David Lakey, Associate Vice Chancellor for Population Health, and Andy Keller, CEO of the Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute, argue that the state has an historic opportunity to reform the state hospital system.
All 14 institutions of The University of Texas System will be tobacco free by the end of this academic year, making it the first public university system in Texas to become fully tobacco free. It will also become the largest single employer in Texas to prohibit tobacco use in the workplace.
Northeast Texas has among the highest mortality rates in the state for each of the five leading causes of death in the U.S., finds a new report from the UT System Office of Population Health.
In a hearing last week before the Senate Committee on Health and Human Services, Associate Vice Chancellor for Population Health David Lakey testified about ways the state could involve its institutions of higher learning in improving and modernizing the state hospital system