THMP – Moving Forward Together
Message to the Community- Moving Forward Together draft plan
Thank you again for being part of the DSHS Moving Forward Together Plan to ensure engagement and collaboration with stakeholders. The continued support and input from our partners have been invaluable to the Texas HIV Medication Program staff working to prepare and publish this important action plan.
This living document will evolve over time as we continue to receive input and work towards a comprehensive document. Please send feedback and suggestions to DSHS at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deadline Extended for Public Feedback on the THMP Moving Forward Together Plan
The deadline to submit feedback on the THMP Moving Forward Together Plan is extended from August 11, 2021 to September 1, 2021. The new deadline will give MFT partners more time to meet with the community to gather feedback to finalize the plan. Send feedback to email@example.com.
The Moving Forward Together partnership was established in March 2021 to give community stakeholders an opportunity to learn about the financial challenges facing the Texas HIV Medication Program (THMP) and provide input to DSHS on how best to address these challenges.
It is critical that stakeholders understand the THMP funding deficit and the reasons for the cost containment measures that DSHS implemented. It is equally important that stakeholders have an opportunity to ask questions and propose other strategies for THMP long-term sustainability.
For these reasons, about 370 stakeholders were invited to a virtual town hall meeting hosted by DSHS on March 24, 2021. Participants included people living with HIV, HIV advocates, Ryan White providers, community pharmacies, ADAP enrollment workers (AEWs) and regional liaisons, medical providers, Administrative Agencies, and pharmaceutical representatives.
About 275 partners and stakeholders came together to ask questions and provide input on how DSHS could best optimize THMP considering the funding deficit. Town hall speakers presented a framework to set the stage and launch the conversation about HIV in Texas, the role of DSHS and the need for THMP cost containment measures.
This webpage was created as a by-product of the March 24 meeting to provide information on Moving Forward Together activities, reports, meetings, and frequently asked questions. We encourage all THMP stakeholders to visit this page frequently, sign up to receive email updates, and continue providing input to us.
Status Update on Response to THMP Town Hall Questions
DSHS staff are hard at work finalizing the new THMP Plan, “Moving Forward Together,” and preparing responses to about 30 pages of town hall attendee questions. The first three batches of FAQs are now available. Your feedback has been invaluable to DSHS as we move toward finding the best solutions to resolve the THMP budget shortfall. Thank you for your patience and understanding while we work to respond to and involve our most important asset – our stakeholders.
MOVING FORWARD TOGETHER RESOURCES
- Sign up for the Moving Forward Together Email Distribution List
- Moving Forward Together Frequently Asked Questions
LOOKING FOR HIV MEDICATION ASSISTANCE OR OTHER RESOURCES?
- Texas HIV Medication Program (THMP)
- Applications for Medication Assistance
- Learn more about the Medication Advisory Committee
- Frequently Asked Questions about the THMP
- Information on THMP Pharmacy Partners
- Find HIV Treatment and Other Services
- Contact THMP
THMP Moving Forward Together Resources
September 29 Texas HIV Medication Program Partnership Meeting
DSHS hosted a virtual Moving Forward Together Partnership Meeting on Wednesday, September 29, 2021. Thank you to everyone who took part!
June 30 Texas HIV Medication Program Partnership Meeting
DSHS held a virtual Partnership Meeting to continue discussions regarding the Texas HIV Medication Program Moving Forward Together Plan.
View the slide presentation.
- THMP Partnership Meeting - September 29, 2021
- THMP Listening Session - May 26, 2021
- THMP Town Hall - March 24, 2021
- THMP Town Hall - Clinical Mitigation Strategies Breakout - March 24, 2021
- DSHS Pharmacy Virtual Tour