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HHSC Announces Recipients of the Innovators in Aging Award

June 24, 2020

HHS announced the recipients of the 2019 Innovators in Aging award, which highlights individuals and organizations that help older Texans.

State Hospitals, State Supported Living Centers Create Pen Pal Programs During COVID-19 Pandemic

June 23, 2020

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.

Texas HHS Announces New Chief Operating Officer

June 18, 2020

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, Pandemic

May 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.

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Gov. Abbott, HHSC Secure $2.67 Billion in Federal Funding for Texas Hospitals

Gov. Abbott, HHSC Secure $2.67 Billion in Federal Funding for Texas Hospitals

July 2, 2020

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. Abbott, HHSC Announce Extension of Emergency SNAP Benefits During COVID-19 Pandemic

Gov. Abbott, HHSC Announce Extension of Emergency SNAP Benefits During COVID-19 Pandemic

July 2, 2020

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-19

Gov. Abbott, HHSC Announce $9 Million for Nursing Facility Infection Control Projects to Prevent COVID-19

June 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. Abbott Issues Proclamation to Expand Hospital Capacity in Four Additional Texas Counties

Gov. Abbott Issues Proclamation to Expand Hospital Capacity in Four Additional Texas Counties

June 30, 2020

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.