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DSHS Announces First Texas-Acquired Chikungunya Case

The Texas Department of State Health Services has confirmed the first locally acquired case of chikungunya, a mosquito borne illness. Read the Chikungynya news release.

State Campaign Focuses on Protection against Zika

Don't give Zika a biting chanceA new campaign from the Texas Department of State Health Services reinforces what people can do to “not give Zika a biting chance” this summer. The campaign features public service announcements on radio and television along with online and outdoor ads reminding people they should prevent Zika by removing standing water, keeping mosquitoes out of their homes and preventing mosquito bites.

2018-2019 Legislative Appropriations Request Stakeholder Meeting Notice

The Department of State Health Services will conduct a public hearing 10 a.m. June 10, 2016 to receive stakeholder input on program funding requests for the fiscal year 2018-2019 Legislative Appropriations Request. The hearing will be held at 1100 W. 49th St., Public Hearing Room M-100, Austin, Texas, and can be viewed by videoconference at various locations across the state (98 kb, PDF). Written comments may be submitted to lar@dshs.state.tx.us until 5 p.m. on Friday, June 24, 2016.

Read more about the 2018-2019 Legislative Appropriations Request Stakeholder Meeting.

Public Hearing - Facility Location Feasibility Study

The Health and Human Services Commission is holding three hearings in June to obtain input from stakeholders and the public as part of a study required by Senate Bill 200, 84th Legislature, Regular Session, 2015. A report of the findings is to be submitted to the legislature by September 1, 2016. For details, visit the Facility Location Feasibility Study public hearing page.

Savings Ideas Open for Public Voting

A list of money-saving ideas from health and human services employees is available for public vote. Our agencies are looking at the suggestions to see which ones are the most feasible. Tell us your favorites.

Ready or Not?

Ready or Not Have a Plan LogoTornadoes. Hurricanes. Floods. Wildfires. These and other disasters frequently occur in Texas. It's too late to plan for these emergencies once a storm approaches. Now is the time to prepare yourself and your family for any emergency. Follow the easy suggestions at TexasPrepares.org or TexasPrepara.org (Spanish) today.

You can report suspected waste, fraud or abuse in health and human services programs to the HHSC Office of Inspector General online or by calling 800-436-6184. You may also make a report to the Texas State Auditor’s Office by calling 800-TX-AUDIT.

Last Updated May 31, 2016

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