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TOMBALL REGIONAL HEALTH FOUNDATION IS PLEASED TO AWARD A GRANT TO THE TOMBALL LIONS CLUB FOR HEARING AIDS

TOMBALL REGIONAL HEALTH FOUNDATION IS PLEASED TO AWARD A GRANT TO THE TOMBALL LIONS CLUB FOR HEARING AIDS
Tomball, TX – Tomball Regional Health Foundation is excited to announce its recent grant award to the Tomball Lions Club to purchase six pairs of hearing aids for people with financial need in our community. Without the Foundations support, the Lions Club would not have been able to help these families. “We look forward to a long relationship in providing support for families in great need, according to Al Gerhardt, Lions Club Treasurer.”   The six sets of hearing aids for this program were purchased through Kienholz Hearing Center and Costco. All recipients have received their hearing aids and are now doing follow up visits to get them properly adjusted.  One of the recipients is 15-year-old young man who was born with Bright’s Kidney disease and at 12 days old they detected his hearing loss. This assistance is so helpful for him to increase his hearing ability in his daily life....
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CONCORDIA LUTHERAN HIGH SCHOOL RECEIVES GRANT AWARD FROM TOMBALL REGIONAL HEALTH FOUNDATION

CONCORDIA LUTHERAN HIGH SCHOOL RECEIVES GRANT AWARD 
FROM TOMBALL REGIONAL HEALTH FOUNDATION
Tomball, TX – Tomball Regional Health Foundation is excited to announce its recent grant award to Concordia Lutheran High School (CLHS) in support of teen mental health initiatives and random student drug testing, both of which will help address an epidemic of mental health concerns facing teens across the country. According to the CDC, mental health disorders among children are an important public health issue because of their prevalence, early onset and impact on the child, family and entire community.  When an adolescent is too incapacitated by a mental or neurological disorder to pursue his or her education, the whole country loses.   Since the onset of these problems can be difficult to detect and many families lack the medical means to seek help, students must rely on mental health resources provided within their schools, given that schools are an ideal place for the early detection of a mental health issue...
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TOMBALL REGIONAL HEALTH FOUNDATION IS PLEASED TO GRANT KLEIN ISD FUNDS FOR THE HEALTHY LIVING PROGRAM

TOMBALL REGIONAL HEALTH FOUNDATION IS PLEASED TO GRANT KLEIN ISD FUNDS FOR THE HEALTHY LIVING PROGRAM
TOMBALL (June 11, 2018) Tomball Regional Health Foundation (TRHF) is proud to announce funding to Klein ISD to expand Kleinwell Healthy Living Program in the amount of $69,727.79. The majority of the awarded grant will go to support the growth of the healthcare related Career and Technical Education Pathway programs offered at Klein ISD’s high schools. The Advanced Nursing, Emergency Medical Technician, and Pharmacology Pathway programs will receive real-world supplies and training. Giving students true to life training that will benefit our community by producing highly experienced and qualified students ready for their futures in the health care industry. The Advanced Nursing Pathway program will replicate the training models used at Lone Star College for the classroom instruction at Klein High School. Items such as an advanced manikin with simulations, injection sites training model, and vital signs monitor package will be purchased to continue in the preparation of students to obtain...
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TOMBALL REGIONAL HEALTH FOUNDATION IS HAPPY TO GRANT THE JOYRIDE CENTER FUNDS TO EXPAND THEIR JPRC PREP - DAY HABILITATION PROGRAM

TOMBALL REGIONAL HEALTH FOUNDATION IS HAPPY TO GRANT THE JOYRIDE CENTER FUNDS TO EXPAND THEIR JPRC PREP - DAY HABILITATION PROGRAM
TOMBALL (May 9, 2018) Tomball Regional Health Foundation (TRHF) is proud to announce the most recent grant in the amount of $79,934 funded to the JoyRide Center to expand their Day Habilitation Program. This grant will provide for the expansion of the JRC Prep Day Habilitation Program from the current two days per week program to a four day per week program. Funding allows for additional personnel resources, computer equipment, software and specialized teaching curriculum. The JRC Prep program serves clients with physical and cognitive disabilities that have aged out of high school but are not yet prepared to enter the workforce.  These capable young adults are often sitting at home for years after graduation with little hope of becoming active members of their communities.  Many of them are capable of becoming employed or providing community service.  The JRC Prep Program provides a first opportunity at employment for some of these...
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TOMBALL ISD AWARDED NEARLY $125,000 FOR FULL-CONTINUUM MENTAL HEALTH MODEL FROM TOMBALL REGIONAL HEALTH FOUNDATION

TOMBALL ISD AWARDED NEARLY $125,000 FOR FULL-CONTINUUM MENTAL HEALTH MODEL FROM TOMBALL REGIONAL HEALTH FOUNDATION
TOMBALL (April 10, 2018) Tomball Regional Health Foundation (TRHF) awarded Tomball Independent School District (Tomball ISD) a $124,707 grant to accelerate a districtwide full-continuum mental health model that will further improve the district’s system to identify and support the mental health needs of all students. A districtwide full-continuum will enhance a tiered support framework. Tier One will implement the Center’s Emotional Backpack awareness campaign that will include training modules, lesson plan, and activities to help reduce mental health stigmas within campus culture. Tier Two focuses on campus interventions, consistent information dissemination, and referral programs for mental health needs. The final tier, Tier Three, will enable Tomball ISD to provide routine assessment of students found under the influence to determine the extent to which the student may have a substance abuse disorder. Collaborating with Teen and Family Services (TAFS) will assist the district in establishing a clinic inside a Tomball ISD high...
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TOMBALL REGIONAL HEALTH FOUNDATION AWARDS $10,000 IN FUNDING TO SIRE -THERAPEUTIC HORSEMANSHIP TO BUILD HEALTHY OUTCOMES FOR CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES IN OUR COMMUNITY

TOMBALL REGIONAL HEALTH FOUNDATION AWARDS $10,000 IN FUNDING TO SIRE -THERAPEUTIC HORSEMANSHIP TO BUILD HEALTHY OUTCOMES FOR CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES IN OUR COMMUNITY
TOMBALL (April 5, 2018) Tomball Regional Health Foundation awards a $10,000 grant to SIRE – Therapeutic Horsemanship to provide therapeutic riding lessons to promote healthy outcomes for children with disabilities throughout Tomball, Magnolia, Waller communities. This partnership will benefit 10 children with disabilities from families in financial need. “We are overjoyed for the families in the community that SIRE will be able to serve through this generous gift”, stated Joe Wappelhorst, Executive Director of SIRE. People with disabilities need safe, effective exercise; social opportunities; and activities to develop life, academic and work skills. Therapeutic horsemanship at SIRE addresses all these needs in a safe, effective, and enjoyable manner. Tomball Regional Health Foundation seeks to build healthy lives for all children in the community and this grant shows a commitment to those with special needs that do not have the same opportunities as most in the community. For more information on SIRE...
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Free Community Seminar on Robotic Surgery: Minimally Invasive, Rapid Recovery

Free Community Seminar on Robotic Surgery: Minimally Invasive, Rapid Recovery
Join Us for a FREE Community Seminar Sponsored by Tomball Regional Health Foundation Thursday, April 12 6:00 - 7:30 PM View More Info
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TOMBALL REGIONAL HEALTH FOUNDATION IS PLEASED TO GRANT TOMBALL EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE MINISTRIES FUNDING FOR THEIR EMERGENCY DENTAL PROGRAM

TOMBALL REGIONAL HEALTH FOUNDATION IS PLEASED TO GRANT TOMBALL EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE MINISTRIES FUNDING FOR THEIR EMERGENCY DENTAL PROGRAM
TOMBALL, TX (March 1, 2018) Tomball Regional Health Foundation (TRHF) is proud to announce the partnership with Tomball Emergency Assistance Ministries (TEAM) to provide emergency dental care to low-income, qualifying adults and seniors in the Tomball, Magnolia, and Waller areas.  In recent years TEAM has assisted with dental needs but, along with providing assistance for medical, prescription, and vision needs, did not have adequate funding to meet the demand for, often expensive, emergency dental care. The $50,000 grant from TRHF will allow TEAM’s clients to apply for dental care assistance up to the maximum of $1,500 per person, and to increase our prior assistance provided by 30% over the one-year grant period. The goal of both organizations is to not only alleviate the pain and suffering caused by tooth decay and infection, but to also prevent oral diseases from developing into more serious health complications. Such disease includes diabetes, heart disease,...
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Tomball Regional Health Foundation Is Happy To Grant Concordia Lutheran High School The Funds To Support Clinical And Safety Needs

Tomball Regional Health Foundation Is Happy To Grant Concordia Lutheran High School The Funds To Support Clinical And Safety Needs
Tomball, TX (July 28, 2017) Tomball Regional Health Foundation announced today that it recently awarded a grant to Concordia Lutheran High School to help support clinical and safety needs as well as the implementation and support of mental health initiatives to address adolescent concerns that are currently affecting our students and our community. This funding will help provide First Aid/CPR Certification and Skills Training for all Concordia staff as a life-saving measure on campus. It will also enable Concordia’s counseling department to receive additional training to adequately address key mental health issues that are affecting all teens in our community, and implement quarterly programs on topics such as suicide prevention, substance abuse, depression, bullying, anxiety, to name a few. This grant award will also support the development of clubs and organizations at CLHS to empower students against these issues. In addition, Concordia will sponsor targeted training/workshops for our parents and community...
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Tomball Regional Health Foundation Is Committed To Building A Culture Of Health By Donating $86,000 Towards The Purchase Of CPR Anytime Kits For Tomball And Surrounding Areas

Tomball Regional Health Foundation Is Committed To Building A Culture Of Health By Donating $86,000 Towards The Purchase Of CPR Anytime Kits For Tomball And Surrounding Areas
TOMBALL (July 20, 2017) – Tomball Regional Health Foundation (TRHF) is pleased to purchase 3,000 CPR Anytime Kits for American Heart Association to train community members in Tomball and surrounding communities. This gift will help create a new generation of life-saving heroes. CPR Anytime allows you to learn basic lifesaving skills in about 20 minutes from the comfort and privacy of your home or workplace. Plus, CPR Anytime is completely portable, so it is easy to share with family and friends. The $86,000 gift will secure CPR Anytime Kits that will be donated to churches and other community organizations that partner with the AHA. In 2016, Tomball Regional Health Foundation awarded AHA $89,906 placing 128 CPR in Schools Training Kits and 100 CPR Anytime Kits in six nearby school districts and one private high school. Not only did this award help local schools meet the state requirement for students to be...
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Tomball Regional Health Foundation Is Delighted To Announce Funding For Boys and Girls Country

Tomball Regional Health Foundation Is Delighted To Announce Funding For Boys and Girls Country
  HOUSTON (July 18, 2017) – The Tomball Regional Health Foundation is happy to announce that they have awarded Boys and Girls Country of Houston, Inc. (BGC) a $22,000 grant to pay for uncovered medical and dental expenses for the coming year. The funds will be used for dental, orthodontia, vision, prescriptions and medical equipment. Boys and Girls Country’s mission is to change the lives of children from families in crisis by loving and nurturing them in a Christian home environment, raising them to become self-sustaining and contributing adults.  "Boys and Girls Country is blessed to have the partnership and support of the Tomball Regional Health Foundation. The children who come to BGC come from hard places.  With this generous grant, we will be able to ensure they receive the medical services they need while in our care. We are truly grateful," commented Vince Duran, Executive Director. Many kids come to Boys and...
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2017 Community Health Care Needs Assessment is complete

2017 Community Health Care Needs Assessment is complete
Please view our completed 2017 Community Health Care Needs Assessment report on the Community Impact page. Service area data revealed that overall the service area is approximately on par with the Texas state averages in both health determinants and health outcomes. DOWNLOAD PDF: TRHF CHNA Summary 2017
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Tomball Regional Health Foundation Awards American Lung Association Grant for Asthma Education Programs in Local Schools

Tomball Regional Health Foundation Awards American Lung Association Grant for Asthma Education Programs in Local Schools
HOUSTON (February 15, 2017) – The Tomball Regional Health Foundation has awarded American Lung Association in Texas a $31,625 grant to launch and support its Texas Asthma Management in Schools Program. The initiative provides asthma programing for school nurses in addition to offering to education to asthma students and their caregivers and will begin in the 2017 spring semester in the Tomball Independent School District (ISD), the Klein ISD, the Magnolia ISD and the Waller ISD. “I brainstormed this program late last year and have been working on a sustainable grant,” said Dr. Rubina Abrol, asthma programs manager at the American Lung Association in Texas – Houston. “With the generous support from the Tomball Health Foundation, nurses in the Tomball, Klein, Magnolia and Waller school districts will have the proper training and resources to help any student who may have asthma or experience respiratory distress while at school.” Asthma is a...
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The Rose Receives $15,000 Grant to Benefit Women in Need of Quality Breast Healthcare for Second Year in a Row from Tomball Regional Health Foundation

The Rose Receives $15,000 Grant to Benefit Women in Need of Quality Breast Healthcare for Second Year in a Row from Tomball Regional Health Foundation
Houston, TX, February 22, 2017 - The Rose, the leading nonprofit in breast healthcare for Texas, received a $15,000 contribution, for a second year in a row, from the Tomball Regional Health Foundation to advance its mission of saving lives. The Tomball Regional Health Foundation’s contribution is directed toward the Empower Her® Sponsorship Program at The Rose. The program supports quality breast health services, advocacy and access to care for all to women within Tomball, Magnolia, Montgomery and surrounding areas. “The Rose is able to help women in need through the generous donations from community organizations like the Tomball Regional Health Foundation,” says Dorothy Gibbons, CEO and Co-Founder of The Rose. “$15,000 makes a significant difference to women in the community, and receiving this grant for a second time allows us to continue providing hundreds of sponsored mammograms to women in that region.” For the 2016 fiscal year, the Tomball Regional...
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Funding for NAM's Meals on Wheels Program in Tomball and Waller

Funding for NAM's Meals on Wheels Program in Tomball and Waller
Tomball Regional Health Foundation is honored to be able to provide funding to Northwest Assistance Ministries (NAM) to expand their Meals on Wheels programs in Tomball and Waller Tomball Regional Health Foundation is proud to announce the funding to Northwest Assistance Ministries (NAM) for the expansion of their Meals on Wheels (MOW) program in Tomball and Waller Texas. NAM is a non-denominational, 501 (c) (3), community-based, multi-program social service agency that is supported by more than 50 congregations, 18 Service Partner organizations and more than 160 business Community Partners.  NAM has served north and northwest Harris County since 1983. NAM’s Meals on Wheels in fiscal year 2015-2016 (MOW) provided 134,011 nutritious meals to 1,034 homebound seniors and disabled adults, serving on average 600 each weekday and 91 individuals on Saturdays.  Ninety-Three (93) low-income senior clients received monthly grocery deliveries to supplement their food budgets. Thirty five seniors received supplemental nutritional supplements...
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New Bilingual Youth Counselor for Montgomery County Youth Services

New Bilingual Youth Counselor for Montgomery County Youth Services
Tomball Regional Health Foundation is pleased to be able to Fund an Additional Bilingual Crisis Counselor at Montgomery County Youth Services in Magnolia, TX Tomball Regional Health Foundation is proud to announce the funding to Montgomery County Youth Services (MCYS) to hire a new bilingual crisis counselor in the Magnolia Office. MCYS provides crisis counseling, shelter programs, and prevention services to strengthen families, keep youth in school, and prepare them to be productive citizens. A Spanish speaking mental health counselor will provide services to the youth served at the Magnolia Office. This office also serves youth from Tomball and Waller. Counseling will include; individuals, family, and group counseling sessions to assist the young people to cope with depression, anxiety, problems with relationships, school problems, etc. The parents will also learn effective parenting skills to strengthen the family and help the youth stay in school. The MCYS office in the Magnolia office...
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Flu Shot Event

Tomball Regional Health Foundation is Happy to Partner with Tomball Regional Medical Center to Host a Community Flu Shot EventTOMBALL (October 5, 2016) – Flu Season is upon us and Tomball Regional Health Foundation (TRHF) is happy to partner with Tomball Regional Medical Center to host a flu shot event on October 22, 2016 from 9:00 a.m – 12:00 p.m.. This event will be open to the Community and held at Tomball Regional Medical Center in the Tower lobby entrance.  Tomball Regional Medical Center is located at 605 Holderrieth Blvd.    Influenza is a serious disease that causes individuals to become very ill and in some cases even require hospitalization. Tomball Regional Health Foundation’s mission is to promote wellness and improve health status for all residents in our communities through programs that enhance access to health care, preventative care and health education. “According to Jack Smith, TRHF Chairman of the Board, by...
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TOMAGWA HealthCare Ministries Medical & Dental Clinic Funding

TOMAGWA HealthCare Ministries Medical & Dental Clinic Funding
TOMBALL, TX  - Tomball Regional Health Foundation is proud to announce its continued support of the TOMAGWA Dental Clinic as well as additional funding for the Medical Clinic for the coming year. “TOMAGWA is a Christian ministry that, by the Grace of God and in response to the Love of Jesus, provides quality health care, offers hope and restores dignity to uninsured, low-income families and individuals in the Tri-County region,” said Lee Ann Kroon, TOMAGWA’s Executive Director. The TOMAGWA Dental Clinic has continued its operations since opening the doors in January 2013 through the generous support of the Tomball Regional Health Foundation and in response to the need for dental care for the underserved of our community.  This last year the TOMAGWA dental program saw 1,775 patients and the value of provided services is $2,235,228.00.  Patients of the clinic come from the Tomball, Magnolia, Waller and surrounding areas. Dental services include preventive...
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Mobility Project

Mobility Project
TOMBALL, TX – Tomball Regional Health Foundation (TRHF) is proud to announce a collaboration with Northwest EMS to provide two new wheelchair accessible vans for medical transport in the Tomball area.  TRHF will provide the funding of the first year’s operational costs as well as the capital expenditure for the two vans to be used in the new Mobility Project. Northwest EMS, the contracted emergency medical services provider for Harris County Emergency Services District 8, which includes the City of Tomball and portions of unincorporated Harris County, will operate the vans.  TRHF identified the fact that residents with mobility needs often do not have access to a vehicle or they need door-to-door assistance for routine travel. The new vehicles will be used for medical-related trips, such as to and from the doctor or home from the hospital. "Transportation for the uninsured and elderly has been one of the top priorities to the...
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Tomball Regional Health Foundation Thrilled to Be Able to Send Needy Campers to Camp Blessing TX

Tomball Regional Health Foundation Thrilled to Be Able to Send Needy Campers to Camp Blessing TX
TOMBALL, TX – Tomball Regional Health Foundation (TRHF) is happy to announce that we were able to provide thirty five scholarships to campers that would otherwise not have been able to attend Camp Blessing Texas this summer. The Camp welcomes persons 7-years and older with a primary diagnosis of a physical or intellectual disability. Camp Blessing Texas also allows siblings, ages 7-13, of our campers to be a camper themselves. Older siblings (age 14+) have the opportunity to volunteer at camp. TRHF also purchased three (3) shower chairs this year as well as paid the salary for the Head Clinic Nurse and Special Nutritional Diet Cook. “Because of the funding like this from TRHF campers have the best week of their year, volunteers learn to serve and love campers and parents get a much needed break to renew themselves,” said Glen Elder, Executive Director Camp Blessing, TX. We are very grateful for...
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