July 22, 2021 - 1:00pm

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Microsoft Office Teams Live Event

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

Please note that this governmental meeting is, in the opinion of counsel representing the Health and Human Services system, an open meeting subject to Chapter 551, Texas Government Code, and the Health and Human Services system is providing notice of this meeting as required by Chapter 551.

  1. Welcome
  2. Introduction of New Texas Diabetes Council Member
  3. Roll Call
  4. Consideration of April 22, 2021, Meeting Minutes
  5. Nominations and Voting of Texas Diabetes Council Vice Chair
  6. Diabetes and Eye Health
  7. Diabetes Education Awareness
  8. Health Equity Nebraska Conference Recap
  9. State Plan for Diabetes and Obesity Treatment
  10. Updates from State Agency Representatives
  11. Updates from Texas Diabetes Council Workgroups
  12. Announcements
  13. Public Comment
  14. Date and Topics for Next Meeting
  15. Adjourn

The Council may take action on any agenda item.

Public Comment: The Health and Human Services system welcomes public comments pertaining to topics related to the Texas Diabetes Council. Members of the public who would like to provide public comment are asked to complete a Public Comment form here.

Members of the public who would like to provide written public comment to the Department of State Health Services may email diabetes@dshs.texas.gov no later than 5:00 p.m. on July 20, 2021. Please include your name and the organization you are representing, or that you are speaking as a private citizen. Staff will not read written comments aloud during the meeting, but comments will be forwarded to State staff and Council members for their consideration. Comments should not include confidential information or protected health information.

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 must be completed no later than 5:00 p.m. on July 20, 2021. Members of the public may also use the Microsoft Teams Live Event Q&A section during the meeting to submit a request to provide public comment. The request must contain your name and either the organization you are representing or that you are speaking as a private citizen as well as your direct phone number. Do not include confidential information or protected health information in comments.

Public comment is limited to three minutes. Each speaker must state their name and either the organization they are representing or that they are speaking as a private citizen. Public members who are using handouts are asked to provide an electronic copy in accessible PDF format. Handouts are limited to two pages (paper size: 8.5” by 11”, one side only). Handouts must be emailed to diabetes@dshs.texas.gov immediately after registering and include the name of the person who will be commenting. Do not include confidential information or protected health information in handouts. Staff will not read handouts aloud during the meeting, but handouts will be provided to Council members and State staff. It is not permissible for public speakers to interject or ask questions to Council members during the rest of the meeting.

Contact: Questions regarding agenda items, content, or meeting arrangements should be directed to Ashley Doyle at diabetes@dshs.texas.gov or leave a message at (512) 776-2883. Due to COVID-19, staff are working remotely and will return your call within one business day.

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 Ashley Doyle at diabetes@dshs.texas.gov or (512) 776-2883 at least 72 hours prior to the meeting so that appropriate arrangements may be made.