Health Systems AccElerator
To achieve Universal Health Coverage (UHC), we must untangle the complexities that limit people’s pathway to care. This calls for accelerating progress toward more resilient health systems that respond to consumers – their needs, their way.
Through PSI’s Health Systems Accelerator, we’re building on our 50+ years of experience bringing together consumer voices, market actors, and government partners to strengthen health systems and increase the availability of and access to higher quality, more affordable services. That’s what we call Consumer-Powered Healthcare.
"The end goal is simple: we want to make it easier for consumers to access quality and affordable primary healthcare. And we want to do it in a way that allows them to use their voice, control and choice."
— Alex Ergo, Director, Health Systems
to Strengthening the system
Across all levels of the health system, from self-care to community health and facility-based primary healthcare:
We support consumers to more easily navigate the health system.
… so consumers don’t experience financial hardship when seeking them. That includes ensuring public financing arrangements account for the private sector, too.
These insights inform the formulation and adaptation of policies that lead to better integrated and more responsive health services.
stronger health systems
Self-care practices offer health systems a new and critical partner: consumers themselves.
The Self-Care Trailblazer Group (SCTG) is a global coalition dedicated to expanding the safe and effective practice of self-care so that individuals can better manage their own health, health outcomes are improved, and health systems are better equipped to achieve universal health coverage.
A stronger health system
clears the way for consumers
… to access quality care and take ownership of their health and life. And when we invest in a health system that serves consumers, we will get closer to UHC. Will you join the journey?
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