Awards for Excellence in Texas School Health
Sponsored by the School Health Program of the Texas Department of State Health
Services the program recognizes and promotes effective school health programs and
initiatives that strive to continually improve the lifelong health of students, staff
and the greater school community.
Texas Pediatric Society Foundation and the Texas Health Institute funded financial
awards to the following schools:
Sterling City Elementary & Junior High School, Sterling City ISD
Rose Shaw Special Emphasis School, Corpus Christi ISD
Fort Bend ISD, Lampasas Middle School, Lampasas ISD, Pflugerville ISD
Connally High School, Pflugerville ISD
Lyford High School, Lyford Consolidated ISD, Fort Bend ISD
Awards of Achievement:
Fort Bend ISD, San Antonio ISD, Sterling City Elementary & Junior High School
and Sterling City ISD
To read more about each award recipient’s project, click here.
DSHS Commissioner, Dr. David L. Lakey presented the John P. McGovern Award to
Michelle Smith for her many years of promoting school health. Dr. Lakey also
presented the Martha Licata Award to JoLeeen Eiklenborg in recognition of her service
as a Texas School Health Association member and efforts related to that service. And
finally, Megan Jones received the Bushan Scholarship Award which honors a K-12
student for service and contributions that promote healthier behaviors in their
school and community.
THI extends our congratulations to all the award winners and to those who also
contributed their efforts in 2007 to ensure healthier Texas children.
A VISION FOR CHANGE:
POLICY SOLUTIONS FOR INCREASING HEALTH COVERAGE IN TEXAS
Texas Health Institute undertook a study to develop feasible public
policy solutions that, when combined together, could cut the number of
Texans without health coverage almost in half. Using the most
recent estimates of uninsured per county, the study also examines
the corresponding economic and fiscal impact of increasing the number
of Texans with health coverage. The report, “A Vision for Change:
Policy Solutions for Increasing Health Coverage in Texas”,provides
policymakers and stake-holders at all levels a selection of cost-effective
and workable policy solutionsto deploy when solving the issue facing more
than 5.6 million Texans.
"A Vision for Change:
Policy Solutions for Increasing Health Coverage in Texas"
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