Frequently Asked Questions
General
What is your mission and vision?

We are committed to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) of “Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages”. Our solutions are directed to promoting health in resource-poor communities worldwide by education and technology.

How do you help healthcare providers?
We provide education and mentoring for healthcare providers through on-site training, online lectures via a live interactive virtual classroom and a repository of free medical content for asynchronous learning. Our content and tools are directed for generalist clinicians of all levels – community health workers, nurses and doctors.
How do you help patients?
We offer innovative health awareness and wellbeing tools for patients via technologies like mobile applications, virtual reality, machine learning in their local languages.
How do I get access to HEALTH4THEWORLD services?
All our services are available free of cost to anyone, anywhere.

If you are a health provider, you may reach out to us for LIVE lectures access and soon you will be able to register and access medical content at academy.health4theworld.org. 

If you are a patient or a family caregiver, download the free Health4theworld Stroke App from Google play or iTunes app store.

Programs
What health areas have you focused on thus far?

Our first global health campaign is targeted against the second leading cause of death globally, STROKE!

What do you offer Stroke patients, caregivers and health professionals?

For health professionals, including doctors, nurses and therapists, we provide a lecture based curriculum in Stroke Care  – prevention, acute management and rehabilitation and survivorship.

For patients and family caregivers,  we offer a free of cost multi-lingual mobile application, that engages in care, enhances knowledge and improves wellbeing.  Learn more about the Health4TheWorld Stroke App on the Mobile App page.

What are your current areas of focus?

We have expanded our current health professional curriculum to all major leading causes of death and disability worldwide, including heart disease, HIV/ AIDS, cancers, dementia and maternal and child health.

We are providing LIVE international grand rounds online to our collaborating sites and building a MOOC  (Massive Online Open courses) repository for health professionals, which will be hosted on academy.health4theworld.org soon.

What are your future plans?

We will continue to strive to reach out to providers and patients in remote and under-resourced communities globally; and design and provide sustainable solutions that fit the local needs.

We will continue to leverage futuristic technologies to disseminate reliable medical content and enhance wellbeing for anyone anywhere. 

Chapter

I’m a student, resident, or fellow, and I would like to start a chapter at my school or hospital. How do I get started?
  • Check to make sure your organization meets the eligibility requirements. 
  • Find a faculty member willing to serve as a faculty advisor. Your faculty advisor is responsible for securing institutional approval.
  • Reach out to find other interested students or residents and organize an initial meeting (overseen by the advisor). Elect officers and approve bylaws for the chapter at the first meeting.
  • Complete the online application.
What do I need to complete the application?

Some basic information about your institution, contact information for the faculty advisor and the officers, a copy of the approved chapter bylaws. The entire application should take less than an hour to complete.

I’ve been asked to be a faculty advisor. What does this entail?

The role of the faculty advisor is to oversee the initial formation of the chapter, to ensure the chapter’s activities are in accordance with the institutional rules, and to assist in providing continuity for the chapter. The initial application requires the faculty advisor’s signature, indicating that the chapter of Health4TheWorld has institutional approval. For further information, please refer to section Article VII of the bylaws.

Can a university or medical center have more than one chapter?

Yes! Different departments may have different chapters. For example, if your university has a computer science department and a nursing school they may start different chapters or they may work on starting a chapter together. Or medical school and a residency program at the same academic medical center can start separate chapters. These chapters are encouraged to communicate and coordinate efforts whenever beneficial.

How long does our chapter have approval?

Chapters are approved for one academic year and must apply for renewal each year.

Are there fees for starting and maintaining a chapter?

No, there are no application fees, chapter fees, or individual dues. If anyone associated
with the chapter would like to make a donation, they are free to do so at –
https://www.health4theworld.org/donate/

We finished the application to start a chapter. Will we hear back soon? Who will you contact?

We will email the officers and faculty advisor to inform them of approval as soon as possible. We can’t wait to start collaborating with your chapter. If you don’t hear back within a week, feel free to contact us to check on the status of your application.

People
Who conducts all your activities?
H4TW is a 100% volunteer driven organization. Our team members are from diverse backgrounds in medicine, technology, public health and media.

1.     Administrative, Technology and Media – Team members, Interns and contractors.

2.     Faculty and content experts – Health experts from US Academic Institutions.

3.     International Partners: Hospitals, Clinics, NGOs in resource-poor communities.

How can I get involved? Are you looking for volunteers?
Yes, there are many ways you can support the cause. Visit our Get Involved page to learn more.  For latest volunteer openings, please check our VolunteerMatch.org page. 
What countries do you currently work in?
We currently have collaborating partners in 22 countries in Asia, Africa, South America, Eastern Europe and remote parts of the United States. In these twenty two sites, we are creating healthier ecosystems by assisting everyone in the care delivery chain (health professionals, community health workers, patient and family caregivers).
Financials
Do you charge for any of your services or products?
No, in keeping with our guiding principle of SEVA (selfless giving), all of our services are and will always be available free of cost to anyone, anywhere. 
What will my donation buy? How much of it will go to programs in need?
In keeping with our 100% Integrity model, ALL of your valuable donation will be directed to programs in need. Your valuable donations are used in the creation of medical content, mobile applications and customizing various technologies to local needs globally.
Is my donation tax deductible?
Yes, Internal Revenue Service recognizes Health4TheWorld (H4TW) as a Section 501(c)(3) public charity. Gifts to H4TW are tax deductible in the US. Our Federal Tax ID/ EIN # is 81-4405671

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