I don't usually post things like this but it could be important to our advocacy efforts and to those of you have now or have had family members with behavior health issues.
If you’re interested in issues related to behavioral health services and programs within Texas, you may want to apply to be a member of the Behavioral Health Advisory Committee. The Texas Health and Human Services Commission executive commissioner will appoint members to the committee to serve terms expiring Aug. 31, 2025 unless otherwise indicated.
Applications are due by 11:59 p.m., July 5.
HHSC will consider applicants' qualifications, background and interest in serving on the committee and will try to choose committee members who represent the diversity of all Texans. For this reason, HHSC considers applicants' ethnicity, gender and geographic location.
Review the Behavioral Health Advisory Committee Membership application letter to find out who the committee is seeking as representatives and if you qualify.
After reviewing the application letter and verifying you meet the qualifications for at least one category, click on the application to apply to be on the committee.
A committee member must regularly take part in committee meetings. They may also have to take part in subcommittee meetings or other related activities. Committee meetings are held about once every three months in Austin or at the call of the presiding officer. To the extent permitted by the current state budget, a committee member may be repaid for their travel expenses to and from meetings if money is available and in accordance with the HHSC Travel Policy.
HHSC prefers that you submit your application electronically, but you may submit the application by email, mail or fax to the following addresses:
Email: HHS_Appointments@hhs.texas.gov Subject: BHAC
Mail: Texas Health and Human Services Commission 701 W 51st Street Mail Code 0223 Austin, TX 78751 Attn: Susanna Sparkman
Fax: 512-206-3984 Attn: BHAC
For more information about the application process, email Susanna Sparkman.