27 Nov Materials from Fourth Global Forum on Human Resources for Health Side Session
On November 13, 2017 HRH2030 hosted the satellite session Work Smarter: Tools for boosting health workforce efficiency at the Fourth Global Forum on Human Resources for Health to highlight several tools and approaches piloted by the program. Presentations and supporting materials from the session can be downloaded using the links below.
Featured Tools and Approaches
Optimizing Provider Performance and Productivity
Assembled by HRH2030, a suite of evidence-based tools enables facility managers and service delivery teams to measure and improve health worker performance and productivity. While initially developed for use by PEPFAR implementing partners to support HIV/AIDS services at health care facilities, the toolkit can be more generally applied across health service delivery areas.
Aligning HRH Competencies with Local Health Needs
HRH2030 has simplified an existing task analysis approach to create a “rapid” task analysis method. By applying this method, health system decision-makers can identify a core set of specific HIV, family planning, reproductive, and/or maternal and child health tasks that health workers must perform on a routine basis to match local health needs and align education, human resources management, and other strategies to address competency gaps.
Increasing Use of Facility-level Data to Address HRH Barriers to Service Delivery
Developed by PEPFAR’s Interagency HRH Technical Working Group, the PEPFAR Rapid Site-Level Workforce Assessment Tool provides a quick snapshot of the adequacy of facility-level health workers in terms of numbers, skill mix, and performance to deliver HIV services. The tool can be modified to similarly assess and address HRH gaps affecting delivery of other health services.
Making the Case for Strategic HRH Investments
HRH2030 has developed a mixed-method analytical approach to enable countries to estimate their projected HRH needs and costs for national HIV programs and build the investment case based on differentiated models of care. This approach illustrates how countries can use fiscal, socio-demographic, epidemiological, and other health data to make more strategic investments in support of an efficient health workforce.
Country: Global, Madagascar, Malawi, Uganda, Zambia
Resource Type: Presentations
Topic: Performance and productivity