In Community-wide Initiatives, we develop a small number of resources with broad application not limited to a specific geographic area. These include services and programs focused on distinct populations, such as the elderly and adolescents; health problems, such as childhood obesity; modes of service delivery, such as mobile health; and organizational support, such as capacity building services (see our Community Capacity Building Tool Kit).
St. Luke's Episcopal Health Charities and not-for-profit mobile health service providers in the Great Houston Area formed the Greater Houston Mobile Health Forum (MHF). This collaboration maintains a directory of mobile health service providers in the Greater Houston Area, helps avoid duplication of services, works to address un-met needs and achieve economies with existing resources, and more.
Houston – Harris County Youth Nutrition and Fitness Initiative (YNFI)
With the help of the East End Healthy Children’s Collaborative, St. Luke’s Episcopal Health Charities assembled thirty-one community and academic members in a series of seven planning dialogues for the design and implementation of a multi-phase strategy to address the public health concern surrounding children and obesity.
Prevention and Advocacy for Teen Health (PATH)
A community collaborative of providers, researchers, educators, administrators, advocates, parents and youth whose mission is to advance and promote the health of adolescents through research, health promotion, education, training, advocacy and innovative services.
St. Luke’s Episcopal Health Charities has initiated several projects to address issues related to the elderly in underserved communities. Seniors, along with children, are most vulnerable to adverse health consequences of stresses on the community caused by poverty, isolation, inadequate accesses to primary and mental health care, as well as increased disability.
Project Safety Net
Project Safety Net is a free public health web-based resource for our community that allows users a single interactive bi-lingual web site offering free health access information.