November 18, 2020 - 9:00am



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.

Join the meeting here. Attendees who would like to provide public comment should see the Public Comment section below.

  1. Welcome, Roll Call, Introductions and Opening Remarks
  2. Review and approve the June 30, 2020 and July 07, 2020 Meeting Minutes
  3. Discussion of By-Laws
  4. Election of Vice Chair
  5. Acknowledgement of Receipt of Notice of Grant Award (NOGA)
  6. Timeline- Closeout of Fiscal Year 19 Grant, Fiscal Year 20 Annual Report, and Fiscal Year 21 Application
  7. Q&A, conclusions, adjourn

Public Comment: The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) welcomes public comments pertaining to topics related to the State Preventive Health Advisory Committee. Members of the public who would to provide public comment are asked to complete a Public Comment Form here. Members of the public are encouraged to participate in this process by providing written public comment to DSHS by emailing no later than 5:00 pm Monday, November 16, 2020. Please include your name and the organization you are representing, or state if you are speaking as a private citizen. Written comments are limited to three minutes and will be read during the meeting for consideration by the State Preventive Health Advisory Committee.

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 pm, Monday, November 16, 2020. Members of the public may also use the Microsoft Teams Live Event Q&A section to submit a request to provide public comment.  The request must contain your name and either the organization you are representing or that you are speaking as a private citizen, and your direct phone number.

Public comment is limited to three minutes.  Speakers must state their name, and, on whose behalf, they are speaking. Public members who are using handouts are asked to provide an electronic copy in accessible pdf format that will be distributed by DSHS staff to State Preventive Health Advisory Committee members, State staff and for public distribution. Handouts are limited to two pages (paper size: 8.5” by 11”, one side only). Handouts must be emailed to DSHS staff immediately after registering and include the name of the person who will be commenting.

Contact: Questions regarding agenda items, content, or meeting arrangements should be directed to April Brantley, Preventive Health and Health Services Block Grant Coordinator, at 512-599-7316 or

This meeting is open to the public. No reservations are required, and there is no cost to attend this meeting.

People with disabilities who wish to attend the meeting and require assistive technology or services should contact April Brantley at 512-599-7316 or at least 72 hours before the meeting so arrangements can be made.