VI. Main Activities
China National Health Development Research Center is a research institution, established in 1991 under the leadership of the former Ministry of Health (now NHFPC), and a national think tank providing technical consultancy to health policy makers. Its missions include, but are not limited to: conducting research on China’s health development and reform strategy and taking part in health development and reform programs; conducting research on public health policy and providing health policy makers with policy recommendations; conducting health management research and implementing relevant programs; conducting research and programs on health policy and health technology evaluation; conducting research on health economics and health management theories and methodologies and implementing relevant programs.
Zhao Kun, Researcher, the Division Director of Health Policy Evaluation and Technology Assessment, China National Health Development Research Center， 2014 Chairman of HTAsia Link, the member of policy forum of HTA International. Her major research interests are Health Technology Assessment, program evaluation and policy outcome evaluation.
National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence, UK (NICE); Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, India; University of Witwatersrand, South Africa; Shaanxi Health and Family Planning Commission; Henan Provincial Health Bureau; Chongqing Health and Family Planning Commission; Qingdao Health and Family Planning Commission, Shandong province.
Overall Goal: strengthen the capacity of national and local policymakers to intervene to improve the allocative efficiency of health resource use, and share lessons with non-pilot areas in China and selected LMICs. Specific Goals: a) apply evidence on clinical effectiveness to develop policy proposals and clinical guidelines, and through capacity building in evidence-based policy making and informational and institutional capacity building, promote the translation of evidence and knowledge into policy and practice and improve allocative efficiency in the health sector; b) produce a global public goods toolbox which could be applied in different country settings and share lessons in improving health resource allocative efficiency through strengthening links between China, the UK and selected LMICs.
From Jan. 2014 to Mar. 2016
Development and continual optimization of integrated care pathways; costing of target conditions; IT development; annual regular supervision; annual project meetings at pilot sites; experience exchange in India and South Africa; study tour in China with individuals from nations targeted for dissemination.
Deliverables include the toolbox, containing integrated care pathways, costing methodology, work plans for integrated reform, performance-based incentive mechanism, etc, and periodic program reports, pilot site supervision reports, dissemination workshops, academic papers, etc.