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Health Resources

The subject of health resources is a wide topic. The basic areas to consider are human resources, facilities, equipment, supplies, financial funds, and knowledge. A good source of overall health resources should provide basic information about all these areas, as well as providing driving instructions to office locations for gaining access to benefits.

SNAP

Supplemental
Nutrition
Assistance
Program

Everybody deserves good food. The SNAP program was created so that every person in need of assistance with basic food necessities would be able to buy healthy food to eat. Good health means good eating habits, and the SNAP FOOD BENEFITS program will benefit people who don't have a lot of money as long as they meet program rules. Most adults under the age of 50 with no children in the home can get SNAP for 3 months in a 3-year period. Some adults might not have to meet the work requirements if they have a disability or are pregnant. The El Paso office is located at 2300 E Yandell, El Paso, TX, 79903 (ph: 1-915-534-7314).

TANF Cash Help

TANF stands fo Temporary Assistance for Needy Families. If you're part of a family with children age 18 and younger, you can get help with buying things like food, clothing, housing, utilities and more. Families are defined as parents and their children, or relatives caring for related children, and in either case, must be experiencing financial hardship.

Health Care

El Pasoans' who are having financial difficulties might be able to get health benefits through a number of various state programs. If you are someone who can't get benefits from one of these programs, there are other options available. Find out more about health insurance by going to www.HealthCare.gov.

WIC

WIC stands for Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children. WIC is a nutrition program for pregnant, breastfeeding women and families with children younger than 5. The program offers useful resources for women who would like to take classes, meet with other families, and get detailed nutrition counseling intended to help families make smart choices for nutritious family meals.

Health Resources and Services Administration

In 1982, the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) was created and given the leading role as the primary Federal agency to support health care providers in the U.S. Their function is to essentially maintain and improve access to health care services for people who are geographically isolated, low-income, or physically challenged.

The HRSA oversees and supports the following..

  • organ
  • bone marrow
  • cord blood donation
  • supports programs that prepare against bioterrorism
  • compensates individuals harmed by vaccination
  • maintains databases that protect against health care malpractice and health care waste, fraud and abuse.

Their goals are the following:


  • Improve Access to Quality Health Services - HRSA aims to improve health equity, health care accessibility, enhance the quality of health services, and maintain the safety and well-being of vulnerable individuals.
  • Foster a Health Care Workforce Able to Address Current and Emerging Needs - HRSA seeks to ensure that under-served communities have adequate health care providers to implement necessary care. Various programs are intended to support providers with direct patient care responsibilities, as well as public health professionals who operate in a capacity that supports the well-being of American Citizens.
  • Achieve Health Equity and Enhance Population Health - HRSA focuses on increasing access to health care and improving health outcomes for vulnerable populations by encouraging community partnerships with a well-rounded list of groups from all areas on the Nation.
  • Optimize HRSA Operations and Strengthen Program Management - HRSA is committed to ensuring the accountability of the resources Congress and the American taxpayers entrust to the agency.
  • Vision - Healthy Communities, Healthy People
  • Mission - To improve health outcomes and address health disparities through access to quality services, a skilled health workforce, and innovative, high-value programs.

★ Read more about the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) here»

According to a recent report from the U.S. News and World Report rankings system, El Paso is among the Best Places to Live in the nation. The magazine put El Paso in the 110th spot out of 125 metro areas it studied based on quality of life, job market, value of living and people's desire to live there. Along with El Paso, several other Texas cities also ranked within the 125 best places to live.

Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC or EIC)

The Earned Income Tax Credit is a benefit for working people with low to moderate income. To qualify, you must meet certain requirements and file a tax return, even if you do not owe any tax or are not required to file. EITC reduces the amount of tax you owe and may give you a refund. For more information, visit www.irs.gov

Federal Child Tax Credit

Eligible low income families with a qualifying child or children may claim the Child Tax Credit. To find out if your child or dependent qualify for the Child Tax Credit or the Credit for Other Dependents, click here

Community Outreach Centers

Community outreach centers help families to meet their basic needs. They operate in a wide variety of ways, such as setting up food banks, helping with utility bills and rent, helping with the purchase of household items, transportation for new jobs, and helping children with school supplies.

The Hospitals of Providence support local causes and are committed to making ongoing donations to local nonprofit organizations. For the last four years, The Hospitals of Providence have made $2.5 million in donations to local organizations. Visit their website at www.thehospitalsofprovidence.com, or call them at (866) 934-3627.

For a list of other outreach centers, click here:

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When it comes to quality health care, people have a lot of questions. And since we can't answer every question, we at least want to offer our free network to anyone who has questions and concerns about their health. We want to provide El Paso residents with as much content as possible, and that means tips, stories, news and more. Yes, health resources come in various forms that will benefit people in many ways. And it's only made possible through partnerships with businesses in El Paso. We believe this is the best way to help everyone learn more about a wide range of health topics.

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Apply For Benefits

El Paso residents can apply for aid with the help of available resources designed to help parents, children and pregnant women. The El Paso office is located at 2300 E Yandell, El Paso, TX, 79903 (ph: 1-915-534-7314).

Prepare For Emergencies

The chances are much greater that you and your family will escape a house-fire without death or injury if you have a working smoke detector and an effective exit strategy.

We must have the tools and plans in place in order to be ready when a disaster strikes. We must also practice using those tools and plans. Just like having a working smoke detector, preparing for the unexpected makes sense...

Get a Kit
Make a Plan
Be Informed
Get Involved

Find out how by visiting Ready.gov, or calling 1-800-BE-READY.

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