Notice of Stakeholder Meeting for 2020-2021 Biennium Legislative Appropriations Request

Texas Department of State Health Services
2020-2021 Biennium Legislative Appropriations Request

Monday, June 11, 2018, 2:00 p.m. CDT
1100 W. 49th Street, Public Hearing Room M-100, Austin, TX
Various locations across the state by videoconference; see list below

The Department of State Health Services (DSHS) will conduct a stakeholder meeting to receive input on public health program funding for the 2020-2021 biennium Legislative Appropriations Request.  Stakeholder input is a critical element of this process.

Videoconference Sites: 
Arlington: 1301 South Bowen Road, Suite 200, Room 2208
Corpus Christi: 5155 Flynn Parkway, Large Conference Room
El Paso: 401 East Franklin, Suite 210, 2nd Floor Conference Room (1:00 p.m. MDT)
Harlingen: 601 West Sesame Drive, Rock Port Room
Houston: 5425 Polk Street, Room 4E
Lubbock: 6302 Iola Avenue, Room 201
Midland: 2301 North Big Spring Street, Conference Room
San Antonio: 6711 South New Braunfels Avenue, Goldsmith Building Conference Room
Temple: 2408 South 37th Street, Large Conference Room
Tyler: 2521 West Front Street, Room 114

DSHS will accept public testimony at each location, including videoconference sites.  In order to provide time to all persons wishing to speak, DSHS will observe a three-minute time limit per speaker. 

DSHS is seeking input on funding public health programs for preventing, detecting and responding to infectious diseases; promoting healthy lifestyles through disease and injury prevention; reducing health risks and threats through consumer protection; developing evidence-based public health interventions through data analysis and science; and providing medical response during disasters and emergencies.

Persons with disabilities who plan to attend one of the meetings and require auxiliary aids or services are asked to contact Anne Mosher at 512-776-2780, 72 hours prior to the meeting so that appropriate arrangements may be made.

Written Comments.  You may submit written comments in lieu of, or in addition to, oral testimony until 5:00 p.m. on June 22, 2018.

Please include the following in your comments:

  • Your name or the name of your organization and a contact person.
  • A clear, concise description of the recommendation.
  • What need would be addressed by this recommendation and the expected impact or benefit to the state or the people we serve.

Send written comments by U.S. mail, overnight mail, special delivery mail, hand delivery, fax, or e-mail to the appropriate address listed below:

U.S. Mail:  DSHS, Attention: Carolyn Bivens, Mail Code 1911, P.O. Box 149347, Austin, TX 78714-9347
Overnight mail, special delivery mail, or hand delivery:  DSHS, Attention: Carolyn Bivens, Mail Code 1911, 1100 W. 49th St., Austin, TX 78756
Phone number for package delivery: 512-776-2370
Fax: Attention: Carolyn Bivens at 512-776-7671

For additional information, contact Carolyn Bivens, P.O. Box 149347, Mail Code 1911, Austin, Texas 78714-9347, 512-776-2370,

Last updated May 15, 2018