One of the greatest challenges facing health sector actors is reorienting the sector from a focus on organizations and systems that provide specific curative health care services to a focus on promoting health and well-being across the population. This reorientation is relevant across multiple SDG targets including reducing deaths and morbidity from road traffic injuries and environmental hazards, as well as curbing substance abuse and the harmful use of alcohol. This agenda is however particularly important for addressing the rise of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) that now accounts for about 68% of deaths in low and middle income-countries. Transforming health sectors requires stakeholders to move away from siloed approaches and an emphasis on disease management, and instead to adopt principles and practices of systems thinking, building leadership capacity and developing competencies to manage complex change across diverse constituencies (health and non-health) to prevent illness through a “population health” orientation. Through case studies and hands-on exercises this “deep-dive” session will provide participants with an understanding of opportunities and likely challenges in transforming health sectors towards population health. We will focus on established models, frameworks and tools to reorient health policies and systems so that they go beyond the traditional medical model to better address the social determinants of health and explicitly consider equity issues. Learning Objectives: - Understand opportunities and challenges involved in reorienting health sectors towards population health - Use systems thinking approaches to understand the underlying problems and drivers of the NCD epidemics - Identify the array of strategies needed to address NCDs and, in so doing, position the health sector for transformational change - Identify change barriers and enablers by conducting a change readiness assessment - Design change strategies that can support a major reorientation of the health system towards population health.
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