|Council on Advising & Planning(CAP) For the Prevention & Treatment of Mental Health & Substance Use Disorders
||Reviews and makes recommendations for plans and policies provided by DSHS. Monitors, reviews, and evaluates the allocation and adequacy of mental health services. Serves as an advocate for adults and children with serious mental illness.
|Drug Demand Reduction Advisory Committee
||Provides information for the Governor, Legislature and public about issues relating to reducing drug demand. Charged with creating and coordinating implementation of a drug demand reduction strategy.
||Mimi Martinez McKay
|Dyslexia Licensing Advisory Committee
||Provides technical and professional advice to the dyslexia therapist and practitioner licensing program, including advice regarding rules and standards of conduct, and serves as a forum for stakeholder input.
512-834-6628, ext. 2772
|Health Care Associated Infections (HAI) & Preventable Adverse Events (PAE) Advisory Panel
||Makes recommendations to guide implementation, development, maintenance, and evaluation of HAI and PAE reporting system.
|HIV Medication Advisory Committee
||Advises in the development of procedures and guidelines for the Texas HIV Medication Program. Reviews program's goals and aims, evaluates ongoing efforts, and recommends short-range and long-range goals and objectives.
|Interagency Obesity Council
||Monitors and evaluates obesity prevention efforts in the state for both children and adults.
|Local Authority Network Advisory Committee
||Advises on technical and administrative issues that directly affect local mental health authority responsibilities, evaluation and coordination of initiatives, and development of flexible and responsive contracts. Reviews rules related to local mental health authority operations.
|Maternal Mortality and Morbidity Task Force
||Studies and reviews cases of pregnancy-related deaths and trends in severe maternal morbidity; determines feasibility of task force study of several maternal morbidity; makes recommendations to help reduce the incidence of pregnancy-related deaths and severe maternal morbidity in Texas.
|Medical Advisory Board
||Assists the Department of Public Safety in determining whether an applicant for a driver’s license or a license holder is capable of safely operating a vehicle, or an applicant of holder of a private security commission or a license to carry a concealed handgun is capable of exercising sound judgment with respect to the proper use and storage of a handgun.
|Newborn Screening Advisory Committee
||Advises DSHS regarding strategic planning, policy, rules, and services related to newborn screening.
|Preparedness Coordinating Council
||Advises DSHS on activities regarding preparedness, training, planning, communications, and emergency response to public health and medical emergencies.
|Promotor(a) Community Health Worker Training & Certification Advisory Committee
||Advises DSHS on rules concerning training and regulation of promotores/community health workers.
|Public Health Funding and Policy Committee
||Defines core public health services a local health entity should provide in a county or municipality; evaluates public health in the state and identifies initiatives for areas that need improvement; identifies funding sources available to local health entities; establishes public health policy priorities; and makes recommendations to DSHS annually.
|Registered Sanitarians Advisory Committee
||Provides technical and professional advice to the sanitarian registration program, including advice regarding rules and standards of conduct, and serves as a forum for stakeholder input.
512-834-6628, ext. 2772
|State Preventive Health Advisory Committee
||Works with DSHS in development and implementation of state plan for the Preventive Health and Health Services Block Grant.
|Texas School Health Advisory Committee
||Provides assistance to the DSHS Council in supporting and delivering coordinated school health programs.
|Texas State Perfusionist Advisory Committee
||Provides technical and professional advice to the perfusionist licensing program, including advice regarding rules and standards of conduct, and serves as a forum for stakeholder input.
|Tobacco Settlement Permanent Trust Account Administration Advisory Committee
||Advises DSHS on program rules and reviews results of any audit conducted or any dispute filed concerning Tobacco Settlement Proceeds.
|Toxic Substances Coordinating Committee
||Protects and promotes the health and environment of Texas through the prevention and control of adverse health and environmental effects related to toxic substances and harmful agents.
|Worksite Wellness Advisory Council
||Advises on funding and resource development for worksite wellness programs: identifying food service vendors that successfully market healthy foods; best practices for worksite wellness used by the private sector; and worksite wellness features and architecture for new state buildings.
|Youth Camp Advisory Committee
||Provides advice on the development of standards, procedures, and rules to implement the Youth Camp Act.
512-834-6788, ext. 2305