WHAT IS HEALTH?
In 1948, the World Health Organization (WHO) defined health with a phrase that is still used today.
"Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity." WHO, 1948.
In 1986, the WHO further clarified that health is:
If you have low income then this Orange County Resource List may be able to help you:
The Resource List of Orange County contains where to find financial resources, free or low-cost health care, food banks and other sources to improve the quality of life.
The Orange County Resource List
OC Food Bank Org. website provides numerous resources.
You can find out how to apply for SNAP, where to find local food banks in Orange County http://ocfoodbank.org
A List of Orange County Food Banks: http://www.foodpantries.org/ci/ca-orange
The following are two additional Orange County locations where food is collected and distributed to those in need:
Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County 8014 Marine Way, Irvine, CA 92618
Phone : 949-653-2900 Web Site: http://www.feedoc.org/
Community Action Partnership of Orange County Food Bank
11870 Monarch St., Garden Grove, CA 92841
Phone: (714) 897-6670 Web Site: http://ocfoodbank.org/
Additional Orange County Food Pantries are listed on the following link:
WIC Program is government funded program designed to help low income Women Infants and Children: http://ochealthinfo.com/phs/about/family/nutrition/wic
List of Shelters Available By Dialing 2-1-1
2-1-1 Orange County offers a comprehensive information and referral system linking Orange County residents to community health and human services and support.
2-1-1 is to social services what 9-1-1 is to emergency services. 2-1-1 Orange County refers callers to organizations qualified to address an incredible array of health and human services
For more information about 2-1-1 Orange County, click on the following link:
Rental assistance contacts are provided on the following link:
You can help about shelter at Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Rent Assistance Programs http://www.needhelppayingbills.com/html/housing_and_urban_development_.html#section8
The following link directs you to free or low adult health medical services:
The following links provides you to free or low cost healthcare for children:
The following link provides you with a list of free or low cost dental care:
Free Prescriptions and Discounted Prescription Plans are available on the following website:
Free and Discount Energy with the Federal LHEAP program:
Comcast Essential program, call 1-855-846-8376 Offers Low Cost Internet Assess and Discounted computers to low income families.
Here is the Comcast Link that outlines their programs:
You can also find internet access at Orange County Public Libraries.