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Texas Secures Approximately $350 Million in Federal Funding for Women’s Health Services

January 24, 2020

Governor Greg Abbott today announced that Texas HHSC and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services have reached an agreement to provide comprehensive women’s health services through a Medicaid demonstration waiver over the next five years.

First Texas WIC Clinic in a Grocery Store Opens Thursday

January 22, 2020

Texas HHS will hold a grand opening for the first Texas WIC clinic located inside a grocery store at United Supermarkets store on Thursday, Jan. 23.

Texas HHS Expands Child Care Search Site to Help Families Find Quality Care

January 16, 2020

HHS is expanding its child care search website to provide families additional information about child care providers in Texas.

More Texas Children and Youth to Receive Mental Health Services and Remain with Families

January 9, 2020

Texas HHSC and Texas DFPS are helping more children and youth receive mental health residential treatment services and remain in the custody of their parents or guardians through an increase in availability of residential treatment center beds.

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Texas is Monitoring Novel Coronavirus Outbreak

January 24, 2020

The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) is working closely with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in monitoring the developing outbreak.

New employees of Lufkin SSLC practice under the guidance of faculty and students from Stephen F. Austin University on how to guide people with visual impairment across the center’s campus.

Lufkin SSLC, Stephen F. Austin State University Team Up to Provide Training

January 21, 2020

Lufkin State Supported Living Center provides training for new direct support staff to assist residents who are blind or have visual impairment.

Rusk State Hospital patients find community connection, empowerment through art show.

Rusk Art Show: A Portrait of Unity

January 13, 2020

Rusk State Hospital patients find community connection, empowerment through art show.

Early Childhood Intervention Helps Get Toddlers on Track

January 8, 2020

Jennifer and Ryan Nankivell felt their first-born child, Whitney, was at risk for developmental delays so they turned to the HHS Early Childhood Intervention program.