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    Aging Texas Well Strategic Plan 2022 - 2023

    The Aging Texas Well Strategic Plan for the 2022-2023 biennium is submitted in accordance with Executive Order RP-42 (Appendix A). The executive order established key mandates to direct the ATW initiative and state leaders on policy planning for older Texans. The executive order also instructs the Aging Texas Well Advisory Committee to guide and support state leadership on aging-related matters and requires Texas Health and Human Services Commission to develop a biennial working plan to identify and discuss aging policy issues, guide state government readiness, and promote increased community preparedness for the aging Texas population.

    Topics: Aging

  • News

    Gov. Abbott, HHSC Announce Extension Of Emergency SNAP Benefits For December

    Gov. Greg Abbott today announced the Texas HHSC is providing more than $308 million in emergency Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) food benefits for the month of December.

    Topics: Benefits, Food

  • Pages

    Acquired Brain Injury

    An acquired brain injury is brain damage caused by events after birth, rather than as part of a genetic or congenital disorder.

    Topics: Disability

  • News

    Domestic Violence Resources Available During the Holidays

    As the holidays draw near and people spend more time at home, HHS and the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services want to remind Texans about resources for domestic violence victims and family and friends who want to help.

    Topics: Women

  • News

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

    Gov. Abbott announced that HHSC is providing almost $310 million in emergency SNAP food benefits for the month of November as the state continues its response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Topics: Benefits, COVID-19, Food

  • Pages

    STAR+PLUS Pilot Program (SP3)

    The STAR+PLUS Pilot Program, also called SP3, is a new pilot program that will test a managed care delivery model for long-term services and supports for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, traumatic brain injuries, acquired brain injuries (ABI) and similar functional needs.

    Topics: Disability, Health

  • Pages

    ECI’s Coaching Approach

    ECI providers use a coaching approach to work with families when delivering early intervention services. During the coaching process, parents become equipped to teach their child new skills.

    Topics: Children, Disability, Health

  • News

    HHS Recognizes Domestic Violence Awareness Month

    National Domestic Violence Awareness Month brings attention to lifesaving resources for people who have experienced physical violence, emotional abuse, financial abuse or sexual abuse by family members or intimate partners.

    Topics: Safety

  • News

    HHS Recognizes Down Syndrome Awareness Month

    October is a time to learn about this condition that about 6,000 babies are born with each year in the United States.

    Topics: Health, Children

  • News

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

    Gov. Abbott announced that HHSC is providing almost $294 million in emergency SNAP food benefits for the month of October as the state continues its response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Topics: COVID-19, Food

  • News

    Texas WIC Chatbot Maya Now Available in Spanish

    Spanish-speaking Texans can now chat with Maya, the Texas WIC chatbot, to learn more about WIC services.
  • News

    COVID-19 Mental Health Support Line Helps Thousands of Texans

    Since March 2020, HHSC’s COVID-19 Mental Health Support Line has helped Texans gain access to mental health services during the pandemic.

    Topics: Mental Health

  • News

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

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

    Topics: Food

  • News

    HHS in the News

    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.

    Topics: Long-term Care Providers, Health, Food

  • News

    HHS Recognizes National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

    During September, HHSC is working to reduce the stigma surrounding suicide and increase awareness about suicide prevention.

    Topics: Mental Health