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HHSC Showcases Construction Progress at Rusk State Hospital

November 12, 2020

Construction crews are busy at work on a nearly $200 million project to build a 227,000 square-foot patient complex and replace the administration building at Rusk State Hospital.

Texas HHSC Encourages Breast Cancer Screenings During Awareness Month

October 6, 2020

In observance of October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Texas Health and Human Services Commission is encouraging women to get screened for breast cancer.

HHSC Continues Efforts to Address the Opioid Crisis

September 24, 2020

Texas HHSC has secured a two-year, $104 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration to help people and families negatively impacted by opioids.

HHSC Awards $125 Million in Substance Use Disorder Treatment Grants

September 21, 2020

The Texas Health and Human Services Commission is awarding nearly $125 million in Substance Use Disorder treatment grants to 100 awardees to provide prevention, intervention, and treatment services for individuals at-risk for substance use disorders.

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Request for Public Comment on Best Value Criteria for STAR Health Managed Care Procurement

November 20, 2020

 In anticipation of the upcoming solicitation and resulting contract for STAR Health, HHSC is issuing this Request for Public Comment to seek information and comments regarding the proposed Best Value Criteria the agency will use to evaluate and select the successful Respondent.

Texas Talks Addresses Important Topics with Older Adults

November 19, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has shown how something unexpected can have a far-reaching impact on people’s health and well-being. For older adults and their loved ones, this highlights the importance of having a plan for emergencies as well as typical situations that come along with aging.

HHS Seeking Feedback on Behavioral Health Services

November 9, 2020

The Statewide Behavioral Health Coordinating Council wants to know what you think about behavioral health services and supports in Texas.

HHSC to Schedule STAR Health Pre-Solicitation Vendor Meetings

November 6, 2020

HHSC invites managed care organizations to participate in a STAR Health pre-solicitation meeting with Medicaid program, legal, and procurement staff.