Health Systems Strengthening
Health systems are strengthened when changes are implemented at the policy level or at the practice level in one or more functions of the health system in order to improve access, coverage, quality or efficiency.
CSIH’s overall framework for health systems strengthening is driven by the values of equity and accountability, supported by the two pillars of a social determinants framework and a “health in all policies” approach.
In applying this approach, CSIH works with partners in government, civil society, community, and academia to build and sustain the necessary leadership and long-term stewardship required for a sustainable health system.
CSIH has identified and supported several key elements of a health system for which technical assistance will have the greatest impact on improving health outcomes.