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.
I was invited to tour Ben Taub and LBJ hospitals as a good will ambassador. I was so impressed with the facilities and the high level of care given to patients. HCHD trains the next generation of doctors at their facilities (hospitals and clinics) who then go on to care for patients across the country.