HealthRise Partners

HealthRise is a global partnership comprised of international, national and community-based organizations spanning four continents.

Global Team

The Medtronic Foundation is the primary channel for Medtronic’s strategic social investments, with the majority of programs aligned with the company’s commitment to improve access to quality health care. The goal of the Medtronic Foundation is to build healthy communities and expand access to chronic disease care for the underserved worldwide.


Abt Associates is a mission-driven, global leader in research, evaluation and implementing programs in the fields of health, social and environmental policy, and international development. Known for its rigorous approach to solving complex challenges, Abt Associates is regularly ranked as one of the top 20 global research firms and one of the top 40 international development innovators. The company has multiple offices in the U.S. and program offices in more than 40 countries. For HealthRise, Abt Associates implements and manages competitive grants programs in each country with support from partners in South Africa: The Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) and in Brazil: Instituto Sírio-Libanês de Ensino e Pesquisa (IEP).

The Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) is a statutory research agency based in South Africa that conducts large-scale, policy relevant, social-scientific research for public sector users, non-governmental organizations and international development agencies. Research activities and structures are closely aligned with South Africa’s national development priorities.

The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) is an independent global health research center at the University of Washington that provides rigorous and comparable measurement of the world’s most important health problems and evaluates the strategies used to address them. IHME makes this information freely available so that policymakers have the evidence they need to make informed decisions about how to allocate resources to best improve population health.

The Instituto Sírio-Libanês de Ensino e Pesquisa (IEP), is a healthcare training and research institute in São Paulo located within the Hospital Sírio-Libanês, one of six Brazilian hospitals accredited for Excellency by the Brazilian Ministry of Health. IEP has more 30 years of experience in managing research and multi-professional learning events all over Brazil in collaboration with institutions of varying backgrounds and a wide range of stakeholders. IEP’s activities have allowed the institute to develop and maintain an extensive network of partnerships in building its strong reputation as a ‘Health Think Tank’ in Brazil.

Grantee Partners

HealthRise U.S.

Pillsbury United Communities (PUC) is a non-profit organization that works with underserved populations across Minneapolis to foster the resilience and self-sufficiency of individuals, families and community as a whole. PUC designs solutions to address a wide range of needs, including health, education, and employment. PUC helps low-income children and families throughout Minneapolis become self-sufficient with a focus on education, youth and family, wellness and nutrition, employment and training, and asset creation.

HealthRise Role: Local Partner in Hennepin County, Minnesota.

Regions Hospital Foundation is a private, not-for-profit organization supporting Regions Hospital. Regions Hospital is part of the HealthPartners family of care and provides health care services in St. Paul and its surrounding communities, as well as for patients from throughout Minnesota, western Wisconsin and other Midwestern states. It is a leading, full-service, private hospital providing outstanding medical care, with special programs in cardiology, surgery, orthopedics, the neurosciences, digestive care, cancer, mental health, burn, emergency and trauma.

HealthRise Role: Local Partner in Ramsey County, Minnesota.

HealthFinders Collaborative, Inc. provides quality health care, advocacy, and wellness education to people in Rice County who have limited healthcare alternatives. Since 2005, HealthFinders Collaborative has been providing a comprehensive and individualized access point to health and wellness opportunities. Its primary care services address immediate and ongoing needs, while an extensive patient advocacy program actively connects people with long-term resources and community programs.

HealthRise Role: Local Partner in Rice County, Minnesota.

HealthRise India

The Catholic Health Association of India (CHAI) is one of the world’s largest not-for-profit healthcare networks with a membership base of over 3,500 Member Institutions – 84% of them serve in medically underserved areas, operating under 11 Regional Units across India. CHAI Member Institutions extend medical care to over 21 million persons per year through a team of 1,000 Sister-Doctors; 25,000 Sister-Nurses; over 10,000 Sister-paraprofessionals and around 5,000 Sister Social Workers, along with a huge number of lay employees.

HealthRise Role: Local Partner in Udaipur, Rajasthan.

MAMTA Health Institute for Mother and Child (MAMTA) is an internationally recognized non-governmental organization, established in New Delhi in 1990. Since its inception, MAMTA has promoted strategic solutions, policies and programming, research and global learning in the fields of Maternal Newborn Child Health and Nutrition, Young People’s Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights, HIV, TB and non-communicable diseases (NCDs), with a special focus on promoting rights, gender equality and equity. The organization is committed to integrated health and development issues in the context of poverty, gender and rights with a life cycle approach.

HealthRise Role: Local Partner in Shimla, Himachal Pradesh.

HealthRise South Africa

 Expectra 868 NPC is partnering with the provincial and district Departments of Health to implement HealthRise in three sub-districts in UMgungundlovu, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. These areas have high rates of poverty and unemployment and sizable populations with no formal education. Expectra will improve the detection and management of diabetes and cardiovascular disease among these populations through screening campaigns, door-to-door visits for the hard-to-reach, and follow-up at local clinics (or at home if they do not arrive for follow-up and/or treatment). 

HealthRise Role: Local Partner in UMgungundlovu, KwaZulu-Natal.

 Project HOPE is partnering with provincial, district, and sub-district Departments of Health and Nightingale HOSPICE to implement HealthRise in Pixley Ka Seme district, Northern Cape. Project HOPE will be working to link patients to support services within the Departments of Social Development and Health to obtain social grants to help address some of the social determinants of health; establishing patient support groups; and training CHWs to provide home-based screening and chronic care linked to supportive supervision and facility-based providers.

HealthRise Role: Local Partner in Pixley Ka Seme, Northern Cape.


 HealthRise Brazil





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