HHS is looking for people to serve on the Behavioral Health Advisory Committee Self-Directed Care Advisory Subcommittee. The deadline to apply is March 10, 2017.

Texas Health and Human Services and the nonprofit Texas System of Care invite students to create artwork showing why mental health matters.

Do you support clients with intellectual or developmental disabilities? A free, online training series, focusing on mental health, helps people who care for, support or advocate for people with IDD.

Consider being a volunteer with one of Texas Health and Human Services' programs to improve the lives of aging Texans and those with disabilities.

IT Project Manager Jason Dresner, Protective Services Intake Specialist Mimi Smith and SWI Associate Commissioner Ric Zimmerman display the Statewide Intake “Top Work Place” awards for 2015 and 2016. Statewide Intake was selected as one of the Top Workplaces for 2016 by the Austin American-Statesman. SWI staff responded to a questionnaire from the newspaper. Based on those responses, the division qualified as a top workplace in the “mid-sized companies” category.

DFPS's Statewide Intake division was named one of the best places in Austin to work for the past two years.

Texas Health and Human Services has been made aware of several reports of a possible telephone scam involving people identifying themselves as being from a health agency or insurance company and asking for Social Security numbers and dates of birth.

On Nov. 2, faith leaders from across Texas gathered at the Texas State Capitol in Austin to explore how the faith-based community can help find loving homes for thousands of children waiting to be adopted.

To highlight ways that faith leaders can support children and fragile families, the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services hosted a Faith Leader Summit Nov. 2 at the State Capitol in Austin.

Pregnant woman spraying mosquito repellent on her arm

Texas Medicaid Brings Back Mosquito Repellent Benefit

The Texas Health and Human Services Commission announced today that it is reinstating the Medicaid benefit for mosquito repellent due to the first reported case of Zika virus disease likely transmitted by a mosquito in Texas. Read the full news release.

A new twist on an old program is helping Girl Scouts engage with long-term care facilities, and organizers hope it will also help foster meaningful relationships between generations.

Texas HHS Executive Commissioner Charles Smith speaks to employees

Executive Commissioner Charles Smith outlined his vision for the reconfigured Texas Health and Human Services Commission at a staff meeting in Austin.

The Health and Human Services system is working to improve collaboration between programs, empower employees and create a new leadership structure that will improve service and accountability.