St. Luke’s Episcopal Health Charities seeks to advance community health through the four service domains:
Information Systems, including the Community Health Information System, our online, interactive website that combines demographic, health and social data for the 57-county Diocese of Texas and the Community Resource Directory, which contains over 12,000 health and human service programs for the 13-county area of the Texas Gulf Coast.
Healthy Neighborhood Initiatives, a replicable, neighborhood-based, participatory assessment model to advance community health in meaningful and measurable ways. Now active in ten Houston-area neighborhoods, the model is an eight-step process adapted by individual neighborhoods; it has served as well as an “incubator” for Federally Qualified Health Center development.
Community-Wide Initiatives are broader applications not limited to a specific geographic area but focused, for example, on distinct populations, such as the elderly or adolescents; health problems, such as obesity; modes of service delivery, such as mobile health; and organizational support, such as capacity building.
Community Investment, which includes management of over $57 million in grants to more than 836 health-related programs in the Houston area and 23 counties, and provides an online application, an evaluation workstation, a grants search option, and grant outcomes tools.