Whitetulip Health Foundation Inc

TOGETHER, WE CARE BETTER

TOTOWA, NJ   |  https://www.whitetulip.org

Mission

Whitetulip Health Foundation is proudly dedicated to give back to the society. Its aim is to create a platform, where health professionals can share ideas and experiences, provide mutual support and collaborate, channel their own personal passions and skills in community projects both locally and abroad. Our activities include Public Education with the goal of raising awareness and the public knowledge through talks and seminars, Medical Forum seminars to provide collaboration activities among healthcare professionals, and Mentorship services to both current students and recent graduates across the States. Global Health Division, organizes medical mission projects, medical assistance and relief programs to help and support people affected by natural disasters, epidemic diseases etc.

Ruling year info

2015

PRESIDENT

SERVET TATLI

DIRECTOR

MEHMET SEKER

Main address

999 RIVERVIEW DRIVE SUITE 201

TOTOWA, NJ 07512 USA

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EIN

46-5537487

NTEE code info

Professional Societies & Associations (E03)

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Health is one of the most important values a human has and healthcare is a fundamental part of human rights. Health-related issues are among the most important problems societies are facing today in the USA and in the rest of the World. The healthcare sector now employs 11% of American workers and accounts for 24 % of government spending. Despite a large amount of the human and financial resources of our country is spared for healthcare, there is still substantial need, particularly among the underserved populations. In addition to governmental institutions and companies for-profit, nonprofit organizations such as Whitetulip Health Foundation (WHF) can play an important role to bridge healthcare gaps, particularly for such unfortunate communities.

Our programs

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

Public Health Education

The purpose of the Whitetulip Health Foundation (WHF) Public Education Department is to promote physical, mental, emotional, and social wellbeing of communities across the country and abroad by providing education and guidance on common and vital public health issues. We recognize the importance of health education to empower the public, especially when it comes to awareness of healthy living and prevention of common health issues of adulthood such as heart attack, cancer, and stroke, childhood growth and developmental problems, women’s health issues, and mental health and substance misuse. WHF Public Education Department aims to encourage the involvement of health care professionals in public health education activities in the areas of their medical expertise and collaborate with community-based organizations to collectively tackle critical health care education issues to raise awareness and ultimately promote healthier lives.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Whitetulip holds pediatric mobile clinics at regular intervals in about 12 orphanages in the districts of Croix-des-Bouquets, Delmas, Tabarre and Kenscoff. Our goal is to address the social and biological determinants of health in underserved areas of Haiti. Our groups consist of 3-4 pediatricians and family medicine physicians, a nurse, a respiratory therapist and other volunteers from the United States. WhiteTulip provides acute medical attention, nutritional supplementation through the dispersal of multivitamins, decrease parasite burden through anti-parasite medication administration, and nutrition and hygiene education to parents and children. Over the last three visits, WhiteTulip has cultivated a relationship between local hospitals and local communities.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Economically disadvantaged people

Whitetulip Health Foundation aims to bridge healthcare gaps by establishing activities towards underserved populations such as recent immigrants and non-English speaking communities. Most of those people have no medical insurance or any other form of health care coverage. Because of high cost, they may not even seek medical care despite their intense need or receive medical care using their limited financial sources to pay medical bills. Whitetulip volunteers strive to help these group of patients personally, examine them, and prescribe medication when necessary. However, some of these people may have diseases requiring comprehensive care in continuity and their medical need might be much beyond than a simple medical examination and prescription.

Among those, some might be eligible to Medicare / Medicaid, others might afford private health insurance; the remaining might be able to go charity care of local hospitals and free clinics. However, most of these patients have language limitation, who may not even know the healthcare system and the sources available. To offer a solution to this problem, Whitetulip has launched a program to guide and help recent immigrants.

Volunteers of Whitetulip have prepared documents in their own language of the immigrants to explain healthcare system in the USA, including the options available to obtain affordable health care, how to identify appropriate coverage depending on the circumstances and specific healthcare needs, and how to apply to the available coverage options.

However, there are State specific differences in healthcare systems and local hospitals. Policies and requirements for free clinics may also vary. Therefore, further documents for specific state/region were prepared.

In addition, Whitetulip Health Foundation have been organizing seminars and one-to-one application sessions to educate the community and to provide direct help. Furthermore, Whitetulip members visit local free clinics to collaborate with them, to find volunteers among Whitetulip members, and establish a communication between those clinics and the particular underserved population.

In this page, you will find general information about the Healthcare System in the USA as well as the options available for certain states. We are planning to translate these documents to any other language needed in future so that those populations can also take the advantage of these efforts. Please contact your local Whitetulip Branch or the Headquarter if you have any questions or concerns about our Affordable Healthcare Guide Program or you need further assistance for a particular medical need.

Population(s) Served
Immigrants and migrants
Economically disadvantaged 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 students who receive scholarship funds and/or tuition assistance

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

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

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

WHF believes in the importance of an adequate number of well-educated healthcare professionals in a good healthcare system. High-quality healthcare cannot be achieved without motivated and well-educated healthcare professionals. WHF first aims to improve the quantity and quality of healthcare professionals, help them to achieve their highest potentials, and then facilitate their giving back to society efforts to help communities in need.


FUTURE AIMS:

Complete organization structure of the foundation and open branches in almost every state.

Complete structural organization of headquarter to assign directors/coordinators at each activity areas

Establish a grant writing team to take advantage of other financial opportunities

Establish internship programs for high school, college, and graduate students to take advantage of the human source of the young generation and motivate them to become healthcare provide contributing to society.

Improve- develop mentorship programs for other healthcare professionals for every step of the profession.

Establish a mentorship program for other healthcare professionals, which currently WHF does not have.

Improve doctor's days and medical professional appreciation days and organize such award programs throughout the country to increase awareness of good work among healthcare professionals.

Improve public education efforts of our members and volunteers and have every member-volunteer involve with community work.

Strategies for healthcare providers:

- To create mentoring programs for physicians and other healthcare providers at every step of their professional and academic development.

- To organize lecture sessions from the experts in various areas of the medical field and research.

- To establish networking platforms among healthcare providers with similar backgrounds and or professional goals so that they can share ideas and experiences and provide mutual support to each other and collaborate.

- Many immigrant healthcare professionals do not practice their profession due to lengthy and difficult credentialing and integration processes. WHF aims to organize educational and mentoring programs for international medical graduates so that they can become contributing members of the healthcare force in the USA.

- To establish scholarship programs to support healthcare providers to achieve their academic and professionals goals without worrying about their livelihood.

- To reward and acknowledge the exemplary work of healthcare professionals so that they can be motivated.


Strategies for societies:

- To encourage and facilitate the involvement of healthcare professionals in public education activities in the areas of their medical expertise.

- To create health education projects for the communities, particularly targeting underserved populations such as immigrants, women in shelters, children, and the elderly.

- To create medical assistance programs for underserved populations such as recent immigrants who have no medical insurance or any other form of health care coverage or language limitation.

- To collaborate with community-based other organizations with similar goals to collectively tackle health care issues.

- To reach out to communities abroad, afflicted by poverty and natural disasters, through relief work and healthcare development projects.

The importance of dedicated human sources to achieve any task is undeniable. Our members and volunteers are our most important assets. WHF now has hundreds of dedicated members and volunteers from almost every healthcare professionals who are true believers in the mission of WHF.

Inspired by their initial mentors, it becomes WHF culture that our current member and volunteer healthcare professionals dedicate their substantial time, energy, and financial resources to empower the healthcare force by supporting their colleagues at the earlier stages of their academic and professional career when they need the most. In addition, they demonstrate the way of serving the public by improving the health and well-being of societies in the USA and around the world on a global level.

Over the years, WHF accumulated a substantial amount of experience and necessary financial other resources to accomplish its mission. With these selfless and dedicated member and volunteers, WHF’s capability is limitless as it embodies human collaboration as a main force and has strong potential to get stronger year after year.

Despite the fact that considered at its infancy, WHF has accomplished a substantial amount of work to reach its two main goals, which will be mentioned separately below:

ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

Structural:

WHF established a well-performing board of directors, successfully performed regular board meetings, and progressed substantially to complete its governing structure.

Starting a few years ago with several immigrant physicians, WHF has now reached hundreds of physician members and even more volunteers.

WHF now has branches and serves the community in more than 25 States. In addition, WHF has networking and connections and organizes activities in several other countries.

WHF is financially growing substantially, almost 50% each year since its establishment.


For healthcare professionals:

WHS has created one-to-one mentoring programs for physicians from the student level through their academic and professional progress at every step.

WHF has established mentoring programs to help international medical graduates to integrate healthcare so that they can become contributing members of the healthcare force in the USA.

WHF has initiated appreciation days for physicians and other healthcare professionals to acknowledge their exemplary work so that they can be motivated.

For societies:

WHF has created health education projects for the communities, particularly targeting underserved populations such as immigrants, women in shelters, and children.

WHF has created medical assistance programs for underserved populations such as recent immigrants who have no medical insurance or any other form of health care coverage or language limitation.

WHF has reached out to communities abroad, afflicted by poverty and natural disasters, through relief work and healthcare development projects, including Haiti and Kenya.


FUTURE AIMS:

Establish specialty groups for medical doctors from the same specialty -subspecialty so that they can have dedicated networking among their own specialty to allow them more specific sharing of knowledge and experience and collaboration.

Open our seminars, panel discussions, and medical forum meetings to medical professionals in addition to our own members and volunteers so that the entire medical community can take advantage of these wonderful teaching opportunities.

Improve dedicated programs for IMGs so that they can integrate into the US medical system sooner and establish such programs for other medical professionals who immigrated to the USA.

Establish a scholarship program for other medical professionals in addition to our existing ones for medical students and doctors.

Improve existing and establish new projects to improve the health of underserved populations, particularly, immigrants, women in the shelters, elderly, children and youths.

Increase collaboration with other community-based organizations and foundations

Establish a relief team to act timely manner in event of natural disasters.

Financials

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Whitetulip Health Foundation Inc

Board of directors
as of 2/18/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

SERVET TATLI

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 10/20/2020

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Leadership

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Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

The organization's co-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

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 10/20/2020

Policies and practices developed in partnership with Equity in the Center, a project that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems within the social sector to increase racial equity. 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.