Mental Health Awareness Art Contest Open, Deadline is March 15

Texas children and adults are joining forces to shine the light on mental health conditions that affect millions of people. 

The Texas Health and Human Services Policy Office added two veterans of state health policy to oversee the system’s plans to measure and assess its performance and continued transformation.

With the federal government shutdown, the Texas Health and Human Services Commission does not anticipate any immediate changes to its programs.

North Texas State Hospital-Vernon

North Texas State Hospital-Vernon unveiled a $7.45 million renovation Jan. 9 to relocate and operate its in-patient psychiatric care program for adolescents admitted through courts and mental health authorities.

The Disaster SNAP program in Texas has officially ended, after serving more than 1.5 million people who suffered damage, lost income or had to flee their homes because of Hurricane Harvey.

FEMA Scam alert

The Federal Emergency Management Agency is warning people to be vigilant about potential scammers and con artists in the wake of recent natural disasters, including Hurricane Harvey.

Victoria Ford

Victoria Ford will be the Texas Health and Human Service system’s first chief policy officer, Executive Commissioner Charles Smith announced, leading an office dedicated to making sure HHS operates as efficiently as possible.

Learn about the new Office of Disability Prevention for Children, which focuses on preventing developmental disabilities, such as brain injury and fetal alcohol syndrome, in infants and young children.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and HHS can help Texas women detect and treat breast cancer.

Texas Health and Human Services has announced it will add an extra day for victims of Hurricane Harvey to apply for disaster food relief in Nueces County.