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