Community Health Resources

Providing physicians and the community information on volunteer health organizations, government resources and current public health issues.

Public Health Information

Monkeypox Information

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information  
Vaping Related Lung Injury:

Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
Ebola Information and News
Flu - CDC
Harris County Flu Information
HPV: Zika Virus  


Federal Government Resources

Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP)
Food & Drug Administration Consumer Magazine
Medicare  National Cancer Institute's Cancer Database (PDQ)
National Institutes of Health
OSHA (US Occupational Safety & Health Admin)
Poison Control
U.S. Health and Human Services (HHS) 


State Resources

Family Resources-Texas
Texas Association of Health Plans
Texas Dept of Aging and Disability Services 
Texas Dept of Insurance: Consumer Section
Texas Dept of State Health Services
Texas Health Care Information Council
Texas Medical Association Public Health and Science
Texas Medical Center
Texas Dept of Health Immunization Division Addiction Rehab, Treatment Recovery Resources in Texas


Harris County Resources

Disabled Parking Placard Program, Harris County
Domestic Violence Shelters in Texas
Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center
Greater Houston Healthconnect (GHH)
Harris County Child Fatality Review Team 
Harris County Medical Examiner
Harris County Health 
Houston (City of) Department of Health & Human Services
Houston Health Department
Memorial Hermann Prevention & Recovery Center

Health Insurance

America's Health Insurance Plans
Texas Health
Consumer Health Insurance, 1-855-TEX-CHAP
Texas Association of Health Plans

Libraries and Reference Materials

First Mile Care Resource Library - Prevention of Type 2 Diabetes
Henry J. KAISER Family Foundation
Library - TMC
McGovern Historical Collections and Research Center
National Library of Medicine, Medline Plus
New England Journal of Medicine
Physician's Desk Reference (PDR)

Volunteer Health Organizations - Initiatives

Alternative Health Practices
Alzheimer's Association
American Cancer Society
DVT Awareness - Coalition to Prevent Deep-vein Thrombosis (DVT)
Go Healthy Houston
Healthy Texas Women
Houston Diabetes Resource Center
March of Dimes
Project Change
QuitDay - Quit Smoking
Shut Out Sugar
Social Determinants of Health - Screening Guide

Volunteer Opportunities

Doctor's Without Borders - Medecins Sans Frontieres
Doctor's Without Borders - Webinars 
Medical Bridges
Casa el Buen Samaritano
San Jose Clinic

Health Care Clinics

See Map of Safety Net Clinics
US Department of Health and Human Services "Find a Health Center"

Food Resources and Social Services Locators

Social Determinants of Health webpage
Food Pantry Agency Locator
AAFP Neighborhood Navigator 
United Way of Greater Houston - Resource Database
211 Texas Social Services Locator 
2-1-1 Texas HHS Social Service 24/7 hotline