Many tools and resources focused on access have been created over the last decade. Below is an interactive resource that provides the most useful documents within the context of our defined scope of geographic access, financial access, and timeliness.
"This master list of health facilities was developed from a variety of government and non-government sources from 50 countries in sub-Saharan Africa. It uses multiple geocoding methods to provide a comprehensive spatial inventory of 98 745 public health facilities."
"AccessMod is a free toolbox that has been developed by WHO in order to assist countries to examine the geographic aspects of their health system using the analytical capacities of Geographic Information Systems. It specifically addresses the first three layers of a well-known framework developed by Tanahashi (1978) to evaluate health service coverage (the specific three layers being: the target population, availability coverage and accessibility coverage)."
This report brings together data on unmet need and financial hardship to assess whether people living in Europe can afford to pay for health care. It then identifies the key features shared by health systems with strong financial protection and low levels of unmet need. It concludes with a summary of actions that policymakers and planners can take to reduce unmet need and financial policy as well as actions to be avoided.
This paper synthesizes the experiences of five countries in covering the non-poor informal sector as a part of an effort to achieve UHC. The case studies focus on the challenges that many countries face in "Closing the Gap" and extending health coverage to non-poor informal sector workers and ther families. The approaches countries have employed can be used to inform targeted efforts to improve coverage for these populations.
This policy brief was developed to inform key issues around developing inclusive health systems in crisis-affected settings. Specifically, it highlights ways in which health systems reinforce the marginalization of certain groups, and then summarizes the effects of crises on inclusiveness and the interventions that can protect and enhance equity for those marginalized.
This implementation guide outlines 'change concepts' or ideas that can be used to stimulate specific, actionable steps that lead to enhanced access within the organizational structure and context. It provides changemakers with case studies on strategies to enhance access to care and additional resources to help guide the implementation of these strategies.
This report assesses the implementation experiences of 24 countries' UHC programs. It aims to guide policymakers in the implementation of various reforms for UHC, including topics related to service coverage, health financing, quality of health care provision, and stakeholder accountability. It concludes with a series of policy options and their implications for the UHC agenda.
This policy brief was developed to inform key issues around achieving UHC in crisis-affected settings. Specifically, it reviews the meaning of UHC and summarizes key lessons for achieving UHC in crisis-affected settings.
This document outlines a series of 16 evidence-based recommendations to support the recruitment, deployment, and retention of workforce in remote and rural areas. It also provides guidance for policymakers on how to choose and implement the most appropriate interventions for their context and how to monitor and evaluate impact over time.
This technical handbook provides detailed guidance on the eight-step Innov8 approach to reviewing national health programs to leave no one behind. Health professionals can use this approach to identify health equities in different country contexts, and to corrrect them by recalibrating health programs and interventions that affect patient access to care. It is adaptable to the varied needs of different countries and programs.
This report describes three promising case studies for facilitating better access to care for immigrants and refugees. Each case study takes an integrated appraoch to addressing access barriers, including: mobile clinics, workplace outreach models for care, and language and cultural brokers. Policymakers and planners can use these lessons to inform targeted interventions for improving access to care for these populations.
The global monitoring report documents global gaps and progress in expanding access to essential health services. Specifically, it highlights the global coverage of health services and financial protection and addresses gender and equity related challenges. It concludes with a series of key messages, metrics, and strategies for leveraging investments in strong PHC to change the trajectory toward UHC.
This article describes innovative public-private partnerships undertaken by developed- and develoing-country governments to improve health care access, quality, and efficiency. It presents three case studies that demonstrate innovative design and outlines benefits and risks and key lessons to guide policymakers in the effective use of the public-private partnership model to improve quality, access, and efficiency outcomes.
This paper was developed to fill the gaps in existing frameworks on the social determinants of health (SDOH), by presenting a framework focused on measuring health equity. The Health Equity Measurement Framework is intended to aid planners and decision makers address these gaps by providing a more comprehensive view of the SDOH, drivers of health service utilization, and intervention areas to be influenced by strategic public policies.
"This report looks at how many people globally lack access to essential health services and how many are pushed into poverty or spending too much of their household budgets on health care expenses." It intends to advance global knowledge about gaps in achieving UHC and how different countries are bridging them, in efforts to identify what needs to be done the world's path toward UHC.