Texas Recognizes Outstanding Volunteers at State Hospitals, State Supported Living Centers

April 18, 2019

The Texas Health and Human Services Commission today announced the recipients of the “All on DEC” awards, highlighting the value of volunteers during National Volunteer Month.

TSH Hosts 10th Annual 5K Run

April 17, 2019

HHS’s Terrell State Hospital will host its annual 5K event April 27.

San Angelo SSLC Announces New Salaries, Hiring Bonuses

April 11, 2019

The San Angelo State Supported Living Center has announced a new salary structure and hiring bonuses for qualified job candidates who want to work in a meaningful, team-centered environment, providing services to people with intellectual disabilities.

State Expands Opioid Misuse Prevention and Treatment Efforts

April 9, 2019

Texas continues to fight opioid misuse through millions of dollars in new funding, increased public awareness and an expanded list of medications physicians can use to help Medicaid clients recover from opioid addiction.

Fiesta Event Celebrates Community at San Antonio SSLC

April 8, 2019

The San Antonio State Supported Living Center will have its 25th Annual Fiesta Festival event on Saturday, April 20, bringing the traditional festival experience to our people served at the facility.

Texas Gets Ready, Set for Annual ASH Dash 5K Bunny Run

April 2, 2019

HHS’s Austin State Hospital will host its annual ASH Dash 5K Bunny Run for mental health on April 20.

Texas Secures Major Funding for Doctors, Hospitals

March 26, 2019

The Texas Health and Human Services Commission has secured $84 million to help fund physician resident positions at public teaching hospitals in Texas.

Texas Decreases Use of Antipsychotics in Nursing Homes

March 26, 2019

Texas nursing facilities have dramatically reduced the inappropriate use of antipsychotic medications for nursing facility residents with dementia, according to a recent report that ranks states on this key measure of long-term care quality.

HHS Reminds Texans to Get Screened for Colorectal Cancer

March 25, 2019

Texas Health and Human Services encourages people to talk with their physician about colorectal cancer screening and whether they may be at risk.

Texas Announces First IDD Strategic Plan

March 20, 2019

The Texas Health and Human Services Commission is developing the state’s first Intellectual and Developmental Disability Strategic Plan and has posted the plan’s foundation online.