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5 Years
of Improving Health
Not Just Healthcare
in Texas

What is Health?

Rooted in faith and active in hope, the Episcopal Health Foundation believes ALL Texans deserve to live a healthy life… especially the poor and those with the least resources.

Strengthening the health system for 11 million Texans

Grant seekers

In 2020, the Episcopal Health Foundation will continue work aligned with our five-year strategic plan, which you are encouraged to read before applying for a grant.

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Our research division shares its expertise to help communities better understand their unique health needs and challenges.

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EHF encourages congregations to build relationships, to teach new skills and to help change the mindsets of those in need through community participation.

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Grant Guidance

EHF’s Grant Guidance for 2020 expresses our core beliefs and explains the commitment of our philanthropic giving to outcomes-focused approaches to improve health, not just healthcare in Texas.

Strategic Plan 2018-2022

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2020 Grant Guidance

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Grant Application Process

EHF has a two-step application process. Before applying, we encourage you to review the five-year strategic plan. Then…

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Funding Cycles / Goals

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Clinics Pathways Approach

Beginning in 2020, we will offer community-based clinics the opportunity to apply for enhanced multi-level funding through the new Clinics Pathway Approach.

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Important Dates

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To meet the urgent health need facing Texas, we need an approach that addresses health from all angles. Rigorous research is at the core of EHF’s most ambitious and transformative endeavors.

Featured Report

What your neighborhood says about your life expectancy in Texas

New numbers show there can be more than a 20-year difference in how long Texans live in one neighborhood compared to another, even though they may only be a few miles apart.

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Affordable Care Act (ACA) in Texas.

This research examines the ACA’s true impact across the state, especially on the uninsured. These reports are essential to discovering what’s needed for more Texans to gain access to quality health services.

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Health Policy Poll: Texans show sweeping support for protections for pre-existing conditions

An overwhelming majority of Texans support health insurance protections for people with pre-existing conditions and say state government should play a role in making sure the health care system works.

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County Health Data Map

View Health Data for 57 Texas Counties

For Congregations

EHF offers resources to help congregations move from a transactional, charity-based outreach ministry to more transformational approaches.

Talk to us about working in one of these focus areas.

2019 Focus Areas



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Mental and Behavioral Health

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Civic Engagement and Community Organizing

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Racial Reconciliation

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Learn More About the Holy Currencies Ministry Program


Why census is a health issue in Texas?

Find out more about how your church or grantees get involved in census, and why it’s important to get counted!

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News Releases

New learning collaborative aims to find best ways for health plans to address underlying, non-medical causes of poor health for Medicaid patients in Texas

November 1, 2019

EHF invests in the cutting edge of new business of health in Austin

October 21, 2019

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Learning Opportunities

No Need Among You Conference (TxCCDN)

September 11 – 13, 2019 | San Antonio, TX

Together at the Table: Hunger and Poverty Summit

October 2 – October 4, 2019 | Waco, TX

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