Gov. Abbott, HHSC Announce Federal Approval for SNAP Benefit Replacements Due to Hurricane Nicholas

September 15, 2021

Gov. Abbott announced HHSC has received federal approval to provide replacement benefits for SNAP recipients for food lost or destroyed due to Hurricane Nicholas.

HHS Celebrates Direct Support Professional Recognition Week

September 15, 2021

Direct Support Professional Recognition Week honors the hard work and dedication of those who care for people with disabilities.

Gov. Abbott, HHSC Announce Up to $5 Million in Federal Funding for Rural Hospitals

September 14, 2021

Gov. Abbott announced that HHSC is receiving up to $5 million in federal funding from CMS as part of an innovative program to help serve underserved Texans in rural hospitals throughout the state.

San Antonio SSLC Physical Therapist Improves Methods for Helping Residents with Spinal Conditions

September 13, 2021

Ensuring the highest level of care leads an HHS employee to improve techniques to aid in designing custom wheelchair seats and treatment plans.

HHS in the News

September 14, 2021

HHS in the News features news stories and articles about the positive impact the Texas Health and Human Services Commission provides Texans through its programs and services.

HHSC Announces Pre-Solicitations Meetings for STAR CHIP

September 13, 2021

HHSC invites vendors to participate in a STAR CHIP pre-solicitation meeting with Medicaid program, legal and procurement staff.

September Marks Sickle Cell Disease Awareness Month in Texas

September 9, 2021

In 2019, the Texas Legislature designated September as Sickle Cell Disease Awareness Month to shine a light on this hereditary blood disorder.

Request for Public Comment on Best Value Criteria for STAR+PLUS Managed Care Procurement

September 7, 2021

HHS seeks input regarding best value criteria for upcoming STAR+PLUS managed care procurement.

Gov. Abbott, HHSC Announce Extension of Emergency SNAP Benefits for September 2021

September 3, 2021

Gov. Abbott announced that HHSC is providing approximately $286 million in emergency SNAP food benefits for the month of September as the state continues its response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Gov. Abbott, HHSC Announce $1.4 Billion in Summer Pandemic Food Benefits for Texas Families

August 24, 2021

Gov. Abbott announced that HHSC has received approval from the U.S. Department of Agriculture for a third round of federal P-EBT food benefits for families with children who have temporarily lost access to free or reduced-price school meals due to COVID-19.