Connect to Care

Improving health care access in underserved communities.

MHP Salud’s Connect and Care Initiative aims to improve health care access for underserved community members by providing information on health care services and offering application assistance to available social programs. Additionally, MHP Salud currently operates one of two Navigator projects in Texas – which help community members access the Health Insurance Marketplace. We have extensive experience providing enrollment assistance to underserved, hard-to-reach communities.

Our Connect and Care initiative is unique in that it bridges the gap across all of our initiatives. If someone is receiving MHP Salud services, their Community Health Workers are trained to identify what criteria community members need to meet to qualify for assistance, how to complete applications, and how to provide referrals as appropriate.  In certain cases, individuals may just need help to complete the application process. However, in many cases, we find that individuals are otherwise completely unaware of the benefits available to them. By being able to identify that community members may qualify for health and social services outside of the scope of the original initiative, CHWs bridge a critical gap in services.

Some of these benefits include Medicaid, CHIP, SNAP, TANF, and several others. From 2016-2018, CHWs assisted with 1,324 applications for CHIP and Medicaid.

Insurance Navigation

Since 2013, MHP Salud’s Community Health Workers have helped the families of the Rio Grande Valley navigate the insurance marketplace and prepare their insurance applications.

Connecting Kids to Care

CHWs in our Connecting Kids to Care project provide information and application assistance with Medicaid and CHIP health coverage for families with children, pregnant women, the elderly with certain incomes, and people with disabilities. Those who qualify receive benefits such as coverage for visits with doctors and dentists, prescription drugs, vaccines, eye exams, hospital care, and more.


About MHP Salud 

MHP Salud has over thirty years of experience implementing CHW programs and training organizations looking to start and/or strengthen their own CHW programs. For more information about MHP Salud, our services, and how we can help you, please email us at