Aging Texas Well Advisory Committee (ATWAC) Agenda

February 3, 2021 - 9:00 am

United States

Location:  Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this meeting will be conducted virtually using Microsoft Teams only.  There is not a physical location for this meeting.

Join the meeting here.

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

  1. Welcome and opening remarks
  2. Approve November 4, 2020, meeting minutes
  3. Special topic: Transitions and Decisions, Deborah Kaercher, M.P.H., Ph. D.
  4. Division updates:
    1. Community Access - Access and Eligibility Services
    2. Aging Services Coordination
  5. Committee Operations:
    1. Chair update: Future committee operations
    2. 21-23 biennium priorities
    3. Updates from members on their respective organizations
  6. Public comment
  7. Action/agenda items for next meeting and wrap-up

The Committee may take any action on any agenda item.

Public Comment: HHSC welcomes public comments pertaining to topics related to Aging Well. 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 Olivia Burns, Aging Texas Well Coordinator, at no later than 5:00 p.m. Monday, February 1, 2021. Please include your name and either the organization you are representing or that you are speaking as a private citizen.

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. Monday, February 1, 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, either the name of the organization you are representing or that you are speaking as a private citizen, and your direct phone number.

Public comment is limited to three minutes.  Speakers must state their name, affiliation, or if they are speaking on their own behalf.  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 Council members, State staff, and the public. Handouts are limited to two pages (paper size: 8.5” by 11”, one side only). Handouts must be emailed to HHSC immediately after registering and include the name of the person who will be commenting.

Contact:  Questions regarding agenda items, content, or meeting arrangements should be directed to Olivia Burns, Aging Texas Well Coordinator, at

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

Persons with disabilities who wish to attend the meeting and require auxiliary aids or services should contact Patti Durham, Program Support Specialist, at 512-438-2057 or at least 72 hours before the meeting so arrangements can be made.