Texas Health and Human Services (HHS) is transforming to be a more functional, efficient, effective and responsive organization. Our employees bring to this new venture experience in service delivery and working with stakeholders. The new HHS strives to be transparent, accountable and responsive.
In September 2016, Texas began transforming how it delivers health and human services to qualified Texans. The transformed HHS is made up of the following agencies and departments:
The consolidated HHS budget exceeds $83.8 billion a year. HHS considers transparency a pillar of operations and offers the following information to show how the agency is ensuring tax payer money is spent effectively.
To fulfill our commitment to transparency — a cornerstone of HHS operations — we ensure our many stakeholders have several ways to either be informed of HHS activities or participate directly in program and policy implementation.
HHS employees dedicate themselves to ensuring that Texans receive the benefits for which they are qualified. But we can only go so far. We rely on caring people in our local communities giving their time and talents to provide things the state does not, such as mentoring children and learning to manage their benefits.
Many of the people who currently work in HHS report they do it because they feel like their work makes a difference in someone's life. If you want to join our team, HHS is looking for professionals seeking to serve and solve challenging issues in a variety of roles.
The collaborative nature of Texas Health and Human Services means we have three areas from which leadership flows to create well-grounded decisions. Meet in the influential professionals who hold themselves most accountable for the success of this agency.
Health and Human Services continually looks for better ways to provide services to Texans. We do this through program evaluation and applying best practices to our work.
- Center for Elimination of Disproportionality and Disparities
- Medicaid and CHIP Quality and Efficiency Improvement
- Medicaid Information Technology Architecture
- Medicaid Innovation Projects
- Office of Health Coordination and Consumer Services
- Office of Acquired Brain Injury
- Office of e-Health Coordination
- Office of Mental Health Coordination
- Psychotropic Medical Utilization Parameters for Foster Children
HHS maintains a broad range of records from birth certificates to death certificates. And because of the unique position we hold in the state, our skilled employees research and report on a range of health and human services issues that affect Texans.
In 2015 Sunset legislation, HHS began a transformation effort to produce a more efficient, effective, and responsive system. In September of 2016 the first phase of that effort became operational.
HHS employees champion the rights of those we serve. Our ombudsmen advocate for clients, investigators look in to reports of fraud, waste and abuse, and civil rights staff ensure that clients receive the benefits for which they qualify, regardless of their race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, ethnicity orand disability, and in some cases political beliefs and sexual orientation.