Texas’ Health and Human Services Commission houses a number of divisions and agencies–some of which will not officially be included until later this year, once a broad HHSC transformation is completed. Included (or soon to be) are the Internal Audit Division, Office of the Inspector General, Texas Dept. of Aging and Disability Services (DADS), Texas Dept. of State Health Services (DSHS), Texas Dept. of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services (DARS), and more. HHSC’s mission is to “provide the leadership and direction and foster the spirit of innovation needed to achieve an efficient and effective health and human services system for Texans. To that end, employees provide a number of services and benefits including:

  • Medicaid for families and children
  • Long-term care for people who are older or who have disabilities
  • SNAP food benefits and TANF cash assistance for families
  • Behavioral health services
  • Services to help keep people who are older or who have disabilities in their homes and communities
  • Services for women and other people with special health needs.

You can see the leadership team and organization structure by reviewing the chart below.