HealthRight International, Inc.

Empowering marginalized communities to live healthy lives

aka HealthRight   |   New York, NY   |  http://www.healthright.org

Mission

HealthRight International builds lasting access to health for excluded communities, employing a human rights-based approach and working closely with community partners to improve local capacity and advance the inclusivity of health systems.

Ruling year info

1995

Executive Director

Dr. Peter S. Navario

Main address

244 Fifth Avenue Suite C150

New York, NY 10012 USA

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Formerly known as

Dcotors of the World

EIN

13-3791391

NTEE code info

Public Health Program (E70)

International Relief (Q33)

International Human Rights (Q70)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Many people and communities who are marginalized - be that due to their sexuality, income, HIV status, residency, etc - have inadequate access to high-quality health care. Some of the barriers are physical, as for pregnant women living in rural areas far from health centers, while others are not, such as doctors refusing proper treatment to LGBTQ people or sex workers. Health is a human right, and marginalized people deserve access to the healthcare they need. The problem to address is bridging the gaps to make healthcare accessible to these people, in a sustainable and long-lasting manner.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Women and Children's Health

Healthy women and children help build health societies. Yet, women and children remain among the most vulnerable populations in the world with millions dying from preventable causes each year. Through the Women and Children’s Health (WCH) Program, HealthRight aims to improve the health and well-being of marginalized women, children, and families.

HealthRight’s work addresses 4 key areas of WCH. Our primary programming aims to:
- Improve maternal and newborn health
-Prevent gender-based violence
-Ensure sexual and reproductive health & rights
-Strengthen child survival and protection

Population(s) Served
Women and girls
Parents

Adolescence represents an age of vulnerability and growth during the second decade of life. With 1.8 billion youth between the ages of 10-24, investing in the health can make a difference for communities globally. This critical development phase becomes the foundation for living a healthy life. The road to adulthood brings increased exposure to health issues such as depression, violence, drug-use, early marriage, pregnancy, sexually transmitted infections and HIV. Often marginalized adolescents face issues compounding issues, such as homelessness, delinquency, poverty and incarceration, leaving them at high risk for poor health outcomes.

HealthRIght's At-Risk Adolescents program aims to:
- Improve the health and wellbeing of at-risk adolescents
- Build the capacity of health systems to provide adolescent health-friendly services
- Ensure the Sexual and Reproductive health rights of marginalized adolescents

Population(s) Served
Adolescents
At-risk youth

Each day, around the globe, LGBT individuals face stigma, discrimination and human rights abuses that impact their health and wellbeing. LGBT individuals are often denied access to care, offered inadequate care, and discriminated against by healthcare workers. HealthRight International is dedicated to addressing the health concerns and reducing health disparities faced by sexual and gender minorities.

HealthRight's LGBTI program aims to:
- Improve mental and physical wellbeing of LGBT individuals

- Increase sensitivity and responsiveness of healthcare systems to the needs of sexual and gender minorities

- Contribute meaningfully to global knowledge on interventions that positively impact the health and wellbeing of LGBT populations

Population(s) Served
LGBTQ people
People with HIV/AIDS

Every year, millions of people risk their lives and leave their homes to seek a better life—to escape violence, persecution or natural disasters; to access economic opportunities; and to reunite with family. While migrants are often among those most marginalized and disadvantaged in their communities, HealthRight works to ensure access to the highest available standard of health is a basic human right for all, with a focus on those most vulnerable, including refugees, asylum seekers and internally displaced persons (IDPs).

HealthRight's migrant program aims to

- Improve access to comprehensive care for vulnerable migrant populations
- Document the impacts of migration on health outcomes
- Strengthen the response of healthcare systems to meet the specific needs of vulnerable migrants

Population(s) Served
Immigrants and migrants
Victims and oppressed people

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of women and girls whose health improved as a result of our programs

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Women and girls, Adolescents, At-risk youth

Related Program

Women and Children's Health

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of LGBT people whose health improved as a result of our programs

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

LGBTQ people, At-risk youth, People with HIV/AIDS

Related Program

LGBTI

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of at-risk adolescents whose health improved as a result of our programs

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adolescents, At-risk youth, Incarcerated people

Related Program

At-Risk Adolescents

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of migrants whose health improved as a result of our programs

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Immigrants and migrants, Nomadic people, Victims and oppressed people

Related Program

Migrants

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of people trained

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults, Activists, Academics

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

This includes community health workers, clinicians, government staff, partner organizations, etc.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

HealthRight International aims to empower marginalized communities live healthy lives. Out goal is to create locally built and owned solutions, greater equitable access to health services and better health outcomes for communities.

HealthRight leverages global resources in collaboration with community partners to address local health challenges and create sustainable solutions.

HealthRight International staff brings technical expertise in the areas of capacity building, research, advocacy and service delivery.

Since 2014, HealthRight and NYU's College of Global Public Health (CGPH) have been working together to advance research, programming and policy on health issues affecting marginalized populations around the world. Drawing from resources across NYU, the affiliation bridges the traditional divide between rigorous public health research and complex program implementation at ground level. The goal of the partnership is to enhance opportunities for each institution to build lasting access to wellness and health services for excluded communities.

Selected Program Highlights:

-HealthRight's Human Rights Clinic has provided more than 5,500 forensic evaluations to over 4,800 survivors of torture and abuse from 130 countries.

-In 2015, a total of 842 adolescents in conflict with the law in Ukraine and 138 of their parents were engaged in the STEPS HIV prevention training.

-Through a grant from the MAC AIDS Fund, HealthRight is implementing a first-of-its-kind demonstration project exploring the effectiveness pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) to prevent HIV infections in uninfected MSW in Kenya.

- Maternal and Neonatal Near-Miss Reviews (MNNR) has been implemented in 15 health facilities in Nepal and 122 health workers have been trained on it. With support from the World Health Organization, HealthRight has scaled up services to the district level and is currently conducting implementation research to support national scale-up.

-Through the Service Center for Women and Girls in Kyiv, HIV+ women are provided with outreach, social services, and access to medical care. HealthRight also manages 21 mobile outreach teams in 16 Ukrainian regions to develop services available for GBV survivors.

-Healthright and Medic Mobile launched an innovative supply chain management mobile phone app to monitor essential FP commodities In Kenya. As a result, 13,180 women have received family planning and there have been 123,724 household visits for family planning counseling and contraception.

-In 2015, HealthRight trained 1,172 professionals in child abuse prevention and foster care modules along with organizing 19 training courses and developing 6 additional modules on violence prevention and case management in Vietnam.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Community meetings/Town halls,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our staff, Our community partners,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, Staff find it hard to prioritize feedback collection and review due to lack of time,

Financials

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The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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HealthRight International, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 1/13/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Ms. Tracey Edwards

Deloitte (Retired)

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Raffaella D’Angiolino – Bush

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Stephen Alderman

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Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 10/23/2020

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, or other sexual orientations in the LGBTQIA+ community
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability