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ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year : 2020  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 73

Integrated framework to improve health policy implementation in the way of Iran 2025 vision: Bridging policy to practice gap in developing countries


1 Department of Health Services Management, School of Health Management and Information Sciences, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
2 Department of Health Services Management, School of Health Management and Information Sciences, Iran University of Medical Sciences; Health Managers Development Institute (HMDI), Ministry of Health and Medical Education, Tehran, Iran
3 Health Managers Development Institute (HMDI); Secretariat of Supreme Council for Health and Food Security, Ministry of Health and Medical Education, Tehran, Iran

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Mehdi Jafari
School of Health Management and Information Sciences, Iran University of Medical Sciences, No. 6, Rashid Yasemi St., Vali-e-asr Ave, Tehran 1995614111
Iran
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/jehp.jehp_444_19

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INTRODUCTION: Health policymaking seems simple; in practice, but, it is very complex. However, this study aimed to provide a framework to bridge the gap between policy and action in order to present an interconnected model for developing countries. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a qualitative study. Using desk search, different models were searched from various scientific databases for formulation of an integrated policy-making framework. In next stage, the identified National upstream documents were analyzed to achieve existing policymaking evidence. Then to determine the validity of the initial model and to gather the views of key experts, two Delphi rounds were used. The tool used in Delphi method was a 9-point Likert questionnaire that was sent to the experts via E-mail. RESULTS: This model, by employing integrated chain of visions and strategic targeting of ultimate aims on the one hand and expected key functions and support functions for generating output (operational goal) on the other, provides an extensive operable insight being influenced by human-Islamic principles and values, social, technological, economic, environmental, and political for strategic as well as operational managers./Policy makers CONCLUSION: This framework consisted of general, strategic, and executive levels. It creates the needed institutional and structural capacity to achieve a comprehensive health approach for all laws and policies to control social factors affecting health, improve health situation, and promote the health of citizens.


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