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HHS Works to Reduce Suicide Among Young Adults and Veterans

September 3, 2019

Texas is working toward preventing suicide among young adults and veterans in the state, highlighting the resources available to people at risk of suicide and offering support for loved ones who can help.

Texas Seeks to Spotlight Innovators in Aging

August 30, 2019

The Texas Health and Human Services Commission is seeking nominations for the 2019 Innovators in Aging award, which recognizes unique and effective efforts impacting older adults.

Texas Helps Families Select Quality Child Care

August 16, 2019

As the school year begins, HHS is encouraging parents and guardians who are looking for child care to research their options and choose a state-regulated provider.

Texas Awarded Grant to Help Prevent SNAP Fraud

August 9, 2019

Texas Health and Human Services was recently awarded $336,994 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to prevent and reduce fraud in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.

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Tholakele Khumalo meets with HHS Executive Commissioner Dr. Courtney N. Phillips in her office Aug. 28, the last day of her internship.

HHS Hosts Mandela Washington Fellow From Zimbabwe

September 17, 2019

Tholakele Khumalo, a young professional from Zimbabwe, interned with HHS Intellectual and Developmental Disability and Behavioral Health Services as a Mandela Washington Fellow.

Allen Honored for Winning Texas Direct Support Professional of the Year

Video: Allen Honored for Winning Texas Direct Support Professional of the Year

September 13, 2019

When Lafawndra Allen learned a resident under her care was taken to the hospital with an infection, she jumped into action. Allen’s work garnered her a national award and a proclamation from Gov. Greg Abbott.

Jesse Medina Jr., lobby attendant for Access and Eligibility Services, helps improve the lives of Texans by guiding them through the Texas HHS benefits application process.

HHS Spotlight Video: Access and Eligibility Services

September 4, 2019

Jesse Medina Jr., lobby attendant for Access and Eligibility Services, helps improve the lives of Texans by guiding them through the Texas HHS benefits application process.

New Hospital Unit Staffed with Veterans

New Hospital Unit Staffed with Veterans

August 13, 2019

Terrell State Hospital recently unveiled a 20-bed specialized care unit for Texas veterans, a first of its kind in the state. Many of the 51 workers on staff are veterans themselves — a strategic hiring.