Reports and Presentations

Note: These files are in PDF format unless otherwise noted.

December 1, 2022

Report of the Ombudsman for Children and Youth Foster Care

The report presents the work of the Ombudsman for Children and Youth in Foster Care for FY2022.

November 30, 2022

Promoting Independence Plan 2022

The Promoting Independence Plan is Texas' comprehensive response to the Supreme Court's 1999 Olmstead decision, but also outlines a vision and guiding principle for the Health and Human Services Commission to provide a system of holistic services and supports that foster independence and self-determination for people with disabilities so that they may be able to live fully integrated into their chosen communities. The goals of the 2022 PIP reflect several key areas essential to achieving this vision.

November 21, 2022

Community Resource Coordination Groups of Texas Report

The report provides information about the experiences of CRCGs in their efforts to provide a coordinated approach to service delivery for children, youth, adults, and families with multi-agency needs. This report also includes recommendations for policy and statutory changes at agencies that are involved in the provision of systems of care services and recommendations for the statewide expansion of sites participating in the Texas System of Care.

November 14, 2022

Texas Brain Injury Advisory Council Report, FY 2022

Report provides legislative and non-legislative recommendations of the Texas Brain Injury Advisory Council. This report was prepared by members of the Texas Brain Injury Advisory Council. The opinions and recommendations expressed in this report are the members' own and do not reflect the views of the Texas Health and Human Services Commission Executive Council or the Texas Health and Human Services Commission.

November 3, 2022

Texas Statewide Behavioral Health Strategic Plan 2022-2026

The Statewide Behavioral Health Coordinating Council has developed a new five-year behavioral health
strategic plan for fiscal years 2022 - 2026. This plan also includes a statewide, strategic approach to prevent and reduce justice involvement for those with behavioral health needs.

October 13, 2022

Consolidated Reporting of Opioid Use Disorder Related Expenditures for FY 2021

Rider 52 requires HHSC to submit a report that provides information about actual annual expenditures from the previous fiscal year for all opioid-related programs at HHSC, DFPS and DSHS.

October 10, 2022

Report on Next Steps - A Study on State Hospital Step-Down Services - Rider 57

Report on the efficacy and efficiency of step-down services in diverting people from the state mental health hospital inpatient system into the community.

Report on the 9-8-8 Implementation Study

The Rider 58 Report provides information about the adequacy and efficacy of existing National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (NSPL) infrastructure in Texas to determine state preparedness to comply with federal National Suicide Hotline Designation Act of 2020.

September 29, 2022

Texas Palliative Care Interdisciplinary Advisory Council Recommendations to the 88th Texas Legislature

This biennial report was created by the council members of the Palliative Care Interdisciplinary Advisory Council and includes recommendations to the 88th Texas Legislature on various policy issues.

July 28, 2022

State Supported Living Center Long Range Planning Report

Biennially, the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) presents a report to the public about the provision of services at state supported living centers (SSLCs). Through this report, HHSC fulfills the mandate to develop a long-range plan containing information and recommendations regarding the most efficient long-term use and management of these facilities, operated by HHSC, as required in the Texas Health and Safety Code (HSC), Title 7, Section 533a.032(c), Long Range Planning.