Strategic Plan 2016-2020: Investing in knowledge for resilient health systems

31 March 2016 | The new Strategic Plan was developed by members of the Alliance Board, the Scientific and Technical Advisory Committee and Secretariat, with input from stakeholders worldwide. The plan details the Alliance’s ambitions for the next years, with objectives that build on serious analysis of its achievements to date and of where it can hope to make a difference in regard to the needs of today’s world.

2015 Annual Report: Influencing Policy

31 March 2016 | The 2015 Annual Report uses detailed examples of the Alliance’s work to provide an overview of approaches and accomplishments over the past year, including references to guidelines and methods developed.

New Alliance Board chair takes over

A warm welcome to Professor David Peters, new Alliance Board chair

4 February 2016 | The Alliance is pleased to announce that Professor David Peters, chair of the Department of International Health at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, has taken over from John-Arne Røttingen as the new chair of its Board.

New Health Policy and Systems Research Training Database

6 January 2016 | The Health Systems Global Thematic Working Group on Teaching and Learning Health Policy and Systems Research has launched an interactive HPSR training database. The database features course information including instructional language, location, and education levels for each training plus syllabi, competencies and learning materials that are all searchable.

Recent news

  • 2 May

    Launch of a new Secretariat at the American University of Beirut for the Global Evidence Synthesis Initiative

    The Global Evidence Synthesis Initiative (GESI) brings together a number of worldwide research organizations that are committed to the development and use of research synthesis to enhance public policy, public service delivery and citizens’ involvement. Following a competitive process, the GESI Consortium selected the Center for Systematic Reviews on Health Policy and Systems Research (SPARK) at the American University of Beirut (Lebanon) to host the General Secretariat for the GESI

  • 5 April

    KEYSTONE India releases new open access teaching & learning resources on HPSR

    The KEYSTONE India initiative has released a set of open access health policy and systems research teaching and learning resources. The resources include 38 videos and 32 slide presentations organized across 13 modules and cover a range of foundational concepts, common approaches used in HPSR, and guidance for preparing a research plan.

  • 1 April

    Learning to See: A film about the KEYSTONE India initative

    Learning to See is a documentary film about KEYSTONE, a collaborative initiative of thirteen Indian institutions from academia, government and civil society, aimed at building national capacity in the field of Health Policy and Systems Research (HPSR). The film is based around the inaugural KEYSTONE short course that took place in Delhi in March 2015.

Fourth Global Symposium on Health Systems Research

What is Health Policy and Systems Research?

Health policy and systems research (HPSR) is an interdisciplinary field that seeks to understand and improve how societies organize themselves in achieving collective health goals, and how different actors interact in the policy and implementation processes to contribute to policy outcomes.

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