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12 March 2018 - 23 March 2018

Social health protection: Addressing inequities in access to health care

12 March 2018 - 23 March 2018

Social health protection: Addressing inequities in access to health care

Social health protection: Addressing inequities in access to health care

Course Information

12 March 2018 - 23 March 2018

English - French

Turin Centre

Code: A9011089

French English

Deadline: 02 February 2018

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The course will identify inequities in effective access to health care and their main causes, review the importance of universal access to health care in crisis and post-crisis situations, issues related to the feasibility of introducing a social health protection scheme and planning for implementation, designing appropriate contribution levels and benefits, monitoring the provision of services and ensuring the sound governance and financing of the scheme.

Description

Description

The course will identify inequities in effective access to health care and their main causes, review the importance of universal access to health care in crisis and post-crisis situations, issues related to the feasibility of introducing a social health protection scheme and planning for implementation, designing appropriate contribution levels and benefits, monitoring the provision of services and ensuring the sound governance and financing of the scheme.

Target audience

Target audience

The course is designed for executives, managers, planners, financial officers and other professionals responsible for health care and health insurance schemes, both in the government and non-governmental sectors. Representatives of employers' and workers' organizations are particularly welcome. The course primarily addresses the needs of practitioners and policy makers; however, individuals working in research roles within health systems will also benefit from participating in this training activity.

Objectives

Objectives

This course enables participants to: 
• know about main determinants of inequities of social health protection systems
• identify and analyse root causes of inequities in access to health care
• recall main ILO concepts and definitions (coverage, effective access, affordability, quality, fi nancial protection)
• assess (dis-)advantages of various financing mechanisms for social health protection
• evaluate impact and costs of social health insurance and government tax-funded systems
• respond to the specifi c needs of vulnerable groups to progress towards equity in access to health care
• gain an international perspective on global initiatives on access to health care

Content

Content

Analysis of issues related to gaps in access to health care
• Dimensions of effective access
• Gaps in statutory coverage
• Limitations in the scope of benefits
• Gaps in financial protection


Root causes for inequities in access to health care
• Fragmentation of social protection systems, multiplicity of actors
• Incoherence of policies and strategies
• Links to the socio-economic context


Developing and implementing responses to achieve universal access to health care

• Progressing towards universal and equitable access to health services
• Extension of social health protection coverage and its impact on poverty reduction
• Main financing mechanisms, collection of funds and creation of fiscal space
• Coordination of different health fi nancing mechanisms for sustainable schemes
• Administration, cost control and good governance of social health protection schemes
• Developing coverage plans and national health budgets
• Affordability and availability of adequate benefits
• Provision of health care benefits
• National and community-based schemes

The multiple dimensions of inequity in effective access to health care for different population groups will be
highlighted throughout the programme.

 

Format and Methodology

Format and Methodology

• Phase I: Pre-course e-learning on the internet-based learning platform
– During the initial on-line phase all relevant practical and organisational information about the activity is shared with participants on this platform.
A pre-course survey is carried out to assess the specific learning needs and preferences which will be integrated in the face-to-face phase.


• Phase II: Face-to-Face workshop.
– During the course an action-oriented, highly participative approach is used with particular attention to presenting good practises reflecting experiences already gained locally and internationally. Training methods will combine lectures and discussions, case studies, open space discussions and group work.
– A visit to a health insurance scheme in Chambéry, France will allow participants on-site questions and
answers on operational issues.
– All presentations as well as other relevant information and materials are uploaded on the online platform to facilitate that participants can share with their institutions what they have learned.


• Phase III: Post-training on the internet-based learning platform – following the face to face course.

Language requirements

Language requirements

To foster interregional experience-sharing, the course is offered in English and in French, with simultaneous
interpretation. The course materials are provided in both languages.

Contact us

spgt@itcilo.org

Costs

Tuition cost: 2320

Subsistence cost: 1360

Total cost: 3680

Contact us

spgt@itcilo.org

Tuition cost: 2320

Subsistence cost: 1360

Total cost: 3680

 

International Training Centre of the ILO

Viale Maestri del Lavoro, 10
10127 Turin - Italy

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