September 1, 2020 - 1:00pm

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Hearing Site:
Microsoft Office Teams Live

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this hearing will be conducted online using Microsoft Teams only. Join the hearing meeting here.

There is not a physical location for this meeting.

Attendees who would like to provide public comment should see the Public Comment section below.

  1. Welcome
  2. Overview of Health and Human Services System Strategic Planning Elements
  3. Public comment
  4. Adjournment

The Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) and the Department of State Health Services (DSHS) will conduct a public hearing to receive stakeholder input on the Health and Human Services (HHS) Draft Strategic Planning Elements for 2021–2025. The HHS Coordinated Strategic Plan covers both health and human services agencies. Please go here to see the HHS System Draft Strategic Planning Elements for 2021–2025.

Public Comment. HHSC and DSHS welcome public comments pertaining to HHS Strategic Planning. Members of the public who would like to provide comment are encouraged to participate by providing written public comment to HHSC by emailing no later than 5:00 p.m. Central Daylight Time on September 1, 2020. Please include your name and either the organization you are representing or a statement that you are writing as a private citizen.

If you would like to register to provide oral comments at the hearing, please go to and fill out the online form, marking the correct box on the Public Comment item. Instructions for providing oral comment will be emailed to you. Registration should be completed no later than 5:00 p.m. Central Daylight Time August 28, 2020. Members of the public may also use the Microsoft Teams Live Event Q&A section to submit a request to provide public comment. The request must contain your name, either the name of the organization you are representing or a statement that you are speaking as a private citizen, and your direct phone number.

Public comment is limited to three minutes. Speakers must state their name and any affiliation or that they are speaking on their own behalf. Speakers who are using handouts are asked to provide an electronic copy in accessible pdf format that will be distributed to the appropriate State staff. Handouts must be emailed to HHSC immediately after registering and include the name of the person who will be commenting.

Contact. Questions regarding agenda items, content, or hearing arrangements should be directed to Laura Lucinda in the Office of Transformation and Innovation, HHSC, 512-487-3334 or

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

Persons with disabilities who wish to attend the hearing and require assistive aids or services should contact Lucinda at 512-487-3334 or at least 72 hours before the hearing so appropriate arrangements can be made.