The Healthier Texas Summit is an annual two-day event, organized by UT System, THIN, and IT’S TIME TEXAS, that brings together Texas’ thought leaders and health champions to share best practices, discuss current trends and innovations in population and community health, and make connections that will catalyze their work.

The only health event of its kind in the state, the Healthier Texas Summit offers informative sessions, town hall conversations, and interactive workshops, with education credits available for numerous professions.

The 2018 Healthier Texas Summit was held in Austin on October 25-26. Videos of the keynotes speeches and featured symposia are below. For all the videos, presentations, and other materials from the Summit, visit

The 2019 Healthier Texas Summit will be held at the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center in Austin, Texas, on October 17-18, 2019.

Opening Keynote Address

Vice Admiral Jerome Adams, M.D. M.P.H., The 20th U.S. Surgeon General


Luncheon Keynote Address

Karen DeSalvo, MD, MPH, MSc, Professor of Population Health, UT Austin - Dell Medical School, Former Acting Assistant Secretary for Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services


Symposium: Health and the 86th Legislature

- State Rep. Four Price, R-Amarillo 
- State Rep. Nicole Collier, D-Fort Worth 
- State Rep. Carol Alvarado, D-Houston

David Lakey, M.D., Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs & Chief Medical Officer, The University of Texas System


Symposium: Funding Health: Current Priorities and Future Directions

- Elena Marks, JD, MPH, Episcopal Health Foundation 
- William Buster, St. David’s Foundation 
- Sen. Juan “Chuy” Hinojosa, D-McAllen 
- Julie Bedingfield, H-E-B

- Esteban López, MD, MBA, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas