CHASP regularly host meetings, talks, and large events actively bringing together stakeholders from multiple disciplines and sectors on a variety of issues relevant to reducing health and social disparities.
Current and past CHASP affiliated events are highlighted below. For current CHASP and non-CHASP affiliated events, go to the Events of Interest page.
The annual Texas Fatherhood Summit hosted by Child and Family Research Partnership, part of CHASP at The University of Texas at Austin LBJ School of Public Affairs, and the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services Prevention and Early Intervention Division brings together public and private sector professionals who seek research-based best practices and innovations to best support dad, mom, and their children.
The Center for Health and Social Policy at The University of Texas at Austin and the National Coalition on Heath Care hosted "Health Today, Health Care Tomorrow" summit for scholars, experts, and stakeholders in health and health care focusing on what the research says about three major challenges: 1) Children’s health care and health, including the lifelong impacts of adverse childhood experiences and the early onset of chronic diseases; 2) The changing demographics of the patient population in Texas and nationally; 3)Social determinants of health that contribute to the rising incidence of chronic conditions.
CHASP Research to Practice Roundtable: Office of the Governor Dr. Zena Hooper
Zena Hooper, Psy.D. is the Director of the Victim Services Section of the Criminal Justice Division at the Office of the Governor, State of Texas. She oversees the design, development, recommendation and implementation of new initiatives and innovations in the victims’ services area. She also provides administrative oversight for victims’ services grants related to advocacy in domestic violence, sexual assault, and understudied and underserved victim populations.
CHASP hosted K-12 educators, policymakers, researchers, and professionals at the "+Tech in K-12: A Symposium on Educational Technology Integration and Its Impacts" during SXSWEdu 2018 to discuss how public schools in the United States are making huge investments in digital education, with proponents often touting digital tools as a way to close achievement gaps and improve learning opportunities for economically and academically disadvantaged students.
Researchers, community-based research partners, practitioners, and policymakers gathered at the LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin for the second symposium on "Transforming Healthcare through Research Collaboration" hosted by the Seton Healthcare Family and the Center for Health and Social Policy (CHASP).
CHASP Lunch Talk: The Policy Implications of Recent Advances in Genomic Science
CHASP guest Dr. Jason Fletcher, Professor of Public Affairs and Sociology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and co-author of The Genome Factor: What the Social Genomics Revolution Tells Us About Ourselves, Our History and Our Future" spoke on the policy implications of recent advances in genomic science.
CHASP Research to Practice Roundtable: Texas Education Agency Commissioner Mike Morath
Mike Morath was appointed Texas Commissioner of Education by Gov. Greg Abbott in December 2015, took office in January 2016 and was unanimously confirmed by the Texas Senate (85th Legislature) in March 2017. As Commissioner, he heads the Texas Education Agency, which oversees pre-kindergarten through high school education for more than five million students enrolled in both traditional public schools and charter schools. He has worked to focus the state agency on his four priorities including: Recruiting, Supporting, and Retaining Teachers and Principals; Building a Foundation of Math and Reading; Connecting High School to Career and College; and Improving Low-Performing Schools.
CHASP Research to Practice Roundtable: Texas DFPS Commissioner John Specia
Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) Commissioner John J. Specia, Jr. is a distinguished jurist and attorney with broad experience in civil law and special expertise in family law, foster care, and Child Protective Services cases. He became DFPS Commissioner on December 1, 2012. Specia's career has been dedicated to public service for more than three decades and is defined by his commitment to children and preventing child abuse. He was a founding member and jurist in residence for the Texas Supreme Court Children’s Commission. Specia established the Bexar County Children’s Court, which provides specialized services for children as well as the Family Drug Treatment Court, which became a model for the state.
Researchers, community-based research partners, practitioners, and policymakers gathered at the LBJ School for a symposium on Transforming Healthcare through Research Collaboration, one of the first fruits of a research partnership established by the Seton Healthcare Family and the Center for Health and Social Policy(CHASP) at UT-Austin to seed and conduct original non-clinical health and health policy research studies in Central Texas.