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In partnership with the Harris County Healthcare
Alliance, the Charities developed and conducted a
baseline evaluation of the Community Clinic Funders’
Collaborative. This project included a survey, key
informant interviews and participatory groups
and the establishment of performance targets.
Read the report


Collaborative Efforts Strengthen
and Transform Communities

Collaboration is one of the Charities' operating values, and it is this area that has evolved and developed substantially. The Charities partners with many institutional, public health and faith-based partners seeking input, guidance and leadership.

We maximize mission-matched efforts by convening educational, healthcare, and community-based organizations to form deliberative and strategic alliances to target specific issues. Collaboration is crucial to designing health solutions and creating systemic, transformative change in our disadvantaged communities. Since the economic downturn, collaboration has become even more important. These collaboratives have produced a systematic development of goals, objectives, timelines, outcomes and budgets. In addition, these collaboratives aid in communicating community-specific research findings, calls to action and shared successes.

Learn about the 365 health and well-being service organizations which have benefited from the Charities grantmaking and collaboration convening.

Institutions and the Charities Partner to Advance Health

The Charities has emphasized a solid commitment to enhancing population and public health from its inception. These approaches have been augmented by other social change theoretical underpinnings, including those aligned with participatory democracy, justice and equality. Building on this strong foundation over the years, the Charities has been able to implement a cohesive strategy to advance community health through evidence-based health programs.

Through research-informed grantmaking to Texas nonprofits, St. Luke's Episcopal Health Charities, a separate component of St. Luke’s Episcopal Health System, improves community health and reduces health disparities.  Our Center for Community-Based Research is dedicated to community-based participatory research practices that foster informed action, collaboration and empowerment for the medically underserved and other vulnerable populations.

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