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Volume 1, Issue 6    September 2014

HCHD Foundation's Annual Report

Harris County Hospital District Foundation's Annual Report is available to read online. Read more...






Summer: A Time for New Beginnings

A new program year has begun for the HCHDF Children’s Health Fund; 5 nonprofit programs and 3 County programs received grants for program year 2014-2015.  This past Friday, Grant recipients gathered at the Harris Health System Smith Clinic to receive the awards from Mrs. Laura Dale, HCHDF Foundation Board President, and Dr. Jose Garcia, Harris Health System Chief of Pediatrics at LBJ Hospital and UTMB faculty, representing the Children’s Health Advisory Committee in charge of evaluating grant applications.  Since its inception in 2002, the HCHDF Children’s Health Fund has awarded grants for $3,546,669.  Read more...



Back to School Healthy!

Summer is the busiest time for the Troubleshooting for Health, our mobile outreach immunization program. In order to cover the demand for their services, the team works six days a week during the month of August; they go from Cleveland-Ripley NCI to Aldine WIC office to Greenspoint Mall preventing potentially life-altering childhood deceases.  The Harris Health System mobile immunization program offers free vaccination services for children two months to 18 years of age. “Since students who are not immunized according to state requirements are not permitted to enroll in public schools, the 652 immunizations your staff provided to 237 children ensured that those students will not miss a moment of instructional time” said Bevin O’Connor, Director of Health Services at Cypress Fairbanks ISD. Read more...



Nursing Leadership Fund

Lester and Sue Smith and the Harris County Hospital District Foundation hosted it's first cocktail reception on May 22, 2014 at the lovely home of the Smiths.  Proceeds from the event support Harris Health Nurses by advancing their professional, management and leader­ship talents through education, training, research efforts, and skills development programs. Read more...  





Scrubs Kick-Off

Calling all young professionals of Houston! Scrubs is looking for new members to mingle, network and be part of a passionate group to raise funds in support of Harris County Hospital District Foundation. Scrubs is hosting a Fall kick-off event on October 23, 2014, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The location is to be determined. Become a Scrubs members and join in the social activities as well as opportunities for volunteer service projects. For more information and to purchase your membership in advance please visit the Scrubs page.




Save the Date

We are thrilled to announce the 13th annual Texas Med Walk/Run February 7, 2015. Funds raised for the event will help benefit the Immunization programs. This year’s course includes 10k, 5k, and 1k routes. Run the course of your choice and stay for the party food, music, and games. Bring the family, enjoy the inflatables and rock climbing. Read more... 







HCHD Foundation

PO Box301168 | Houston, TX 77230-1168 
Phone: 713.566.6409 | Fax: 713.566.6449