Welcome to the PHC Digital Hub

To drive greater action and investment on primary health care (PHC), leaders and communities need a clear understanding of what strong primary health care should look like, and how to diagnose strengths and weaknesses in their local context. That is why PHCPI is pleased to introduce a new PHC digital hub: a centralized place to explore, understand and take action on building blocks of strong primary health care, as adapted from the landmark WHO-UNICEF Primary health care measurement framework and indicatorsreleased in early 2022.

Three ways to get started
1. Click on any concept below
to jump straight to a detailed page on what it means, how it is measured, how it can be improved, and how it impacts other aspects of PHC.
2. Hover over any concept below
to see a visual map of relationships to other key concepts (for desktop users only; legend at the bottom of the page)
3. Or navigate concepts via ‘
Explore’ in the top menu, if you prefer to start from the big picture and dive into more detail as you go

More about the Hub
In the process of developing 30+ Vital Signs Profiles, we have seen how crucial it is to not only collect more and better data on primary health care, but also make it easier to understand and act on. In this spirit, we hope this PHC Digital Hub will encourage individuals and organizations to dig into key concepts behind strong primary health care – which have been adapted from the new WHO-UNICEF global framework while leveraging the structure, content, and lessons from other PHCPI tools and resources, such as the Vital Signs Profiles and Improvement Strategies.

Nearly all elements of PHC are interrelated and interdependent. This interactive visual displays a curated selection of upstream and/or complementary elements for each concept, as a guide toward those relationships with a particularly strong base of available evidence and improvement resources.

Upstream elements are those that are required to develop or improve the selected concept. Absence or poor performance of an upstream element is expected to negatively impact the performance of the concept of focus.
Complementary elements are those that could benefit the selected concept if developed or improved, but are not required for improvement.

ⓘ Adapted from: World Health Organization & United Nations Children's Fund (‎UNICEF)‎.(‎2022)‎.Primary health care measurement framework and indicators: monitoring health systems through a primary health care lens. World Health Organization.https://apps.who.int/iris/handle/10665/352205.License: CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 IGO

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