The Texas Health Improvement Network (THIN) was created by the 84th legislature of the State of Texas through statute and signed into law by Governor Abbott in 2015. The purpose of THIN is to catalyze population health improvement and increase health equity in Texas through multi-disciplinary and multi-institutional partnerships. THIN is administered by The University of Texas System, through the Office of Health Affairs.
THIN seeks to:
- Serve as a trusted resource for decision-makers.
- Facilitate the use of data to drive population health.
- Align and increase resources for population health.
- Support local and regional health improvement efforts.
Program Lead: Eileen Nehme, PhD, firstname.lastname@example.org
Communications: Daniel Oppenheimer, email@example.com
The THIN Advisory Council is a group of thirty leaders from both traditional and non-traditional sectors impacting health. (See attached for list of current members.) When the Council was established in 2016 it included members representing the state health agencies, state healthcare trade organizations, and the large Texas public employer and academic systems, including Teachers Retirement System of Texas, Employees Retirement System of Texas, University of Texas System, Texas A&M University System, Texas Tech University System, and University of North Texas System. At its inception the Council also included representation from several regional national organizations including the Federal Reserve, Episcopal Health Foundation, Houston Department of Health and Human Services, and American Heart Association.
Advisory Council Executive Officers
MD Anderson Cancer Center
Advisory Council Members
Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, San Antonio
Texas Medical Association
Texas e-Health Alliance
UTHealth Science Center, Houston
Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs
The University of Texas at Tyler
University of Texas at Austin
Teacher Retirement System of Texas
Texas A&M University
Texas Association of Community Health Centers
Health and Human Services Commission
Texas Association of Community-based Health Plans
The Texas A&M University System
Texas Department of State Health Services
Texas Association of Regional Councils
Episcopal Health Foundation
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Octavio N. Martinez, Jr.
Hogg Foundation for Mental Health
Texas Tech Health Sciences Center
UT Health San Antonio
Adrianna Cuellar Rojas
United Ways of Texas
American Heart Association
Texas Health Institute
Stephen J. Spann
University of Houston College of Medicine
Texas Hospital Association
Texas A&M College of Medicine
UNT Health Science Center
Methodist Healthcare Ministries
Houston Department of Health