HHSC Encourages Cancer Screenings During Cervical Health Awareness Month

January 13, 2021

In observance of January as National Cervical Health Awareness Month, HHS is encouraging women to get screened for cervical cancer and utilize the Breast and Cervical Cancer Services program.

Texas Launches Opioid Misuse Prevention Website to Fight Addiction, Overdoses

January 8, 2021

Texas HHS is launching a new website featuring videos, the latest information and helpful resources to promote TTOR, which is a statewide public health effort to fight against opioid addiction and overdose.

State Hospitals Receive First Shipments of COVID-19 Vaccine

December 17, 2020

HHSC announced it received the first shipments of COVID-19 vaccine for state hospitals in Austin, San Antonio, Terrell and Wichita Falls.

Innovative Job Training Program Puts High School Seniors, Adults on Career Path to Success

December 15, 2020

The first graduates from HHSC’s new partnership pilot program, Texas Works Path to Success, are beginning their careers with HHSC and connecting Texans with services like food benefits and health care.

Demolition Complete, Construction Begins on New, State-of-the-Art Austin State Hospital

December 1, 2020

Construction crews have completed demolition of vacant buildings on the Austin State Hospital campus to make way for the construction of a 240-bed standalone replacement hospital.

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.

Statewide Behavioral Health Coordinating Council Launches Redesigned Mental Health Resources Website

September 18, 2020

To better serve Texans seeking mental or behavioral health assistance, the Statewide Behavioral Health Coordinating Council is launching its redesigned Mental Health Texas website.