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Sept. 22, 2022 Americas

Primary health care led recovery from COVID-19 in Costa Rica for underserved communities

Communities in Costa Rica were badly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. A project in 2020, coordinated by the government of Costa Rica and PAHO/WHO country office showed that community engagement in primary health care could be a path to better tackling wider health and social challenges.

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Sept. 15, 2022 Global

Health is all about people – it’s time to invest in social participation!

To create regular and institutionalised dialogue between governments and the people they serve, it is vital to break down barriers hindering meaningful participation. If these spaces are well designed and used regularly, they have the power to become a potent tool for more responsive and implementable policies. The WHO Handbook on Social Participation for UHC provides practical guidance for policymakers, drawing from country experiences, on how to engage with the population, communities and civil society by creating, strengthening, and sustaining participatory spaces for health decision making.


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July 25, 2022 Global

LIVE: Q&A on primary health care and universal health coverage. #AskWHO

Live with Dr Jim Campbell Director of the Health Workforce Department at the WHO and Shannon Barkley Technical Officer for Primary Health Care at World Health Organization's Special Programme on Primary Health Care from the World Health Organization (WHO) Seventy-fifth World Health Assembly 2022.

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July 8, 2022 Europe

Strong Integrated Care Systems Everywhere

One of the lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic is that people need support which is joined up across local councils, the NHS and voluntary and community organisations. This video explains how Integrated Care Systems (ICSs) embed this collaboration, helping local services to respond to the challenges of the pandemic and beyond. We want to make ICSs as strong and effective as possible in every part of England, with partnership working with the ambition to tackle health inequalities, help communities thrive and achieve the very best for everyone. For more information visit: www.england.nhs.uk/integratedcare/

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July 8, 2022 Europe

Integrated care in every community

Our health and care needs are changing, with more people living longer often with multiple long term conditions. This animation explains the challenges facing the health and care system and how partnerships are being formed between the NHS, local government and the third sector to integrate care and better meet our health and care needs now and in the future. A BSL (British Sign Language) version of this video can be found here: https://youtu.be/b51AdiQf1w4

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June 9, 2022 Europe

How does the NHS in England work and how is it changing?

Big changes are happening across healthcare systems this July due to the Health and Care Act, which will set integrated care systems (ICSs) in law. Reform in the NHS structure is long overdue to improve people’s health and deliver better-quality care in a joined-up way. But how do ICSs work on a national and local level? And what will these new systems mean for organisations that make up the NHS, as well as the general population?

The King's Fund has created an animation guide in partnership with CF that answers these questions. Together with The King’s Fund ...

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April 7, 2022 Global

Primary health care: health systems, communities and the planet


Our planet and our health are inextricably interlinked. The air we breathe, the food we eat, the resources that we consume for livelihoods, shelter, healing and recreation all determine our quality of life and well-being.

Our existence relies on the resources and services provided by our planet, but we are dangerously close to exhausting their benefits. The consequences of unsustainable production and consumption have disturbed the balance of our environment. Climate change, more frequent and intense natural disasters, biodiversity loss and pollution are all disproportionately affecting the people who are least capable of protecting themselves. In terms of health impacts ...

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