HUMAN HEALTH PROJECT

Rating: 4.83 stars   12 reviews

Issues: Health

Location: 2271 Vandalia Avenue Los Angeles CA 90032 USA

Mission: To promote people’s health, focusing on underprivileged and underserved individuals in both the developing and developed world, by providing a largely volunteer based, nonprofit and totally noncommercial online platform, where people can share health information with each other and out of which, outcomes data is collected, evidence-based graded and shared with everyone in the most user friendly way, and where individuals are connected to local and remote free health providers, where possible.
Geographic areas served: International

2013 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

HHP is a unique organization in that it gives people from any background a forum to have their medical questions answered by both professionals and those that are afflicted with similar illnesses. The initiatives' leadership is extremely driven to help those that are in need of medical advice that they, for one reason or another, cannot attain. Every decision that is made is done so with the thought of "How can we best help the most people?" The organization is amazing and continues to improve as it grows and sets higher goals to help more and more individuals in need.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

I volunteered at the Human Health Project off and on for just over 2 years. While volunteering, I had the opportunity to work with people who were passionate about improving health outcomes for all populations and develop and utilize a skill set on which to build a career in health administration upon.

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

Less virtual, more in-person

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Likely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

The inspiration for founding Human Health Project (HHP) came from an illness that left me unable to work for two years but which could have been taken care of in a few months with the right information. Despite my medical (MD) and patient advocate background, I spent 4 years going from doctor to doctor, conventional and complementary without a diagnosis. I saw first hand what's it's like to try to survive in the twilight zone while falling through the cracks of the healthcare system. When I recovered I started to work on addressing what happened to me, out of which grew HHP.

Human Health Project (HHP) provides a free online service that enables you to share information about your health symptoms and conditions with other individuals. Our goal is to improve access, self-management, equity, and affordability of health care throughout the world. HHP is a nonprofit, noncommercial, volunteer-based organization promoting the health of individuals worldwide as a human right for all.

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2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

HHP is an amazing organization run my dedicated and caring professionals. Its goal to improve global health is far exceeded by the level of professionalism and helpfulness one might receive from their experience on HHP. All in all, the organization is fantastic and continues to become better as it grows further towards its goals.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

HHP is a wonderful organization that is dedicated to improving global health care through improved collaborative clinical work flow. The idea is to bring clinicians together so that they can work on solving difficult medical puzzles and improve patient outcomes as a result of those efforts. The team is knowledgeable, and they are working diligently to ensure awareness is raised and people the quality of care is improved for all humans on the planet.

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

I would raise more awareness of the organization in the rest of the world.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

The Human Health Project (HHP) is one of the world's most uniquely driven grassroots organizations dedicated to improving holistic patient care. This patient-web based dynamic enables individuals worldwide to access medical information and communicate experiences from all corners of the world. This alone is valuable because access to health care information must be viewed as a basic human right for all.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Some

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Likely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

I've acted as a patient advocate for a young man with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, using HHP as both sounding board and source of advice. Just the process of creating the questions I needed to become a patient advocate empowered me, the patient and the circle of support around the patient during his almost 12 months in hospital/undergoing extreme doses of chemotherapy. HHP gave me the language and a role which the hospital could relate to and support (the immediate family hadn't built any links to the treatment or the future outcomes). HHP offers far more than the opportunity to learn about 'dis-ease', it provides a bridge to a long term constructive perspective developing a health process for all involved. It moves us away from expert:patient, and engages everyone in quality support of life. HHP's role is critical to creating long term bridges for health.

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

Market it more

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

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: 4 stars  

Many people either cannot or will not speak to a medical professional about a health problem, either through lack of understanding, embarrassment or financial constraint. HHP provides a platform for people to ask for advice anonymously and talk to others who have a similar experience. It also lets clients access health information. Crowdsourcing is the main focus.

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Likely

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Likely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

HHP is a cutting edge effort to create consumer accessible health care with great promise for the future. A nonprofit, HHP is not owned by corporate health interests or big Pharma. Open to all .

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

Get it more funding

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 4 stars  

I appreciate the Human Health Project's (HHP) efforts to empower individual people, including consumers, to help each other in part because I was involved for many years in large public and private health and health insurance programs in the USA. In most big programs, the implementation and management mechanisms have become the priority, although most of the health needs involve chronic diseases for which self-management has been found (evidence-based) to be extremely important. HHP's approach reverses the emphasis, let's people help people, and is noncommercial, too. It is remarkable what HHP has done with about $20,000 of funding from individuals and a small family foundation.

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

HHP once focused on health professionals commenting on the issues of consumers and of professionals with difficult cases. HHP figured out how to involve people with health issues seeking health information. However, HHP lost the base of health professionals who provided specific information. HHP is now relying on just a few people to provide "content." Expanding the base of people providing health information and securing some additional funding should be the priorities.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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