Supporting Harris Health System

Supporting Harris Health System

The Harris County Hospital District Foundation strives to make a difference in the lives of the patients that are served by the Harris Health System as well as the all-important doctors, nurses, and staff who care for these patients.  We serve to fund and support programs that reach out into our community to provide care for the area population who need it the most.  We make 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.  Our work aims to enhance the quality of the workplace found at Harris Health facilities for all employees. Take a look below to learn about the many programs that the Foundation supports.



A community-wide 3K walk produced by AIDS Foundation Houston, Inc. benefiting local AIDS Service Organizations striving to make an impact in the fight against AIDS while providing vital social services to Houstonians living with HIV/AIDS. The HCHD Foundation is the benefiting organization in support of Harris Health System, Thomas Street “Aids” Clinic.

The Peritoneal Dialysis Mobile Health Program aim is to increase healthcare accessibility and improve health outcomes for all Harris County residents served by Harris Health System.

ATLS Conference

The Advanced Trauma Life Support® (ATLS®) Student Course presents a concise approach to assessing and managing multiply injured patients. The course presents doctors with knowledge and techniques that are comprehensive and easily adapted to fit their needs.

Child Life-CAPES

The Child Life “CAPES” program (Children of Adult Patients Enduring Stressors) provides free comprehensive psycho-social support services for children of patients cared for by the Harris Health System, especially those with life-altering diagnoses.

Circle of Survival Annual Trauma Conference

The Circle of Survival Trauma Conference is designed to provide registered nurses and other healthcare professionals with current information on the management and treatment of various types of trauma. 

HCHD Foundation Employee Disaster Relief Program

Employee Disaster Relief Program, established by the Harris County Hospital District Foundation, assists employees with monetary relief due to disaster or personal tragedy.

The Harris Health System, Food Farmacy Program helps patients dealing with food insecurity (without means to adequate food sources) and diabetes, each receiving free food including 30 pounds of fruits and vegetables, and four healthy food items like whole-grain rice, beans or meats every two weeks.

The INSPIRE Nursing Symposium provides an interactive forum for exploring strategies to imbue professional nurses and inter-professional partners with the knowledge, skills, and confidence to successfully engage in clinical inquiry.

Jocelyn’s New Beginnings is an infant care support program that provides baskets full of newborn essentials to new mothers at Harris Health System, ensuring that all mothers who need it receive tangible support to care for their newborn. 

Your donation to the LBJ Hospital Community Farm will help support a community where many of our neighbors face serious financial challenges. Your generosity makes a healthier future possible.

Being a nurse means a lifetime of learning. The goal of the conference is to enhance licensed vocational nurses (LVN) knowledge related to effective communication, nursing documentation, and cultural diversity in the clinical environment. By integrating the evidence–based information, nurses will be able to improve patient care and their professional practice.

Mammography - Komen Patient Navgation

Offer breast navigation services through the continuum of care from screening to diagnosis with a hand off to treatment to women that reside in Harris County communities with a high incidence of late stage disease.

In celebration of National Nurses Week, Harris Health System hosts a black-tie gala and awards ceremony, complete with a silent auction, a plated dinner, entertainment, and dancing; to show appreciation, and honor our hard-working nurses for their invaluable service and care they provide each day.

In 2008, the HCHD Foundation, in partnership with Harris Health System administration, developed the Nursing Leadership Fund to support nursing awards recognizing professional growth and development and to highlight excellence in clinical practice.

Harris Health System’s School of Diagnostic Medical Imaging offers a full-time, two-year, hospital-based radiography program to educate the next generation of competent entry-level imaging professionals.

Shattered Dreams is a nationally recognized program designed to educate high school students about the consequences of impaired and distracted driving.  With hopes to educate young drivers, Shattered Dreams provides a live trauma injury prevention and educational dramatization of an alcohol-related automobile crash scene on or near a high school campus.

With the strong belief that “trauma does not discriminate”, the HCHD Foundation supports various Harris Health System programs and training courses that provide education on trauma prevention.


ACLS Training
Adolescent & Youth Health Outreach
Ben Taub Neonatal Educational Grant
Ben Taub AIM
Ben Taub Chapel
Ben Taub Neurosurgical
Ben Taub Pediatric Fund
Ben Taub Pedi Special Needs
Ben Taub/Quentin Mease Care
Cancer Care

Cancer Resource Center
Child Life
EMS Conference
Homeless Program
Kaleidoscope Conference
LBJ Care
LBJ Parking
LBJ Pastoral
NWHC Patient Care
Patient Transportation

Pfizer Grant (Smith Clinic)
Physical Occupational
Quentin Mease Garden and Picnic Area
Radiation Therapy
Texas Medical Center Research
Thomas Street Clinic
Thomas Street Therapy Garden
WOC Conference

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