Public Health Preparedness Fund

As the only public health system in Dallas County, Parkland depends on the generosity of dedicated supporters to sustain our high level of care through public health emergencies, such as the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

Generous, long-time Parkland champions established the Public Health Preparedness Fund in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This fund will help Parkland respond to the most urgent needs that come with delivering quality, compassionate care in Dallas County during the current COVID-19 pandemic, while also building the capacity for Parkland to make an immediate impact locally when the next public health emergency arises.

As cases of COVID-19 have reached North Texas, donations to the fund will help provide:

  • UV Light Disinfectant Systems to be used following standard inpatient room cleaning to eradicate super-bugs like novel coronavirus
  • Hoteling space for patients that need to be monitored, such as the homeless
  • Screening for coronavirus in the community through our mobile care vans
  • Lodging to keep critical caregivers close to patients
  • Additional needs as they arise to fight this global pandemic here at home

You Can Help!

Our immediate goal of $5 million will support Parkland in its mission to provide care to anyone in need. Your donation will help Parkland continue to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic at hand swiftly and effectively. For more information please contact Cindy Scott, vice president of development, at or 214-266-2021. 

Make a Gift to Parkland's Public Health Preparedness Fund