• School Health Advisory Committee


    In 2005, the 79th legislature passed SB42.  This comprehensive school health education package focused on a number of significant issues; one of which was the establishment of a state-level school health advisory committee at the Department of State Health Services (DSHS).  The Texas School Health Advisory Committee (TSHAC) provides active leadership in the identification and dissemination of school health best practices and resources for school policymakers. 

    TSHAC Guiding Principles

    • Assuring a healthy future for all

         Texans will guide the work of this committee.

    • To that end, we will work to 

         Support a healthy and safe school

         an environment that fosters learning.

    • We will dedicate our efforts to goals that will produce 

         Healthier minds and bodies through effective school 

         health education and services.

    • Achieving 

       Academic success by providing leadership to those

        who teach and empower our students will be our 

        sustaining and overarching charge.

    • We will champion the practice of 

        Coordinated School Health to effectively reach our

        goals and objectives through the eight components 

        of coordinated school health programming.