As investments and interventions evolve to truly reflect people’s self-defined desires, Anne Lafond and Biruk Tammru expect to build trust in the health system and lasting changes in demand for services, products, and new behaviors.
As the human-centered design (HCD) field develops, it is critical that we also include measurement in the conversation. Pinning down the influence of HCD through measurement can help us to better understand the link between HCD and program impact. With such insight, we can inform and improve the practice, while unpacking how design can enhance public health work.
The theme of the Third Global Health Systems Research Symposium was the science and practice of people-centered health systems. But what do we mean when we say “people-centered”? What seems straightforward can actually be quite complex.
Last week the Cape Town International Convention Center was filled with almost 2,000 participants from 125 countries talking about health systems. The Symposium theme was the Science and Practice of People-Centered Health Systems, and the dialogue was bigger and broader than the somewhat academic vision that the “Third Global Health Systems Research Symposium” might evoke. … Continue reading “Themes from #HSR2014: On networks, information sharing, and promoting action”
Anne LaFond, Director of the JSI Center for Health Information, Monitoring, and Evaluation (CHIME), explores the link between research and implementation from the 2014 Health Systems Research Symposium in Cape Town, South Africa.