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HHSC to Repost STAR+PLUS RFP July 23

The Health and Human Services Commission will repost the cancelled Request for Proposal for the STAR+PLUS program July 23 and it will be posted for 30 days. The original RFP was cancelled on July 5.

A rendering of the planned nine-story North Austin Complex scheduled to open in 2020. It will house the new HHS headquarters, located near 45th St., 51st St. and North Lamar Blvd.

The nine-story building, scheduled to be completed in 2020, will allow HHS to give up most of its leased space in Austin, consolidating operations at a central location.

People who have mental illnesses or substance use disorders need help recovering. These conditions can harm a person’s ability to make good decisions, and getting support from someone who has been in recovery themselves can be invaluable.

In the U.S., antipsychotics are the primary strategy used to calm elderly nursing home residents with dementia who are acting out of frustration or fear. It’s a situation HHS is dedicated to changing.