Straight Talk Texas #9: A Conversation About Public Health

Grab a front row seat for conversations by state and policy leaders on topics that matter both now and in the future.

Straight Talk Texas – A Conversation About Public Health
Date: May 7, 2020

Listen in as Dr. David Lakey, M.D., an expert in disease prevention, community health services and infectious disease outbreaks, and Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs and Chief Medical Officer at The University of Texas System, talks with Texas 2036 President Margaret Spellings about critical public health issues. They explore how Texas higher education entities are helping to prevent and combat COVID, as well as address child mental health issues.

What is Straight Talk Texas?

Today, it’s more important than ever for people across Texas to have access to discussions they can trust about challenges facing our state now and in the future. To be the best place to live and work, we need to listen, learn and be aware of what is on the minds of Texas leaders, policy experts, educators and health professionals.

If history is any guide, Texas can come back strong from the current challenges we face. It’s up to all of us to work together to make sure that happens. So, take 20 minutes and 36 seconds to listen in as state leaders talk about health care, education, workforce development and government performance. We hope these videos will provide a front-row seat to conversations that will illuminate and help shape the historic decisions currently facing our state.