HHSC: Texas Awards Millions for Mental Health

The Texas Health and Human Services Commission today announced it is awarding up to $27.5 million in grant funds through two programs that support mental health services and projects for Texas. Up to $12.5 million will be awarded through the Mental Health Grant Program for Justice-Involved Individuals, and up to $15 million is being awarded…

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January is Human Trafficking Prevention Month

January is Human Trafficking Prevention Month and healthcare providers and first responders play an important role in preventing this crime and reporting incidents of abuse. There are more than 79,000 adolescents who were victims of sex trafficking in Texas in 2016 according to the UT Institute on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault. The Texas Health…

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HHSC Seeking Members for Various Advisory Committees

Texas Health & Human Services Commission is currently seeking members for various advisory committees. Hospital Payment Advisory Committee: If you are interested in the advisement on adjustments for disproportionate share hospitals to ensure reasonable, adequate and equitable payments to hospital providers and to address the essential role of rural hospitals, you might be interested in being…

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REMINDER: DSHS to Allow Affidavit for FY 2018 EMS Allotment Funding

The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) Office of EMS\Trauma Systems is finalizing funding decisions and calculating the distribution formulas for fiscal year (FY) 2018 EMS Allotment/Allocation of the EMS and Trauma Care System Account (911 funds), the Emergency Medical Services, Trauma Facilities, and Trauma Care System Fund (1131 funds) and the Designated Trauma…

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Affidavit Allowed for FY 2018 EMS Allotment Funding

The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) Office of EMS\Trauma Systems is finalizing funding decisions and calculating the distribution formulas for fiscal year (FY) 2018 EMS Allotment/Allocation of the EMS and Trauma Care System Account (911 funds), the Emergency Medical Services, Trauma Facilities, and Trauma Care System Fund (1131 funds) and the Designated Trauma…

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Next PAC Meeting to Take Place November 20th in Austin

The Perinatal Advisory Council will have its fifth and final meeting of 2017 on Monday November 20th from 10:30-3:30 in Austin.  They will meet in the public hearing rooms (1st floor) at the Brown-Heatly building located at 4900 N. Lamar Blvd. Austin, TX 78751. If you cannot attend in person this meeting will be webcast. To watch click…

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Texas HHS Posts Hurricane Harvey Presentations

The Texas Health & Human Services Commission has posted several new presentations related to Hurricane Harvey: Hurricane Harvey Evacuation and Impacts to the State Operated Facilities Hurricane Harvey Disaster SNAP Hurricane Harvey Response: Long-term Care Facility Evacuations

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HHS Accepting Comments on Epinephrine Auto-Injector Policies in Schools Draft Rules

Texas Health and Human Services stakeholders are invited to comment on the following draft rules. The comment period ends Nov. 3, 2017. Department of State Health Services 25 TAC, Part 1, Chapter 37, Maternal and Infant Health Services,  Subchapter U, Epinephrine Auto-Injectors in Schools. Visit the HHS Rulemaking website for more information. Questions can be emailed to Anita Wheeler.

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