Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Is the Hennessy Center a non-profit organization?

At one point it was contemplated that the Hennessy Center could pursue 503 (c)(4) non-profit status.  At this point in time, however, the Hennessy Center is simply too small for any formalization to make sense.  Having said this, the Hennessy Center is run at a loss and has no ability or desire to generate any income.  The only goal is to give back to society by helping to share ideas on how we can improve health policy.

Is the Hennessy Center accepting donations?

No.  At this point in time, there is not a need for donations.  The Hennessy Center will remain self-funded for as long as possible.  Should a need arise in the future, this policy may be reconsidered.

What if I disagree with content I see on the Hennessy Center?

If you disagree with anything you see on the Hennessy Center, please do not hesitate to reach out!  The Hennessy Center was created to help people understand complicated issues.  There are frequently no “right” or “wrong” answers.  There is significant value in seeing issues from multiple points of view.  The Hennessy Center will occasionally argue in favor of positions that others disagree with and may be misguided. Too often, people get preoccupied with differences in approach, even though we all want the same results.

What if I see intellectual property content on your website that I believe belongs to me?

Because of the nature of blogging, the Hennessy Center will use images to supplement ideas in ways that transform both the image and the commentary.  The image takes on an educational role, adding poignancy that is unattainable with simple text or stock photographs.  The ideas the Hennessy Center discusses can be extraordinarily complex.  The Hennessy Center believes that a transformative approach is the only way to illustrate this complexity.  For example, an article about children and guns that uses a stock photograph of a child or a stock photograph of a gun would be inappropriate to convey how pervasively unsettling it is when children take the lives of others with firearms.  While the Hennessy Center firmly believes such use falls under the fair use provisions of 17 U.S. Code § 107, the Hennessy Center strongly sympathizes with creators.  The Hennessy Center will always attribute works to their creators.  If you believe that the Hennessy Center is using your work and are uncomfortable with this, please, please, please reach out!  The Hennessy Center will always respect the wishes of any creator and will remove the work if you would like.  Unfortunately, the Hennessy Center lacks the ability to license work as it has no ability to make a profit and is actually run at a loss.  If you are proud of your work and would like to contribute a paragraph (or a novel!) about the process that went into creating your work, the Hennessy Center would be proud to feature this information as well.  There is significant value in collaboration!  Both education and art have profoundly important places in society!

Does the Hennessy Center tolerate harassment?

Under no circumstances does the Hennessy Center tolerate harassment of anyone who contributes in any fashion!  Harassment and inappropriate conduct have no place in an educational website that aspires to give back to society.

Is the Hennessy Center a law practice?

No.  The Hennessy Center is not engaged in the practice of law in any fashion.  The Hennessy Center focuses on policy and improving the quality of healthcare in the United States.  The Hennessy Center does not take clients nor provide legal advice in any fashion.

Is the Hennessy Center engaged in political consulting?

No.  The Hennessy Center does not represent political candidates.  The Hennessy Center believes that partnering with politicians has the potential to obscure the mission of this organization to improve the quality of healthcare in the United States.

Are there opportunities for jobs or employment with the Hennessy Center?

Not at this time.  While the enthusiasm is certainly appreciated, the Hennessy Center is simply too small and too informal to accommodate this.  In fact, the Hennessy Center has no employees at all!  At the end of the day, the Hennessy Center is simply a “pet project” of Andrew Hennessy.  We hope you appreciate the opportunity to learn a little something while you visit!

Does the Hennessy Center offer opportunities to volunteer?

The Hennessy Center does not currently have opportunities available to volunteer.

May I submit a guest post on a healthcare issue that I feel strongly about?

Yes!  The Hennessy Center encourages guest posts and is willing to collaborate with qualified authors.