TEPHI is preparing Texas for the next infectious disease outbreak. In collaboration with communities across the state and leaders in public health, science, and medicine, we are leading the charge to keep Texans safe and the economy strong.
The COVID-19 pandemic threatened our health, our economy, and our children’s future – yet offers us an unprecedented opportunity to learn from response efforts at both a national and local level. Texans are resilient. In 2021, with bipartisan support, the 87th Texas Legislature passed the Senate Bill (SB) 1780 establishing the Texas Epidemic Public Health Institute (TEPHI) as a new state agency housed at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). To prepare Texas for future outbreaks, TEPHI will:
Collaborating with leaders in public health, science, medicine, and the community, TEPHI will analyze the lessons learned during the COVID-19 pandemic and other major biological events to prepare Texas for the next public health emergency.
We are honored to announce The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston School of Public Health was recently selected as the recipient of the 2023 ASPPH Harrison C. Spencer Award for Outstanding Community Service. This award recognizes the school’s commitment to prioritizing both a healthy Texas population and a strong Texas economy through the Texas Epidemic Public Health Institute (TEPHI).
Watch the video to learn more about our partnership and commitment to Texas communities.
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