Reports and Presentations
December 9, 2020
The Delivery of Health and Human Services to Young Texans report discusses services for children under six years of age a critical time of early development which impacts children’s long-term outcomes. The report updates the 2018 edition by highlighting a unified and collaborative approach to delivering services and improving the health of Texas children, including the delivery of these services during the COVID-19 pandemic.
November 16, 2020
MHFA is an evidence-based curriculum used to teach individuals how to help someone who may be developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. Health and Safety Code, Section 1001.205(b) requires HHSC to report data on the number of persons trained in MHFA and a detailed accounting of expenditures.
The report provides information about the experiences of CRCGs in their efforts to provide a coordinated approach to service delivery for children, youth, adults, and families with multi-agency needs. This report also includes recommendations for policy and statutory changes at agencies that are involved in the provision of systems of care services and recommendations for the statewide expansion of sites participating in the Texas System of Care.
August 26, 2020
HHS has developed the Disability Services Action Plan to improve the system and delivery of services for Texans with physical, intellectual and developmental disabilities. The plan includes 27 recommendations under four initiatives: training and support, communication, policy and rules and system redesign.
July 23, 2020
The report of the Texas Autism Council is a statutorily required biannual report from the Texas Autism Council to the Executive Commissioner including recommendations to ensure that the needs of persons of all ages with autism spectrum disorder and their families are addressed and that all available resources are coordinated to meet those needs. Note: This is not an HHS document for branding purposes.
June 1, 2020
This is a summary report about suicide and suicide prevention in Texas. The report include statutes as well as state policies and programs regarding suicide and suicide prevention.
March 11, 2020
TAC, Title 25, Chapter 411, Subchapter A, requires the JCAFS to submit an annual report to the Health and Human Services Commission's Executive Commissioner. This report provides a summary of the JCAFS' fiscal year 2019 meetings, activities and recommendations.
February 28, 2020
Statute requires the Health and Human Services Commission to collect data regarding the commitment of alleged offender residents to SSLCs, including any offense with which an alleged offender resident is charged, the location of the committing court, whether the alleged offender resident has previously been in the custody of the Texas Youth Commission or the Department of Family and Protective Services, and whether the alleged offender resident receives mental health services or previously received any services under a Section 1915(c) waiver program.
November 25, 2019
This is a report on the Mental Health First Aid Program based on compiled information from the Local Mental Health Authorities. It includes the number people trained in Mental Health First Aid. This report is required by Health and Safety Code, Section 1001.205(b).
October 17, 2019
The Office of the State Long-Term Care Ombudsman is independent within the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC). Long-term care ombudsmen regularly visit nursing and assisted living facilities to advocate for residents. This report describes ombudsman services in nursing and assisted living facilities in state fiscal years 2017-18, including recommendations to ensure the highest quality of life and care for residents.