Reports and Presentations

Note: These files are in PDF format unless otherwise noted.

December 23, 2016

Interoperability for Texas: Powering Health 2016

This is the first biennial report to the Legislative Budget Board (LBB) and the Governor regarding HHS agencies’ progress on interoperability regarding its information systems that exchange protected health information (PHI) within and across HHS agencies and between HHS agencies and healthcare providers.

December 20, 2016

Texas Palliative Care Interdisciplinary Advisory Council Recommendations to the 85th Texas Legislature

This report represents the considered input and views of the Palliative Care Interdisciplinary Advisory Council. The information contained in this document was discussed and voted upon at regularly scheduled meetings in accordance with the Texas Open Meetings Act.

December 6, 2016

December 2, 2016

October 26, 2016

Postpartum Depression Among Women Utilizing Texas Medicaid, 2016

This report includes recommendations to increase utilization of screening and treatment within the Medicaid program, increase the treatment of postpartum depression provided by the local mental health authorities, and increase continuity of care.

August 11, 2016

Texas Employment First Policy and Texas Employment First Task Force Report (PDF)

 is the initial report about the state of employment for Texans with disabilities. (Required by S.B. 1226, 83rd Legislature, Regular Session, 2013) 

August 10, 2016

Aging Texas Well Plan 2015-2016 (PDF)

is a comprehensive and effective working plan to identify and discuss aging policy issues, guide state government readiness and promote increased community preparedness for an aging Texas. (As required by Executive Order RP42)

August 9, 2016

Texas Statewide Behavioral Health Strategic Plan

Texas currently invests $6.7 billion biennially at the state level through General Revenue, Medicaid, and local and federal dollars to fund behavioral health services provided by various state agencies. In an effort to improve coordination between state agencies and to create a strategic approach to providing behavioral health services, lawmakers directed the creation of a statewide mental health coordinator position to through the 2014-15 General Appropriations Act, S.B. 1, 83rd Legislature, Regular Session, 2013 (Article II, Health and Human Services Commission, Rider 82).

Report on the Delivery of Health and Human Services to Young Texans 2015

Understanding the importance of early development on the long-term outcomes for Texas and its children, the Legislature directed the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) to monitor and report on health and human services (HHS) to young children through the passage of S.B. 54, 77th Legislature, Regular Session, 2001. In response, HHSC asked the HHS agencies to provide information on services, new initiatives, and collaborative efforts to serve children under the age of six. The most recent results are presented in this seventh biennial report.