The Health and Human Services system will conduct a public hearing at 1:30 p.m. April 30 to discuss its strategic plans for 2019-2023. The meeting will be at the Brown-Heatly Building, 4900 N. Lamar in Austin.

The strategic plans for HHSC and DSHS serve as guides, articulating milestones and allowing officials and the public to assess the system's goals and progress.

HHSC and DSHS have been working on their strategic plans for more than a year, and the HHS system will develop and publish a Coordinated Strategic Plan.

"The plan reflects the Legislature's will for the Health and Human Services system in Texas," HHS Executive Commissioner Charles Smith said. "This is a guidepost for us to set and track our goals and for the public to monitor our progress."

The plans will be based on HHS's strategic priorities:

  • Improving health outcomes and well-being
  • Supporting independence for people and families
  • Driving efficiency and accountability

Click here for link to the full list of elements of the strategic plan (PDF).

The public hearing is a chance for stakeholders to have their say and for agency leadership to make sure they are incorporating input from the people most affected by HHS services.

"Public input is an essential part of our planning process and we look forward to hearing from our stakeholders," said Jordan Dixon, deputy executive commissioner for the Office of Transformation and Innovation.

In addition to being at the hearing, you can submit comments by phone, mail, fax or email.