To be the leading global resource for general health information seekers for better health outcomes
To drive patient-centered health outcomes by harnessing data collected by a global online community who share their treatment outcomes, enhanced by clinical evidence-based best practices
Our values form the foundation of Human Health Project’s organizational culture, and guide our approach to achieving our vision and mission. These core principles exemplify who we are and what we believe in.
Of the People, By the People, For the People
Human Health Project is a growing global community of patients, caregivers, health advocates, donors, and volunteers. HHP was created “of the people, by the people, and for the people.” Listening to the community is central to our mission, and we value communication and the exchange of information in all that we do. We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in the US and a Northern Ireland (UK) registered charity. We rely on volunteers and the generosity of donors to support us and help us fulfill our mission. We are a completely noncommercial, unbiased resource for free health information. HHP is not beholden to shareholders. Our primary stakeholders are individuals: those who struggle with health issues and seek unbiased information for themselves and for those in their care. We realize achieving long-term success requires sacrifice, innovation, and sustained effort. To maximize our impact, we hold ourselves accountable to our global community, and strive to achieve meaningful and measurable outcomes.
Human Health Project (HHP) supports the patient empowerment movement. We believe medicine should be participatory, and that patients have better health outcomes when they are engaged and collaborate with their healthcare team. We believe individuals who are equipped with the most accurate and up-to-date health information are empowered to make informed health decisions for themselves and for those in their care. We advocate for “e-patient” initiatives aimed at increasing patient autonomy and involvement in their healthcare and treatment. We work towards extending the patient empowerment movement by bringing data to the center of health conversations.
We believe that individuals have insight about themselves and their conditions, and have a desire and willingness to share this knowledge with others. HHP’s community forum was created to bring patients and caregivers together to ask questions, share health information, and provide support for one another in managing their conditions. We believe peer-to-peer support provides the opportunity for patients to learn about their condition as well as the motivation to maintain their health and well-being.
Patients’ Rights to Medical Data
We believe patients have a right to their medical records without delay and without unreasonable cost. We believe access to one’s own data is crucial in making informed health decisions, reduces medical errors, and leads to better health outcomes. When patients have access to their data, they have an opportunity to conduct research online, self-manage their conditions, and share their knowledge with other patients. We support initiatives that enable patients to access, utilize, and share their health information.
Health Information Access
We believe people have a right to accurate and unbiased information about all types of medicines including conventional, alternative and Integrative. We believe free access to health information is not a privilege, but rather a human right granted to every individual regardless of geographic location, social class, or financial position. HHP is here to serve the global community, and we strive to maximize our impact through the sharing of local and global health information.
Local Partnerships and Volunteer Opportunities
Our mission transcends borders, and we embrace partnerships with other nonprofit organizations. In an effort to remain completely independent, we are primarily volunteer-based, and rely on local volunteers and partnerships to help us fulfill our mission. Our approach is to collaborate with local and regional organizations throughout the world that share our values and have similar goals. As part of this approach, we participate in local programs and engage local volunteers both online and in person. Through these partnerships, we aim to improve the lives of the most underserved and vulnerable communities around the world.
Evidence-Based Health Data
We believe the best data is obtained from objective, evidence-based, independent research. We strive to collect information from unbiased sources that are not influenced by commercial interests. HHP’s data-driven model encompasses all types of medicines including conventional, alternative and Integrative. HHP 360 was created to become a repository of the most accurate public health data from both evidence-based databases and the HHP global community. This library of health conditions and treatments will contain detailed information and treatment ratings organized and presented clearly to empower individuals to learn about and manage their conditions. We believe that by combining access to scientific research with the benefits of peer-to-peer support, HHP will provide objective, quantified and comprehensive health information to the approximately 2 billion consumers worldwide searching for health information online.