Texas Health and Human Services

HHS Announces Leadership Team Appointments

Texas Health and Human Services Executive Commissioner Cecile Erwin Young today announced key appointments to HHSC’s leadership team who will help guide the agency’s regulatory oversight of licensed facilities, manage the state’s 10 psychiatric hospitals and 13 state supported living centers, and provide strategic direction for policy and rule development. Leadership positions announced by Executive Commissioner Young: Stephen Pahl, deputy executive commissioner, Regulatory Services Division, started Aug. 16. Scott Schalchlin, deputy executive commissioner, Health and […]

Richmond State Supported Living Center Hosting Hiring Event

Richmond State Supported Living Center is hosting a hiring event on Thursday, August 19, to find and hire candidates for more than 100 open positions. Recruiters may offer on-the-spot jobs to qualified applicants. The center has openings for direct support professionals. Duties include helping residents with daily living, therapy and vocational training. Richmond State Supported Living Center provides residential care for Texans with intellectual and developmental disabilities. “Working at the state supported living center gives […]

Texas HHS Urges Long-Term Care Facilities to Update Their Hurricane, Emergency Preparedness Plans

Staff Training, Preparedness and Response Plans Key to Resident Safety, Well-Being Texas Health and Human Services is urging long-term care providers to prepare for natural disasters ahead of an active hurricane season forecasted by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Providers across the state should review their emergency preparedness and response plans and update them as needed. “With hurricane season starting June 1, now is the time for long-term care facilities to make sure their hurricane […]

The Harris Center for Mental Health and IDD and the Texas Health and Human Services Continues to Offer the COVID-19 Mental Health Support Line for Houstonians

The Harris Center is prepared to answer an influx of calls as COVID-19 cases and social isolation increases during the holidays  In March 2020, the Texas Health and Human Services launched a 24/7 statewide mental health support line to help Texans experiencing anxiety, stress, or emotional challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Operated by the Houston-based The Harris Center for Mental Health and Intellectual Development and Disability  (The Harris Center), the support line continues to offer […]