RAISE Health is an initiative to improve the health of factory and farm workers (women and men) in developing countries through changes in global and corporate policies and workplace practices. Effective management of workplace health is good for companies and workers alike, resulting in better health and morale, better labor-management relations, empowerment of women, and better use of company health investments. Worker health is typically one of the most neglected areas in business operations. As this activity brief notes, RAISE Health is a major activity of the USAID-funded Evidence Project. The goal of the initiative is to utilize the existing business systems of corporations and their supplier farms and factories to address the health needs of millions of women and men workers in such overlooked areas as family planning, reproductive health, maternal and child health, nutrition, hygiene, and other important health concerns. RAISE Health promotes worker health by developing and advocating for better policies within the global framework of standards, codes, and compliance for corporations and their supply chains, and documenting and disseminating best practices.
"The RAISE Health initiative for workers, companies, and communities," Activity brief. Washington, DC: The Evidence Project, 2015.
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