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