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.
Changes to the State Hospital System is a multiyear project to expand, renovate and transform the state hospital system. State hospitals provide in-patient psychiatric care for adults, adolescents and children.
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 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.
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 provides leadership to and acts as a single point of coordination for health information technology initiatives in the state of Texas.
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 Council on Children and Families, the Task Force on Domestic Violence and Texas Home Visiting (PDF).
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 (PDF).
The Office of Minority Health Statistics and Engagement researches, evaluates, develops and recommends policies that address minority health, including education, juvenile justice, child welfare, workforce and mental health systems to ensure equitable policies and practices statewide. The center includes the State Office of Minority Health and Health Equity and Equity and Inclusion with regional equity specialists throughout Texas.
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.