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    Center for Health Emergency Preparedness and Response

    Mailing Address:
    P.O. Box 149347 MC 1926
    Austin, Texas 78714-9347

    Phone: 512-776-7219
    Fax: 512-776-7472


The multidisciplinary Preparedness Coordinating Council (PCC) advises and assists the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) on topics related to state and regional preparedness, response, recovery, and mitigation activities as they pertain to the Emergency Support Function (ESF)-8 (Public Health and Medical).  The PCC assists DSHS by providing strategic guidance to promote consensus and coordination of state and local efforts and improving public health and medical preparedness. 

Learn More About the Committee and Activities

  • Current Member Roster (PDF)
  • Committee Formation Statute: established under the Texas Health and Safety Code, §1001.035, which authorizes the Texas Health and Human Services Commission to appoint advisory committees, and Title 42 of the United States Code §247d-3a (b) which requires an advisory committee (or similar mechanism) to obtain input on preparedness planning. 

Preparedness Coordinating Council
Division for Regional and Local Health Operations 
Center for Health Emergency Preparedness and Response (CHEPR)
1100 West 49th Street, MC 1926, Austin, TX 78756
Sandra Nava, Staff Services Officer

Last updated October 25, 2021