Texas DSHS Survey on Public Health Threats; EMS Capability

From the Texas Department of State Health Services:

Senate Bill 969, as passed by the 87th Texas Legislature and signed into law by the Governor, requires the Department of State Health Services (DSHS) to evaluate the planning and response capabilities of the state health care system, including hospitals, long-term care facilities, and laboratories, to respond to public health threats.

This is a follow-up survey in response to a survey that was sent statewide in April 2022. The results of that survey have been received and analyzed to identify the top five strengths and top five areas for improvement of the planning and response capabilities of the state healthcare system.

As with the original survey, this follow-up survey is directed at hospitals, long-term care facilities (LTC), laboratories, local health departments (LHD), regional advisory councils (RAC), emergency medical services (EMS) agencies, and others that serve a role in the healthcare system.

Thank you in advance for your valuable feedback. The results of this survey will be reported to the Texas legislature and will also be incorporated into the DSHS After Action Review process.

Please coordinate with other individuals in your organization who may have also received this survey to ensure multiple or duplicate responses are not submitted for a single entity.

This survey should take approximately 10 minutes to complete.

The survey link will be active until May 27, 2022.

Survey Link: Follow-Up Survey: Planning and Response Capabilities of the State Healthcare System