Regional Health Resources

The UT Health Community Resource Hub is a new tool developed to help connect the community with the resources they need. The Comunity Resource Hub allows users to search by zip code for local, state, and nationwide services for health, food, education, transportation services, and more.

Search for free or reduced cost services like medical care, food, job training, and more.

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler is excited to partner with Episcopal Health Foundation (EHF) and other organizations to further discussions, data collection, and sharing of information in an effort to build healthier communities and promote health resources for the 28-county service area known as Regional Healthcare Partnership 1 (RHP 1).

During the summer of 2016, under Dr. Paul McGaha’s leadership, we decided it was time to go into the communities to hear from stakeholders and community members about the needs of the community. We first held forums to hear from community stakeholders; there were 16 forums across RHP 1 with 298 participants. There was an overwhelming response from stakeholders that they wanted more county-level data and a list of available resources. We then developed the East Texas Community Health Survey (ETCHS) to gather and make available county-level data. The survey was available for six weeks, online and on paper, in English and Spanish. Over 2,300 surveys were completed. All but one county returned at least 25 surveys.

Community stakeholders were invited to participate in follow-up forums that highlighted the new regional health resources, provided an opportunity to discuss specific county needs, and introduced The School of Community and Rural Health at UTHSCT.



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