FAQ

Disclaimer: Global HELP’s 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.

How did HELP develop?

In 2002, we developed our basic philosophy and mission. Our infrastructure — including our legal entity status, trademark, boards and business plan — was built in 2003.

During this time, our Founding Board was created. The members of the Board volunteered their service and provided the funds that covered Global HELP’s operating expenses. 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 & Lana Staheli, Susan Elliott, Lars Jonsson and Paul Merriman.

What has HELP accomplished?

Global HELP offers 180 titles and 187 videos in up to 35 languages. People in over 190 countries have downloaded our publications millions of times, and have viewed our videos over 1.1 million times.

How is HELP funded?

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 and open access. Printed 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 501(c)(3) nonprofit entity 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.