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Texas Department of State Health Services Vision

A Healthy Texas


To improve health and well-being in Texas

DSHS Strategic and Operational Goals

Goal 1:  Prevent and Prepare for Health Threats
Goal 2:  Build Capacity for Improving Community Health
Goal 3:  Promote Recovery for Persons with Infectious Disease and Mental Illness
Goal 4:  Protect Consumers
Goal 5:  Develop and Expand Integrated Services
Goal 6:  Streamline Administrative Systems
Goal 7:  Maintain and Enhance DSHS Assets
Goal 8:  Nurture a Unified Workplace Culture
Goal 9:  Expand the Effective Use of Health Information
Goal 10:  Build and Sustain Effective Partnerships

Texas Health and Human Services Commission

The mission of HHSC is to maintain and improve the health and human services system in Texas and to administer its programs in accordance with the highest standards of customer service and accountability for the effective use of funds.

HHSC oversees the operations of the health and human services system, provides administrative oversight of Texas health and human services programs, and provides direct administration of some programs.

HHSC operates with an annual budget of $16 billion and 9,300 employees.

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