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Sickle Cell Advisory Committee


Announcements 

The committee was abolished on September 1, 2018, in accordance with 25 Texas Administrative Code, Section 37.420. In an effort to continue the work of the committee, DSHS added two new member positions representing the sickle cell community on the Newborn Screening Advisory Committee. 

The 86th Legislature, through House Bill 3405, directed the Executive Commissioner of the Health and Human Services Commission to establish and maintain the Sickle Cell Task Force to study and advise the department on implementing the recommendations made in the 2018 Sickle Cell Advisory Committee Report

Purpose

The purpose of the Sickle Cell Advisory Committee was to raise public awareness of sickle cell disease and sickle cell trait. The 25 TAC §37.420 established the tasks, reporting requirements, membership requirements, membership qualifications and meeting schedules. 

History

Senate Bill (S.B.) 200 and S.B. 277, 84th Legislature, Regular Session, 2015, directed the Executive Commissioner of the Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) to establish and maintain advisory committees to address major health and human services issues and to adopt rules to govern the advisory committee’s purpose, tasks, reporting requirements, and date of abolition. The Sickle Cell Advisory Committee was comprised of seven members appointed by the HHSC Executive Commissioner and was required to meet three times per year.  

Committee Business

The Sickle Cell Advisory Committee comprised seven members appointed by the Health and Human Services Commission Executive Commissioner and was required to meet at least three times per year. The Committee was abolished on September 1, 2018, in accordance with 25 Texas Administrative Code, Section 37.420.

Meeting Schedule
 Date  Meeting Handouts
 July 27, 2018 

 Webcast -27Jul2018 

 Agenda -27Jul2018  ·  Promoting Awareness Among Healthcare Professionals 
 Healthcare Policies  ·  Updated Web Pages  ·  Final Legislative Report

 March 30, 2018 
 Webcast -30Mar2018 

 Agenda -30Mar2018  ·  Minutes -30Mar2018  ·  Proposed Bylaws  ·  Surveillance Project 
 Community Health Workers  ·  Promoting Sickle Cell Awareness  

 November 3, 2017 
 Webcast -3Nov2017 

 Agenda -03Nov2017  ·  Minutes -03Nov2017  ·  Sickle Cell in Louisiana 
 Training for CHWs  ·  Marketing Strategies  ·  THSteps Module Completions 
 Resource Booklet Example  ·  Suggested Website Revisions  ·  Sickle Cell Disease Web Page 
 Learn More Web Page  ·   Sickle Cell Trait Web Page  ·  Committee Annual Report 

 July 21, 2017* 
 Webcast -21Jul2017
 Agenda -21Jul2017  ·  Minutes -21Jul2017
 March 24, 2017  Agenda -24Mar2017  ·  Minutes -24Mar2017
 November 4, 2016  Agenda -04Nov2016  ·  Minutes -04Nov2016
 August 26, 2016
 Agenda -26Aug2016  ·  Minutes -26Aug2016

*Beginning July 2017, meetings were webcast for this advisory committee. Webcast recordings are best viewed using Google Chrome.  



Last updated September 20, 2019