Improve the health & wellbeing of children, women and families through healthcare, education and community development
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Long Term Plan
1. To continue strengthening leadership capability and capacity throughout the organization, to encourage high levels of performance and productivity that sustain excellence of staff and our position as a prominent community organization. HHF will ensure that its actions and behaviors are grounded in high ethical and performance standards in addition to fostering a respectful, safe and welcoming work environment.
2. To always review and solidify existing services and programs in order to ensure optimum efficiency, effectiveness, and sustainability. For this effort, HHF will create tools and strategies to enhance sustainable practices within its operations to ensure the viability and quality of services. HHF continues its commitment to maintaining and continuing to improve its excellence in service delivery and to consumer decision-making and community participation.
3. To take a leadership role in working with a range of providers, community-based organizations and other partners to identify and meet the needs of people within the Grand Anse. The focus will be to ensure quality across services and eliminate duplication.
Health services through its two main clinics in the City of Jeremie as well as several satellite clinics in the hard to reach areas in the mountains and 30-35 mobile clinics on a monthly basis.
HHF builds houses for vulnerable families as well as distributing goats.
HHF assists over 3,000 children per school year with tuition in over 80 schools.
The history of HHF begins in 1982 after its founder, Dr. Jeremiah Lowney, visited and witnessed firsthand the devastation at that time in Jérémie, and thus decided to start making others in the US aware of the great need and began fundraising, which continues to date. HHF began its official operation in the area in 1985, and since then, its growth throughout the Grande-Anse and beyond has been robust, fueled by a good record of performance providing excellent services to meet the needs of the areas it serves.
Today HHF provides health care, education assistance, community development, and relief services to more than 250,000 people in more than 100 rural villages. Health care services (clinic-based, public health, and residential) include: perinatal and well-baby care; residential care for severely malnourished children and women with high-risk pregnancies; disease prevention and management; vaccination; diabetes management; family planning and reproductive health; and dental and mental health services. HHF also has an extensive school-based oral health education and prevention program.
In addition, as part of its operational approach, HHF shares experiences and lessons learned with others throughout Haiti. A proven and effective approach to service integration into primary healthcare as well as to citizen participation, rigorous use of healthcare data at all levels for decision-making, and open communication have yielded opportunities for professional outreach. HHF has been working closely with different donors in projects focusing on various components of health systems strengthening, such as supply chain management, information management, and healthcare personnel, while leveraging resources, promoting efficiency and avoiding duplication. HHF, with more than 35 years’ experience delivering institutional and community health services in the Grande Anse, as well as implementing Project Santé in the four departments of the South (Grande Anse, Sud, Nippes and SudEst) and the Malaria Zero Project in the Grand Anse, has acquired much practical knowledge and competency relative to health systems integration and reinforcement, while promoting and maintaining collaborative working relationships with the local public health authorities and communities.
HHF received USAID funding under a subaward agreement with Caris Foundation International to implement Project Santé in the four departments of the South (Grande Anse, Nippes, Sud, and Sud’Est) with the main objective to increase the utilization of quality, essential health services in line with MSPP’s approved PES at health care facilities and at the community level, and to strengthen the local management and operational capacities to deliver health services. HHF was also asked to take the lead on Project Santè Family Planning (FP) implementation in all ten departments, based on its large body of experience with a highly successful reproductive health program, which was the basis for the national FP Project Santé strategy.
* Improved health conditions in catchment area
* Reduced maternal and infant mortality and morbidity rates
* Reduced HIV prevalence and other infectious conditions
* Improved Early childhood feeding practices
* Innovative approaches to improve access to healthcare