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Project HOPE - The People-to-People Health Foundation, Inc. Organization Name provided in the GuideStar Exchange* as of 11/20/2014: Project HOPE - The People-to-People Health Foundation, Inc.

Organization Name as listed in the IRS Business Master File as of 12/08/2014: PROJECT HOPE THE PEOPLE TO PEOPLE HEALTH FOUNDATION INC

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AKA  Project HOPE
Millwood, VA
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Project HOPE - The People-to-People Health Foundation, Inc. Organization Name provided in the GuideStar Exchange* as of 11/20/2014: Project HOPE - The People-to-People Health Foundation, Inc.

Organization Name as listed in the IRS Business Master File as of 12/08/2014: PROJECT HOPE THE PEOPLE TO PEOPLE HEALTH FOUNDATION INC

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Also Known As: Project HOPE
Physical Address: Millwood, VA 22646 0000
EIN: 53-0242962
Web URL: www.projecthope.org 
NTEE Category: B Educational Institutions
B50 Graduate, Professional(Separate Entities)
E Health—General & Rehabilitative
E80 Health (General and Financing)
B Educational Institutions
B50 Graduate, Professional(Separate Entities)
Ruling Year: 1999 


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Mission Statement

Project HOPE focuses on health education and humanitarian assistance in these primary areas: non communicable disease, infectious disease, women’s and children’s health, disaster relief and health system strengthening. In addition, HOPE supports the areas of focus through donated medicines and medical supplies, as well as volunteer medical assistance. Project HOPE also publishes the world’s leading peer-reviewed journal on health policy, Health Affairs.

Legitimacy Information

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Annual Revenue & Expenses

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Fiscal Year Starting: July 1, 2012
Fiscal Year Ending: June 30, 2013

Total Revenue $290,389,000
Total Expenses $289,415,000

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Leadership

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John P. Howe, III, M.D.

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Since May 2001

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Program Description:

The mission of Project HOPE’s Humanitarian Assistance program is twofold; provide emergency assistance where disasters strike and strengthen health education programs and facilities with medicines and medical products. Our strategy is to provide emergency support and deliver medical products to an area affected by a natural or man-made disaster, leading to long-term access to vital medicines, supplies and health education, even after the attention of the outside world wanes. HOPE also supports our international health education programs with donated product – items like pharmaceuticals, medical supplies and equipment – supplied by some of the world’s leading corporations. These products range from lifesaving antibiotics to sophisticated medical equipment used to teach the latest surgical techniques. Over the course of our history, HOPE has shipped over $2 billion in humanitarian assistance around the world.

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Program: Health Education (GuideStar Exchange,
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Project HOPE helps to educate and train health professionals necessary to operate hospitals, clinics and community health programs in the poorest regions of the world. Programs range from the training of community health promoters in areas such as primary care, reproductive health, and maternal and children’s health, to the establishment of highly specialized, tertiary care postgraduate medical programs in fields such as nursing and health professional continuing education. We use a “train the trainer” methodology in which local health professionals are taught how to teach others what they have learned through HOPE’s programs. This approach has resulted in more than 2 million health care workers trained over the course of our history.

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Program: Health Policy (GuideStar Exchange,
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Project HOPE owns and publishes Health Affairs, the leading journal of health policy and thought research. The peer-reviewed journal appears monthly in print with additional daily online web exclusive materials. Published since 1981, The Washington Post has called Health Affairs the bible of health policy. All papers undergo external peer review and are authored by leading academics from fields that intersect with health policy such as economics, public health, sociology, political science, medicine and nursing, to name a few. Government policymakers and health industry decision makers from the U.S. and around the globe also write for and read the publication and its website. The Health Affairs Blog offers an inclusive and interactive dimension to the journal’s timely commentary and analysis of health policy dialog. Health Policy Briefs provide a short history of a current health policy issue, an exploration of opposing views, an explanation of what is at stake and what the research says. Health Affairs is available via subscription and every article the journal has ever published is available free to online readers from the lowest income nations.

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Program: Volunteer Efforts (GuideStar Exchange,
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In 1958, Project HOPE was founded through the efforts of dedicated volunteers to provide medical care, health education and humanitarian assistance to people in need through personal, people to people interactions around the globe. This humble yet heroic beginning, with the dedication and commitment of staff and volunteers, continues to inspire our organization for the future. Today, volunteers continue to play a vital role at Project HOPE working alongside staff members to jointly reach these goals. For more than 55 years, we have facilitated the expression of global compassion and generosity through volunteer engagement. We encourage this teamwork so that we can deliver the best services possible to our valued stakeholders. With a database of over 8,000 applicants, we offer a rich talent pool of diverse, skilled persons including doctors, nurses and other health professionals to ultimately help others help themselves, as we believe people working together through voluntary participation is essential for building and maintaining community and civil society. In 2014 alone, we delivered over 68,400 hours of professional volunteer outreach, valued at over $3.6 million dollars in donated service.

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