Experts to discuss new Texas laws affecting child health at Baker Institute event

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HOUSTON – (Aug. 28, 2023) – Texas lawmakers introduced hundreds of new laws during the 2023 legislative session that will impact the health and safety of children across the state. Experts will discuss what the new laws mean for both care providers and children in an event from Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy. 

The panels will explore the successes and failures of the bills related to vaccines, access to care, Medicaid, transgender care, early childhood education, immunization requirements, foster care and more. This event is co-sponsored by the Baker Institute Child Health Policy Program and the Science and Technology Policy Program.

What: Baker Institute event: How New Legislation in Texas Will Impact Children’s Health and Safety

When: Wednesday, Aug. 30, 9 a.m-12 p.m.

Who: Featured speakers include Rekha Lakshmanan, nonresident scholar at the Baker Institute’s Center for Health and Biosciences and chief strategy officer at The Immunization Partnership; Mandi Kimball, vice president and director of public policy and government affairs for Children at Risk; and Clayton Travis, the director of advocacy and health policy at Texas Pediatric Society. 

Where: Rice University’s James A. Baker III Hall. The event is free, but registration is required. Click here to attend this event in person or virtually via Zoom