Health Planning

Health Planning and Evaluation Assessment 1 –  A written report for a plan review

Assignment 1 has a word limit of 3300 words and it is worth 50%. For submission date, please refer to the unit outline.

As an international consultant in Health Planning, you have been assignment by the Government of Australia to review the Health Sector Strategic Plan (HSSP) for the year 2011-2016 for the country of Muteu or (Theu). The Government of Australia has agreed to provide technical and financial support for developing a new Health sector Plan for the country of Muteu. Before the Ministry of Health in Muteu can develop the new strategic plan, The Australian Government in collaboration with Government of Muteu would like the current HSSP to be reviewed and evaluated as a basis for the next HSSP.

The first part of your assignment in this role, is to critically analyse the current HSSP (see the document as provided) and identify areas that need to be improved in the next planning process and the final plan document. You are asked to write a report of this plan review which should address the following areas;

Using frameworks for population’s health approach to health planning; strategic planning and health services planning;

  • Using a SWOTT and PEST analysis tools, analyse the planning context and identify three major health system capacity concerns for developing and implementing the next HSSP. Discuss their potential implication on the next HSSP and provide suggestions of how these might be addressed
  • Does the current plan address the core principles of health planning? Justify your position.
  • What should be the three key priority health issues to be addressed in the next plan? Provide evidence and rationale for your recommendations in this regard
  • What should be the main goals and objectives for the next plan based on the three main priority health issues as recommended?
  • Using a decision tree, identify strategies which are most likely to help the Ministry of Health in Theu to reach its goals and objectives for the key priority areas?
  • Present a stakeholder analysis matrix of the key stakeholders that the Ministry of Muteu needs to engage with and involve in the next planning process and discuss why

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