Sí Texas Project
Methodist Healthcare Ministries' Sí Texas: Social Innovation for a Healthy South Texas project, a Social Innovation Fund program, stimulates local solutions that improve both physical and behavioral health together, such as diabetes and depression.
Sí Texas focuses on integrated behavioral health (IBH) models that are effectively improving health outcomes in communities with high rates of poverty, depression, diabetes, obesity and associated risk factors. The project targets 12 South Texas counties: Cameron, Hidalgo, Starr, Willacy, Kenedy, Brooks, Jim Hogg, Zapata, Duval, Jim Wells, Kleberg and Webb. The project is the result of an investment from the Social Innovation Fund of the Corporation for National and Community Service, and leverages both federal and non-federal dollars to South Texas that otherwise would not have been available to the region.
Donate or partner. There are many ways for donors and partners to support Sí Texas. Some of the most effective ways to provide support include: contributing resources toward Sí Texas match funding requirements of nonprofit organizations; making investments aligned with Sí Texas priorities; and partnering with an organization to advance their impact in local communities through service, joint initiatives or other methods.
There are eight organizations currently participating as sub-grantees.
- The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
- Tropical Texas Behavioral Health
- Community Hope Projects, Inc. (Hope Family Health Center)
- Mercy Ministries of Laredo
- Texas A&M International University
- Rural Economic Assistance League (R.E.A.L.)
- The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
- Nuestra Clinica del Valle
The Corporation for National and Community Service is a federal agency that engages more than five million Americans in service and champions community solutions through its AmeriCorps, Senior Corps, Social Innovation Fund, and Volunteer Generation Fund programs, and leads the President's national call to service initiative, United We Serve. For more information, visit NationalService.gov.
About the Social Innovation Fund
The Social Innovation Fund (SIF), a program of the Corporation for National and Community Service, combines public and private resources to grow the impact of innovative, community-based solutions that have compelling evidence of improving the lives of people in low-income communities throughout the United States. The SIF invests in three priority areas: economic opportunity, healthy futures, and youth development. For more information, visit nationalservice.gov/programs/social-innovation-fund.