Office of the Governor Rick Perry

Governor's Initiatives - Health Care

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November 28, 2011 - Dr. Ronald DePinho, President of MD Anderson Cancer Center


May 30, 2011 - Dr. Howard Marcus


September 1, 2009 - Dr. Leonel Vela - Regional Dean, UT Health Science Center


August 27, 2009 - Dean Patricia Starck, DSN, RN, FAAN - University of Texas School of Nursing at Houston


June 3, 2009 - Dr. Jan-Ake Gustafsson, World-Renowned Medical Researcher

Governor Perry has led the effort to invest millions of dollars in biotechnology and the health care of tomorrow, leveraging the Emerging Technology Fund to help get new technology, treatments and cures to market more quickly. The Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas, funded by Texas voters in 2007, will distribute $3 billion in funding to fight cancer over the next 10 years. Through common sense laws and the spirit of innovation, Texas is well-positioned for the future of health care.

Action Items

»  The governor ceremonially signed Senate Bill 98, which establishes a health science center and medical school in South Texas.

News & Announcements

  • Monday, October 20, 2003 • Speech
    El Paso Medical School
  • Thursday, October 16, 2003 • Press Release
    Gov. Perry Spotlights Texercise For Idaho Gov. Kempthorne
    AUSTIN - Gov. Rick Perry today joined Idaho Gov. Dirk Kempthorne in promoting a two-mile fitness walk along Auditorium Shores in Austin to highlight the state's successful Texercise program. Texercise is a statewide educational campaign from the Texas Department on Aging (TDoA) that promotes the benefits of regular physical activity coupled with proper nutrition.
  • Thursday, October 16, 2003 • Press Release
    Gov. Perry Signs HB 2 To Unlock Funding For Texas Trauma Care Centers
    AUSTIN - Gov. Rick Perry announced today he has signed House Bill 2, unlocking an anticipated $1 billion for the state's trauma care centers over the next five years.
  • Wednesday, October 15, 2003 • Press Release
    Gov. Perry Announces $3.6 Million in FQHC Incubator Grants
    AUSTIN - Gov. Rick Perry today announced more than $3.6 million in state incubator grants to assist communities in expanding health care services to low-income and uninsured Texans.
  • Monday, October 06, 2003 • Speech
    CEO Presentation
    Let me say a word of thanks to a friend of many years…a mentor to me in Texas politics…and that is Senator Phil Gramm. Thank you for hosting this reception senator.