Combating HIV in Our Community: HHM Health’s Integrated Approach

HHM Health is actively addressing the rise in HIV rates within our community. Our latest initiative, offering Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) services, is a pivotal step towards prevention and education, signifying our commitment to holistic healthcare.

Understanding HIV in Our Neighborhoods

Recognizing the concerning increase in HIV incidences locally, we’re focused on providing accessible, comprehensive care and prevention methods.

PrEP: A Key to Prevention

PrEP, involving daily medication, is a proven strategy to reduce the risk of HIV infection in high-risk populations. We currently offer oral PrEP options in pill form, providing a practical and effective means of prevention.

Inclusivity in Prevention

Our approach to HIV prevention encompasses all community members, regardless of gender or lifestyle, emphasizing that everyone deserves access to preventative healthcare.

Beyond Medication: Comprehensive Care

Alongside PrEP, we provide behavioral health support, ensuring individuals receive holistic care that includes counseling and guidance.

HIV Testing: A Cornerstone of Prevention

HHM Health offers HIV testing services, crucial for early detection and effective management of HIV. Regular testing is encouraged for everyone, playing a vital role in our community-wide prevention strategy.

Breaking the Stigma

Open discussions about HIV and regular testing are key in reducing stigma and misinformation, fostering a supportive environment for all.

Empowerment Through Healthcare

We believe in empowering individuals to live fulfilling lives, regardless of their HIV status. With the right support and preventive measures, we’re helping our community live without fear.

Be Part of the Change

Join us in this important effort. Whether through getting tested, educating oneself about PrEP, or advocating for awareness, every action contributes to a healthier community.

At HHM Health, we’re more than a healthcare provider; we’re your partner in building a safer, healthier, and more inclusive community. Together, we can make a significant impact in the fight against HIV.

Behavioral Health Focus During Movember: Supporting Men’s Mental Health

November, famously known as Movember, is more than just a month for growing mustaches. It’s a time when the spotlight is on men’s health, particularly mental health. At HHM Health, we recognize the importance of this period in raising awareness and advocating for mental wellness among men.

The Significance of Movember

Movember has become a global movement, encouraging men to grow mustaches during November to raise awareness about men’s health issues, including mental health and suicide prevention. It’s an opportunity to break down barriers and spark conversations around topics that are often considered taboo. Mental health, especially among men, has long been an area needing more attention and open discussion.

HHM Health’s Dedication to Behavioral Health

At HHM Health, we are deeply committed to providing comprehensive behavioral health services. This November, we are not only spotlighting men’s mental health but also emphasizing our support for early childhood mental health, aligning with Early Childhood Mental Health Awareness Month. Our services range from counseling and therapy to support groups and educational resources, catering to all ages and needs.

The Importance of Mental Health Checks

Regular mental health checks are as vital as physical health checkups. They provide an opportunity for early identification of mental health issues and timely intervention. At HHM Health, we encourage everyone, regardless of age or gender, to prioritize their mental health and seek help when needed. Destigmatizing the process of seeking mental health support is a crucial step towards a healthier, more resilient community.

Encouraging Proactive Mental Health Discussions

Movember is an ideal time to initiate open and honest conversations about mental health. We encourage everyone, especially men, to talk about their feelings, challenges, and mental well-being. Proactive discussions and screenings can lead to better understanding, support, and ultimately, better mental health outcomes.

Special Focus on Men During Movember

While we advocate for mental health awareness for all, during Movember, we give special attention to men’s mental health. Men often face societal pressures that discourage open expression of emotions or admitting vulnerabilities. By creating a supportive and understanding environment, we aim to change these narratives, making it easier for men to seek and receive the help they need.

At HHM Health, we believe in the power of awareness, early intervention, and supportive communities in fostering mental wellness. This Movember, let’s come together to shed light on men’s mental health, break down stigmas, and build a culture of openness and support. Remember, taking care of your mental health is a sign of strength, not weakness. Let’s grow in health together.

Cervical Cancer Prevention: HHM Health Leading the Way

Cervical cancer is a significant health concern affecting thousands of women each year. Despite being a largely preventable cancer, the American Cancer Society estimates that approximately 4,310 women will lose their lives to cervical cancer in 2023. To combat this issue, HHM Health is launching a campaign to promote preventative care, focusing on cervical cancer screening and HPV vaccination. Let’s delve into the critical information and understand why these preventive measures are essential.

Preventing a Preventable Cancer with HHM Health

HHM Health is committed to improving the health and well-being of the communities it serves. This commitment extends to the prevention of cervical cancer, a largely preventable disease. HHM Health is taking proactive steps to ensure that individuals receive the necessary education and care to protect against cervical cancer.

The Importance of HPV Vaccination

One of the cornerstones of HHM Health’s cervical cancer prevention campaign is promoting HPV vaccination. Human papillomavirus (HPV) is a group of viruses that can lead to various types of cancers, including cervical cancer. HHM Health is emphasizing the importance of getting vaccinated for the following reasons:

Preventing Cervical Cancer: HPV is the leading cause of cervical cancer. Vaccination provides strong protection against the types of HPV responsible for most cases of cervical cancer. By preventing HPV infection, the vaccine significantly reduces the risk of cervical cancer, potentially saving lives.

Preventing Other Cancers: HPV doesn’t only cause cervical cancer. It’s also linked to other cancers, including vaginal, vulvar, penile, anal, and oropharyngeal (tonsils, base of tongue, and back of the throat) cancers. The vaccine can prevent over 90% of these cancers, providing comprehensive protection against multiple life-threatening diseases.

In summary, the HPV vaccination is essential for preventing not only cervical cancer but also other HPV-related cancers. It’s a powerful tool to protect individuals from a common and potentially life-threatening virus, making it a vital component of public health efforts to reduce the burden of HPV-related diseases.

Leading by Example: HHM Health’s Role

HHM Health is making HPV vaccination easily accessible to eligible individuals, ensuring that they are protected before potential exposure to the virus. HHM Health’s role as a healthcare provider and advocate for preventive care makes a significant impact in the fight against cervical cancer.

Preventing cervical cancer and other HPV-related cancers is not just a goal for HHM Health; it’s a mission. By promoting HPV vaccination and encouraging regular cervical cancer screening, HHM Health is leading the way in cervical cancer prevention.

Through these efforts, HHM Health aims to reduce the number of cervical cancer cases and save lives. It’s a testament to HHM Health’s dedication to improving the health and well-being of its community, one preventive measure at a time. If you have questions or concerns about HPV vaccination or cervical cancer screening, consult HHM Health. Remember, together, we can prevent cervical cancer and ensure a healthier future for all.

New Eyeglass Store Opening Soon in Lake Highlands, Texas

Exciting news is on the horizon for residents of Lake Highlands, Texas, and anyone seeking affordable eyewear solutions in the Dallas area. HHM Health, in partnership with Lighthouse for the Blind of Fort Worth, is set to open a brand-new Eyeglass Store at its Lake Highlands location. This expansion is a testament to HHM Health’s unwavering commitment to providing accessible healthcare and vision services in Dallas and surrounding areas. Let’s take a closer look at what this means for the community.

Expanding Access to Affordable Eyewear

The new Eyeglass Store in Lake Highlands is a significant addition to HHM Health’s existing Eyeglass Store at the Rosewood Vision Center. This expansion aims to make affordable eyewear options more accessible to a wider audience, catering to various age groups and interests.

Addressing Diverse Visual Needs

One of the key objectives of this expansion is to effectively address the diverse visual needs within the Lake Highlands community. Whether you need pediatric, adult, or sport glasses and sunglasses, the new Eyeglass Store will have you covered. By offering a broad range of eyewear options, HHM Health ensures that individuals can find the glasses that best suit their lifestyle and vision requirements.

Promoting Healthcare Equity

HHM Health’s mission is to advocate for healthcare equity in Dallas and beyond. The opening of this Eyeglass Store in Lake Highlands is another step towards achieving this goal. Vision is a fundamental aspect of overall health and well-being, and HHM Health believes that everyone should have access to quality eyewear, regardless of their financial circumstances.

Competitive Pricing

HHM Health understands the importance of affordability when it comes to eyewear. All frames available at the new Eyeglass Store will be sold at competitive prices, making it easier for individuals and families to access the eyewear they need. This commitment to affordability aligns with HHM Health’s overarching mission of providing barrier-free access to healthcare services.

Community Impact

The opening of the Eyeglass Store in Lake Highlands signifies more than just an expansion of services. It reflects HHM Health’s dedication to the well-being of the Lake Highlands community. By providing accessible eyewear solutions, HHM Health is contributing to improved vision health and, subsequently, enhancing the overall quality of life for residents in the area.

The upcoming opening of the Eyeglass Store in Lake Highlands, Texas, is an exciting development in HHM Health’s ongoing mission to promote healthcare equity and accessibility. 

Keep an eye out for the grand opening of the Eyeglass Store in Lake Highlands, and be prepared to explore a wide range of eyewear options that cater to your specific needs. HHM Health continues to lead the way in providing essential healthcare services to all, ensuring a brighter future for everyone.

Breast Cancer Awareness: Early Detection, Our Shared Responsibility

October is a time when the leaves change, the air becomes crisp, and the color pink takes on a new, poignant significance. It is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a vital time for us at HHM Health as we raise awareness about one of the most common forms of cancer affecting women worldwide.

At HHM Health, we remain steadfast in our commitment to battling this disease. We understand the crucial role that early detection plays in successful treatment and outcomes, and we endeavor to empower our community with the necessary information and resources.

Breast cancer affects one in eight women during their lives. It can occur at any age, but the risk increases as women get older. Early detection through screening can significantly reduce the risk of severe outcomes. This October, we urge women to schedule regular mammograms.

HHM Health offers state-of-the-art mammography services and comprehensive patient education. Our dedicated breast health specialists guide patients through the process, ensuring their comfort and understanding. But we also believe in the power of self-care. Knowing your body and recognizing any changes can be an invaluable tool in early detection.

The battle against breast cancer extends beyond the clinic. It’s about community, support, and resilience. At HHM Health, we facilitate various support services, including counseling, support groups, and survivorship programs, understanding that healing involves more than just physical wellness. Emotional well-being and social support are crucial components of the journey.

Research and advancements in treatment are pivotal in the fight against breast cancer. Our collaboration with research institutions and our commitment to continuous learning enables us to provide our patients with the most current and effective treatment strategies.

This October, as we embrace the pink ribbon’s symbolism, let us remember that the fight against breast cancer is a shared responsibility. It begins with awareness and understanding and extends to regular screenings, healthy lifestyle choices, and robust support for those touched by the disease.

Breast cancer is a formidable adversary, but at HHM Health, we believe that through awareness, early detection, advanced treatments, and a supportive community, we can change the narrative.

This October, join us in raising awareness, advocating for regular screenings, and supporting those affected by breast cancer. Together, we can create a future where breast cancer is no longer a threat but a challenge that we have overcome. We invite you to visit our website at to learn more about our breast health services, make an appointment, or find resources for support.

Expanding Access to Quality Healthcare: HHM Health’s Dallas ISD Clinics

In early September, HHM Health took a significant step towards enhancing the well-being of students, families, and the community at large. We are excited to share the success and impact of our medical services at the Redbird Youth & Family Clinic and the Kiosco Youth & Family Clinic at Thomas Jefferson High School, both nestled within the Dallas Independent School District (DISD).

A Promising Start

Our journey began on August 15 when HHM Health initiated immunization and physical services at these locations. The response from the community was heartwarming, with hundreds of patients benefiting from these essential healthcare services.

Extended Services

Starting on September 4 and 6, these clinics expanded their medical services, providing a wide range of healthcare services to adults and pediatric patients alike.

Convenient Access

The Redbird Youth & Family Clinic and the Kiosco Youth & Family Clinic at Thomas Jefferson High School are open from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, ensuring that you can access quality healthcare without disrupting your daily routine.

At Thomas Jefferson High School, the clinic is open on Mondays and Wednesdays. For those near the Redbird Youth & Family Clinic, you can access our services on Tuesdays and Thursdays. This balanced schedule ensures that healthcare is never out of reach when you need it.

Comprehensive Care

At HHM Health, we are committed to providing comprehensive care that addresses the unique needs of each patient. Whether it’s routine check-ups, immunizations, physicals, or medical consultations, our team of dedicated healthcare professionals is here to serve you.

A Strong Community Partnership

This venture into DISD campuses is a testament to our commitment to building strong community partnerships. By integrating healthcare services within educational institutions, we are not only making healthcare more accessible but also fostering an environment where wellness is a shared value.

Join Us on This Journey

We invite you to join us in celebrating this important milestone, even if you missed the initial launch in August. Whether you are a student, a parent, or a member of the community, HHM Health’s Dallas ISD clinics are here to serve you.

At HHM Health, we believe that healthcare is a fundamental right, and it should be accessible to all. These clinics are another step forward in our mission to provide barrier-free, quality healthcare to the Dallas community.

Thank you for your support, and we look forward to serving you at the Redbird Youth & Family Clinic and the Kiosco Youth & Family Clinic at Thomas Jefferson High School. Together, we are building healthier, happier communities.

Introducing HHM Health’s Saturday Dental Clinic for Children Ages 12 and Up!

Exciting news for our HHM Health community! We are delighted to announce the expansion of our dental services with the opening of our dental clinic on Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Our Saturday clinic will be exclusively dedicated to serving children ages 12 and up, providing them with the highest quality dental care in a warm and welcoming environment. In this blog post, we will share the details of this new initiative and the specific dates when we will be seeing dental patients under the age of 18. At HHM Health, we are committed to promoting oral health and ensuring a bright smile for all our young patients!

Targeting Children Ages 12 and Up:

At HHM Health, we believe in delivering exceptional healthcare services to our community. Our Saturday dental clinic is an exciting addition to our comprehensive range of offerings. By extending our dental services to Saturdays, we aim to make dental care more accessible and convenient for busy parents and students.

Our Saturday dental clinic will focus on providing specialized care for children ages 12 and up. Adolescence brings about a host of unique dental needs. At HHM Health’s Saturday dental clinic, we understand the intricacies of this critical stage in your child’s oral health journey. With the emergence of permanent teeth, potential orthodontic concerns, and the arrival of wisdom teeth, teenagers require specialized dental attention. Our experienced team is well-versed in addressing these specific needs, ensuring your teenager’s dental health is in capable hands. 

Dates for Dental Patients Under the Age of 18:

Mark your calendars! We have scheduled specific dates when our dental clinic will be exclusively seeing patients under the age of 18. These dates are carefully selected to ensure that children and teenagers have ample opportunity to receive the dental care they need without disrupting their school schedules.

August 5
September 9
October 21
November 4
December 9

On these dates, our dental team will be ready to provide compassionate care, conduct thorough dental examinations, and address any oral health concerns that young patients may have. We encourage parents and guardians to book appointments in advance to secure their preferred time slots.The opening of our Saturday dental clinic is a testament to our commitment to providing exceptional healthcare services to our community. With a focus on children ages 12 and up, our dental team is excited to deliver specialized care that promotes optimal oral health. We encourage parents and guardians to take advantage of the specific dates scheduled for dental patients under the age of 18 and book their appointments in advance. At HHM Health, we are dedicated to creating healthy smiles, one appointment at a time. We look forward to welcoming young patients to our Saturday dental clinic and fostering a lifelong journey of oral health and well-being.

Unlocking the Power of Nutrition: Henley Walker Joins HHM Health

Last month, HHM Health proudly welcomed a remarkable addition to our team, Henley Walker, MS, RD, LD. Henley, fresh from completing her dietetic internship at Abilene Christian University, is brimming with enthusiasm to begin her journey as a Registered Dietitian (RD) at HHM Health. With a passion for nutrition and an unwavering commitment to improving lives through dietary choices, Henley is set to make a significant impact:

Empowering Health Through Nutrition

Henley’s mission as an RD at HHM Health is clear and inspiring: “My goal is to help each patient feel confident in the food choices they make, so that they can achieve better health for themselves and their families.” This statement encapsulates the essence of her role – to empower individuals with the knowledge and guidance they need to unlock the full potential of their health through nutrition.

Comprehensive Nutrition Services

Henley’s services extend far beyond simple dietary advice. Patients at HHM Health can now access comprehensive nutrition education and counseling under her expert guidance. These services are available through one-on-one consultations as well as group sessions, ensuring that patients can choose the approach that suits them best.

What to Expect

Henley’s sessions are designed to be holistic and impactful. They encompass a complete nutrition assessment to understand the patient’s unique needs and challenges. From there, patients embark on a journey of nutrition education and counseling, where they learn not only what to eat but also why it matters.

One of the highlights of Henley’s approach is her emphasis on personalized meal planning. She understands that each patient is unique, and their dietary requirements should reflect that. With Henley’s guidance, patients can create meal plans tailored to their specific health goals.

Setting the Course for Success

Goal setting is a pivotal part of Henley’s sessions. It’s not just about understanding nutrition; it’s about translating that knowledge into actionable goals. Whether it’s achieving a healthy weight, managing a medical condition, or simply feeling more energetic, Henley helps patients set achievable milestones.

Practical, Everyday Habits

But Henley goes beyond theory. She believes that real change happens in the day-to-day choices we make. That’s why her sessions often involve hands-on practice with lifestyle-changing habits. From grocery shopping tips to cooking demonstrations, Henley equips patients with the practical skills they need to succeed.

Meet Henley Walker:

  • Education: Henley holds a Bachelor of Science in Human Nutrition & Dietetics from the University of Arkansas and a Master of Science in Human Nutrition from Abilene Christian University.
  • Experience: With two years of experience under her belt, Henley brings a wealth of knowledge to her role as an RD at HHM Health.
  • Languages Spoken: Henley is fluent in English.
  • Interests and Hobbies: Outside of her profession, Henley enjoys hiking, reading, and discovering new coffee and boba milk tea shops. Her diverse interests reflect her vibrant approach to life and wellness.

Embarking on a Healthier Journey Together

With Henley Walker as part of our team, HHM Health is poised to offer an even more comprehensive approach to healthcare. Nutrition, a cornerstone of well-being, is now within closer reach for our patients. Together, we’re embarking on a journey towards better health, one nourishing choice at a time.

Are you ready to take the first step towards a healthier you? Call 214-221-0855 ext. 3052 or visit the Diet and Nutrition Services website page to explore how Henley’s nutrition services can empower you on your wellness journey.

Join the Fight Against Healthcare Disparities in Dallas on North Texas Giving Day

As North Texas Giving Day approaches, there’s a unique opportunity for you to make a significant impact in the fight against healthcare disparities in Dallas. Your support can transform the lives of individuals like Cerenity, a premature baby who found a lifeline in HHM Health.

A Beacon of Hope

HHM Health operates with a profound dedication to its community, offering a wide range of healthcare services including family practices, women’s health, pediatrics, dental care, behavioral health, vision care, a low-cost pharmacy, imaging suite, and the Rosewood Vision Center.

Last year alone, HHM Health recorded an impressive 57,000 office visits across its nine health centers, highlighting the pressing need for accessible healthcare services in Dallas.

Cerenity’s Journey

Cerenity’s story is a testament to the critical role organizations like HHM Health play in the lives of vulnerable individuals. Born prematurely, she spent the first two months of her life in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). For her mother, this was an overwhelming and scary experience. She shares, “I was really scared because I’ve never been through that before, and (HHM Health) helped me through every step. Appointment after appointment, they would call and check in on me.”

HHM Health’s Commitment

What sets HHM Health apart is not just the medical care they provide but the holistic support they offer. The staff at HHM Health became a pillar of strength for Cerenity’s family, offering emotional support and maintaining constant communication. They also provided essential resources such as premature diapers and formula, alleviating the financial burden that often accompanies premature births. Cerenity’s mother sums it up beautifully: “It just made me love the doctors.”

How Your Donation Makes a Difference

As North Texas Giving Day approaches, you may wonder how your donation can impact the lives of individuals like Cerenity. The answer is clear: your support goes directly to patient care. HHM Health ensures that an impressive $0.74 of every $1 donated directly benefits their patients.

Consider how your dollars can make a difference:

$25: Provides annual immunizations for one child.

$50: Covers the cost of a dental cleaning, promoting oral health.

$100: Funds a crucial sonogram, aiding in diagnostics.

$250: Supports four behavioral health appointments, addressing mental health needs.

$500: Enables eight play therapy sessions, especially vital for young patients.

$1,000: Contributes to diagnostic imaging services, enhancing diagnostics and treatment.

Furthermore, HHM Health’s expansion initiatives, including two new healthcare clinics in partnership with organizations such as Hope Cottage and Viola’s House, demonstrate their commitment to addressing pressing healthcare issues in Dallas, particularly maternal health disparities.

Join Us in Making a Difference

HHM Health’s mission to provide quality healthcare to all its neighbors is a beacon of hope in the fight against healthcare disparities. Your support on North Texas Giving Day can make a significant difference in the lives of those who need it most.

Join us in making a difference. Your support on North Texas Giving Day can transform lives, create hope, and build a healthier, more equitable future for all. Together, we can continue HHM Health’s vital mission of providing quality healthcare to its neighbors with love, compassion, and respect.

For more information on the campaign and how your gift provides barrier-free, quality healthcare, please visit the North Texas Giving Day page or contact Development Coordinator Hanna Munin at or (214) 221-0855.

Your participation in North Texas Giving Day can be a lifeline for individuals and families facing healthcare disparities in Dallas. HHM Health’s unwavering commitment to compassionate, comprehensive care has touched countless lives, and your donation can help them continue this vital work.

Affordable Back-to-School Physicals at HHM Health!

As the school bells begin to ring and sports fields come to life, it’s time to ensure our children are ready to tackle the new academic year with optimal health and vigor. At HHM Health, we’ve been committed to offering accessible and affordable healthcare services to our community. That’s why we proudly offer back-to-school physicals, priced at only $10 for uninsured patients, and completely free for Medicaid recipients. In this blog post, we will explore the significance of back-to-school physicals, the benefits they provide, and how HHM Health is unwavering in supporting the health and well-being of all our students.

The Importance of Back-to-School Physicals:

Back-to-school physicals are a vital part of preparing children for the academic year ahead. These comprehensive examinations help identify any potential health issues, ensure that children are up-to-date on vaccinations, and provide parents and guardians with valuable insights into their child’s health and development. Whether your child is starting school for the first time or returning for another year, a back-to-school physical is an essential step in promoting their overall well-being.

Affordable Back-to-School Physicals at HHM Health:

At HHM Health, we believe that every child deserves access to quality healthcare, regardless of their insurance status. To ensure that all students can receive the care they need, we proudly offer back-to-school physicals at the affordable price of $10 for uninsured patients. For Medicaid recipients, these physicals are completely free of charge, helping to eliminate financial barriers and ensure that all students can start the school year on a healthy note.

What’s Included in the Back-to-School Physicals:

Our back-to-school physicals are comprehensive and tailored to meet the specific needs of each student. During the examination, our experienced healthcare providers will:

  • Review Medical History: Understanding a child’s medical history is crucial in identifying any pre-existing conditions or concerns that may require special attention.
  • Perform Physical Examination: Our healthcare providers will conduct a thorough physical examination to assess the child’s overall health, ensuring they are physically prepared for the academic year and any potential sports activities.
  • Update Immunizations: Back-to-school physicals are an opportunity to ensure that a child’s vaccinations are up-to-date, protecting them and their classmates from preventable diseases.
  • Provide Health Guidance: Parents and guardians will receive valuable health guidance, including tips on nutrition, exercise, and injury prevention, to support their child’s well-being throughout the school year.

Supporting the Health of Our Community:

At HHM Health, we are deeply committed to supporting the health and success of our community, starting with our youngest members. Our affordable back-to-school physicals are a testament to this commitment, providing accessible healthcare to all children and teens as they embark on their educational journey.

As we gear up for another exciting school year, let’s prioritize our children’s health and well-being with affordable back-to-school physicals at HHM Health. Our comprehensive examinations will ensure that your child is physically prepared for the academic challenges ahead, setting the stage for a successful and thriving school year. To schedule your child’s back-to-school physical, please call 214-221-0855. At HHM Health, we are dedicated to supporting the health and prosperity of our community, one physical at a time. Together, let’s create a healthy and thriving academic year for all our students!

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