2023 Texas Public Policy Agenda

  • School CPR Training: Secure funding to assist school districts in implementing the existing state requirement that all students receive instruction in high-quality CPR before graduation, prioritizing rural and high-need schools.

  • Nutrition Security: Secure funding to offer Texans who receive benefits under the Supplemental Nutrition Access Program incentives to purchase healthy fruits and vegetables. Eliminate the vehicle asset test to reduce barriers to enrollment for eligible SNAP recipients.
  • Maternal Health: Improve access to care by implementing 12 months of comprehensive post-partum health coverage under Medicaid.

  • Hypertension Control: Support legislation to develop and strengthen a statewide system for hypertension control, with a focus on high-quality education and outreach services.

  • Tobacco Control: Increase resources available to the Department of State Health Services to protect Texans from the harmful effects of tobacco and support those struggling to quit. Implement an effective tax rate on e-cigarettes. Strengthen standards to ensure retailers across Texas are following applicable laws and reducing the incidence of sales to minors.

  • Access to Care: Implement comprehensive health insurance coverage for millions of uninsured Texans by expanding Medicaid coverage. Oppose efforts to enact new barriers to care or offer new insurance-like products that do not guarantee comprehensive care.

  • Local Control: Protect the ability of cities and counties to pass measures that are the most effective in improving the public health of their own communities.


For Questions or More Information, Please Contact:

Alec Puente
Government Relations Director, TX
[email protected]

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