(s).

Committee on Membership Recruitment, Engagement, and Development: The Chair of the Committee on Membership Recruitment, Engagement, and Development shall be approved by the Executive Board in the absence of Governing Council. Members of the Committee shall be the Section Chairs-elect or if none, another Section representative; and a representative of each Affiliate.

The Committee on Membership Recruitment, Engagement, and Development shall review recruitment and retention of members, investigate and recommend to the Association’s governing bodies items related to member benefits; coordinate the Association’s internal training activities including, but not limited to, leadership training, member orientation, officer’s training, disseminate information of public health interest to the public and to members of the Association; promote careers in public health through education, and recommend plans for marketing the Association. The committee shall also recommend a slate of officers to the Governing Council at the fall quarterly meeting. Additional names may be submitted from the floor. Additional duties include actively seeking scholarship applicants, review applications, and make recommendations to the governing bodies of the Association as concerns the granting of scholarships.

Committee on Planning and Operations: The Chair of the Committee on Planning and Operations shall be the Immediate Past President. Membership of the Committee shall be designated by the Executive Board in the Absence of the Governing Council. The Executive Director of the Association shall serve as an ex-officio member.

The Committee on Planning and Operations shall review actions of the Executive Board and Governing Council to ensure that decisions are implemented, review quarterly the actions of the Governing Council and Executive Board to ensure that operations of the Association are consistent with the Constitution and Bylaws. Other duties shall include recommendations for amendments to the Constitution and/or changes of the bylaws to insure consistency with Association operations.

Committee on Policy & Advocacy: The Chair of the Committee on Policy, & Advocacy shall be approved by the Executive Board in the absence of Governing Council. Membership of the Committee shall include the President-elect of the Association, and others as designated by the Executive Board in the absence of the Governing Council.

The Committee on Policy & Advocacy duties shall include, but not be limited to actively solicit ideas and proposed resolutions from the membership, policy statements from the Governing Council, and maintain records of resolutions and policy statements in order to assist the governing bodies of the Association in determining the policies of the Association. Additional duties include coordinating legislative functions for the Annual and Regional Meetings; tracking legislation that may impact TPHA and public health; tracking policy issues and developments; liaison with other public health and local policy committees and groups; development of government affairs plan; policy forum planning; provide information to TPHA members on impending policy issues and recommending policy direction to Governing Council; monitoring State and national policy events and developments; educating elected officials and the public on matters of public health interest; and building coalitions with other health-related organizations. Other duties shall include making recommendations to the Governing Council concerning proposed resolutions and policy statements.


Texas Public Health Association
PO Box 9610
Longview, Texas 75608

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