Texas Educators in Advocacy and Community Health

Vision: All children in Texas deserve safe and nurturing communities that promote resilience, embrace equity and opportunity, and allow them to reach their maximum potential.

Mission: Support pediatric residency programs of Texas in a collective effort to:

  • Train future pediatricians to be life-long advocates through rich learning experiences and skill development
  • Develop and share progressive curricula that are culturally sensitive and community specific
  • Foster collaboration with community partners as fundamental to the work of ALL pediatricians

For more information about sample curriculum and resources, meeting minutes, calendar and photos visit the official TEACH TX website (Must be an AAP Trainee Member to login).

A History

On November 15-16, 2018, Texas Pediatric Society leadership joined representatives from pediatric residency programs from across the state to develop a vision for the Texas TEACH Collaborative. TEACH – or Texas Educators in Advocacy and Community Health – hopes to unify and mobilize the wealth of clinical expertise and passion for advocacy at each of the 14 pediatric residency programs in Texas to advocate for Texas children. The two-day conference, facilitated by ROME Visiting Professor Dr. Ben Hoffman, from the American Academy of Pediatrics’ Community Pediatrics Training Initiative (CPTI) was dedicated to mapping out the collaborative’s priorities and vision for the future. In addition, community partners were brought in to provide policy spotlights on important child health advocacy topics.

Participating institutions included:

  • BCM, Houston
  • BCM, San Antonio 
  • Dell Children’s 
  • Driscoll 
  • Texas A&M Round Rock
  • Texas Tech – Amarillo
  • Texas Tech- El Paso 
  • Texas Tech- Lubbock 
  • UT Houston 
  • UT Rio Grande 
  • UT San Antonio 
  • UTMB 
  • UT Southwestern

TPS offers residents and fellows numerous advocacy and engagement opportunities within the TPS Resident Section.