Census participation will impact healthcare services for El Paso – Las Cruces region
EL PASO, Texas — With less than a month to be counted, Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas is encouraging the El Paso and Las Cruces communities to participate in the 2020 Census without delay.
•You can fill out your Census form right now at 2020census.gov.
•It’s only 12 questions. You can preview them before taking the Census by clicking here.
•There is no citizenship question on the 2020 Census.
•The Census can be completed in English, Spanish and other languages.
The 2020 Census is vital to receiving funding for healthcare, including sexual and reproductive health services. Our region’s participation is especially important because immigrants and people of color have been historically undercounted and underrepresented in decision-making.
This once-a-decade count of all people living in the United States, determines federal funding allocations, the number of congressional representatives, and other critical federal data for the next decade. The information gathered from the census creates a more accurate representation for better services for the community.
Many programs could be adversely affected if there is a lack of participation in the 2020 Census including Medicaid reimbursement levels, Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC), Title X Family Planning Grants, and Title V Maternal and Child Health Block Grants.
Click here for more information on why Census 2020 participation matters. You can also text the word COUNT to 22422 for more information on helping El Pasoans and Las Crucens get counted and for other updates from Planned Parenthood.
About Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas
Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas provides healthcare and education services to more than 85,000 Central, North and West Texans each year in Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth, Paris, Tyler, Waco, El Paso and surrounding communities. Schedule your next appointment at ppgreatertx.org or call 1-800-230-PLAN. Most major insurance accepted.