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Texas gets more flexibility for Medicaid care

Monte Whaley | Mar 31, 2020 | Texas

Texas HHS budget proposals: House vs. Senate

Sara Gentzler | May 6, 2019 | Texas

The Texas House of Representatives passed its $251.1 billion 2020-21 budget on a 145-2 vote at the end of March. On April 9, the Senate unanimously passed its $247.7 billion version of the budget. The two proposals differ in their funding of Health and Human Services -- the House allocates...[ Read More ]

New report highlights impact of Texas Targeted Opioid Response program

Emily Boerger | Mar 28, 2019 | Texas

A new report out of the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) highlights the impact of grant money implemented through the Texas Targeted Opioid Response (TTOR) program. TTOR encompasses four different grant opportunities from the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) – State Opioid Response funds...[ Read More ]

HHSC lays foundation for Texas’s first IDD Strategic Plan

Emily Boerger | Mar 20, 2019 | Texas

On Wednesday, the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) released the Foundation for the Intellectual and Developmental Disability (IDD) Strategic Plan. The foundational plan lays the groundwork for what will eventually become Texas’s first statewide plan focused exclusively on intellectual disabilities.     According to HHSC, there are over...[ Read More ]

New Effort Enhances Access to Mental Health Treatment for Veterans

| Mar 19, 2019 | Texas

The Texas Health and Human Services Commission has selected six pilot sites as part of an initiative to increase access to clinical mental health treatment for military service members, veterans and their families in rural areas of the state. The state is working to improve access through the hiring of...[ Read More ]