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Texas Department of State Health Services

The Department of State Health Services (DSHS) is currently a department under the Texas Health and Human Services Commission. Their website is: http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/

From the About Us page, the agency is self-described as follows:


A Healthy Texas


To improve health and well-being in Texas

DSHS Strategic and Operational Goals

Goal 1:  Prevent and Prepare for Health Threats Goal 2:  Build Capacity for Improving Community Health Goal 3:  Promote Recovery for Persons with Infectious Disease and Mental Illness Goal 4:  Protect Consumers Goal 5:  Develop and Expand Integrated Services Goal 6:  Streamline Administrative Systems Goal 7:  Maintain and Enhance DSHS Assets Goal 8:  Nurture a Unified Workplace Culture Goal 9:  Expand the Effective Use of Health Information Goal 10:  Build and Sustain Effective Partnerships

The organization is currently structured as follows, with Kirk Cole serving as Interim Commissioner:dshsorgchart