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.
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
Sí Texas co-investors invest in change. There are many ways to support Sí Texas. Organizations that provide financial support are helping improve the way health care is delivered in South Texas. From one-time contributions to long-term strategic investments, Sí Texas co-investors are critical in integrating primary care and behavioral health for our region’s uninsured, least-served patients. One of the most effective ways to provide support includes contributing match funding to individual sub-grantees, several sub-grantees in a region, or all Sí Texas sub-grantees.
- Alice Kleberg Reynolds Foundation (Rural Economic Assistance League)
- Hogg Foundation for Mental Health (Mercy Ministries of Laredo)
- Lamar Bruni Vergara Trust (Mercy Ministries of Laredo)
- Mercy Caritas (Mercy Ministries of Laredo)
- Superior Health Plan (Rural Economic Assistance League)
- The Guadalupe and Lilia Martinez Foundation (Mercy Ministries of Laredo)
- The John G. and Marie Stella Kenedy Memorial Foundation (Rural Economic Assistance League)
- The Meadows Foundation, Inc. (Rural Economic Assistance League, Texas A&M International University, and Mercy Ministries of Laredo)
- Valley Baptist Legacy Foundation (Hope Family Health Center, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Tropical Texas Behavioral Health, Nuestra Clinica del Valle, and University of Texas Rio Grande Valley)
About The Corporation for National and Community Service
The Corporation for National and Community Service is the federal agency for volunteering, service, and civic engagement. The agency engages millions of Americans in citizen service through its AmeriCorps, Senior Corps, and Volunteer Generation Fund programs, and leads the nation’s volunteering and service efforts. For more information, visit NationalService.gov.
About the Social Innovation Fund
The Social Innovation Fund (SIF) was a program of the Corporation for National and Community Service that received funding from 2010 to 2016. Using public and private resources to find and grow community-based nonprofits with evidence of results, SIF intermediaries received funding to award subgrants that focus on overcoming challenges in economic opportunity, healthy futures, and youth development. Although CNCS made its last SIF intermediary awards in fiscal year 2016, SIF intermediaries will continue to administer their subgrant programs until their federal funding is exhausted.