Public Health Funding & Policy Committee

General Duties of the Committee

(a) the Committee shall:

(1) define the core public health services a local health entity should provide in a county or municipality;
(2) evaluate public health in this state and identify initiatives for areas that need improvement;
(3) identify all funding sources available for use by local health entities to perform
core public health functions;
(4) establish public health policy priorities for this state; and
(5) at least annually, make formal recommendations to the department regarding:

(A) the use and allocation of funds available exclusively to local health entities to perform core public health functions;
(B) ways to improve the overall public health of citizens in this state;
(C) methods for transitioning from a contractual relationship between the department and the local health entities to a cooperative-agreement relationship between the department and the local health entities; and
(D) methods for fostering a continuous collaborative relationship between the department and the local health entities.

(b) Recommendations made under Subsection (a)(5)(A) must be in accordance with:

(1) prevailing epidemiological evidence, variations in geographic and population needs, best practices, and evidence-based interventions related to the populations to be served;
(2) state and federal law; and
(3) federal funding requirements.

Health & Safety Code, Sec. 117.101

For the complete text of the enabling legislation for the Committee, please go to:

S.B. No.969, Establishment of the Public Health Funding and Policy Committee (55 kb, PDF)

Annual Report

Local Health Department Survey Summary

DSHS Response to PHFPC Annual Report Recommendations

Core Services

Contact Information

For more information about participating at Public Health Funding & Policy Committee meetings, contact:

Rafael Alberti, MPH
Texas Department of State Health Services
Division for Regional & Local Health Services
1100 W. 49th Street, Austin, TX  78756

Phone: 1-512-839-4963
Fax: 512.776.7590
Email: Rafael.Alberti@dshs.texas.gov
                         

Last updated July 8, 2021