January 29, 2021 - 9:00am

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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this meeting will be conducted online using Microsoft Teams only. Join the meeting here

Closed captioning for this meeting is available. Viewers are asked to highlight the closed captioning symbol "cc" on the bottom of their viewing screen to enable this function.

There is not a physical location for this meeting.

Attendees who would like to provide public comment should see the Public Comment section below.

  1. Welcome, opening remarks, and introductions
  2. Approval of minutes for October 28, 2020 meeting (vote required)
  3. HHSC update on the legislative session and behavioral health forecast
  4. Update on development of Behavioral Health and Substance Use Services Strategic Plans
  5. Presentation: HHSC opioid initiatives
  6. Presentation: Department of State Health Services hospital emergency department data collection
  7. Updates on SBHCC and HHSC reports
    1. Housing Choice Plan
    2. Strong Families, Supportive Communities: Moving our Behavioral Health Workforce Forward
  8. Member discussion: Working together on policy changes and service implementation
  9. Roundtable: Member updates
  10. Public comment
  11. Review of action and agenda items for next meeting, closing remarks, and adjourn

Public Comment:
HHSC welcomes public comments pertaining to topics related to behavioral health. Members of the public who would like to provide public comment are asked to complete a Public Comment Form here.  Members of the public are encouraged to participate in this process by providing written public comment to HHSC by emailing MentalHealth_SBHCC@hhsc.state.tx.us no later than 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 27, 2021. Please include your name and the organization you are representing, or if you are speaking as a private citizen. Written comments are limited to three minutes and will be read during the meeting for consideration by the SBHCC.

If you would like to register to provide oral comments, please mark the correct box on the Public Comment form. Instructions for providing oral comment will be emailed to you. Registration should be completed no later than 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 27, 2021. Members of the public may also use the Microsoft Teams Live Event Q&A section to submit a request to provide public comment. The request must contain your name, the organization you are representing or if you are speaking as a private citizen, and your direct phone number.

Public comment is limited to three minutes. Speakers must state their name and on whose behalf are speaking. Public members who are using handouts are asked to provide an electronic copy in accessible pdf format that will be distributed by HHS staff to SBHCC members, State staff, and the public. Handouts are limited to two pages (paper size: 8.5” by 11”, one side only) of documentation. Handouts must be emailed to HHSC immediately after registering and include the name of the person who will be commenting.

Questions regarding agenda items, content, or meeting arrangements should be directed to Erica Haller-Stevenson, SBHCC Liaison, Office of Mental Health Coordination, 512-517-6147, or MentalHealth_SBHCC@hhsc.state.tx.us .

This meeting is open to the public. No reservations are required, and there is no cost to attend this meeting.

Persons who want to attend the meeting and require assistive technology or services should contact Erica Haller-Stevenson at 512-517-6147 or MentalHealth_SBHCC@hhsc.state.tx.us at least 72 hours before the meeting so appropriate arrangements can be made.