Opening Session Opening Remarks: Dr. Gina Watson, PWR Introduction of Participants and Expectations Objectives of the Workshop
The Health Agenda
Chronic Non-Communicable Diseases in the English-Speaking Caribbean: An Update (Branka Legetic)
Public Policy Perspectives The policy capacity of governments. Explanatory models: technical and political rationalities..
The Analysis of Public Problems Overview of policy analysis: features, phases, contents. Health policy example.
Group Sessions: To be determined.1
(*) Aday, L. A et al. (2005) Evaluating the Healthcare System. Effectiveness. Efficiency and Equity. Ann Arbor, MI: Health Administration Press. Third edition. Pp. 1-56. (Introduction to Health Services Research and Policy Analysis) (Handout)
PAHO. Regional Strategy and Plan of Action on an Integrated Approach to the Prevention and Control of Chronic Diseases. (2006) Pan American Health Organization, Washington DC. August 31, 2006. http://www.paho.org/english/gov/cd/CD47-17rv-e.pdf
(*) Polidano, C. Measuring Public Sector Capacity. (2002) World Development 28 (5): 805-822.(Earlier version available from Institute for Development Policy and Management. University of Manchester. http://www.sed.manchester.ac.uk/idpm/research/publications/archive/ppm/ppm wp12.htm
Depending on the number of participants, groups will be organized to discuss selected cross cutting issues of critical interest and based on country experiences (e.g. general issues of policy design related to chronic non-communicable diseases, specific challenges faced by the unit/sector where they work or by the position they occupy, etc.). The issues will be drawn from those mentioned by the participants during the introduction, and according to their ubiquituous nature.