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Texas Unveils New Hospital Unit for Veterans

July 19, 2019

Texas health officials announced today the creation of a 20-bed specialized care unit for Texas veterans. The first of its kind within the state, the new unit at Terrell State Hospital is designed to provide mental health services to this specific population with unique needs.

Texas Extends Time for June Flood Victims to Seek Benefits

July 10, 2019

People affected by the June flooding in the Rio Grande Valley will have additional time to seek the replacement of food purchased with SNAP benefits that was destroyed due to flooding.

Big Spring State Hospital Hosts Job Fair

July 2, 2019

Big Spring State Hospital hosted a job fair offering onsite interviews and help with applications.

HHSC Hosts Texas Brain Injury Conference

July 1, 2019

The second annual Texas Brain Injury Conference took place in Austin to prompt discussions and education about child and teen brain injuries.

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HHSC, UTHealth Break Ground on Continuum of Care Campus

HHSC, UTHealth Break Ground on Continuum of Care Campus

July 17, 2019

HHSC, in partnership with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, broke ground on the new UTHealth Continuum of Care Campus for Behavioral Health.

Dr. Jennifer Shuford, infectious disease medical officer for DSHS, is part of a team that studies infectious diseases.

HHS Spotlight Video: Department of State Health Services

July 15, 2019

Dr. Jennifer Shuford, infectious disease medical officer for DSHS, is part of a team that studies infectious diseases across the state to inform and educate health-care providers and protect the lives of all Texans.

Mexia SSLC Team Wins Special Olympics Basketball Tournament

Mexia SSLC Team Wins Special Olympics Basketball Tournament

June 17, 2019

The Mexia Mustangs team took first place in the Special Olympics Texas basketball tournament at UT Arlington where 125 teams competed in different divisions.

Executive Commissioner Dr. Courtney N. Phillips held her first all-staff meeting, which focused on her leadership style, the legislative session, employee engagement and next steps for HHS.

Video: Highlights — Executive Commissioner Dr. Phillips' Message to Staff

June 7, 2019

Executive Commissioner Dr. Courtney N. Phillips held her first all-staff meeting, which focused on her leadership style, the legislative session, employee engagement and next steps for HHS.