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DSHS is on Instagram

DSHS Launches Instagram Account

March 5, 2019

The Texas Department of State Health Services has launched an Instagram account to reach new audiences of Texans and help protect and guide their health.

The Texas Senate unanimously confirmed the appointment of Dr. Courtney N. Phillips as Health and Human Services executive commissioner.

Phillips Confirmed as HHS Executive Commissioner

February 27, 2019

The Texas Senate unanimously confirmed the appointment of Dr. Courtney N. Phillips as Health and Human Services executive commissioner.

HHS Chief Medical Director Dr. Ryan D. Van Ramshorst

Van Ramshorst Takes on Chief Medical Director Role

February 26, 2019

Dr. Ryan D. Van Ramshorst is the new chief medical director for HHS, driving the clinical vision to ensure Texans on Medicaid and CHIP get the best services available.

Health Care Parity

Parity Ensures Mental Health, Substance Use Disorders Get Equal Care

February 22, 2019

Health-care parity recognizes that treatment of mental health conditions and substance use disorders is just as important as physical health.

Latest News Releases

Texas Announces First IDD Strategic Plan

March 20, 2019

The Texas Health and Human Services Commission is developing the state’s first Intellectual and Developmental Disability Strategic Plan and has posted the plan’s foundation online.

New Effort Enhances Access to Mental Health Treatment for Veterans

March 18, 2019

Veteran Counselors have begun work at six pilot sites as part of an initiative to increase access to clinical mental health treatment for military service members, veterans and their families in rural areas of the state.

Texas Celebrates Brain Injury Resources, Survivors

March 18, 2019

The Texas Health and Human Services Commission’s Office of Acquired Brain Injury, Office of Disability Prevention for Children, and Comprehensive Rehabilitation Services program will host a reception on March 20 celebrating work being done in Texas to help improve outcomes for people living with a brain injury.

SASH Invites Runners to Its Grounds for 5K Run

March 15, 2019

The Texas Health and Human Services Commission’s San Antonio State Hospital will host its annual SASH Spring Thing 5K Run/Walk on March 30.