The Harris County Hospital District Foundation Children’s Health Fund is a permanent endowment established to support children’s health issues in Harris Health System and the Harris County Community.
On behalf of the Harris County Hospital District Foundation Board of Trustees and the Children’s Health Advisory Committee, it is our pleasure to congratulate our 2019 – 2020 Children’s Health Fund recipients!
Read below about each organization on their project supported by the Children’s Health Fund.
Innovative Strategies for Mental Health in Schools
Introduces new strategies for the district to assist with mental health awareness and intervention; such as additional staffing for mental health interventions, trauma-informed schools trainings, distribution of a mental health guide, and training materials.
Information and Referral Line
Provides salary of licensed mental health professionals for the information and referral line that connects families with quality, free of charge/low-cost mental health resources for bereaved children.
Community Counseling and Blessed Beginnings Programs
Will continue both clinical counseling services and psycho-educational classes to clients of the Blessed Beginnings program, to achieve better outcomes for children of young and first-time parents.
Personal Safety Education in PreK through 5th Grade
Will prepare children at school with Harris County school-based clinics with the skills they need to keep themselves and their communities safe from abuse.
School-Based Mental Health Telemedicine Program
Provides expanded access to behavioral health services and mental health promotion programming for students and community members residing in Harris County, patients of Harris Health System.
HealthCorps at Jack Yates High School
Will implement “Living Lab” at Jack Yates High School. The Living Lab is a curriculum-based intervention, focused on mental resilience, nutrition, and physical activity provided by a full-time recent college graduate.
Turning Tragedy into Triumph for Children Survivors and Witnesses od Domestic and Sexual Violence
Improves the health of children affected by sexual and domestic violence through counseling, evidence-based screening tools, and supporting their parents with healthcare resources.
Star Pupils Educational Campaign for Parents/Caregivers/Educators
Supports an enduring educational campaign to raise awareness to the issues of signs and symptoms of vision problems in children to at least 3,000 parents, caregivers and educators.
The WholeLife® Collaborative
Establishes an integrated model of care made up of stakeholders from the public and private sector who work collectively to impact the social determinants of health for low-income families in the Spring Branch community. .