Health District Management: Priority Setting and Resource Allocation
Basel, 2 - 13 July 2012
Swiss TPH This two-weeks module is a simulation exercise applying the latest tools for assessing population health needs, establishing district intervention priorities, and allocating district health resources in a context of limited funding. In small groups participants take the roles of district health planning team members and will elaborate a full District Health Plan and Budget that responds to population needs, health system realities and resources, and contemporary evidence on effectiveness of interventions. During the learning process, students will apply practical computer-based tools and health information analyses to understand current coverage/access constraints retarding equity-effectiveness of a district health system. In addition they will set evidence-based priorities for intervention strategies, and allocate appropriate shares of resources to address population health need.