Health Confianza (Spanish for Trust or Confidence), a community-wide health literacy nonprofit, provides education, workforce training, health information and resources to the San Antonio area. We are rooted in the belief that health literacy – which is the ability to find, understand and use health information so that you and your family can be as healthy as possible – is a valuable tool in transforming health and achieving health equity for all.
Established in 2020 as a direct response to the Covid-19 pandemic, Health Confianza has set out to address the health disparities experienced by our mostly Hispanic and Black neighbors living in 22 zip codes in San Antonio (Westside, Southside and Eastside neighborhoods). The pandemic is a challenge for all of us. It can be especially difficult for people in our local community who have job instability, housing insecurity or lack transportation.
We want to empower our neighbors, health professionals and organizations through programs that increase health literacy while fostering connection and community. Working along side our partners, our greater mission is to change San Antonio’s generational pattern of poor health outcomes, from Covid-19 to diabetes, and to set the stage for a healthier community.
Health Confianza is a community-wide health literacy effort funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Minority Health. Health Confianza is a partnership between UT Health San Antonio, The City of San Antonio Metropolitan Health District and The University of Texas at San Antonio.
Who we are
Funded by a U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Minority Health grant, Health Confianza is a community-wide partnership comprised of The University of Texas Health Science Center (UT Health San Antonio), the City of San Antonio Metropolitan Health District and The University of Texas at San Antonio.