Many tools and resources focused on population health management strategies 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 community engagement, local priority setting, proactive population outreach, and empanelment.
This paper summarizes different conceptual frameworks for understanding the social determinants of health and synthesizes these into a single conceptual framework that aims to highlight the difference between levels of causation, distinguishing between the mechanisms in which social hierarchies are created, and the conditions of daily life which then result. It concludes with policy directions for action and analysis of these policy approaches.
The Final Report of the Commission on Social Determinants of Health sets out key areas – of daily living conditions and of the underlying structural drivers that influence them – in which action is needed. It provides analysis of social determinants of health and concrete examples of types of action that have proven effective in improving health and health equity in countries at all levels of socioeconomic development."
This toolkit is a how-to-guide for community case management policy and strategy, assessment, program design and planning. It is intended to aid health managers at the national and regional levels in designing and implementing community case management and integrated community case management of childhood illnesses. It includes tools for planning and design, toolks for monitoring and evaluation, and operational tools.
This webpage gives background and context to the ideas and concepts of community engagement and empowerment rooted in the WHO framework on integrated people-centered health services. It unpacks various community engagement processes and approaches, with links to relevant resources.
Technical experts from the WHO organized a workshop with the aim to develop a comprehensive framework and conceptual model for community engagement. "This workshop report details the process undertaken, the issues discussed and captures the key outputs.It is an essential go-to document that begins to articulate a broader, inclusive approach to enhance the health security of populations while aiding the recovery and resilience of communities and health systems." - grouped with resource below
This document provides guidance for defining empanelment and understanding how to implement empanelement systems in low- and middle-income countries. It is intended for health policy makers, planners and decision makers in ministries of health, and those working at the frontlines of service delivery.
"This Implementation Guide explains the purpose and process of empanelment and provides step-by-step directions for successful implementation."
This guide sets out state of the art recommendations on how best to measure the social determinants of health and the most effective ways of constructing an evidence base which provides the basis for translating evidence into political action. It is designed for practitioners interested in developing and implementing policies and programmes to tackle the social determinants of health inequities.
“The Knowledge Action Portal (KAP) is a flagship online community-driven platform launched by the WHO Global Coordination Mechanism on the Prevention and Control of Noncommunicable Diseases (WHO GCM/NCD). The KAP presents users with an innovative way to enhance global understanding, interaction, and engagement across sectors for the purpose of fulfilling existing - and initiating new - commitments to noncommunicable disease (NCD) prevention and control."
This initiative from the Institute for Healthcare Improvement outlines four portfolios of work that health care organizations can undertake to accelerate progress in improving population health: physical and/or mental health; social and/or spiritual well-being; community health and well-being; and communities of solutions. It includes a suite of tools, resources, and case studies that serve to support the practical and actionable implementation of this work.
This document was producted as a part of the WHO's technical series on PHC. It offers actionable information on strengthening the role of PHC in health emergencies, supplemented by country examples of effective emergency response and opportunities for action. The sections related to people centered-care and community engagement are especially relevant to Population Health Management.
This document outlines various service delivery challenges to the development and implementation of high-performing community health worker programs and the ways in which environments have shaped implementers responses to these challenges. It provides key insights into design principles for high-performing CHW programs, accompanied by targeted recommendations and next steps.
This article presents a conceptual framework for local prioriity setting, underpinned by 13 interconnected factors spanning economic, political, policy, empidemiological, moral, evidentiary, and evaluative domains. The framework extends current knowledge about the considerations and trade-offs involved in setting priorities and provides a heuristic tool for healthcare decision-makers in rural areas.
This article elaborates various criteria and approaches to priority setting for universal health coverage. It briefly covers the practical steps for priority setting that decision makers can apply to advance priority setting for UHC in their context as well as practical challenges and limitations to consider as a part of the priority setting process.
The draft framework presents a series of priorities and guiding principles to promote the health of refugees and migrants. The framework is intended to be a resource for Member States in meeting the complex health needs of refugees and migrants.
This tool was designed to assist countries with the planning and implementation of health interventions identified during the priority setting process. It is intended to achieve two major objectives: 1) assessing disease burden and UHC needs at the facility and catchment area level (and other subnational levels) and 2) comparing these projections to current service delivery needs to determine estimates of the health system inputs needed.
This article presents a model for applying of geographic information systems to community- and patient-level data to rapidly identiy areas most in need of increased access to primary care services. "This model can be used to plan health services delivery as well as to target and evaluate interventions designed to improve health care access."
"This report discusses current migration trends in the Region, key regional policy frameworks and legal instruments, and health challenges faced by migrants and their host communities, emphasizing the special challenges faced by refugees, irregular and regular migrants who, because of their situation, are in conditions of high vulnerability, while examining health determinants, conditions of migration, and health issues associated with migration." It is itended to contribute to the development of a draft global action plan and provide Member States and partners in the Region with informationt on past and ongoing public health interventions and practices to address refugee and migrant health, as well as a a path forward.
Exemplars in Global Health aims to help public health decision-makers around the world identify and analyze countries that have made extraordinary progress in important health outcomes and disseminate the key takeaways. The lessons and topics contained in this growing list of Exemplar narratives will be a resource to leaders committed to improving health and achieving success in their countries, including via Community Health Workers. Users can learn more about Community Health Workers and Community Health Worker exemplars on the Exemplars in Global Health webpage.
Exemplars in Global Health aims to help public health decision-makers around the world identify and analyze countries that have made extraordinary progress in important health outcomes and disseminate the key takeaways. The lessons and topics contained in this growing list of Exemplar narratives will be a resource to leaders committed to improving health and achieving success in their countries, including via Vaccine Delivery. Users can learn more about Vaccine Delivery on the Exemplars in Global Health webpage.