- The Potential for a Rural Community Health System (RCHS) to Improve Health Care Access and Value in Texas
This white paper summarizes findings from a project of the Texas Health Improvement Network (THIN) that considered the potential for an RCHS in the present era.
- Addressing Social Determinants of Health through Primary Care and Social Service Integration in Texas
The Texas Health Improvement Network (THIN) conducted a 15-month project, funded by the Episcopal Health Foundation, to explore the current practice of healthcare and social care integration in Texas, identify key issues impacting adoption and sustainability, and develop recommendations to advance this work in Texas. Videos of the sessions from the two-day meeting are viewable on YouTube.
- Facilitating Use of Data to Drive Population Health in Texas
This report highlights issues and provides recommendations for policy makers and others committed to the responsible use of data resources for health improvement in Texas.
- Catalyzing Adoption of Telemedicine for Population Health and Health Equity in Texas
This report summarizes key issues identified through from a 2 day stakeholder meeting and provides a set of recommendations for policy makers and others committed to increasing adoption of telemedicine in Texas.
- Partnering on a Joint Community Health Needs Assessment in Williamson County: Process and Lessons Learned
This report documents the coordinated effort of a local health department and three non-profit hospitals serving the same region to conduct a joint Community Health Needs Assessment.
Reports to the Legislature
THIN was created by the 84th Legislature of the State of Texas through statute and signed into law by Governor Greg Abbott in 2015. As part of its mandate THIN provides biennial reports to the Legislature.
Interim Charge Recommendations
With guidance from its Advisory Council, THIN develops interim charges recommendations for the Texas Legislature.
- Texas Health Improvement Network Interim Charge Suggestions for 87th Legislature
- Texas Health Improvement Network Interim Charge Suggestions for 86th Legislature