Public Health Funding & Policy Committee

Duties of the Committee

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:
    1. the use and allocation of funds available exclusively to local health entities to perform core public health functions;
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    3. ways to improve the overall public health of citizens in this state;
    4. 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
    5. methods for fostering a continuous collaborative relationship between the department and the local health entities.

Recommendations made under Subsection (a)(5)(A) must be in accordance with prevailing epidemiological evidence, variations in geographic and population needs, best practices, and evidence-based interventions related to the populations to be served; state and federal law; and federal funding requirements.

Upcoming/Recent Meetings

Meeting Date Agendas Minutes Webcast Recordings Handouts
October 13, 2021 Agenda Webcast COVID-19 CoAg PH Workforce (PPTX),
COVID-19 Health Disparities Funding (DOCX),
COVID-19 Trends (PPTX),
COVID-19 Vaccine Debrief (PDF),
LHD-Medicaid Managed Care (PPTX)
August 11, 2021 Agenda Minutes Webcast COVID-19 Vaccine Debriefing (PDF),

COVID-19 Health Disparities Funded Activities (PPTX),
Public Health Information Systems and Interoperability with LHDs (PPTX),
Public Health Workforce Grant (PPTX),
COVID-19 Trends (PDF)

June 9, 2021 Agenda Minutes  Webcast  1115 Waiver, PHP-CCP Discussion (PPTX),
GA Post Session Update (PPTX),
Health Equity Funding PHFPC (PPTX),
Public Health Workforce Grant (PPTX)
April 7, 2021 Agenda Minutes Webcast
Public Health Provider - Charity Care Program (PHP-CCP) (PPTX),
Response to the PHFPC 2020 Report Recommendations (PPTX).
COVID-19 Vaccine PHFPC Briefing (PPTX)
February 10, 2021
Agenda Minutes Webcast
2021 Workforce Training Update (PPTX)
All Meetings All Recorded Webcasts

Learn More About the Committee

Reports and Documents

Annual Reports 

Local Health Department Survey Summary

DSHS Responses 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

Last updated October 18, 2021