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 fortunate to have had the opportunity to tour Ben Taub, LBJ, and Quentin Mease hospitals as well as several of the neighborhood clinics. Although the District (Harris Health) often serves as the medical provider of last resort, tending to some of the most challenging cases, I was impressed and inspired not only by the dedication and compassion of the medical personnel and administrative staff but also by the high quality of their services. The District is truly an unsung hero in our community. A tax supporter entity the District operates on a very lean budget. Amenities often taken for granted depend on outside coummunity support. I truly believe my contribution, as meager as unfortunately it was, was gratefully received and appreciated.