18 août 2013 ~ 0 Commentaire

Near Absence Of Government In Health Reform: Lessons From Nepal

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One specific organization that has focused on health and care in rural areas for more than 20 years is Himalayan Healthcare , a non-profit organization that specializes in creating viable programs in regions where health posts go unstaffed and undersupplied by the local government. Rural Nepal, almost universally, has mostly rudimentary health care services which are inadequate but still go a long way if caring village health providers are available, says Anil Parajuli, Himalayan Healthcares co-founder and Nepal-based Program Coordinator. Like many community health centers in the US, serving both rural and urban communities, the Himalayan Healthcare model is not based on ones ability to pay. Their mission is to treat anyone regardless of his or her gender, sex, caste, profession, or ability to pay. The President of the Himalayan Healthcares Board , Dr. Robert McKersie, believes that the US and Nepal have a lot to learn from one another. He claims that what makes a community center successful in either country is, having input from the local stakeholders from day number one. Before this can happen the providers have to be accepted by, and have legitimacy with, the stakeholders. Dr.
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Audit finds lack of oversight of Mental Health Services Act spending

State Auditor Elaine Howle looked at the last six years, during which almost $7.4 billion from the Mental Health Services Act was directed to counties for mental health programs. The state Department of Mental Health and a state accountability commission « have provided little oversight of counties’ implementation of MHSA programs, » particularly regarding their effectiveness, Howle wrote to Gov. Jerry Brown and the Legislature. Also T.H.E. Clinic She added that reviewers expected to find a process in place to guide and evaluate implementation of the law according to best practices, « but that is not what we found. » The audit was requested by lawmakers after reports by The Times that some counties were using the funds to provide yoga and martial arts classes.
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