Educational Institutions

Project HOPE - The People-to-People Health Foundation, Inc.

  • Millwood, VA
  • www.projecthope.org

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.

Main Programs

  1. Humanitarian Assistance
  2. Health Education
  3. Health Policy
  4. Volunteer Efforts

service areas

International

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ruling year

1999

chief executive for fy 2015

Dr. Thomas Kenyon

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Keywords

Project HOPE, HOPE, Health, Medicine, Training, Health Affairs, Medical, Hurricane Katrina, Humanitarian Assistance, Volunteers

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EIN

53-0242962

Also Known As

Project HOPE

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Graduate, Professional(Separate Entities) (B50)

Health (General and Financing) (E80)

Graduate, Professional(Separate Entities) (B50)

IRS Filing Requirement

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

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Programs

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Program 1

Humanitarian Assistance

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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Health Education

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 3

Health Policy

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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Volunteer Efforts

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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PROJECT HOPE THE PEOPLE TO PEOPLE HEALTH FOUNDATION INC
Fiscal year: Jul 01-Jun 30
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Project HOPE - The People-to-People Health Foundation, Inc.

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CHIEF EXECUTIVE FOR FISCAL YEAR

Dr. Thomas Kenyon

BIO

Dr. Thomas Kenyon joined Project HOPE as President and Chief Executive Officer in September of 2015. He most recently served as the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) Center for Global Health, where he was responsible for overseeing four major global health divisions: Division of Global HIV/AIDS, Global Immunization Division, Division of Parasitic Diseases and Malaria, and Division of Global Health Protection.

Prior to becoming Director of CDC's Center for Global Health, Dr. Kenyon was the Country Director for CDC Ethiopia, overseeing the Division of Global HIV/AIDS and was previously the Principal Deputy Global AIDS Coordinator and Chief Medical Officer for the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) at the U.S. Department of State.

Earlier in his career, Dr. Kenyon served as Project HOPE's Country Director for Swaziland from 1987 to 1992. In this role he established the first HIV/AIDS programs in Swaziland, promoting behavior change, HIV counseling and testing. He also served as Consultant Pediatrician at the Raleigh Fitkin Memorial Hospital in the city of Manzini. Prior to that, Dr. Kenyon served as Consultant Pediatrician for Project HOPE at St. George's Hospital in Grenada, West Indies from 1985 to 1987. In this role, he trained nurse practitioners in pediatric referral protocols.

Dr. Kenyon holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Zoology from Indiana University and a Master's in Public Health with a focus on international health from the Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health. He completed medical school at the University of Missouri-Columbia and subsequently completed a three-year residency in pediatrics at the University of Arizona Health Sciences Center in Tucson.

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Richard T. Clark

Retired Chairman, Merck & Co., Inc.

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