Health In Harmony Inc

Regenerating rainforests by listening to communities

Portland, OR   |  www.healthinharmony.org

Mission

To reverse tropical rainforest deforestation for planetary health.

Ruling year info

2006

Executive Director

Jonathan Jennings

Main address

P.O. Box 96176

Portland, OR 97296 USA

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EIN

20-3741107

NTEE code info

Hospitals and Primary Medical Care Facilities (E20)

Natural Resource Conservation and Protection (C30)

Wildlife Preservation/Protection (D30)

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Rainforests are being lost at a rapid rate. Forests regulate air, water, climate, and even disease. When the rainforest suffers, so do we. But for many people, exploiting natural resources, like cutting down trees to sell, is the only way to afford healthcare and support their families. When we suffer, so does the rainforest. Many families are forced to make the impossible choice between short-term survival and future well-being. But their choices impact ecosystems all over the world - and therefore the Earth's climate - so these choices impact us all. Health In Harmony is an international nonprofit dedicated to reversing global heating, understanding that rainforests are essential for the survival of humanity. Using the innovative process of Radical Listening, we collaborate with the experts – rainforest communities – to create the change the planet needs. We do not wait for others to act but hold ourselves accountable for the planet’s future.

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?

Regenerating rainforests by listening to communities

Health In Harmony is an international nonprofit dedicated to reversing global heating, understanding that rainforests are essential for the survival of humanity. Using the innovative process of Radical Listening, we collaborate with the experts – rainforest communities in Indonesia (ASRI), Madagascar, and Brazil – to create the change the planet needs. We do not wait for others to act but hold ourselves accountable for the planet’s future. Humanity must halve atmospheric carbon by 2030, and we are committed to making a significant impact on this drawdown. In order to scale, our work is deeply rooted in monitoring, data, and evaluation. A study on our innovative model was published by The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people
Adults
Children and youth
Widows and widowers

Where we work

Awards

Finalist 2012

Ashoka Changemakers

Innovation in Conservation 2008

Mongabay.org

Whitley Gold Award 2016

Whitley Fund for Nature

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 volunteers

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Regenerating rainforests by listening to communities

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Includes medical, conservation, photography, and other volunteers who spend at least 6 weeks at ASRI.

Acres of land that have been reforested by the organization

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Regenerating rainforests by listening to communities

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Includes reforestation efforts at our Laman Satong and Sedana sites. NOTE: The number decreased when we moved from mass planting to managing the growing seedlings and preventing fires.

Number of vaccines administered

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

Infants and toddlers, Adults

Related Program

Regenerating rainforests by listening to communities

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Includes: HB 0 , BCG, POL (1, 2, 3, 4), Measles, DPT/HB (1, 2, 3), and TT.

Number of students enrolled

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

Children and youth

Related Program

Regenerating rainforests by listening to communities

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Number of ASRI Kids who completed the 11-week after-school conservation education program.

Number of physician visits that include nutrition and diet counseling

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Regenerating rainforests by listening to communities

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Number of patient visits to the ASRI clinic.

Number of seedlings used as non-cash payment for healthcare

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Regenerating rainforests by listening to communities

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

In addition to seedlings, patients can also pay for healthcare with organic manure, handicrafts, and more.

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.

Invest in community-designed solutions to stop deforestation and break the cycle of environmental destruction and disease, such as: affordable, high-quality healthcare with non-cash payment options, alternative and sustainable livelihood training, agricultural training, and education that contribute to improving global health. Understand and replicate the success we have had at our first program site at additional sites in Indonesia, Madagascar, Brazil, and beyond.

Develop robust research program to track metrics and understand our theory of change. Research and approach potential partners in replication and begin site visits to assess the potential for collaboration.

We recently created positions for both research and replication and also increased staff capacity to recruit and manage high quality volunteers and effectively fundraise from individuals, foundations, and government.

We are replicating our successful model in a second national park in Indonesia as well as Manombo Special Reserve in Madagascar and the Xingu River Basin in the Brazilian Amazon.

Our impact over ten years was analyzed by Stanford University and published by PNAS in October of 2020:
https://www.pnas.org/content/early/2020/10/22/2009240117

In total, Gunung Palung National Park in Borneo contains the equivalent of 14 years of San Francisco’s CO2 emissions, which would be released if all the forest was lost.

52,000 acres of rainforest regenerated

90% decline in illegal logging households

44 trees a day saved by Chainsaw Buyback

39,154 and counting ancient trees left standing since Chainsaw Buyback began in 2017

23,146 seedlings used as payment for thousands of dollars worth of healthcare in 2019

79,406+ seedlings used as payment for healthcare since 2014

237,824 total seedlings planted at reforestation sites

3,000 endangered Bornean Orangutans’ habitat protected

9,055 patient visits to ASRI in 2019

94,499 total visits to ASRI since 2007

120,000 people able to access healthcare

67% decline in infant mortality

54% decline in births per mother

Significant decline in common diseases such as malaria, tuberculosis, and diabetes

200+ Chainsaw Buyback entrepreneurs running new, sustainable businesses

86 Chainsaw Buyback businesses are run by women

3,100+ students have learned about orangutans, climate change, and recycling through the ASRI Kids and Teens education programs

222 widows in the Goats for Widows program, which is now self-sustaining – one goat offspring is “paid forward” to another widow

17 active farmers’ cooperatives working together to grow organic produce and increase profits

Financials

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Operations

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

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Health In Harmony Inc

Board of directors
as of 1/28/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Julia Riseman

Julia Riseman

Riseman Consulting

Jeff Wyatt

Seneca Park Zoo

Nancy Drushella

Retired Certified Public Accountant

Jan O'Brien

Architect, Private Practice

Courtney Howard

Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment

Jo Whitehouse

Retired Physician

Petty Taylor

Emily Scott

Cardiologist, Private Practice

Steve Kusmer

Abvio

Monica Nirmala

Advisor to the Ministry for Maritime and Investment Affairs, Indonesia

Enrico Carbone

Investment Banker

Laura Tesch

The Terron Group LLC

Connie Gersick

Yale University

Ann Kurth

Yale University School of Nursing

Johanna Jansen

Novartis

Dave Birckhead

Spotify

Courtney Bergeron

Brookings

Gerald George

Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

Neil Hollyfield

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 01/28/2021

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
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data