Project Example

Cocreation in Health Workforce Planning to Shape the Future of the Health Care System in the Philippines

The need for an updated health workforce national plan for the Philippines was prompted by the passage in July 2019 of landmark legislation on universal health coverage (UHC), which guaranteed UHC for all Filipinos and prescribed complementary reforms in the health care system.

This program case study describes a cocreation process to generate and analyze data on health professions as part of strategic planning to inform the development of a national health workforce master plan for the Philippines. By describing both the process and findings, the study seeks to provide relevant lessons for policymakers, program managers, researchers, and other stakeholders who deal with health workforce issues in low- and middle-income countries.

Date of Publication: January 31, 2023