Services

  • Reports and Presentations

    Statewide Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Strategic Plan

    As developed by the stakeholder driven IDD Strategic Planning Group, the Statewide IDD Strategic Plan is a roadmap for a statewide and strategic approach for addressing gaps in IDD services and policy in the state of Texas. The plan is designed to increase awareness of the IDD population and gaps in policy, services, and funding which must be addressed to ensure optimal care is provided to individuals with IDD.

    Topics: Reporting

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    Medicaid for Breast & Cervical Cancer Program Managed Care Expansion

    Starting Sept. 1, 2017, women in the Medicaid for Breast and Cervical Cancer (MBCC) program will receive all their Medicaid services, including cancer treatment, through the STAR+PLUS health plan they pick.

    Topics: Benefits, Health, Women

  • News

    HHSC Launches Human Trafficking Prevention Training Course

    Texas HHSC is encouraging health care practitioners and interested members of the public to take its new online human trafficking awareness and prevention training course.

    Topics: Safety

  • News

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

    Gov. Abbott announced that HHSC is providing more than $307 million in emergency SNAP food benefits for the month of January.

    Topics: Benefits

  • News

    HHS Employees Take Mental Health First Aid Training

    The Mental Health First Aid program has been receiving more interest from HHS employees who want to learn how to help others who might be having a mental health crisis.

    Topics: Mental Health

  • 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, Food, Health

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    Medicaid and CHIP Teleservices

    Certain Medicaid and CHIP services in Texas may soon be delivered using telemedicine, telehealth, and audio-only methods on an ongoing basis.

    Topics: Benefits

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    SNAP Food Benefits

    SNAP food benefits are put on to the Lone Star Card and can be used just like a debit card at any store that accepts SNAP.

    Topics: Benefits, Financial, Food, Health

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    Texas Simplified Application Project (TSAP) for SNAP Food Benefits

    The Texas Simplified Application Project (TSAP) provides Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) food benefits to Texas households where all household members are either older adults (age 60 and older) or people with disabilities.

    Topics: Benefits, Food

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    Disability

    People who are limited in one or more major life activities – hearing, seeing, thinking or memory, walking or moving, taking care of personal needs (bathing, feeding, dressing) or living independently – are said to have a disability.

    Topics: Disability

  • Reports and Presentations

    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

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    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