Coomeva es la unión de profesionales más importante de Colombia, que se asocian para acceder solidariamente a servicios de bienestar para ellos y sus familias. La misión de Coomeva es contribuir al desarrollo integral del asociado y su familia, al fortalecimiento del Sector Cooperativo y a la construcción de capital social en Colombia. El 4 […]
HealthPartners receives grant funding to help local stakeholders in Uganda develop and sustainably manage health cooperatives so they can access the care they need when they need it. Since 1997, HealthPartners has leveraged its expertise to develop a health cooperative model based on existing systems and financed by local stakeholders that allows community members in […]
HealthPartners is a US-based integrated health care organization, providing health care services and health plan financing and administration to more than 1.8 million members nationwide. Founded in 1957 as a cooperative, today it has grown to be the largest consumer-governed nonprofit health care organization in the nation. Since 1997, HealthPartners has leveraged its cooperative expertise […]
Japan is the world’s oldest country: in 2012, more than 24% of the population were aged 65 or over. This demographic trend is bringing significant public health and welfare challenges, but health cooperatives are leading the way in promoting preventative healthcare and encouraging social inclusion within communities. The Japanese Health and Welfare Co-operative Federation (HeW […]
“HeW CO-OP JAPAN” is a national federation of health and welfare co-operatives that that deal with health and welfare business. The federation consists of 111 member co-ops and Japanese Consumers’ Co-operative Union (JCCU). They provide networking among cooperatives, knowledge sharing, recruitment and nurturing of medical and welfare staff, publications, joint purchase of pharmaceutical products.
Out at the edge of the Western United States, the San Francisco Bay Area is home to dozens of unique, cooperatively-owned businesses. California has long engendered hopes and dreams of epic proportion and lured prospectors seeking wonder and wealth. In the 1840s the world heard a rumor that gold lay in California’s northern hills. Cooperatives […]
Every week, the members of the Shallalà Honey Producers cooperative in southern Ethiopia must walk seven or eight kilometres to attend their regular meeting. The Italian consumers’ cooperative Coop Adriatica has 1.16 million members, making an Annual General Meeting for all an impossibility. All over the world, cooperatives face different challenges in ensuring that their members can have their say […]
The recent debates over universal healthcare in the United States have led to a focus on solutions in other countries. One example comes from Brazil, where Unimed represents the largest network of medical cooperatives in the world and is the country’s biggest private healthcare operator, with a commitment to social responsibility and meeting the needs […]