Health Policy Project

The Health Policy Project has ended, but work continues under a new USAID five-year project, Health Policy Plus (HP+).

Our Work

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Our Work

The Health Policy Project (HPP) contributes to improved health outcomes through strengthening the efficiency, effectiveness, and equity of health systems. HPP focuses on the policy aspects of family planning and reproductive health, HIV, and maternal health. We also assist countries to improve health outcomes by addressing barriers due to gender inequalities, socioeconomic status, stigma and discrimination, operational issues, and other factors that prevent people from seeking the health services they need. Throughout our work, we are committed to encouraging in-country capacity for policy, advocacy, governance, and finance.

Policy

Policy plays a crucial role in scaling up and sustaining health interventions. HPP supports policy change that fosters sustainable and equitable health services. We help developing countries address gender-based violence, stigma and discrimination, health inequities related to poverty, and other conditions that contribute to poor health outcomes or prevent people from seeking or accessing the health services they need. Read more about HPP's work on policy here.

Advocacy

We work to strengthen civil society organizations to play an active and effective role in advancing public health, and build the capacity of women parliamentarians to advocate effectively for health. Our work builds stronger communities that are able to advocate for lasting improvements in health, nutrition, and education. Read more about HPP's work on advocacy here.

Governance

HPP promotes accountability and transparent governance. We work to strengthen the capacity of national and local governments, civil society groups, the private sector, and other institutions to strengthen health stakeholder engagement, foster stewardship, track the progress of health policy, financing, and related programs, and increase government accountability for policy and funding commitments. Read more about HPP's work on governance here.

Finance

We improve the efficiency and effectiveness of healthcare by costing interventions, strengthening healthcare finance systems, and helping countries determine which programs will have the greatest impact. Read more about HPP's work on finance here.

Capacity building

Our work strengthens national and local capacity to address the most urgent health needs in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, and the Middle East—with a focus on reproductive health, maternal health, and HIV. Read more about HPP's work on capacity building here.

Read about HPP's family planning and reproductive health programs

Read about HPP's HIV programs

Read about HPP's gender programs

Read about HPP's maternal health programs

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The Health Policy Project is a five-year cooperative agreement funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development under Agreement No. AID-OAA-A-10-00067, beginning September 30, 2010. The project's HIV-related activities are supported by the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). It is implemented by Futures Group, in collaboration with Plan International USA, Avenir Health (previously Futures Institute), Partners in Population and Development, Africa Regional Office (PPD ARO), Population Reference Bureau (PRB), RTI International, and White Ribbon Alliance for Safe Motherhood (WRA). The information provided on this Web site is not official U.S. Government information and does not represent the views or positions of the U.S. Agency for International Development or the U.S. Government.

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