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Healthed Connect

Rating: 4.97 stars   74 reviews 1,400

Address:

1401 W Truman Rd % Healthed Connect Independence MO 64050 USA

Mission:

To empower women and children through evidence-based health, education, and advocacy programs.

Programs:

Schools for Orphans and Vulnerable children in Zambia; Community Health Worker programs in Malawi, Nepal, DR. Congo and Zambia.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have seen several of Health Ed Connects programs in person in Zambia. The schools and programs there are very real, very active, and impact the lives of hundreds of children every single day. I have been in each of the three schools, observed the teachers and staff working, seen the meals served, and seen the excitement and hope instilled in the students there. I have walked with the volunteer health workers as they made visits to the homes of individuals they monitor and assist. The other programs in the Congo, Nepal, and Malawi also make significant impact on children and women each and every day. A contribution to this organization is put to work in programs with real and visible impact. In my opinion, you could not get a bigger more tangible positive result from your contribution than giving to this organization.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I am very aware of the details of this not for profit. As an accounting professional, I am specifically aware of the high standard of operating procedures that Healthed Connect uses to manage it activities. All expenses, including travel expenses of the directors are reviewed by two Board members. We work very hard to follow the dollars spent in our foreign locations, particarily Africa. I can pledge that the dollars of the organization are being used to tremendous benefit of the women and children being served. The organization is open and transparent. If anyone would like to speak to any of the directors or board member, we are open to provide details of our work and how our money is being spent. We are very very proud of the amount of work actually done on the ground in our various locations. Schools have been built, meals are being served, community center has been built, health care workers are being trained and supported, women have generated family income, and children have been taught, loved and supported.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

make it much bigger.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Healthed Connect in my opinion, represents the best in what a non profit organization is intended to be. A defined mission has been created and everyone involved has personal interest in taking the actions necessary to accomplish that mission. Healthed Connect is successful because all of it volunteers are passionate about making a difference in their actions. Although small by national standards, the organization has gotten quick and large results in just the couple of years it has formally existed. We like to say that we are getting a big bang for the buck. The leadership and Board is completely volunteer. Therefore, with no large administrative salaries to support, a large amount of our dollars has been put into programs. As such, within just two years we have built and started three different schools in Zambia, provided support and training to on the ground health workers in several countries. We have established strong but efficient business practices.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

HealthEd Connect is changing lives, and they know how to efficiently put their money and efforts to the best possible use. They also do a great job of keeping all of their contributors and supporters updated on what they are doing.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

HealthEd Connect is providing much needed care in many places for many people. They are well-organized, and they provide excellent training for their volunteer workers in the areas they serve. Lives have been changed and saved because of their efforts.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

As educators for many years, we truly appreciate the many things HealthEd Connect does to help people in other parts of the world learn and grow. We have been, and will continue to be contributors to support what they are so passionately doing.

Was your donation impactful?

Definitely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

One of the best reasons HealthEd Connect is beneficial is because they work directly with the indigenous people. They are able to get needed supplies to the people without having to go through the government and the ever-present red tape. They create trusting relationships and are sincere about helping people help themselves and build better communities.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

We have know Sheri and Jac Kirkpatrick, founders of HealtED Connect--for many years. They are extremely dedicated to Healthed Connect. We get the "news" from the Kirkpatrick almost daily. Sheri is a PHD nurse and Jac a long time minister. One also knows that whatever donations are given to HealtEd Connect the majority of the funds go directly to their projects in Africa, Nepal and other countries.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

HealthEd Connect raises awareness and truly meets human need where it is greatest. As a supporter, I feel connected to their mission and appreciate the brief updates via email with a pertinent photo to go with the message. I feel they have clearly demonstrated they are excellent stewards of my investment and get the money to where it is needed most - the under-resourced people of the world.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

My sister donates to Health Ed Connect. Subsequently, I have signed up for their regular email updates to see if I might like to donate to their cause as well. After reading the updates for about a year now, I will be making my annual donations to their organization.

Any person who has done their due dilligence in educating themselves about this orgnaizaion will see it is clear Health Ed Connect is one of the best non-profits utilizing proven methods and research on how to make a long-term sustainable impact in the world. As an educator myself, I believe the path to economic sustainability, peace and justice begins with providing opportunities previously unavailable to the world's most financially poor children.

Health Ed Connect will truly change the world by leveling the playing field one child at a time.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

...give them even more donor funding. Their veteran leadership team has been working with non-profits and successfully transforming communities for over 40 years. They possess an expertise and mastery which are very deserving.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Likely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

We have been regular HealthEd Connect donors for 5 years and have been very impressed with the many ways they enhance the health and education in Nepal and the African countries where they serve those in great need. They train the local people to do the work on the ground and the organization provides the supplies that are necessary. We will continue to support them in any way we can.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

The stories are just too numerous for the success of the work being done by HealthEdConnect. I am a donor, past board member, professional nurse and minister. I appreciate and share the ongoing stories they send to us. I am especially proud of all the good work the women are doing in healthcare, and the amount of girls advancing in education and opportunities to make their lives and communities better. This organization hits all my passion buttons to generously give and then actually see the difference it makes.
Denise Leichter, RN

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

As a previous board member and on ongoing donor; I am so proud of the absolute efficiency and heroic efforts to respond quickly on the ground to the Nepal disaster. The GAP program was just reinforced for me hearing Nobel Prize Winner "Malala" speak in Santa Barbara for girls education. I also know as a healthcare professional; their outcome results linking health and education for body,minds and spirits is a winner!

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

This charitable provides high quality assistance, helps individuals improve the quality of their lives through health and education and their communities with even the smallest of donations. It has very little administration cost and very little overhead costs so the donations have a greater impact than most organizations of this type. The structure is to empower the individuals and not make them dependent of the organization. It is one of the best in its field!!!!

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

The co- founders of HealthEd Connect, Jac and Sherri Kirkpatrick, have dedicated their efforts toward helping and educating communities in ways they can improve their living conditions, both in the area of health issues, general living issues and learning how to read, for both old and young.

Their news- letters provide exciting information of the activities provided by HealthEd Connect to the communities they are serving. A number of people have recognized the value of this organization and have volunteered their time to also serve these communities.

Because Health Ed Connect has recognizable value, local leaders of these communities have also reached out to support HealthEd Connect.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I think HealthEd Connect is valuable as it currently exists.

Was your donation impactful?

Definitely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2015

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been very impressed with the skills that HealthEd Connect is providing in Zambia such as: educating the children, and providing learning tools for them, sewing, cooking, training workers who already live in the area being served by HealthEd Connect. The directors, through their email updates, have kept me aware of how blessed I am to live in the United States and how blessed others are due to the efforts of such people as Sherri and Jac. It is amazing to see pictures and stories of women who are learning health care skills so they can provide the needed care for their children and their communities and to see pictures of children sharing their new skills. that surround them.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I think they are doing a great job. Sherri and Jac have the professional skills to make this outreach a successful. endeavor.

Was your donation impactful?

Definitely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

The leadership of Healthed Connect are veterans of the global non-profit sector and experts at truly making a difference in the world. Their efforts are highly spoken of at Graceland University where I work. After seeing their annual report detaling the communities they have helped inspire to invest in the education of their children, I decided to make a monthly donation.

It's not near enough, but it is motivating to me to see how far they stretch every dollar. What sets Healthed Connect apart is that the local community is so invested in the success of the schools the community builds and the appreciation for the health care training the local women receive.

Long story short - this is not an outside group coming in and taking over, or deciding what is best. The local community members themselves are heavily invested in the success of each initiative.

 
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