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HHSC Receives Federal Grant To Expand Fraud Prevention Efforts
Aug11

HHSC Receives Federal Grant To Expand Fraud Prevention Efforts

News Release Agency Works To Develop Innovative Strategies To Prevent Fraud AUSTIN – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has awarded the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) a federal grant of more than $400,000 to further the agency’s fraud prevention efforts for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). HHSC has prevented the misuse of more than $147 million in public funds since 2017 by identifying...

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National Women’s Health Week A Reminder For Women To Get Important Health Screenings
May08

National Women’s Health Week A Reminder For Women To Get Important Health Screenings

Texas Health And Human Services Hosts Virtual Women’s Wellness Event During May THHS News Release AUSTIN – Texas Health and Human Services is raising awareness of National Women’s Health Week beginning May 8 by encouraging women and girls across the state to take care of their physical and mental health. “We hope to motivate women this week to make time for important health screenings, including mammograms and cervical cancer...

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FDA Proposes Product Standards Prohibiting Menthol Cigarettes, Flavored Cigars
Apr28

FDA Proposes Product Standards Prohibiting Menthol Cigarettes, Flavored Cigars

Administration Hopes Change Will Help Prevent Youth Use, Significantly Reduce Tobacco-Related Disease and Death US. Food And Drug Administration April 28, 2022 Release Today (April 28, 2022), the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is announcing proposed product standards to prohibit menthol as a characterizing flavor in cigarettes and prohibit all characterizing flavors (other than tobacco) in cigars. These actions have the potential...

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Social Security Offices To Resume In-Person Services Beginning April 7, 2022
Apr04

Social Security Offices To Resume In-Person Services Beginning April 7, 2022

Online, Phone Still Most Recommended Ways To Contact SSA For Assistance, To Schedule Appointments, But Not Required Social Security Administration Acting Commissioner Kilolo Kijakazi just announced good news for those individuals in need of assistance from the agency: local officers will be resuming in-person services this week. Social Security Administration logo “I am pleased to announce that local Social Security offices will...

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USFDA Authorizes Second Booster Dose Of Pfizer, Moderna COVID-19 Vaccines For Ages 50 And Up And Immunocompromised Individuals
Mar29

USFDA Authorizes Second Booster Dose Of Pfizer, Moderna COVID-19 Vaccines For Ages 50 And Up And Immunocompromised Individuals

Today (March 28, 2022), the U.S. Food and Drug Administration authorized a second booster dose of either the Pfizer-BioNTech or the Moderna COVID-19 vaccines for older people and certain immunocompromised individuals. The FDA previously authorized a single booster dose for certain immunocompromised individuals following completion of a three-dose primary vaccination series. This makes a second booster dose of both vaccines available...

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Texas HHS Seeks Entries For Mental Health Creative Arts Contest
Dec01

Texas HHS Seeks Entries For Mental Health Creative Arts Contest

NEWS RELEASE – WEDNESDAY, DEC. 1, 2021 AUSTIN – To raise awareness of mental health issues, the annual Texas Mental Health Creative Arts Contest is announcing its call for submissions from Dec. 1, 2021 until March 15, 2022. The annual contest is hosted by the Texas Health and Human Services Commission along with the Texas System of Care and the Texas Institute for Excellence in Mental Health at the University of Texas at Austin....

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DSHS Investigates Rare Human Case Of Rabies In Medina County
Oct29

DSHS Investigates Rare Human Case Of Rabies In Medina County

Texas Department of State Health Services Friday afternoon, Oct. 29, 2021, announced the department is investigating a case of rabies in a child who was bitten by a bat. The child is a resident of Medina County and is currently receiving care in a Texas hospital. Public health personnel have identified all places where someone could have come into contact with the bat or the rabies patient and directly contacted anyone who may have...

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Health And Human Services Commission Expands Outpatient Competency Restoration Services In Texas
Jul02

Health And Human Services Commission Expands Outpatient Competency Restoration Services In Texas

Texas Health and Human Services Commission news Release AUSTIN – The Texas Health and Human Services Commission announces $1 million in federal Mental Health Block Grant funding from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration to expand Outpatient Competency Restoration (OCR) services for Texans with mental health and substance use disorders living in mostly rural communities. “With these grant funds, we are improving...

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Texas To Expand COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility To All Adults Starting March 29
Mar23

Texas To Expand COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility To All Adults Starting March 29

DSHS To Launch Website Where People Can Register For COVID-19 Shot Through Some Public Health Providers Texas Department of State Health Services and Health and Human Services at 10 a.m. Tuesday, announced that the state’s vaccination plan is expanding again at the end of next week. All adults will be eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine in Texas beginning Monday, March 29. The Texas Department of State Health Services, in the...

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Texas Health and Human Svcs Encourages Screenings During January, Cervical Health Awareness Month
Jan18

Texas Health and Human Svcs Encourages Screenings During January, Cervical Health Awareness Month

 NEWS RELEASE Texas Health and Human Services Commission Cecile Erwin Young, HHS Executive CommissionerDate: Jan. 13, 2021Contact: Ty Bishop, 512-424-6951 [email protected] Encourages Cancer ScreeningsDuring Cervical Health Awareness MonthAUSTIN – In observance of January as National Cervical Health Awareness Month, the Texas Health and Human Services Commission is encouraging women to get...

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