My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Human Health Project, Los Angeles, CA, USA
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.
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