Anywhere in Texas, anyone can call 2-1-1 for free information and referrals to health and human services agencies, nonprofit and faith-based organizations, disaster relief resources, and volunteer opportunities.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
The CDC works to protect America from health, safety and security threats, both foreign and in the U.S. Whether diseases start at home or abroad, are chronic or acute, curable or preventable, human error or deliberate attack, CDC fights disease and supports communities and citizens to do the same. There is a lot of good information related to healthy living, emergency preparedness and disease management on the site.
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)
CMS manages the Medicaid, Medicare, and the Health Insurance Exchanges for the nation. The agency strives to empower patients to work with their doctors and make health care decisions that are best for them. Regulatory information regarding these health insurance programs and educational information about health care providers are shared on its website. You can access information specific to Medicare on the CMS medicare.gov site as well.
MyPlate is a reminder to find your healthy eating style and build it throughout your lifetime. Everything you eat and drink matters. The right mix can help you be healthier now and in the future.
The federal government’s Disaster Assistance Improvement Program (DAIP) has established a website to help people find disaster assistance that meets their needs in one central resource. On this one site you can learn about more than 70 forms of assistance from 17 federal agencies. You can apply for many forms of assistance with a single, online application. DisasterAssistance.gov will speed the application process and allow you to check the progress of your application online.
HealthCare.gov / The Health Insurance Marketplace
The health insurance exchange website operates under the United States federal government under the provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. You can look for health plans and see if you qualify for any health care subsidies on this site.
The North Central Texas Area Agency on Aging
The North Central Texas Area Agency on Aging serves adults age 60 and older and their family caregivers who live in Collin, Denton, Ellis, Erath, Hood, Hunt, Johnson, Kaufman, Navarro, Palo Pinto, Parker, Rockwall, Somervell, and Wise counties.
Texas Health and Human Services
Texas Health and Human Services provides a range of services for older Texans that help ensure their well-being, dignity and choice. Programs also are in place to support family caregivers.
U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
An online resource for Medicare information, Social Security benefits and more.
U.S. Social Security Administration
Understand and manage your Social Security benefits online.
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Learn about and access veterans benefits, including healthcare, benefits, and burials and memorials.
World Health Organization (WHO)
WHO works worldwide to promote health, keep the world safe, and serve the vulnerable.
The agency strives to ensure that a billion more people have universal health coverage, to protect a billion more people from health emergencies, and provide a further billion people with better health and well-being. There is valuable public health data shared on its website.