October 30, 2020 - 10:00am

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Meeting Site: Microsoft Office Teams Live

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this meeting will be conducted online using Microsoft Teams only. Join the 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 and introductions - John Chacón, HHSC, Advisory Committee Coordination Office
  2. Approval of minutes (July 31, 2020*)- John Chacón, HHSC, Advisory Committee Coordination Office
  3. Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention Section Update - Brett Spencer, Manager, Community Health and Wellness Branch
  4. Election of Presiding and Assistant Presiding Officers - John Chacón, HHSC, Advisory Committee Coordination Office
  5. Texas Heat Stroke - Johnny Humphreys, Texas Heat Stroke, Task Force Chair
  6. Texas Department of Transportation-Laredo District - Blanca Trevino-Castro, TxDOT, Traffic Safety Specialist
  7. Advisory Committee Sub-Committee Updates - Sub-Committee Leads
  8. Funding/Employment Opportunities for Texas CHWs (potential lists) - Kim Bush, University of Texas Health Science Center-Tyler
  9. Committee Member Sharing - John Chacón, HHSC, Advisory Committee Coordination Office
  10. Public Comment - John Chacón, HHSC, Advisory Committee Coordination Office
  11. Agenda items for next meeting - John Chacón, HHSC, Advisory Committee Coordination Office
  12. Adjourn - John Chacón, HHSC, Advisory Committee Coordination Office

*Action Item
Public Comment: DSHS welcomes public comments pertaining to topics related to PROMOTOR(A) OR COMMUNITY HEALTH WORKER (CHW) TRAINING AND CERTIFICATION. Members of the public who would like to provide public comment are asked to complete a Public Comment Form here.

Members of the public are encouraged to participate in this process by providing written public comment to DSHS by emailing Frank Luera at Frank.Luera@dshs.texas.gov no later than 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 28, 2020. Please include your name and either the organization you are representing or that you are speaking as a private citizen. Written comments are limited to three minutes and will be read during the meeting for consideration by the Committee.

If you would like to register to provide oral comments, please mark the correct box on the Public Comment form.  Instructions for providing oral comment will be emailed to you.  Registration should be completed no later than 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 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 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, affiliation, or if they are speaking on their own behalf.  Public members who are using handouts are asked to provide an electronic copy in accessible pdf format that will be distributed by HHS staff to Council members, State staff, and the public. Handouts are limited to two pages (paper size: 8.5” by 11”, one side only) of documentation. Handouts must be emailed to Frank Luera at Frank.Luera@dshs.texas.gov (DSHS) immediately after registering and include the name of the person who will be commenting.

Contact:  Questions regarding agenda items, content, or meeting arrangements should be directed to Frank Luera at Frank.Luera@dshs.texas.gov.

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

Persons who want to attend the meeting and require assistive technology or services should contact Frank Luera, Promotor(a)/CHW Training and Certification Program, Department of State Health Services, at Frank.Luera@dshs.texas.gov or (512) 776- 2777, at least 72 hours before the meeting so appropriate arrangements can be made.