May 17, 2016
Chief Deputy Executive Commissioner Charles Smith announced Heather Griffith Peterson and Kara Crawford are joining the Health and Human Services’ executive leadership team.
May 17, 2016
Residents of Newton County are now eligible to receive SNAP Disaster Assistance in the wake of the severe flooding that hit East Texas in March.
May 12, 2016
Residents of Deweyville and Bon Wier are now eligible to get SNAP Disaster Assistance in the wake of the severe flooding that hit East Texas in March.
May 2, 2016
The Health and Human Services Commission and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services have agreed to extend a state and federal partnership that finds innovative ways to deliver healthcare. Read the news release in Spanish
April 29, 2016
The Texas Health and Human Services (HHS) system is working to raise awareness of mental health and the effect mental health has on the lives of all Texans. Read the news release in Spanish
April 11, 2016
Health and Human Services Executive Commissioner Chris Traylor announced he has selected a former Texas Ranger to lead the Department of Family and Protective Services. Read the news release in Spanish
March 4, 2016
Judge John Specia Jr. today announced his intention to retire as Commissioner of the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) effective May 31, 2016. Read the news release in Spanish
Dec. 21, 2015
HHSC Office in Laredo Moving to Mann Road Jan. 18
Last Day at McPherson Road site is Jan. 15
Laredo residents who need to apply for benefits such as SNAP, Medicaid and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families will have a new office to go to starting Jan. 18. The HHSC eligibility office at 8511 McPherson Road will close Jan. 15 and the office will reopen Jan. 18 at 500 E. Mann Road, Suite B4. Read the news release in Spanish
Nov. 16, 2015
The Texas Office for Prevention of Developmental Disabilities will host the Annual J.C. Montgomery Child Safety Awards at 10 a.m., Nov. 20 in the Lieutenant Governor's reception room at the Texas State Capitol.
Nov. 9, 2015
Texas Health and Human Services Executive Commissioner Chris Traylor announced today Dr. John Hellerstedt is returning to the HHS system Jan. 1, this time as commissioner of the Texas Department of State Health Services. Read the news release in Spanish
Oct. 30, 2015
Gary Jessee, a 20-year veteran of state service, will be Texas' new state Medicaid director, Health and Human Services Executive Commissioner Chris Traylor announced today.
Aug. 31, 2015
Texas Health and Human Services Executive Commissioner Chris Traylor today announced John Scott is stepping down as chief operating officer of The Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC). Scott joined HHSC in January, where he served as the chief architect behind the agency's internal ethics and contracting reform. He will return to the private sector, where he is known as one of the top civil litigation attorneys in Texas history.
Aug. 4, 2015
Commissioner Traylor Issues Statement on Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast Video
Texas Health and Human Services Executive Commissioner Chris Traylor issued a statement today on the video detailing practices at a Houston Planned Parenthood clinic.
July 6, 2015
State Launches New Website — Built by Parents, for Parents —to Help Children with Disabilities and Special Health Care Needs
The Interagency Task Force for Children with Special Needs, supported by the Texas Health and Human Services Commission, today launched a new website — NavigateLifeTexas.org — to help families who have children with disabilities and special health care needs.
June 5, 2015
Janek Announces Decision to Leave HHSC
Texas Health and Human Services Executive Commissioner Kyle Janek, M.D., announced today he is stepping down from his position effective July 1 to make way for new leadership as the agency prepares for major reorganization.
Feb. 26, 2015
Former Ethics Commission Director Joins HHSC
Former Texas Ethics Commission Director David Reisman has joined the Texas Health and Human Services Commission as chief ethics officer.
Jan. 30, 2015
Cole Named Interim DSHS Commissioner
Kirk Cole, associate commissioner of the Department of State Health Services, will serve as interim commissioner of the agency starting Feb. 1 as the state searches for a successor to Dr. David Lakey, who announced his resignation in early January.
Jan. 14, 2015
Janek Brings in Team of Contracting Experts
Texas Health and Human Services Executive Commissioner Kyle Janek today announced that he's assembling a team of experts to help strengthen oversight and monitoring of contracts.