Draft TANF State Plan Available for Public Comment

Draft TANF State Plan Available for Public Comment

October 18, 2019

The draft renewal State Plan for the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) block grant assistance program (PDF) is available for public comment through Dec. 2, 2019.

Terrell State Hospital To Host Job Fair

Terrell State Hospital To Host Job Fair

October 15, 2019

Texas Health and Human Services Commission’s Terrell State Hospital is hosting a job fair with onsite interviews Friday, Oct. 18.

Medicaid and CHIP Dental Procurement Announcement

October 14, 2019

HHSC intends to award three dental managed care contracts to DentaQuest USA Insurance Company, Inc., MCNA Insurance Company, and United Healthcare Insurance Company for an initial contract period of three years.

New Test Added to Robust Newborn Screening Program

New Test Added to Robust Newborn Screening Program

October 4, 2019

DSHS recently added a test for X-ALD — a rare, potentially fatal genetic disorder that damages the nervous system and adrenal glands — to its panel in the Newborn Screening Program.

Inside the art studio at Kerrville State Hospital.

Finding Empowerment in Kerrville State Hospital’s Art Studio

September 27, 2019

Inside the art studio at Kerrville State Hospital, supplies fill up decorated cabinets, ambitious projects rest on tables and the sound of ukuleles drifts through the most colorful place on campus.

Tholakele Khumalo meets with HHS Executive Commissioner Dr. Courtney N. Phillips in her office Aug. 28, the last day of her internship.

HHS Hosts Mandela Washington Fellow From Zimbabwe

September 17, 2019

Tholakele Khumalo, a young professional from Zimbabwe, interned with HHS Intellectual and Developmental Disability and Behavioral Health Services as a Mandela Washington Fellow.

Allen Honored for Winning Texas Direct Support Professional of the Year

Video: Allen Honored for Winning Texas Direct Support Professional of the Year

September 13, 2019

When Lafawndra Allen learned a resident under her care was taken to the hospital with an infection, she jumped into action. Allen’s work garnered her a national award and a proclamation from Gov. Greg Abbott.

Jesse Medina Jr., lobby attendant for Access and Eligibility Services, helps improve the lives of Texans by guiding them through the Texas HHS benefits application process.

HHS Spotlight Video: Access and Eligibility Services

September 4, 2019

Jesse Medina Jr., lobby attendant for Access and Eligibility Services, helps improve the lives of Texans by guiding them through the Texas HHS benefits application process.

New Hospital Unit Staffed with Veterans

New Hospital Unit Staffed with Veterans

August 13, 2019

Terrell State Hospital recently unveiled a 20-bed specialized care unit for Texas veterans, a first of its kind in the state. Many of the 51 workers on staff are veterans themselves — a strategic hiring.

HHSC Launches LinkedIn Account

HHSC Launches LinkedIn Account

August 8, 2019

HHSC has launched its first official LinkedIn account to connect with #TeamTexasHHS and share opportunities to serve Texans.