|Arthritis Advisory Committee
||Advises DSHS on planning, implementation, and monitoring of statewide arthritis activities and on increasing health education, public awareness, and community outreach activities related to arthritis.
|Bleeding Disorders Advisory Council
||Conducts studies and advises DSHS, Health and Human Services Commission, and Department of Insurance on public use data, outcome data, and other information submitted to or collected by DSHS related to hemophilia or other bleeding or clotting disorders; DSHS’ disclosure and dissemination of that information; and other issues that affect the health and wellness of persons living with hemophilia or other bleeding or clotting disorders.
|Code Enforcement Officers’ Advisory Committee
||Provides technical and professional advice to the code enforcement officer registration program, including advice regarding rules and standards of conduct, and serves as a forum for stakeholder input.
|Council on Planning & Advising (CAP) For the Prevention & Treatment of Mental Health & Substance Use Disorders (formerly Mental Health Planning & Advisory Council)
||Monitor, review, evaluate and make recommendations regarding the allocation and adequacy of mental and substance use disorder prevention, treatment, recovery and resilience support services in Texas.
|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.
||Ron L. Gernsbacher
|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.
|MEDCARES Advisory Committee
||Advises DSHS and the HHSC Executive Commissioner in establishing rules and priorities for the use of grant funds to improve the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of child abuse and neglect and assists in the review of the report to the Governor.
|Medical Radiologic Technologist Advisory Committee
||Provides technical and professional advice to the medical radiologic technologist certification program, including advice regarding rules and standards of conduct, and serves as a forum for stakeholder input.
|Newborn Screening Advisory Committee
||Advises DSHS regarding strategic planning, policy, rules, and services related to newborn screening.
|Preparedness Coordinating Council
||Advises DSHS on preparedness, response, recovery, and mitigation activities pertaining to public health and medical emergency support function 8 (ESF-8).
|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.
|Respiratory Care Practitioners Advisory Committee
||Provides technical and professional advice to the respiratory care practitioner certification program, including advice regarding rules and standards of conduct, and serves as a forum for stakeholder input.
|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 Oyster Council
||Advises DSHS on criteria used to designate growing areas as open or closed areas. Advises on development of rules, standards, and procedures relating to licensing of molluscan shellfish processors.
512-834-6660, ext. 2500
|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.
||John F. Villanacci
|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
|Youth Camp Training Advisory Committee
||Advise DSHS and HHSC in the development of criteria and guidelines for the training and examination program on sexual abuse and child molestation.
512-834-6788, ext. 2305