The University of Chile organises a course on integrated health services networks with results from Equity-LA II
The School of Public Health of the University of Chile in collaboration with the Chilean Agency for International Development Cooperation (AGCID) has organised a course on planning and coordination of integrated health services networks. The course builds on the experience and results of the Equity-LA II project and is aimed at health system managers from different Latin American countries.
The course "Planning and coordination of integrated health services networks" organised by the School of Public Health of the University of Chile, in collaboration with the Chilean Agency for International Development Cooperation (AGCID), is aimed at health professionals with leadership and management roles within the health system institutions of different Latin American countries. It has a duration of 80 academic hours and is in virtual format.
With the aim of contributing to strengthening management and evaluation capacities of integrated health services networks in the various health systems of the region, the course builds on the experience of the Equity-LA II project, adapting the conceptual frameworks and learning and combining video-recorded classes with synchronous sessions. Twenty-four health professionals from Ecuador, Paraguay, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras are participating.
Coordinated and directed by Dr. Pamela Eguiguren from the School of Public Health of the University of Chile, the course contents deal with the concept and strategy of Integrated Health Services Networks (IHSN), methodology and evaluation tools for coordination and continuity of care between levels of care and evaluation of interventions in IHSN that refer to the Equity-LA II project, concepts and tools for planning with a network approach and participatory strategic planning, participatory action research and health programming.
The main researchers of the Equity-LA II project also participated as lecturers: Dr. María Luisa Vázquez and Ingrid Vargas from the Consortium of Health and Social Care of Catalonia, Dr. Amparo Mogollón from the University of Rosario (Colombia), Fernando Bertolotto from the University of the Republic of Uruguay, Isabella Samico from the Institute of Integral Medicine Prof. Fernando Figueira (Brazil), Julieta López from the University of Veracruz (Mexico) and Delia Amarilla from the National University of Rosario (Argentina). They participated on 16 November in a synchronous lecture presenting the interventions for the improvement of care coordination, introduced in the context of the Equity-LA II project in the different participating Latin American countries.Back