Reports and Presentations
December 16, 2020
The Interoperability for Texas: Powering Health 2020 report provides an in-depth overview of interoperability enhancements within the Texas Health and Human Services (HHS) agencies. The report outlines policy changes and builds upon plans previously discussed in the Interoperability for Texas: Powering Health 2018 report. Progress regarding interoperability of information technology systems continues to expand the exchange of electronic health information within Texas.
December 11, 2020
Annual report to provide an update to the Legislature on the implementation of the system redesign for individuals with an intellectual or developmental disability, as required by Texas Government Code, Chapter 534.
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.
December 4, 2020
This report is issued by the Office of the State Long-Term Care Ombudsman to describe the program's activities, including complaint resolution on behalf of nursing and assisted living facility residents. It contains recommendations from the office regarding the rights, care and other issues related to residents.
December 1, 2020
The report presents the work of the Ombudsman for Children and Youth in Foster Care for FY2020.
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.
March 4, 2020
This is an update/overview on Veteran Mental Health Services within HHSC.
December 9, 2019
The report presents the work of the Ombudsman for Children and Youth in Foster Care for FY 2019.
October 24, 2019
The Office of the State Long-term Care Ombudsman (Office) is independent within HHSC. Long-term care ombudsmen regularly visit assisted living facilities (ALFs) and advocate for residents. This report describes ombudsman services in ALFs in state fiscal year 2018, including recommendations to ensure the highest quality of life and care for residents.
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.