Accelerator Contributes to USAID HSS Spotlight Brief Series

The Health Systems Strengthening Practice Spotlight series is an initiative of USAID’s Office of Health Systems. HSS Practice Spotlight briefs contribute to the global knowledge base in health system strengthening and support implementation of both USAID’s Vision for Health System Strengthening 2030 and the accompanying Health System Strengthening Learning Agenda. By documenting approaches that work, Practice Spotlight briefs can inform strategic planning, program design, and implementation in the HSS space. 

Accelerator technical lead Susan Pietrzyk’s brief synthesizes the growing body of evidence on social accountability’s role in increasing accessibility to better-quality health care services. This brief highlights the recent shifts in health system practice toward more explicitly incorporating an SBC lens in social accountability activities that aim to improve overall health system performance and address inequities. It uses case studies and lessons learned to highlight how SBC approaches can be more explicitly integrated into this aspect of HSS programming.

To read the full brief, click here