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Annual Texas Public Health Summit

Save the Date: 2023 Texas Public Health Summit | October 19, 2023

2022 Recap

Texas Public Health Summit 2022The inaugural Texas Public Health Summit took place July 14, 2022 at The Cooley Center on the campus of UTHealth Houston. Attended by nearly 100 individuals in-person, and over 200 virtually, through a live and interactive digital stream, the Summit, entitled Fostering Trust Through Effective Communication, was dedicated to health communication and featured keynote presentations from two prominent regional experts; Michael Mackert, PhD, Director of the Center for Health Communication at The University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School; and Kimberly Baker, DrPH, Director of the Office of Public Health Practice and Engagement at UTHealth School of Public Health.

Following their presentations, the speakers led panel discussions with esteemed local and regional communications and health experts, including professional communicators, state and county public health officials, journalists, public health educators, and representatives from the business sector. The Summit was hosted by Eric Boerwinkle, PhD, Dean of UTHealth School of Public Health, who initiated and organized the summit in collaboration with the Texas Epidemic Health Institute (TEPHI), and the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS). The conference was free, and was conceived of as an annual event that will address prescient topics in public health locally, regionally, and nationally.

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