Welcome to HHS System Learning Portal!

The HHS System online learning portal provides a broad array of courses designed to help maximize your knowledge regarding HHS services and programs.  The learning portal offers a convenient way to take training online.  This allows easy access to relevant topics and authorized trainings by HHS agencies.  The HHS System Learning Portal offers:

1. Easy-to-follow curriculum in an online format, and

2. Printable course completion certificates, which may include CEU credit, if applicable.



    Available courses

    This training will assist activity directors, certified nurse aides, and other nursing facility staff in providing their residents with individualized activities that are important to their preferences, customary habits, and lifestyles. Participants will be provided with information on the federal requirements for providing person-directed activity programs that are in line with providing a high quality of care and quality to the residents including understanding the resident's abilities; defining activities; the lifestyle assessment information; guidelines for activities in a person-centered environment; and individualized life story templates.

    Materials used in this online course were originally developed by HHSC in collaboration with Natalie B. Davis ACC/EDU, CADDCT, CMDCP, for a federally-funded grant project administered by HHSC.

    Continuing Education: This online course has been approved for 4.0 hours of continuing education credit by HHSC for the following professions: Certified Nurse Aides and Nursing Facility Directors. HHSC is an approved provider of Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) credit as governed by 26 TAC Chapter 556, §556.9 (3) and (4). HHSC is an approved provider of (NF-AD) credit as governed by 40 TAC Chapter 19, §19.702.

    This training is designed to meet the basic ANE training requirements for staff providing direct care in a community setting. By the end of the training, staff should be able to identify which acts constitute ANE, how to recognize ANE, understand risk factors for ANE, and what methods can be used to address ANE. Additionally, this training includes an introduction to trauma and its impact on the people we serve. To take this course, please click on the course title and then select the "enroll me" button below the course description.

    If you have questions about this course or need assistance, please email LTSS_Policy@hhsc.state.tx.us.

    Este curso fue creado para cubrir los requisitos básicos de capacitación en la prevención del abuso, la negligencia y la explotación (ANE) del personal que ofrece atención directa en la comunidad. Al terminar el curso, el personal deberá ser capaz de identificar los actos que constituyen ANE, de reconocer los casos de ANE, de comprender los factores de riesgo y de saber qué métodos emplear para atender los casos de ANE. Además, este curso ofrece información básica sobre el trauma y su impacto en las personas a quienes servimos. Para tomar la capacitación, haga clic en el título del curso y luego seleccione "enroll me" (inscribirme), que aparece debajo de la descripción del curso.

    Si tiene alguna pregunta sobre este curso o si necesita ayuda, envíe un correo electrónico a LTSS_Policy@hhsc.state.tx.us.

    Welcome to the Provider Applicant Training for the Home and Community-based Services (HCS) and Texas Home Living (TxHmL) Programs!

    The purpose of this training is to provide required and helpful information to applicants testing to become provisionally certified. 

    If you have questions about this course or need assistance, please email:  CAPM_Operations@hhsc.state.tx.us

    To take this course, please click on the course title and then select the "enroll me" button below the course description.

    This training provides guidance to Community Living Assistance and Support Services (CLASS) Direct Services Agencies (DSAs), and  Case Management Agencies (CMAs) on how to successfully develop, complete and submit required paperwork to the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) for review. If you have questions about this course or need assistance, please email LTSS_Policy@hhsc.state.tx.us.

     In this training you will find information regarding:

      • Submission of enrollment, renewal, revision, termination, and transfer individual plan of care (IPC) packets
      • Suspension requirements and submissions
      • Packet submission standards, including:
        • Completing forms
        • Common mistakes

    To take this course, please click on the course title and then select the "enroll me" button below the course description.

    This training is designed to give  introductory information, tools, and resources for Medicaid programs. 

    As the DSW, you play a crucial role on an individual’s treatment team when it comes to identifying challenging or aggressive behaviors. This module exposes DSWs to best practices for recognizing, de-escalating, and preventing challenging behavior. You will also learn strategies for determining why this type of behavior occurs and how to distinguish between when challenging behaviors are a form of communication versus a sign of a more serious mental or physical health condition. After clicking on Start module, scroll down and click on 'Enroll me' link.

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    As the DSW, you play a crucial role on an individual’s treatment team when it comes to identifying challenging or aggressive behaviors. This module exposes DSWs to best practices for recognizing, de-escalating, and preventing challenging behavior. You will also learn strategies for determining why this type of behavior occurs. In addition, you will learn to distinguish between when challenging behaviors are a form of communication versus a sign of a more serious mental or physical health condition.

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    Mental health and substance use disorders may be common in individuals you support, so it is crucial to be educated about these conditions. This module teaches DSWs to identify signs and symptoms of common disorders and provide quality care to individuals actively experiencing these issues. You will learn about the importance of your active participation as a member of the individual’s treatment team and how to respond to real-life scenarios you might face with these individuals..

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    Your role as a DSW might include caring for an individual with Dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. This training is designed to help DSWs learn about how dementia affects thinking, communication, and behavior. You will learn strategies necessary for communicating with individuals, addressing challenging behavior, and keeping individuals safe in their homes. As a result of this training, you will be better equipped to protect those in your care from harm while promoting their overall quality of life.

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