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Open enrollment for Medicare Part D has started and ends December 7!

If you or someone you know is eligible for Medicare, call the Medicare Help Line at 800-252-9240 to learn more about your benefits.
It is important for HHSC to have up-to-date contact information for Medicaid recipients in Texas.

Visit YourTexasBenefits.com or download the Your Texas Benefits app to update your information.
Ombudsmen facilitate communication between Medicaid members and their health plans. This includes educating the members on their rights and responsibilities while ensuring the health plans follow policy.

Georgina has been with the Ombudsman Office since 2008! Her positive impact exemplifies how HHSC serves Texas.



Learn more about the Ombudsman office here: https://bit.ly/3dTiKBj
Today is !

Ombuds Day is an international celebration of those who work as public advocates and investigate citizen complaints or work within organizations to assist with dispute resolution.

Learn more about the HHS Office of Ombudsman, visit: https://bit.ly/3EBjKVt
Medicaid Recipients! Have you moved, had a baby or changed jobs recently?

Visit YourTexasBenefits.com and update your account details.
We're ! Read about our latest job opening here: Clerk I https://bit.ly/3RUd2wP , TX
Eggciting news for Texas WIC 🍳

Find recipes featuring eggs:
🥚 Frittatas: https://bit.ly/3eg2mea
🥚 Breakfast Scramble: https://bit.ly/3SI2guY
🥚 French Toast: https://bit.ly/3fL3pU3

Learn all about the foods you can get with Texas WIC, here: https://bit.ly/3BmtFMK
Join the Texas Health and Human Services team! See our latest job opening here. https://bit.ly/3Ti5Bkt , TX
DYK: You may be at higher risk for breast cancer if you are over the age of 50? Screening can help find breast cancer earlier, when it is easier to treat.

To find out if you qualify for a free mammogram, visit: https://bit.ly/3dXJX5J

Calling all pregnant women and families with children under 5 years old. 🎉 October 10 kicks off National WIC Enrollment Week!

Whether you are pregnant, a new mom, breastfeeding or raising toddlers – WIC is here for you every step of the way.

Learn more and apply at texaswic.org/apply
October 9 is Pediatric Acute-Onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome (PANS) Awareness Day in Texas. An estimated 11,000 children in the state develop PANS each year.

Who is most at risk?
• Children aged 3-13 (60% of diagnoses occur between ages 4- 9)
• Boys are more likely to develop PANS than girls, at a rate of 2:1
• Children from families with a history of autoimmune or strep-related illnesses
• Children with post-infectious autoimmunity

Learn more about PANS, here: https://bit.ly/3VjvmCK
WIC Reminder – In October, will change the standard baby formulas offered to Enfamil. Soy-based formulas will stay the same with Similac Soy Isomil. If your formula isn’t available at the store, alternative options are available through the end of October. Swipe through the images to find alternative options through the end of October.

👉To see options, visit: texashhs.org/wicfoodupdates
"The most important thing to me is the feeling of knowing that the work we do is helping change the lives of my fellow Texans for the better with services that impact them in positive ways every day."

As an HHSC Ombudsman, Derrick assists Texans and stakeholders with resolving issues and finding solutions so that they can get the services they need.

Thank you for helping Texans Derrick!



Learn more about the Ombudsman office here: https://bit.ly/3dTiKBj
New foods begin in October! This year we added Greek yogurt, instant oatmeal packets, organic peanut butter, organic and brown eggs, and more!

Be sure to update the myTexasWIC app to see all the new foods for this year.

Learn what’s new with Texas WIC here: https://bit.ly/3yiEm0N
Want to work in , TX? View our latest opening. https://bit.ly/3SDkPR6
October is Down Syndrome Awareness month!

If your baby has been diagnosed with Down Syndrome, they are eligible for services from ECI to help with their development.

Find your local ECI program, get more information or start services here: https://bit.ly/3fpxqZj

We help connect Texans who qualify for important services, including SNAP food benefits, Medicaid, and the Children's Health Insurance Program.

Learn more about us: https://hhs.texas.gov/about-hhs HHSC oversees the Texas health and human services system, which includes:

Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC)
Department of State Health Services (DSHS)

There are several ways to apply for benefits:

• Go to www.YourTexasBenefits.com.
• Call toll-free 2-1-1 (or 1-877-541-7905). Pick a language and then pick option 2. Staff can help yo

Timeline photos 10/16/2022

Open enrollment for Medicare Part D has started and ends December 7!

If you or someone you know is eligible for Medicare, call the Medicare Help Line at 800-252-9240 to learn more about your benefits.

Timeline photos 10/15/2022

It is important for HHSC to have up-to-date contact information for Medicaid recipients in Texas.

Visit YourTexasBenefits.com or download the Your Texas Benefits app to update your information.

Timeline photos 10/14/2022

Ombudsmen facilitate communication between Medicaid members and their health plans. This includes educating the members on their rights and responsibilities while ensuring the health plans follow policy.

Georgina has been with the Ombudsman Office since 2008! Her positive impact exemplifies how HHSC serves Texas.



Learn more about the Ombudsman office here: https://bit.ly/3dTiKBj

Timeline photos 10/14/2022

Today is !

Ombuds Day is an international celebration of those who work as public advocates and investigate citizen complaints or work within organizations to assist with dispute resolution.

Learn more about the HHS Office of Ombudsman, visit: https://bit.ly/3EBjKVt

Timeline photos 10/13/2022

Medicaid Recipients! Have you moved, had a baby or changed jobs recently?

Visit YourTexasBenefits.com and update your account details.

Clerk I in Terrell, TX 10/12/2022

Clerk I in Terrell, TX

We're ! Read about our latest job opening here: Clerk I https://bit.ly/3RUd2wP , TX

Clerk I in Terrell, TX Are you ready to be professionally challenged? Are you looking to be part of a dynamic team of engaged and committed professionals? Then the Health and Specialty Care System (HSCS) may be just the place for you! The HSCS is comprised of nine psychiatric hospitals located throughout the state, and...

Photos from Texas Health and Human Services Commission's post 10/12/2022

Eggciting news for Texas WIC 🍳

Find recipes featuring eggs:
🥚 Frittatas: https://bit.ly/3eg2mea
🥚 Breakfast Scramble: https://bit.ly/3SI2guY
🥚 French Toast: https://bit.ly/3fL3pU3

Learn all about the foods you can get with Texas WIC, here: https://bit.ly/3BmtFMK

RN I - Mental Health - SH in Harlingen, TX 10/11/2022

RN I - Mental Health - SH in Harlingen, TX

Join the Texas Health and Human Services team! See our latest job opening here. https://bit.ly/3Ti5Bkt , TX

RN I - Mental Health - SH in Harlingen, TX Are you ready to be professionally challenged? Are you looking to be part of a dynamic team of engaged and committed professionals? Then the Health and Specialty Care System (HSCS) may be just the place for you! The HSCS is comprised of nine psychiatric hospitals located throughout the state, and...

Timeline photos 10/11/2022

DYK: You may be at higher risk for breast cancer if you are over the age of 50? Screening can help find breast cancer earlier, when it is easier to treat.

To find out if you qualify for a free mammogram, visit: https://bit.ly/3dXJX5J

10/10/2022

National Enrollment Week

Calling all pregnant women and families with children under 5 years old. 🎉 October 10 kicks off National WIC Enrollment Week!

Whether you are pregnant, a new mom, breastfeeding or raising toddlers – WIC is here for you every step of the way.

Learn more and apply at texaswic.org/apply

Timeline photos 10/09/2022

October 9 is Pediatric Acute-Onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome (PANS) Awareness Day in Texas. An estimated 11,000 children in the state develop PANS each year.

Who is most at risk?
• Children aged 3-13 (60% of diagnoses occur between ages 4- 9)
• Boys are more likely to develop PANS than girls, at a rate of 2:1
• Children from families with a history of autoimmune or strep-related illnesses
• Children with post-infectious autoimmunity

Learn more about PANS, here: https://bit.ly/3VjvmCK

Photos from Texas Health and Human Services Commission's post 10/08/2022

WIC Reminder – In October, will change the standard baby formulas offered to Enfamil. Soy-based formulas will stay the same with Similac Soy Isomil. If your formula isn’t available at the store, alternative options are available through the end of October. Swipe through the images to find alternative options through the end of October.

👉To see options, visit: texashhs.org/wicfoodupdates

Timeline photos 10/07/2022

"The most important thing to me is the feeling of knowing that the work we do is helping change the lives of my fellow Texans for the better with services that impact them in positive ways every day."

As an HHSC Ombudsman, Derrick assists Texans and stakeholders with resolving issues and finding solutions so that they can get the services they need.

Thank you for helping Texans Derrick!



Learn more about the Ombudsman office here: https://bit.ly/3dTiKBj

Timeline photos 10/06/2022

New foods begin in October! This year we added Greek yogurt, instant oatmeal packets, organic peanut butter, organic and brown eggs, and more!

Be sure to update the myTexasWIC app to see all the new foods for this year.

Learn what’s new with Texas WIC here: https://bit.ly/3yiEm0N

Rehab Therapy Tech III/Lifeguard in Austin, TX 10/05/2022

Rehab Therapy Tech III/Lifeguard in Austin, TX

Want to work in , TX? View our latest opening. https://bit.ly/3SDkPR6

Rehab Therapy Tech III/Lifeguard in Austin, TX Rehab Therapy Tech III/Lifeguard The Therapist Technician will be hired and directly supervised by a Registered Therapist, Psychologist, Recreational Supervisor or Vocational Rehabilitation Supervisor. Performing moderately complex habilitation/rehabilitation work by providing assistance to thera...

Timeline photos 10/05/2022

October is Down Syndrome Awareness month!

If your baby has been diagnosed with Down Syndrome, they are eligible for services from ECI to help with their development.

Find your local ECI program, get more information or start services here: https://bit.ly/3fpxqZj

Cook IV in Denton, TX 10/04/2022

Cook IV in Denton, TX

Join the Texas Health and Human Services team! See our latest job opening here. https://bit.ly/3yh34i6 , TX

Cook IV in Denton, TX Cook IV Come work in an environment where we truly value and respect those we serve and believe in the mission that all people can achieve a higher level of wellness and independence. The state supported living centers serve people with intellectual and developmental disabilities who are medicall...

Timeline photos 10/04/2022

"We’re urging women to make time for their health and to get screened regularly.”

- Rob Ries, HHS Deputy Executive Commissioner for Family Health Services



Learn more about women’s health programs & services: https://bit.ly/3C1X4uJ

Timeline photos 10/04/2022

Announcement: Extension Of Emergency SNAP Benefits For October 2022

Over $300 million in SNAP benefits is expected to help 1.6 million Texas households.

Read full announcement from Office of the Governor Greg Abbott, here: https://bit.ly/3C45uSy

Timeline photos 10/03/2022

Oct. 3-7 is !

HHSC encourages service providers serving older Texans to learn about malnutrition in the aging population and resources available.

Visit the link to learn more: https://bit.ly/3E1BjxW

Timeline photos 10/02/2022

Are you confused about your Medicare benefits? We’re here to help!

Get all your Medicare questions answered by calling the Texas Medicare Help Line at 800-252-9240.

Timeline photos 10/01/2022

HHS is joining the Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired, the Texas Workforce Commission and others on Oct. 12 to celebrate !

Learn more about the event here: https://bit.ly/3DWNrAd

Timeline photos 09/30/2022

"It’s fantastic to be teaming up with so many amazing medical professionals and passionate citizens from around the state. Everyone is genuinely enthusiastic about helping Texans with chronic kidney disease."

Alex Stivers works with the Chronic Kidney Disease Task Force to create resources and provide information to health care providers, patients, and their families.

Thank you for your service Alex!

Learn more about the Kidney Health Care Program here: https://bit.ly/3xYs39K

Timeline photos 09/29/2022

SAVE THE DATE: Ombuds Day is on Oct. 13!

We know the HHSC Ombudsman Team resolves many issues for Texans throughout the year. Please help us celebrate Ombuds Day by posting a quick thank-you note on social media using these hashtags:



You can also send a thank you here: https://bit.ly/3r70o2T

Security Officer III in Carlsbad, TX 09/28/2022

Security Officer III in Carlsbad, TX

Want to work in , TX? View our latest opening. https://bit.ly/3rhUJHk

Security Officer III in Carlsbad, TX Security Officer III Come work in an environment where we truly value and respect those we serve and believe in the mission that all people can achieve a higher level of wellness and independence. The state supported living centers serve people with intellectual and developmental disabilities who...

Timeline photos 09/28/2022

actualiza cada año sus opciones de alimentos. En octubre, añadiremos yogur griego, paquetes de avena instantánea, crema de cacahuete orgánica, huevos orgánicos y de color café, ¡y mucho más! Los clientes de WIC reciben alimentos saludables con nutrientes clave para apoyar las etapas importantes del desarrollo, como el embarazo, la infancia y los primeros años de vida.

Los alimentos de WIC incluyen:
🥛Leche.
🥚Huevos.
🧀Queso.
🍞Pan, pasta y tortillas integrales.
🥜Crema de cacahuate.
🥦Frutas y verduras frescas, congeladas y enlatadas.
🛒¡Y mucho más!

Hay más información sobre los alimentos de WIC en: https://bit.ly/3TTGp4D

Timeline photos 09/28/2022

updates its food options every year!

In October, we will add Greek yogurt, instant oatmeal packets, organic peanut butter, organic and brown eggs, and more! WIC clients get healthy foods with key nutrients to support important stages of development like pregnancy, infancy and early childhood.

WIC foods include:

🥛Milk.
🥚Eggs.
🧀Cheese.
🍞Whole wheat bread, pasta and tortillas.
🥜Peanut butter.
🥦Fresh, frozen and canned fruits and vegetables.
🛒And more!

Learn about WIC foods at https://bit.ly/3BmtFMK

Cook IV in Richmond, TX 09/27/2022

Cook IV in Richmond, TX

Want to work at Texas Health and Human Services? We're in , TX! Click for details. https://bit.ly/3BRDrWj

Cook IV in Richmond, TX Cook IV Come work in an environment where we truly value and respect those we serve and believe in the mission that all people can achieve a higher level of wellness and independence. The state supported living centers serve people with intellectual and developmental disabilities who are medicall...

Timeline photos 09/27/2022

Housing and rental assistance are available for families impacted by COVID-19 who have a household member diagnosed with a mental illness, substance use disorder, or intellectual and developmental disability.

Contact your Local Authority (https://resources.hhs.texas.gov/pages/find-services) and ask about TANF Pandemic Emergency Assistance.

Types of assistance:
• Rental assistance and housing support services to prevent immediate homelessness
• Housing modifications to make housing accessible and safe
• Emergency housing and hotel vouchers to promote safe and healthy living
• Short-term basic needs

For more information, visit 211texas.org.

Timeline photos 09/26/2022

Join us Sept. 30 at 1:30 p.m. CT for part 5 of our Speaker Series!

OU Health Science Center's Shelby Rowe will present on “Suicide Prevention in Indigenous People.”

Register here: https://bit.ly/3cZWkxO

Timeline photos 09/24/2022

Our free Medicare Help Line is here to help Texas residents learn more about their benefits.

Call 800-252-9240 today to:

- Reduce costs & access more benefits
- Feel secure your coverage is protected
- Get answers to your questions

Timeline photos 09/23/2022

Q: What’s your favorite memory you’ve made at HHS so far?

A: I assisted citizens receiving services after Hurricane Harvey by performing damage assessments and launching D-SNAP locations within the region.

Roger D. Broussard is a Business Service Officer with HHSC. His main role is to ensure that leased facilities meet the needs of staff and the Texans we serve.

Thank you for your dedication Roger!

Connecting Texans to services.

In September 2016, Texas began transforming how it delivers health and human services to qualified Texans, with a goal of making the Health and Human Services System more efficient and effective. Sept. 1, 2017, marked another major milestone in this transformation.

The new accountable, restructured system:


  • Makes it easier for people to find out about the services or benefits for which they may qualify.

  • Better integrates programs by removing bureaucratic silos and grouping similar programs and services together.
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    While we aim to respond to inquiries in a timely manner, HHSC social media pages are not monitored 24 hours a day. Please contact Texas 2-1-1 (dial 2-1-1 or visit www.211texas.org) if you need immediate help with health or other resources after listed operation hours.

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    Guidelines and Monitoring:
    All content published on any HHSC social media site is subject to monitoring and all non-permissible content will be removed.

    Non-permissible content includes, but is not limited to, comments, hyperlinks (including profile page links), and URLs that:
    • Share confidential or sensitive personal information.
    • Violate copyright.
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    • Incite or promote violence or illegal activities.
    • Promote political views or candidates.
    • Are commercial endorsements or spam.
    • Are off-subject or out of context.
    • Are otherwise illegal or violate HHSC agency policy.

    Link to full HHSC Public Social Media Policy: https://hhs.texas.gov/about-hhs/leadership/policy-circulars-and-bulletins/hhs-circular-c-042

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