Making Explicit Choices on the Path to UHC: Guide for Health Benefits Package Revision
The JLN Guide for Revision of Benefits Packages aims to support practitioners in LMICs to revise their health benefits packages, while responding to changing disease burdens, fluctuating budgets, the emergence of new services and health technologies, and to correct for implementation challenges.
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Shaping a private provider sector that accelerates UHC: Foundational skills for public payers and policymakers
Countries pursuing universal health coverage (UHC) are increasingly active in seeking to leverage private healthcare providers to enhance their reforms. Many are contracting private providers to deliver subsidized care and/or corporatizing their public facilities in order to improve performance, tackle inefficiencies and stimulate much-needed new investment across the delivery systems. As most soon discover, this requires a very different set of skills to those traditionally developed among public healthcare officials, and a range of technical and cultural gaps become evident.
Ghana has been an active member of the Person-Centered Integrated Care (PCIC) collaborative of JLN–participating in all meetings, as well as hosting the second meeting in Ghana in March 2018 when the key components of the collaborative’s definition of empanelment were identified.
Together, members of the collaborative authored an Empanelment Summary and an Empanelment Assessment Tool. We in Ghana believe that key lessons in improving this tool was made stronger due to the lessons learnt from the Ghanaian health system, particularly the Community-Based Health Planning and Services (CHPS) component.
Transforming the Health System: How a Virtual PHCPI- JLN Collaborative Helped Advance Efforts to Build Resilient Primary Health Care Systems
Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, policymakers, health system managers, and frontline providers are working tirelessly to slow the spread of illness, effectively treat those who have been diagnosed, and do what they can to protect broader social systems during lockdown.