Health and Human Services continually looks for better ways to provide services to Texans. We do this through program evaluation and applying best practices to our work.

Behavioral Health Services

Changes to the State Hospital System

Texas Health and Human Services is embarking on a multiyear project to expand, renovate and transform the state hospital system. State hospitals provide inpatient psychiatric care for adults, adolescents and children and are important for people requiring psychiatric services.

Health Informatics Services and Quality

Health Informatics Services and Quality focuses on advancing the use of technology for collection, dissemination and exchange of structured and formatted health data by Medicaid providers to improve health outcomes for clients.

Managed Care Oversight Improvements

Managed Care Oversight Improvement Initiatives evaluates potential improvement to the agency's managed care oversight business practices.

Medicaid and CHIP Quality and Efficiency Improvement

Medicaid and CHIP Quality and Efficiency Improvement projects focus on healthcare services and promoting value-based purchasing.

Medicaid Information Technology Architecture

Medicaid Information Technology Architecture refers to a national framework that allows state Medicaid programs to meet common business, technical and information architectural objectives while still supporting needs unique to the particular state

Medicaid Innovation Projects

Medicaid Innovation Projects promote improved payment and service delivery arrangements while moving beyond the traditional fee-for-service health care model.

Office of Border Public Health

The mission of the Office of Border Public Health is to improve the health and well-being of residents along the Texas-Mexico Border.

Office of Disability Prevention for Children

The Office of Disability Prevention for Children works to prevent developmental disabilities and seeks to minimize the losses preventable disabilities cause, especially in infants and young children.

Office of e-Health Coordination

Office of e-Health Coordination provides leadership to and acts as a single point of coordination for health information technology initiatives in the state of Texas.

Office of Health Coordination and Consumer Services

The Office of Health Coordination and Consumer Services coordinates policy for children's services, including children with special needs and their families.

Office of Minority Health Statistics and Engagement

The Office of Minority Health Statistics and Engagement, also referred to as the Center for Elimination of Disproportionality, closed on Sept. 1, 2018.

For more information, email: OMHSE@hhsc.state.tx.us.