State Representative Cohen Honored by Texas Academy of Family Physicians

Jul. 19, 2008 in Press Releases

State Representative Ellen Cohen received the Texas Academy of Family Physicians (TAFP) 2008 Patient Advocacy Award, Saturday, July 19, 2008.

During TAFP’s 59th Annual Session and Scientific Assembly at the Westin Galleria, Cohen was cited for her service as a member of the House Committee on Public Health, as the first House sponsor of the bill creating the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas, and for her work to maximize federal funds for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP).

TAFP is honoring Representative Cohen for her work in the Texas Legislature serving as a strong advocate of physicians in managed care and other issues facing the medical community. The Patient Advocacy Award is presented annually to an individual who demonstrates an outstanding commitment to protecting and advancing the welfare of patients in Texas.

State Representative Ellen Cohen was elected to the Texas House of Representatives in 2006 to represent District 134. District 134 includes all of Bellaire, West University, River Oaks, Rice University and the Texas Medical Center, along with parts of Meyerland and Montrose. For more information, email or call 713-627-0134.