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Information Resources for Community Health Workers: Information on Programs & Services

Programs and Services

Gateway to Care (non-profit collaboration of 165+ member and affiliated organizations)

  • Navigation, Outreach & Educaton                                                                                                                                           Navigation services provide assistance to under-served populations seeking to obtain needed health access and social services assistance. Through the Navigation, Outreach and Education programs, State Certified Community Health Workers provide education, information and one-on-one assistance on health and community resources. They offer training and direct application assistance in enrollment for CHIP/Medicaid, and other federal and regional indigent financial assistance programs, with a focus on uninsured and under-insured populations. Additionally, Navigators educate clients on the importance of locating and using a health home to achieve and maintain good health and link them to other community resources. 

  • Managing your health                                                                                                                                                                                                     Has a complete list of Health Clinics, Dental Clinics, and Pediatric Clinics as well as locations for Family Planning & Women's HealthcareImmunizations, Obstetrical Care/Prenatal Care, and low cost Pregnancy Testing

Find a Community Center in the Houston Metropolitan Area (Neighborhood Centers, Inc.)

Find a Federally Qualified Health Center (U.S. Department of Health & Human Services)

St. Luke's Episcopal Health Charities Projects

United Way of Greater Houston
UWGH supports social services agencies through the greater Houston Metropolitan region.

Harris Health System (Harris County, TX) in English

Your Texas Benefits (Texas Health and Human Services Commission)
Apply for benefits or get information about your specific case. Includes: food stamps, health care (Medicaid), cash help for families (TANF), Medicare savings program, and long-term care.

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Housing & Urban Development (U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development)

Houston Resource Guide for HIV (The "Blue Book)/AIDS: Houston Guia de Recursos (El "Libro Azul") (Harris County Public Health and Environmental Services)

Senior Guidance Directory (Senior Guidance Directory, Inc.)
Comprehensive guide to services and programs in the Greater Houston are for the elderly. (U.S. federal government)

Benefits Checkup (National Council on Aging)

AmeriCorps (Corporation for National & Community Service)
Each year, AmeriCorps offers 75,000 opportunities for adults of all ages and backgrounds to serve through a network of partnerships with local and national nonprofit groups.