BMC Special issue: Unlocking community capabilities across health systems across low and middle income countries

Edited by Asha S. George, Kerry Scott, Eric Sarriot et al.
BMC Health Services Research, Volume 16, Supplement 7, 2016

Community members’ intimate knowledge of local needs and adaptive capacities are essential in constructively harnessing global transformations related to epidemiological and demographic transitions, urbanization, migration, technological innovation and climate change. The Future Health Systems research consortium examines how communities can be active participants in the planning, delivery, monitoring, and evaluation of their health systems, by identifying individual and collective capabilities in diverse social, political, and institutional environments to improve people’s health. This supplement builds on prior work undertaken by the consortium and introduces important concepts through a literature review of key community capability domains in health systems research.

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