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July 31, 2017 Africa Publication

Social accountability in primary health care in West and Central Africa: exploring the role of health facility committees

Social accountability has been emphasised as an important strategy to increase the quality, equity, and responsiveness of health services. In many countries, health facility committees (HFCs) provide the accountability interface between health providers and citizens or users of health services. This article explores the social accountability practices facilitated by HFCs in Benin, Guinea and the Democratic Republic of Congo. 

May 24, 2016 Global Publication

Community participation for transformative action on women's, children's and adolescents' health

The Global strategy for women's, children's and adolescents' health (2016-2030) recognizes that people have a central role in improving their own health. We propose that community participation, particularly communities working together with health services (co-production in health care), will be central for achieving the objectives of the global strategy. Community participation specifically addresses the third of the key objectives: to transform societies so that women, children and adolescents can realize their rights to the highest attainable standards of health and well-being. In this paper, we examine what this implies in practice. We discuss three interdependent areas for action towards greater participation of the public in health: improving capabilities for individual and group participation; developing and sustaining people-centred health services; and social accountability. We outline challenges for implementation, and provide policy-makers, programme managers and practitioners with illustrative examples of the types of participatory approaches needed in each area to ...

Feb. 9, 2016 Americas Publication

Partnering with patients to improve care: essential skills and strategies.

This link provides the contents from the conference organized by the McGill University Health Centre’s Institute for Strategic Analysis and Innovation (MUHC-ISAI), regarding patient centered health care systems.

The opening conference was performed by Angela Coulter, who reviewed the patient engagement history in health care systems and gave a broad overview on how patients could be involved in the entire functioning of the system.

In the website there can also be found the materials corresponding to the following six sessions:

  • Patient engagement leadership.
  • Patient partnership: recruitment, training, governance and evaluation.
  • How does the patient experience drive improvement?
  • Building capacity to lead quality improvement with patient partners.
  • Engaging patients to improve the clinical encounter.
  • Patient engagement in patient safety.

With these materials, the MUHC-ISAI shares an important amount of information and resources in order to improve the role of patients in current health systems.

Feb. 9, 2016 Americas Multimedia

Partnering with patients to improve care: essential skills and strategies.

This link provides the contents from the conference organized by the McGill University Health Centre’s Institute for Strategic Analysis and Innovation (MUHC-ISAI), regarding patient centered health care systems.

The opening conference was performed by Angela Coulter, who reviewed the patient engagement history in health care systems and gave a broad overview on how patients could be involved in the entire functioning of the system.

In the website there can also be found the materials corresponding to the following six sessions:

  • Patient engagement leadership.
  • Patient partnership: recruitment, training, governance and evaluation.
  • How does the patient experience drive improvement?
  • Building capacity to lead quality improvement with patient partners.
  • Engaging patients to improve the clinical encounter.
  • Patient engagement in patient safety.

With these materials, the MUHC-ISAI shares an important amount of information and resources in order to improve the role of patients in current health systems.