Providers who are interested in issues related to behavioral health services and programs within Texas, may want to apply to be a member of the Behavioral Health Advisory Committee. The Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) executive commissioner will appoint members to the committee to serve for the terms that are expiring Aug. 31, 2023.
Applications are due by 11:59 p.m., August 3, 2020.
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 application letter (PDF) 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 linked hereto apply to be on the committee.
It is preferred that you submit your application electronically, but you may submit the application by email, mail, or fax. Here are the addresses:
Texas Health and Human Services Commission
4900 N. Lamar Blvd.
Mail Code 0223
Austin, TX 78751
Attn: Susanna Sparkman
A Behavioral Health Advisory Committee member must regularly participate in committee meetings and may also have to participate in subcommittee meetings, projects, and presentations. Committee meetings are held about once every three to four 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.
For more information about the application process, contact Susanna Sparkman.