ACCESS Health Worldwide (ACCESS-HW)

ACCESS Health Worldwide (ACCESS-HW)

  • Overview

    Vision / description

    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.

    Project objectives

    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: 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. 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. Evaluation framework based on indicators in proposals and Ford Foundation reports

    Project URL

    Sustainable Development Goals

    3. Good health and well-being

    Regions / countries / territories

    Asia: Indonesia

    Issue areas



    Preferred partner organisation(s)

    Company; NGO Global; NGO Local; Small or Medium-sized Enterprise

    Collective Action
    • This initiative has a potential for scalability.
    • This initiative is seeking additional partners.