AUSTIN (KXAN) — If you want to help address health disparities in the Austin community, there might be a spot for you on the Austin-Travis County Public Health Commission.
The entities are seeking qualified volunteers to serve on the commission and fill vacant board seats.
Among the commission’s duties are:
- Exploring evidence-based public health practices for areas needing improvement and providing recommendations;
- Informing strategies that address health disparities that impact underserved patients and populations;
- Providing an annual report to help address any existing gaps;
- And influencing and supporting investment in the improvement of public health programs, projects and services within the city and county.
Any Austin-Travis County resident who is interested in the role can submit an application online. The deadline is Nov. 14.
Austin-Travis County said it’s looking for people who have experience working with underserved populations with the knowledge of health disparities and social determinants.