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DSHS to Host Stakeholder Meetings on 2020-2021 Budget

On Monday, June 11, the Department of State Health Services will host an opportunity for stakeholders to comment on the upcoming legislative appropriations request (LAR). While there is no guarantee that legislators will appropriate the items included in an LAR, it is used as a guide for lawmakers and is considered to be the funding priorities of each state agency.

The department will host a meeting in Austin, as well as video conference sites around the state.

DSHS 2020-2021 Biennium Legislative Appropriations Request
Monday, June 11, 2018, 2:00 p.m. CDT
1100 W. 49th Street, Public Hearing Room M-100,
Austin, TX

Videoconference Sites: Arlington: 1301 South Bowen Road, Suite 200, Room 2208 Corpus Christi: 5155 Flynn Parkway, Large Conference Room El Paso: 401 East Franklin, Suite 210, 2nd Floor Conference Room (1:00 p.m. MDT) Harlingen: 601 West Sesame Drive, Rock Port Room Houston: 5425 Polk Street, Room 4E Lubbock: 6302 Iola Avenue, Room 201 Midland: 2301 North Big Spring Street, Conference Room San Antonio: 6711 South New Braunfels Avenue, Goldsmith Building Conference Room Temple: 2408 South 37th Street, Large Conference Room Tyler: 2521 West Front Street, Room 114

DSHS will accept public testimony at each location, including videoconference sites. In order to provide time to all persons wishing to speak, DSHS will observe a three-minute time limit per speaker.

DSHS is seeking input on funding public health programs for preventing, detecting and responding to infectious diseases; promoting healthy lifestyles through disease and injury prevention; reducing health risks and threats through consumer protection; developing evidence-based public health interventions through data analysis and science; and providing medical response during disasters and emergencies.

Persons with disabilities who plan to attend one of the meetings and require auxiliary aids or services are asked to contact Anne Mosher at 512-776-2780, 72 hours prior to the meeting so that appropriate arrangements may be made.

Written Comments
You may submit written comments in lieu of, or in addition to, oral testimony until 5:00 p.m. on June 22, 2018.

Please include the following in your comments:
Your name or the name of your organization and a contact person.
A clear, concise description of the recommendation.
What need would be addressed by this recommendation and the expected impact or benefit to the state or the people we serve.
Send written comments to: lar@dshs.texas.gov

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