Gov. Abbott Announces Protective Health and Safety Measures for Long-Term Care, Hospitals and Child Care Operations

March 13, 2020

Gov. Greg Abbott today declared a state of disaster in Texas due to the novel coronavirus COVID-19, and announced protective health and safety measures.

HHS Monitors Coronavirus, Provides Guidance to Long-Term Care Facilities

March 2, 2020

Texas HHS continues to closely monitor the novel coronavirus outbreak and provide guidance to licensed long-term care facilities to prevent the spread of respiratory infection in the state.

Texas HHS Launches New Pilot Effort in Austin to Help Opioid Overdose Survivors

January 30, 2020

Texas HHS is launching a new pilot program with Austin-Travis County EMS to help opioid overdose survivors quickly get treatment and services to support long-term recovery.

Texas Secures Approximately $350 Million in Federal Funding for Women’s Health Services

January 24, 2020

Governor Greg Abbott today announced that Texas HHSC and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services have reached an agreement to provide comprehensive women’s health services through a Medicaid demonstration waiver over the next five years.

First Texas WIC Clinic in a Grocery Store Opens Thursday

January 22, 2020

Texas HHS will hold a grand opening for the first Texas WIC clinic located inside a grocery store at United Supermarkets store on Thursday, Jan. 23.

Texas HHS Expands Child Care Search Site to Help Families Find Quality Care

January 16, 2020

HHS is expanding its child care search website to provide families additional information about child care providers in Texas.

More Texas Children and Youth to Receive Mental Health Services and Remain with Families

January 9, 2020

Texas HHSC and Texas DFPS are helping more children and youth receive mental health residential treatment services and remain in the custody of their parents or guardians through an increase in availability of residential treatment center beds.

Texas HHS Receives Grant to Improve Nutrition for Older Texans

January 6, 2020

Texas Health and Human Services will use a three-year, $750,000 grant to increase participation in the congregate meal program, which provides nutritious meals in a community setting to people age 60 and older.

Texas Awarded Funding to Help Pregnant and Postpartum Women Affected by Opioid Use Disorders in Houston

December 20, 2019

Texas Health and Human Services was awarded $750,000 in federal funding to help increase access to treatment for pregnant and postpartum women with opioid use disorders and who are in the Medicaid program.

HHS Now Recognizes Certain Out-of-State Occupational Licenses of Military Spouses

December 12, 2019

Texas Health and Human Services is recognizing out-of-state occupational licenses for spouses of military service members so that families moving to Texas can start work quickly.