Since 2019, Methodist Healthcare Ministries has been a co-investor in the BUILD Health Challenge, a visionary funding collaborative designed to support local community partnerships. Its goal is to improve the overall health of local residents experiencing significant obstacles to health and health disparities. BUILD is underwritten by several national funders such as the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Kresge Foundation, and W.K. Kellogg Foundation with investments by a select group of regional funders throughout the United States. Methodist Healthcare Ministries helped bring the BUILD Health Challenge to the Texas Hill Country where the Hope for Health Collaborative in Kerrville, TX.
In 2014, Methodist Healthcare Ministries of South Texas, Inc. partnered with the Corporation for National and Community Service, Valley Baptist Legacy Foundation in the Rio Grande Valley and other regional co-investors to change the way South Texas approaches whole-person health care. Together, we endeavored to improve mental, physical and spiritual health for the least-served members of our communities while strengthening the organizations that serve these communities every day.