Welcome to South Texas Institutes of Health on the web
We're glad you're interested in what we do! South Texas Institutes of Health was created to benefit the community by participating in clinical research, community outreach and educational programs.South Texas Institutes of Health (STxIH), an incorporated 501(c)(3) nonprofit, was created in September 2006 to meet the needs of community members and healthcare providers in South Texas and beyond. Our goals include to educate and provide care to members of our community and to help scientists answer questions about how to care for people so we can raise the level of care that our friends, families, and neighbors receive without imposing additional healthcare costs. South Texas Institutes of Health allies with local universities and other community organizations because together we can achieve more for our community.We are evolving. To maintain a presence in the community, in order to provide services that will impact the communities we impact, we have changed with the times with the goal of increased collaboration and more impactful outreach. Our focus of research, outreach and education will be realized through engaging the members of the community individually and in groups, seek to discover the pertinent questions and their answers regarding the most important concerns of those we impact, and leveraging existing or developing new ways to provide service where it has been noted to be lacking. As always, we recognize that prevention offers significant relief from a variety of health concerns and when possible, avoiding a disease state is better than requiring treatment. Our focus will still concentrate on metabolic diseases (such as obesity, diabetes, and associated conditions) as well as decreasing cancer burden. Perhaps the most important intervention is the simplest, and one that everyone can take part in- a healthy lifestyle. If we are successful, our community will be less burdened by health concerns and will be empowered to reach their potentials, armed with education and necessary resources needed to thrive.Please look through our website and see if you can make use of our efforts. Perhaps more importantly, help us in our work by telling us what you think of our efforts and teaching us how we can do even better.Again, welcome to South Texas Institutes of Health!
Dr. Steven M. Stoltz
"We envisioned South Texas Institutes of Health as a unique organization which, by addressing the special needs of our region, truly existed to be an asset to the community."