Mission: Our mission is to assist Harris Health System create a healthier community by providing excellent healthcare services and to educate the healthcare workers of tomorrow. The Foundation assists Harris Health by providing funds, program and capital support necessary to healthy outcomes for our community regardless of the ability to pay.
Results: Through our essential role of providing the voice to the donors of our community to make a difference within our community we have given more than $35 million to Harris Health System. This funding has provided increased program support, new buildings and vehicles to continue working toward a more healthier community for all.
Target demographics: ensure a healthier tomorrow is available for all
Direct beneficiaries per year: reach more than 2,500 with the new immunization outreach vehicle;
Geographic areas served: Houston, Texas - our community
Programs: immunization outreach; health program supplies not covered by insurance or government plans; providing health education such as eating healthy on a limited budget; nursing education so that our nurses are able to reach the next level or certification; and capital campaign support for new buildings and equipment.
As an advisor to multiple Harris County Hospital District Foundation funding activities, I have the pleasure of seeing how the funds are directed specifically towards serving those who are in need, and the staff who serve those in need. Funding decisions are made prudently and responsibly, with great care to stretch every penny to serve as many who have needs as possible. I am proud to be part of a group of dedicated professionals and volunteers who take their responsibilities toward allocation of these funds very seriously. Donations to the Harris County Hospital District Foundation are a very worthy investment.