Community Resources

HHSC works with community groups to share information about the benefits available through programs such as Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), Medicaid, SNAP food benefits and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF).

  • 2-1-1 Texas Information and Referral Network:  Allows users to search for information on health and human services in communities throughout Texas and helps citizens connect with the services they need.
  • CHIP/Children’s Medicaid: Outreach resources and materials for community-based and faith-based organizations. Includes order form for materials.
  • Community Training: HHSC offers dozens of training courses for community groups interested in helping Texans apply for state benefits. 
  • Computers for Learning:  Establishes partnerships with businesses, schools, government, and non-profit organizations to create programs using donated computers. Develops programs with schools to provide home computers for students and their families.
  • Regional Community Relations (Community Collaboration): Responsible for collaborating with stakeholders to improve the delivery of Medicaid services by sharing best practices, resources and information regarding improvements to the health care system.
  • SNAP Nutrition Education: Helps SNAP recipients learn about making healthy food choices, practicing food safety, stretching a limited SNAP budget and increasing physical activity. 
  • HHSC Quick Resource Guide (PDF): General program guidelines for use by promotoras and other community-based health advocates. En Español (PDF)
  • Community Partner Program: Establishes partnerships with community-based organizations to help people in need apply online for benefits, including food, cash, and medical assistance.
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