Texas Tech Professor Appointed to State of Texas Workgroup
November 10, 2009
Jeffrey Wherry will contribute to a project that addresses the needs of children and
families, especially those impacted by child abuse and domestic violence.
Written by: Jessica Behnham
Jeffrey N. Wherry, director of the Institute for Child and Family Studies, was appointed
to the workgroup following House Bill 2196 of the 81st Legislature.
A Texas Tech Human Development and Family Studies professor has been appointed as
a member of the State of Texas Integration of Health and Behavioral Health Workgroup.
Jeffrey N. Wherry, director of the Institute for Child and Family Studies, was appointed to the workgroup following House Bill 2196 of the 81st Legislature.
Wherry said the workgroup will recommend best practices in policy, training and service
to promote the integration of health and behavioral health services in Texas.
“Workgroup members will assist the Texas Health and Human Services Commission in developing a report describing the best practices for health and behavioral health
integration, barriers to implementing best practices in Texas and policy considerations
for improving integrated service delivery to the citizens of Texas,” Wherry said.
Wherry said he was appointed by the Executive Commissioner of the Texas Health and
Human Services Commission as an expert in the field with experience in integrating
health and behavioral health.
“I am excited to serve on the workgroup and look forward to making contributions that
address the needs of children and families, especially those impacted by child abuse
and domestic violence,” Wherry said.
The College of Human Sciences at Texas Tech University provides multidisciplinary education, research and service
focused on individuals, families and their environments for the purpose of improving
and enhancing the human condition.