Corporate Social Responsibility
In executing its mission the National Health Fund (NHF) is dedicated to effectively managing the economic, environmental and socio-cultural impact of its operations on society, in keeping with its passion to be be an exemplary goverment entity and good corporate citizen.
The organization’ Corporate Social Responsibility Framework, provides a practical outline and reference for its employees, suppliers, customers and communities to foster socially responsible behavior.
To this end, the organisation directs its efforts towards
- equity in the distribution of benefits
- compliance with legal requirements and ethical norms,
- efficiency in our operations,
- the protection of the environment,
- enhancing the well-being of Jamaican residents and improving the communities in which we operate
- and enhancing the well-being of the NHF staff.
Through its Corporate Social Responsibility Framework the NHF is committed to improving the quality of life for Jamaicans. This commitment particularly relates to access to pharmaceuticals and medical sundries, as well as promoting healthy lifestyle in fulfilling its responsibilities to the communities in which NHF operates and the wider society. Many times doing so through the establishment of partnerships.
Building relationships with charitable organisations and provide assistance to homes of safety and infirmaries to improve access to medication and support through charitable donations.
Supporting the development of young people by facilitating valuable work experience through the NHF Internship for pharmacists as well as the Summer Employment Programme.
NHF Staff Welfare & Charity Committee
The Staff Welfare & Charity Committee organises charity outreaches and encourages volunteerism among staff members.
The NHF strives to promote a work environment that encourages safety, security, diversity, inclusion, as well as the overall well-being and professional development of staff members. It recognises the importance of and encourages healthy work-life balance for staff, by promoting healthy lifestyle practices among employees, with emphasis on healthy eating, fitness and stress management.
Engaging with stakeholders is fundamental part of the NHF’s commitment to good governance. The Fund has sought opportunities to reach stakeholders to share information on the Fund, seeking insights into what improvements can be made to service offerings. Both management and the of the Board are involved when appropriate to do so.