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The Joint Learning Network for Universal Health Coverage (JLN) makes a variety of resources available to practitioners and policymakers that are making reforms to achieve universal health coverage (UHC). 

    • Connecting Health Information Systems for Better Health

      Connecting Health Information Systems for Better Health: leveraging interoperability standards to link patient, provider, payor, and policymaker data is an eBook that was developed by PATH for the JLN Information Technology Initiative, is a reference guide for countries wanting to link...
    • Social determinants of health, universal health coverage, and sustainable development

      Many intrinsically related determinants of health and disease exist, including social and economic status, education, employment, housing, and physical and environmental exposures. These factors interact to cumulatively affect health and disease burden of individuals and populations, and...
    • Costing of Health Services for Provider Payment: A Practical Manual

      The Costing Manual developed by the Costing Collaborative members is the first costing-specific resource that bridges costing theory — what you should do — with practical, step by step guidance on what you can do to address multiple challenges related to...
    • Equity-Oriented Monitoring in the Context of Universal Health Coverage

      Monitoring inequalities in health is fundamental to the equitable and progressive realization of universal health coverage (UHC). A successful approach to global inequality monitoring must be intuitive enough for widespread adoption, yet maintain technical credibility. This article...
    • Equity-Oriented Monitoring in the Context of Universal Health Coverage

      Monitoring inequalities in health is fundamental to the equitable and progressive realization of universal health coverage (UHC). A successful approach to global inequality monitoring must be intuitive enough for widespread adoption, yet maintain technical credibility. This article...
    • Guidance on Conducting a Situation Analysis of Health Financing for Universal Health Coverage

      Developing a national health financing strategy should begin with a thorough analysis of the country’s existing health financing arrangements. Such an analysis aims to provide detailed insights into where the existing system is performing well or poorly, a diagnosis of the reasons...
    • Rapid extension of health protection

      This Policy Brief summarizes the limited coverage of health protection today and suggests three steps to rapidly extend health protection and achieve universal  health coverage that is sustainable and allows for returns in terms of socio-economic development and inclusive growth....
    • Community Health Workers to Ensure Appropriate use of Health Prevention and Promotion Services

      For 4 decades, Village Health Volunteers (VHVs) in Thailand have played a vital role supporting their communities’ curative care, primary care and preventive and promotive programs.
    • Quality Framework for Payers

       A framework for payers to drive improvement in National Health Care Quality. 
    • Promoting Interoperability of Health Insurance Information Systems through a Health Data Dictionary

      This paper aims to aid countries that are consolidating health insurance schemes to achieve universal coverage by providing an overview for national policymakers on the role of the HDD and why establishing one early on is a key step in promoting system interoperability.