The Weekly Insight: September 18

18th Sep 2018

Texas Insight’s Recent Reports

  • HHSC Legislative Appropriations Request: “HHSC’s 2020-21 funding request is the culmination of months of evaluation on how we can do more with less. We viewed each request through the prism of two questions: Is this good for Texas? Is this good for our clients? These tough decisions led us to request funding for a range of programs and to group these requests thematically. We also solicited and considered stakeholder feedback when determining which exceptional funding requests to include in our 2020-21 Legislative Appropriation Request. This feedback is summarized and included in the HHS System’s Consolidated Budget, to be published in October 2018. The sections of this administrator statement that follow highlight some of the agency’s greatest needs for the upcoming 2020-21 biennium.”
  • LBB and GOBP Joint Budget Hearing: DSHS: DSHS Mission is to improve the health, safety, and well-being of Texans through good stewardship of public resources, and a focus on core public health functions. DSHS Vision is “A Healthy Texas.” DSHS Goals: 1) Improve health outcomes through public and population health strategies, including prevention and intervention. 2) Optimize public health response to disasters, disease threats, and outbreaks. 3) Improve and optimize business functions and processes to support delivery of public health services in communities. 4) Enhance operational structures to support public health functions of the state. 5) Improve recognition and support for a highly skilled and dedicated workforce. 6) Foster effective partnership and collaboration to achieve public health goals. 7) Promote the use of science and data to drive decision-making and best practices.

Looking Ahead

  • September 18, 2018: Perinatal Advisory Council
  • September 19, 2018: LBB – Health and Human Services Commission
  • September 19, 2018: LBB – Health and Human Services Commission – Office of Inspector General

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