Texas Department of State Health Services

A microscope image of the coronavirus.


Find info on vaccines, testing, prevention, and more.

A baby plays in the grass.

Infant formula shortage

More info at Maternal and Child Health

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July 28th is World Hepatitis Day

Learn more about Viral Hepatitis

A baby with a cleft lip.

Cleft and Craniofacial Awareness Month

Learn more about preventing birth defects

Monkeypox: What to Know

A test tube for the Monkeypox virus. Monkeypox virus can spread when a person comes into close contact with an infected animal, infected person, or materials contaminated with the virus.

More info on Monkeypox

Notice of Stakeholder Meeting for 2024-2025 Biennium Legislative Appropriations Request

The Texas state flag in the shape of Texas. DSHS wants to hear from the public as it prepares its 2024-2025 Legislative Appropriations Request. The LAR is the agency’s funding request ahead of next year’s meeting of the Texas Legislature and reflects agency priorities for the upcoming two-year budget cycle.

The DSHS LAR hearing will let people tell the agency what they think is important for public heath to focus on in the coming years. It is scheduled for July 26 at 1 p.m. in Austin and will be streamed online.

More LAR info

Keep the fun going all summer long

A bag of summertime accessories. As you make exciting plans for the summer, don’t forget about safety.

  • Lower risks for injury.
  • Avoid heat-related illness.
  • Combat mosquitoes.
  • Prepare for disasters.
  • Learn about pool safety.
More Summer Safety Tips