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HHSC Encourages Cancer Screenings During Cervical Health Awareness Month

In observance of January as National Cervical Health Awareness Month, the Texas Health and Human Services Commission is encouraging women to get screened for cervical cancer. “It is so important to get screened regularly so that cervical cancer can be detected in its early stages when it’s easier to treat,” said Joe Perez, HHSC interim deputy executive commissioner for Health, Developmental and Independence Services. “HHSC is helping at-risk women receive these vital screenings through our […]

Texas Launches Opioid Misuse Prevention Website to Fight Addiction, Overdoses

Texas Health and Human Services is launching a new website featuring videos, the latest information and helpful resources to promote Texas Targeted Opioid Response (TTOR), which is a statewide public health effort to fight against opioid addiction and overdose. The new website,, is available in English and Spanish and provides tips for safe opioid use, as well as information about the dangers of misusing prescription opioid medications. “One in five Texans has experienced an opioid […]