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Health & Help

Nobody should die from preventable diseases

aka Health and Help   |   Washington, DC   |  https://he-he.org

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Health & Help

EIN: 81-3432192


Mission

Health & Help is a humanitarian aid organization, dedicated to improving the quality of life of people by organizing and providing medical care to those in need around the world. We provide medical care 24/7, constantly introducing public health care programs and offering proper information to the community. This work is accomplished through the Health & Help network, made up of private citizens, government officials, nonprofits, business leaders, and others providing support to the project.

Ruling year info

2016

Chair

Scott Williamson

CEO, Board of Directors Member

Victoria Valikova

Main address

2941 Upton St NW

Washington, DC 200078 USA

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EIN

81-3432192

Subject area info

Hospital care

Health care clinics

Reproductive health care

Diseases and conditions

Population served info

Children and youth

Women and girls

Indigenous peoples

Economically disadvantaged people

At-risk youth

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NTEE code info

Hospitals and Primary Medical Care Facilities (E20)

Pregnancy Centers (P47)

Diseases of Specific Organs (G40)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Tax forms

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Communication

Blog

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Health & Help assists people in places where it is difficult or impossible to access basic medical care. We do this through the efforts and resources of our volunteers and donors. We improve by helping others.

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?

Child Hunger Solutions

Child malnutrition rate is one of the highest in Guatemala: 56, 9% of children under 5 years old are suffering from food insecurity in rural communities. Together with The Department of Health, we offer solutions by overseeing infants and toddlers on a regular basis, providing their families with appropriate information as well as malnutrition treatment, vitamins and anthelmintic medication. All children in critical condition are treated under our doctors’ supervision at the clinic. Nobody is left behind.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Economically disadvantaged people

More than 80% of women in rural communities enter into a marriage as teenagers - at the age of 12 - and become a mother of six children on average. More than 90% of them would rather not have such a big family. We are introducing birth control methods to the local community, offering family planning options - including long-term contraception - to prevent unwanted pregnancy. We believe that every woman has the right to choose when to become a mother and how many children to have.

Population(s) Served
At-risk youth
Women and girls

The majority of women find out they are pregnant in the second trimester. This is a very dangerous situation for both the mother and the child as the mother hasn’t been receiving the necessary care and nutrition on time, probably, has been even taking unsafe medication. Improper communicable, maternal, perinatal and nutritional conditions are cause of death for 34% of the population. We are fighting for women’s right to visit a doctor during the early stages of pregnancy in order to protect her and her unborn child’s health. We believe that every life matters.

Population(s) Served
Women and girls
Infants and toddlers

There are a lot of people, suffering from type 1 diabetes, in Guatemala and Nicaragua. This is a genetic disease, disconnected with eating habits, which cause 5% of all deaths. The government is not able to provide treatment for all diabetes patients, therefore we are helping them to overcome the disease with insulin treatments. Most of the patients arrive to our clinics in critical condition and need to be hospitalized. We are doing all we can to stabilize and rehabilitate them. At the same time, we are providing the local community with appropriate information, giving lectures on public health.

Population(s) Served
People with diseases and illnesses
Indigenous peoples

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 sexually active females receiving reproductive health services

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

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of people treated for diabetes

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

Diabetes

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Increasing

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.

What do we do?
* Provide access to basic medical services and medicine in places with limited resources.
* Hold educational lectures for our patients about healthcare and methods of preventing future illnesses.
* Develop and implement new medical treatment programs.
* Provide medical students and doctors in training with the opportunity to get hands-on experience under the guidance of skilled doctors.
* Prepare volunteers for work in the clinics, as well as help all team members learn and develop themselves.

How?
* In our clinics, doctors and other specialists from different countries work 24/7. Dozens of volunteers from all over the world help the project online.
* We openly talk about life in the clinics and share our experience of working for a nonprofit organization.

For whom?
* For socially vulnerable groups within the population. For people who cannot pay for treatment or buy medications because they are too expensive or simply unavailable.
* For socially responsible, generous patrons, both private and corporate.
* For dedicated and purpose-driven volunteers who keep growing the project through their knowledge and experience.

Strategic goals for 2023-2025
1. Our clinics equiped with medical supplies and equipment (build processes and ensure stable funding)
2. Develop and implement medical programs for patients
3. Prepare conditions for hiring professional staff (working and living conditions, transportation, etc.)
4. Launch the project of the third clinic
5. Build and launch a professional fundraising system
6. Create an involved board of trustees (ideally with people of influence) to represent our interests in the U.S. , advocate for us, raise funds, support us with expertise
7. Gradually build an international inclusive professional team (core staff with salaries) and fully switch to English as the language of work
8. Create and implement an international brand strategy for the organization.

We are confident that we can achieve our stated goals, as our organization has been operating for over 6 years and we show stable results annually, confirming our work. Our international team consists of professionals in various fields, including healthcare organization, medicine, finance, fundraising, analysis, and business process optimization. We have established close relationships with other non-profit organizations for consultation and exchange of experience. We have connections with government structures in the countries where we operate, including the Ministries of Health in Guatemala and Nicaragua, local hospitals, and local medical specialists. We have stable funding from various sources (major private donors, mass donations, grants, commercial companies).

Regarding the specific capabilities for meeting the goals listed:

We have experience in staffing clinics with medical supplies and equipment, and have processes in place to ensure stable funding for these needs.
* Our team is capable of developing and implementing medical programs for patients.
* We are able to prepare clinics for hiring professional staff, including ensuring necessary conditions and transportation.
* We have plans to launch a third clinic project.
* We have the ability to build and launch a professional fundraising system.
* We aim to create an involved board of trustees, ideally with celebrities, to represent our interests in the U.S. and raise funding.
* Our organization is working towards gradually building an international inclusive professional team with salaries, and we plan to switch to English as the language of work.
* We are capable of creating and building an international brand strategy for the organization.

We are actively working on all of our goals, including:

1) We are repairing and improving the working and living conditions in our clinics to make them more attractive for employees on long-term contracts. In 2023, the entire roof of the clinic in Nicaragua was completely renovated and a long process of renovation began in the clinic in Guatemala.
2) We are actively recruiting board members in the U.S.
3) We are working on attracting professional fundraisers to our team to work in different markets.
4) We are collecting and analyzing data on our patients in order to develop stable, long-term medical programs and improve the quality of medical services based on their needs.

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 inform the development of new programs/projects, 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 aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We act on the feedback we receive

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, We don’t have the right technology to collect and aggregate feedback efficiently, It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection, Staff find it hard to prioritize feedback collection and review due to lack of time, It is hard to come up with good questions to ask people

Financials

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Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info
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Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

The balance sheet gives a snapshot of the financial health of an organization at a particular point in time. An organization's total assets should generally exceed its total liabilities, or it cannot survive long, but the types of assets and liabilities must also be considered. For instance, an organization's current assets (cash, receivables, securities, etc.) should be sufficient to cover its current liabilities (payables, deferred revenue, current year loan, and note payments). Otherwise, the organization may face solvency problems. On the other hand, an organization whose cash and equivalents greatly exceed its current liabilities might not be putting its money to best use.

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Operations

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

Documents
Letter of Determination is not available for this organization
Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization

Chair

Scott Williamson

CEO, Board of Directors Member

Victoria Valikova

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Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Compensation
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Board of directors
as of 12/15/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
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Board chair

Scott Williamson

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Term: 2016 -

Eva Williamson

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Karina Basharova

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Viktoria Valikova

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Scott Williamson

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Roni H. Amiel

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Elena Zelenevskaia

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Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

GuideStar worked with BoardSource, the national leader in nonprofit board leadership and governance, to create this section.

  • 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 ? Not applicable
  • 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? Not applicable
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Not applicable
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 12/15/2023

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

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Multi-Racial/Multi-Ethnic (2+ races/ethnicities)
Gender identity
Female
Sexual orientation
Decline to state
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 01/24/2023

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 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 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 seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • 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.