From research to policy CNHDRC strategies


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This presentation was given by Zhenzhong ZHANG and Yunping WANG of the China National Health Development Research Center at the Global Symposium on Health System Research.

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From research to policy CNHDRC strategies

  1. 1. 1 Zhenzhong ZHANG, Yunping WANG China National Health Development Research Center From Research to Policy: CNHDRC Strategies
  2. 2. 2 Outlines  The need in practice  Objectives and missions of CNHDRC  Strategies employed  Key successes and constraints  Outlook for international communications
  3. 3. The need in practice  Characters underlying the process of China social and economic reform: more involvement of consultation agencies  Ongoing health reform: comprehensive demand for evidence-based consultation  Significant opportunities for CNHDRC 3
  4. 4. Objectives and Missions of CNHDRC  China National Health Development Research Center (CNHDRC) formerly known as CHEI, a national think-tank  Established: 1991  Affiliations: MoH, China  Objectives: provide technical consultancy on health development and reform for policy makers. 4
  5. 5. 5 Information knowledge Missions: transfer
  6. 6. Strategies Employed 1. Organizational structure: MoH orientied & reach to other ministries at central level 6 “Express channel” to departments of MoH “Binding” with other ministries Assumed the policy consultant for central government
  7. 7. 2. Targeting the needs of policy makers  Priorities on their agenda  Prospective + foundamental + applied research  Combine the mid-long research with quick-response research 3. Developing network  China Network for Training and Research on Health Economics and Financing  China Health Development Forum (CHDF)  Scaling-up international partners 7 Strategies Employed
  8. 8. 4. Wide study fields for policy incubating:  Maintaining a sound cooperation with local governement in programmes  Engage policy makers and health managers in learning process  Generalize and synthesis experience from local practice  Upwards + outwards tansmit models 8 Strategies Employed
  9. 9. Key successes and constraints  Successes:  Policy recommendations be included in the health care reform plan;  Policy brief submitted to CPC Central Committee, State Council and get their feedbacks;  Research capacity of local officials strengthened  Constraints/challenges:  Learning by doings in a rapid change period  Research comes after policy  Capacites in doing research and packing it up 9
  10. 10. Reflections  Target the needs of policy makers matters a lot  Take good use of policy “windows” to insert  Engage the policy makers in the learning process  Stand on the shoulders of giants in the networks  Increasing mutual learning with international communities – health development has no boundary 10