Reports and Presentations
January 18, 2023
The Texas Health and Safety Code, Chapter 260 governing boarding home facilities Section 260.003, requires the executive commissioner of the Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) to develop and publish model standards for the operations of a boarding home facility, and it specifies that these standards must address elements such as construction, fire safety, sanitary conditions, reporting and investigation of injuries and incidents, staff education, and assessment of residents.
January 10, 2023
This report documents the results of the annual statewide assessment of the language acquisition of deaf and hard of hearing students from birth through age 8.
December 27, 2022
This report presents findings from a large-scale study on the impacts of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) on vulnerable populations in Texas during the first year of the pandemic.
December 16, 2022
This third biennial submission of the Pediatric Tele-Connectivity Resource Program for Rural Texas (Pedi Tele-Conn Program) report includes updated and new information (since the December 2020 report) on grants awarded to nonurban healthcare facilities to implement telemedicine services that connect these facilities to pediatric specialists and pediatric subspecialists who provide telemedicine services. The report discusses the outcome of 2020-21 biennium grants program projects, responses to the 2022-23 biennium grants program request for applications (RFA), and program implementation challenges and lessons learned.
December 14, 2022
The Report on Suicide and Suicide Prevention in Texas was prepared by the Statewide Behavioral Health Coordinating Council (SBHCC) and is submitted in compliance with the 2022-23 General Appropriations Act, S.B. 1, 87th Legislature, Regular Session, 2021 (Article IX, HHSC, Section 10.04 (f)).
November 30, 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
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 10, 2022
This report summarizes the transition of directed payment programs from the Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment (DSRIP) program. It also lists five recommendations for financial stability throughout the DSRIP transition.
November 3, 2022
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.
November 2, 2022
This report is issued to inform the public of the work of the State Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program on behalf of residents of nursing facilities and assisted living facilities. The report includes information and findings relating to the problems and concerns of residents and recommendations to solve the problems, resolve the concerns, and improve the quality of the residents’ care and lives.