Supporting Texas' Health Leaders with Evidence

Public Health and Healthcare

The Texas Policy Lab (TPL) is assisting state and local health leaders in efforts to improve population health for all Texans. The TPL is able to provide expertise on a variety of public health and healthcare related topics, such as traditional, molecular, and analytic epidemiology research to support the ongoing COVID-19 response, qualitative data collection to better understand community needs, and analyses of state health improvement plans to inform policy. Members of the TPL’s health team also publish scientific papers on up-to-date, policy-relevant topics, such as COVID-19, which may help inform national and international policy through broader dissemination of timely information.

Example project:

  • Harris County COVID-19 Response- The TPL has been providing Harris County leadership with scientific expertise, epidemiologic insights, and evidence synthesis relevant to the local COVID-19 public health response efforts and ongoing policy development.

Active partnerships:

  • Texas Department of State Health Services
  • Abilene-Taylor County Public Health
  • Harris County Public Health
  • Harris County Judge’s Office
  • Fort Bend Health and Human Services
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