Health Plan partners with Boys & Girls Club of Greater Houston

February 27, 2018

Texas Children’s Health Plan and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Houston have teamed up to provide free school year and summer memberships to active Health Plan members between the ages of 6 and 12.

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Houston has 14 locations across the region and offers a range of after-school programs, including Academic Success, Healthy Lifestyles, and Good Character and Citizenship.

“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, at a recent celebration of the partnership. “Both of our organizations serve Houston’s youth and families with valuable programs and resources that truly change lives.”

Dr. Heidi Schwarzwald, chief medical officer of pediatrics at Texas Children’s Health Plan, said the 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.

“We are excited for what this partnership will mean for our health plan members and the community at large,” Schwarzwald said.

Lou Fragoso, president of Texas Children’s Health Plan, echoed Schwarzwald’s comments adding that care happens beyond hospital walls, in homes, communities, and at organizations such as 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 helps create healthier communities,” Fragoso said.