Texas Department of State Health Services, Public Health
Public Health Regions PUBLIC HEALTH REGION 1 - Lubbock Kelly Northcott, Deputy Regional Director Regional Headquarters: 6302 Iola Ave, Lubbock, Texas 79424, Mail Code 1899 Phone: (806) 744-3577 FAX: (806) 783-6435 Map to Region 1 office Web site
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Center for Health Statistics
(7 days ago) The DSHS Center for Health Statistics was established to provide a convenient access point for health-related data for Texas. Find statistics on vital events like birth and death, population and demographic information, geographic material and survey data on risk factors and disease prevalence.
The Division for Regional and Local Health Services
(3 days ago) Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Local Health Entities - A listing of Local Health Entities (LHEs) that can assist with questions regarding coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Please feel free to contact our Office of Public Health for any additional information or questions you might have at 512-776-7770, or email at DSHS LHD Team.
Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
(5 days ago) A new coronavirus (2019-nCoV) was recently detected in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China and is causing an outbreak of respiratory illness. The 2019-nCoV outbreak began in December 2019, and Chinese health officials have reported thousands of 2019‑nCoV infections in China, including some that resulted in death. Many other countries have identified cases of 2019-nCoV infection …
Texas Department of State Health Services, Health Service
(4 days ago) Public Health Region 11 -- Mission Statement. To protect and promote the health of all people in Public Health Region 11, and to work toward achieving healthy and safe communities. If you need to contact us, you may find us at either of our two main offices: PHR11, Regional Headquarters. 601 W Sesame Dr. Harlingen, TX 78550. Phone: 956-423-0130.
(2 days ago) The certification query now has a greatly expanded search criteria, including individuals, providers, medical directors, and CE programs. When you select the link below, you will be taken to a live database search page where you can verify a certification/license.
(3 days ago) The Texas Health and Human Services Commission adopts rules for the regulation of persons wishing to practice as medication aides in Texas. Information regarding the education requirements, licensure requirements, and responsibilities of medication aides can be obtained on the website of the Texas Health and Human Services Commission.
A Community Approach to Dog Bite Prevention
(7 days ago) animal control, the health department, or local law enforcement. Efforts may also be under way by other groups such as educators or dog breeders. It makes sense to identify related activities to determine what needs are not being met, find likely sources of support or resistance, and avoid duplication of effort and potential turf battles
Texas Dept. of State Health Services, Library-Community
(9 days ago) For further information on promotoras/es and community health workers in Texas, contact [email protected]gov, 512-776-2570 or 512-776-2624, or visit the Promotor(a) or Community Health Worker Training and Certification Program website, part of the Office of Title V and Family Health, at dshs.texas.gov/chw.aspx.
HOW OBESITY THREATENS AMERICA’S FUTURE
(Just Now) The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) focuses on the pressing health and health care issues facing our country. As the nation’s largest philanthropy devoted exclusively to improving the health and health care of all Americans, the Foundation works with
Public Health Campaigns
(8 days ago) Community Health and Safety. Disaster Preparedness Get ahead of what's ahead. Be prepared. Build a kit. Texas Ready. TexasReady.gov. Agency Action Plan to Address Substance Use Substance use is a complex problem with devastating and lasting effects. Substance Use Action Plan.
Texas COVID-19 Cases
(5 days ago) Public Health Regions; Related Websites; Rules and Regulations; Texas Health Library; Online Services. Birth Certificates; Business/Professional Licenses; Death Certificates; eGrants System; EMS Certification & Licenses; Food Handler Training; Forms and Publications; Funding Opportunities; Job Opportunities; Marriage/Divorce Verifications
(4 days ago) In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Texas Department of State Health Services has adopted a temporary telework policy. For immunization information requests, please email ImmTrac2 Customer Support at [email protected]dshs.texas.gov. COVID-19 Vaccine. The first shipments of COVID-19 vaccine have been delivered in Texas.
Texas Department of State Health Services, Texas
(9 days ago) Establishment of the Institute: In 2001, in response to citizen concerns about the potential impact of environmental pollutants on their health, the Texas Legislature passed legislation establishing the Texas Environmental Health Institute (TEHI or Institute) as a joint venture between the Texas Department of Health, predecessor agency to the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS
Health Facility Licensure Home Page
(5 days ago) The Health Facility Licensing and Compliance Division (HFLCD) surveys health care facilities which participate in the federal certification program and/or are regulated under state licensing statutes. The division is funded through federal grant awards, licensing fees, and state of Texas general revenue.
Public Health Improvement
(2 days ago) The Preventive Health and Health Services Block Grant (PHHSBG), created in 1981, allocate funds to every state for their use toward any objective outlined in the nation’s public health blueprint titled Healthy People 2020. The grant allows the state to address some of the high priority public health issues as determined by mortality
CHS Data Sets and Reports
(4 days ago) Health Status of Texas and Texas Health Data The Health Status of Texas Report is a major report quantifying significant disease trends in Texas. The report estimates the disease burden across major population groups and describes trends over time that impact efforts to protect the health …
Health Professional Shortage Area Designations
(8 days ago) A HPSA designation may help a community attract new primary care, mental health, and dental health workers, as certain incentive programs are available in designated shortage areas. It may also increase Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement to professionals already providing care in a community. Currently, there are more than 30 federal and state
Texas Department of State Health Services, Maternal
(9 days ago) Maternal and Child Health (MCH) is part of the Social Security Act (SSA), which began in 1935. It is one of the largest federal block grant programs. SSA was the start of the federal government's support to states to improve the health of mothers and children. In 1981, MCH became a block grant program.
Licensing of Food Handler Training Programs
(9 days ago) Senate Bill (SB) 1089 of the 85 th legislature (2017) amends Health and Safety Code Chapter 438 to establish that a food service worker trained in a food handler training course accredited by the American National Standards Institute or Department of State Health Services is considered to have met a local health jurisdiction's training, testing, and permitting requirements and has reciprocity
(2 days ago) Heat can create serious health problems. Usually the elderly, the very young, the sick and those without access to air conditioning are most severely affected by heat. Symptoms of heat illness include heavy sweating, muscle cramps, weakness, dizziness, nausea, weak but rapid pulse, and headaches.
Healthcare Provider Job Resources
(Just Now) For jobs within all of the Texas Health & Human Services agencies, including the Department of State Health Services, go to the Texas Health and Human Services Jobs Center. Note: Some of these websites may have fees for employers to post job vacancies or may only be open to specific types of facilities.
Information for Public Health
(3 days ago) DSHS COVID-19 Testing Algorithm for Non-Austin Public Health Laboratories in Texas (PDF, V.6.0, updated 4/17/2020) DSHS COVID-19 Case Report Form (PDF, V.4.0, updated 1/30/2021) DSHS COVID-19 Contact Investigation Form (PDF, V.2.1, updated 6/09/2020) Public health professionals can also find interim guidance for ships on the CDC website:
Hospital Data Reporting & Collection Mainpage
(4 days ago) The Hospital Data Section of the Center for Health Statistics collects and reports hospital facility information and hospital charity care data based on two primary data sources: The Annual Survey of Hospitals provides the state's only comprehensive source of information on issues such as uncompensated care, beds and utilization, revenue
(4 days ago) Do not use the Department of State Health Service’s (DSHS) street address. Mail services to the DSHS address of 1100 W. 49th St., Austin, TX have been discontinued. If an overnight package is mailed to this address, it may not be delivered to our office. Return of Completed License Verification Requests
Immunizations Unit, Regional Contact Info
(4 days ago) HSR 1-Lubbock. Leigh Johnston Department of State Health Services Immunizations - Health Service Region 1 6302 Iola Avenue Lubbock, Texas 79424 | map. Phone: (806) 744-3577 Fax: (806) 783-6435 HSR 2/3-Arlington. Cheryl Millican Department of State Health Services Health Service Region 2/3 1301 S. Bowen St., Ste. 200 Arlington, TX 76013 | map
Texas Department of State Health Services, Healthy Texas
(5 days ago) The Maternal & Child Health (MCH) Unit is committed to improving the health and safety of mothers and children. MCH programs support the development of family-centered, community-based, coordinated systems of care. MCH has many initiatives in place to advance women’s health.
Immunization Information for Parents and the Public
(3 days ago) Immunization Information for Parents and the Public. No parent wants to protect their child halfway. So stick to the schedule. Vaccines can keep children safe from 16 harmful diseases. And they need every dose to help protect them. Children and teens need to stay …
HAI Resources IDPS
(9 days ago) The National Coalition on Health Care. National Health Care Safety Network (NHSN) National Quality Forum. Texas Administrative Code Title 25, Chapter 200 (Health Care-Associated Infections) Texas Health and Safety Code Chapter 98 (PDF, 75 KB) Texas Hospital Association
ImmTrac2, the Texas Immunization Registry
(2 days ago) Keeping up with vaccine records is now easier than ever, thanks to ImmTrac2, the Texas Immunization Registry. Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) offers the Texas Immunization Registry at no cost to all Texans. The registry is secure and confidential, and safely consolidates and stores immunization records from multiple sources in
(5 days ago) Hospital Reporting. As the primary source of cancer case reporting to the Texas Cancer Registry (TCR), it is important that hospitals submit their cancer cases in a timely manner. Due to reporting requirements of the CDC and TCR, all records must be submitted within six months of initial diagnosis or admission with active disease and/or
Health and Human Services Acceptable Use Agreement (AUA
(7 days ago) Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) or a Health and Human Services (HHS) agency, I may be provided access to HHS Confidential Information or agency sensitive information regarding the proposed work, procurement of goods and services for HHSC or an HHS Agency. As such, I acknowledge that: