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Code Red: The Critical Condition of Health in Texas

May 21, 2015—7:30 am to 9:00 pm

Please join us for the latest installment in the CHRISTUS Foundation for HealthCare Round Table series. Our speakers, Dr. Steve Murdock and Dr. Charles Begley, were part of the Task Force for Access to Health Care in Texas that looked at the serious challenges facing Texas.

They will discuss:

  •  The impending crisis Texas faces in regard to the health of its population, and how that will profoundly influence the state’s competitive position nationally and globally.
  • How the high cost of uncompensated care affects all Texans.
  •  What the Task Force for Access to Health Care in Texas recommends to improve the healthcare system.


CHRISTUS Foundation’s Round Table series is not a fundraiser and you will not be asked for a donation. The Roundtables are offered as a community service and provide an opportunity for you to hear about important issues, and learn about CHRISTUS Foundation for HealthCare’s work in the community.

Please arrive at 7:30 am for breakfast and to briefly meet with Dr. Begley and Dr. Murdock. The presentation will begin promptly at 8:00 am and conclude by 9:00 am. Free parking is available in the rear of the building. Coffee and breakfast will be provided. Space is limited to 50 guests.

To attend, please RSVP to Monique Jordan at

About our speakers

Charles Begley, Ph.D. is Professor of Management, Policy & Community Health, UTHealth School of Public Health and Co-Director, Center for Health Services Research, UTHealth School of Public Health. Dr. Begley specializes in health policy research. His research interests include health care reform’s impact on Texas, over utilization of emergency departments for primary care services, and Medicaid.

Steve Murdock, Ph.D. is the founding Director of the Hobby Center for the Study of Texas, Dr. Murdock holds the Allyn and Gladys Cline Chair in Sociology at Rice University. He is the former Director of the U.S. Census Bureau, and has been The State Demographer of Texas. He has done extensive research on a wide variety of issues impacting Texas and is known as an expert in the areas of demography, rural sociology and socioeconomic impact assessment.


May 21, 2015
7:30 am to 9:00 pm
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