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HealthWISE – Work improvement in Health Services

HealthWISE is a practical, participatory quality improvement tool for health facilities. It encourages workers and managers to work together to improve workplaces and practices with low-cost solutions. Topics include occupational safety and health, personnel management and environmental health.

HealthWISE is a combined action and learning tool: the Action Manual helps initiating and sustaining changes for improvement and has been designed for immediate use promoting learning-by-doing; the accompanying Trainers’ Guide contains the tools for an active training programme including a PowerPoint presentation for each module.


English, French, Spanish, Portuguese

Original Authors:

Vittorio Di Martino, Nelouise Geyer, Susan Leather et al

Original affiliation, ownership:

ILO/WHO HealthWise

Year of publication:


Charge for use or free:

Free of charge


Target group(s):

non-OSH-expert professionals, OSH experts; or in training

Usefulness for non-OSH-expert professionals:

Fully useful for non-OSH-expert professionals in health care or other sectors; or in training

Time demand to complete the lesson or course:

Not indicated


HealthWISE is designed for use by all who are concerned with improving workplaces in the health sector, including health workers and health-care managers, supervisors, workers’ and employers’ representatives, labour inspectors, occupational health specialists, trainers and educators.

Intellectual property and copyright:

Before downloading, changing, disseminating and/or using the lessons and courses, please look carefully at the conditions given by the authors or owners of the materials related to copyright or creative common conditions or other conditions for the downloading, changing, further dissemination and kind of use of the materials (non-commercial vs. commercial).

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