The IntegratedCare4People web platform was launched in May 2016 to support the implementation of the WHO Framework on integrated people-centred health services. The web platform is a global network that supports knowledge exchange and interaction among stakeholders on the five strategies proposed by the Framework. This collaborative web platform fosters the generation and dissemination of implementation knowledge, lessons learnt and tools, contributing to the transformation of service delivery by promoting the translation of knowledge into action.
Globally, more than 400 million people lack access to essential health care. Where health care is accessible, it is often fragmented and of poor quality.
Adopted with overwhelming support by Member States at the World Health Assembly in May 2016, the WHO Framework on integrated people-centred health services is a call for a fundamental shift in the way health services are funded, managed and delivered. It supports countries progress towards universal health coverage by shifting away from health systems designed around diseases and health institutions towards health systems designed for people.
The Framework presents a compelling vision of a future in which all people have access to health services that are provided in a way that are coordinated around their needs, respects their preferences, and are safe, effective, timely, affordable, and of acceptable quality. Developed as a universal vision – the Framework can be adapted to all countries whether high, medium or low income, with mature or fragile health systems.
WHO recommends five strategies for integrated people-centred health service that require local adaptation.
The IntegratedCare4People web platform was jointly set up and is now managed by the Service Delivery and Safety department at the World Health Organization and the Andalusian School of Public Health (EASP) in its capacity as WHO Collaborating Centre on Integrated Health Services based on Primary Care. Representatives from each organization sit on the Steering Committee, Executive Board and Editorial Committee, and thus co-manage all the strategic and editorial policies of the web platform. A Technical Advisory Committee composed of international experts supports development of the technical content of the web platform by providing strategic advice. Below you can find more information about the project management structure and the people participating in it.