LBB & GOBP Joint Budget Hearing: DSHS
DSHS Mission is to improve the health, safety, and well-being of Texans through good stewardship of public resources, and a focus on core public health functions. DSHS Vision is “A Healthy Texas.” DSHS Goals: 1) Improve health outcomes through public and population health strategies, including prevention and intervention. 2) Optimize public health response to disasters, disease threats, and outbreaks. 3) Improve and optimize business functions and processes to support delivery of public health services in communities. 4) Enhance operational structures to support public health functions of the state. 5) Improve recognition and support for a highly skilled and dedicated workforce. 6) Foster effective partnership and collaboration to achieve public health goals. 7) Promote the use of science and data to drive decision-making and best practices.