PAHO’s Initiative. Good Practices in Public Health: Experiences and Lessons Learned from the Americas

Good Practices (GPs) are defined by the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) as the initiatives, interventions, solutions, methodologies, or procedures, undertaken during the implementation of activities and projects at regional, sub-regional, and local levels, that have yielded results that could be adapted and/or replicated in different contexts and by different countries and territories or organizations.

Learning from Experience, Sharing for Improvement

The compilation of GP will help local authorities, decision-makers, public health professionals, external partners/donors, and communities to raise the visibility of the experiences of the Region and to foster the value added by PAHO’s participation in developing projects. These results might be defined as positive contributions to the impacts and outcomes at regional and global levels.

Also, it will contribute to providing a solution for the Member States and Stakeholders in the Americas, which will allow them to collect, systematize, and share their knowledge, innovations, and lessons learned towards the achievement of international agendas such as SHAA 2030 and SDGs (Fig. 1).

Fig. 1: Initiative’s Goals

Documenting a Good Practice

For the Organization, the following Core Attributes will be used to document a GP:

Additionally, some Calls for Good Practices may include up to four Technical Attributes to document and evaluate a GP. If applicable, these will be listed in the Terms of Reference of the Call.

Evaluation of a Good Practice

The evaluation of a GP will be done in two steps: Basic Screening and Technical Assessment.

Only the GPs that have been evaluated and have met specific criteria will be published on the Portal.

How to submit a proposal

For more details,

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