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Advisory Committees and Councils

Committee Name Description Contact Website
Advisory Committees and Councils
Healthcare Safety Advisory Committee
Makes recommendations to guide implementation, development, maintenance, and evaluation of HAI and PAE reporting system.

Shawn Tupy

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.

Rachel Sanor
Interagency Obesity Council Monitors and evaluates obesity prevention efforts in the state for both children and adults. Brett Spencer
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.

Julie Stagg
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 motor vehicle; or an applicant or 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. 

Colin Crocker
512-834-6700 ext. 2706                
Newborn Screening Advisory Committee Advises DSHS regarding strategic planning, policy, rules, and services related to newborn screening.

Beth Rider
Preparedness Coordinating Council Advises DSHS on activities regarding preparedness, training, planning, communications, and emergency response to public health and medical emergencies.

Bruce Clements

Promotor(a) Community Health Worker Training & Certification Advisory Committee

Advises DSHS on rules concerning training and regulation of promotores/community health workers.

Rachel Jew
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.

Glenna Laughlin
Residency Advisory Committee
Assists the preventive medicine residency program director with developing educational experiences for residents.
Amanda Cernovich
Sickle Cell Advisory Committee

Reviews and suggests methods of raising public awareness of sickle cell disease and sickle cell trait and recommends strategies to raise public awareness.

David R. Martinez
State Child Fatality Review Committee

Develops an understanding of the causes and incidences of child death. Identifies procedures to reduce the number of preventable child death and makes recommendations to the Governor and legislature for changes in law, policy, and practice.

Amy Bailey
State Preventive Health Advisory Committee Works with DSHS in development and implementation of state plan for the Preventive Health and Health Services Block Grant. Amy Pearson
Stock Epinephrine Advisory Committee
Examines and reviews the administration of epinephrine auto-injectors to a person experiencing an anaphylactic reaction on a campus of a school district or an open-enrollment charter school.
Anita Wheeler

Texas Medical Disclosure Panel Determines which risks and hazards related to medical care and surgical procedures must be disclosed by health providers or physicians to their patients.

Pamela Adams
512-834-6648, ext. 2607

Texas School Health Advisory Committee Provides assistance to DSHS and the Executive Council in supporting and delivering coordinated school health programs.
Anita Wheeler
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.

Elaine Quinn McHard
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.

Heidi Bojes
Youth Camp Advisory Committee Provides advice on the development of standards, procedures, and rules to implement the Youth Camp Act. Michael Minoia
512-834-6788, ext. 2305

Governor-Appointed Councils, Committees, and Task Forces

Council Name Description Contact Website
Governor-Appointed Councils, Committees, and Task Forces
Governor's EMS & Trauma Advisory Council

Provides professional advice to the EMS regulatory and EMS/Trauma systems programs. Serves as a forum for stakeholder input. Reviews and recommends changes to rules, assesses the need for EMS in the rural areas of the state, and develops a strategic plan for refining the educational requirements for certification and maintaining certification as EMS personnel.

Colin Crocker
512-834-6700 ext. 2706
Texas Council on Alzheimer's Disease & Related Disorders

Advises and recommends needed actions for the benefit of persons with Alzheimer's disease and related disorder and their caregivers; disseminates information on services and related activities; coordinates services and activities of state agencies, associations and other service providers; and encourages statewide coordinated research.

Lynda Taylor
Texas Council on Cardiovascular Disease & Stroke

Develops a plan to reduce the morbidity, mortality, economic burden of cardiovascular disease and stroke in Texas. Conducts health education, public awareness, and community outreach. Coordinates activities among agencies to improve access to treatment. Develops a database of recommendations for treatment and care. Collects and analyzes information related to cardiovascular disease and stroke.

Nancy Eichner
Texas Diabetes Council

Addresses issues affecting people with diabetes. Advises the Legislature on legislation that is needed to develop and maintain a statewide system of quality education services for all people with diabetes and health care professionals who offer diabetes treatment and education.

Carol Filer
512-776- 6407
Texas Radiation  Advisory Board

Provides technical guidance and advice on radiation programs to DSHS, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, Railroad Commission of Texas, and Texas Board of Medical Examiners.

Chuck Flynn
512-834-6770 ext. 2821
Statewide Health Coordinating Council

Ensures that health care services and facilities are available to all citizens in an orderly and economical manner. Based on these planning activities, makes recommendations to the Governor and Legislature through the Texas State Health Plan.

Matt Turner

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Last updated September 5, 2017