We envision a learned Community that practices healthy lifestyles, where the entire community has access to a managed health care system that emphasizes prevention, health promotion, and a safe environment. The community will be assured of high quality care and services because of the leadership role played by well-educated and experienced public health professionals. The Department of State Health Services provides strategic planning, policy development, allocation of health resources, problem resolution, linkages created with the public/private sector and quality assurance monitoring.
The Bureau of Health Care Delivery provides an array of health services to women, children, and families in Texas. Efforts of concentration are on the low-income population.
Public Health Region 11 has 4 regional health clinics where comprehensive services are provided by registered nurses, licensed vocational nurses, community service aides and clerks. The services are provided through a coordinated effort with local health departments, community health centers, and other contractors in the Region which provide health services.
Community Public Health Services:
Services provided in the Regional Clinics include:
- Quality Assurance
- Prenatal Care
- Family Planning
- Newborn Screening
- Texas Health Steps
- Vision and Hearing
- Case Management
- TB Screening and Treatment
- STD/HIV Screening and Treatment
DSHS Family Health Services – http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/mch/default.shtm
DSHS Quality Assurance Monitoring Division – http://www.tdh.state.tx.us/qamonitoring/default.htm
Mauro Ruiz, Program Manager