The Health Policy Project has ended, but work continues under a new USAID five-year project, Health Policy Plus (HP+).
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Author(s): Himani Sethi
The strategic health action plan package is a comprehensive guide that covers the fundamentals of health planning at the district level. It was developed in support of the district health action planning process (DHAPs), mandated by the National Rural Health Mission in India, to explictly link budgets with strategic goals in priority health areas, including maternal and child health and family planning.
The package was developed for select districts in the states of Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh. The Health Policy Project developed the package in close collaboration with the state program management units (SPMUs) and officials from the Department of Health and Family Welfare. It provides a systematic review of the steps needed to complete a DHAP. The package includes a manual and accompanying PowerPoint presentations to be used for capacity-buidling workshops at the district level. The materials are designed for trainers who work with planners at the district level to improve the use of evidence in planning.