Contents tagged with department of state health services
By Joey Berlin
The Texas Public Health Coalition and diligent physicians earned significant victories during the 84th Texas Legislature in their drive to reduce tobacco and electronic cigarette use.
Lawmakers also provided the Texas Department of State Health Services with a likely bump in chronic disease prevention funding, and an effort to keep children’s immunization records in the state registry through their early adult years made its way into law.more
Sugar Land physician selected for DSHS panel
Joe Anzaldúa, M.D.
TAFP member Joe Anzaldúa, M.D., recently received an invitation to be a member of the Texas Department of State Health Services … more
New driving rules for people with medical conditions
The Texas Medical Advisory Board recently revised driving rules pertaining to drivers who have medical conditions. More … more
By Janet Realini, M.D., M.P.H.
Chair, Texas Women’s Healthcare Coalition
In a bipartisan effort, the 83rd Texas Legislature increased funding for preventive care for low-income women, making an important first step toward restored access for over 140,000 low-income women. Senate Bill 1, now signed into law by Gov. Rick Perry, invests in family planning in three key funding streams.
- It adds $32.1 million in state funding to the Department of State Health Services Family Planning Program, replacing federal dollars awarded to the private Women’s Health and Family Planning Association of Texas network through Title X;
- It adds $100 million for a DSHS Primary Health Care Expansion for women’s health care, 60 percent of which will provide contraceptive care; and
- It adds $71.3 million in state funding to maintain the Texas Women’s Health Program, which lost its federal funding due to the “Affiliate Ban Rule” that excluded Planned Parenthood from the program.
By Jonathan Nelson
After all the heated controversy and partisan polemics that characterized this summer’s special sessions of the 83rd Texas Legislature, it’s difficult to … more
By Kate Alfano
Severe budget cuts from the 82nd Texas Legislature left the women’s health care safety net in tatters, but supported by a strong fiscal and public health policy … more
Capitol Update: New coalition advocates for women’s health care
View a slideshow from the press conference.
The new Texas Women’s Healthcare Coalition, of which TAFP is a … more
TAFP Physician Emeritus wins EMS medical director award
Henry J. Boehm Jr., M.D., of Brenham, Texas, was awarded the 2012 EMS Medical Director Award by the Texas Department of State Health … more
DSHS: Encourage 18-year-old patients to consent to ImmTrac adult immunization registry
The Texas Department of State Health Services is asking family physicians to reach out to … more
Observe National Immunization Awareness Month in August and alert patients to the lifetime need for immunizations
Each year, thousands of persons become ill from diseases that … more