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.

Texas Medicaid Director, Jami Snyder, has announced she will be leaving HHS at the end of November to become the deputy director of the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System, Arizona’s state Medicaid agency.

CHIP clients who were hit by Harvey will have their co-pays waived through Nov. 30.

HHS Executive Commissioner Charles Smith got a first-hand look at the devastation Hurricane Harvey wreaked on Southeast Texas and Houston with an aerial tour of flooded areas.

HHS has applied for waivers from certain conditions on benefits and for extended benefits for Harvey’s victims who need help.

The Texas Health and Human Services system is administering disaster assistance grants from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.