Methodist Healthcare Ministries. “Serving Humanity to Honor God”. The Roles of Foundations and Not-for-Profit Organizations in Building Coalitions, Advocacy and Implementing Programs to Improve Oral Health in Texas Presented by Kevin C. Moriarty, CEO
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“Serving Humanity to Honor God”
in Building Coalitions, Advocacy and Implementing Programs to Improve Oral Health in Texas
Presented by Kevin C. Moriarty, CEO
Methodist Healthcare Ministries of South Texas, Inc.
San Antonio, Texas
Texas Oral Health Summit: Advocacy, Equity & Access
September 9-10, 2004
“Serving Humanity to Honor God”
To serve by improving the physical, mental and spiritual health of those least served in the Southwest Texas Conference area of the United Methodist Church.
For under-served residents in South Texas, MHM has truly filled an important and under-served need. Since its inception in 1995 as a faith-based organization, MHM has invested a total of $87 million in our communities making us the largest non-public source for community health care in San Antonio and South Texas.
It all goes back to fulfilling our mission. “Serving Humanity to Honor God.”
That means offering help to those in need even before they ask.
Methodist Healthcare Ministries
Methodist Healthcare Ministries - 72 County Programs/Partnerships
Wesley Nurse Sites
Volunteer Health Ministries
MELD Parenting Sites
PHP Parenting Sites
School Based Clinic Sites
MHM Dental Clinics $1,700,000
MHM Clinics $1,850,000
2004 Client Visits (Estimate)
(inside Bexar County) 15,500
(outside Bexar County 21,540
Texas experienced the largest SCHIP enrollment decline in
the nation between June 2003 and December 2003.
500,000 children lost dental benefits in 2003.
"Nationally, One-half of all CHIP enrollment declines
occurred in Texas"
Source: Kaiser Foundation, July 2004
• representing 65% of Texas Counties
• over 1,000 zip codes
• From urban, suburban and rural counties
ALL TEXAS DENOMINATIONS SIGNED “RESTORE CHIP” RESOLUTION
Legislative Budget Board (LBB) to restore “dental, mental, and vision” CHIP benefits
Collecting letters/postcards to deliver to LBB in October
Dear Legislative Budget Board Member,
The 78th Legislature made many deep, painful cuts to programs that serve Texas’ poor, and among the worst were the reductions in the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP).
• More than 24% of Texas children are uninsured. Texas ranks 50th, the worst nationally.
• There is OVER $500 million now that can be transferred to CHIP through a budget executive order by the Legislative Budget Board. They will meet in October.
• It would take $93 million to restore the state Legislative cuts from CHIP for the current biennium.
• Texas will forfeit more than $256 million in federal CHIP matching funds if the program is not restored.
I urge you to Restore CHIP now!
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