Regional Summits

Because of the need for prevention measures related to the emergence of prescription drug misuse, the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) is conducting regional Town Halls to discuss suggested best practices and solutions to prevent prescription drug misuse.

The Town Halls will be two to three hours in length. HHSC and local community representatives will make remarks and then ask for public comments and suggestions. The goal of the Town Halls is to develop a statewide strategic plan and community-based social marketing/public education plan to increase awareness of prescription drug misuse, the need for a coordinated approach, and promote increased use of Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) data.

Groups who are encouraged to send attendees are: youth; parents; business communities; media; schools/universities; youth-serving organizations; law enforcement agencies; religious or fraternal organizations; civic and volunteer groups; healthcare professionals; state, local or tribal agencies with expertise in the field of substance misuse; and other organizations involved in reducing substance misuse.

Online Registration

Wednesday, May 3 - 6-8:30 pm
Abilene Civic Center
1100 North 6th
Abilene, Texas 79601

Tuesday, May 16 - 2-5 pm
The Council on Recovery/
PRC 6 Auditorium
303 Jackson Hill Street
Houston, Texas 77007

El Paso
Thursday, May 18 - 2-5 pm
Texas Tech Health Sciences
Center of El Paso
4801 Alberta, 3rd floor, Class A-3500
El Paso, Texas 79905

Bryan/ College Station
Tuesday, May 23 - 6:30-8:30 pm
Blinn College
Bryan Campus Student Center
Room F-120

Fort Worth
Thursday, June 1 - 2-5 pm
University of North Texas
Health Science Center MET 125 S
3500 Camp Bowie Boulevard
Fort Worth, Texas 76107

Friday, June 2 - 2-5 pm
Region 18 Education Service Center
2811 La Force Boulevard
Midland, Texas 79706

Monday, June 19 - 6-8:30 pm
Community Services Building
Angelina College
3500 South First Street
Lufkin, Texas 75904

Waco/ Temple
Monday, July 10 - 2-5 pm
Education Service Center Region 12
2101 W. Loop 340
Waco, Texas 76712

Friday, July 14 - 2-5 pm
Scottish Rite Hospital for Children
2222 Welborn Street
Dallas, Texas 75219

San Antonio
Tuesday, July 18 - 2-5 pm
Oblate Whitley Theological Center
285 Oblate Drive
San Antonio, Texas 78216-6693

Wednesday, July 19 - 2-5 pm
MCM Elegante
2355 IH-10 South
Beaumont, TX 77705

Tuesday, July 25 - 6-8 pm
Weslaco City Hall,
Economic Development Corp.
255 S Kansas Ave
Weslaco, TX 78596