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: Vision A Healthy Texas Mission To improve health and well-being in Texas DSHS Strategic and Operational Goals Goal 1: Prevent and… Continue reading Texas Department of State Health Services
DEADLINE TODAY!! Tell Sunset that YOUTH & FAMILIES MATTER!! Earlier this week I posted about the Texas Sunset Advisory Commission staff report on HHSC, and specifically Issue 13. The recommendations of Issue 13 include dissolving state advisory boards that are critical to families in Texas having a voice in the legislative process. It took years of… Continue reading Call to Action: Please submit your comments to the Sunset Commission by 5:00 PM CST today!! Tell them you OPPOSE ISSUE 13!!
https://www.sunset.texas.gov/ The Texas Sunset Advisory Commission began in 1977 as a process to streamline state government. The operative number for Sunset is 12: 12 members Reviews each state agency every 12 years The members of Sunset change with each session. Of course, they can’t review every agency each session, so there is a scheduled rotation… Continue reading The Texas Sunset Advisory Commission
There are so many things I want to say, and feel like I need to share, with the world. If I can make a policymaker see how critical the issues facing children struggling to achieve mental wellness in Texas are, or teach a parent or family member something about the system they are trying to… Continue reading Why I Started a Blog about Family Advocacy for Children’s Mental Wellness in Texas, and Why I Won’t Burn Out Anytime Soon