How growing your own food can benefit your physical and mental health. Growing your own vegetables is a simple solution to many health problems. Whether it is a single tomato plant or a backyard garden, it is beneficial to your health. The benefits of growing your own vegetables include: Nutrition Home grown vegetables are packed… Read More

Voter Registration at MEHOP

On September 22, 2020, Americans will celebrate National Voter Registration Day with a massive cross-country effort to register voters well in advance of Election Day this November. With a historic presidential election approaching, every eligible American voter should exercise his or her right to be heard at the ballot box, and National Voter Registration Day… Read More


JOINT STATEMENT ON THE COVID-19 STATUS IN MATAGORDA COUNTY A possible “second wave” of COVID-19 in our community. This joint statement is a collective effort between Matagorda County Judge Nate McDonald, Bay City Mayor Robert Nelson, Palacios Mayor Glen Smith, and the senior medical and administrative leaders of Matagorda County’s largest community health organizations. In… Read More

Saving Lives

Thank you to each person who donated blood during our MD Anderson blood drive on June 11! We received amazing support from the community. As many are aware, blood is currently in short supply and MD Anderson was grateful for the life giving donations. Due to the current precautionary requirements of COVID-19 all donors were… Read More

National Day of Action

Renewing Federal Funding for Community Health Centers Before any of us had heard of COVID-19, Health Centers were advocating for the long-term renewal of their federal grant funding, also known as the Community Health Center Fund. At the end of 2019, Congressional approval was delayed, and we were granted a short-term extension to give lawmakers… Read More

Community Blood Drive

MD Anderson Blood Drive Scheduled for June MEHOP will host a community blood drive for MD Anderson on June 11th from 1pm-6pm at their Women and Children’s Center located at 111 Ave. F in Bay City.  “Blood donations are an essential need in our community, said Sheryl Dickerson, MD Anderson Community Representative. The MD Anderson… Read More


Today is #GivingTuesdayNow, a global day of giving in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Many of our friends and neighbors are struggling due to the effects on businesses during this time. Many have lost income and need assistance with prescription costs, food, medical care and supplies. Donations received will be used to help MEHOP patients… Read More