At the same time, both organizations will promote gender equality and human rights while strengthening health care services and health financing in the health and co-operative sectors.
“HealthPartners is excited to join forces with CDF Canada to advance sustainable health solutions and amplify impact in partnership with African communities,” Jennifer Wenborg, Director of International Development for HealthPartners, said.
Concentrating on co-operative development, each organization will create projects that build capacity and environmental sustainability while creating inclusive growth using innovation and technology.
“As an organization, we believe co-operation and people pooling their time and resources helps people and organizations achieve together what they can’t achieve in isolation,” Benoit Andre, CDF Canada Executive Director, said. “This agreement will help build prosperity while dealing with climate change.”
Throughout the agreement, HealthPartners and CDF Canada will provide technical advice and training for projects as well as participate in joint studies and research.
Founded in 1957, HealthPartners is the largest consumer-governed, non-profit health care organization in the nation. The organization is dedicated to improving health and well-being in partnership with members, patients and the community, and provides a full range of health care delivery and health plan services including insurance, administration and health and well-being programs. HealthPartners serves more than 1.8 million medical and dental health plan members nationwide. The care system includes more than 1,900 physicians, nine hospitals, 53 primary care clinics, 19 urgent care locations, 23 dental clinics and numerous specialty practices in Minnesota and western Wisconsin. HealthPartners also provides medical education and conducts research through HealthPartners Institute. For more information, visit healthpartners.com.
About the Co-operative Development Foundation of Canada (CDF)
The Co-operative Development Foundation of Canada (CDF Canada) is an international non-governmental organization acting on co-operative principles to foster self-reliant, member-owned co-operative movements around the world. CDF Canada collaborates with communities to achieve sustainable economic and social development, financial inclusion, climate change resilience, local leadership capacity, and gender equality.