Through programs such as Leadership Saves Lives and EMHI, GHLI develops and evaluates interventions to improve outcomes in and across health care and government systems. This work enables GHLI to lead a framework for understanding what works in scaling up evidence-based health interventions in low-income countries (AIDED).
More recently, GHLI has focused research on integrating social and medical services into a cross-disciplinary system that offers a holistic approach to improve the health and well-being of the population. The failure of health care systems because they do not address social factors such as education, housing and employment required to sustain wellness, is of ongoing concern at GHLI. Social determinants vs. health outcomes has become a greater area of research funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation – including work on links between higher obesity and HIV rates in states that have less spending on social services vs. medical services.
Persistent gaps in the availability of essential medicines have slowed the achievement of global health targets. Despite the supply chain knowledge and expertise that ministries of health might glean from other industries, limited empirical research has examined the process of knowledge transfer from other industries into global public health.
Every 40 seconds someone in the United States suffers a heart attack—also known as an acute myocardial infarction (AMI)–making heart disease the number one killer in America. This study describes specific strategies–of little or no cost to a hospital–that can be used to improve the organizational culture of a hospital with team collaboration being a key factor in a hospital’s success.
This study examines current risk factors for and consequences of substance use in Monrovia, Liberia with important implications for policy-makers and practitioners.
A number of studies have demonstrated the link between management capacity and health systems performance, and the lack of managerial capacity at all levels has been cited as a key constraint in the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals and other global health targets.
Among the four levels of hospice care, continuous home care (CHC) is the most expensive care, and infrequently provided in practice.