Below is a list and brief description of the TPHA Committees as outlined in the TPHA By-laws.
Programs-shall arrange the program for the annual meeting. Arrangements for the annual meeting shall include Convention Site Selection, Exhibit Procurement, Public Health Presentations, Local Arrangements, and Affiliates. Convention Site Selection, Exhibit Procurement, Public Health Presentations, and Local Arrangements are designated as subcommittees of the Committee on Programs.
Membership / Marketing-shall review recruitment and retention of members, investigate and recommend to the Association’s governing bodies items related to member benefits; and recommend plans for marketing the Association.
Constitution and Bylaws-shall review quarterly the actions of the Governing Council and Executive Board to insure that operations of the Association are consistent with the Constitution and Bylaws. Other duties shall include recommendations for amendments to the Constitution and/or changes of the bylaws to insure consistency with Association operations.
Planning and Operations-shall review actions of the Executive Board and Governing Council to insure that decisions are implemented.
Awards-shall seek and evaluate nominations from within the Association for recipients of the James E. Peavy and Honorary Member awards. The Committee on Awards shall also obtain nominations from the Legislative Committee for the Legislator of the Year Award and from the Public Information Committee for Media awards. These recommendations shall be brought to the Executive Board for fund allocation and the Governing Council for approval. Other duties shall include presentation of the awards at the appropriate time(s).
Continuing Education-shall coordinate the Association’s internal training activities including, but not limited to, leadership training, member orientation, officer’s training, member orientation, officer’s training, and assisting Sections in obtaining continuing education credit for their members. Other duties shall include, but not be limited to external training, including workshops or conferences for fund raising and intra-organizational activities.
Legislation / Government Affairs-shall include, but not be limited to coordinating legislative functions for the Annual and Regional Meetings; tracking legislation that may impact TPHA or public health; tracking policy issues and developments; liaison with other public health and local policy committees and groups; development of government affairs plan; policy forum planning; provide information to TPHA members on impending policy issues and recommending policy direction to Governing Council; monitoring State and national policy events and developments; educating elected officials and the public on matters of public health intereste; and building coalitions with other health related organizations.
Nominations-shall recommend a slate of officers to the Governing Council at the fall quarterly meeting. Additional names may be submitted from the floor and the number of nominees for each office shall be reduced to two names by secret ballot of the Governing Council. Members of the Nominating Committee shall not be placed on the Association ballot.
Public Information-shall develop public service announcements and general news releases using all news media to disseminate information of public health interest to the public and to members of the association; promote careers in public health through education; publicize the Annual and Regional meetings of the Association.
Resolutions / Policy Statements-shall actively solicit ideas and proposed resolutions from the membership, policy statements from the Legislation/ Government Affairs Committee; and the Governing Council, and maintain records of resolutions and policy statements. in order to assist the governing bodies of the Association in determining the policies of the Association. Other duties shall include making recommendations to the Governing Council concerning proposed resolutions and policy statements.
Scholarships-shall actively seek applicants, review applications, and make recommendations to the governing bodies of the Association as concerns the granting of scholarships.
Association / Faculty Liaison-shall partner with faculty members of schools in identifying possible thesis topics for students and research topics for the faculty, and facilitate data access and collection.
Finance-shall oversee and monitor all financial activities and has responsibility for ongoing budget review, assisting in budget development, and actively seeking sources of revenue.