IPCHS. Integrated People-Centred Health Services


This growing repository holds Toolkits that provide practical guidance for implementation of policy interventions or clinical activities. These could include practical step-to-step manuals, guidelines, assessment tools, standards and other technical resources. Share your toolkits by clicking “Add toolkit”.

Oct. 30, 2023 Global

Implementation Toolbox to Document and Analyze Primary Health Care Innovations

Implementation science is a multidisciplinary field that focuses on studying and promoting effective strategies for translating evidence-based interventions (EBIs) into routine practice to improve outcomes in real-world settings. It has been increasingly used to document and assess interventions, as it helps to make sense of how, when, where, and why research results and EBI are, or are not, being successfully used. When compared to traditional project design, implementation, and management of health care interventions, implementation science can add value by addressing the specific complexities and challenges associated with implementing and scaling up these interventions. More specifically, it helps to analyze ...

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June 14, 2023 Americas Europe

Transnational Forum on Integrated Community Care (TransForm)

Integrated community care (ICC) engages people and communities as co-producers of care. It implies a shift in traditional thinking based on problem-based, disease-oriented care to a goal-based, person-centred care aiming at improving population health and quality of life, with a particular focus on individuals and communities in vulnerable situations.

This entails the development of new forms of collaborations across diverse contexts and settings. A key to such collaborations is the role of people in the community and in how service users (individuals, carer and families) become ...

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April 4, 2023 Europe

Supporting critically conscious integrated care: A toolbox for the health professions

Health professions education has a growing obligation to develop practitioners who are conscious of health inequalities and the sociocultural dynamics of health care. This obligation is reflected in many of the competency and regulatory frameworks that drive current curricula. The central aim of integrated care is to improve patient experiences across health care settings by enhancing service coordination. Although addressing health inequalities is one of the core purposes of integrated care and its systems, educators have little guidance on how to effectively translate this into teaching activities. The reality of health care funding and constraints means that integrated care services ...

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March 24, 2023 Europe

The future integrated care workforce

This toolkit brings together those with first-hand experience of designing, delivering, evaluating and participating in a Longitudinal Integrated Clerkship (LIC) within a UK Higher Education Institution and those working closely on programmes focussing on Health Education England (HEE)'s and NHS England's national priorities.

In August 2022, a collaborative workshop was held for students and tutors participating in a London-based LIC in 2021–2022, faculty with prior experience in running LICs, and HEE representatives. The aim of the workshop was to co-produce a toolkit to guide undergraduate institutions, who may wish to introduce an LIC within their medical school ...

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Sept. 15, 2022 Global

Voice, agency, empowerment - handbook on social participation for universal health coverage

Social participation is an important means for governments to develop responsive health policies and programmes, which are more likely to be implemented by a broad stakeholder group. It is at the heart of the inclusive governance needed for countries to stake their individual paths towards Universal Health Coverage while ensuring that no one is left behind.

As simple as it may seem in theory, it is a complex undertaking in practice, one which policy-makers struggle with. The Handbook on Social Participation for UHC is thus designed to provide practical guidance, anchored in conceptual clarifications, on strengthening meaningful government engagement with ...

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May 19, 2022 Global

Universal Health Coverage Partnership

The UHC Partnership helps deliver WHO’s support and technical expertise in advancing universal health coverage through a primary health care approach in 115 countries, representing a population of at least 3 billion people.

The UHC Partnership is one of WHO’s largest platforms for international cooperation on universal health coverage (UHC) and primary health care (PHC). It comprises a broad mix of health experts working hand in hand to promote UHC and PHC by fostering policy dialogue on strategic planning and health systems governance, developing health financing strategies and supporting their implementation, and enabling effective development cooperation in countries ...

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Dec. 20, 2021 Global

Health For All Advocacy Toolkit

The Health for All Advocacy Toolkit provides national-level civil society organizations (CSOs) and health networks with the necessary resources to kick-start advocacy initiatives on universal health coverage (UHC). It offers advocates a central reference point—a ‘one-stop shop’ for key information and tools to advocate for UHC, hold policy-makers accountable for their commitments, and build a broad social movement within civil society to support health for all.

The Health for All Advocacy Toolkit has been developed to build capacity, inspire and mobilize civil society in support of the global movement for UHC. It is based on the understanding that health ...

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Dec. 19, 2021 Global

UN Decade of Healthy Ageing – The Platform

The United Nations has proclaimed 2021–2030 the Decade of Healthy Ageing, with WHO leading international action to improve the lives of older people, their families and communities. The UN Decade of Healthy Ageing is a global collaboration that brings together diverse sectors and stakeholders including governments, civil society, international organizations, professionals, academic institutions, the media and the private sector to improve the lives of older people, their families and communities. The collaboration focuses on four action areas that are strongly interconnected:

Area 1. Combatting Ageism: changing how we think, feel and act towards age and ageing;

Area 2. Age-friendly ...

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Dec. 2, 2021 Europe

Anticipatory Care Planning Toolkit 2021

Providing people with person-centred, coordinated care, focusing on goals and preferences, whilst offering opportunities to consider realistic treatment and care options.

Anticipatory care planning (ACP) is a process involving a number of steps. 

ACP involves conversations between individuals, their families, carers, and professionals. It helps people communicate goals and preferences, and gives them opportunities to consider realistic options and plan for future changes in their health and care that can be recorded, shared and reviewed.

ACP is a person-centred, proactive approach to help people consider what is important to them and plan for their future care. Planning ahead can help ...

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Oct. 25, 2021 Western Pacific

Person centred care toolkit

The person-centred care toolkit aims to assist Credentialled Diabetes Educators and other health professionals to understand the benefits of and to adopt person-centred care practices.

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