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    Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention Section
    MC 1965
    PO Box 149347 Austin, TX 78714-9347
    1100 West 49th Street
    Austin, TX 78756

    Phone: (512) 458-7111
    Fax: (512) 458-7618

Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention Section

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Physicians can submit a request to add Incurable Neurodegenerative Diseases to Texas Administrative Code, Title 25, Section 1.61 (b) by submitting the required form to HPCDPSprovider@dshs.texas.gov.

Texas Health and Safety Code, Section 1003.054 requires written consent before an eligible patient receives a voluntary investigational stem cell treatment. Effective January 15, 2021, the Department of State Health Services informed consent form  must be signed and maintained in the patient's medical record. The form is available in English and Spanish.

The Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention (HPCDP) Section is part of the Community Health Improvement Division of the Texas Department of State Health Services.

The Section serves Texans by creating, promoting, and guiding public health programs across the lifespan to promote healthy lifestyles and educate, prevent, and manage chronic diseases.

Dedicated to the health of every Texan throughout their lifespan.


All Texans live, work, play, and learn in communities that support health and an optimal quality of life at every age.


To serve all Texans by improving and supporting systems, policies and environments that promote health and improve quality of life.


To coordinate efforts between communities, coalitions, and stakeholders to support and sustain an environment that makes possible a whole and healthy Texan.

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Last updated March 5, 2021