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TPHA Committees

Legislative, Policy & Advocacy Committee-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.

Marketing Committee-shall recommend plans for marketing the Association, disseminate information of public health interest to the public and to members of the Association; promote careers in public health through education; publicize the Annual and Regional meetings of the Association. May develop public service announcements and/or news releases.

Membership Committee-shall review recruitment and retention of members, investigate and recommend to the Association’s governing bodies items related to member benefits; 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.

Programs Committee-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 Legislative, 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).

Planning and Operations Committee-shall review actions of the Executive Board and Governing Council to insure that decisions are implemented, review quarterly the actions of the Governing Council and Executive Board to insure 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.

Professional Development Committee-shall coordinate the Association’s internal training activities including, but not limited to, leadership training, member orientation, officer’s training, member orientation,  Other duties shall include, but not be limited to external training, including workshops or conferences for fundraising and intra-organizational activities.

Texas Public Health Association

P.O. Box 201540
Austin, Texas 78720-1540

(512)336-2520 phone
(512)336-0533 fax