Aging Texas Well Advisory Committee (ATWAC) Agenda

August 4, 2021 - 9:00 am

United States

Meeting Site:
Microsoft Teams Live Event

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.

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  1. Welcome and opening remarks
  2. Consideration of May 5, 2021, meeting minutes
  3. Special topic: Partnering to Improve Health Outcomes for Older Adults, TMF Health Quality Institute
  4. Division updates:
    1. Presentation from Community Access, Access and Eligibility on the State Plan on Aging
    2. Office of the State Long-term Care Ombudsman
    3. Behavioral Health Services, Texas Targeted Opioid Response
    4. Office of Aging Services Coordination
  5. Committee Operations
    1. Updates from the Strategic Planning Subcommittee
    2. Updates from members on external activities as they relate to committee’s focus
    3. Chair election
  6. Public comment*
  7. Action/agenda items for next meeting, wrap-up, and adjourn

*Public Comment:The Texas Health and Human Services Commission (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 who would like to provide written public comment to HHSC may email Olivia Burns, Aging Texas Well Coordinator, at olivia.burns02@hhs.texas.gov no later than 5:00 p.m., Monday, August 2, 2021. Please include your name and either 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 Committee 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 should be completed no later than 5:00 p.m., Monday, August 2, 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, either the name of the organization you are representing or that you are speaking as a private citizen, and 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, 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 HHSC 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 Committee members and State staff. It is not permissible for public speakers to interject or ask questions to Committee members during the rest of the meeting.

Contact: Questions regarding agenda items, content, or meeting arrangements should be directed to Olivia Burns, Aging Texas Well Coordinator, at olivia.burns02@hhs.texas.gov.

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 patricia.durham@hhs.texas.gov at least 72 hours before the meeting so arrangements can be made.