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Doctor on computer using the TxEVER System

DSHS Rolls Out TxEVER System for Vital Events

The vital records registration system that documents Texans’ biggest life moments, including births, deaths and marriages, recently got a major upgrade.

2019 Children’s and Adults’ Mental Health Awareness Creative Arts Contest

Creative Arts Contest Spotlights Mental Health

The 2019 Children’s and Adults’ Mental Health Awareness Creative Arts Contest is open for entries and this year, applicants can submit their work online.

Texas Medicaid, CHIP Guide Now Available

Texas Health and Human Services has published the 12th edition of a reference guide for Texas Medicaid and CHIP, commonly known as the Pink Book.

Spotlight Video: Health and Specialty Care System

Joe Summers, home manager for Mexia State Supported Living Center, impacts lives every day by ensuring residents get the quality care they deserve.

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January 13, 2019

Texas Issues February SNAP Food Benefits Early

Texas announced today it is providing February food benefits early to thousands of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program recipients. The early benefits will give recipients an extended period of time to manage their resources, given the ongoing federal government shutdown and uncertainty about future federal program funding.

October 25, 2018

Texas Provides Millions of Bottles of Water to Austin Schools

With an ongoing boil-water notice in effect for the for the Austin area, the Texas Health and Human Services Commission is supplying millions of bottles of water to local schools and other public institutions. 

October 9, 2018

Texas HHSC Receives $46M Grant to Fight Opioid Use Disorders

The Texas Health and Human Services Commission has new resources to fight opioid use disorders in Texas.

October 8, 2018

HHSC Awards $2M in Grants for High-Needs Children in Foster Care

The Texas Health and Human Services Commission is awarding up to $2 million in grant funds to four nonprofit organizations and one Local Mental Health Authority in Texas. Funding will go to increase access to targeted case management and psychiatric rehabilitative services for high-needs children in the foster care system.