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Improved Human Resources for Health Policies and their Effects on the Christian Health Association of Kenya

CapacityPlus conducted an evaluation of Christian Health Association of Kenya (CHAK)  facilities that participated in the nationwide adoption by CHAK and the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops of a comprehensive policy on human resources for health (HRH) (supported by USAID through the Capacity Project and subsequently through CapacityPlus and the bilateral Capacity Kenya project). The evaluation confirmed important changes in CHAK's institutional capacity, HRH culture, and management practices.

Assessment of Preservice Education eLearning Courses Using the QStream Platform

This report assesses two eLearning courses developed by CapacityPlus that are offered through QStream, a learning platform that uses a spaced, repeated question-and-answer format that has been shown to improve the retention of knowledge over time. The Private Sector Participation in Preservice Health Education course provides an overview of factors bearing on the success of private sector involvement in educating health workers. It explores the similarities between public and private institutions; challenges for private schools; and business models in use by private preservice education institutions. It was developed for learners who are engaged in leading private preservice education institutions in low- and middle-income countries. 
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Strengthening the Health Workforce for Improved Services: Results and Lessons Learned from CapacityPlus 2009-2015

The CapacityPlus final report details the project’s achievements in supporting country-led progress in health professional education, human resources management and leadership, use of health workforce data for decision-making, health workforce retention and productivity, professionalizing under-recognized cadres of health workers, monitoring and evaluation, and addressing gender equality in health systems.

Using Health Workforce Data to Improve Access to Services

CapacityPlus expanded use of the open source human resources information systems platform, iHRIS, to enable countries to use data to make decisions to more effectively recruit and deploy health workers for increased access to services and to track health worker qualifications and education pipelines; the iHRIS software is now used in 20 countries to manage almost a million health worker records at a potential cost savings of over $275 million when compared to commercial software.

Building the Knowledge Base: Monitoring and Evaluation and the HRH Effort Index

CapacityPlus improved human resources for health (HRH) measurement and monitoring and evaluation capacity at the country level and developed an HRH Effort Index for national and subnational application to spur policy changes and enable cross-country comparisons.
 

Selected Health Workforce Tools from CapacityPlus

This overview compiles selected tools and resources for the global health workforce from CapacityPlus, and includes brief descriptions and links to online versions. A related overview presents tools and resources that are available in French.

CapacityPlus Overview: End-of-Project Event

An overview presentation on the project's results and lessons learned delivered at the CapacityPlus end-of-project event in Arlington, Virginia, on September 17, 2015.

Strengthening Human Resources Management and Leadership

CapacityPlus expanded the evidence base for the importance of human resources management (HRM) and leadership; a compelling case study is the Dominican Republic, which implemented a comprehensive program of HRM strengthening that demonstrates how such an effort can contribute to long-term policy improvements, cost savings, and increased accessibility and use of HIV/AIDS, family planning, and other key services.