Communities of Practice
The Center for Health Market Innovations collaborates with existing affiliated Communities of Practice and incubates new ones. These communities allow practitioners who are implementing similar models to share information and learn from each other. Through knowledge sharing, the community helps its members find solutions to common problems and challenges. Affiliated Communities of Practice include:
The Joint Learning Network (JLN) for Universal Health Coverage works to accelerate the progress and improve the success of National Health Insurance programs. The JLN is a platform for policymakers and practitioners in participating countries to learn from the experiences of their peers. The JLN is coordinated by the Results for Development Institute (R4D) in partnership with a number of global and national partners.
SF4Health is an online community of practice where social franchising stakeholders from around the world exchange information and innovations. Social franchises use commercial franchising methods to achieve social rather than financial goals. Building upon existing resources in poor communities, social franchises network together private health providers to add new, higher quality services in exchange for training and support. The goals of social franchising are to improve quality, increase access to care, expand the affordability of services and to rapidly increase the number of delivery points for important public health services. SF4health is managed by the UCSF Global Health Group.
In 2009 the Population Council, with funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, began a project to document, evaluate, and share findings on voucher programs. Over the course of the project, findings from this work will be shared on the project website's blog, CHMI website, as well as disseminated in peer review journals, news releases, conference proceedings and workshop sessions. View programs entered to the CHMI database by RHVouchers.org here.
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