The Maryland Chapter of HIMSS and its Board of Directors launched a charity program several years ago and remain committed to identifying additional charitable organizations that leverage technology to support the health and well-being of the communities they serve.
Our organization provides leadership in the advancement and effective use of technology for all aspects of care. In collaboration with our global, national, and local agenda, the charity program recipient must provide programs and services that align with our mission and vision, specifically:
- Supporting healthcare transformation
- Expanding access to high quality care
- Increasing economic opportunity
- Making communities healthier
Charity program recipients receive a monetary donation raised from our year-long chapter events and sponsorships. Current and previous recipients included:
- Health Care for the Homeless (HCH) works to end homelessness through racially equitable health care, housing, and advocacy. Serving 10,000 neighbors annually, HCH runs three outpatient clinics, a mobile clinic, convalescent care, and an outreach team. MDHIMSS raises money and collects needed items for the charity.
- St. Jude Global SAFER Ukraine Initiative, is a humanitarian effort launched following the Russian invasion to provide safe passage for childhood cancer patients and their families out of Ukraine. With Towson University’s Tri Delta sorority’s support, MD HIMSS collected and donated $5,000 to assist in the evacuation of pediatric oncology patients from travel /transportation logistics to translation of medical records.
- Helping Up Mission, a Greater Baltimore nonprofit providing hope to people experiencing homelessness, poverty or addiction by meeting their physical, psychological, social and spiritual needs. The donation was utilized for educational software preparing men to obtain their Maryland High School diploma (GED prep) and procure tablets for the purpose of men re-entering the workforce becoming proficient with the most up-to-date technology.
- MissionFit, a Maryland-based non-profit organization that strengthens Baltimore’s youth by providing education on the benefits of living a “healthier lifestyle” and is committed to the physical and mental health of youth ages 11-24. The organization was granted funds for its health tracking systems.
Our board is seeking Maryland based non-profit organizations that would benefit from our funds and are committed to using the proceeds towards a healthcare information technology initiative or program. To learn more, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.