Our work is made possible through partnerships. We identify healthcare providers in the public and private sectors, government officials, academic researchers, entrepreneurs, and funders that share our ambition to improve access to high quality and affordable healthcare. We believe that changing the healthcare system requires close collaboration and the determination of a wide range of people and institutions. We bring partners together and jointly define the strategies for our work.

Below, we highlight some of our most important partners. A comprehensive list of the relevant partners and funders can be found at the end of each project page.

The Rockefeller Foundation was the first funder to support ACCESS Health in 2008. Since then, the Rockefeller Foundation has been instrumental in the growth of our work. The Foundation has allowed us to test unconventional approaches and partnerships and to adapt the work to local needs. It has provided us with an international platform to scale the work and encouraged us to continue to innovate. We have piloted ideas with partners in India that now are being scaled with support from the government and other funders.

  • ACCESS Health Eye Care Collaborative

    ACCESS Health Eye Care Collaborative

    The ACCESS Health Eye Care Collaborative brought hospitals together to learn how to increase patient volume while maintaining high standards of care. The collaborative helped hospitals expand access to eye care services and improve the efficiency of care.

  • Center for Health Market Innovations

    Center for Health Market Innovations

    ACCESS Health is one of the organizations that creates content for the Center for Health Market Innovations. The Center is a digital platform that connects healthcare organizations and providers, researchers, and policymakers to learn about innovations that increase access to high quality, affordable healthcare. Most of our studies are of health programs in India, Bangladesh, and Brazil.

  • Data Dictionary

    Data Dictionary

    ACCESS Health supports the development of a health data dictionary in Indonesia. A health data dictionary establishes the language that allows different health information systems to speak to each other – to be interoperable. We draw from our international experience contributing to the development of an open source health data dictionary through the Joint Learning Network for Universal Health Coverage.

  • Indian Neonatal Collaborative

    Indian Neonatal Collaborative

    The Indian Neonatal Collaborative brought together practitioners from six of the best public and private neonatal intensive care units in India. The practitioners worked together to learn, implement, and scale up practices that reduce newborn deaths caused by infection.

  • Joint Learning Fund

    Joint Learning Fund

    The Joint Learning Network established the Joint Learning Fund to support the ability of Network members to learn from each other on a range of topics, including expanded coverage, information technology, primary healthcare, provider payments, and quality improvement. Member countries use the Joint Learning Fund to support study tours, workshops, and exchange of personnel to learn from universal health coverage reform strategies that have been successful in other countries.

  • Joint Learning Network for Universal Health Coverage

    Joint Learning Network for Universal Health Coverage

    The Joint Learning Network brings together low and middle income countries in Africa and Asia to share experiences, challenges, and insights drawn from their efforts to achieve universal health coverage.

  • Public Drug Procurement Project

    Public Drug Procurement Project

    ACCESS Health India analyzed drug procurement programs in five Indian states as part of the Public Drug Procurement Project. We measured the impact of these programs on the quality and availability of drugs. Our work highlighted critical success factors for efficient drug procurement systems in this context.

  • Standards for Accreditation

    Standards for Accreditation

    The Standards for Accreditation project promoted a uniform standard of efficient, high quality care. The project helped to define a set of agreed upon and achievable criteria that all can implement.

  • The Aarogyasri Evaluation

    The Aarogyasri Evaluation

    The Aarogyasri Evaluation studied the impact of the groundbreaking health financing program in Andhra Pradesh. The study focused on several outcomes: who is using the program, where users access healthcare, changes in how often they seek care and what type of care they seek, and how much they spend on care.

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Aravind Eye Care System was one of the organizations that inspired us to start ACCESS Health International and to start the work in India. The dedication to high quality and low cost among the staff at Aravind drives excellence in process improvement. We wanted to understand how that could benefit more people, and also other areas in healthcare. Aravind Eye Care System partnered with us to experiment with methods to bring good practices to scale across organizations.

  • ACCESS Health Eye Care Collaborative

    ACCESS Health Eye Care Collaborative

    The ACCESS Health Eye Care Collaborative brought hospitals together to learn how to increase patient volume while maintaining high standards of care. The collaborative helped hospitals expand access to eye care services and improve the efficiency of care.

  • ACCESS Health Moroccan Eye Surgery Project

    ACCESS Health Moroccan Eye Surgery Project

    ACCESS Health works with both the public and private sectors in Morocco to implement best practices in eye surgery. We work with local providers and apply lessons from our eye care work in India. We help ensure that access to high quality affordable eye care is available to all.

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We started our work in Andhra Pradesh because we found many innovative healthcare organizations with low cost and high quality care in the state. We soon discovered that the government launched partnerships with private organizations that were remarkable in scale and innovation. Many of these have now been replicated across states in India. The government of Andhra Pradesh trusted ACCESS Health to evaluate one of the innovative programs with partners. This allowed us to analyze effects of a government sponsored insurance program and to recommend areas for improvement based on the local environment and good practices internationally. The partnership with the government has now expanded to include an ambitious program to build capacity for quality improvement and to save newborn lives in both public and private hospitals.

  • Safe Care, Saving Lives

    Safe Care, Saving Lives

    Safe Care, Saving Lives brings newborn care providers in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana into a learning collaborative. Providers in the collaborative learn, implement, and scale up process improvements that improve outcomes for newborns.

  • The Aarogyasri Evaluation

    The Aarogyasri Evaluation

    The Aarogyasri Evaluation studied the impact of the groundbreaking health financing program in Andhra Pradesh. The study focused on several outcomes: who is using the program, where users access healthcare, changes in how often they seek care and what type of care they seek, and how much they spend on care.

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The state of Andhra Pradesh split into Andhra Pradesh and Telangana in 2014. The governments of both states have maintained their commitment to improving the quality of healthcare delivery. As with our partnership with the state of Andhra Pradesh, our partnership with the state of Telangana includes an ambitious program to build capacity for quality improvement and to save newborn lives in both public and private hospitals.

  • Safe Care, Saving Lives

    Safe Care, Saving Lives

    Safe Care, Saving Lives brings newborn care providers in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana into a learning collaborative. Providers in the collaborative learn, implement, and scale up process improvements that improve outcomes for newborns.

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The Aarogyasri Health Care Trust manages the Rajiv Aarogyasri Scheme, an innovative insurance program that began in the state of Andhra Pradesh and now includes the state of Telangana. The aim of the insurance program is to provide financial coverage for catastrophic healthcare expenses for those living below the poverty line. Through our partnership with the Aarogyasri Health Care Trust, ACCESS Health has produced numerous case studies on the program. We also conducted a formal audit of the impact of the program on health spending and access. Today, ACCESS Health works closely with the Trust to improve the quality of care in public and private hospitals in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.

  • Safe Care, Saving Lives

    Safe Care, Saving Lives

    Safe Care, Saving Lives brings newborn care providers in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana into a learning collaborative. Providers in the collaborative learn, implement, and scale up process improvements that improve outcomes for newborns.

  • Standards for Accreditation

    Standards for Accreditation

    The Standards for Accreditation project promoted a uniform standard of efficient, high quality care. The project helped to define a set of agreed upon and achievable criteria that all can implement.

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We identified and studied good practices in healthcare delivery in India and were discussing strategies for how to effectively support more healthcare practitioners to adopt good practices. We found the work of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement to be aligned perfectly with our ambitions. They were generous to support us. Since 2011, we have had a close partnership and piloted their model for improvement in India. We are now working with the government and many healthcare providers in public and private sectors to scale a program based on this model to reduce neonatal mortality in India.

  • ACCESS Health Eye Care Collaborative

    ACCESS Health Eye Care Collaborative

    The ACCESS Health Eye Care Collaborative brought hospitals together to learn how to increase patient volume while maintaining high standards of care. The collaborative helped hospitals expand access to eye care services and improve the efficiency of care.

  • Indian Neonatal Collaborative

    Indian Neonatal Collaborative

    The Indian Neonatal Collaborative brought together practitioners from six of the best public and private neonatal intensive care units in India. The practitioners worked together to learn, implement, and scale up practices that reduce newborn deaths caused by infection.

  • Safe Care, Saving Lives

    Safe Care, Saving Lives

    Safe Care, Saving Lives brings newborn care providers in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana into a learning collaborative. Providers in the collaborative learn, implement, and scale up process improvements that improve outcomes for newborns.

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The International China Ageing Industry Association is a premier business to business industry association servicing leading Chinese and overseas corporations, nonprofits, policymakers, investors, and entrepreneurs committed to building a vibrant elderly care industry ecosystem in China.

ACCESS Health International and the International China Ageing Industry Association share a vision for building a coherent knowledge based industry for elderly and long term care in China. We are working jointly as partners to promote knowledge sharing and other program activities and will conduct training, research, and government advocacy together. We envision our synergy will catalyze unprecedented impact and opportunities within the nascent elderly care industry in China.

Philanthropists

A number of philanthropists support ACCESS Health to explore how we can play a strategic role in the improvement of access to and quality of care. The William A. Haseltine Foundation for Science and the Arts provides startup funds for country programs. Mercedes Zobel provided support to establish our work in the Philippines. Xavier Guerrand-Hermès introduced us to Morocco and supported our work to improve access to high quality and affordable eyecare in the country.

Thanks to Podio, we keep work simple. Podio sponsorship allows ACCESS Health to manage our work on the Podio project management platform. Podio supports seamless collaboration and communication among our team members across all of the nine settings in which we work.