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ACCESS Health Worldwide (ACCESS-HW)
Description/achievement of initiative

ACCESS-HW increases abilities of businesses to partner at the local level with non-profits and public agencies for community and workforce well being. Our goal is to provide technical support that will lead to sustainable resources in a given locale to advance partnerships involving businesses for community sustainability. We also focus on how partnerships can produce sustainable results. The model was developed with Ford Foundation funding from 2006-2013. It was based on the experiences and perspectives of businesses on how to increase private sector support for women’s health.

Implementation methodologies

o Recruitment by ACCESS-HW of Roundtable members during first two yearso Technical support by ACCESS-HW to CCPHI consultants and later CCPHI staff and Roundtable members individually and collectively to participate in Roundtable and produce case studies and other tools on how to partnero Planning meetings with members on Roundtable sessions/workshopso Visits to selected member sites o Assistance to Indonesian consultants to create CCPHI as an independent NGO: recruit board members, first proposal to Ford Foundation for continuing assistance

Arrangements for Capacity-Building and Technology Transfer

Described above

Coordination mechanisms/governance structure

ACCESS-HW developed the model under a project called Company-Community Partnerships for Health in Indonesia to facilitate partnerships involving business to improve health in Indonesia. We focused on local level partnerships. The project was directed and staffed by ACCESS-HW, a program of the US-based Public Health Institute, and Indonesian consultants. The Ford Foundation funded the project until the CCPHI project became an Indonesian NGO with the same name and was financially independent of ACCESS-HW and PHI. Mechanisms to coordinate participating organizations including ACCESS-HW and the staff of the CCPHI project, PHI as administrator and grantee of the Ford Foundation, and the Ford Foundation included: o Quarterly travel by ACCESS-HW staff to provide technical support to Indonesian consultants and businesses and NGOs participating in the project. Skype and Internet to communicate between visits. o Frequent interactions with the Ford Foundation to report on progress and challenges and agree on adjustments to maintain momentum of project activitieso Annual submissions of reports to Ford Foundation with information on reflections, activities, and issues addressed, indicators of success, goals, and challenges. o Evaluation framework based on indicators in proposals and Ford Foundation reports

Partner(s)

ACCESS-HW, a program of the Public Health Organization (PHI); Company-Community Partnerships for Health Indonesia (CCPHI)
Progress reports
Goal 3
12/2009
Sustainable local resources for partnership building: Platform and tools developed and being used to increase trust, knowledge and skills for partnering
12/2009
Community of businesses and others increasing their abilities to partner:
12/2013
Sustainable local resources for partnership building: local organization in place becoming increasingly sustainable
Staff / Technical expertise
ACCESS-HW recruited, Pacivis, an Indonesian NGO with facilitation expertise to run Roundtable meetings jointly with CCPHI.
In-kind contribution
Businesses host Roundtable meetings and provide lunch in place of CCPHI paying for facilities and meals
Staff / Technical expertise
Ford Foundation financed the CCPHI project and later the CCPHI NGO. ACCESS-HW staff provided technical expertise to Indonesian consultants and businesses and NGOs participating in the CCPHI project until consultants formed the NGO CCPHI, which now provide

Basic information
Time-frame: 2007 - 2013
Partners
ACCESS-HW, a program of the Public Health Organization (PHI); Company-Community Partnerships for Health Indonesia (CCPHI)
Countries
Contact information
Alene H. Gelbard, Ph.D. Founder and Director of ACCESS-HW, alenegelbard@earthlink.net
United Nations