1 From 24 to 29 August 2015 Lugano (Ticino, Switzerland) Swiss School of Public Health+ Università della Svizzera italiana Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute
2 N COURSE TEACHER LIST OF 1 WEEK COURSES, AUGUST Public Mental Health: Evaluations of Programs and Policies 2. Methodology and Practical Application of Economic Evaluation and HTA in Health Care Martin Knapp (Professor of Social Policy, London School of and Professor of Health, King s College London, UK) Emiliano Albanese (Professor of Public Mental Health University of Geneva, and HUG, CH) Urs Brügger (Director of the Winterthur Institute of Health, CH) Mike Drummond (Professor of Health, Centre of Health (CHE), University of York, UK) Marco Barbieri (Consultant, i3innovus, UK) LIST OF 3 DAY COURSES (FIRST PART OF THE WEEK), AUGUST Systems Approaches for Health Systems Performance 4. Leadership via Communication Don de Savigny (Head of the Health Systems Interventions Research Unit, Department of Public Health and Epidemiology, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, CH) François Lagarde (Vice-President, Communications Lucie and André Chagnon Foundation and Adjunct Professor, Department of Health Administration Faculty of Medicine, University of Montreal; CA) N COURSE TEACHER LIST OF 3 DAY COURSES (SECOND PART OF THE WEEK), AUGUST and Management of One Health Jakob Zinsstag (Professor of Epidemiology, University of Basel and Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Basel, CH) Esther Schelling (Department of Public Health and Epidemiology; Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Basel (CH) 8. ehealth Martin Raab (Head of Health Technology and Telemedicine Unit, Swiss Centre for International Health, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, CH) Gonçalo Castro (Health Informatics Specialist, Swiss Centre for International Health, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, CH) 9. Health Financing Policies, Health System Performance and Obstacles to Universal Health Coverage 10. Customized Care, yes but how? David B Evans (Director, Health Systems Governance and Financing Department, World Health Organization, Geneva, CH) Fabrizio Tediosi (Research Group Leader, Health Systems Research and Dynamical Modelling Unit, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Basel, CH) Pavlo Kovtoniuk (Senior Lecturer School of Public Health, National University Kiev, UA) Mathias Waelli (EHESP - French School of Public Health, Paris, F) 5. Bridging the Gap between Evidence and Policy Making 6. Non-communicable Disease Control: Public Health and Health Care Approaches Andrew Street (Professor of Health, Director of the Health Policy Team in the Centre for Health and Director of the of Social and Health Care Research Unit/ESHCRU, UK) Kaspar Wyss (Head of the Health Systems Support Unit at the Swiss Centre for International Health, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Basel, Professor of the Faculty of Natural Sciences, University of Basel, CH) Pascal Bovet (Associate Professor, Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Lausanne, CH) 11. National Dementia Plans and Policies - from Design and Implementation to Monitoring and Evaluation Emiliano Albanese (Professor of Public Mental Health University of Geneva, and HUG, CH)
3 ABSTRACTS 1 WEEK COURSES (24-29 AUGUST 2015) 1 Public Mental Health: Evaluations of Programs and Policies Emiliano Albanese, Martin Knapp The fi rst part of the course will identify the main policy issues in the mental health fi eld, and discuss their implications for evaluation. The course will then set out the aims of and broad approaches to the evaluation of mental health programs, focusing specifi - cally on economic approaches to evaluation and mental health policy and practice. Areas to be covered in the second part of the course include research methods in mental health and psychiatric epidemiology, fundamentals in public mental health (concepts; impact and interventions), the design of mental health policy, plans and programs as well as the organization of mental health systems. 2 Methodology and Practical Application of Economic Evaluation and HTA in Health Care Urs Brügger, Mike Drummond, Marco Barbieri First part The course is designed as a comprehensive introduction to the concepts, methods, and application of health technology assessment. Specifi c topics covered include: 1) Concepts: What is HTA? The multidisciplinary nature of HTA. HTA as a tool for decision making in health care. 2) Methods: An overview over HTA methods that are used to generate evidence on safety, effectiveness, cost-effectiveness and other domains. How to deal with uncertainty. 3) Application: Using HTA in different contexts and jurisdictions for decision making, institutional settings (processes and structures) The link between policy and HTA. Examples and case studies are used to illustrate the main points Second part The course is designed as an introduction to the concepts, methods, and application of economic evaluation in health care. Specifi c topics that will be covered include: an overview of economic evaluation methods, cost and benefi t estimation, economic evaluation using patient-level data, economic evaluation using decision-analytic modelling, and using economic evaluation in healthcare decision-making. Numerous examples and case studies are used to illustrate the main points and considerable emphasis is placed on learning through group work and exercises. There will be ample opportunity for students to discuss any issues or problems they have already encountered in the fi eld of economic evaluation. The course will be of particular benefi t to those working in the health care sector who have a need to present a case for funding or reimbursement of particular health care treatments or programs. 3 DAY COURSES (24-26 AUGUST 2015) 3 Systems Approaches for Health Systems Performance Don de Savigny In recent years there has been a rapid increase in the use of systems thinking in the health sector. This course provides introductory perspectives on contemporary frameworks for health systems and a primer on why systems thinking matters for both designing and evaluating health system interventions and reforms. It then goes on to provide a review of practical examples of how systems thinking is currently being applied, and what methods can be most useful for health systems practitioners. We will then work through some of the most useful tools in hands on sessions, and then apply what has been learned in practical case studies undertaken by individual and/or group work 4 Leadership via Communication François Lagarde The ability to communicate effectively is a core competency for leaders in the fi elds of health management and public health. Best practices in health communication and social marketing for infl uencing individual and collective decisions will be reviewed and applied to a variety of audiences and objectives: behaviour change, organizational change (internal communication), policy change, and knowledge transfer aimed at modifying professional practices. Topics covered will include basic concepts and principles, audience and context analysis, change strategies, messages, channels and activities, as well as evaluation. Through a series of lectures, readings, case studies and discussions, participants will have several opportunities to apply best practices to their own initiatives. 5 Bridging the Gap between Evidence and Policy Making Andrew Street There are considerable challenges both in promoting evidence-based policy-making and in evaluating the impact of policy initiatives. Participants will consider these challenges from an economics perspective through a series of lectures, group and individual exercises, and round-table discussions. The course is designed to provoke debate and provide insight into: the nature of policy choices in health care, including trade-offs and priorisation; how evidence can inform policy design; the challenges involved in evaluating policy implementation; and the analytical approaches available to meet evaluative challenges. The course will draw on examples of policy evaluations and performance measurement drawn from primary care and hospital care, and of national and international comparisons. 6 Non-communicable Disease Control: Public Health and Health Care Approaches Kaspar Wyss, Pascal Bovet The course addresses public health strategies to curb non-communicable diseases (NCD), and changes needed in the health care system, particularly with regards to those most effective, affordable and scalable ( best buys ) interventions. The respective contributions of the priority multisectoral public health approaches versus the main changes needed within the health care system are identifi ed and discussed. The focus is on discussing, exposing and contrasting the respective contributions of a public health (relying on non-health actors, targeting the healthy population) and a health care system (health care actors, patients) approaches to NCD prevention and control.
4 3 DAY COURSES (27-29 AUGUST 2015) 7 of One Health Jakob Zinsstag, Esther Schelling One health is aiming at the synergy and added value of a closer cooperation of human and animal health. Human and animal health systems are most often separated and don t communicate well. However many contemporary health problems are highly interlinked and require crosssector assessments, economics and management to be solved. This three day course provides the theoretic foundations of One health and introduces into cross-sector human and animal health assessments. Practical examples lead towards integrated health management and show the potential of One health for the management of emerging disease, antimicrobial resistance and non-communicable diseases. 8 ehealth Martin Raab, Gonçalo Castro ehealth (the application of information and communication technology to health) plays an increasingly decisive role in health systems around the world. Not only in industrialised countries, but also in lower income countries solutions are implemented to improve access and quality of health, to enhance healthcare processes, to achieve better quality of care and improve patient outcomes.. This ranges from mobile phone applications to medical records systems to elearning modalities to managment information systems, just to name a few. Despite the huge potential for improvements, many implications of ehealth interventions (from the clinical, legal, technological or social points of view) often contribute to making initiatives in this domain complex and a challenging endeavors. On the other hand, health systems are increasingly dependent on ehealth, despite the widely acknowledged gaps in the evidence-base behind it. That is why it is crucial nowadays that decision-makers in the health domain have a comprehensive understanding of ehealth what it is, what are its implications, benefi ts or barriers, what are the best practices, how can it be evaluated so that interventions can make the best use of such technologies to improve the health status of populations. 9 Health Financing Policies, Health System Performance and Obstacles to Universal Health Coverage David B Evans, Fabrizio Tediosi, Pavlo Kovtoniuk The course provides students with an overview of the patterns and key issues of health systems financing policies, with an emphasis on critical assessment of current and future policy options and issues. The course analyses methods and tools to assess health financing policies and it reviews effective policy instruments to improve health system performance through better health financing policy. It is structured around the following topics: Objectives of health fi nancing system; Raising revenues thinking outside the box; Pooling revenues insurance, taxes and the costs of fragmentation; Purchasing getting more health for the money including questions of benefi ts packages; Health system development that complements health fi nancing reforms; Coordinating reform aligning policy instruments with policy objectives. The course offers examples and practical experiences from low, middle, and high income countries. The key principles and challenges of attaining and maintaining universal coverage, as well as the tools analysed, are relevant to low, middle and high income countries. 10 Customized Care, yes but how? Mathias Waelli In a context of growing concern for patient safety, service quality and effi ciency, this three days seminar aims at better understanding some important issues concerning the implementation of a more personalized service in healthcare. After a general presentation of the customization process in healthcare organizations, we will identify and discuss key factors for its implementation in terms of HRM policies: Development of new skills (retooling existing workforce and creating new occupations). Re-thinking work organization in order to support activity (governance, tools and protocols). Accompany the changes (specifi c role of clinical leaders) 11 National Dementia Plans and Policies - from Design and Implementation to Monitoring and Evaluation Emiliano Albanese Dementia is a neurodegenerative, non-curable condition with a signifi cant impact on patients, their families and society at large. The exorbitant and increasing costs, the absence of a cure, and the expected global epidemic of new cases due to population aging make dementia a global health priority. The need for action is impellent, and a broad public health approach has been called for to improve the care and quality of life of patients, their families and caregivers. However, the few national dementia policies or plans, which are still at early stages of development and implementation, face signifi cant challenges. This Course will cover the key aspects of design, development, implementation and evaluation of a dementia plan using lectures, readings and case studies. Participants will be guided through a participative appraisal of the existing national dementia plans, and a critical analysis of the challenges and issues encountered at distinct stages, in order to acquire practical skills to be applied in their contexts.
5 PLENARY SESSIONS 2015 From 24 to 29 August 2015 DATE TIME Corporate Social Responsibility in National and Global Healthcare Gender and Health Inequity Innovation in Payment System Chair: Axel Hoffmann (Head of Teaching and Training Unit, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, CH) Discussants: Anna Erat (Institute for Foundations of Business Administration and Theories of the Firm, University of Zurich, CH) and Marcel Tanner (Director, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, CH) Chair: Fabrizio Mazzonna (Summer School Scientifi ca Director and Professor, Università della Svizzera italiana, CH) Discussants: Sonia Bhalotra (Department of & Institute of Social and Economic Research University of Essex, UK) and Elisabeth Zemp (Unit leader Society, Gender and Health, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, CH) PLENARY SESSIONS 2015 From 24 to 29 August 2015 DATE TIME Relevance of Global Policy for Local Action - the Example of Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights Chronic Care Management Chair: Nino Künzli (Director of the Swiss School of Public Health+, Deputy Director Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, CH) Discussants: Susanne Amsler (Programme Offi cer Health Advisor Regional Cooperation - East and Southern Africa, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, HQ, CH) and a representative from IPPF (International Planned Parenthood Federation, UK) Chair: Emiliano Albanese (Professor of Public Mental Health University of Geneva, and HUG, CH) Sabine De Geest (Institute of Nursing Science, University of Basel), Mathias Waelly (EHESP - French School of Public Health, Paris, F) Chair: Luca Crivelli (Director of the Department of Business, Health and Social Care at SUPSI, Deputy Director of the Swiss School of Public Health+, CH) Discussants: Representative from OECD (Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, Paris) and Andrew Street (Centre for Health, University of York, UK) The plenary sessions are free of charge and open to the general public. For updates on this program please visit the Summer School website.
6 ORGANISERS The courses are organised by the Foundation Swiss School of Public Healthplus (SSPH+), the Institute of (IdEP) of the University of Lugano, and the Swiss Tropical and Public Health institute. VENUE The courses take place at the University of Lugano, Switzerland. PARTICIPANTS Courses are intended for professionals and managers of health administrations, hospitals and other services and facilities within the health sector, policy-makers and any student registered with one of the continuous education programs coordinated and supported by the SSPH+. ECTS AND CERTIFICATES Each 1 week course is assigned a credit value of 2 ECTS; each 3-day course is assigned a credit value of 1 ECTS. Those who participate actively and pass the final assessment are awarded a certificate of success. Plenary sessions are compulsory to obtain ECTS. The Summer School s ECTS have so far been recognised by the following SSPH+ programs: MAS Arbeit + Gesundheit / Santé au Travail (ETH Zurich, Universities of Lausanne and Zurich) MAS en santé publique (University of Geneva) MAS en économie sciences et organization de la santé (Mas-Santé, University of Lausanne) Master of Public Health (Universities of Basel, Bern and Zurich) MAS in Versicherungsmedizin (University of Basel) Net-MEGS, MAS in economia e gestione sanitaria e sociosanitaria (University of Lugano) MAS en droit de la santé (University of Neuchâtel) Master of Business Administration in International Health Management (Swiss TPH) Master in International Health (Swiss TPH) A certificate of attendance will be issued to any registered student who has regularly attended lectures and seminars. The courses of the Summer School are acknowledged by the Swiss Medical Society of Public Health (Schweizerische Gesellschaft der Fachärztinnen und Fachärzte für Prävention und Gesundheitswesen) and are awarded 7 credits per day, up to a maximum of 25 credits for a full week curriculum.
7 COURSE STRUCTURE 1-week courses will be held from Monday to Saturday (6 days). Short courses of 3 days will take place either from Monday to Wednesday or from Thursday to Saturday. Keynote speeches and panel sessions on actual public health issues will be offered on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday Thursday and Friday morning. COURSE LANGUAGE Courses are held in English. INFORMATION AND CONTACT For further information and full description of each course please visit or contact REGISTRATION Registration is online at from March 1st, Closing date for registration: 15 July COURSE FEE (including tuition, all teaching material and lunch, excluding travel, dinner and accommodation) 1-week courses (6 days): Regular participants CHF Students enrolled in SSPH+ programs CHF COURSE VENUE Università della Svizzera Italiana Via G. Buffi 13 CH-6904 Lugano (Switzerland) ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE Istituto IdEP Università della Svizzera italiana Via G. Buffi 13 CH-6900 Lugano (Switzerland) Short courses (3 days): Regular participants 800 CHF Students enrolled in SSPH+ programs 650 CHF Participants who choose to register for two short courses will benefit from a discount of 100 CHF. For PhD students only there is a possibility to apply for a scholarship. For more information please contact Università della Svizzera italiana Facoltà di scienze economiche website: Center for Economic and Political Research on Aging CEPRA Phone Fax website: website: