The Foundation makes an impact by working hand-in-hand with the Harris Health Administration to fund projects and initiatives that have been identified as “the greatest need” in the community. It is of prime importance that the projects supported by the foundation directly impact the improvement of quality and access to care for the uninsured and underinsured people of Harris County. Our work also aims in enhance the quality of the workplace found at Harris Health sites for all employees.
Some examples of how HCHD Foundation is making an impact in the community and in the workplace include supporting such programs as:
TroubleShooters Mobile Immunization Program
The Mobile Immunization Outreach Program provides free vaccinations for underprivileged children from two months to 18 years of age as well as elderly populations. The program allows visits to more than 400 local sites such as schools in areas determined to be experiencing the lowest health indicators in Harris County.
Mobile Mammography Program
Harris Health System’s Mobile Mammography Van now provides over 30,000 mammograms in our county each year. This means better survival rates for women, and subsequently, a cost savings for the community.
Employee Disaster Fund
When an employee of Harris Health System needs help due to unforeseen emergencies, the Employee Disaster Fund is available to help. To date, more than $230,000 has been donated and given to employees who have needed assistance!
Mobile Dental Program
Oral health is a critical component in primary care, preventive, and wellness service provision. HCHD Foundation’s Mobile Dental Outreach Program overcomes access barriers by bringing oral health care to men, women and children in Harris County who would otherwise go without.
Professional Advancement for Nurses
Donations to this fund help nurses who are seeking education to get to the next level – LVN to BS to BSN to MSN to PhD. In addition, this fund supports education by bringing those who are experts in the field to our campus to educate Harris Health nurses.
The HCHD Foundation works actively to leverage public funding through the procurement of additional private grants and tangible giving. None of the Foundation’s work can be done without support from the community.