We were honored to welcome John Hellerstedt, MD, the former commissioner of the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS), to open the 2023 Texas State of Reform Health Policy Conference last month with a keynote address.     During his remarks, the seasoned health leader offer his insight about the future of public health … Read more

The Texas Health and Human Services Commission announced on September 8th that John Hellerstedt, MD, will be stepping down as the Commissioner of the Department of State Health Services (DSHS) at the end of the month after 14 years of service.     Hellerstedt, who has led the department since 2016, is retiring from state … Read more

Last week, over 200 Texas health policy stakeholders gathered at the 2022 Texas State of Reform Health Policy Conference for a day of thoughtful, forward-looking conversations on how to improve health care in the state. In case you weren’t able to make it, we put together a highlight video that features the sights and sounds from the day. We … Read more

We were honored to kick off last week’s 2022 Texas State of Reform Health Policy Conference with remarks from two widely respected leaders in the health policy space. Gov. Mike Leavitt, former governor of the State of Utah and former secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and John Hellerstedt, M.D., commissioner … Read more

The 2022 Texas State of Reform Health Policy Conference is less than a month away! Keep reading for a preview of some of the sessions we’ve lined up, including conversations around Medicaid’s future, behavioral health, and workforce. Thanks for reading, and we hope to see you at the AT&T Hotel & Conference Center in Austin next month! Eli Kirshbaum … Read more