Kate Hawkins, 11 June 2014
As part of the Centre for Applied Health Research and Delivery consultation REACHOUT, with a little help from some colleagues, has prepared a background paper to help guide discussions on close-to-community health programmes.
The paper aims to identify some key areas where there are opportunities for CTC providers to support health systems in strengthening universal health coverage, and to consider their potential from social determinants of health and gender equity perspectives. The paper covers three themes:
The paper ends with a set of questions that will guide our conversations at the conference. They are a way of helping people identify the major challenges that will need to be addressed over the next 10 to 20 years and to think through future research agendas.
I am sure that they will prompt lots of debate. If you have any insights that you want to share we will be Tweeting from the conference. Join in with the conversation!
You can download the paper from our publications page:
Theobald S., MacPherson E., McCollum R. and Tolhurst R. in collaboration with REACHOUT (2014) Close-to-community health providers post 2015: Realising their role in responsive health systems and addressing gendered social determinants of health, Background Paper: Centre for Applied Health Reseach and Delivery
This project is funded by the European Union.