Safeguard is a healthcare consulting firm that helps health-related institutions, organizations and companies improve their capacity to serve their communities and achieve their goals. With expertise in assessment and planning for growth or change, Safeguard assists organizations consider, plan, and manage major strategic growth or transformation as well as problem solve and control crisis. At Safeguard, they believe that without change there is no innovation, creativity or incentive for improvement and those who initiate change will have better opportunity to manage the change that is inevitable.
Safeguard’s main activities include:
- Innovation management
- Technology and knowledge transfer
- Internet mobile strategy
- Corporate wellness programs
- National health promotion programs
- 1 on 1 consulting
Links to the health workforce crisis
Safeguard conducted various capacity building sessions and re-orientated trainings for primary health workers for projects related to preventive medicine and/or health promotion under the “Healthy Israel 2020” initiative – a project launched by the Ministry of Health of Israel that sets national health targets with strategies for achieving them by the year 2020. Over 250 leaders in the health system have been mobilized and organized into 21 working groups, including health behaviours, environment, youth, healthy aging, and legislation. Each group has been charged with using epidemiological evidence to determine key health objectives, set quantitative targets and generate strategies for achieving them. These groups have also advocated for health system strengthening, with an emphasis on human resources for health.