As you know, most of our service work takes place in Honduras and Mexico, two nations of dramatic medical need. We make a real difference in the lives of men, women and children there and elsewhere:
Medical Care Physician volunteers provide needed medical care. In 2019, 140 physician and non-physician volunteers helped over 2,000 patients in Honduran clinics in La Ceiba, Tela, and Olanchito. In Guadalajara, Mexico, we treated over 1,500 patients with prolotherapy and vein care.
Supplies Medical supplies can be scarce in Honduras. Basic needs for the elderly or even simple school supplies, like desks or pencils, are often lacking. HHPF strives to fill this gap with donated high-quality medical equipment, surgical instruments, computers, school supplies, clothing, and food.
Training Our university-level prolotherapy and vein therapy training programs are internationally respected. We have refined our educational program by applying standardized techniques to provide even stronger training. We are committed to teaching local physicians and have partnered with Honduran and Mexican university programs.
These efforts are a labor of love, but they are also expensive. Your donation would:
Underwrite a Service Learning Trip While learners pay a registration fee, these programs do not “break even.” Every year, the HHPF must subsidize the expenses of these trips to Honduras and Mexico. We are especially dedicated to funding resident, fellow and international learners. Please donate to help ensure these efforts can continue.
Provide Medical and other supplies We partner with local stakeholders, but we need help to offset the cost of sending an entire shipping container of supplies each year from Madison, Wisconsin to Honduras and Mexico. It’s a really big box!
Support Research The HHPF has supported research in prolotherapy for 15 years. Our members have led the way in making prolotherapy an evidence-based medical procedure for selected painful conditions. We are second-to-none in the number and type of studies completed, and papers published. Yet few endeavors are as expensive as clinical research… Consider helping fund this research that is so needed to bring prolotherapy to modern medical practice.
If you’ve been helped by the knowledge and experience brought by the HHPF or are simply a friend of HHPF, please consider making a contribution now. Any contribution is welcome! We are a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, therefore, your donation is tax deductible. The categories below give an idea of what your contribution can do. All contributions support our overall mission.