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Nova Hope for Haiti Inc

NOVA Hope for Haiti Provides Lifesaving Medical Care In Haiti

Emerson, NJ   |  https://www.novahope.org/

Mission

Nova Hope for Haiti, Inc. is organized as a non-profit entity exclusively to provide health care, humanitarian aid, and educational support to the poor in Haiti. Implimentation of community development programs and nutritional rehabilitation services will serve to improve the quality of life and encourage self sufficiency in Haiti.

Ruling year info

2005

Principal Officer

Joseph F. Nuzzi

Main address

176 Palisade Ave

Emerson, NJ 07630 USA

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EIN

20-1854025

NTEE code info

Nonmonetary Support N.E.C. (Q19)

IRS filing requirement

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

NOVA is committed to expanding and improving our capacity to deliver essential healthcare services in order to provide a measurable improvement in the health outcomes of our patients. We expect to see a reduction in the prevalence of preventable diseases, improved women's and child health indicators, and an overall increase in the quality of life for residents of Cavaillon.

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?

General Operating Expenses for Clinic

Recurrent natural disasters and ongoing political and economic crises continue to fundamentally dismantle Haitis healthcare system. Haitian people suffer daily from limited access to medical facilities, trained healthcare professionals, and essential medications. Despite such challenges, NOVA Hope for Haitis clinic in Cavaillon (rural SW Haiti, population: 46,000) remains vital. The clinic provides comprehensive primary healthcare services, preventive and wellness care, treatment of acute and chronic conditions, and health education programs to 400500 patients each month. To improve current practices and deliver evidence-based care to patients, NOVA is offering additional training to staff, strengthening relationships within the community health workforce, and fostering cross collaboration with local leaders in schools, churches, businesses, and government.

Population(s) Served

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 patient visits

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

NOVAs clinic routinely treats 500 patients/mo. (6,000 patients/year).

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.

NOVA's primary goal is to expand and improve its capacity to deliver essential healthcare to the people of Cavaillon. Specifically, we aim to enhance our clinic's educational outreach to current and future patients, grow our highly successful Hypertension Clinic, reinstate our Cervical Cancer Screening clinic (paused due to earthquake damage with temporary clinic areas lacking appropriate privacy for the procedure), update infrastructure, office and medical equipment and furnishings, continue the training and education of clinic staff, as well as continue to build and strengthen relationships with the leaders of Cavaillon government, school, church and business institutions.

Our current strategy to address our goals is as follows:

*Expand the capacity of the Hypertension Clinic.

*Reinvigorate the Cervical Cancer Screening Clinic.

*Continue to rehabilitate the clinic facilities and equipment.

*Continue to build relationships with the Mayor of Cavaillon and other church, school and business leaders to gain support for our health education workshops and outreach programs.

*Develop and implement a consistent system of pharmaceutical management.

After a series of natural disasters and ongoing political and economic crises, Haiti's healthcare system remains precarious. Across the country, the Haitian people continue to suffer from limited access to medical facilities and trained healthcare professionals, as well as essential medications. Despite such incredible challenges, NOVA Hope for Haiti (NOVA)'s permanent medical clinic in Cavaillon (rural, southwest Haiti) remains a cornerstone of the community, providing comprehensive primary healthcare services, including wellness, preventive care, treatment of acute and chronic conditions, and health education programs since 2014.

Currently, patient attendance is affected by fears of escalating political strife and violence, but the relative remoteness of NOVA's clinic has largely shielded it and the local population from the anarchy and brutality afflicting Port au Prince and other parts of the country.

NOVAs clinic is located in Martineau, Cavaillon, population 46,000 (2003 Census). NOVAs clinic routinely treats 500 patients/mo. (6,000 patients/year). We reach a broad demographic, focusing on adults over the age of 24, who constitute 75% of NOVA's patient base. Our commitment extends to serving vulnerable groups, including infants, young children, and pregnant women. NOVA cares for any individual who attends our clinic, treating individuals of all ages who suffer from both acute (e.g., gastritis, respiratory tract infections, burns, broken bones) and chronic (e.g., hypertension and some sexually transmitted diseases) illnesses. Currently, our largest and most successful program is our Hypertension Clinic serving approximately 200 people who regularly visit the clinic on a rotating basis, with patient attendance varying between 50-70/week.

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 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, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We share the feedback we received with the people we serve, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback, We ask the people who gave us feedback how well they think we responded

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback

Financials

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Operations

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

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Nova Hope for Haiti Inc

Board of directors
as of 04/26/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Joseph F. Nuzzi

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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 4/26/2024

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

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Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

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Transgender Identity

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Sexual orientation

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Disability

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 04/26/2024

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We measure and then disaggregate job satisfaction and retention data by race, function, level, and/or team.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.