Methodist Healthcare Ministries' public policy agenda and advocacy efforts are guided by the Social Principles of The United Methodist Church, and are carried out by increasing the public's understanding of how health policies impact their communities; strengthening and cultivating relationships with other groups concerned with health policy; and advocating for policies that enhance the health and well-being of families and their communities. Advocacy is an essential component of Methodist Healthcare Ministries' ability to meet its mission. By tracking regional and national policy trends and conducting research, Methodist Healthcare Ministries identifies how legislative policies at both the federal and state levels are impacting the health care needs of the uninsured in the community. Through commissioned publications and data reports, Methodist Healthcare Ministries works to educate policymakers and shape discussions among a broad base of health care stakeholders on system-wide policy challenges and opportunities, all in an effort to increase access to quality health care services for South Texans.

You don’t have to go to other parts of the world to do God’s Ministry. My dentist and all the staff minister to the community. Thank you for your work and God is love.

MHM Patient, Clinical Services