Health & Human Services

Monday, November 7, 2016 by Michael Kanin

Austin Monitor Radio: Austin/Travis County Sobriety Center

Attorney and former Travis County Democratic Party Chair Andy Brown talks with Austin Monitor publisher Mike Kanin about the Austin/Travis County Sobriety Center. Audio is embedded below:

Tuesday, September 20, 2016 by Caleb Pritchard

Court faces more pressure over Central Health transparency concerns

Activists have turned up the heat on the Travis County Commissioners Court to take a closer look at millions of dollars paid out by the county’s health district in the last two years.Attorney Fred Lewis sent out on Monday afternoon…

Thursday, March 10, 2016 by Audrey McGlinchy

No big changes to mosquito protocol, says city

Despite two confirmed cases of the mosquito-borne virus Zika in Travis County, the city of Austin says it will not make any big changes to its mosquito-control strategy as the warm season begins – a time ripe for insect breeding.“We…

Tuesday, February 9, 2016 by Vicky Garza

Forum updates on community health initiatives

City and county health officials and health services organizations provided an update last Wednesday night on a five-year comprehensive community health planning initiative that will end in June.About 86 residents attended the community forum at the George Washington Carver Museum…

Monday, January 25, 2016 by Vicky Garza

Committee pushes for regular HHS budget increase

City Council’s Health and Human Services Committee is asking City Manager Marc Ott to consider an annual increase of at least 3 percent for the Austin/Travis County Health and Human Services Department’s budget.The move comes after Council increased the department’s…

Tuesday, November 3, 2015 by Tyler Whitson

Health committee discusses new spending plans

Before adopting the city’s proposed budget in September, City Council added more than $6.5 million in spending for health, human services, social services and quality of life programs. With the new fiscal year in full swing, Shannon Jones, director of…

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