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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 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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Candidate Profiles: Como-Pickton CISD Board Of Trustees
Apr18

Candidate Profiles: Como-Pickton CISD Board Of Trustees

Early voting by personal appearance begins Monday morning, for the May 1 school and municipal elections. Voters within Como-Pickton Consolidated Independent School District will be asked to vote for up to three of the five candidates vying for a full term seat on the school board; seats are at large, so they will go to the three candidates receiving the most votes in this election. Also on the ballot is one unopposed candidate for a...

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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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State Expanding COVID-19 Vaccination Eligibility To Include Anyone 50 Or Older
Mar10

State Expanding COVID-19 Vaccination Eligibility To Include Anyone 50 Or Older

Beginning March 15, anyone age 50 or older in Texas will be eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccination, Texas Department of State Health Services announced Wednesday afternoon. Phase 1C of Texas COVID-19 vaccine rollout plan will begin on Monday, March 15, 2021 (DSHS graphic) More than 93 percent of coronavirus deaths in Texas have been in people age 50 and older, with those ages 50 to 64 accounting for 20 percent of all fatalities....

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Texas HHS Receives National Suicide Prevention Lifeline Grant For A New 988 Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Feb03

Texas HHS Receives National Suicide Prevention Lifeline Grant For A New 988 Suicide Prevention Lifeline

AUSTIN – Texas Health and Human Services today announced it is receiving more than $180,000 in funding toward implementing a new national three-digit dialing code, 988, for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. HHS logo “The new 988 number makes it easier for people in crisis or emotional distress to get immediate assistance and connect to mental health resources within their communities,” said Sonja Gaines, HHS deputy executive...

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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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HHSC To Expand Visitation Options At Long-Term Care Facilities
Sep17

HHSC To Expand Visitation Options At Long-Term Care Facilities

AUSTIN – Governor Greg Abbott today directed the Texas Health and Human Services Commission to expand visitation options for eligible nursing, assisted living, and intermediate care facilities, home and community-based service providers, and inpatient hospice, effective Thursday, Sept. 24. HHSC’s updated emergency rules will allow a designated essential caregiver to provide supportive, hands-on care to facility residents who do not...

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Governor Announces Expanded Occupancy Levels For Some Texas Businesses, Services
Sep17

Governor Announces Expanded Occupancy Levels For Some Texas Businesses, Services

Executive Order Re-Authorizes Elective Surgeries For Majority of Texas Texas Governor Greg Abbott today announced that Texas is expanding occupancy levels for select businesses and services and re-authorizing elective surgeries for a majority of the state. Plans for both are outlined in 2 new Executive orders. Texas Governor Greg Abbott Executive Order No. GA-30 expands occupancy levels for restaurants, retail stores, office...

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Grant will provide crisis counseling services to East Texas amid COVID-19 pandemic
Sep04

Grant will provide crisis counseling services to East Texas amid COVID-19 pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic is taking an emotional toll on Texans, help is on the way for the 12 county area within East Texas in the form of a grant awarded to Lakes Regional Community Center by the Health and Human Services Commission Disaster Behavioral Health Services. This grant is being used to fund a Crisis Counseling Program (CCP) called Texans Recovering Together. Texans Recovering Together will help residents living in Camp,...

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