Resource Type: Event Summary
Authors: Michael R. Reich and Paola Abril Campos
Published: August 2018
Resource Description: The Health Finance and Governance (HFG) project, in partnership with the World Bank, organized a Workshop on the Flagship Learning Program for the Next Decade in Washington, DC on July 9-10, 2018. The purpose of the workshop was to reflect on two decades of experience delivering the Flagship Course for health systems strengthening, and to provide recommendations on updating the Flagship Learning Program. Over the two days, 33 attendees representing stakeholders who had organized, taught at, and financed courses engaged in discussions about:
- The strengths and areas for improvement of Flagship Courses
- Proposed revisions to the learning program
- Ideas for the program’s continued sustainability
The four-page brief summarizes the key messages from this workshop.
After the workshop, HFG supported seven experts to build on recommendations for revising content of the Flagship Learning Program. Professor Michael R. Reich led this initiative and provided oversight to authors who prepared materials that can be used to revise the Flagship Learning Program. The materials included synthesis reports on health system strengthening topics, updated and new course content to be used in future Flagship courses, and a glossary of terms that are used in the Flagship Program.
Due to time constraints for the HFG project, which ended on September 28, 2018, these materials are in various stages of completion: some are ready to be used in upcoming Flagship courses, while others are considered drafts that require additional development prior to wider dissemination and use. Additional information on this initiative and the materials can be found at: https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/michael-reich/flagship-program.