HIGHLIGHTS

  • Improving quality in healthcare requires a range of skills: measurement and use of data, problem solving, strong leadership, management, coaching, communication and team-building
  • Aceso Global developed a pioneering learning program to support bottom-up quality improvement efforts at the primary care level throughout Central America
  • The program is being piloted in Honduras under the Salud Mesoamérica Initiative

Aceso Global has developed an innovative learning program to support sustainable quality improvement at the primary healthcare level, in partnership with the Salud Mesoamérica Initiative (SMI). The year-long program draws on a range of techniques – including experiential learning and on-the job coaching – to achieve behavior change and build capacity in the hard and soft skills of quality improvement. Aceso Global is now piloting the program in Honduras; it will then be refined and implemented across Central America. This program represents a novel, bottom-up approach to quality improvement that has broad applicability to health systems globally. 

The Salud Mesoamérica Initiative (SMI), a pioneering public-private partnership implemented by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), targets stubborn maternal and child health inequalities in the poorest parts of Central America through a rigorous results-based financing mechanism. 

Support from: Inter-American Development Bank

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