Health systems strengthening

Health systems strengthening

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International Standards & Practice Guidelines (IS&Gs)

  1. Health systems topics
    Guidelines on health systems
    Systems Thinking for Health Systems Strengthening
    The Alliance for Health Policy & Systems Research
  2. Health systems programs
  3. Making Health Systems Work Series
  4. Health system responsiveness programs
  5. Everybody business: strengthening health systems to improve health outcomes 2007
  6. Health systems recovery toolkit
  7. Management/Leadership topics
    WHO health systems strategy
    Strengthening management capacity

Missions Specific Best Practices Documents

(Demonstrate Compliance with International Standards & Guidelines)

A. Christian Connections for International Health (CCIH)
Resources  See Especially:
Health Systems Strengthening

B. Christian Medical Association of India (CMAI) Publications
Christian Medical Journal of India (CMJI)—Numerous articles, some contain no references to IS&Gs but appear to demonstrate compliance:
Christian Leadership
Good Governance
Quality in Mission Hospitals

C. Christian Journal for Global Health (CJGH)
Systems Thinking in Short-term Health Missions: A Conceptual Introduction and Consideration of Implications for Practice
Public health, systems change, justice and the work of the kingdom
Health systems strengthening through the faith-based sector: Critical analysis of facilitators and inhibitors of nationalization of mission hospitals in India 2020
The Population Health Model: A Timely Approach for Mission Hospitals
Public Health, Systems Change, Justice and the Work of the Kingdom

D. Contact Publication of the World Council of Churches (WCC) and former Christian Medical Commission (CMC). Includes numerous articles demonstrating FBO work in the establishment as well as promotion of IS&Gs.
Human resource challenges in faith-based organizations
Health system strengthening: Focus on church based pharmaceutical human resources
Networking: Linking people for change

A. Global Health: Science & Practice-Dedicated to What Works In Global Health Programs. (Johns Hopkins University & USAID collaboration) Topics  Numerous excellent reports, all open access:
Health Systems
Service Integration

B. The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering & Medicine
Crossing the Quality Chasm: A New Health System for the 21st Century By Institute of Medicine, Committee on Quality of Health Care in America Download Free PDF