Systems Thinking for Capacity in Health

We believe that systems thinking and complexity science can be transformational in global health by increasing local capacity and shared learning, and minimizing unintended consequences.

Global Symposium on Health Systems Research Call for Abstracts Now Open

Organizers of the Global Symposium on Health Systems Research (HSR) are pleased to announce the Second Global Symposium – Inclusion and Innovation Towards Universal Health Coverage. This time researchers, policy-makers, … Continue reading

February 21, 2012 · Leave a comment

Complexity, Complexity, Complexity

This blog post, podcast, and publication by David Peters and others at Future Health Systems provides a very good introduction to health as a complex, adaptive system.

October 14, 2011 · Leave a comment

Conference Call on Systems Sciences and Health Systems Strengthening

I will be moderating a conference call sponsored by the APHA on Systems Sciences and Health Systems Strengthening. on October 18. See here for details.

September 19, 2011 · Leave a comment

Bellagio Conference on Institutional Capacity Building, and Health Systems Strengthening

I will be participating in a Bellagio Conference on “Strengthening Health System Capacities through Institutional Development: Enhancing Collaboration between Donors and Institutions in Low- Income Countries” next August 27-31 at … Continue reading

September 19, 2011 · 2 Comments

Systems Thinking and the Future of Public Health

Two prominent publications highlight the central importance of systems thinking concepts to the future of public health: Health professionals for a new century: transforming education to strengthen health systems in … Continue reading

March 28, 2011 · 1 Comment

Systems Sciences and Health

I am becoming more and more convinced that the health systems strengthening movement could learn much from the so-called “systems sciences.” Below are some resources that I have found helpful. … Continue reading

March 13, 2011 · Leave a comment

Health Systems Strengthening Guiding Principles Published

“Toward a Consensus on Guiding Principles for Health Systems Strengthening” was published in PLoS Medicine. It is open access, available to all. I have reproduced a summary list of the … Continue reading

December 22, 2010 · Leave a comment

Enjoying the live webcast of the Global Sysmposium on Health System Research

Almost like being in Montreux.

November 16, 2010 · Leave a comment

Consensus Statement Highlighted in Lancet

Our consensus statement on guiding principles for health systems strengthening has been highlighted in this recent Lancet comment. We have finalized our list of principles, and are in the process … Continue reading

September 7, 2010 · Leave a comment