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HHS announced the recipients of the 2019 Innovators in Aging award, which highlights individuals and organizations that help older Texans.
SSLCs and state hospitals across Texas are using pen pal programs to help their residents and patients stay connected with their communities during the pandemic.
Maurice McCreary Jr. has been named the Texas Health and Human Services Commission’s Chief Operating Officer, effective July 20.
HHSC Urges Long-Term Care Facilities to Update Emergency Preparedness Plans Amid Hurricane Season, PandemicMay 29, 2020
Texas Health and Human Services is working with long-term care providers to prepare for natural disasters ahead of a busy hurricane season forecasted by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
Gov. Greg Abbott and HHSC today announced that $2.67 billion in federal funding has been approved to support Texas hospitals that provide care for people receiving Medicaid.
Gov. Greg Abbott announced that HHSC will provide approximately $182 million in emergency SNAP food benefits for the month of July as the state continues to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Gov. Abbott, HHSC Announce $9 Million for Nursing Facility Infection Control Projects to Prevent COVID-19June 30, 2020
Gov. Greg Abbott and Texas HHSC today announced $9 million in federal funding is available for nursing facilities to use for infection control projects to protect residents and staff from the spread of COVID-19.
Gov. Greg Abbott issued a proclamation suspending elective surgeries at hospitals in Cameron, Hidalgo, Nueces and Webb counties to help ensure hospital bed availability for COVID-19 patients in these communities.