Latest News Releases

HHSC Awards $125 Million in Substance Use Disorder Treatment Grants

September 21, 2020

The Texas Health and Human Services Commission is awarding nearly $125 million in Substance Use Disorder treatment grants to 100 awardees to provide prevention, intervention, and treatment services for individuals at-risk for substance use disorders.

Statewide Behavioral Health Coordinating Council Launches Redesigned Mental Health Resources Website

September 18, 2020

To better serve Texans seeking mental or behavioral health assistance, the Statewide Behavioral Health Coordinating Council is launching its redesigned Mental Health Texas website.

HHSC Expands Visitation at Long-Term Care Facilities

September 17, 2020

Gov. Greg Abbott directed HHSC to expand visitation options for eligible nursing, assisted living, intermediate care facilities, home and community-based service providers, and inpatient hospice, effective Thursday, Sept. 24. 

HHSC Awards $45 Million for Community Mental Health Services

September 10, 2020

The Texas Health and Human Services Commission today announced it is awarding $45 million in grant funds through the Community Mental Health Grant Program that supports mental health services and projects in Texas.

Featured Articles

Healthy Texas Kids YouTube Channel Reaches 15,000 Subscribers, 4.5 Million Views

September 21, 2020

Healthy Texas Kids provides videos in English and Spanish that aim to shift health-related attitudes and behaviors in children, communicating to them directly through relatable words, songs and dances.

September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

September 16, 2020

During National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, HHSC Intellectual and Developmental Disability and Behavioral Health Services reminds everyone that they can play a role in suicide prevention.

Gov. Abbott, HHSC Announce Federal Approval For Automatic SNAP Benefit Replacements For Eight Disaster Counties

September 15, 2020

Gov. Greg Abbott announced that HHSC has received federal approval to automatically provide replacement benefits for SNAP recipients for food lost or destroyed due to Hurricane Laura in eight impacted counties.

HHS in the News

September 10, 2020

HHS in the News features news stories and articles about the positive impact Texas HHSC provides Texans through its programs and services.