Latest News Releases

HHSC Encourages Cancer Screenings During Cervical Health Awareness Month

January 13, 2021

In observance of January as National Cervical Health Awareness Month, HHS is encouraging women to get screened for cervical cancer and utilize the Breast and Cervical Cancer Services program.

Texas Launches Opioid Misuse Prevention Website to Fight Addiction, Overdoses

January 8, 2021

Texas HHS is launching a new website featuring videos, the latest information and helpful resources to promote TTOR, which is a statewide public health effort to fight against opioid addiction and overdose.

State Hospitals Receive First Shipments of COVID-19 Vaccine

December 17, 2020

HHSC announced it received the first shipments of COVID-19 vaccine for state hospitals in Austin, San Antonio, Terrell and Wichita Falls.

Innovative Job Training Program Puts High School Seniors, Adults on Career Path to Success

December 15, 2020

The first graduates from HHSC’s new partnership pilot program, Texas Works Path to Success, are beginning their careers with HHSC and connecting Texans with services like food benefits and health care.

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HHS Raises Awareness of Human Trafficking

January 15, 2021

anuary is designated National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month. Health care and social services professionals have a unique and important opportunity to recognize, report and even prevent human trafficking.

Gov. Abbott Releases Video Resource for Active-Duty Military and Spouses Transferring to Texas

January 11, 2021

Gov. Greg Abbott and the Texas Military Preparedness Commission released a video resource for active-duty military and their spouses to increase awareness of the services offered by the State of Texas.

HHS in the News

January 11, 2021

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

Gov. Abbott, HHSC Announce Extension of Emergency SNAP Benefits for Jan. 2021

January 4, 2021

Gov. Greg Abbott today announced that the Texas HHSC will provide approximately $204 million in emergency SNAP food benefits for the month of January as the state continues its response to the COVID-19 pandemic.