Health policy refers to the decisions, plans, and actions undertaken by governments, organizations, and stakeholders to address and improve the health and well-being of individuals and populations. It encompasses a wide range of areas, including healthcare delivery systems, financing mechanisms, health workforce planning, public health interventions, and regulatory frameworks. Health policy aims to achieve equitable access to quality healthcare services, promote disease prevention and health promotion, and ensure the efficient and effective use of resources. This abstract provides an overview of the concept of health policy and its importance in shaping the health systems and outcomes of a society.
Health policy plays a crucial role in shaping the healthcare landscape of a nation, impacting the well-being of individuals and the overall functioning of healthcare systems. It encompasses a broad range of decisions, actions, and regulations implemented by governments, organizations, and stakeholders to address health-related challenges, promote equitable access to care, and improve population health outcomes. This abstract provides an overview of the importance of health policy, its key components, and its potential implications for healthcare delivery and public health. It highlights the need for evidencebased approaches, stakeholder collaboration, and the consideration of social determinants of health in the development and implementation of effective health policies.Keywords
Health policy; Healthcare delivery; Financing mechanisms; Health workforce; Public health interventions; Regulatory frameworks; Equitable access; Quality healthcare; Disease prevention; Health promotion; Resource allocation
Published Date: 2023-07-31; Received Date: 0202-07-01