Objectives

The 84th Texas Legislature established the Texas Health Improvement Network (THIN) to address urgent health care challenges and improve health and health care in Texas. This initiative has brought together a diverse, multi-institutional, cross-sector group of leaders focused on catalyzing population health improvement and health equity. 

Serve as a trusted resource for decision-makers

Facilitate the use of data to drive population health

Increase and align resources for population health

Support local and regional health improvement efforts

 

Strategies

  • Convene expert panels, similar to those organized by the Institute of Medicine, that engage in focused and frank discussions on key population health issues and opportunities.

  • Support learning collaboratives working to implement strategic improvements in their organizations and communities.

  • Support meetings and events that cultivate connections and partnerships across all sectors that impact health. These events include the quarterly meeting of the THIN Advisory Council, and will help to bring in national experts to present and participate.

  • Develop the THIN website as an information dissemination hub and resource for policy makers and professionals working to improve population health in Texas and the nation.

  • Employ graduate students and postdoctoral research fellows to help support THIN projects. Through these opportunities, THIN helps to train the next cadre of population health professionals and to build capacity for population health work in Texas.