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5-SPICE framework

The 5-SPICE framework is an instrument designed for global health practitioners to guide discussions about community health worker projects. The 5-SPICE framework was developed by clinicians and researchers from Partners In Health, Harvard Medical School, and Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, MA. The framework lays out a model for integrating community health workers into public health systems, learning from the experiences Partners In Health and partner organizations at their project sites in resource-poor settings around the world. 5-SPICE draws upon experiences from Haiti, Rwanda, ...

Centre for History in Public Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

The Centre for History in Public Health is an academic research centre at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, University of London. It specializes in historical research into public health and health services, and advocates the use of history within public health policy making.

Early postnatal hospital discharge

Early postnatal hospital discharge is typically defined as the discharge of the mother and newborn from the hospital within 48 hours of birth. The length of stay in a hospital after childbirth decreased gradually over several decades in the U.S., initially because of consumer desire for a less medical interventions related to childbirth, and later in an effort to reduce costs. A similar gradual shortening of postnatal hospital stays occurred in Canada. Early discharge has also occurred in the U.K. and Australia. There has been controversy over the practice and its relationship with follow- ...

Nigel Edwards (health)

Nigel Edwards is a health policy researcher, appointed Chief Executive at the Nuffield Trust in April 2014. He was formerly an expert advisor with KPMG’s Global Centre of Excellence for Health and Life Sciences, a Senior Fellow at The King’s Fund. He was Policy Director of the NHS Confederation for 11 years. He has commented on government announcements about the English NHS, such as George Osbornes promise to find extra cash for the NHS, and the reconfiguration of cancer services in Staffordshire. In 2014 he is reported as saying that "theres nothing intrinsically bad about private or publ ...

Evaluation & the Health Professions

Evaluation & the Health Professions is a peer-reviewed public health journal that covers all aspects of the evaluation of health care. The founding editors-in-chief were R. Barker Bausell and Carolyn F. Waltz, and the current one is Steve Sussman. The journal was established in 1978 and is published by Sage Publications.

Health 21

Health 21 or Health21 is the name given to the World Health Organization European Region policy framework derived from the "health-for-all policy for the twenty-first century" passed by the World Health Assembly in 1998. The framework was called "Health 21" not only because it dealt with health in the 21st century, but also because it laid out 21 "targets" for improving the health of Europeans.