David Wofford and the UN Foundation are Working Toward Improved Accessible Workplace Healthcare

In equality, Health, Publisher Channel by Mary Kurek

Frontrunners Podcast


David Wofford serves in the capacity of Senior Director at the UN Foundation with his current work wrapped around equitable workplace healthcare through the Universal Access Project and the corporate policies that have widespread impact potential. He talks with Frontrunners Innovate, Mary Kurek, about the Universal Access Project’s goals and what we can expect from the Foundation and the project in the coming months.

Meet David Wofford.  (45-minute video)

David Wofford’s Short Bio:

David Wofford (he/him) is the Senior Director of Private Sector Strategy & Engagement for the Universal Access Project (UAP). David brings more than 20 years of experience on policies and programs to improve workplace health for women and men workers and promote systemic change at the global and workplace levels.

Before joining UAP, David implemented women’s health initiatives for a range of USAID-funded global and country projects, including Haiti, Egypt, Kenya, Tanzania, Bangladesh, Cambodia, and the Philippines. He partnered on worker health projects and business case research with organizations like Business for Social Responsibility, Levi Strauss & Co., Bayer Pharmaceuticals, the Better Work Program, and the United Nations Foundation.  Previously, he worked at the International Finance Corporation of the World Bank and held senior positions in the U.S. Government, including in the Overseas Private Investment Corporation and the White House. A graduate of Duke University, he has a master’s degree from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.

David Wofford’s Contact:

Website:  http://www.privatesectoractionforwomenshealth.com/

Linkedin:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/david-wofford-114137/

The Stanford Social Innovation Review article on UAP’s research:  https://ssir.org/articles/entry/business_executives_want_to_be_pushed_towards_responsible_sourcing