May 17, 2019 - 10:00am

Health and Human Services Commission
701 West 51st Street, Winters Building, Conference Room Winters Public Hearing Room 125 C, E, W
Austin, TX 78751

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Please check in with Security - someone will escort you to the Conference Room.

Members of the public may attend the meeting in person at the address above or access a live stream of the meeting at:
https://hhs.texas.gov/about-hhs/communications-events/live-archived-meetings. Select the tab for Winters Live.

  1. Welcome and introductions - Merida Escobar, Presiding Officer

  2. Approval of minutes (January 31, 2019)* - Anthony Gonzales, HHSC, Advisory Committee Coordination Office

  3. Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention Section Update - Brett Spencer, Manager, Community Health and Wellness Branch

  4. Legal Overview - Mack Harrison, Assistant General Counsel, HHSC/DSHS Office of General Counsel

  5. Advisory Committee Sub-Committee Updates - Sub-Committee Leads

  6. CHW Rules Update - Adriana Flores, DSHS Promotor(a)/CHW Training and Certification Program

  7. Review and recommend to DSHS applications for certification of training institutions:
    Alzheimer's Association Houston & Southeast Texas* - Merida Escobar, Presiding Officer

  8. CHW Advisory Committee Subcommitte Chairs - Merida Escobar, Presiding Officer

  9. CHWs in Managed Care Organizations (MCOs): Superior Health Plan - Sonia Boyd and Andrea Cruce, DSHS-certified CHW, Superior Health Plan

  10. Program Update - Monica Maldonado, DSHS Promotor(a)/CHW Training and Certification Program Beatrice Smith, DSHS Promotor(a)/CHW Training and Certification Program

  11. Committee Member Sharing - Merida Escobar, Presiding Officer

  12. Public Comment - Anthony Gonzales, HHSC, Advisory Committee Coordination Office

  13. Agenda items for next meeting - Merida Escobar, Presiding Officer

  14. Adjourn - Merida Escobar, Presiding Officer

* Possible Action Item

This meeting is open to the public. No reservations are required, and there is no cost to attend this meeting.

Program contact: Beatrice Smith, Department of State Health Services, 1100 West 49th Street, Austin TX 78756, 512-776-2208 or Beatrice.Smith@dshs.texas.gov.

Any person with a disability planning to attend this meeting and requiring any auxiliary aid or service is asked to contact Anne Mosher, Department of State Health Services, at 512-776-2780, or email Anne.Mosher@dshs.texas.gov at least 72 hours prior to the meeting to make appropriate arrangements.