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.
The Center for Elimination of Disproportionality and Disparities works with health and human services agencies, external stakeholders, other systems, and communities to identify and eliminate disproportionality and disparities affecting children, families,] and disparately impacted individuals. The center includes the State Office of Minority Health and Health Equity, and Equity and Inclusion with regional equity specialists throughout Texas.
Health Informatics Services and Quality includes the Office of e-Health Coordination which ensures that health information programs are coordinated across the state’s health and human services agencies and facilitates collaboration with other health information efforts in the state, as well as the Medicaid Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program and the Statewide Health Information Exchange.
Medicaid and CHIP Quality and Efficiency Improvement projects focus on healthcare services and promoting value-based purchasing.
Medicaid Information Technology Architecture (MITA) 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 promote improved payment and service delivery arrangements while moving beyond the traditional fee-for-service health care model. They include the Texas Dual Eligible Integrate Care Project, the State Health Care Innovation Plan and the Transformation Waiver.
The Office of Health Coordination and Consumer Services coordinates policy for children’s services, including children with special needs and their families. Projects include the Children's Policy Council, the Council on Children and Families, the Task Force for Children with Special Needs, the Task Force on Domestic Violence and Texas Home Visiting .
The Office of Mental Health Coordination provides oversight for public mental health policy in Texas and coordinates the policy and delivery of mental health services. Projects include Cross-Agency Behavioral Health Initiatives (PDF) and the Texas System of Care.
The Office of Acquired Brain Injury raises awareness of brain injury to improve the quality of life of those living with a brain injury and with the goal of preventing future brain injuries.
Psychotropic Medical Utilization Parameters for Foster Children is a collaboration between HHS agencies to ensure the appropriate prescribing of psychotropic medications to children in foster care.