The House Committee on Public Health

84th Legislature

April 5, 2016

9:00 a.m.



Pursuant to a notice posted on March 21, 2016, the House Committee on Public Health met in a public hearing and was called to order by the chair, Representative Crownover, at 9:05 a.m.


The initial quorum call was answered as follows: Representatives Crownover; Naishtat; Coleman; Davis, Sarah; Guerra; Miller, Rick; Sheffield; Zedler; and Zerwas.


A quorum was present.



The committee met to consider interim charge #2 (Chronic Disease):


Study the impact of chronic disease in Texas and identify the major regional chronic health challenges. Review the types of health data collected by the state related to chronic disease and how the data is utilized to improve health care. Study state programs targeting chronic disease, including the Texas Health Improvement Network, and identify the direct and indirect costs associated with obesity, tobacco, and other related chronic health conditions including impacts to Medicaid, Employees Retirement System, Teacher Retirement System, University of Texas System, and Texas A&M University System. Identify public health interventions for chronic disease and preventative healthcare services that improve health outcomes and reduce cost.


Testimony taken/registration recorded.  (See attached witness list.)


At 1:56 p.m., on the motion of the chair and without objection, the meeting was adjourned subject to the call of the chair.




Rep. Crownover, Chair




Craig Holzheauser, Clerk