Short Course on Health Policy: Management of Health Policy Implementation

Course Description:

In the Philippines and elsewhere, the situation is that healthcare organizations find themselves awash with policies regulating hospitals and other health facilities as well as payers. There are also
rules and SOPs that are within the organization that are designed to guide behavior within the organization. However, a common challenge is ensuring effective implementation of these
policies. This short course is designed for health care organization managers and budding policy advocates who need to learn how to develop implementable policies and shepherd policy advocacy strategies.

Course Objectives

    At the end of the course, participants should be
    able to:
  1. Understand the complexity as well as the importance of the policy-making process, which has analytical, political and legislative components;
  2. Understand the process of policy development and analysis as it applies to the health management system;
  3. Differentiate appropriate policy and program implementation issues;
  4. Develop beginning skills in systematic policy analysis and advocacy; and
  5. Appreciate the need for health professionals to be involved in systematic in systematic health policy development.