The 24 state agencies represented on the Statewide Behavioral Health Coordinating Council (SBHCC) collaborate in many ways, including participation on advisory committees and workgroups. The information offered here is intended to improve awareness of existing collaborative efforts regarding behavioral health. Collaborations were selected for inclusion because they are either hosted by state agencies with a primary focus on behavioral health issues and most include multiple state agencies on the Coordinating Council. If you are aware of additional behavioral health collaborations not displayed on this page or have updated information on an existing group, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Select the “+” next to each Advisory/Workgroup name in the table below to expand the summary information.MentalHealthTX Advisory Committees
|Agency Host||Collaborative||Legislative Mandate||Purpose||Point of Contact||Member Composition||List of Members||Meeting Information||Deliverables||Referenced Agencies|
|DSHS||Maternal Mortality and Morbidity Review Committee (MMMRC)||Texas Health and Safety Code, Chapter 34 AND Texas Administrative Code, Title 25, Part 1, Chapter 37, §37.401||Develops recommendations to help reduce the incidence of preventable pregnancy-related deaths and severe maternal morbidity in the state.||General Mailbox||Certified nurse-midwife; registered nurse; nurse specializing in family practice; physician specializing in psychiatry; physician specializing in pathology; epidemiologist, biostatistician, or researcher of pregnancy-related deaths; social worker or social service provider; community advocate; medical examiner; physician specializing in critical care; DSHS (family and community health programs); and the DSHS state epidemiologist||https://www.dshs.texas.gov/mch/maternal_mortality_and_morbidity.shtm||https://www.dshs.texas.gov/mch/maternal_mortality_and_morbidity.shtm||Develops a biennial report with DSHS and committee findings and committee recommendations.||DSHS, MMMRC|
|DSHS||Promotor(a)/Community Health Worker (CHW) Training and Certification Advisory Committee||Texas Administrative Code, Title 25, Part 1, Chapter 37, §37.401||Advises DSHS on rules concerning training and regulation of promotores or community health workers.||General Mailbox||Promotores or community health workers currently certified by DSHS; public members, which may include consumers of community health work services or individuals with paid or volunteer experience in community health care or social services; Higher Education Coordinating Board, or a higher education faculty member who has teaching experience in community health, public health or adult education and has trained promotores or community health workers; and professionals who work with promotores or community health workers in a community setting, including employers and representatives of non-profit community-based organizations or faith-based organizations||https://www.dshs.texas.gov/mch/chw/advMEM.aspx||https://www.dshs.texas.gov/mch/chw/advMEM.aspx||Reviews applications from sponsoring organizations or training programs and recommend certification to the department if program requirements are met. May carry out other tasks as requested by the HHS executive commissioner.||DSHS, CHW, THECB, HHS|
|DSHS||Texas School Health Advisory Committee||Texas Health and Safety Code, Section 1001.0711 AND Texas Administrative Code, Title 25, Part 1, Chapter 37, §37.350||Provides assistance to DSHS and the Executive Council in supporting and delivering coordinated school health programs.||General Mailbox||Texas Department of Agriculture; Texas Education Agency; Department of State Health Services School Health Program Coordinator or other representative school superintendents, assistant superintendents, school principals, assistant principals or school district board members; registered nurse working in a school as a school nurse or school nurse administrator; consumers who are parents are school-age children with at least one parent of a child with special needs; physician, or physician's assistant, or nurse practicioner currently providing health services to school-age children; certified school counselor; nonprofit or not-for-profit entity directly working with schools or school-age children, with no more than one representing an institution of higher education; school certified physical educator or physical education administrator with certification; school certified health educator or health administrator with certification; and a district's school nutrition program.||https://www.dshs.texas.gov/schoolhealth/tshac/files/TSHAC-Roster.pdf||https://www.dshs.texas.gov/schoolhealth/tshac-business/||Produces an annual report with recommendations to DSHS.||DSHS, TSHAC, TDA, TEA, SHPC|
|DSHS||Texas Statewide Health Coordinating Council||Texas Health and Safety Code Chapter 104 and Chapter 105||Ensures health care services and facilities are available to all Texans through health planning activities.||General Mailbox||Department of State Health Services; Health and Human Services Commission; Texas higher Education Coordinating Board; health care professionals from the allied health, dental, medical, mental health, and pharmacy professions; registered nurse; university or health-related institution of higher education; junior or community college with a nursing program; hosptial administrator; managed care administrator; and public members.||https://dshs.texas.gov/chs/shcc/members/members.shtm||https://dshs.texas.gov/chs/shcc/||Makes recommendations to the governor and the legislature through the Texas State Health Plan (TSHP). Develops and promotes implementation of biennial plan.||DSHS, SHCC, HHSC, THECB, TSHP|
|Governor's Office||Governors Committee on People with Disabilities||Texas Human Resources Code, Chapter 115||Works toward a state in which people with disabilities have the opportunity to enjoy full and equal access to lives of independence, productivity and self-determination.||General Mailbox||Texas Department of Family and Protective Services; Texas Health and Human Services Commission and representative of Disability and Aging; Texas Education Agency; Texas Workforce Commission; the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation; and Texas State Independent Living Council serve as non-voting advisory ex-officio members.||https://gov.texas.gov/organization/disabilities/members||https://gov.texas.gov/organization/disabilities/committee-meetings||Makes recommendations to the Governor and the Legislature on disability issues; promotes compliance with disability-related laws; promotes a network of local committees doing similar work; recognizes employers for hiring and retaining employees with disabilities; and recognizes media professionals and students for positively depicting Texans with disabilities.||DFPS, HHSC, TEA, TWC, TDLR, SILC|
|HHSC||Behavioral Health Advisory Committee (BHAC)||42 USC 300x-3; Texas Administrative Code, Title 1, Part 15, §351.807||Provides customer/consumer and stakeholder input to the Health and Human Services system in the form of recommendations regarding the allocation and adequacy of behavioral health services and programs within the State of Texas.||BHAC Liaison||Adult consumers of mental health and/or substance abuse services; youth/young adult consumer of mental health and/or substance abuse services; family representatives of consumer of mental health and/or substance abuse services, one of which must be a parent of a child with serious emotional disturbance; adult certified peer provider; Texas Council of Community Centers; Association of Substance Abuse Programs; independent community behavioral health service providers; behavioral health advocates or advocacy organizations; faith-based providers; managed care organizations; local government; federally recognized tribal representatives; and others who have demonstrated interest in mental health and substance use disorders. A member of the Statewide Behavioral Coordinating Council will serve as a non-voting, ex officio member.||https://www.hhs.texas.gov/about/leadership/advisory-committees/behavioral-health-advisory-committee||https://hhs.texas.gov/about-hhs/leadership/advisory-committees/behavioral-health-advisory-committee||Produces an annual report with recommendations to the HHS Executive Commissioner.||HHSC, BHAC, TCCC, ASAP, SBHCC|
|HHSC||Cross Systems Trauma-Informed Care (CSTIC) Workgroup||This is an interagency workgroup formed by HHSC in partnership with several SBHCC members.||Develops a coordinated statewide approach for building a person-centered, trauma-informed behavioral health and human services system and providing quality supports, services, and care to Texans.||Holly Fullmer||Department of State Health Services, Health and Human Services Commission, Office of the Governor, Criminal Justice Division, South Southwest Mental Health Technology Transfer Center, Supreme Court of Texas Permanent Commission for Children Youth and Families (The Childrens Commission), Texas Civil Commitment Office, Texas Commission on Jail Standards, Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Texas Correctional Office on Offenders with Medical or Mental Impairments, Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, Child Protective Services and Child Protective Investigations, Texas Education Agency|
Texas Indigent Defense Commission
Texas Juvenile Justice Department
Texas Veterans Commission
Texas Workforce Commission, Rehabilitation Services
|Not available||Meetings are held every other month on the 3rd Wednesday. Starting in 2021, between quarterly meetings, members present how they are implementing trauma informed care within their agencies.||Promotes cross-system approaches to implementing trauma-informed care into all aspects of organizational transformation, including internal and external policies, and service provisions. The CSTIC Workgroup identifies resources to support the work of the member agencies and systems.||HHSC, CSTIC, DSHS, HHSC, CJD, SSW MHTTC, TCCO, TCJS, TDCJ, TCOOMMI, DFPS, CPS, CPI, TEA, TIDC, TJJD, TVC, TWC|
|HHSC||Early Childhood Advisory Committee||US Dept. of Education, Sec. 303.600 Establishment of Council - Individuals with Disabilities Education Act||Advises the HHSC Division for Early Childhood Intervention Services on development and implementation of policies that constitute the statewide ECI system.||Gabriella Lopez||Programs; parents; physicians; personnel preparations; Head Start; public providers; advocates; HHSC Medicaid/CHIP; Texas Education Agency; Department of State Health Services; Department of Family Protective Services; Texas Education for Homeless Children and Youth; Texas Department of Insurance; Texas Workforce Commission; and the State Legislature.||https://hhs.texas.gov/about-hhs/leadership/advisory-committees/eci-advisory-committee||https://hhs.texas.gov/about-hhs/leadership/advisory-committees/eci-advisory-committee||Provides recommendations to HHSC.||HHSC, ECI, CHIP, TEA, DSHS, DFPS, TEHCY, TDI, TWC|
|HHSC||E-Health Advisory Committee||Texas Government Code Section 531.012 and is governed by Title 15, Texas Administrative Code, Section 351.823||Advises the HHSC executive commissioner and HHS agencies on strategic planning, policy, rules and services related to the use of health information technology, health information exchange systems, telemedicine, telehealth and home telemonitoring services.||E-Health Liaison||Health and Human Services Commission non-voting ex officio; Department of State Health Services non-voting ex officio; Texas Medical Board; Texas Board of Nursing; Texas State board of Pharmacy; Statewide Health Coordinating Council; managed care organization; pharmaceutical industry; a health science center in Texas; expert in telemedicine; expert on home telemonitoring services; consumer(s) of health services provided through telemedicine; Medicaid provider or child health plan program provider; Texas Health Services Authority; local or regional health information exchange; and expertise related to implementation of electronic health records, computerized clinical support systems, and health information exchange systems for exchanging clinical and other types of health information.||https://hhs.texas.gov/about-hhs/leadership/advisory-committees/e-health-advisory-committee||https://www.hhs.texas.gov/about/leadership/advisory-committees/e-health-advisory-committee||Advises HHS executive commissioner and HHS agencies on strategic planning, policy, rules and services related to the use of health information technology, health information exchange systems, telemedicine, telehealth and home telemonitoring services.||HHSC, DSHS, TMB, TBN, TSBP, SHCC, HAS|
|HHSC||Joint Committee on Access & Forensic Services (JCAFS)||Texas Health and Safety Code, Chapter 533, Section 533.051(C) AND Texas Administrative Code, Title 1, Part 15, §351.841||Provides customer/consumer and stakeholder input to the Health and Human Services system in the form of recommendations regarding access to forensic services within the state of Texas.||JCAFS Liaison||Texas Department of Criminal Justice; Texas Association of Counties; Texas Council of Community Centers; County Judges and Commissioners Association of Texas; Sheriff's Association of Texas; Texas Municipal League; Texas Conference of Urban Counties; Texas Hosptial Association; person with lived experience receiving publicly funded mental health services; the Behavioral Health Advisory Committee chair, consumer of or advocate of mental health services, consumer of substance abuse treatment, and a family member of or advocate with mental health and substance abuse disorders; and the HHSC Forensic Director and the HHSC State Hosptial Chief of Forensic Medicine, as non-voting ex officio members.||https://hhs.texas.gov/about-hhs/leadership/advisory-committees/joint-committee-access-forensic-services||https://hhs.texas.gov/about-hhs/leadership/advisory-committees/joint-committee-access-forensic-services||Produces an annual report with recommendations to the Legislature. Provides recommendation to HHSC in the development of biennial report to the Governor, Lietenant Governor and Legislature regarding bed-day allocation methodology and utilization review protocol. ||HHSC, JCAFS, TDCJ, TAC, TCCC, CJCA, SAT, TML, TCUC, THA, BHAC|
|HHSC||Policy Council for Children & Families||Texas Government Code §531.012]; Texas Administrative Code Title 1, § 351.815||Improves the coordination, quality, efficiency and outcomes of services provided to children with disabilities and their families through the state's health, education and human services systems.||Jimmy Blanton||Families with a child under the age of 26 with a disability including an adolescent or young adult with a disability receiving service, a family of a child with mental health needs, and a family of a child with autism spectrum disorder; faith-based organization; advocate organization; physician providing services to children with complex needs; expert service provider; organization service provider; organization proiding community services; advocates for children and families of children with autism spectrum disorder; expert or experience relavent to the Council's purposes and tasks; and non-voting, ex officio members from HHSC Medicaid and CHIP Services; HHSC Health, Developmental & Independence Services: Texas Council on Developmental Disabilities; Texas Department of Family and Protective Services: and Texas Department of State Health Services.||https://www.hhs.texas.gov/about/leadership/advisory-committees/policy-council-children-families||https://hhs.texas.gov/about-hhs/leadership/advisory-committees/policy-council-children-families||Produces a biennial report with recommendations to HHSC and the Texas Legislature. ||HHSC, CHIP, DIS, TCDD, DFPS, DSHS|
|HHSC||STAR Kids Managed Care Advisory Committee||Texas Government Code §531.012 AND Texas Administrative Code, Title 1, Part 15, § 351.833||Advises HHSC on the establishment and implementation of the STAR Kids Medicaid managed care program. In addition, the committee provides recommendations to improve coordination and customization of care, access to care, health outcomes, cost containment and quality of care.||Caroline Sunshine||Representatives from families whose children will receive private duty nursing, are IDD waiver recipients, or receive mental and behavioral health services under the program; medical care providers; providers of home and community-based services, including at least one private duty nursing provider, one durable medical equipment provider, and one pediatric therapy provider; managed care organizations; advocates for children with special health care needs; family members of children with autism spectrum disorder who are Medicaid recipients; and other stakeholders as the executive commissioner determines appropriate.||https://hhs.texas.gov/about-hhs/leadership/advisory-committees/star-kids-managed-care-advisory-committee||https://hhs.texas.gov/about-hhs/leadership/advisory-committees/star-kids-managed-care-advisory-committee||Produces a biennial report with recommendations to HHSC and the Texas Legislature.||HHSC, STAR|
|HHSC||Statewide Behavioral Health Coordinating Council (SBHCC)||Texas Government Code, Chapter 531, Subchapter M-1, Sections 531.471-531.477||Ensures a strategic statewide approach to behavioral health services.||SBHCC Liaison||Court of Criminal Appeals (CCA); Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS); Department of State Health Services (DSHS); Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC); Health Professions Council, representing the State Board of Dental Examiners, State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners, Texas Board of Nursing, Texas Medical Board, Texas Optometry Board, Texas State Board of Pharmacy; Judicial Commission on Mental Health (part of the Supreme Court of Texas) (JCMH/SCoT); Office of the Governor (OOG); Texas Child Mental Health Care Consortium (TCMHCC); Texas Civil Commitment Office (TCCO); Texas Commission on Jail Standards (TCJS); Texas Correctional Office on Offenders with Medical or Mental Impairments (part of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice) (TCOOMMI/TDCJ); Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA); Texas Education Agency (TEA); Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB); Texas Indigent Defense Commission (part of the Office of Court Administration) (TIDC/OCA); Texas Juvenile Justice Department (TJJD); Texas Military Department (TMD); Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC); Texas Veterans Commission (TVC); Texas Workforce Commission (TWC); University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHSC-H); University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler (UTHSC-T); Texas School for the Deaf; and Texas Commission on Law Enforcement.||https://mentalhealthtx.org/the-statewide-behavioral-health-coordinating-council/||https://www.hhs.texas.gov/about/leadership/advisory-committees/statewide-behavioral-health-coordinating-council||Develops and monitors the implementation of a five-year statewide behavioral health strategic plan; Develops annual coordinated statewide behavioral health expenditure proposals; and, Annually publishes an updated inventory of behavioral health programs and services that are funded by the state||HHSC, SBHCC, CCA, DFPS, DSHS, HPC, SBDE, SBVME, TBN, TMB, TOB, TSBP, JCMH, SCoT, OOG, TCMHCC, TCCO, TCJS, TCOOMMI, TDCJ, TDHCA, TEA, THECB, TIDC, OCA, TJJD, TMD, TTUHSC, TVC, TWC, UTHSC-H, UTHSC-T, TSD, TCLE|
|HHSC||State Medicaid Managed Care (SMMCAC) Advisory Committee||Texas Government Code §531.012] AND Texas Administrative Code Title 1, Part 15, Chapter 351, Subchapter B, Division 1 Rule 351.805(d)(2)||Advises HHSC on the statewide operation of Medicaid managed care, including program design and benefits, systemic concerns from consumers and providers, efficiency and quality of services, contract requirements, provider network adequacy, trends in claims processing, and other issues as requested by the Executive Commissioner; assists HHSC with Medicaid managed care issues; disseminates Medicaid managed care best practice information as appropriate.||HHSC Office of Policy and Program SMMCAC||Hosptials; managed care organizations and participating health care providers; primary care providers and specialty care providers; state agencies; low-income Medicaid recipients or consumer advocates representing low-income recipients; Medicaid recipients with intellectual, developmental and/or physical disabilities, or consumer advocates representing those recipients; parents of children who are Medicaid recipients; rural providers; advocates for children with special health care needs; pediatric health care providers, including specialty providers; long-term services and supports providers, including nursing facility providers and direct service workers; obstetrical care providers; community-based organizations serving low-income children and their families; community-based organizations engaged in perinatal services and outreach; Medicaid recipients who are 65 years of age or older; Medicaid recipients or family members who are using mental health services; non-physician mental health providers participating in the Medicaid managed care program; and entities with responsibilities for the delivery of long-term services and supports or other Medicaid service delivery, including independent living centers, area agencies on aging, aging and disability resource centers established under the Aging and Disability Resource Center initiative funded in part by the federal Administration on Aging and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, and community mental health and intellectual disability centers.||https://hhs.texas.gov/about-hhs/leadership/advisory-committees/state-medicaid-managed-care-advisory-committee||https://hhs.texas.gov/about-hhs/leadership/advisory-committees/state-medicaid-managed-care-advisory-committee||Provides recommendations and ongoing input to the Health and Human Services Commission on the statewide implementation and operation of Medicaid managed care. The committee looks at a range of issues, including program design and benefits, systemic concerns from consumers and providers, efficiency and quality of services delivered by Medicaid managed care organizations, contract requirements for Medicaid managed care, provider network adequacy, and trends in claims processing. |
The committee also will help HHSC with policies related to Medicaid managed care and serves as the central source for stakeholder input on the implementation and operation of Medicaid managed care.
|HHSC, SMMCAC, ADRC, AOA, CMS|
|HHSC||Value-Based Payment and Quality Improvement Advisory Committee||Texas Government Code §531.012] AND Title 1, Part 15, Texas Administrative Code, §351.821||Provides a forum to promote public-private, multi-stakeholder collaboration in support of quality improvement and value-based payment initiatives for Medicaid, other publicly funded health services and the wider health care system.||Jimmy Blanton||Medicaid managed care organizations; Regional Healthcare Partnerships; hosptials; physicians; nurses; pharmacies; providers of long-term services and supports; academic systems; and members from other disciplines with expertise in health care finance, delivery, or quality improvement.||https://www.hhs.texas.gov/about/leadership/advisory-committees/value-based-payment-quality-improvement-advisory-committee||https://www.hhs.texas.gov/about/leadership/advisory-committees/value-based-payment-quality-improvement-advisory-committee||Submits a biannual report to the executive commissioner and Texas Legislature that describes current trends and identifies best practices in health care for value-based payment and quality improvement, and provides recommendations consistent with the purposes of the committee.||HHSC, RHP|
|TDCJ||Statewide Reentry Task Force||Texas Government Code, Chapter 501, Section 501.098||Provides a conduit for state and local stakeholders to address reentry practices and provide recommendations for continued enhancement of reentry services across the state.||General Mailbox||Texas Juvenile Justice Department; Texas Workforce Commission; Texas Department of Public Safety; Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs; Texas Correctional Office on Offenders with Medical or Mental Impairments; Health and Human Services Commission; Texas Judicial Council; Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles; Windham School District; Texas Commission on Jail Standards; Department of State Health Services; Texas Court of Criminal Appeals; County Judges and Commissioners Association of Texas; Sheirff's Association of Texas; Texas Distric and county Attorneys Association; Texas Conference of Urban Counties; Criminal Justice Coordinator-Urban County; Reentry Coordinator-Urban County; Urban County Representative; Urban County Commissioner; Rural County Judge, Rural County Commissioner; Texas Innmate Family Association; Texas Criminal Justice Coalition; Department of Family and Protective Services; Office of Court Administration; Texas Department of Criminal Justice; Texas Vetrans Commission; and Faith-Based Volunteer.||Not available||Not available||Maintains working groups to address specific barriers to successful reentry. Each group is tasked with developing recommendations to address all gaps and barriers identified. Working groups include: |
? Housing Working Group: goals include identifying existing housing initiatives that provide services to the formerly incarcerated as well as model housing initiatives or efforts currently in operation in Texas communities.
? Employment Working Group: goals include identifying strategies to eliminate barriers to employment in a post release environment as well as coordination of resources, job training and assistance. This work group was also tasked with assisting with the Mapping the Future grant project to identify gaps in the existing TDCJ reentry system
and processes and make recommendations for solutions.
|TDCJ, TJJD, TWC, DPS, DHCA, TCOOMMI, HHSC, TJC, BPP, WSD, TCJS, DSHS, TCCA, CJCA, SAT, TDCAA, UCC, TIFA, TCJC, DFPS, OCA, TDCJ, TVC|
|TDCJ||TCOOMMI Advisory Committee||Texas Health and Safety Code, Chapter 614, Section 614.002||Advises the board and the director of the Texas correctional Office on Offenders with Medical and Mental Impairments on matters related to offenders with medical or mental impairments and performs other duties imposed by the board.||General Mailbox||Governor appointees, state agencies including DSHS, TJJD, HHSC, TCJS; and nonprofit agencies||Not available||Not available||Produces a biannual report with recommendations to the Texas Board of Criminal Justice as well as the Governor, Lieutentant governor, and the Speak of the House of Representatives.||TDCJ, TCOOMMI, TBCJ, OOG|
|TDCJ||Texas Correctional Managed Health Care Committee||Texas Government Code, Chapter 501, Section 501.133||Develops statewide policies for the delivery of correctional health care, serves as a dispute resolution forum, and develop policy recommendations to advise TDCJ and the board in identifying system needs and resolving contract disputes.||Unidentified||Texas Department of Criminal Justice; University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston; Texas Tech University Health Science Center, University of Texas Medical Branch; licensed mental health professionals; licensed medical professionals; and the state Medicaid director or a delegate from HHSC (ex officio non-voting member).||Not available||Not available||Produces quarterly reports with expenditure information, health care utilization and other information, includng the amount of cost savings realized to the Legislative Budget Board and the governor. The committee may make recommendations to TDCJ and the board, as necessary.||TDCJ, TCMHCC, UTMB-G, TTUHSC, UTMB, HHSC|
|TDHCA||Housing and Health Services Coordination Council (HHSCC)||Texas Government Code, Chapter 2306, Subchapter NN, §2306.1091||Increases state efforts to offer service-enriched housing through increased coordination of housing and health services.||Elizabeth Yevich||Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs; Office of Rural Affairs within the Department of Agriculture; Texas State Affordable Housing Corporation; Health and Human Services Commission (includes Agining and Disability Services and Assistive and Rehabilitative Services); Department of State Health Services; Department of Agriculture; Texas Veterans Commission Promoting Independence Advisory Committee (now a workgroup); financial institutions; multifamily housing developers; health services entities; nonprofit organizations that advoate for affordable housing and consumer-directed longe-term services and support; consumers of service-enriched housing; advocates for minority issues; and rural communities.||https://www.tdhca.state.tx.us/hhscc/members.htm||https://www.tdhca.state.tx.us/hhscc/council-meetings.htm||Provides direction to TDHCA to prepare a biennial plan and report of findings and recommendations to the Governor and the Legislative Budget Board.||TDHCA, HHSCC, TDHCA, ORA, TDA, TSAHC, HHSC, DSHS, TDA, TVC, PIAC|
|TDHCA||Texas Interagency Council for the Homeless||Texas Government Code, Chapter 2306, Subchapter KK, §2306.901||Coordinates the state's resources and services to address homelessness.||Elizabeth Yevich||Department of State Health Services; Texas Department of Criminal Justice; Texas Education Agency; Department of Family and Protective Services; Human Services Commission (includes Agining and Disability Services and Assistive and Rehabilitative Services); Texas Workforce Commission; Texas Juvenile Justice Department; Texas Veterans Commission; Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (community services block grant program or the emergency solutions grant program); and service providers to the homeless.||https://www.tdhca.state.tx.us/tich/agencies.htm||https://www.tdhca.state.tx.us/tich/meetings.htm||Produces an annual report with recommendations to TDHCA.||TDHCA, TICH, DSHS, TDCJ, TEA, DFPS, HHSC, TWC, TJJD, TVC, TDHCA|
|TEA||HB 906 Mental Health Task Force||Texas Education Code, Chapter 38, Subchapter F-1, Sec. 38.301-38.312||Studies and evaluates state funded mental health services provided at a school district or open-enrollment charter school directly to a student, parent or family member or employee. In addition, the group studies educator training and the impact of the mental health training and services.||Julie Wayman||Texas Education Agency; parents of students who are enrolled in school districts or open-enrollment charter schools and receive the mental health services; mental health service providers; psychiatrists; administrators of districts or schools that provide mental health services; member of a foundation that invests in mental health services or training; employees of an institution of higher education; and licensed specialist in school psychology.||https://tea.texas.gov/about-tea/government-relations-and-legal/government-relations/hb-906-mental-health-task-force ||https://tea.texas.gov/about-tea/government-relations-and-legal/government-relations/hb-906-mental-health-task-force|
Expires: December 1, 2025
|Produces a report with recommendations for the Texas Legislature.||TEA|
|TEA||Unified Services for All Children (USAC)||This is an interagency workgroup formed by HHSC in partnership with TEA.||Develops a system that helps school-age children achieve mental/behavioral wellness. The goal of the workgroup is to coordinate behavioral health services |
across the state to eliminate redundancy.
|Julie Wayman||Health and Human Services Commission (Office of Mental Health Coordination & Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities and Behavioral Health Services); Texas Education Agency (Education Service Center Region); Department of|
Family and Protective Services (Prevention and Early Intervention Division); Texas Juvenile Justice Department; and the Institute for Excellence in Mental Health at the University of Texas at Austin.
|Not available||Meetings are held quarterly. Annually, a subcommittee of USAC is created to plan the annual Advancing Behavioral Collaborations for Student Mental Health Summit.||Engages each Regional Education Service Center (ESC), each Local Mental Health Authority (LMHA)/Local Behavioral Health Authority (LBHA), Local Intellectual and Developmental Disability Authorities (LIDDAs), juvenile probation officers, parents, and other stakeholders as local teams to build capacity for local action-planning across systems. The workgroup plans the annual Advancing Behavioral Health Collaborative Acieving Student Success Summit [ADD LINK: https://schoolmentalhealthtx.org/abc-summit/%5D and updates the Behavioral Health Resources for School Aged Children on the TEA website [ADD LINK: https://tea.texas.gov/about-tea/other-services/mental-health/mental-health-and-behavioral-health%5D||TEA, USAC, HHSC, OMHC, IDD, BHS, TEA, ESC, DFPS, PEI, TJJD, TIEMH, ESC, LMHA, LBHA, LIDDA|
|TJJD||Advisory Council on Juvenile Services||Human Resources Code, Chapter 203, Section 203.008||Assists the TJJD by determining the needs and problems of county juvenile boards and probation departments; conducting long-range strategic planning; reviewing existing or newly proposed standards affecting juvenile probation programs, services, or facilities; and|
analyzing the potential cost impact on probation departments of new standards proposed by the board.
|Chief Ed Cockrell||Texas Department of Juvenile Justice (probation services and state programs and facilities); Health and Human Services Commission; county commissioners court; juvenile court judges; and chief juvenile probation officers from each regional chiefs association in the state.||https://www.tjjd.texas.gov/index.php/council#council-members||https://www.tjjd.texas.gov/index.php/council#upcoming-meetings|
|Makes recommendations to TJJD.||TJJD, ACJS, TDJJ, HHSC|
|TVC||Texas Coordinating Council for Veteran Services (TCCVS)||Texas Government Code, Title 4, Chapter 434, Subchapter D, Section 434.152||Coordinates state agency activities and outreach efforts that assist veterans, service members, and their families. Collaborates with state, federal, local agencies and private organizations to identify and address issues within nine workgroups focused on specific policy areas: health, mental health, employment, higher education, criminal justice, housing, transportation, women veterans, pro bono legal services, and communications and outreach.||Blake Harris||Department of Family and Protective Services; Department of State Health Services; Health and Human Services Commission; Office of Acquired Brain Injury; Office of Public Utility Counsel; State Bar of Texas; Texas Commission on Jail Standards; Texas Commission on Law Enforcement; Texas Department of Criminal Justice; Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs; Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation; Texas Department of Motor Vehicles; Texas Department of Public Safety; Texas Department of Transportation; Texas Higher Education Coordinating Council Board; Texas Military Department; Texas workforce Commission; Texas Workforce Investment Council; and Texas Veterans Land Board||Not available||Not available||Produces biennial report with recommendations to the Governor, Lietenant Governor, Speaker of the House of Representatives, and Chairs of the Appropriate Committees of the legislature. Annual reports are avaiable here: https://www.tvc.texas.gov/about/agency-rules-reports/#HSOZAnCK by selecting Special Reports.||TVC, TCCVS, DFPS, DSHS, HHSC, OABI, PUC, SBT, TCJS, TCLE, TDCJ, TDHCA, TDLR, DMV, DPS, TXDOT, THECCB, TMD, TWC, TWIC, TVLB|
|UTS||Texas Child Mental Health Care Consortium (TCMHCC)||Texas Health and Safety Code, Subtitle E, Chapter 113||Addresses urgent mental health challenges and improve the mental health care system in this state in relation to children and adolescents.||Luanne Southern||Health related institutions of higher education, HHSC, Higher Education Coordinating Board, 3 nonprofit organizations that focus on mental health care (Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute, Hogg Foundation, and Texas Council of Community Health Centers), UT System, and other entity that the execuetive committee considers necessary.|
List of Members: https:
|https://tcmhcc.utsystem.edu/executive-committee/||https://tcmhcc.utsystem.edu/events/||Oversees the the following initiatives: Texas Child Health Access through Telemedicine; Child Psychiatry Access Network; Community Psychiatry Workforce Expansion; Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowships; and Research.||UTS, TCMHCC, HHSC, THECB|