FAQ

Our mission is to provide free medical/healthcare information — with a primary focus on children’s health — for anyone, anywhere, anytime. We aim to create, distribute, and compile free information that both remains relevant around the world and prioritizes affordable and effective healthcare solutions. Our long-term goal is to create sustainable improvement in healthcare by helping people help themselves.

Disclaimer: These publications are for informational purposes only and are not appropriate or complete replacements for professional medical diagnosis. HELP and the original publishers assume no liability for actions performed as a result of these titles.

Global HELP’s First 15 Years

         

 

How did HELP develop?

In 2002, HELP developed its basic philosophy and mission. The organization’s infrastructure — including its legal entity status, trademark, boards and business plan — was built in 2003.

During this time, the Founding Board was created. The members of the Board volunteered their service and provided the funds that covered the operating expenses of the organization. This meant that all contributions from non-Board members were used to create and distribute publications, a model that remains to this day.

The Founding Board included Lynn and Lana Staheli, Susan Elliott, Lars Jonsson and Paul Merriman. Since the beginning, Lynn Staheli has served as the unpaid Executive Director of the organization.

What has HELP accomplished?

HELP 2018 Stats

How is HELP funded?

Overhead expenses are covered by contributions from Board members. Donations received from non-Board members are used entirely for developing publications and for free distribution of this material from our website. Printed material or USB Flash Drive Libraries are available at the cost of production and shipping. HELP makes no profit from these materials.

Are HELP publications free?

Access and use of all PDF material on the website is free. Physical material such as books, posters, and USB Flash Drive Libraries are available at very low cost. A donation to HELP is requested.

Is my donation tax-deductible?

All donations are tax-deductible. HELP is officially registered as a not-for-profit entity with 501(c)3 status within the United States.

May HELP material be copied?

Yes. Unless otherwise stated, our objective is the widespread distribution of healthcare material. Copying the material is authorized for non-profit purposes only. Any “for profit” purpose is strictly forbidden and considered illegal.