Texas Children’s Health Plan and Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Houston announce partnership
Texas Children’s Health Plan and Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Houston recently unveiled a new partnership. The two organizations have teamed up to provide free school year and summer memberships to active Texas Children’s Health Plan members between the ages of 6 and 12.
“We are proud to be a partner of Texas Children’s Health Plan,” said Kevin Hattery, president and CEO of Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Houston. “Both of our organizations serve Houston’s youth and families with valuable programs and resources that truly change lives. We are grateful for Texas Children’s Health Plan’s support and generosity, and we look forward to our ongoing partnership.”
A celebration launching the partnership was held at the Allen Parkway Club location, and representatives from both organizations were in attendance to commemorate this exciting venture.
“This new relationship reaffirms our belief that community health and wellness is achievable when we take a holistic view of a child’s life and ensure medical, physical and emotional needs are met,” said Dr. Heidi Schwarzwald, chief medical officer of pediatrics at Texas Children’s Health Plan. “We are excited for what this partnership will mean for our health plan members and the community at large.”
Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Houston has 14 locations across the region. The Clubs offers a range of after-school programs, including Academic Success, Healthy Lifestyles, and Good Character & Citizenship.
“We are excited about this partnership because it aligns two great organizations with similar missions,” said Lou Fragoso, president of Texas Children’s Health Plan. “We know care also happens beyond hospital walls, it happens in homes, in communities, and it happens at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Houston. By offering our members access to these clubs allows us to expand that holistic vision of care and help create healthier communities.”