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.
The consolidated HHS budget currently is around $80 billion for the biennium. 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.
- Consolidated Budget Request
- Legislative Appropriations Request
- Monthly Financial Reports
- Operating Budget
- Strategic Plans
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.
From the headquarters in Austin to eligibility offices in the Rio Grande Valley to laboratories in the Panhandle, HHS employees are there to respond to the needs of Texans.
- Community Services Regional Contacts
- Contact Us
- Find a Long-term Care Services Office
- Find Service and Benefit Offices
- State Supported Living Centers
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.
- Changes to the State Hospital System
- Health Informatics Services and Quality
- Medicaid and CHIP Quality and Efficiency Improvement
- Office of Mental Health Coordination
- Office of Minority Health Statistics and Engagement
HHS maintains a broad range of records. 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, Texas Health and Human Services (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 Advisory Committees
- HHS Transition Legislative Oversight Committee
- Transition Plan
- What is Transformation?
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.
- Civil Rights Office
- Consumer Rights and Services
- Office of the Independent Ombudsman for SSLCs
- Office of the Ombudsman
- Office of the Long-term Care Ombudsman