State Medicaid Director Stephens Selected for National Medicaid Leadership Institute

September 28, 2020

Stephanie Stephens, HHS State Medicaid Director for Medicaid and CHIP Services, has been selected to participate in the MLI, a national initiative directed by the CHCS and funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

Healthy Texas Kids YouTube Channel Reaches 15,000 Subscribers, 4.5 Million Views

September 21, 2020

Healthy Texas Kids provides videos in English and Spanish that aim to shift health-related attitudes and behaviors in children, communicating to them directly through relatable words, songs and dances.

September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

September 16, 2020

During National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, HHSC Intellectual and Developmental Disability and Behavioral Health Services reminds everyone that they can play a role in suicide prevention.

Gov. Abbott, HHSC Announce Federal Approval For Automatic SNAP Benefit Replacements For Eight Disaster Counties

September 15, 2020

Gov. Greg Abbott announced that HHSC has received federal approval to automatically provide replacement benefits for SNAP recipients for food lost or destroyed due to Hurricane Laura in eight impacted counties.

HHS in the News

September 10, 2020

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

September Marks Sickle Cell Disease Awareness Month in Texas

September 1, 2020

 Last year, the Texas Legislature designated September as Sickle Cell Disease Awareness Month to shine a light on this hereditary blood disorder. As awareness grows, so does the capacity to help Texans who have the disease.

Gov. Abbott, HHSC Announce Extension of Emergency SNAP Benefits for the Month of September

August 31, 2020

Gov. Greg Abbott today announced HHSC will provide approximately $188 million in emergency Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) food benefits for the month of September as Texas continues to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Deadline to Apply for the CARES Act Provider Relief Fund is Sept. 13

August 31, 2020

HHSC reminds Medicaid and CHIP providers that the deadline to apply for the CARES Act Provider Relief Fund is Sept. 13, 2020.

Gov. Abbott, HHSC Announce Federal Approval for SNAP Benefit Replacements due to Hurricane Laura

August 28, 2020

Gov. Greg Abbott announced that HHSC has received federal approval to allow Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients to apply over the phone for replacement benefits for food lost or destroyed due to Hurricane Laura. Applications can be submitted by calling 2-1-1.

Deadline to Apply for the CARES Act Provider Relief Fund is Aug. 28

August 24, 2020

HHSC reminds Medicaid and CHIP providers that the deadline to apply for the CARES Act Provider Relief Fund is Aug. 28, 2020.