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From: DSHS SHCC <SHCC@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: May 26, 2015 at 9:00:41 AM CDT
Subject: Stakeholder Engagement - 2017-2022 Texas State Health Plan
Stakeholders of the Department of Aging and Disability Services,
Under Chapter 104 of the Health and Safety Code, the Statewide Health
Coordinating Council (SHCC) works 'to ensure that health care services and
facilities are available to all citizens in an orderly and economical
manner'. As part of its efforts in doing so, the SHCC directs the development
of and approves for the delivery of the Texas State Health Plan to the
Governor. This plan is written every six years and revised every two years in
between. The 2017-2022 Texas State Health Plan is due to the Governor no
later than November 1, 2016.
In developing the 2017-2022 Texas State Health Plan, the SHCC is seeking the
input of the Texas health care community - patients and their families,
health care providers and their employers, educational institutions, advocacy
groups, and many others - in two major ways.
1. The SHCC's stakeholder engagement survey - This brief survey of
open-ended questions allows respondents to share their diverse viewpoints on
three main topics: the educational system for health care providers, Texans'
access to care, and the mental health system in Texas. Additionally, the SHCC
is interested in hearing what other topics its stakeholders would like to see
addressed in the 2017-2022 Texas State Health Plan. To participate, please
respond to the SHCC's stakeholder engagement survey. If you have trouble
accessing the survey, please contact SHCC@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx or 512-776-6541.
2. The 10/22/2015 SHCC Meeting - The SHCC will be publicly accepting
comment on the development of and discussing plans for the 2017-2022 Texas
State Health Plan at its council meeting on October 22, 2015 in Austin, TX.
The meeting agenda, including specific location information, will be posted
on the SHCC's 2015 meeting page roughly two weeks prior to the meeting date.
Any questions or comments can be directed to SHCC@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx or
Thank you for your participation,
Matt Turner, PhD, MPH
Agtency Coordinator for the Statewide Health Coordinating Council
Dept. of State Health Services
Office: (512) 776-6541
Fax: (512) 776 -7344