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The mission of the Health and Human Services Commission is to provide leadership and direction and foster the spirit of innovation needed to achieve an efficient and effective health and human services system for Texans. Read more
The mission of the Health and Human Services Commission is to provide leadership and direction and foster the spirit of innovation needed to achieve an efficient and effective health and human services system for Texans.
Through the Texas Health and Human Services Commission's strategic direction and leadership, we envision a coordinated health and human services system that ensures quality services, cost-effective service delivery, and careful stewardship of public resources. HHSC will direct and support collaboration and partnerships of agencies with consumers and local communities to establish systems that support individual choices and personal responsibility.
Originally created in 1991 to provide strategic leadership to all HHS agencies, HHSC now oversees the operations and policies of the entire HHS System in Texas, and HHSC directly operates the Medicaid program, CHIP, and several family support programs. HHSC also operates a consolidated eligibility determination function for several major HHS programs. HHSC provides consolidated or coordinated administrative support for all HHS agencies. Thus, HHSC has responsibilities as a leadership, operational, and oversight agency. The agency is accountable to Texans for ensuring that the HHS System provides quality services in the most efficient and effective manner possible.
by Irma G. from San Antonio, TX
(September 30, 2019)
Its a great volunteer opportunity to provide aid to those who need help with understanding and applying for assistance such as SNAP, Medicaid and other resources. You are provided the opportunities to learn the process and guide those in need.
by Jennifer T. from SAN ANTONIO, TX
(October 1, 2017)
I would definitely have a friend come with me or recommend that she sign up. I think it is very important to help the community in any way that we can. I love this city and the people in it and I am very very sad when I see some people who have no food or water and no clothes. It is very hard for me to see. I am free all of the time so whatever is needed I can always be there.