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Coalitions & Partnerships

SPH Health & Wellness Committee

Affiliated with the Program on Healthy Aging, the SPH Health & Wellness Committee’s mission is to emphasize, encourage, and engage the SPH community to make healthy choices through individual and organizational change. This committee meets monthly and is comprised of staff, faculty, and students. In addition to sponsored events such as Lunch & Learns and community events, our committee has provided health and wellness resources through newsletters, social media, print materials, and signage. We have also made improvements to our physical space at the School of Public Health by adding a refrigerator for students, a water filtration system, and partnering with the Sustainable Environmental Group to provide a community garden.

Texas Active for Life® Coalition

TEXAS ACTIVE FOR LIFE® COALITION The Texas Active for Life® Coalition (TALC) is a statewide coalition with an overarching mission to keep Texans “active for life… Everyone! Every age! Every day!” This is primarily accomplished by providing evidence-based programs (EBP) for older adults. TALC serves as an umbrella Coalition to engage diverse stakeholders to promote healthful aging through collective action. TALC is committed to expanding and promoting evidence-based programming, influencing policy change, and unifying partners and efforts across the state. In an effort to make our vision a reality, the TALC focuses its efforts on the following: increase awareness about health issues impacting older Texans and prevention/management strategies; increase provider participation in prevention/management practices; increase funding opportunities and investments for prevention/management; enhance data surveillance collection, ana

Texas Falls Prevention Coalition

The Texas Falls Prevention Coalition is committed to expanding and promoting evidence-based fall prevention programming, effecting policy change, and unifying fall prevention efforts across the state. In an effort to make our vision a reality, the TFPC is focusing its efforts in the following areas: increase awareness of falls and prevention strategies; increase provider participation in fall prevention practices; increase funding opportunities and investments for fall prevention; enhance data surveillance collection, analysis, and system linkages; and increase availability and accessibility of community programs and services.