What Makes for an Effective Commune Health Center?
Resource type: Research Report
Social Science Research Council |
This report, based on the main findings from a large-scale longitudinal study of rural health care in Viet Nam from 2008 to 2016, aims to develop the basic components of effective commune health center (CHC) models for different rural areas in Viet Nam.
CHCs form the grassroots public health care system in rural Viet Nam, where two-thirds of the country’s people live. The centers provide basic preventive care along with initial diagnoses, treatments and referrals to public hospitals.
The report includes:
- A toolkit for assessing CHCs in different contexts identifying best practices
- An analysis of three models for the effective CHC
- Policy recommendations aimed at developing major components of CHC models
These related reports provide more insight on commune health centers in Viet Nam.
- Strengthening Commune Health Centers in Vietnam: Assessing the Impact of the Atlantic Philanthropies 2008-2016
- Working Toward a Healthy Vietnam: Key Policy Messages From the VASS-SSRC Project
- Fact Sheet – Longitudinal Study of Population Health in Three Vietnamese Provinces (PDF)
- Analysis of Self-Reported Health in Commune Health Centers: A Case Study in Thai Nguyen, Khanh Hoa and Vinh Long Provinces (PDF)
Social Science Research Council is an Atlantic grantee. Atlantic commissioned this report.