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Community Engagement

Qualitative Survey

In early 2017, Central Health partnered with Travis County and Del Valle Independent School District to conduct a survey, assessing the health care needs of the community. About 870 students and parents across the district, which spans from Creedmoor to Hornsby Bend, provided feedback between April 4 – June 1, 2017.

See Survey Results

Tour and Community Meeting

In June 2017, the Central Health Board of Managers participated in a tour, visiting the following areas in Eastern Travis County:

  • CommUnityCare Walk-In Clinic on William Cannon
  • Integral Care Dove Springs Care Facility
  • UT School of Nursing Children’s Wellness Center
  • Creedmoor Elementary School

The tour concluded with a community meeting in the cafeteria of the Del Valle Independent School District Opportunity Center. There, Central Health held a facilitated conversation on the needs of the residents of Eastern Travis County.

Focus Groups

In Oct. 2017, Central Health conducted three focus groups regarding access to health care in Eastern Travis County and possible locations for future health care solutions—specifically in the areas within the Del Valle Independent School District: Hornsby Bend, Austin’s Colony, Del Valle, Elroy, Garfield, and Creedmoor. Attendees included residents, potential patients, Del Valle Independent School District representatives, and community advocates.

See Report

Community Conversations

In 2018, Central Health launched a series of community dialogues—under the brand of “Community Conversations” to inform and obtain feedback from community members.

On Monday, May 14, 2018, Central Health hosted a Community Conversation focused on expanding health care services in Eastern Travis County. Forty-three individuals were in attendance. The program included a review of our recent demographic report by JP Eichmiller, and a comprehensive overview of all Eastern Travis County projects by Larry Wallace. Following the presentations, we hosted a panel discussion, which included questions from the audience, featuring Larry Wallace and the following partners:

  1. Sherri Fleming – County Executive, Travis County Health & Human Services
  2. Jaeson Fournier – CEO, CommUnityCare Health Centers
  3. Hugh Simmons – Dir. of Practice Management, Integral Care
  4. Stephanie Hayden – Director, Austin Public Health
  5. Dr. Stephanie Morgan – Professor of Clinical Nursing, UT School of Nursing
  6. Michelle Meaux – Regional Coordination Mgr., Capital Metro

 

Download the Presentation

Advisory Committees

To ensure the community has a seat at the table when it comes to planning health service expansion in their neighborhoods, Central Health formed advisory committees in early 2018. Members represent community partners, advocates, neighborhood associations, school districts, faith-based organizations, and elected officials. View the members of each advisory committee below.

Review the Advisory Committee Charter

Southeast Travis County Health Services Expansion Advisory Committee

  • Chief Ken Bailey, Travis County Emergency Services District 11
  • Mr. Matt Balthazar, CommUnityCare Health Centers
  • Ms. Kynthia Brooks, Community Advocate
  • Ms. Darilynn Cardona-Beiler, Integral Care
  • Ms. Melissa Cepeda, Central Health
  • Ms. Paula Di Nello, Elroy Community Library
  • Mr. Charles Diggs, Del Valle Independent School District Board of Trustees
  • Mr. Allen Doss, Community Advocate
  • Mr. Jim Elman, Community Advocate
  • Mrs. Janet Elman, Community Advocate
  • Ms. Sherri Fleming, Travis County Health & Human Services
  • Mr. Thomas Fritzinger, Austin’s Colony Home Owners’ Association
  • Ms. Molly Garcia, Del Valle Independent School District
  • Commissioner Margaret Gomez, Travis County, Precinct 4
  • Ms. Isela Guerra, Central Health
  • Ms. Dawn Handley, Integral Care
  • Ms. Ann Hueberger, Del Valle Independent School District Board of Trustees
  • Ms. Sherry Mansell, Community Advocate
  • Ms. Michelle Meaux, CapMetro
  • Constable George Morales, Travis County, Precinct 4
  • Dr. Stephanie Morgan, UT School of Nursing
  • Ms. Rose Ortiz, Del Valle Independent School District
  • Ms. Jean Phipps, Garfield Library
  • Ms. Eva Rodriguez, Del Valle Independent School District
  • Ms. Monica Saavedra, CommUnityCare Health Centers
  • Mr. Hugh Simmons, Integral Care
  • Mr. Jerry Staton, Community Advocate
  • Ms. Alice Vallejo, Community Advocate
  • Mr. Larry Wallace, Central Health

Austin’s Colony & Hornsby Bend Advisory Committee

  • Chief David Bailey, Travis County Emergency Services District 11 (Fire Rescue)
  • Mr. Matt Balthazar, CommUnityCare Health Centers
  • Ms. Rebecca Birch, Del Valle Independent School District
  • Ms. Caitlin Brown, Travis County Commissioners Court
  • Ms. Kristen Bruton, CommUnityCare Health Centers
  • Mr. Rod Castilleja, Resident
  • Ms. Esmeralda Castillo, Del Valle Independent School District
  • Ms. Lorena Cruz Resident
  • Ms. Sherri Fleming Travis County Health & Human Services & Veterans Services
  • Mr. Richard Franklin, Resident
  • Mr. Larry Gant, Community Coalition for Health
  • Ms. Connie Gonzales, Resident
  • Ms. Alejandra Gonzalez, UT Austin – Michael and Susan Dell Center for Healthy Living
  • Ms. Elvia Guardian, Del Valle Independent School District
  • Ms. Yanet Guzman, Resident
  • Ms. StephanieHayden, Austin Public Health
  • Ms. Amanda Hernandez, KIPP Austin Public Schools
  • Ms. Angela Herron, Resident
  • Mr. Shannon Jones, Central Health
  • Ms. Michelle Meaux, Capital Metro
  • Ms. Danniela Méndez, DVISD-Hornsby-Dunlap Elementary School
  • Dr. Charles Moody, Community Coalition for Health
  • Ms. Melia O’Dell, Austin’s Colony Homeowner’s Association
  • Ms. Mario Palacios, DVISD-Dailey Middle School
  • Ms. Joanna Saucedo, Resident
  • Mr. Del Stinson, Community Coalition for Health
  • Mr. Joe Stinson, Community Coalition for Health
  • Ms. Mia Talley, Community Coalition for Health
  • Ms. Patricia Taylor, DVISD-Dailey Middle School
  • Ms. Iset Tenorio, Resident
  • Commissioner Jeff Travillion, Travis County, Precinct 1
  • Mrs. Stephanie Trevino, Austin Public Health
  • Ms. Cynthia Vankuren, Resident
  • Mr. Angel Zambrano, Austin Public Health

Northeast Health & Wellness Center Advisory Committee

  • Ms. Courtney Bailey, Dell Medical School, University of Texas at Austin
  • Mr. Matt Balthazar, CommUnityCare Health Centers
  • Mr. Martin Barrera, City of Austin, Economic Development Department
  • Mr. Yassiel Caballero, KIPP Austin
  • Ms. Darilynn Cardona-Beiler, Integral Care
  • Ms. Melissa Cepeda, Central Health
  • Ms. Courtney Colvin, Austin Independent School District, Overton Elementary
  • Ms. Margarita Decierdo, Colony Park/Lakeside Community Development Corporation
  • Ms. Tabitha Donald, City of Austin Public Health
  • Ms. Sherri Fleming, Travis County Health & Human Services
  • Ms. Beverly D. Gonzalez, Manor Independent School District, Decker Elementary School
  • Mr. Sammy Hall, Loma Vista Mobile Park
  • Ms. Dawn Handley, Integral Care
  • Ms. Stephanie Hayden, City of Austin Public Health
  • Ms. Cinnamon Henley, East Communities YMCA
  • Council Member Ora Houston, City of Austin District 1
  • Ms. Erin Knox, Agave Neighborhood Association
  • Ms. Rebecca Lott, Manor Independent School District
  • Ms. Christa McCarthy, Austin Parks & Recreation Centers
  • Ms. Michelle Meaux, Capital Metro
  • Dr. Charles Moody, Community Coalition for Health
  • Ms. Tonya Nixon, Travis County Constable Precinct One
  • Mr. DeVon Odem, Austin Parks & Recreation Center – Turner Roberts Recreation Center
  • Ms. Liliana Ordoñez, Central Health
  • Ms. Ariana Ramirez, Manor Independent School District, Meadows Elementary School
  • Mr. Chris Rios, CommUnityCare Health Centers
  • Ms. Monica Saavedra, CommUnityCare Health Centers
  • Mr. Hugh Simmons, Integral Care
  • Ms. Barbara Scott, Colony Park Neighborhood Association
  • Ms. Tracy Spinner, Austin Independent School District
  • Ms. Mia Talley, Community Coalition for Health
  • Ms. Lynda Townsend, Manor Independent School District
  • Ms. Scheleen Walker, Travis County Transportation & Natural Resources Department
  • Mr. Larry Wallace, Central Health
  • Mr. Ike Williams, LBJ Neighborhood Association
  • Ms. Sophia Williams, City of Austin
  • Ms. Pat Wilson, Community Advocate

Eastern Travis County Health Services Expansion Program Interest List