Public Health Information & Alerts


Medicaid and CHIP eligibility redeterminations are happening now across Texas, and outreach is needed to patients to ensure continued coverage. Over half a million Texans lost coverage in June, many of whom likely remain eligible but were removed due to procedural issues or lack of response. Physicians and staff are uniquely positioned to share information with patients and help them retain coverage in CHIP and Medicaid or to get Marketplace coverage. DCMS recently partnered with the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services to host a webinar that provides the information physicians and their staff need to help patients through this process. Many thanks to DCMS Board Member Dr. Marcial Oquendo for speaking on the webinar. Additionally, there are local resources available to assist patients with their redetermination and enrollment process. The United Way has 35 federally funded navigators that provide free enrollment assistance. View the full-length webinar {password: Bt+ky80y}

Medicaid and CHIP Continuous Enrollment Unwinding: What to Know and How to Prepare, A Partner Education Monthly Series
Outreach materials for use with patients and additional resource
Every Texan Medicaid Unwinding Texas Update and Resources
Graphics for posting in your office can be found here for printing
Navigator assistance is available for individuals needing help with their Medicaid or CHIP redetermination or Marketplace coverage. Services are federally funded through the United Way of Greater Dallas and are free to patients and navigators can travel to meet patients. Navigators can also assist with connections to other social services. They can also be reached by phone: (214) 978-0042


Severe vibrio vulnificus infections in the United States associated with warming coastal waters
Increased Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) activity in parts of the southeastern United States: new prevention tools available to protect patients

Prevention and Control of Seasonal Influenza with Vaccines: Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP)—United States, 2023-24
DCHHS Reports the First Human Case of West Nile Virus of 2023 (July 2023)
Locally Acquired Malaria Cases Identified in the United States (June 2023)
DSHS Health Advisory: Locally Acquired Malaria Case (June 2023)
Guidance on Measles during the Summer Travel Season (June 2023)
Potential Risk for New Mpox Cases (May 2023) COVID-19

Stay informed with the latest information. If there is information you need and can't find it, please don't hesitate to contact the TMA Knowledge Center or DCMS staff:

Texas Medical Association Website
Dallas County Health & Human Services
Texas Health & Human Services
Texas Medical Board

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